(December 1957)

Charlton, 1956 Series
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Volume
1
Price
0.10 USD
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
Quarterly
Publisher's Age Guidelines
Approved by the Comics Code Authority
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Charlton Comics Group
Brand
A Charlton Publication
Editing
Pat Masulli (Executive Editor)

Issue Notes

Most information for index from Ger Apeldoorn.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Charles Nicholas (signed)
Inks
Vince Alascia (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
romance

The Shadow of Mister Bascombe (Table of Contents: 1)

comic story / 7 pages (report information)

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

Job Number
S-2230
Genre
romance
Characters
Hank Maxwell; Joan Sherman Maxwell; Mr. Bascombe
Synopsis
Hank and Joan both work for Mr. Bascombe. They marry secretly because Bascombe has a rule against his employees fraternizing. Joan feels she must stay at the company until a big merger goes through, feeling it’d be disloyal to leave. After two months, Hank can’t keep up the pretense and decides to quit, but Joan confesses the truth. Bascombe says he doesn’t mind if they’re married, and urges Joan to leave her job because “a secretary can always be replaced…and being a wife’s a full-time job!”

The Red Dress (Table of Contents: 2)

comic story / 2 pages (report information)

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

Job Number
S-2367
Genre
romance
Characters
Kathy Downs; Mrs. Downs; Ginny; Danny
Synopsis
Kathy does against her mother’s wishes and wears a flashy red dress to a dance to impress Danny. Danny and Kathy get along well and he advises her to wear something “besides that awful red dress” on their next date.

Make Believe Love (Table of Contents: 3)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

Job Number
S-2442
Genre
romance
Characters
Carrie; Tom Peters; Ted
Synopsis
Carrie writes to her family, claiming she’s the girlfriend of her neighbor Tom, even though this is only a fantasy to hide her loneliness. When her brother Ted arrives for a visit, he assumes the letters are true and Tom plays along. Carrie and Tom discover they really do love each other.

Indexer Notes

Art identification by Ger Apeldoorn.

When the Right Man Comes Along (Table of Contents: 4)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
romance

Suspicion (Table of Contents: 5)

comic story / 4 pages (report information)

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

Job Number
S-2486
Genre
romance
Characters
Tess; Richie Morse; Mrs. Platt; Bud Platt
Synopsis
Tess was raised by the Platt family, and is happy to leave the “thieving, corrupt” male members of the clan behind when she moves to the city and gets a job. She meets Richie at church and they fall in love. Bud Platt escapes from jail and demands money from Tess, but Richie arrests him: he’s a police detective who has been waiting for Bud to show up. However, Richie’s love for Tess is real.

Indexer Notes

Art identification by Ger Apeldoorn.

Afraid of Love (Table of Contents: 6)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Joe Gill ?
Pencils
Charles Nicholas
Inks
Vince Alascia
Colors
?
Letters
Jon D'Agostino

Job Number
S-1980
Genre
romance
Characters
Hank Lobel; Nancy; Mr. Mallen; Mrs. Bremmer
Synopsis
Nancy falls in love with Hank, the globetrotting troubleshooter of the company she works for. She wants him to quit his dangerous job and take a position in the home office. For her sake he agrees. However, when Nancy sees Hank rescue a man from a flaming truck wreck, she realizes he isn’t trying to be a “hero,” he just does what has to be done. She tells Hank he should do what makes him happy and “I’ll be a good wife!”
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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
  2. 1. The Shadow of Mister Bascombe
  3. 2. The Red Dress
  4. 3. Make Believe Love
  5. 4. When the Right Man Comes Along
  6. 5. Suspicion
  7. 6. Afraid of Love
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