(March 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.
Brand:
An Outstanding Comics Publication; A Capitol 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
Reprints:

Hell Ship (Table of Contents: 1)

comic story / 7 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
horror-suspense
Synopsis:
Three bank-robbers make their escape on a haunted ship. The ghost of cruel captain Cray enslaves them as his crew and finally tortures them to death.

Spiderman and His Web of Doom (Table of Contents: 2)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
horror-suspense
Synopsis:
Mr. Nemo lets a young couple - the Trasks - rent his house. Transforming himself into a giant spider, Nemo lures his lodgers to the attic and drains their blood. Trask however succeeds in battling the "spiderman".

The Thing From the Deep (Table of Contents: 3)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
horror-suspense
Synopsis:
In Calvo Bay a sea monster strikes out of the fog and devours people standing on the pier.

Give the Devil His Due (Table of Contents: 4)

comic story / 3 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
humor; horror-suspense
Synopsis:
A farmer makes a pact with the devil. When time comes to pay the devil his "due", said farmer gives the devil some "dew" from the fields - because there was a typo in the contract.
Reprints:

The Gorgon's Claw (Table of Contents: 5)

comic story / 7 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
horror-suspense
Synopsis:
When strange murders occur at Carlton College, professor Thaddeus spreads rumors of a Gorgon attack - to make himself interesting for the lovely co-eds. Thaddeus begins to kill rivals and troublemakers with a bronze Gorgon claw. In the end he has to learn the identity of the true mythical beast.

Indexer Notes

cover story

The Ghosts of Gombi (Table of Contents: 6)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
horror-suspense
Synopsis:
Fisherman meets the ghosts of pirates.

Haunt of the Vampire (Table of Contents: 7)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
horror-suspense
Synopsis:
Next to a Cuban plantation lies a swamp, inhabited by vampires. A jewel thief seeks shelter there, but has to lure other people into their doom.
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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. The Thing
  2. 1. Hell Ship
  3. 2. Spiderman and His Web of Doom
  4. 3. The Thing From the Deep
  5. 4. Give the Devil His Due
  6. 5. The Gorgon's Claw
  7. 6. The Ghosts of Gombi
  8. 7. Haunt of the Vampire
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Ramon Schenk
  • Peter Croome
  • Daniel Thingvold
  • Gary L. Watson
  • Tillmann Courth
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Gary L. Watson