The Thing #16
(September 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 Kirkel ?
Inks
Steve Kirkel ?
Colors
?

Genre
horror-suspense

Indexer Notes

cover art is similar to the Jack Davis-esque art signed by "Kirk" in "Through the Looking Glass" (The Thing # 17). "Kirk" is the pen name for Steve/Stephen Kirkel.

Nothing He Couldn't Do! (Table of Contents: 1)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Dick Ayers (signed) [as Ayers]
Inks
Ernie Bache (signed) [as Ayers]
Colors
?
Letters
Dick Ayers

Genre
horror-suspense
Synopsis
Four shipwrecked men are stranded on a cannibal island and captured immediately. While three of them have high hopes of surviving for some days, the natives torture the ship’s handy mechanic Jonesy.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Bache inks per Nick Caputo. Previous indexer credited Dick Ayers.

Death of A Gambler! (Table of Contents: 2)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Carl Memling
Pencils
Bill Molno [as Joe Shuster] (signed)
Inks
Vince Alascia (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
Charlotte Jetter

Genre
horror-suspense
Synopsis
Wealthy Jeff Traynor loses all at gambling and becomes a derelict. When he finds a magic deck of cards it's too late to get back on his feet again.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Molno pencils per Martin O'Hearn's blog: http://martinohearn.blogspot.com/2014/10/joe-shusters-charlton-ghost.html

Tara Tusta (Table of Contents: 3)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
horror-suspense
Synopsis
A group of soldiers and friendly natives are besieged by a warrior tribe. Legendary witch doctor Tara Tusta saves the day with deadly magic.

Picture of the Future (Table of Contents: 4)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Carl Memling
Pencils
Seymour Moskowitz (signed)
Inks
Seymour Moskowitz (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
Charlotte Jetter

Genre
horror-suspense
Synopsis
Two gangsters rob an exhibition and come into possession of a magic scroll which forecasts their future. They are confronted with pictures of violence and doom.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Writer ID by Martin O'Hearn. Formerly credited to "Joe Gill ?"

Mental Wizard! (Table of Contents: 5)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Carl Memling
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
Charlotte Jetter

Genre
horror-suspense
Synopsis
Don Brunt killed his wife and got away with the crime. "Mentalist" Menlo reads his mind and starts blackmailing him. The two men confront each other on a fateful fishing trip.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Writer ID by Martin O'Hearn.

The Crusher (Table of Contents: 6)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Carl Memling
Pencils
Bill Molno ?
Inks
Ray Osrin ?
Colors
?
Letters
Charlotte Jetter

Genre
horror-suspense
Synopsis
Sadistic plantation owner Barney Tragg flogs his wife's lover to death with a whip. Afterwards he comes for his unfaithful wife, but gets dragged into quicksand mire.

Indexer Notes

Writer ID by Martin O'Hearn. Formerly credited to "Joe Gill ?"

Editing
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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. The Thing
  2. 1. Nothing He Couldn't Do!
  3. 2. Death of A Gambler!
  4. 3. Tara Tusta
  5. 4. Picture of the Future
  6. 5. Mental Wizard!
  7. 6. The Crusher
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
  • Peter Croome
  • James Ludwig
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Gary L. Watson