The Thing #15
(July-August 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

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Steve Ditko (signed)
Inks
Steve Ditko
Colors
?

Genre
horror-suspense; science fiction
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The Worm Turns (Table of Contents: 1)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre
horror-suspense; science fiction
Synopsis
Biologist Norman Thoma breeds an invulnerable super-worm and turns it loose on mankind. Humanity seems to be doomed.
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Indexer Notes

Cover story.

Day of Reckoning! (Table of Contents: 2)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre
horror-suspense
Synopsis
Three sailors kill the shipbuilder Jezab Grimm and board him up on his ship, the Mermaid. The Mermaid travels the seas for years and hunts down all of the murderers.
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Indexer Notes

Writer ID by Martin O'Hearn.

Comeback! (Table of Contents: 3)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

Genre
horror-suspense
Synopsis
Drama at the carnival: Flexo the rubber man kills snake lady Satana for her money. Returning to the scene of the crime some time later, Flexo is confronted by a vengeful Satana.
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Tunnel To Terror (Table of Contents: 4)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
?
Letters
Typeset

Genre
horror-suspense
Synopsis
While excavation work for an underground garage goes on, an undead witch rises from the ground and kills five workmen.

If Looks Could Kill! (Table of Contents: 5)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre
horror-suspense
Synopsis
Surgeon Gustave Savage is kidnapped by the hypnotist Merlin. In an ensuing fight, Merlin blinds the doctor, but is killed. Savage transplants the dead man's eyes for his own and can see again. With fatal consequences, because his looks literally kill.
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Family Mixup (Table of Contents: 6)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

Genre
horror-suspense
Synopsis
The Becks, skinny husband and fat wife, hate each other and plot their spouse's demise. They succeed.
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Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
  2. 1. The Worm Turns
  3. 2. Day of Reckoning!
  4. 3. Comeback!
  5. 4. Tunnel To Terror
  6. 5. If Looks Could Kill!
  7. 6. Family Mixup
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Lou Mougin
  • Nick Caputo
  • Mike Nielsen
  • Tillmann Courth
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Daniel Thingvold
  • Gary L. Watson
  • Ramon Schenk
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Gary L. Watson