(March 1958)

Charlton, 1955 Series
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Volume:
?
Price:
0.15 USD
Pages:
68
Indicia frequency:
?
Publisher's Age Guidelines:
Approved by the Comics Code Authority
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
?
Brand:
A Charlton Publication
Editing:
Pat Masulli
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:
Maurice Whitman (signed)
Inks:
Maurice Whitman (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
horror-suspense
Reprints:
Keywords:
chess

The Elixir (Table of Contents: 1)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
Joe Gill ?
Pencils:
Steve Ditko
Inks:
Steve Ditko
Colors:
?
Letters:
Jon D'Agostino
Job Number:
S-2243

Genre:
science fiction
Synopsis:
Ezra Benton is given a youth elixir by aliens but when his wife ruins his chance to make his fortune with it he finally decides to live for himself.
Reprints:

The Shadow (Table of Contents: 2)

comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script:
Joe Gill ?
Pencils:
Steve Ditko
Inks:
Steve Ditko
Colors:
?
Letters:
Jon D'Agostino
Job Number:
3310

Genre:
crime; horror-suspense
Synopsis:
An shadow follows a double-crossing criminal.
Reprints:

The Egg and...! (Table of Contents: 3)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
Joe Gill ?
Pencils:
Don Perlin (signed)
Inks:
Don Perlin (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
fantasy-supernatural
Synopsis:
A scientist dreams worlds are like fish eggs.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Art identification by Frank Motler on the Charlton-l Yahoo Group (12/2008).

The Best Policy (Table of Contents: 4)

comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
Joe Gill ?
Pencils:
Charles Nicholas
Inks:
Sal Trapani ?
Colors:
?
Letters:
Jon D'Agostino
Job Number:
S-1019

Genre:
science fiction
Reprints:

Great Performance (Table of Contents: 5)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
Joe Gill ?
Pencils:
Don Perlin ?
Inks:
Dick Giordano ?
Colors:
?
Letters:
Jon D'Agostino
Job Number:
S-2811

Genre:
detective-mystery; fantasy-supernatural
Synopsis:
Inspector Faine intends to expose the killer of actor Jerome Travis by hiring someone to impersonate him at a seance. But Travis has never missed an appearance yet and doesn't intend to miss this one.

But for Bluey (Table of Contents: 6)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
fantasy-supernatural
Reprints:

Granny Broomstick's Tales for Taller Tots! -- Jack Spratt (Table of Contents: 7)

Granny Broomstick / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Richard Doxsee ?
Inks:
Richard Doxsee ?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor; fantasy-supernatural
Synopsis:
A circusman hires Jack Spratt and his wife, but when they refuse to work together, he arranges to have them hypnotized to love each other. But his scheme does not work out as planned.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Art identification by Frank Motler on the Charlton-l Yahoo Group (12/2008).

Mystery Planet (Table of Contents: 8)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
Joe Gill ?
Pencils:
Steve Ditko (signed)
Inks:
Steve Ditko (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
Jon D'Agostino
Job Number:
S1490

Genre:
science fiction
Reprints:

The Ghostly Wanderer (Table of Contents: 9)

comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Joe Gill ?
Pencils:
Maurice Whitman
Inks:
Maurice Whitman
Colors:
?
Letters:
Jon D'Agostino
Job Number:
S-3290

Genre:
detective-mystery
Synopsis:
Long lost at sea, the Wanderer finally arrives at port without a soul aboard and no clue as to the fate of the crew.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Art identification by Frank Motler on the Charlton-l Yahoo Group (12/2008).

The Thing in the Swamp (Table of Contents: 10)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
Joe Gill ?
Pencils:
Bill Molno
Inks:
Sal Trapani
Colors:
?
Letters:
Jon D'Agostino
Job Number:
S-2810

Genre:
fantasy-supernatural
Synopsis:
John Stanton secretly bases his theory of parallel evolution on an encounter in a swamp.
Reprints:

The Strange World: The Thinking Ape (Table of Contents: 11)

comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Joe Gill ?
Pencils:
Maurice Whitman
Inks:
Maurice Whitman
Colors:
?
Letters:
Jon D'Agostino
Job Number:
S-3011

Genre:
non-fiction; math & science; history
Synopsis:
The true story of Johann Gregor Mendel, the "father of genetics".
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Art identification by Frank Motler on the Charlton-l Yahoo Group (12/2008).

Paul's Pills (Table of Contents: 12)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Letters:
typeset

Reprints:

Failure (Table of Contents: 13)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
Joe Gill ?
Pencils:
Steve Ditko
Inks:
Steve Ditko
Colors:
?
Letters:
Jon D'Agostino
Job Number:
S-2758

Genre:
science fiction
Synopsis:
Karl Phalen creates a machine to see the future, but to avoid the future he sees he must keep the machine a secret.
Reprints:

The Living Monsters (Table of Contents: 14)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Joe Gill ?
Pencils:
Maurice Whitman ?
Inks:
Maurice Whitman ?
Colors:
?
Letters:
Jon D'Agostino
Job Number:
S-3013

Genre:
non-fiction; math & science; history
Synopsis:
Brief, true story of the dinosaurs.

The Strange Package! (Table of Contents: 15)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
Joe Gill ?
Pencils:
Gene Colan
Inks:
Gene Colan
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Job Number:
2952

Genre:
science fiction
Synopsis:
A doctor is sent a medical bag from the future.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Art identification by Allen Smith and Frank Motler on the Charlton-l Yahoo Group (12/2008).

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Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
  2. 1. The Elixir
  3. 2. The Shadow
  4. 3. The Egg and...!
  5. 4. The Best Policy
  6. 5. Great Performance
  7. 6. But for Bluey
  8. 7. Granny Broomstick's Tales for Taller Tots! -- Jack Spratt
    Granny Broomstick
  9. 8. Mystery Planet
  10. 9. The Ghostly Wanderer
  11. 10. The Thing in the Swamp
  12. 11. The Strange World: The Thinking Ape
  13. 12. Paul's Pills
  14. 13. Failure
  15. 14. The Living Monsters
  16. 15. The Strange Package!
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