(August 1956)

Charlton, 1954 Series
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Volume
1
Price
0.10 USD
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
bimonthly
Publisher's Age Guidelines
Approved by the Comics Code Authority
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Charlton Comics Group
Brand
A Charlton Publication
Editing
Al Fago (Executive Editor)
Color
Color
Dimensions
Standard Silver Age US, later Standard Modern 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
Dick Giordano (signed)
Inks
Jon D'Agostino (signed)
Colors
?

Genre
romance

My Dream Man (Table of Contents: 1)

comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
Joe Gill ?
Pencils
Charles Nicholas
Inks
Vince Alascia
Colors
?
Letters
Jon D'Agostino

Job Number
S866
Genre
romance
Characters
Lise Todd; Manfred Drake; Ted Drake; Ralph
Synopsis
Actress Lise idolises famous actor Manfred, who offers to give her voice lessons and later professes his love for her. Manfred’s son Ted warns Lise that Manfred is just using her to try and recapture his lost stardom. Lise is angry at Ted but Manfred admits the truth and Ted confesses he loves Lise himself.

The Missing Key (Table of Contents: 2)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Joe Gill ?
Pencils
Charles Nicholas ?
Inks
Rocco Mastroserio
Colors
?
Letters
Jon D'Agostino

Job Number
S832
Genre
romance
Characters
Janice; Eve Abbott; Fred Cullen; Kurt Johnson; Dick Strong; Bob Smith
Synopsis
Janice is a serious university student with no social life. Her roommate Eve gives her a makeover and Janice becomes popular. Eve’s boyfriend Bob even says he loves Janice, but she won’t betray her best friend. Instead, Janice decides she loves fellow bookworm Fred.

From Hunger to Romance (Table of Contents: 3)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
romance

I Wanted to Live (Table of Contents: 4)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Joe Gill ?
Pencils
Charles Nicholas
Inks
Jon D'Agostino
Colors
?
Letters
Jon D'Agostino

Job Number
S815
Genre
romance
Characters
Doris; Don Bolling; Bob; Mr. Bolling
Synopsis
Doris loves Bob but he accepts an engineering job in Central America and will be away for 2 years. Bob’s friend Don agrees to “look after” Doris for his pal. They spend a lot of time together, but Doris remains faithful to Bob. Bob contracts malaria and comes home: he’ll marry Doris right away.

Indexer Notes

Nicholas and D'Agostino credits per Nick Caputo. Previous indexer credited Rocco Mastroserio.

I Lied About Love (Table of Contents: 5)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Joe Gill ?
Pencils
?
Inks
Sal Trapani ?
Colors
?
Letters
Jon D'Agostino

Job Number
S854
Genre
romance
Characters
Tad Norris; Rita Mann; May Clary; Mr. Welles
Synopsis
Secretary Rita wants to marry a successful man and decides young engineer Tad is a good prospect. Rita’s campaign to hook Tad seems to be working but when she admits to co-worker May that she’s marrying Tad because “he’ll give me the things I want” but she’ll have to “learn to love him,” Tad overhears and breaks their engagement. Rita follows him to Central America and apologises, also saving his life from a landslide. Tad decides he will marry her after all.
Reprints

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 6)

Beauty Briefs / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Fred Bell
Inks
Fred Bell
Colors
?
Letters
?

Job Number
[None]
First Line of Dialogue or Text
Warm weather brings thoughts of the beach
Characters
Helen Leeds; Dot; Billy; Betty Rogers
Synopsis
Helen is self-conscious about her poor posture. She improves it and her social life improves as well.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Original version was inside back cover, black-and-white but the art has been coloured in the reprint.

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
  2. 1. My Dream Man
  3. 2. The Missing Key
  4. 3. From Hunger to Romance
  5. 4. I Wanted to Live
  6. 5. I Lied About Love
  7. 6. ["Warm weather brings thoughts of the beach"]
    Beauty Briefs
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Ramon Schenk
  • David Wilt
  • Daniel Thingvold
  • Nick Caputo
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • James Ludwig
  • Ramon Schenk
  • Mike Nielsen
  • Mark Gordon
  • Donald Dale Milne
  • Peter Croome
  • Gordon Keys