(July 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:
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

Issue Notes

Parts of this issue are reprinted:

The Thing (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
horror-suspense

Mardu's Masterpiece (Table of Contents: 1)

comic story / 7 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
horror-suspense
Synopsis:
Etienne Mardu, Parisian art painter, gains success by painting with blood. First his own, then his models'. But the magic canvases come to life and put an end to Mardu's grisly career.

Indexer Notes

Writer ID by Martin O'Hearn.

The Road to Madness (Table of Contents: 2)

comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
Carl Memling
Pencils:
Bob Forgione (signed)
Inks:
Vince Alascia (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
crime; horror-suspense
Synopsis:
The sadistic and ruthless collector of gems, Francisco de Cobra, hears about the world's largest diamond. He travels to the Amazonian jungles to get his hands on the item - and murders all his companions while he's at it.

The Skull Stretchers (Table of Contents: 3)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
horror-suspense
Synopsis:
A party of soldiers is annihilated by head-hunting natives while trekking through the African jungle.

Operation Massacre (Table of Contents: 4)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
horror-suspense
Synopsis:
Madman Marko controls an army of robots by pure thought. On his way to world domination he makes one fatal mistake.

The Dead Man's Hand (Table of Contents: 5)

comic story / 8 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
horror-suspense
Synopsis:
A cruel master pianist is killed by his wife and her lover. The maestro's hand however returns and strangles every single soul in the household.
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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. The Thing
  2. 1. Mardu's Masterpiece
  3. 2. The Road to Madness
  4. 3. The Skull Stretchers
  5. 4. Operation Massacre
  6. 5. The Dead Man's Hand
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Lou Mougin
  • Tillmann Courth
  • Daniel Thingvold
  • Gary L. Watson
  • Ramon Schenk
  • Peter Croome
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Gary L. Watson