(December 1945)

Charlton, 1944 Series
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Volume
1
Price
0.10 USD
Pages
52
Indicia Frequency
monthly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
The Frank Publishing Company
Editing
?

Issue Notes

Updated story information from Jim Ludwig (February 2005).

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

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

Script
?
Pencils
Ken Battefield
Inks
?
Colors
?

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

Indexer Notes

Faces, noses and especially the ears are all very similar to Battefield's credited work on this feature and elsewhere.

The Adventure of the Hollywood Blackmailers (Table of Contents: 1)

Yellowjacket / comic story / 9 pages (report information)

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

Genre
superhero

The Adventure of the Golden Horn Murder (Table of Contents: 2)

Yellowjacket / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Dick Briefer ?
Inks
Dick Briefer ?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Yellowjacket [Vince Harley]; Dr. Ronald Nielson; Wilson; Count Vincent (villain)
Synopsis
The Golden Powder Horn of the pirate Alcazar, showing where he buried his treasure, is about to be sold to the museum by the slickest confidence man in the racket. Yellowjacket finds the horn to be a hoax.

Indexer Notes

Faces, hands and movement are very similar to Brifer's later work in Frankenstein (Prize, 1945 series) #18.

Brotherly Love (Table of Contents: 3)

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

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

Genre
adventure; superhero
Characters
Diana the Huntress; Jupiter; Joe; Barney
Synopsis
Diana visits America and gets in the middle of a gem shop robbery.

Indexer Notes

Long faces and quite slow movements of figures point to Morey as artist.

Twain Shall Meet (Table of Contents: 4)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
war

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

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
'Lefty' Dugan thought he was one smart guy...
Genre
adventure
Characters
Danny King; Russo; Lefty Dugan; Henry Clayton
Synopsis
Protection racketeers put the squeeze on the Russo Circus, but Danny and a newspaper publisher come up with a plan to stop them.

Indexer Notes

This is by DeLay, who can be recognized by the "slow" movement of the rather short figures. Also faces and the layout style more like old book illustrations. Originally credited to William M. Allison. Allison has more wide open eyes, like in his Poe story in #1.

The Tell Tale Heart (Table of Contents: 6)

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

Script
?
Pencils
Rudy Palais (p 1); ? (pp 2-7)
Inks
Rudy Palais (p 1); Arnold Hicks (pp 2-7)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
detective-mystery; horror-suspense
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Pencils:
Rudy Palais added by Saltarella (error 8839)

Inks:
Palais and Hicks added by Saltarella (error 8839)

Reprints:
Note from John Haufe, April 2008.

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

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

Script
?
Pencils
Arnold Hicks
Inks
Arnold Hicks
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Mutiny! The ugliest word on the high seas...
Genre
adventure
Characters
old sailor; Jed Saunders
Synopsis
Mutiny and shipwreck on an old windjammer rolling down to Rio, bad food and a worse captain. Even the story teller drowned, he said.

Indexer Notes

Art credits suggested by Bails' Who's Who.

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

Bee Stings / cartoon / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Sure it's got corporal's stripes but it ain't mine!
Genre
humor

Bee Notes (Table of Contents: 9)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Arnold Hicks
Inks
Arnold Hicks
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Today in the United States...
Genre
non-fiction
Synopsis
Facts about bees.

Indexer Notes

The faces and ears match Hicks' other story in this issue.

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Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Yellowjacket; Diana the Huntress
  2. 1. The Adventure of the Hollywood Blackmailers
    Yellowjacket
  3. 2. The Adventure of the Golden Horn Murder
    Yellowjacket
  4. 3. Brotherly Love
    Diana the Huntress
  5. 4. Twain Shall Meet
  6. 5. ["'Lefty' Dugan thought he was one smart guy..."]
    King of the Beasts
  7. 6. The Tell Tale Heart
    Famous Tales of Terror
  8. 7. ["Mutiny! The ugliest word on the high seas..."]
    Harbor Lights
  9. 8. ["Sure it's got corporal's stripes but it ain't mine!"]
    Bee Stings
  10. 9. Bee Notes
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