(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.
Editing
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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