(September 1956)

Charlton, 1955 Series
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Volume
1
Price
0.10 USD
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
Bimonthly
Publisher's Age Guidelines
Approved by the Comics Code Authority
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Charlton Comics Group
Brand
Corner Triangle CDC
Editing
Al Fago (executive editor)
Color
Color
Dimensions
Standard Silver Age, later Standard Modern Age U.S.
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
?
Letters
Jon D'Agostino

Pinky's Beachhead (Table of Contents: 1)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Joe Gill ?
Pencils
Bill Molno
Inks
Vince Alascia
Colors
?
Letters
Jon D'Agostino

Job Number
S-900
Genre
war
Synopsis
Story of an unambitious Marine ("Pinky") who is seen as lazy or a loser until all of his squad mates are pinned down or wounded in the invasion of an unspecified island late in the war, at which point he takes over, saves them, and holds the position. After which he is transferred, and all the others who turned out to be less brave than they thought spend their lives wondering what happened to them. In the last panel they decide to publish their story to see if it turns up their old friend.

Indexer Notes

Alascia inks per Nick Caputo. Previous indexer credited Bill Molno.

The middle of the story becomes almost incomprehensible. Between pages three and four the characters go from advancing in line with the rest of their company to being cut off in a position so isolated that Pinky has to run a gauntlet of fire to carry the wounded back to the main lines. Later, an ambiguously written sentence seems to suggest that the protagonists are soldiers, not Marines.

Butterball (Table of Contents: 2)

comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
Joe Gill ?
Pencils
Charles Nicholas
Inks
Rocco "Rocke" Mastroserio
Colors
?
Letters
Jon D'Agostino
Editing
?

Job Number
S-699
Genre
war
Synopsis
"Butterball" is the chubby Mess Sergeant, a veteran of Saipan, who--despite his weight--proves not only able to lead his platoon in combat in Korea, but also to win the beautiful nurse.

Indexer Notes

Nicholas pencils and Mastroserio inks per Nick Caputo. Previous indexers attributed Bill Molno on pencils and Dick Giordano or Sal Trapani on inks. After careful studying of the art Nick is confident that it is Nicholas' figures and poses on pencils and Mastroserio's distinctive inking.

K. P. Ain't So Bad! (Table of Contents: 3)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Joe Gill ?
Pencils
Charles Nicholas
Inks
Sal Trapani
Colors
?
Letters
Jon D'Agostino
Editing
?

Job Number
S-662
Genre
war
Synopsis
PFC Clint Bolden seizes on the chance to get out of KP for a special mission, which turns out to be a desperate attempt to kidnap a Chinese general behind enemy lines in Korea. Even though the mission succeeds (Bolden himself captures General Ho), Bolden is more than happy to return to mess duty.

Indexer Notes

Nicholas pencils per Nick Caputo. Previous indexer credited Bill Molno.

A Sure Thing (Table of Contents: 4)

Tightwad Tad / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?
Editing
?

Genre
humor
Characters
Tightwad Tad
Synopsis
Non-military humor story about a stingy man finding money at the beach
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Tightwad Tad was among the characters and material purchased from Fawcett.

Playground Jungle (Table of Contents: 5)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?
Editing
?

Genre
war

The Neatest Nurse in the Navy (Table of Contents: 6)

Quigley and Beals / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Joe Gill ?
Pencils
Mel Keefer ?
Inks
Mel Keefer ?
Colors
?
Letters
Jon D'Agostino

Job Number
S-281
Genre
war
Characters
Quigley and Beals
Synopsis
Quigley and Beals fight for the affections of two Navy nurses.

Indexer Notes

Quigley and Beals were purchased by Charlton from Toby; they had previously appeared in "Fightin' Leathernecks"

Smile-A-Whiles (Table of Contents: 7)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?
Editing
?

Genre
humor
Synopsis
Generic cartoons, one of which is military related.
Editing
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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
  2. 1. Pinky's Beachhead
  3. 2. Butterball
  4. 3. K. P. Ain't So Bad!
  5. 4. A Sure Thing
    Tightwad Tad
  6. 5. Playground Jungle
  7. 6. The Neatest Nurse in the Navy
    Quigley and Beals
  8. 7. Smile-A-Whiles
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Michael Hoskin
  • Mike Nielsen
  • Steve Newton
  • Nick Caputo
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Gene Reed
  • Mike Nielsen
  • Craig Delich
  • Ramon Schenk
  • Donald Dale Milne