(July 1948)

Charlton, 1948 Series
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Volume
1
Price
0.10 USD
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
Bi-Monthly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Charlton Comics, Inc.
Brand
A Charlton Magazine
Editing
Charles J. Levy; Charles Santangelo

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Ken Battefield ?
Inks
Ken Battefield ?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
western-frontier
Characters
Jesse James (vignette); Annie Oakley (vignette); Wild Bill Hickok (vignette)
Reprints

Highwheeling (Table of Contents: 1)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Lee Sherman
Inks
Lee Sherman
Letters
typeset

Genre
non-fiction; historical; western-frontier

Indexer Notes

Inside front cover.
JVJ has Lee Sherman on this, and comparing the artwork with other stories signed by Sherman, confirms it.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 2)

Jesse James [western outlaw] / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Tex Blaisdell (signed as Tex)
Inks
Tex Blaisdell (signed as Tex)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
They're robbin' the bank!!
Genre
western-frontier
Characters
Jesse James
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Signed "TEX" alongside the left boot of the nearest rider. He is not credited to western at Charlton by Jerry Bails' Who's, but the artwork compares well with signed (Tex Blaisdell) work on "Prairie Kate" in St. John's "The Texan" #9. Also credited to Blaisdell by JVJ.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 3)

Annie Oakley / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Joe Orlando
Inks
Joe Orlando
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Hey, Pop! Get some hombres out here!
Genre
western-frontier
Characters
Annie Oakley; Buffalo Bill Cody; Gus Unger (outlaw)
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Orlando is credited on Charlton's Annie Oakley by Jerry Bails' Who's Who, and the artwork here is identical to his signed story in Cowboy Western #18. Also JVJ has Orlando credited as most probable here.

Mistaken Identity (Table of Contents: 4)

Texas Trail / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Lee Sherman
Inks
Lee Sherman
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
western-frontier
Characters
Tex Trail; Pop Nugent; Marshal
Reprints

Indexer Notes

JVJ has Lee Sherman as a most probable, and comparing his art in the signed story in #18, there can be no doubt.
This is the only appearance of the "Texas Trail" feature.

Twain Shall Meet (Table of Contents: 5)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
western-frontier

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 6)

Paul Bunyan [folklore] / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Clint Harmon ?
Inks
Clint Harmon ?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Paul Bunyan? Why, son, Paul was the biggest man what ever lived!
Genre
fantasy-supernatural
Characters
Billy Pilgrim; Paul Bunyan; Babe
Synopsis
How Paul Bunyan and his cow Babe dug the St. Lawrence River.

Indexer Notes

JVJ has Harmon credited with "?" The inking is not exactly identical to the signed story in #19, but near enough to be likely.

Pistol Pete (Table of Contents: 7)

comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Oh, ah'm a lonesome cowboy...
Genre
humor; western-frontier
Characters
Pistol Pete; Miss Hazie Mazie; Rattler Rogan
Synopsis
Pistol Pete won't let some bullet holes keep him from serenading Miss Mazie.

The Action Story of Wild Bill Hickok (Table of Contents: 8)

Wild Bill Hickok / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Bill Allison
Inks
Bill Allison
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
western-frontier
Characters
Wild Bill Hickok
Synopsis
Wild Bill's first fight with the McCandlas brothers.

Indexer Notes

Art identification by Gary L. Watson and Jim Vadeboncoeur (12/2008).

Sheriff John Slaughter (Table of Contents: 9)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Lee Sherman (signed as L. S.)
Inks
Lee Sherman (signed as L. S.)
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
biography; western-frontier

Indexer Notes

There appears to be a signature in the lower right corner, which is hard to read but appears to be "L.B."?
As the art is identical to Lee Sherman's work, the signature most probably is "L.S".

A Tale of the Texas Rangers (Table of Contents: 10)

Texas Rangers in Action / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Bill Fraccio
Inks
Bill Fraccio
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
western-frontier; detective-mystery
Characters
Phantom Bandit; Tom Colt

Indexer Notes

Art ID from JVJ.

Editing
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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
  2. 1. Highwheeling
  3. 2. ["They're robbin' the bank!!"]
    Jesse James [western outlaw]
  4. 3. ["Hey, Pop! Get some hombres out here!"]
    Annie Oakley
  5. 4. Mistaken Identity
    Texas Trail
  6. 5. Twain Shall Meet
  7. 6. ["Paul Bunyan? Why, son, Paul was the biggest man what ever lived!"]
    Paul Bunyan [folklore]
  8. 7. Pistol Pete
  9. 8. The Action Story of Wild Bill Hickok
    Wild Bill Hickok
  10. 9. Sheriff John Slaughter
  11. 10. A Tale of the Texas Rangers
    Texas Rangers in Action
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