(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:
  • Nick Caputo
  • Mike Nielsen
  • Tillmann Courth
  • Keith Smith
  • Daniel Thingvold
  • Ramon Schenk
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Keith Smith
  • Gary L. Watson