(February 1955)

Charlton, 1955 Series
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Volume
1
Price
0.10 USD
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
bimonthly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Charlton Comics Group
Publisher's Brand
A Charlton Publication
Editing
Al Fago

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Blue Beetle / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Dick Giordano ?
Inks
Dick Giordano ?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Blue Beetle [Dan Garret]
Reprints

The Masks of Mystery (Table of Contents: 1)

Blue Beetle / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
E. C. Stoner (credited as Otis)
Inks
E. C. Stoner (credited as Otis)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
The face of the moon produces varied reactions in people.
Genre
superhero
Characters
The Blue Beetle [Dan Garret]; Joan Mason; Mr. Lunar (intro, Villain); Officer Mike Mannigan; Judge Smith; Mrs. True
Reprints
Keywords
Carnival Park

Indexer Notes

Art identification of Louis Ferstadt by Gary Watson, July 2009.

Art was previously credited to Louis Ferstadt, but compare this story with any other signed effort by that artist from the same period (e.g. the Lash Lightning story in Four Favorites #16 (Ace Books)) and it will be clearly seen that this is by Stoner.

The Spider's Parlor (Table of Contents: 2)

Joan Mason / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Art Allen (signed)
Inks
Art Allen (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Joan Mason, star reporter of the Daily Planet, gets an assignment too tough even for her...
Genre
detective-mystery; superhero
Characters
Joan Mason; Officer Mike Mannigan; McPherson (editor); Spider Spaulding (gang leader); Spike; Dennis
Reprints
Keywords
Daily Planet

The Golden Cat (Table of Contents: 3)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Henry Hope (credited)
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
"Center City sure is growing up," Sam Bevins observed.
Genre
detective-mystery
Characters
Sam Bevins; Tim Fogarty; Sime Lovett; Thorne Hollister; Ricco Martini; Adele Fogarty; Frank
Reprints
Keywords
Center City

The Man Who Stole 24 Hours (Table of Contents: 4)

Blue Beetle / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
E. C. Stoner (credited as Otis)
Inks
E. C. Stoner (credited as Otis)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Come with Blue Beetle--in reality, Dan Garret, rookie policeman, on his most unusual adventure...
Genre
superhero
Characters
Blue Beetle [Dan Garret]; Joan Mason; Officer Mike Mannigan; Professor Zezo
Synopsis
Prof. Zezo's time machine steals 24 hours. Everybody ends up a day in the future and can't remember what happened on the day in between.
Reprints
Keywords
time travel

Indexer Notes

Art identification of Louis Ferstadt by Gary Watson, July 2009.

Art was previously credited to Louis Ferstadt, but compare this story with any other signed effort by that artist from the same period (e.g. the Lash Lightning story in Four Favorites #16 (Ace Books)) and it will be clearly seen that this is by Stoner.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 5)

Joy Family / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Hal George (signed)
Inks
Hal George (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
But we simply can't attach an outboard motor to it!
Characters
Cuthbert Joy; Judy Joy
Reprints
Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Blue Beetle
  2. 1. The Masks of Mystery
    Blue Beetle
  3. 2. The Spider's Parlor
    Joan Mason
  4. 3. The Golden Cat
  5. 4. The Man Who Stole 24 Hours
    Blue Beetle
  6. 5. ["But we simply can't attach an outboard motor to it!"]
    Joy Family
This issue was modified by, among others
  • Keith Chandler
  • Gregory Fischer
  • Del Gruber
  • Gene Reed (R.I.P.)
  • Ramon Schenk
  • Jim Van Dore