(March 1954)

Charlton, 1954 Series
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Volume:
1
Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
36
Indicia frequency:
bimonthly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
Charlton Comics Group
Brand:
A Charlton Publication
Editing:
Al Fago [as Designed by Al Fago Studios]
Color:
Color
Dimensions:
Standard Silver Age US
Paper Stock:
Glossy cover; Newsprint interior
Binding:
Saddle-stitched
Publishing Format:
Was ongoing

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Dick Giordano (Signed)
Inks:
Vince Alascia (Signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
crime

Beautiful Night for Murder! (Table of Contents: 1)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
Carl Memling
Pencils:
Dick Ayers (signed)
Inks:
Ernie Bache
Colors:
?
Letters:
Dick Ayers

Genre:
crime
Synopsis:
Ferdy Costigan murders his domineering wife and puts the blame on a serial killer on the loose.

Indexer Notes

Memling script per Martin O'Hearn's blog: http://martinohearn.blogspot.com/2016/04/carl-memling-suspense-stories.html

Bache inks per Nick Caputo. Previous indexer credited Dick Ayers.

Moment of Decision (Table of Contents: 2)

comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Dick Giordano (Signed)
Inks:
Dick Giordano (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
crime
Synopsis:
Tim Fenwick is a robber and murderer on the run. Loaded with two heavy bags of money, Fenwick has a choice: Pay off his cruel creditor Ozzy or turn himself in to the police?

Indexer Notes

Wirte-in-contest for readers: 10 dollars "in cash!" if their story ending gets illustrated in a future issue.

Quick Exit (Table of Contents: 3)

comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Art Cappello (signed)
Inks:
Art Cappello (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
crime
Synopsis:
Guy stealing the box office of a circus has to hide inside a lion's cage.

The Witch of Winchlozick (Table of Contents: 4)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
crime; horror-suspense
Synopsis:
Three gangsters want to cash in on a real witch's business. They all meet untimely deaths.

Indexer Notes

Has statement of ownership and management. Lists the title as "Lawbreakers" and editor as Burton N. Levey.

Surprise Ending (Table of Contents: 5)

comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Dick Giordano (Signed)
Inks:
Dick Giordano (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
crime
Synopsis:
A murder plan goes wrong. The wrong person is killed, but the killer won't live long, either.

Indexer Notes

Readers' ending to write-in contest in "Lawbreakers Suspense Stories" #14 from September 1953.

Dead Man's Revenge (Table of Contents: 6)

comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Tony Tallarico (signed)
Inks:
Tony Tallarico (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
crime
Synopsis:
Two rivals for a woman's love kill each other at sea.

10 Cent's Worth of Doom! (Table of Contents: 7)

comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script:
Carl Memling
Pencils:
Stan Campbell (signed)
Inks:
Stan Campbell (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
crime
Synopsis:
A holdup murderer feels haunted by a special dime his victim was carrying. He gets hectic, nervous and finally loses his head.

Indexer Notes

Memling script per Martin O'Hearn's blog: http://martinohearn.blogspot.com/2016/04/carl-memling-suspense-stories.html

Editing
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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
  2. 1. Beautiful Night for Murder!
  3. 2. Moment of Decision
  4. 3. Quick Exit
  5. 4. The Witch of Winchlozick
  6. 5. Surprise Ending
  7. 6. Dead Man's Revenge
  8. 7. 10 Cent's Worth of Doom!
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Ramon Schenk
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Gary L. Watson
  • Tillmann Courth
  • Nick Caputo
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Keith Smith
  • Gary L. Watson