(August 1952)

Charlton, 1952 Series
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Volume:
1
Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
36
Indicia frequency:
bi-monthly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
Outstanding Comics, Inc.
Brand:
An Outstanding Comics Publication
Editing:
Alfred V. Fago
Color:
Color
Dimensions:
Standard Silver Age US
Paper Stock:
Glossy cover; Newsprint interior
Binding:
Saddle-stitched
Publishing Format:
Was ongoing

The Thing (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Al Fago (Signed)
Inks:
Al Fago
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
horror-suspense

The Hounds of Dartmoor (Table of Contents: 1)

Things You Should Know / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Dick Giordano (signed)
Inks:
Dick Giordano
Letters:
?

Genre:
horror-suspense
Synopsis:
Account of phantom hounds of Dartmoor, allegedly the inspiration for the Sherlock Holmes novel "The Hound of the Baskervilles".

I Was A Zombie (Table of Contents: 2)

comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Al Fago (Signed)
Inks:
Al Fago
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
horror-suspense
Synopsis:
Engineer Alden Blake is called to Haiti to build a dam. When he ecounters zombie slave laborers, Blake threatens to go public. He is turned into a zombie himself, but manages to take revenge.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

cover story

The Promise of Ying Ko (Table of Contents: 3)

comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Al Tyler (signed)
Inks:
Al Tyler
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
adventure; horror-suspense
Synopsis:
Skipper Steve Payne makes a living cruising the waters off the Chinese coast. After saving the life of a man called Ying Ko, Payne himself gets rescued years later by the now turned "pirate king" Ying Ko.

The Unseen Thing (Table of Contents: 4)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
horror-suspense
Synopsis:
A student of Indian Shawnee Theology wrestles in a university lab with an invisible demon from the beyond.

The Petrified Ghost (Table of Contents: 5)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset (Leroy lettering)

Genre:
horror-suspense
Synopsis:
A sculptor is crushed to death by one of his statues. But his blood (and ghost) are absorbed by the sandstone. The statue comes alive and pursues his criminal business partners.

Partners In Death (Table of Contents: 6)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
John Belfi (signed)
Inks:
John Belfi
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
horror-suspense
Synopsis:
Ray Bruce withhelds heart pills from his business partner Howard Croft, thus killing him slowly. But Croft's ghost returns to haunt his former associate.
Reprints:

Twins of Doom (Table of Contents: 7)

comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset (Leroy lettering)

Genre:
horror-suspense
Synopsis:
Identical twins Peter and Paul Leverett are going to meet again after a ten-year separation. A rival steps in and kills Paul, sending Peter into (by twin-magic) a coma and summoning the local sheriff. Investigation of Peter's coma leads to the detection of Paul's murder.

["Weird flickering lights called 'corpse candles'..."] (Table of Contents: 8)

Things You Should Know / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Dick Giordano ?
Inks:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
horror-suspense
Synopsis:
Account of floating lights phenomena predicting deaths.

Indexer Notes

1/2 page inside back cover

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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. The Thing
  2. 1. The Hounds of Dartmoor
    Things You Should Know
  3. 2. I Was A Zombie
  4. 3. The Promise of Ying Ko
  5. 4. The Unseen Thing
  6. 5. The Petrified Ghost
  7. 6. Partners In Death
  8. 7. Twins of Doom
  9. 8. ["Weird flickering lights called 'corpse candles'..."]
    Things You Should Know
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Tillmann Courth
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Daniel Thingvold
  • Gary L. Watson
  • Michael Hoskin
  • Peter Croome
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Gary L. Watson