(January 1953)

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.
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:
Bob Forgione (signed)
Inks:
Bob Forgione (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
horror-suspense

The Tale of a Salem Witch (Table of Contents: 1)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Art Capello
Inks:
Dick Giordano
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
horror-suspense
Synopsis:
A witch helps a man regain his stolen horses. She lets a ship sink so that the animals can swim ashore.

Indexer Notes

inside front cover

The Weird Tale of the Rock Bound Ghost (Table of Contents: 2)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
horror-suspense
Synopsis:
A gang of smugglers encouters ghosts from the past at a lighthouse. In helping the ghosts settle an old score, the men are promised a gold treasure. Overwhelmed by human greed, they dismiss a warning and drown tragically.
Reprints:

Vengence Will Be Mine (Table of Contents: 3)

comic story / 7 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
horror-suspense
Synopsis:
Two businessmen commit theft and murder, but frame their partner for the crimes. But Howard Pell is revived by a scientist and returns from the grave. In the end, justice has been served.

The Riddle of Benares (Table of Contents: 4)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
horror-suspense
Synopsis:
On an assignment in Benares, India, two cameramen spot a mysterious native woman clad in white. Trying to take her picture, the Devil Woman curses them and brings death to one of the men.

The Warlock of London (Table of Contents: 5)

comic story / 8 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
horror-suspense
Synopsis:
The witcher Rego takes human form by using magic brews and terrorizes London society in the disguise of Lord Harwood. The fearless lawyer Percy Wynbrock hunts him down and can kill the fiend in a duel with magic swords.
Reprints:

An Ancient Ghost Story (Table of Contents: 6)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
non-fiction; horror-suspense
Synopsis:
Roman philosopher Athenodorus follows a ghost and is led to a hidden treasure.

Jibaro Madness (Table of Contents: 7)

comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Bob Forgione [as "BF"] (signed)
Inks:
Bob Forgione [as "BF"] (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
horror-suspense
Synopsis:
Explorers searching for the secret of head-shrinking are captured by madman Maximo. He shrinks them to doll size and prepares to cut their heads off. The miniature people overpower their tormentor and escape. But they run into unexpected difficulties.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

cover story

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. The Thing
  2. 1. The Tale of a Salem Witch
  3. 2. The Weird Tale of the Rock Bound Ghost
  4. 3. Vengence Will Be Mine
  5. 4. The Riddle of Benares
  6. 5. The Warlock of London
  7. 6. An Ancient Ghost Story
  8. 7. Jibaro Madness
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Mark Muller
  • Daniel Thingvold
  • Gary L. Watson
  • Tillmann Courth
  • Mike Nielsen
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Gary L. Watson