(October 1962)

Charlton, 1956 Series
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Volume
1
Price
0.12 USD
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
Bimonthly
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)

Shameless Wife (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Dick Giordano (signed)
Inks
Dick Giordano (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
romance

Return To Love (Table of Contents: 1)

comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script
Joe Gill ?
Pencils
Dick Giordano ?
Inks
Dick Giordano
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Job Number
A-1420
Genre
romance
Synopsis
Amy leaves Phil to pursue an acting career. She achieves success on the stage, but gives it up to return to Phil.

Model Wife (Table of Contents: 2)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Joe Gill ?
Pencils
?
Inks
Vince Colletta
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Job Number
A-1710
Genre
romance
Synopsis
When Cynthia Gray starts working at an advertising agency, she pretends to be a dedicated housekeeper and cook to impress Ted. Ted and Cynthia get married, but Cynthia finds the strain of keeping up the pretense to be too much. She confesses to Ted that she is a terrible cook and housekeeper, but Ted says he would have married her anyway.
Reprints

The Wrong Choice? (Table of Contents: 3)

comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script
Joe Gill ?
Pencils
Dick Giordano ?; Sal Gentile ?
Inks
Dick Giordano
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Job Number
A-1439
Genre
romance
Synopsis
Lois marries Hal Billings, but old boyfriend Vance Pomeroy shows up at the wedding. At first, Lois is happy with Hal, but eventually becomes frustrated with their meager lifestyle. She thinks she may have made a mistake in marrying Hal instead of Vance, until she sees the newspaper headline that Vance has been arrested for forgery. This erases her doubts about Hal.

Love Without Lies (Table of Contents: 4)

comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script
Joe Gill ?
Pencils
Dick Giordano ?; Sal Gentile ?
Inks
Dick Giordano
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Job Number
A-1585
Genre
romance
Synopsis
Cleo is married to Bart Marshall, a factory welder. When they run into some old wealthy friends from Cleo's home town, Cleo acts as if she and Bart were also wealthy. When they are invited to a dinner party, Bart refuses to go along with the act. Cleo realizes that life as Bart's wife is all she really wants.

"Happy Home?" (Table of Contents: 5)

Martha Marsden Meditates / text article / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Martha Marsden
Letters
typeset

Genre
romance
Synopsis
Discusses factors to consider when picking the right man to marry.
Keywords
advice

Indexer Notes

"Happy Home?" is the first of three sub-sections in the article. The other sub-sections are labeled "What's Wrong With Wanda?" and "A Man's Foundation".

Shameless Wife (Table of Contents: 6)

comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script
Joe Gill ?
Pencils
Joe Sinnott
Inks
Vince Colletta
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Job Number
A-1839
Genre
romance
Synopsis
Gerry and Mona get married following a whirlwind courtship. After the wedding, Mona begins to notice how slovenly Gerry is. She tries to nag him about his ways, but it just drives a wedge between them. Then Mona's mother suggests that Mona copy Gerry's slovenly ways. When Gerry comes home to a messy house and disheveled wife, he gets the message and starts changing his ways.

Indexer Notes

In Joe Sinnott's job book, this story is named "Untidy Romeo", suggesting this was probably the initial title, changed to "Shameless Wife" sometime after Sinnott handed in the work.

Since this is also the cover story, perhaps someone thought that "Shameless Wife" with a picture of the wife laying provocatively on the couch would make a much better cover on the newsstand than "Untidy Romeo". The cover art by Giordano mimics a panel inside the story, but it was only a minor panel in the story itself and is not nearly as suggestive within the context of the story as it appears on the cover.

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. Shameless Wife
  2. 1. Return To Love
  3. 2. Model Wife
  4. 3. The Wrong Choice?
  5. 4. Love Without Lies
  6. 5. "Happy Home?"
    Martha Marsden Meditates
  7. 6. Shameless Wife
This issue was modified by, among others
  • Steve Belknap
  • Nick Caputo
  • Peter Croome
  • Katy Hayhurst
  • Jerry Hillegas (R.I.P.)
  • Bob Hughes
  • Ramon Schenk
  • Dan Stevenson
  • Jim Van Dore