(September 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
Steve Kirkel ?
Inks
Ray Osrin ?
Colors
?

Genre
horror-suspense

Who Will He Be? (Table of Contents: 1)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre
horror-suspense
Synopsis
An Arabian tyrant uses sleep-deprivation to torture his opponents and find out about assassination plots about him. Some day something out of the ordinary happens.

The Well of Fear! (Table of Contents: 2)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Bill Molno [as Joe Shuster] (signed)
Inks
Ray Osrin (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
Charlotte Jetter

Genre
crime; horror-suspense
Synopsis
Bankrobbers Logan and Sellis get trapped in an old well and can't get out. They mistrust each other and won't help the other to escape. They both perish miserably.

Indexer Notes

Cover story. Molno pencils per Martin O'Hearn's blog: http://martinohearn.blogspot.com/2014/10/joe-shusters-charlton-ghost.html

Surprise Package (Table of Contents: 3)

comic story / 2 pages (report information)

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

Genre
horror-suspense
Synopsis
Gustav Perrin steals a miniature atom bomb, but loses it to a suicidal stranger who jumps off a building with it. The jumper, however, has a parachute and does an advertisement stunt.

Indexer Notes

Reader's solution to write-in-contest for a new ending from "Strange Suspense Stories" #19 (July 1954).

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

Sam the Seer (Table of Contents: 4)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
crime; horror-suspense
Synopsis
Sam Snittleman can foresee the future. He knows that a crime mobster will kill him. When he does, Snittleman returns from the dead as "Mr. Vision" and leads the police to his murderers.

This Bite is Sweet! (Table of Contents: 5)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre
horror-suspense
Synopsis
Peter North is a vampire. He settles down in a village in the Pyrenees and terrorizes the good people. When he meets the lovely Monique, North is torn between love and blood lust.

Indexer Notes

first-person narrative

The Mark of the Ripper! (Table of Contents: 6)

comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Sy Moskowitz (signed)
Inks
Sy Moskowitz (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
Charlotte Jetter

Genre
crime; horror-suspense
Synopsis
Police detective Baird has to bring down the "Ripper", a knife-wielding maniac on the loose. Following the clues Baird is confronted with the fact that he himself is the "Ripper".
Reprints

Indexer Notes

First page of the story has a "Steve Ditko-ish" appearance to the art.

No Questions Asked (Table of Contents: 7)

comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Dick Giordano ?
Inks
Dick Giordano ?
Colors
?
Letters
Charlotte Jetter

Genre
horror-suspense
Synopsis
Dr. Hurtt needs fresh cadavers for his anatomy sessions. When he gets blackmailed he decides to commit a murder and thus kill two birds with one stone.

Indexer Notes

Write-in contest for readers to contribute an ending to this story.

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
  2. 1. Who Will He Be?
  3. 2. The Well of Fear!
  4. 3. Surprise Package
  5. 4. Sam the Seer
  6. 5. This Bite is Sweet!
  7. 6. The Mark of the Ripper!
  8. 7. No Questions Asked
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Ramon Schenk
  • Daniel Thingvold
  • Gary L. Watson
  • Tillmann Courth
  • Nick Caputo
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Keith Smith
  • Gary L. Watson