(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 Aschmeier
Inks:
Stan Aschmeier
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.

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:
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  • Tillmann Courth
  • Daniel Thingvold
  • Gary L. Watson
  • Ramon Schenk
  • Peter Croome
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
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