(August 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)

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

Genre
adventure
Reprints

The Payoff! (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
crime
Synopsis
Secret agents fight aboard a train over a valuable vial containing deadly germs.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

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

Food For Thought (Table of Contents: 2)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Bill Molno ?
Inks
Ray Osrin ?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
crime
Synopsis
Ruthless killer Gus hides at his sister's house. He kills the inhabitants to last longer on the remaining food, but eats poisoned mushrooms and dies.

Retribution (Table of Contents: 3)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
crime; horror-suspense
Synopsis
With the help of magic, detective John Carbone gets back at the Wilton mob for killing his partner. He transforms the gangsters into animals like rats, snakes, gorillas, coyotes, vultures and sheep.

The Kill! (Table of Contents: 4)

comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
Vince Alascia ?
Colors
?
Letters
Charlotte Jetter

Genre
crime
Synopsis
Calvin Brock kills a man aboard a ship for a bag of diamonds and escapes by jumping into the water. Or does he?

Indexer Notes

Write-in contest for readers to contribute a story ending.

Deadly Seance! (Table of Contents: 5)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre
crime
Synopsis
Gangster has his fortune told and is killed in the process.

Von Mohl Vs The Ants! (Table of Contents: 6)

comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Steve Ditko (signed)
Inks
Steve Ditko (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
horror-suspense
Synopsis
Hugo von Mohl runs his African plantation with an iron fist. When he faces an invasion of killer ants, von Mohl fights them with dynamite, guns and fire. But he overlooks a hole the pesty bugs slip through.
Reprints

Moment of Decision! (Table of Contents: 7)

comic story / 3 pages (report information)

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

Genre
crime
Synopsis
Tim Fenwick is a robber and murderer on the run. Loaded with two heavy bags of money, he jumps into the river and is dragged underwater trying to escape the police.

Indexer Notes

Readers' ending to write-in contest in "Strange Suspense Stories" #17 from March 1954.

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. The Payoff!
  3. 2. Food For Thought
  4. 3. Retribution
  5. 4. The Kill!
  6. 5. Deadly Seance!
  7. 6. Von Mohl Vs The Ants!
  8. 7. Moment of Decision!
This issue was most recently modified by:
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  • Mike Nielsen
  • Tillmann Courth
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Keith Smith
  • Daniel Thingvold
  • Ramon Schenk
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