(March 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

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
? (photograph)
Inks
? (photograph)
Colors
?

Genre
romance

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 1)

Beauty Briefs / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Fred Bell
Inks
Fred Bell
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Absolutely everybody was at the party for Della Crane
Genre
romance
Characters
Della Crane; Bess Mallon; Tommy
Synopsis
Beauty contest winner Della gives Bess advice on hair care.

Indexer Notes

Inside front cover.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 2)

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Hotel Hopeful is really Mrs. Michaels boarding house for girls
Genre
romance
Characters
Cleo Martin; Aunt Mike [Mrs. Michaels]; Mark Bell; Jimmy Clark
Synopsis
Aspiring dancer Cleo dates middle-aged actor Mark for publicity purposes, over the objections of boarding house owner Aunt Mike and Cleo’s boyfriend Jimmy. Cleo is arrested for shooting Mark, but he survives and the truth is revealed: Mark is Cleo’s father and they were keeping it a secret. Jimmy marries Cleo.

Indexer Notes

Mrs. Michaels is spelled "Mrs. Micheals" in page one, panel one.
Art credit from JVJ index card attached to online scanned version.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 3)

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

Script
?
Pencils
Eleanor Claire
Inks
Eleanor Claire
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
That's right--you're not seeing things!
Genre
fantasy-supernatural; romance
Characters
Dan Cupid; Fran Dennis; Jerry Light; Bobbie; Bob
Synopsis
Fran can’t get a date because she’s too good at sports and men don’t like to lose to her. Her friend Bobbie advises her to lose at tennis to handsome Jerry. With Dan Cupid’s help, Fran appears inept at tennis, golf, rowing, and diving. When Jerry learns Fran’s actually a champion athlete, she thinks she’s lost him and decides to leave town. However, Dan Cupid tricks her into visiting Jerry’s apartment and she discovers he’s also a superb athlete so they’re a good pair.

Indexer Notes

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

And the Stars Fell Down (Table of Contents: 4)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
romance

They Called Me "That Woman"! (Table of Contents: 5)

comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
William Allison
Inks
William Allison
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
romance
Characters
Doris Malone Fisher; Carl Fisher; George Hall; Frank Kirk; Mary Kirk; Joe
Synopsis
Doris divorces her “cruel and…openly unfaithful” husband Carl, and in revenge he blackens her reputation in court. She falls in love with George, who defends her and proposes marriage. Carl tricks George into thinking Doris is still seeing him because “if I can’t have you-—then nobody else can! Ha, ha, ha!” However, George overhears this and punches Carl. George and Doris will wed.
Keywords
divorce

Indexer Notes

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

[Case # 375] (Table of Contents: 6)

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

Script
?
Pencils
Lee Sherman ?
Inks
Lee Sherman ?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
romance
Characters
Catherine Carter; Jane Doe [as Jane Brown]; Mickey Crane; Ken Parker; Sylvia; Jonesy
Synopsis
Advice columnist Catherine Carter visits Jane Doe, an ex-convict whose record prevents her from finding happiness. Her ex-boyfriend Mickey, the one responsible for her prison sentence, tries to renew their relationship but Jane rejects him and is defended by Ken. Ken and Jane fall in love, but Ken’s ex-girlfriend Sylvia learns the truth and says Jane is ruining Ken’s chance for a promotion at the bank where he works. Mickey tries to force Jane and Miss Carter to help him rob Ken’s bank, but Jane tips Ken off and the robbers are all killed. Jane and Ken can now be happy together.

Indexer Notes

Miss Carter's first name is spelled "Catherine" on page one but "Catharine" on page two.

Tentative art credit from JVJ index card attached to online scanned version.

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

Trudy and Judy / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Fred Bell
Inks
Fred Bell
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Hi, Judy! Gosh, my new boyfriend is persistent!
Genre
humor; romance
Characters
Trudy; Judy

Indexer Notes

Inside back cover.

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
  2. 1. ["Absolutely everybody was at the party for Della Crane"]
    Beauty Briefs
  3. 2. ["Hotel Hopeful is really Mrs. Michaels boarding house for girls"]
    Hotel Hopeful
  4. 3. ["That's right--you're not seeing things!"]
    Me...Dan Cupid
  5. 4. And the Stars Fell Down
  6. 5. They Called Me "That Woman"!
  7. 6. [Case # 375]
    Carter's Case Book
  8. 7. ["Hi, Judy! Gosh, my new boyfriend is persistent!"]
    Trudy and Judy
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