Primus #1
(February 1972)

Charlton, 1972 Series
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Volume
1
Price
0.20 USD
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
every six weeks
Publisher's Age Guidelines
Approved by the Comics Code Authority
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Charlton Press, Inc.
Brand
Charlton Comics
Editing
Sal Gentile

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Primus / cover / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
? (photographs)
Inks
? (photographs)
Colors
? (photographs)
Letters
Charlotte Jetter

Genre
adventure
Characters
Primus

Double Dealers! (Table of Contents: 1)

Primus / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
Joe Gill (signed)
Pencils
Joe Staton (signed)
Inks
Joe Staton (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
Charlotte Jetter (signed)

Job Number
D-2481
Genre
adventure
Characters
Primus [Carter Primus]
Synopsis
Primus saves the life of Lady Lydia Mabry and is invited aboard her yacht. She is assisted by a suspicious fellow named Nikki Le Fleche. Primus discovers that the dumping of garbage from the boat at Le Fleche's orders is what attracted the shark. Primus flies to Marseilles and finds out that Le Fleche and Lydia's deceased husband were partners in cocaine smuggling. He again meets up with Lydia aboard her yacht and is taken to the secret hold by Le Fleche who attempts to ambush him. Primus strikes first and dispatches the villains saving Lady Mabry and ending the drug ring.

A Ring to Remember (Table of Contents: 2)

Primus / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
Joe Gill (signed)
Pencils
Joe Staton (signed)
Inks
Joe Staton (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
Charlotte Jetter (signed)

Job Number
D-2520
Genre
adventure
Characters
Primus [Carter Primus]
Synopsis
Elizabeth Ryan and Richard Howden are super-rich and notoriously tempestuous actors. Elizabeth throws her million-dollar ring off the boat in a huff and Primus dives to it when Richard says he'll give $100,000 to charity for the effort. But a shark stops his attempt and Primus has the captain mark the spot. News of the ring's fate has reached shore and other fortune hunters show up. Primus battes them and a really big shark (which he blows up) and snags the ring, a fake and Elizabeth had known all along. Richard throws her into the water but all is forgiven in the final panel.

Meet the Human Fish (Table of Contents: 3)

Human Fish / text story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
adventure
Characters
Human Fish [John Wilmore]
Synopsis
Professor John Wilmore is a man with both lungs and gills from birth. The story essentially relates how he was born and trained by his father to embrace his nature. He now keeps his identity hidden under a flesh collar and very long hair, but uses his underwater capabilities to do good in the world working as a government agent.

The First Man of the Sea (Table of Contents: 4)

Primus / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
Joe Gill (signed)
Pencils
Joe Staton (signed)
Inks
Joe Staton (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
Charlotte Jetter (signed)

Job Number
D-2508
Genre
adventure
Characters
Primus [Carter Primus]
Synopsis
Primus is fighting underwater against a saboteur who is attempting to plant a bomb aboard a submarine. Meanwhile in outer space a capsule prepares for splashdown when it malfunctions forcing the American spaceman to ditch in the Soviet Union. Carter Primus is contacted and flies to the location to rescue the astronaut which he does after battling agents of the Soviets.
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Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Primus
  2. 1. Double Dealers!
    Primus
  3. 2. A Ring to Remember
    Primus
  4. 3. Meet the Human Fish
    Human Fish
  5. 4. The First Man of the Sea
    Primus
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