(March 1958)

Charlton, 1955 Series
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Volume
1
Price
0.15 USD
Pages
68
Indicia Frequency
Quarterly
Publisher's Age Guidelines
Approved by the Comics Code Authority
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Charlton Comics Group
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
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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
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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.
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But for Bluey (Table of Contents: 6)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
?
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
When I tell you my name is George Morrison then I am certain you will recognize me.
Genre
fantasy-supernatural
Characters
George Morrison; Helen Witlow; Joe Witlow; Bluey
Synopsis
George is rescued from a drifting fishing boat, thanks to his cat.
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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.
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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
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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Indexer Notes

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

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Series Information
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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