(February 1958)

Charlton, 1956 Series
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Volume
1
Price
0.15 USD
Pages
68
Indicia Frequency
quarterly
Publisher's Age Guidelines
Approved by the Comics Code Authority
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Charlton Comics Group
Brand
A Charlton Publication [corner triangle]
Editing
Pat Masulli (Executive Editor)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Bill Molno
Inks
Vince Alascia
Colors
?

Genre
fantasy-supernatural
Synopsis
A mountain climber looks up at a huge humanoid creature.
Reprints

The Angry Things (Table of Contents: 1)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Joe Gill ?
Pencils
Steve Ditko
Inks
Steve Ditko
Colors
?
Letters
?

Job Number
S-2716
Genre
horror-suspense
Synopsis
Toni Corso learns the villa he just purchased is inhabited by angry things created by accumulated wickedness.
Reprints

This Was an Unexplored World (Table of Contents: 2)

comic story / 2 pages (report information)

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

Job Number
S-1337
Genre
non-fiction
Synopsis
A brief writeup on Alaska.
Reprints

And Life Goes On (Table of Contents: 3)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Joe Gill ?
Pencils
Bill Molno
Inks
Dick Giordano
Colors
?
Letters
Jon D'Agostino

Job Number
S-2906
Genre
science fiction
Synopsis
A scientist and his son debate reincarnation.
Reprints

The Garden of Time (Table of Contents: 4)

comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
Joe Gill ?
Pencils
Bill Molno
Inks
Rocco "Rocke" Mastroserio (signed as RAM)
Colors
?
Letters
Jon D'Agostino

Job Number
S-2907
Genre
fantasy-supernatural
Synopsis
A listless man enters an old garden and is transported back to the medieval ages. There he falls in love with a woman. After he returns to the modern world he falls in love with her descendant.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Molno pencils per Nick Caputo. Previous indexer credited Rocco Mastroserio. Saltarella thinks the penciller is Mastroserio and that the presence of only one signature proves it.

The Watchers (Table of Contents: 5)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

Job Number
S-3015
Genre
fantasy-supernatural
Synopsis
A talking parakeet helps an impoverished elderly couple.
Reprints

Freight Car Prisoner (Table of Contents: 6)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
adventure
Synopsis
A teenager gets trapped in a freight train boxcar for three days. After he's freed, he decides to change his life.
Reprints

Element X (Table of Contents: 7)

comic story / 9 pages (report information)

Script
Joe Gill ?
Pencils
Dick Giordano
Inks
Vince Alascia
Colors
?
Letters
Jon D'Agostino

Job Number
S-289
Genre
science fiction
Synopsis
Space ranger Blast captures the evil Torro using "Element X"; "Courage and fortitude and moral conviction".
Reprints

The Talking Dog (Table of Contents: 8)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Joe Gill ?
Pencils
Bill Fraccio ?
Inks
Sal Trapani
Colors
?
Letters
Jon D'Agostino

Job Number
S946
Genre
fantasy-supernatural
Synopsis
When a man is contemplating divorcing his wife, he decides to visit his old family home. There he's greeted by his long dead pet dog "Toby" who convinces him to stay with his wife.
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Indexer Notes

Possible Fraccio pencils and Trapani inks per Nick Caputo. Previous indexer credited Rocco Mastroserio on pencils.

Madman at Large (Table of Contents: 9)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

Job Number
S-2845
Genre
horror-suspense
Synopsis
A driver picks up a hitchhiker in the rain. When he hears on the radio about an escaped madman, he becomes paranoid and tries to flee. It turns out the driver was the escaped madman all along.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Molno pencils per Nick Caputo.

The Cheapest Steak in Nome (Table of Contents: 10)

comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Joe Gill ?
Pencils
Steve Ditko (signed)
Inks
Steve Ditko (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
Jon D'Agostino

Job Number
S1554
Genre
science fiction
Synopsis
In 1892 in a small mining town in Alaska, people wonder where Dutch Kessler has been getting the meat for his delicious steaks from. It turns out he's been getting it from a prehistoric Brontosaurus frozen in ice.
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Simba (Table of Contents: 11)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
adventure
Synopsis
In Africa, a scrawny American professor saves some natives by shooting and killing the huge man eating lion "Simba". They make him their King.
Reprints

Second Hand (Table of Contents: 12)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Joe Gill ?
Pencils
Steve Ditko (signed)
Inks
Steve Ditko (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Job Number
S-2844
Genre
fantasy-supernatural
Synopsis
When people put on a mysterious coat, they get teleported into a parallel universe and get replaced by versions of themselves from that other universe.
Reprints

The King of Planetoid X (Table of Contents: 13)

comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
Joe Gill ?
Pencils
Steve Ditko (signed)
Inks
Steve Ditko (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
Jon D'Agostino

Job Number
S1282
Genre
science fiction
Synopsis
Members from planets all around the galaxy wonder how the King of "Planetoid X" is able to run a peaceful planet that never has any wars. It turns out that the people he rules over are obedient robots.
Reprints
Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
  2. 1. The Angry Things
  3. 2. This Was an Unexplored World
  4. 3. And Life Goes On
  5. 4. The Garden of Time
  6. 5. The Watchers
  7. 6. Freight Car Prisoner
  8. 7. Element X
  9. 8. The Talking Dog
  10. 9. Madman at Large
  11. 10. The Cheapest Steak in Nome
  12. 11. Simba
  13. 12. Second Hand
  14. 13. The King of Planetoid X
This issue was modified by, among others
  • Guy Budziak
  • Nick Caputo
  • Peter Croome
  • Kenneth English
  • Gary Henderson
  • Nuno Miranda
  • Mike Nielsen
  • Ramon Schenk
  • Richard Thomson
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Jim Walls
  • Mike White