(March 1953)

Charlton, 1952 Series
< Previous Issue |
| Next Issue >
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.
Editing
Related Scans
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