(November 1944)

Charlton, 1944 Series
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Price
0.10 USD
Pages
52
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
[none printed]
Editing
?
Color
Color
Dimensions
Standard Golden Age US
Paper Stock
Glossy cover; Newsprint interior
Binding
Saddle-stitched
Publishing Format
Was ongoing

Issue Notes

Corrected story information from Jim Ludwig (February 2005). No indicia present.


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Yellowjacket; Diana the Huntress / cover / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Ken Battefield
Inks
Ken Battefield ?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Yellowjacket [Vince Harley]; Diana the Huntress

Indexer Notes

Battefield is credited only on pencils on covers for Charlton by Jerry Bails' Who's Who.
Jim Vadeboncoeur, Jr. has Battefield here on all.

The Curse of the Broken Claw (Table of Contents: 1)

Yellowjacket / comic story / 9 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Ken Battefield
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Yellowjacket [Vince Harley]; Major Vinson; Andy Douglas (veteran); VILLAINS: Doc Krause; Bramm (hospital wardman)
Synopsis
At a military hospital some patients die as a doctor injects them with crab serum to grow new limbs.

Indexer Notes

Battefield is credited on pencils on this feature by Jerry Bails' Who's Who.
Jim Vadeboncoeur, Jr. has Battefield on pencils too.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 2)

Diana the Huntress / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Leo Morey
Inks
Leo Morey
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Greece, land of culture and courage..
Genre
fantasy-supernatural; superhero; war
Characters
Diana the Huntress; Hercules; Jupiter; Mercury; Discordia
Synopsis
Diana and gods from Mt. Olympus descend in wrath on a Nazi convoy approaching Greece.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Moray is credited on this feature by Jerry Bails' Who's Who, and figures and female faces match well his later signed story in Adv. Into the Unknown #104. Jim Vadeboncoeur, Jr. also has Morey here.

Killer (Table of Contents: 3)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
crime

The Pit and the Pendulum (Table of Contents: 4)

Famous Tales of Terror / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Gus Schrotter
Inks
Gus Schrotter ?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
horror-suspense
Synopsis
Adapted from a story by Edgar Allan Poe. A man sentenced by the Inquisition to a horrible death in a dark pit, bound and waiting for a swinging, descending pendulum to cut him in half, but is saved by rats gnawing on his straps.

Indexer Notes

Schrottwr is credited on both pancil and ink on this feature by Jerry Bails' Who's Who, an art is much similar to his Diana the Huntress stories, and his signed story in Camera Comics #6. Jim Vadeboncoeur, Jr. has him only on pencil.

Debunker (Table of Contents: 5)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 6)

King of the Beasts / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Harold DeLay
Inks
Harold DeLay
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Can you solve these clues?
Genre
adventure
Characters
Danny King (liontamer); Zelda (horse artist); Doris (trapez artist); Thurman (ringmaster); Jerry Thimble (midget); Roscoe (strongman); Ganery (tatooed man); Sahara (lion)
Synopsis
Two circus artista are killed, and Danny uses the lion to track the murderer.

Indexer Notes

DeLay is credited on this feature by Jerry Bails' Who's Who, and can be recognised by the "slow" movement of the rather short figures. Also faces and the layout style more like old book illustrations.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 7)

Harbor Lights / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Rudy Palais
Inks
Rudy Palais
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
This is a story og Gunner Thompson...
Genre
crime
Characters
Gunner Thompson (lone wolf criminal)
Synopsis
A criminal killer meets a black garbed figure on the road who predicts his death, and is shortly after drafted into the army where he meets his end.

Indexer Notes

Palais is only credited on pencil on this feature, but special faces must be his inking too. Jim Vadeboncoeur, Jr. has him on all.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 8)

Bee Lines / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
W. Carroll ?
Pencils
W. Carroll (signed)
Inks
W. Carroll (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Gregg has been doing that ever since..
Genre
humor; war
Characters
Simple Suzie

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 9)

Filipino Kid / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
George Gregg
Inks
George Gregg
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Brutally oppressed beneath the heel..
Genre
war
Characters
Juan Martinez [Filipino Kid]; Captain Oshikama
Synopsis
Armed with only with a bolo knife, the Filipino Kid leads his marauders against the murder master of Manila, Captain Oshikama.

Indexer Notes

Jim Vadeboncoeur, Jr. has Gregg on this story, and he is credited by Jerry Bails' Who's Who on this feature.

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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Yellowjacket; Diana the Huntress
  2. 1. The Curse of the Broken Claw
    Yellowjacket
  3. 2. ["Greece, land of culture and courage.."]
    Diana the Huntress
  4. 3. Killer
  5. 4. The Pit and the Pendulum
    Famous Tales of Terror
  6. 5. Debunker
  7. 6. ["Can you solve these clues?"]
    King of the Beasts
  8. 7. ["This is a story og Gunner Thompson..."]
    Harbor Lights
  9. 8. ["Gregg has been doing that ever since.."]
    Bee Lines
  10. 9. ["Brutally oppressed beneath the heel.."]
    Filipino Kid
This issue was most recently modified by:
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  • Lou Mougin
  • Donald Dale Milne
  • Mike Nielsen
  • Ray Bottorff Jr
  • Per Sandell
  • Michael Hoskin
  • Ramon Schenk
  • Steinar Ã…dland
  • James Ludwig
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