(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 ?"

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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
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Gary L. Watson