(June 1946)

Charlton, 1944 Series
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Volume
1
Price
0.10 USD
Pages
52
Indicia Frequency
bi-monthly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Charlton Comics, Inc.
Editing
?

Issue Notes

Becomes Jack in the Box (Charlton, 1946 series) with the next issue.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Yellowjacket / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Ken Battefield ?
Inks
Leo Bachle ?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Yellowjacket [Vince Harley]; Captain Grim

Indexer Notes

Quite similar art to cover of #9, so could be these artists.

The Adventure of the Man with Two Faces (Table of Contents: 1)

Yellowjacket / comic story / 9 pages (report information)

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

Genre
superhero
Characters
Yellowjacket [Vince Harley]; Diane Carter; Mrs. Aubrey; Ed Aubrey
Synopsis
A social worker discovers her supposedly dead husband's signet ring on the hand of a beggar. It is her husband making a living out of begging.

Indexer Notes

Second last Golden Age appearance. One more appearance in the next issue re-titled Jack-in-the-Box.

Art similar to story in #9.

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

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Diana the Huntress chases Argus the Many-Eyed to the ends of the earth in order to preserve fire upon earth!
Genre
fantasy-supernatural; superhero
Characters
Diana the Huntress; Zeus; Mercury; Prometheus; Argus
Synopsis
Argus the many-eyed has stolen the secret of fire from Prometheus and is up to put it out all over the Earth.

Indexer Notes

last appearance

The face of Diana on page 5 and Argus on page 6, and the many profiles with flat noses are all very much like the Battefiled-credited story in Super Mystery Comics (Ace Magazines, 1940 series) #7 and his Buck Jones stories in Master Comics (Fawcett, 1940 series) #6-10. Also Mystery Comics (Pines, 1944 series) #4. Very probably his work.

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

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

Script
?
Pencils
Harold De Lay
Inks
Harold De Lay
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Death in a lion pit -- or happiness with a lovely lady!
Genre
adventure
Characters
Danny King; Russo; Tommy Randall; Diane Dana; John Randall
Synopsis
Danny saves a young man who attempts to drown himself because he is driven to think he is insane. All set up by his uncle to inherit his millions.

Indexer Notes

last appearance

DeLay can be recognized by the "slow" movement of the rather short figures. Also faces and the layout style more like old book illustrations.

Gold! Gold! Gold! (Table of Contents: 4)

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

Script
George Mandel (signed as gam)
Pencils
Alan Mandel (signed as gam)
Inks
Alan Mandel (signed as gam)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
adventure; horror-suspense
Characters
Josiah Haskins; Nat Haskins; Sue Haskins
Synopsis
Haskins is a hard and cruel man and have spent thirty years to get his bag of shining gold pieces, hiding them in the barn.

Indexer Notes

Same notes as in #9

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

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Since the first man ventured to sea in his crude boat, scraped out of a log, the fear of shipwreck has haunted sea faring men!
Genre
adventure; horror-suspense
Characters
Captain Grim; Jed Milton
Synopsis
Captain Grim tells a story of men purposely moving the buoys and markers so that ships would crack up on the rocks.

Indexer Notes

last appearance

Signature is hidden in the rocks to the right of the ship's prow.

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

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

Script
?
Pencils
Gerald Altman (signed)
Inks
Gerald Altman (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
adventure; war
Characters
Juan Martinez [Filipino Kid]; Kenoshi; Maria Manuel [Manila Maisie] (Filipino underground woman)
Synopsis
The Kid meets the mystey woman of the Filipino undeground and saves her from the Japanese.

Indexer Notes

last appearance

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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Yellowjacket
  2. 1. The Adventure of the Man with Two Faces
    Yellowjacket
  3. 2. ["Diana the Huntress chases Argus the Many-Eyed to the ends of the earth in order to preserve fire upon earth!"]
    Diana the Huntress
  4. 3. ["Death in a lion pit -- or happiness with a lovely lady!"]
    King of the Beasts
  5. 4. Gold! Gold! Gold!
    Famous Tales of Terror
  6. 5. ["Since the first man ventured to sea in his crude boat, scraped out of a log, the fear of shipwreck has haunted sea faring men!"]
    Cap'n Grim
  7. 6. [no title indexed]
    Filipino Kid
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