The Thing #12
(February 1954)

Charlton, 1952 Series
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Volume
1
Price
0.10 USD
Pages
36
Indicia frequency
bimonthly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Charlton Comics Group
Brand
A Charlton Publication
Editing
Al Fago [as Designed by Al Fago Studios]
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
Steve Ditko (signed)
Inks
Steve Ditko (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
horror-suspense
Reprints

Indexer Notes

First published comic book cover by Steve Ditko.

Cinderella (Table of Contents: 1)

comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Steve Ditko (signed)
Inks
Steve Ditko (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
horror-suspense
Synopsis
Cinderella is being kept slave by her vampire sisters. She leaves home without permission - to warn the prince of an imminent vampire attack.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Cover story.

Melvin Comes Home! (Table of Contents: 2)

comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
Carl Memling
Pencils
Dick Ayers (signed)
Inks
Dick Ayers
Colors
?
Letters
Dick Ayers

Genre
horror-suspense
Synopsis
With the aid of Amazonian native Jagarta, Melvin disposes of a rival. When Melvin refuses to pay Jagarta for his services, he finds himself to be on the receiving end of a black magic spell.
Reprints

The Thing's Revenge (Table of Contents: 3)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
horror-suspense
Synopsis
A publicity stunt takes on a life of its own. Around a haunted house supernatural things begin to happen.

The Mummy's Curse! (Table of Contents: 4)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
John Belfi (signed)
Inks
John Belfi
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
horror-suspense
Synopsis
Egyptian mummy comes alive in a modern laboratory and runs amok.
Reprints

Food For Thought (Table of Contents: 5)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
horror-suspense
Synopsis
A thief stealing animal food and eating it turns into a snake-man.

The Sound of Death (Table of Contents: 6)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
horror-suspense
Synopsis
Scorned amateur musician Horation Grevius constructs an ultra-sonic violin to murder his critics. But his cunning plan has a flaw.
Reprints

Greed (Table of Contents: 7)

comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Anthony Tallarico (signed)
Inks
Anthony Tallarico
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
horror-suspense
Synopsis
Lord Branding wants to know all of his ancestors and conjures them to appear before him. In the end a mutant gorilla springs at him.
Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. The Thing
  2. 1. Cinderella
  3. 2. Melvin Comes Home!
  4. 3. The Thing's Revenge
  5. 4. The Mummy's Curse!
  6. 5. Food For Thought
  7. 6. The Sound of Death
  8. 7. Greed
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Lou Mougin
  • Nick Caputo
  • Mike Nielsen
  • Tillmann Courth
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Brian Dobbelaere
  • Gary L. Watson
  • Daniel Thingvold
  • Ramon Schenk
  • James Zee
  • James Ludwig
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Gary L. Watson