(May 1954)

Charlton, 1954 Series
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Volume:
1
Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
36
Indicia frequency:
bimonthly
On-sale date:
1954
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)

Pencils:
Steve Ditko (signed)
Inks:
Steve Ditko (signed)
Colors:
?

Genre:
horror-suspense
Reprints:

What Was in Sam Dora's Box? (Table of Contents: 1)

comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script:
Carl Memling
Pencils:
Steve Ditko (signed)
Inks:
Steve Ditko (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
Charlotte Jetter

Genre:
horror-suspense
Characters:
Sam Dora
Synopsis:
Recluse Sam Dora always carries a box on his shoulder. Curiosity is killing the townspeople - until one of them has a fatal look.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

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

The Matchless Firebug! (Table of Contents: 2)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Dick Ayers
Inks:
Dick Ayers ?; Ernie Bache ?
Colors:
?
Letters:
Dick Ayers

Genre:
crime; horror-suspense
Synopsis:
The arsonist Sam Match sets fires to buildings and his employers to cover his tracks.

Tight Squeeze (Table of Contents: 3)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Dick Giordano (signed)
Inks:
Vince Alascia (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
Charlotte Jetter

Genre:
crime; horror-suspense; western-frontier
Synopsis:
Prospector Jeb kills his partner Vance for his share of gold dust. He makes it look like a robbery with himself as a second victim. But his plan has a catch.

Burning Revenge (Table of Contents: 4)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
horror-suspense
Synopsis:
The ghost of John Clark awaits three brutal gangsters in his house and lets them kill each other.

The Jaws of Death! (Table of Contents: 5)

comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Dick Ayers
Inks:
Dick Ayers ?; Ernie Bache ?
Colors:
?
Letters:
Dick Ayers

Genre:
horror-suspense
Synopsis:
Photographer "Ace" Madigan tries to capture a dragon-god fire ritual on film, but perishes while doing so.

Face to Face! (Table of Contents: 6)

comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Carl Memling
Pencils:
Dick Giordano (signed)
Inks:
Dick Giordano (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
Charlotte Jetter

Genre:
crime
Synopsis:
The Ajax twin brothers try to kill each other to change identities.

Indexer Notes

This is reader Caroline Denver's solution to the quiz "Face to Face!" that appeared in Lawbreakers Suspense #15 (November 1953).

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

Dead Right! (Table of Contents: 7)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
Carl Memling
Pencils:
Steve Ditko (signed)
Inks:
Steve Ditko (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
Charlotte Jetter

Genre:
horror-suspense
Characters:
Mr. Mord; Sam Drake; Ken Karl; Mephistopheles (cat)
Synopsis:
Two newspaper reporters go story hunting and end up with more than they could ever have hoped for. Because Mr. Mord's strange wax museum proves to be a hell's kitchen itself.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

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

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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
  2. 1. What Was in Sam Dora's Box?
  3. 2. The Matchless Firebug!
  4. 3. Tight Squeeze
  5. 4. Burning Revenge
  6. 5. The Jaws of Death!
  7. 6. Face to Face!
  8. 7. Dead Right!
This issue was most recently modified by:
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  • Keith Smith
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