The Thing #17
(November 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)

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

Genre
horror-suspense
Reprints

Through the Looking Glass (Table of Contents: 1)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Joe Gill ?
Pencils
Steve Kirkel [as Kirk] (signed)
Inks
Steve Kirkel [as Kirk] (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
Charlotte Jetter

Genre
horror-suspense
Synopsis
A Wonderland adventure of the third kind: Alice is a mean and sadistic girl who runs amok and kills its hostile and wondrous inhabitants.

Bad Blood! (Table of Contents: 2)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre
horror-suspense
Synopsis
Gabriel Robb murders his rich uncle in a rage. Searching for his treasures, Gabriel is attacked by the dead man's walking corpse and crushed to death in a wine press.

Indexer Notes

Bache inks per Nick Caputo. Previous indexer credited Dick Ayers.
Writer ID by Martin O'Hearn. Formerly credited to "Joe Gill ?"

Wishful Thinking! (Table of Contents: 3)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Joe Gill ?
Pencils
Steve Kirkel [as Kirk] (signed)
Inks
Steve Kirkel [as Kirk] (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
Charlotte Jetter

Genre
horror-suspense
Synopsis
Emil Barto is a vampire aboard a ship and gets stranded on an island. One by one the party of survivors falls prey to his bloodlust. Barto, too, meets his fate by the hands of another vampire.

Horror on the Hill (Table of Contents: 4)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
horror-suspense
Synopsis
Robb Martner visits an old captain living atop a deadly cliff over the sea. He will be staying forever, taking over the chores of being the next "Ancient Mariner".

Weird Legend of Trelawney (Table of Contents: 5)

comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Bob Powell
Inks
Bob Powell ?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
horror-suspense
Synopsis
John Marshand visits the English town of Trelawney. Two former land owners, the squires Tilton and Ghastney, haunt the region with their ghostly attack dogs. Marshand gets in the middle of their feud and can barely escape with his life.
Reprints
Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
  2. 1. Through the Looking Glass
  3. 2. Bad Blood!
  4. 3. Wishful Thinking!
  5. 4. Horror on the Hill
  6. 5. Weird Legend of Trelawney
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Lou Mougin
  • Nick Caputo
  • Tillmann Courth
  • Ramon Schenk
  • Daniel Thingvold
  • Gary L. Watson
  • Edgar Loftin
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Gary L. Watson