(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)
Color:
Color
Dimensions:
Standard Silver Age US
Paper Stock:
Newsprint
Binding:
Saddle-stitched
Publishing Format:
Was ongoing

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:
?

Genre:
romance

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

comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
Vince Alascia ?
Colors:
?
Letters:
Jon D'Agostino
Job Number:
S2230

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 2 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:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
Sal Trapani ?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Job Number:
S2367

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:
?
Pencils:
Charles Nicholas
Inks:
Sal Trapani
Colors:
?
Letters:
Jon D'Agostino
Job Number:
S2442

Genre:
romance
Characters:
Carrie; Tom Peters; Ted
Synopsis:
Carrie writes to her family, claiming she’s the girlfriend of her neighbour 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:
?
Pencils:
Charles Nicholas
Inks:
Sal Trapani
Colors:
?
Letters:
Jon D'Agostino
Job Number:
S2486

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:
?
Pencils:
Charles Nicholas
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
Jon D'Agostino
Job Number:
S1980

Genre:
romance
Characters:
Hank Lobel; Nancy; Mr. Mallen; Mrs. Bremmer
Synopsis:
Nancy falls in love with Hank, the globe-trotting trouble-shooter 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 realises 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
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Ramon Schenk
  • Peter Croome
  • David Wilt
  • Jerry Hillegas
  • Nick Caputo
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • James Ludwig
  • Ramon Schenk
  • Peter Croome