(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.

[no title indexed] (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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