(November 1944)

Charlton, 1944 Series
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0.10 USD
Pages
52
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
[none printed]
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Issue Notes

Some 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
?

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

Indexer Notes

Jim Vadeboncoeur, Jr. credits the art to Battefield.

The insert artwork of Diana the Huntress is taken from the final panel of her story in Yellowjacket #1, art by Gus Schrotter.

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; Doc Krause; Bramm
Synopsis
At a military hospital some patients die as a doctor injects them with crab serum to grow new limbs.

Indexer Notes

Jim Vadeboncoeur, Jr. credits Battefield on pencils.

[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, is turned into a scene of starvation and death by the vengeful Nazis.
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

The figures and female faces match well Morey's later signed story in Adventures into the Unknown (American Comics Group, 1948 series) #104. Jim Vadeboncoeur, Jr. also credits Morey with the art.

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

The art is very similar to his Diana the Huntress stories and his signed story in Camera Comics (US Camera, 1944 series) #6. Jim Vadeboncoeur, Jr. credits him only on pencils.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 5)

Debunker / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
The flying fox is not a fox... but a large bat
Genre
non-fiction

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

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

Script
?
Pencils
Harold DeLay (as Harold De Lay)
Inks
Harold DeLay (as Harold De Lay)
Colors
?
Letters
?

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

Indexer Notes

DeLay can be recognized 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 about Gunner Thompson...
Genre
crime
Characters
Gunner Thompson
Synopsis
A killer meets a black garbed figure on the road who predicts his death, and shortly after he is drafted into the army where he meets his end.

Indexer Notes

Jim Vadeboncoeur, Jr. credits Palais on the art.

[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 he heard a rumor that Congress repealed the law of gravity!
Genre
humor; war
Characters
Simple Suzie
Synopsis
5 gag panels

[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 of the conqueror's boot, our Filipino fellow-citizen reaps ruthless revenge --
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. credits Gregg with this art.

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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, is turned into a scene of starvation and death by the vengeful Nazis."]
    Diana the Huntress
  4. 3. Killer
  5. 4. The Pit and the Pendulum
    Famous Tales of Terror
  6. 5. ["The flying fox is not a fox... but a large bat"]
    Debunker
  7. 6. ["Can you solve these clues?"]
    King of the Beasts
  8. 7. ["This is a story about Gunner Thompson..."]
    Harbor Lights
  9. 8. ["Gregg has been doing that ever since he heard a rumor that Congress repealed the law of gravity!"]
    Bee Lines
  10. 9. ["Brutally oppressed beneath the heel of the conqueror's boot, our Filipino fellow-citizen reaps ruthless revenge --"]
    Filipino Kid
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