The Thing #10
(September 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

The Thing (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Bob Forgione
Inks
Bob Forgione ?; Vince Alascia ?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
horror-suspense

Indexer Notes

Art identification by Jim Vadeboncoeur, Jr.

Flower of Evil (Table of Contents: 1)

comic story / 8 pages (report information)

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

Genre
horror-suspense
Synopsis
Evil botanist Stanley Budd (sic!) kills for a formula which makes his flowers grow into enormous proportions. But what about the ants hiding in the grass?

Indexer Notes

Writer ID by Martin O'Hearn.

Into the Fire (Table of Contents: 2)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Carl Memling
Pencils
Stan Asch
Inks
Stan Asch
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
horror-suspense
Synopsis
As assistant in a crematorium, Charley Burns (sic!) plans to dispose of the body of his murdered boss, but gets himself trapped inside the flames and perishes.

Indexer Notes

Style consistent with story "Change in Script!" in "Lawbreakers Suspense Stories" #13, also from Charlton.

Rain of Terror (Table of Contents: 3)

comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
horror-suspense
Synopsis
When a scientist gets robbed, the mysterious seeds he carried with him start growing and unleash a plague of biblical proportions.

Darkness (Table of Contents: 4)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
horror-suspense
Synopsis
Apocalypse strikes mankind, caused by the world's lowliest inhabitants - worms.

Death Has Three Fingers (Table of Contents: 5)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre
horror-suspense
Synopsis
Inspector Corgan is assigned to investigate the brutal slayings of a werewolf. But why is he troubled by dizzy spells, black-outs and splitting headaches every time the moon is full?

Mark of Violence (Table of Contents: 6)

comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
John Belfi ?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
horror-suspense
Synopsis
When brave villagers capture a vampire, it is the mayor's task to perform certain rituals on the creature's body to make sure it will not rise again. The mayor however plans to sell the head to a museum in the city.
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Indexer Notes

Art identification by Jim Vadeboncoeur, Jr.

The Devil's Kiss (Table of Contents: 7)

comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
Vince Alascia
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
horror-suspense
Synopsis
This year's king of the Mardi Gras is the devil himself. He runs off with a woman who was foolish enough to throw herself in his arms.

Indexer Notes

Cover story.
Art identification by Jim Vadeboncoeur, Jr.

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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. The Thing
  2. 1. Flower of Evil
  3. 2. Into the Fire
  4. 3. Rain of Terror
  5. 4. Darkness
  6. 5. Death Has Three Fingers
  7. 6. Mark of Violence
  8. 7. The Devil's Kiss
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Tony R. Rose
  • Lou Mougin
  • Tillmann Courth
  • Daniel Thingvold
  • Gary L. Watson
  • Ramon Schenk
  • Peter Croome
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Gary L. Watson