(April 1961)

Charlton, 1958 Series
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Volume
2
Price
0.10 USD
Pages
36
Indicia frequency
Bi-Monthly
Publisher's Age Guidelines
Approved by the Comics Code Authority
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Charlton Comics Group
Brand
A Charlton Publication
Editing
Pat Masulli (executive editor)
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)

Captain John Prentiss / cover / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Sam Glanzman
Inks
Sam Glanzman
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
war
Characters
U.S. skindivers [Jardine; Tom Oldring]

Indexer Notes

Cover art, clockwise from top left, taken from page 4 panel 4, page 7 panel 2 & page 4 panel 3 of "The China Sea Sinking" story.

The Derelict (Table of Contents: 1)

Rear Admiral Maxie Haines / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
Joe Gill ?
Pencils
Bill Molno
Inks
Vince Alascia
Colors
?
Letters
Jon D'Agostino

Job Number
A-104
Genre
war
Characters
Averill (reporter); Jim (Engineering Officer); Lieutenant John Welles (submarine captain); Rear Admiral Maxie Haines
Synopsis
Admiral Maxie Haines tells an inquisitive reporter the story of how the submarine, the Moonfish, became a derelict. In December of 1941, the Japanese had attacked the sub stationed in the Philippines, with the skipper Lieutenant John Welles having to give his life for it. However the sub later runs aground on an island where the Japanese then gain control of it. There they repair it and take the Admiral and Engineering Officer away with them in the sub. However, in an unfamiliar sub, the Japanese are tricked into flooding it, trapping themselves inside while the two prisoners manage to escape.

Indexer Notes

Credits per Nick Caputo, October 2015.

Depth Charge (Table of Contents: 2)

comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script
Joe Gill ?
Pencils
Charles Nicholas
Inks
Sal Trapani
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Job Number
A-105
Genre
war
Characters
Nazi submarine captain; U.S. submarine captain
Synopsis
In the Norwegian sea a U.S. submarine, the U.S.S. Skipmarl, narrowly manages to outmaneuver and sink two Nazi destroyers.

Indexer Notes

Credits per Nick Caputo, October 2015.

Surrender (Table of Contents: 3)

text story / 1.9 pages (report information)

Script
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
war
Characters
Bill Jenkins; Frank Buttly; Jim Randells (Executive Officer); Sam Perkins; U.S. submarine Commanding Officer
Synopsis
The captain of the Tanger is ordered to go to the Ogoshi Sea in Japan to sink Japanese supply ships. One day he is saddened to learn that the Japanese have killed his mentor Bill Jenkins. He destroys many ships and, having finished his torpedoes, wants to return to base. Instead he is approached by Japanese battleships which surround the sub and wait for it emerge. He receives from the Japanese the message "Surrender!". Preparing for a final battle he surfaces. There a Japanese motorboat approaches telling him, that after the atom bomb was dropped, the Emperor had ordered them to surrender.

Indexer Notes

No credits.

[Statement of Ownership] (Table of Contents: 4)

statement of ownership / 0.1 page (report information)

Script
Pat Masulli [as Patrick J. Masulli]
Letters
typeset

Indexer Notes

Statement of ownership, management and circulation. Compiled by Patrick J. Masulli (editor). Notary public: Angela M. Salemme. Average circulation in the 12 months preceding September 30, 1960: 109,318.

The Enemy On Ice (Table of Contents: 5)

Lieutenant Bill Sanderson / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Joe Gill ?
Pencils
Charles Nicholas [as Chasal]
Inks
Sal Trapani [as Chasal]
Colors
?
Letters
Jon D'Agostino

Job Number
A-103
Genre
war
Characters
Lieutenant Bill Sanderson (U.S. submarine captain)
Synopsis
In August 1943, the Holtzheidt, a German heavy cruiser, goes north to Greenland where only the submarine, the U.S.S. Garwhal, can hope to sink it. There the sub fires on the raider while staying far enough away from the turrets' firing range. One torpedo finds the mark. The captain then calls in the bombers to finish it off, which they do. They go verify and decide to leave before they're iced up.

The China Sea Sinking (Table of Contents: 6)

Captain John Prentiss / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
Joe Gill ?
Pencils
Sam Glanzman [as S. J. G.]
Inks
Sam Glanzman [as S. J. G.]
Colors
?
Letters
Jon D'Agostino

Job Number
7245
Genre
war
Characters
Captain Henry Ballard (U.S.S. Skimmer captain); Captain John Prentiss (U.S. submarine captain); Kenneth C. Oldring (U.S. submariner, Tom's brother); U.S. skindivers [Jardine; Tom Oldring]
Synopsis
The U.S.S. Skimmer submarine, with officer Major Kinroe carrying vital documents, defends itself valiantly against a Japanese bomber but is sunk. Another sub is then sent on a recovery mission, trying to anticipate the Japanese. Upon arrival, two skindivers go see what they can recover and find that the crew after four days is miraculously still alive. They then rig the submarine with explosives and wait till the Japanese come to set them off.

Indexer Notes

Cover story.

Editing
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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Captain John Prentiss
  2. 1. The Derelict
    Rear Admiral Maxie Haines
  3. 2. Depth Charge
  4. 3. Surrender
  5. 4. [Statement of Ownership]
  6. 5. The Enemy On Ice
    Lieutenant Bill Sanderson
  7. 6. The China Sea Sinking
    Captain John Prentiss
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