(January 1950)

Charlton, 1949 Series
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Volume
1
Price
0.10 USD
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
bi-monthly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Charlton Comics, Inc.
Editing
Charles J. Levy; Charles Santangelo
Color
Color
Dimensions
Standard Silver Age US
Paper Stock
Glossy cover; Newsprint interior
Binding
Saddle-stitched
Publishing Format
Was ongoing

Issue Notes

Indexed from information from Ger Apeldoorn via the GCD Error Tracker and a scan by "blastaar" from http://digitalcomicmuseum.com.

F.P.I. distributor brand on cover.


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Don Ornitz (photo, credited)
Inks
Don Ornitz (photo, credited)
Colors
Don Ornitz (photo, credited)
Letters
typeset

Genre
romance
Characters
Joy Lansing (photo)

Indexer Notes

"Cover Girl: Joy Lansing, Hal Roach Television starlet. (Photo by Don Ornitz, Globe)." Joy (later Joi) Lansing's acting career lasted until about 1970 (she died in 1972), including recurring roles on "The Beverly Hillbillies" and "The Bob Cummings Show."

Danger! Thin Shoulders! (Table of Contents: 1)

Pictorial Love Stories' Beauty Briefs / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Fred Bell
Inks
Fred Bell
Letters
?

Genre
romance
Characters
Lorna; Betty; Lorna
Synopsis
Lorna advises Betty to build up her "thin shoulders" so she can attract boys.

Indexer Notes

Black and white. Inside front cover.
Art credits from JVJ index card attached to online scanned version.

[Lorrie Lane] (Table of Contents: 2)

Hotel Hopeful / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Fred Bell
Inks
Fred Bell
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
romance
Characters
Lorrie Lane; Linda Lane; Mrs. Lucinda Michaels; Jean Stagg; Gary Granlund; Mary
Synopsis
Lorrie arrives at the boarding house run by Mrs. Michaels. She is the twin sister of actress Linda Lane and wants to break into show business herself. Linda asks Lorrie to impersonate her for a few days so she can go home and rest. Lorrie, accompanied by Jean, faces hordes of fans and others competing for her attention. Actor Gary urges “Linda” to break her contract and appear in a film with him, but Jean knows it’s just to revive his own career. Lorrie decides acting is not for her and goes back to her hometown and her waiting boyfriend.

Indexer Notes

Art credits from JVJ index card attached to scanned online version.

[Tim Adair and Barbara Crawford] (Table of Contents: 3)

Me ... Dan Cupid / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Art Gates ?
Inks
Art Gates ?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
fantasy-supernatural; romance
Characters
Dan Cupid [Danny]; Barbara "Babs" Crawford; Tim Adair; Sherry Fanning; Mrs. Crawford; Horace Schmazey
Synopsis
Babs breaks up with Tim because he’s a magazine illustrator who falls for all of his models, especially Sherry. Babs, urged by her mother, agrees to marry wealthy Horace instead. Tim convinces her to change her mind. Sherry tries to cut in, but Dan Cupid changes into handsome young man “Danny” and distracts her. Once his job is done, “Danny” vanishes, leaving Sherry all alone.

Indexer Notes

Art credits from JVJ index card attached to online scanned version.

The Lights of Broadway (Table of Contents: 4)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
romance

[Case 157: Sally Smith] (Table of Contents: 5)

Carter's Case Book / comic story / 9 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
romance
Characters
Catherine Carter; Sally Smith; Jim Nolan; Danny Dix
Synopsis
Advice columnist Catherine gets a letter from Sally, who says she fears marrying her fiancé Jim will cause his death. Catherine visits the couple and Sally tells her story: she was a hat check girl in a club and was romanced by gangster Danny. Jim rescued her and Danny vows revenge. The criminal shows up and plans to killsTim but Sally—at Catherine’s urging—shoots Danny and saves her boyfriend.

Indexer Notes

In the previous issue, the protagonist's name was spelled "Catharine" but is "Catherine" in this issue (except in the last panel, where it reverts to "Catharine" again).

I Was a Small Town Snob (Table of Contents: 6)

comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Bill Allison
Inks
Bill Allison
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
romance
Characters
Betsy Beldon; Jud Forman; Gerald Marsh; Cal; Jimmy
Synopsis
Betsy and her boyfriend Jud dislike the horde of summer tourists who come to their small town. When visitor Gerald kisses Betsy at a barn dance, she informs Jud. Jud and two friends beat up Gerald, but Betsy realises she actually loves him. Gerald catches Jud alone, and knocks him out. Betsy and Gerald will be married.

Indexer Notes

Art credits from JVJ index card attached to online scanned version.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 7)

Trudy 'n Judy / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Fred Bell
Inks
Fred Bell
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
There goes the phone!
Genre
humor; romance
Characters
Trudy; Judy
Synopsis
Judy answers a phone call and accepts a marriage proposal from a man, but doesn't want to interrupt him to find out which of her suitors it is.

Indexer Notes

Black and white. Inside back cover.

Art credits from JVJ index card attached to online scanned version.

[Ad for Florida Fashions Inc. dresses] (Table of Contents: 8) (Expand) /

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Editing
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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
  2. 1. Danger! Thin Shoulders!
    Pictorial Love Stories' Beauty Briefs
  3. 2. [Lorrie Lane]
    Hotel Hopeful
  4. 3. [Tim Adair and Barbara Crawford]
    Me ... Dan Cupid
  5. 4. The Lights of Broadway
  6. 5. [Case 157: Sally Smith]
    Carter's Case Book
  7. 6. I Was a Small Town Snob
  8. 7. ["There goes the phone!"]
    Trudy 'n Judy
  9. 8. [Ad for Florida Fashions Inc. dresses]
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Ger Apeldoorn
  • David Wilt
  • Donald Dale Milne
  • Daniel Thingvold
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Ramon Schenk
  • Gary L. Watson