(May 1954)

Charlton, 1951 Series
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Volume
1
Price
0.10 USD
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
bi-monthly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Charlton Comics Group
Brand
A Charlton Publication
Editing
Al Fago [as Designed by Al Fago Studios]

Which one found the true secret to happiness? (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Art Cappello (signed)
Inks
Al Fago (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
romance

Their Secret Decision (Table of Contents: 1)

comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Art Cappello (signed)
Inks
Art Cappello (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
Jon D'Agostino

Genre
romance
Characters
Gloria Haines; Vickie Adams; Ruby Moran; May
Synopsis
Upon graduating from high school in 1943, four girls reveal their plans for the future. Gloria wants to become an actress, Ruby wants "power and authority," Vickie craves "plenty of money and a good social position," while May wants to "raise a family and get a man to look after me." They agree to meet again in ten years to see what their lives are like.

Indexer Notes

The next four stories in this issue are all linked to this one.

Price Tag on Love! (Table of Contents: 2)

comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Art Cappello (signed)
Inks
Art Cappello (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
romance
Characters
Vickie Adams; Fred; Vic Thompson; Morgan Whitelow; Mrs. Adams
Synopsis
Vickie leaves her secretarial job for a better-paying position as a welder on the factory floor. Her boyfriend Fred breaks up with her as a result. "It's money that counts--nothing else!" Vickie works hard to become "the best worker at the plant." She dates fellow worker Vic but he doesn't have enough money to take her to fancy nightclubs, etc. She marries older, wealthy socialite Morgan but is not physically attracted to him. Vickie offers Vic the chance to have an affair but he rejects her, and Morgan finds a mistress. Vickie realizes she's been a "blind, greedy fool!"

Office Romance (Table of Contents: 3)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
? (illustration)
Inks
? (illustration)
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
romance

I Cheated My Heart (Table of Contents: 4)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Art Cappello (signed)
Inks
Art Cappello (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
romance
Characters
Ruby Moran; Walt Freeman; Steve Miller; Thomas Matthews; John B. Withers
Synopsis
Artist Walt helps Ruby achieve her goal of becoming a fashion designer because he loves her, but she steals his designs to further her own career. Becoming Steve's assistant, she does the same thing and takes his job. Ruby romances John, the head of the firm, then secretly buys stock and takes over the company. Too late, Ruby realizes no man would love her for herself, because that would be "loving the power-mad, ruthless, scheming person I had become!"

My Greatest Sin! (Table of Contents: 5)

comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Art Cappello ?
Inks
Art Cappello ?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
romance
Characters
May; John Berrel; Betty Berrel; Jimmy Berrel; Charlie Skinner; Ruby Moran; Vickie Adams; Gloria Haines
Synopsis
May works as a babysitter for John, who has custody of his two young siblings. They fall in love, marry and have two children of their own. However, John's salary is barely sufficient to support them. John and May constantly argue and she plans to leave him, but decides to attend the 10-year reunion with her high school friends first. When she does, May realizes that her husband and children have made her happier than her more "successful" friends.
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Table of Contents
  1. 0. Which one found the true secret to happiness?
  2. 1. Their Secret Decision
  3. 2. Price Tag on Love!
  4. 3. Office Romance
  5. 4. I Cheated My Heart
  6. 5. My Greatest Sin!
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