(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:
  • Mike Nielsen
  • Tillmann Courth
  • Daniel Thingvold
  • Gary L. Watson
  • Ramon Schenk
  • Mark Muller
  • James Ludwig
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Gary L. Watson