(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

Editing
Related Scans
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:
  • Nick Caputo
  • Mike Nielsen
  • Tillmann Courth
  • Edgar Loftin
  • Keith Smith
  • Jim Walls
  • Daniel Thingvold
  • Ramon Schenk
  • Dan Kurdilla
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Keith Smith
  • Gary L. Watson