The Thing #13
(April 1954)

Charlton, 1952 Series
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Volume
?
Price
0.10 USD
Pages
36
Indicia frequency
?
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Charlton Comics Group
Brand
A Charlton Publication
Editing
Al 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:

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre
horror-suspense
Reprints
Keywords
demons; grimoires; magic

Library of Horror (Table of Contents: 1)

comic story / 7 pages (report information)

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

Genre
horror-suspense
Synopsis
Horror writer Ken Rolland searches for inspiration by dabbling with black magic. A kill will offer him trips to the Netherworld. Rolland becomes a famed author, but one day makes the mistake to murder his own fiancée.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Cover story. The Executive editor of the fictional Chilling Mysteries is named Allen Fargo, similar to real Charlton editor Al Fago.

Die Laughing! (Table of Contents: 2)

comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Steve Ditko
Inks
Steve Ditko ?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
horror-suspense
Synopsis
A group of boys enter a haunted house for their initiation into a college frat. One by one they go missing.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Storyline very similar to "House of Horror" (Haunt of Fear #15[1]) from May 1950.

The Witch Fish (Table of Contents: 3)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
?
Letters
Typeset

Genre
horror-suspense
Synopsis
A witch drowned in the 17th century in a countryside lake in England, comes back as a hag faced fish creature and gets revenge on all of the male descendants of the man who executed her.

A-Tisket A-Casket (Table of Contents: 4)

comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Tony Tallarico (signed)
Inks
Tony Tallarico (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
Charlotte Jetter

Genre
horror-suspense
Synopsis
Two explorers discover an Egyptian sarcophagus and a surprise inside.
Reprints

Avery and the Goblins (Table of Contents: 5)

comic story / 8 pages (report information)

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

Genre
horror-suspense
Synopsis
Avery Calhoun, an old prospector, enters a castle full of cannibal goblins hoarding a treasure. His exploration runs smoothly until he comes to the treasure.
Reprints

Poor Fish! (Table of Contents: 6)

comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
Carl Memling
Pencils
?
Inks
Chic Stone ?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
horror-suspense
Synopsis
A pickpocket hides in an aquarium. He climbs into a tank of innocent looking small fish.
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Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
  2. 1. Library of Horror
  3. 2. Die Laughing!
  4. 3. The Witch Fish
  5. 4. A-Tisket A-Casket
  6. 5. Avery and the Goblins
  7. 6. Poor Fish!
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Claus Simonsen
  • Tony R. Rose
  • Lou Mougin
  • Mike White
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  • Tillmann Courth
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  • Gary L. Watson
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