(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.

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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:
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  • Gary L. Watson