(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
Related Scans
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