(January 1960)

Charlton, 1957 Series
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Volume:
1
Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
36
Indicia frequency:
Quarterly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
Charlton Comics Group
Brand:
A Charlton Publication
Editing:
Pat Masulli
Color:
Color
Dimensions:
Standard Silver Age US
Paper Stock:
Glossy Cover; Newsprint Interior
Binding:
Saddle-stitched
Publishing Format:
Was ongoing

Hello, Beautiful (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Charles Nicholas; ?
Inks:
Vince Colletta; Dick Giordano ?
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
romance

Indexer Notes

Cover images taken from inside stories.

Playin' It Cool (Table of Contents: 1)

comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
Joe Gill ?
Pencils:
Charles Nicholas
Inks:
Vince Colletta
Colors:
?
Letters:
Jon D'Agostino
Job Number:
5262

Genre:
romance
Characters:
Laurie; Roger "Rajah" Gates; Anne; Jimmy Ellis; Laurie's father; Laurie's mother
Synopsis:
Mousy 16-year-old Laurie comes out of her shell and begins dating Rajah, a “wild” young man. Her parents don’t approve, and they prevent her from eloping with him. “He acted tough…but he’s a phoney!” Laurie agrees to conform to her parents’ expectations from now on.

Indexer Notes

The bottom image on the cover (with different coloring) is taken from a panel in this story.

The Necklace (Table of Contents: 2)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Joe Gill ?
Pencils:
Charles Nicholas
Inks:
Vince Alascia ?; Charles Nicholas ?
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset
Job Number:
6004

Genre:
romance
Characters:
Don; Cecilie; Don's mother
Synopsis:
Don’s mother, a “society queen,” gives him a necklace so he can propose to Cecile, even though she’s “from a poor family.”

Indexer Notes

This story appeared in several Charlton romance titles during this era.

Heartbreaker (Table of Contents: 3)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
Joe Gill ?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
Sal Trapani
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset
Job Number:
6061

Genre:
romance
Characters:
Jill Stevens; Toni Jackson; Tom; Bill; Ron Aldridge
Synopsis:
Jill is the “campus queen,” who flirts with boys and breaks their hearts. She becomes interested in new student Ron and thinks she’s found true love at last. However, Ron says he’s taking someone else to the prom, and now Jill has “learned my lesson…the hard way!”

Lovers' Quarrel (Table of Contents: 4)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Joe Gill ?
Pencils:
Charles Nicholas
Inks:
Charles Nicholas ?; Vince Alascia ?
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset
Job Number:
6005

Genre:
romance
Characters:
Alan; Marie
Synopsis:
Marie and Alan have broken up, but she signals that she wants him to call her by leaving her makeup compact (in the shape of a telephone dial) on a soda fountain counter.

Too Young To Marry? (Table of Contents: 5)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
romance

Hello Beautiful (Table of Contents: 6)

comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
Joe Gill ?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
Dick Giordano ?
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset
Job Number:
5969

Genre:
romance
Characters:
Amy; Mr. Alison; Mrs. Alison; Amy's mother; Danny Alison
Synopsis:
Amy was unable to have a social life for years because she was caring for her invalid mother. When her mother recovers, Amy decides to rebel against her “nice girl” image. Danny calls her bluff: he knows she’s not that way and he loves her.

Indexer Notes

The top cover image (with different coloring) is taken from a splash page panel in this story.

["Sweetheart Prizes Just for You!"] (Table of Contents: 7) (Expand) /

promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

Love Call (Table of Contents: 8)

comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
Joe Gill ?
Pencils:
Charles Nicholas
Inks:
Vince Alascia
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset
Job Number:
5660

Genre:
romance
Characters:
Tom Ford; Molly; Ruth Miller
Synopsis:
Ruth begins to date co-worker Tom, but breaks up with him when she sees him in the company of another woman. She walks away and Tom calls her back: it’s actually a talking mynah bird he bought her as a present, but that’s good enough. They reconcile.

Indexer Notes

Tom is "Tom Ford" on page 1 but on page 2 he's called "Tom Richards."

A Good Life (Table of Contents: 9)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Joe Gill ?
Pencils:
Sam Glanzman ?
Inks:
Sam Glanzman ?
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset
Job Number:
5729

Genre:
anthropomorphic-funny animals; romance
Synopsis:
A dog is jealous when his owner meets a woman in the park. However, the woman has a French poodle and the dog thinks “this may not be so bad.”

Indexer Notes

An unusual story taking place from a dog's point of view.

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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. Hello, Beautiful
  2. 1. Playin' It Cool
  3. 2. The Necklace
  4. 3. Heartbreaker
  5. 4. Lovers' Quarrel
  6. 5. Too Young To Marry?
  7. 6. Hello Beautiful
  8. 7. ["Sweetheart Prizes Just for You!"]
  9. 8. Love Call
  10. 9. A Good Life
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