(October-November 1952)

Charlton, 1952 Series
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Volume
1
Price
0.10 USD
Pages
36
Indicia frequency
bi-monthly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Capitol Stories, 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)

Script
?
Pencils
Lou Morales (signed)
Inks
Lou Morales
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
horror-suspense

The Thing Presents (Table of Contents: 1)

table of contents / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Lou Morales (signed)
Inks
Lou Morales
Letters
?

Genre
horror-suspense

Indexer Notes

Contents page

Curse of Karnak (Table of Contents: 2)

comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Bob Forgione (signed)
Inks
Bob Forgione
Colors
?
Letters
typeset (Leroy lettering)

Genre
horror-suspense
Synopsis
Professor Ambrose carelessly revives the mummy of King Mentu and sets free a plague of Egyptian gods running amok in the excavation camp.
Reprints

Harmony of Horror (Table of Contents: 3)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Bob Forgione (signed)
Inks
Bob Forgione
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
horror-suspense
Synopsis
Jim Shervin kills Bruno Augustin, the rival for his love of the beautiful Cleo. The pianist's ghost comes back from the dead and haunts his murderer by moving objects around via acoustical vibrations.

The Frustrated Ghost (Table of Contents: 4)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
?
Letters
Typeset

Genre
horror-suspense
Synopsis
Captain Isaac Humboldt dies in a steamship crash on the Mississippi. His ghostly apparition appears many miles away to his mother and his brother.

Murderers' Row (Table of Contents: 5)

comic story / 9 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Tex Blaisdell
Inks
Tex Blaisdell
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
horror-suspense
Synopsis
Strange things happen in and around Professor Caglio's wax exhibition of murderers through history. Can Elsa and boyfriend Terry escape when trapped in the storage room?
Reprints

Indexer Notes

cover story

Art identification by Jim Vadeboncoeur, Jr.

The Tavern of Terror (Table of Contents: 6)

comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Collier (signed)
Inks
Collier
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
horror-suspense
Synopsis
Young man spends the night in an inn haunted by an old female vampire. The fiend appears and warns him to stay, but the man won't listen and has to pay for his stubbornness with his life.

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

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

Script
?
Pencils
Lou Morales (signed)
Inks
Lou Morales
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
The Banshee, strange family ghost...
Genre
horror-suspense
Synopsis
Three panels informing about the habits of banshees.

Indexer Notes

1/2 page inside back cover with ad for pimple cream

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 8) (Expand) /

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Editing
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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. The Thing
  2. 1. The Thing Presents
  3. 2. Curse of Karnak
  4. 3. Harmony of Horror
  5. 4. The Frustrated Ghost
  6. 5. Murderers' Row
  7. 6. The Tavern of Terror
  8. 7. ["The Banshee, strange family ghost..."]
    Things You Should Know
  9. 8. [no title indexed]
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Tillmann Courth
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Daniel Thingvold
  • Gary L. Watson
  • Michael Hoskin
  • Peter Croome
  • Gregory Fischer
  • James Ludwig
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Gary L. Watson