(April 1963)

Charlton, 1955 Series
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Volume
1
Price
0.12 USD
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
Bi-monthly
Publisher's Age Guidelines
Approved by the Comics Code Authority
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Charlton Comics Group
Brand
Charlton [corner box]
Editing
Pat Masulli (Executive Editor)

Symbol of Decadence (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Luis Dominguez
Inks
Luis Dominguez
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
war

Indexer Notes

Cover is made up of panels from interior story "Symbol of Decadence."

Home-Coming (Table of Contents: 1)

comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
Joe Gill ?
Pencils
Bill Molno
Inks
Bill Molno
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Job Number
A-2356
Genre
war
Characters
Ray Ortiz; Manuel Ortiz; Hermana
Synopsis
After surviving an ambush in Laos, a U. S. Marine of Puerto Rican heritage returns to Manhattan. Only to find that the hometown jungle is worse than the one in Asia when he has to keep his younger brother from being framed by a street gang.
Keywords
Hispanic; Laos; Manhattan; Marines; Puerto Rico; street gangs; taxi driver; veteran

The Day He Joined the Corps (Table of Contents: 2)

comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
Joe Gill ?
Pencils
Charles Nicholas (signed as Nicholas)
Inks
Vince Alascia (signed as Alascia)
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Job Number
A-1834
Genre
war
Characters
Harry Lonigan
Synopsis
Harry Lonigan grew up in a Marine Corps family and joined the corps, but didn't have the Marine spirit. In combat in South Korea, he spent most of his time protecting himself instead of his fellow soldiers. Until one battle when he was hit by a mortar blast and almost killed by Chinese Communist troops, before saving himself with instinctive Marine hand-to-hand combat.
Keywords
boot camp; Chinese Communists; dog tags; grenades; machine gun; Marines; mortar; South Korea

The Invasion of Mara Atoll (Table of Contents: 3)

text story / 1.8 pages (report information)

Script
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
war

Statement of Ownership for September 29, 1962 (Table of Contents: 4)

statement of ownership / 0.2 page (report information)

Script
Pat Masulli (credited as Patrick J. Masulli)
Letters
typeset

Indexer Notes

Statement of Ownership for September 29, 1962. Average paid circulation for the previous 12 months was 135,899.

Last Lesson (Table of Contents: 5)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Joe Gill ?
Pencils
Bill Molno
Inks
Bill Molno
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Job Number
A-2529
Genre
war
Characters
Corporal Leo Flowers; Pfc. Joey Cash; Sarge
Synopsis
U. S. Marines try to win over a village in Thailand, but a undisciplined private off-hours gambling keeps them from making any progress. Until the Communists come.
Keywords
Communists; gambling; grenades; machine guns; Marines; Thailand

Symbol of Decadence (Table of Contents: 6)

comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
Joe Gill ?
Pencils
Luis Dominguez (signed as Dominguez)
Inks
Luis Dominguez (signed as Dominguez)
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Job Number
A-2029
Genre
war
Characters
Captain Hiram Hooper
Synopsis
Hooper spends years in the Marines in officer training, mostly doing paperwork. When a freak accident at a party in Tokyo sidelines a replacement to lead a combat company, Hooper is sent as a backup replacement to South Korea. Due to a mixup, all he has when he arrives at his combat post in his dress uniform, which makes him a prime target for the Chinese Communists.
Keywords
Chinese Communists; grenades; judo; Korean War; Marines; Seoul; South Korea; Tokyo
Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. Symbol of Decadence
  2. 1. Home-Coming
  3. 2. The Day He Joined the Corps
  4. 3. The Invasion of Mara Atoll
  5. 4. Statement of Ownership for September 29, 1962
  6. 5. Last Lesson
  7. 6. Symbol of Decadence
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