(January 1956)

Charlton, 1956 Series
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Volume
1
Price
0.10 USD
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
Bi-Monthly
Publisher's Age Guidelines
Approved by the Comics Code Authority
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Charlton Comics Group
Brand
A Charlton Publication
Editing
Alfred V. Fago (Executive Editor)
Color
Color
Dimensions
Standard Silver Age US
Paper Stock
Glossy Cover; Newsprint Interior
Binding
Saddle-stitched
Publishing Format
Was ongoing

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Bill Molno ?
Inks
Vince Alascia
Colors
?

Genre
war
Reprints

Flight Of Fancy (Table of Contents: 1)

Quigley and Beals / comic story / 14 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Mel Keefer
Inks
Mel Keefer
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor; war
Characters
PFC Patrick Michael Quigley; PFC Marmaduke (The Duke) Beals
Synopsis
Quigley and Beals are assigned to guard a Navy experimental rocket.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Art credits updated to recognize that the Toby original was signed by Mel Keefer. In this reprint Charlton's production staff (probably Dick Giordano) systematically reduced the breast size of Lotta throughout the story, and gave the dream-sequence character Maria a much less revealing outfit.

Homing Pigeon (Table of Contents: 2)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
? (illustration)
Inks
? (illustration)
Colors
? (illustration)
Letters
typeset

Genre
war
Reprints
  • ? Fawcett reprint.

Indexer Notes

first page of story says "continued on inside back cover" but it is on the flip side of that page.

Errand Of Mercy (Table of Contents: 3)

Quigley and Beals / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Mel Keefer
Inks
Mel Keefer
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor; war
Characters
Quigley; Beals
Synopsis
Quigley and Beals are corpsmen duty.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Art credits updated to indicate that in both Toby printings of the story the splash panel is signed by Mel Keefer; the Charlton production staff appears to have eradicated this signature. Two changes were made to this story to appease Comics Code Authority censors: (1) the stretcher that Quigley uses on both pages one and four to knock back the North Koreans is eliminated, leaving him looking like he's doing this all with his bare hands; (2) the beautiful female war correspondent on page two has suffered a significant breast reduction.

The Mysterious Idol (Table of Contents: 4)

comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
war
Characters
Canarsie, Tex
Synopsis
Marines are assigned to guard an idol on an island.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Multiple changes (aside from the name change) made to this story when Charlton reprinted it in order to satisfy Comics Code Authority censors. These include text changes as from "News Flash! Man-eating idol swallows Marines!" to "News Flash! Marines disappear!"; and illustrations removing the bullets that severely wound a Marine on page six.

Editing
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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
  2. 1. Flight Of Fancy
    Quigley and Beals
  3. 2. Homing Pigeon
  4. 3. Errand Of Mercy
    Quigley and Beals
  5. 4. The Mysterious Idol
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Ramon Schenk
  • Nick Caputo
  • Gary L. Watson
  • Steve Newton
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Mike Nielsen
  • James Ludwig
  • Jim Walls
  • Jerry Hillegas
  • Ramon Schenk
  • Keith Smith