(May-June 1954)

Charlton, 1952 Series
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Volume:
1
Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
36
Indicia frequency:
quarterly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
Charlton Comics Group
Brand:
A Charlton Publication
Editing:
Alfred Fago; Walter Gibson (assistant) [as Designed by Al Fago Studios]
Color:
full color
Dimensions:
Standard Silver Age U.S
Paper Stock:
glossy cover; newsprint interior
Binding:
saddle-stitched
Publishing Format:
Was ongoing

Issue Notes

Corrected editor. Walter Gibson is not mentioned as assistant editor in indicia. Gene Reed - 12/13/2010


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Steve Ditko (signed)
Inks:
Steve Ditko (signed)
Colors:
?

Genre:
science fiction
Reprints:

Interplanetary Safari! (Table of Contents: 1)

comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Bill Molno [as Joe Shuster] (signed)
Inks:
Dick Giordano (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
Charlotte Jetter ?

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
Ron Adams; Halliday; Carol Halliday; Hugo Parsons; Hendricks
Synopsis:
Ron Adams, Interplanetary "Bring 'Em Back Alive" Explorer, demands a half-million dollars to build a spaceship and go to the planet Xarto. There he hopes to capture a giant, carnivorous plant that is worth a great deal of money. Halliday gives Adams the money on the condition that the financier's daughter, Carol Halliday, be permitted to go along. Hugo Parsons goes with to keep Carol in line. When her independent nature finds her in the clutches of the plant-monster, it's up to Adams to save her.

Indexer Notes

Molno pencils per Martin O'Hearn's blog: http://martinohearn.blogspot.com/2014/10/joe-shusters-charlton-ghost.html

You Are the Jury (Table of Contents: 2)

comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Steve Ditko (signed)
Inks:
Steve Ditko (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
Charlotte Jetter ?

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
Ogu
Synopsis:
Ogu is an alien assigned a guard post in space. He notes a small planet, Earth in actuality, and goes there to investigate. He runs across a circus. The circus performers try to shark him in a poker game, but Ugo beats them at a "sky's the limit" hand and takes the sky with him. Realizing the people needed the oxygen to survive, he attempts to return the sky. He is arrested for abandoning his post and brought to trial before he can do so. He tries to convince his prosecutors to permit him to return the sky.
Reprints:

Moment of Decision (Table of Contents: 3)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Steve Ditko
Inks:
Steve Ditko
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
science fiction
Reprints:

Machines versus Mars (Table of Contents: 4)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
science fiction

Dead Reckoning! (Table of Contents: 5)

comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Steve Ditko (signed)
Inks:
Steve Ditko (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
Charlotte Jetter ?

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
Andor; Kyt
Synopsis:
Airman Andor is a police officer in space. He goes to a disturbance call. An elderly man is angry at his maid for attempting to steal his treasure map. She is a young and attractive blonde woman named Kyt. As Andor is interviewing Kyt, the oldster uses his electric whip on her. Andor shoots and kills him, citing resisting arrest. He kisses Kyt. He quits the force, going to the asteroid Klaxon to find the treasure.
Reprints:

Case of the Sweating Swami (Table of Contents: 6)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Tony Tallarico
Inks:
Tony Tallarico
Colors:
?
Letters:
Jon D'Agostino

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Inspector Moe Ron
Synopsis:
ad for EH!

Legions of Atlantis (Table of Contents: 7)

comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Seymour Moskowitz
Inks:
Seymour Moskowitz
Colors:
?
Letters:
Charlotte Jetter ?

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
Captain Small; Huey; Robert Crane; Lor-Shim; Fen-Ac; Ssil-Il; Shar-La; Valyon
Synopsis:
The Navy submarine R-93 dives. Something goes wrong and it goes too deep. Captain Small, Huey, and Robert Crane are rescued by fishmen from the city of Atlantis. The fishmen are Lor-Shim, Ssil-Il, and Fen-Ac. Shar-La is queen of the domed city of Atlantis. She explains to Robert that the Atlanteans are faced with extinction due to the cooling of the ocean. The crew help the Atlantians with their non-functioning technology by hooking up the nuclear submarine's atomic engines. They get the city running again. Shar-La plans to marry Crane, but Elder Valyon starts a revolt against the pairing.
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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
  2. 1. Interplanetary Safari!
  3. 2. You Are the Jury
  4. 3. Moment of Decision
  5. 4. Machines versus Mars
  6. 5. Dead Reckoning!
  7. 6. Case of the Sweating Swami
  8. 7. Legions of Atlantis
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