(February 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

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Yellowjacket / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Ken Battefield
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Yellowjacket [Vince Harley]
Reprints

Indexer Notes

The long pointed chin and nose in sideview is identical to the other credited Battefield stories and covers, so most probably him. He is credited on pencils on this feature by Jerry Bails' Who's Who.

The Adventure of the Mad Architect (Table of Contents: 1)

Yellowjacket / comic story / 9 pages (report information)

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

Genre
superhero

The Moonstruck Madmen (Table of Contents: 2)

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

Script
?
Pencils
Burton Geller (signed)
Inks
Burton Geller (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
adventure
Characters
Diana the Huntress; Hercules; Jupiter; Mercury; Discordia; George Risti (merchant); VILLAINS: Count Vesti; Anton (inn-owner)
Synopsis
Diana is sent to a village in Balkania where people are affected with moon fever. She will destroy the evil leader and protect the others.

Crime in the Crystal Ball (Table of Contents: 3)

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

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

Genre
adventure
Characters
Danny King (circus crime fighter; Intro); Russo (circus manager); Sancho (predicter); Rudolpho (magician, villain)
Synopsis
Old Sancho predicts disaster at the circus, and later his own death in the crystal ball, but another man is behind it.

Indexer Notes

Originally credited to William M. Allison. Allison has more wide open eyes, like in his Poe story in #1.
This is by DeLay, who 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.

Buzzin' Biz (Table of Contents: 4)

activity / 2 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Synopsis
Morse code

The Third Wish (Table of Contents: 5)

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

Script
?
Pencils
Alan Mandel (signed)
Inks
Alan Mandel (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
detective-mystery

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

Bee Stings / cartoon / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Burton Geller (signed)
Inks
Burton Geller (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Teacher said she wanted to have a spelling bee...
Genre
humor

Crown for a Hero (Table of Contents: 7)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
adventure

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

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

Script
?
Pencils
Alan Mandel (signed)
Inks
Alan Mandel (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
River pirates are not uncommon on the inland waterways of China...
Genre
adventure

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

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

Script
?
Pencils
Gerald Altman
Inks
Gerald Altman
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
You can't beat a circus for laughs...
Genre
adventure
Characters
Juan Martinez [Filipino Kid]; Kenoshi; General Zusaki
Synopsis
At the birthday party of Japanese General Zusaki, the Kid and his friend put up a surprise show to make the General loose face.

Indexer Notes

Altman is credited on this feature by Jerry Bails' Who's Who, and faces match Altman's signed stories in Camera Comics #6 and 7.

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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Yellowjacket
  2. 1. The Adventure of the Mad Architect
    Yellowjacket
  3. 2. The Moonstruck Madmen
    Diana the Huntress
  4. 3. Crime in the Crystal Ball
    King of the Beasts
  5. 4. Buzzin' Biz
  6. 5. The Third Wish
    Famous Tales of Terror
  7. 6. ["Teacher said she wanted to have a spelling bee..."]
    Bee Stings
  8. 7. Crown for a Hero
  9. 8. ["River pirates are not uncommon on the inland waterways of China..."]
    Capt'n Grim, Harbor Pilot
  10. 9. ["You can't beat a circus for laughs..."]
    The Filipino Kid
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  • Mike Nielsen
  • Gary L. Watson
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