(January 1946)

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
?
Color
Color
Dimensions
Standard Golden Age US
Paper Stock
Glossy cover; Newsprint interior
Binding
Saddle-stitched
Publishing Format
Was ongoing

Issue Notes

Published by The Frank Publishing Company, 49 Hawkins St, Derby Ct.; a precursor to Charlton.


The Lonely Ones (Table of Contents)

Yellowjacket / cover / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Ken Battefield
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Yellowjacket; Diane Carter

Indexer Notes

Originally credited "Gerald Altman ?", but the long pointed chin and nose in sideview is identical to the other credited Battefield stories and covers. He is credited on pencils on this feature by Jerry Bails' Who's Who.

The Lonely Ones (Table of Contents: 1)

Yellowjacket / comic story / 9 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Ken Battefield
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Yellowjacket [Vince Harley]; Diane Carter (intro); Alfred Hecker; Professor Rollins
Synopsis
Several members of the club called "The Lonly Ones" have died under mysterious circumstances. The runner of the club collects the insurance policies after they are bumped off by his hired killers.

Indexer Notes

Originally credited "Gerald Altman ?", but the long pointed chin and nose in sideview is identical to the other credited Battefield stories and covers. He is credited on pencils on this feature by Jerry Bails' Who's Who.

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

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

Script
Burton Geller [as Burton] (signed)
Pencils
Burton Geller [as Burton] (signed)
Inks
Burton Geller [as Burton] (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Caught In a Web of Murder
Genre
jungle
Characters
Billy Kirby

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 3)

Bee Lines / cartoon / 1 page (report information)

Script
Burton Geller [as Burton] (signed)
Pencils
Burton Geller [as Burton] (signed)
Inks
Burton Geller [as Burton] (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
I was only looking for that vitamin bee...
Genre
humor

The Avenging Hand! (Table of Contents: 4)

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

Script
Alan Mandel [as Mandel] (signed)
Pencils
Alan Mandel [as Mandel] (signed)
Inks
Alan Mandel [as Mandel] (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
horror-suspense
Characters
The Ancient Witch

Better Late than Never (Table of Contents: 5)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
?
Letters
typeset

[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
Her name is Van Wiggle...
Genre
crime
Characters
Danny King (circus crime fighter; Intro); Russo (circus manager); Mrs. Van Wiggle
Synopsis
There is nothing Mrs. Van Wiggle won't do to keep on top of the social heap. Even using a lion to kill society rivals.

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)

Little Laffs / cartoon / 1 page (report information)

Script
Alex Toth [as Al Toth] (signed)
Pencils
Alex Toth [as Al Toth] (signed)
Inks
Alex Toth [as Al Toth] (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Where is honorable plane
Genre
humor

Whom the Gods Would Destroy, First They Make Mad (Table of Contents: 8)

Cap'n Grim, Harbor Pilot / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Alan Mandel [as A M] (signed)
Pencils
Alan Mandel [as A M] (signed)
Inks
Alan Mandel [as A M] (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
adventure

Indexer Notes

Feature formerly Harbor Lights.

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

Fip - The Filipino Kid / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
Marvin Levy [as Marv Lev] (signed)
Pencils
Marvin Levy [as Marv Lev] (signed)
Inks
Marvin Levy [as Marv Lev] (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
The Tail of a Traitor
Genre
adventure

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 10)

B Buzzes / cartoon / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
It's a love bomb, to end all wars...
Genre
humor

Indexer Notes

Four spot cartoons.

Editing
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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. The Lonely Ones
    Yellowjacket
  2. 1. The Lonely Ones
    Yellowjacket
  3. 2. ["Caught In a Web of Murder"]
    Diana the Huntress
  4. 3. ["I was only looking for that vitamin bee..."]
    Bee Lines
  5. 4. The Avenging Hand!
    Famous Tales of Terror
  6. 5. Better Late than Never
  7. 6. ["Her name is Van Wiggle..."]
    King of the Beasts
  8. 7. ["Where is honorable plane"]
    Little Laffs
  9. 8. Whom the Gods Would Destroy, First They Make Mad
    Cap'n Grim, Harbor Pilot
  10. 9. ["The Tail of a Traitor"]
    Fip - The Filipino Kid
  11. 10. ["It's a love bomb, to end all wars..."]
    B Buzzes
This issue was most recently modified by:
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  • Bob Hughes
  • Donald Dale Milne
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  • Michael Hoskin
  • Peter Croome
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