(March 1953)

Charlton, 1953 Series
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Volume
1
Price
0.10 USD
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
bi-monthly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Capitol Stories, Inc.
Editing
Alfred V. Fago
Color
Color
Dimensions
Standard Silver Age US
Paper Stock
Glossy Cover; Newsprint Interior
Binding
Saddle-stitched
Publishing Format
Was ongoing

Issue Notes

Copyright 1953


Round-Trip Ticket! (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Lou Morales (signed)
Inks
Lou Morales (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
Jon D'Agostino ?

Genre
horror-suspense
Characters
Sherrin Kimberly; unnamed host

The Dead End Ghost (Table of Contents: 1)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Letters
Jon D'Agostino ?

Genre
crime; horror-suspense
Characters
Steve Merwin; Trig; Jerry Greer
Synopsis
A murdered criminal gets revenge on his killer.

Indexer Notes

Inside front cover in black and white.

Round-Trip Ticket! (Table of Contents: 2)

comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Lou Morales (signed)
Inks
Dennis Laugen (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
Jon D'Agostino ?

Genre
horror-suspense
Characters
Ralph Coyne; Corinth Seely; Waller Drum; Emma Kratt; Carlyle Kratt; Nancy Gregg; Sherrin Kimberly; bus driver; gracious host; Barton; Ted; Big Pete; George; two waitresses
Synopsis
A bus breaks down and seven passengers must spend the night in a home where the gracious host knows each of their evil past.

Indexer Notes

Classic severed tongues horror story.

The End of a Perfect Crime (Table of Contents: 3)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Dick Giordano (signed)
Inks
Al Fago (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
crime
Characters
Jeremiah Nalton; Rick Nalton; Stewart North; George Gould; Marcia Adams
Synopsis
A dieing fathers wants his son to get revenge on the relative that stole his fortune.

One Body Too Many (Table of Contents: 4)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
Jon D'Agostino ?

Genre
crime
Characters
Seth Chalmers; Roy Mercer; Joe Brady
Synopsis
A murderer has trouble disposing of the body.

The Punchboard Mystery (Table of Contents: 5)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
crime
Characters
Julia Brannan; Detective John Anthony; Mike Deering; Slim Shoastak
Synopsis
A police detective has a suspect for the murder of a shopkeeper, but something doesn't add up.

Indexer Notes

Text story with illustration.

Explosive! (Table of Contents: 6)

comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Lou Morales (signed)
Inks
Al Fago (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
Jon D'Agostino ?

Genre
crime
Characters
Nick; Millie; Chuck; Joe
Synopsis
A woman's plot to kill her husband goes off with a bang.

Down to the Last T (Table of Contents: 7)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

Genre
crime
Characters
Slinky Barlow; Auntie Logan; Weeper Sloane; Tony
Synopsis
Slinky Barlow looks to make a big score from a bookie.

Time Out of Mind! (Table of Contents: 8)

comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Sy Moskowitz ?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
Jon D'Agostino ?

Genre
crime
Characters
Jimmy Wharton; Rudy Carthage; Lt. Ray Boland; Claire Darcy; Mickey (bartender); Detective Morton; Hinkey Shafter; landlady; sheriff; landlady's son
Synopsis
A getaway driver keeps getting knocked out and doesn't know if he killed a man or just dreamed it.

Indexer Notes

Possible Moskowitz pencils per Nick Caputo, October 2016.

Statement of Ownership, Management and Circulation (Table of Contents: 9)

statement of ownership / 0.25 page (report information)

Letters
typeset

Indexer Notes

For the previous title Lawbreakers Comics. Submitted by Burton N. Levey on September 5, 1952. Printed on inside back cover.

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. Round-Trip Ticket!
  2. 1. The Dead End Ghost
  3. 2. Round-Trip Ticket!
  4. 3. The End of a Perfect Crime
  5. 4. One Body Too Many
  6. 5. The Punchboard Mystery
  7. 6. Explosive!
  8. 7. Down to the Last T
  9. 8. Time Out of Mind!
  10. 9. Statement of Ownership, Management and Circulation
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Bill Devine
  • Michael Hoskin
  • Nick Caputo
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Gene Reed
  • Gary L. Watson