(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


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.
Editing
Related Scans
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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