(January 1968)

Charlton, 1967 Series
Volume
2
Price
0.12 USD
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
bimonthly
On-sale Date
1967
Publisher's Age Guidelines
Approved by the Comics Code Authority
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Charlton Press, Inc.
Brand
Charlton Comics
Editing
Pat Masulli (credited as executive editor); Dick Giordano (credited as managing editor)

Issue Notes

Keywords
anthology; rotating features; series tryout

Evil's Own Super Hero... or Super Smart Aleck? (Table of Contents)

Sinistro Boy Fiend / cover / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Henry Scarpelli (signed)
Inks
Henry Scarpelli (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
Jon D'Agostino ?

Genre
humor; satire-parody; superhero
Characters
Sinistro Boy Fiend; Shirlee
Synopsis
Sinistro sticks voodoo-like pins in dolls of Charlton heroes.
Keywords
Charlton heroes; voodoo; would-be villain

Indexer Notes

Charlton hero dolls pictured are Blue Beetle, Peacemaker, Superguy and Captain USA.

Brand New! Monkees Singing Pin-Ups (Table of Contents: 1) (Expand) /

Victor Specialties / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

Learn to Play Guitar the Chet Atkins Way! (Table of Contents: 2) (Expand) /

Victor Specialties / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

Too Many Happy Endings! (Table of Contents: 3)

Sinistro Boy Fiend / comic story / 27 pages (report information)

Script
Grass Green
Pencils
Henry Scarpelli (signed)
Inks
Henry Scarpelli (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
Jon D'Agostino

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Fate has cast Jack Biceps in the role of the All-American Boy...
Genre
humor; satire-parody; superhero
Characters
Sinistro Boy Fiend [Jack Biceps] (introduction; origin); Shirlee (Jack's girlfriend); Jack's three friends; Jack's mom; various bank robbers; messinger for the Mosa Dosa; Peacemaker; Captain USA; Green Spider; Blue Beetle; Superguy; Irish Hymie Schultz (villain); Schultz's two goons; various police; various firefighters
Synopsis
After drinking a potion, Jack Biceps gains super powers and wants to help normal criminals in their battles against various super heroes. Through trickery and crazy weapons of his own design, he bests the Charlton heroes, who clearly underestimate him. But can't even get arrested in the end.
Keywords
Charlton heroes; comic absurdity; doing-something-their-own-way; ineptness; series of mishaps; would-be villain

Indexer Notes

A caption in the final panel says: "Join us in the next epic adventure of Sinistro Boy Fiend. This clever, dedicated champion of infamy will once again attempt to raise aloft the black flag of villainy!"

...Or, maybe not.

Premiere Postscripts (Table of Contents: 4)

letters page / 1 page (report information)

Script
Dick Giordano
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Keywords
editorial feature; letter column

Indexer Notes

Readers discuss Charlton Premiere #2 in letters of comment by Ted Seidler, Richard Struempler, Stephen Gillespie, Mike Harre, Mike Uslan, Richard Buckler and Joel Morse.

Dick Giordano closes with "Lotsa Luck and Good Afternoon", perhaps an early version of his more famous and customary sign-off "Thank You and Good Afternoon"? Between pages 9 and 10 of previous story.

239 Stamps (Table of Contents: 5) (Expand) /

Zenith Company / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Grit / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

[Stamps - Coins - Shop by Mail] (Table of Contents: 7) (Expand) /

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Buy Charlton Comics! (We need the money!) (Table of Contents: 8) (Expand) /

Charlton Comics / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

Order by Mail Specials (Table of Contents: 9) (Expand) /

Victor Specialties / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

Amazing Illusory "X-Ray" Vision Instantly! (Table of Contents: 10) (Expand) /

Rembrandt Co. / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

Is Your Hair Growing or Going? (Table of Contents: 11) (Expand) /

H. H. Ward & Co. / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Now You Can Buy Fords, Chevrolets, Dodges Below Wholesale!! (Table of Contents: 12) (Expand) /

Wholesale-Discount Buyers Club / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. Evil's Own Super Hero... or Super Smart Aleck?
    Sinistro Boy Fiend
  2. 1. Brand New! Monkees Singing Pin-Ups
    Victor Specialties
  3. 2. Learn to Play Guitar the Chet Atkins Way!
    Victor Specialties
  4. 3. Too Many Happy Endings!
    Sinistro Boy Fiend
  5. 4. Premiere Postscripts
  6. 5. 239 Stamps
    Zenith Company
  7. 6. ["Boys here's a swell way to make $1 to $5 weekly in your spare time and win dandy prizes too!"]
    Grit
  8. 7. [Stamps - Coins - Shop by Mail]
  9. 8. Buy Charlton Comics! (We need the money!)
    Charlton Comics
  10. 9. Order by Mail Specials
    Victor Specialties
  11. 10. Amazing Illusory "X-Ray" Vision Instantly!
    Rembrandt Co.
  12. 11. Is Your Hair Growing or Going?
    H. H. Ward & Co.
  13. 12. Now You Can Buy Fords, Chevrolets, Dodges Below Wholesale!!
    Wholesale-Discount Buyers Club
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