(November 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
Inks:
Steve Ditko
Colors:
?

Genre:
horror-suspense
Reprints:

Killer's Arms (Table of Contents: 1)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Leon Winik (signed)
Inks:
Ray Osrin (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
Charlotte Jetter

Genre:
horror-suspense
Synopsis:
Scientist gets transplanted the arms of a killer gorilla - and goes on a rampage.

Hands Off! (Table of Contents: 2)

comic story / 4 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
crime; spy
Synopsis:
Government agent transports an important briefcase, but is attacked brutally by enemy agents.

The Kill!! (Table of Contents: 3)

comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Carl Memling
Pencils:
Dick Giordano (signed)
Inks:
Vince Alascia (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
crime
Synopsis:
Calvin Brock kills a man aboard a ship for a bag of diamonds and escapes by jumping into the water. His body is sucked into the ships propeller.

Indexer Notes

Reader's solution to write-in contest in Strange Suspense Stories #20.

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

Explorer's Return (Table of Contents: 4)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Richard Jonah
Pencils:
? (illustration)
Inks:
? (illustration)
Colors:
? (illustration)
Letters:
Typeset

Genre:
horror-suspense
Synopsis:
Jungle explorer Mark Pennell brings home the idol of a snake god and is haunted by attacking snakes.
Reprints:

White Birds of Death! (Table of Contents: 5)

comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Bob Correa
Inks:
Bob Correa
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
crime
Synopsis:
The "Shotgun Gang" terrorizes Florida.
Reprints:

The Secret of the Box! (Table of Contents: 6)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
horror-suspense
Synopsis:
American newspaperman Michael Preston investigates east European tyrant Smirnov and finds out the secret of Smirnov's cruelty.

Indexer Notes

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

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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
  2. 1. Killer's Arms
  3. 2. Hands Off!
  4. 3. The Kill!!
  5. 4. Explorer's Return
  6. 5. White Birds of Death!
  7. 6. The Secret of the Box!
This issue was most recently modified by:
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  • Mike Nielsen
  • Tillmann Courth
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Daniel Thingvold
  • Ramon Schenk
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  • Gary L. Watson