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Charlton
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Notes:

For ease of categorization, we use the simple name "Charlton" for the following company names:
Charlton Publications, Charlton Comics and Charlton Comics Group.

Charlton Comics was a family run business out of Derby CT. They produced a lot of magazines from the 40s through the 60s that printed the lyrics of pop tunes.Since they owned their own printing press, they went into the comics business to keep the presses running around the clock.

They were notorious for paying the lowest rates in the business, but occasionally produced some terrific stuff.

Steve Ditko worked there a lot in the late 50s/early 60s when he created Captain Atom. Later on, he returned there after leaving Marvel, where he created The Question and the "new" Blue Beetle. Of course, he turned out a number of great sci-fi, horror and movie monster books there as well. Waaay back in the 50s, he worked on a book called "Tales of the Mysterious Traveller," based on a then defunct radio show! He also worked on the Konga and Gorgo books.

Other notable artists there included Rocke Masteroserio, who was a truly talented and relatively unsung great in the business, as well as the team of Montes and Bache, who did great war stories and "The Fightin' Five," Nicholas and Alascia, Dick Giordano, who did terrific covers for years, and eventually became editor there, where he created an intriguingly terrific but short lived line of experimental books.

Also working there were people like Pete Morisi ("P.A.M.") and the incomparable Sam Glanzman, who did the highly collectible "Jungle Tales of Tarzan" series, "Hercules" "The Iron Corporal," "Devil's Brigade" and the ultimate masterpiece of comic book story telling, "Thje Lonely War of Willy Shulz."

Jim Aparo started there, as did Sam Grainger.

Much later on,Joe Staton created E-Man there, which remained his property. Also towards the end were Morisi's "Vengeance Squad," and an assortment of very early John Byrne comics such as "Doomsday + 1" and "Wheelie and the Chopper Bunch".

Towards the end, in the early eighties, Charlton was reduced to reprinting old stuff and digging out unpublished garbage from their back stock. Distribution got more and more difficult, and the line folded. Around 1994, their printing plant in Connecticut was demolished, ending an era in comic history.

Imprints:

Capitol Stories
Childrens Comics Publishers, Inc.
Frank Comunale
Modern Comics (Charlton)

Titles:
Total: 297

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150 New Cartoons (1962)
175 New Cartoons (1977)
1776 (1973)

A
Abbott & Costello (1968)
All New Baffling Adventures of Sherlock Holmes (1955)
All-American Sports (1967)
Army Attack (1964)
Army Attack (1965)
Army War Heroes (1963)
Atom the Cat (1957)
Atomic Bunny (1958)
Atomic Mouse (1953)
Atomic Mouse (1984)
Atomic Rabbit (1955)
Attack (1971)
Attack At Sea (1968)

B
Badge of Justice (1955)
Barney and Betty Rubble (1973)
Barney Google and Snuffy Smith (1970)
Baron Weirwulf's Haunted Library (1973)
Battlefield Action (1957)
Battlefield Action (1980)
Beetle Bailey (1969)
Beetle Bailey (1970)
The Best Of Marmaduke (1960)
Beyond the Grave (1975)
Beyond the Grave (1983)
Billy The Kid (1957)
The Bionic Woman (1977)
Black Fury (1955)
Blondie (1969)
Blue Beetle (1955)
Blue Beetle (1964)
Blue Beetle (1965)
Blue Beetle (1967)
Blue Beetle (1977)
BO (1955)
Bobby Sherman (1972)
Brenda Starr (1955)
Brides in Love (1956)
Bugaloos (1971)
Bulls-Eye (1955)

C
Capt Willy Schultz (1985)
Captain Atom (1965)
Captain Gallant (1955)
Career Girl Romances (1964)
Caroline Kennedy (1961)
Cartoon Spice (1957)
Charlie Chan (1955)
Charlton Action: Featuring Static (1985)
Charlton Bullseye (1981)
Charlton Classics (1980)
Charlton Premiere (1967)
Charlton Sport Library: Professional Football (1970)
Cheyenne Kid (1957)
Cody of the Pony Express (1955)
The Comic Book Guide for Artist/Writer/Letterer (1973)
Confidential Diary (1962)
Cowboy Western (1954)
Cowboy Western Comics (1948)
Cowboy Western Comics (1953)
Cowboy Western Comics (1954)
Cowboy Western Heroes (1953)
Creepy Things (1975)
Creepy Things (1977)
Crime and Justice (1951)
Cynthia Doyle, Nurse In Love (1962)

D
D-Day (1963)
Danger (1955)
Danger and Adventure (1955)
Danny Blaze (1955)
David Cassidy (1972)
Davy Crockett (1955)
Death Valley (1955)
Dino (The Flintstones starring...) (1973)
Doctor Tom Brent, Young Intern (1963)
Don Winslow Of The Navy (1955)
Doomsday + 1 (1975)
Dr. Graves (1985)
Drag N' Wheels (1968)

E
E-Man (1973)
E-Man (1977)
Emergency Doctor (1963)
Emergency! (1976)
Emergency! (magazine) (1976)

F
Fantastic Giants (1966)
The Fightin' 5 (1964)
The Fightin' 5 (1981)
Fightin' Air Force (1956)
Fightin' Army (1956)
Fightin' Marines (1955)
Fightin' Navy (1956)
First Kiss (1957)
Flash Gordon (1969)
The Flintstones (1970)
For Lovers Only (1971)
Foreign Intrigues (1956)
Fox Hole (1955)
Frank Merriwell At Yale (1955)
Funny Animals (1984)

G
Gabby Hayes Western (1948)
Geronimo Jones (1971)
Ghost Manor (1968)
Ghost Manor (1971)
Ghostly Haunts (1971)
Ghostly Haunts (1974)
Ghostly Tales (1966)
Gorgo (1961)
Gorgo's Revenge (1962)
Grand Prix (1967)
Great Gazoo (1973)
The Green Planet (1962)
Gunfighters (1966)
Gunfighters (1979)
Gunmaster (1964)
Gunmaster (1965)

H
Hanna-Barbera Parade (1971)
Haunted (1971)
Haunted Love (1973)
Hee Haw (1969)
Hercules (1967)
Hi and Lois (1969)
High School Confidential Diary (1960)
Holiday Surprise (1967)
Hollywood Romances (1966)
Hong Kong Phooey (1975)
Hot Rods And Racing Cars (1951)
House of Yang (1975)
House Of Yang (1978)
Huckleberry Hound (1970)
Hunk (1961)

I
I Love You (1955)
In Love (1955)
Intimate (1957)
The Iron Corporal (1985)

J
Jack-in-the-Box Comics (1946)
Jerry Drummer (1957)
Jim Bowie (1956)
Johnny Dynamite (1955)
Judomaster (1966)
Jungle Jim (1969)
Jungle Tales of Tarzan (1964)
Just Married (1958)

K
Kid Montana (1957)
Konga (1960)
Konga's Revenge (1963)
Konga's Revenge (1968)
Korg: 70,000 B.C. (1975)

L
Lawbreakers (1951)
Lawbreakers Suspense Stories (1953)
Li'l Genius (1955)
Love and Romance (1971)
Love Diary (1958)
M
The Many Ghosts of Dr. Graves (1967)
The Many Ghosts of Dr. Graves (1978)
Marco Polo (1962)
Marine War Heroes (1964)
Marvel Super Special (1977)
Marvels Of Science (1946)
Maverick Marshal (1958)
Midnight Tales (1972)
Monster Hunters (1975)
Mr. Muscles (1956)
My Only Love (1975)
My Secret Life (1957)
Mysteries of Unexplored Worlds (1956)
Mysterious Suspense (1968)

N
Nature Boy (1956)
Navy War Heroes (1964)
Negro Romance (1955)
Never Again (1955)
Nurse Betsy Crane (1961)
Nyoka the Jungle Girl (1955)

O
Out of This World (1956)
Outer Space (1958)
Outer Space (1968)
Outlaws of the West (1957)

P
The Partridge Family (1973) #19 (1973)
The Partridge Family (1971)
Peacemaker (1978)
The Peacemaker (1967)
Pebbles and Bamm-Bamm (1972)
Peter Cannon... Thunderbolt (1966)
The Phantom (1969)
Pictorial Love Stories (1949)
Police Trap (1955)
Ponytail (1969)
Popeye (1969)
Primus (1972)
Prof. Coffin (1985)
Public Defender in Action (1956)
Punchy and the Black Crow (1985)

Q
Quick Draw McGraw (1970)

R
Ramar of the Jungle (1955)
Range Busters (1955)
Registered Nurse (1963)
Reptilicus (1961)
Reptisaurus (1962)
The Return of Gorgo (1963)
The Return of Konga (1962)
Romantic Story (1954)
Ronald McDonald (1970)
Rookie Cop (1955)

S
Sarge Snorkel (1973)
Sarge Steel (1964)
Scary Tales (1975)
Scooby Doo, Where Are You? (1975)
Scotland Yard (1955)
Secret Agent (1966)
Secret Romance (1968)
Secrets of Young Brides (1975)
Shadows from Beyond (1966)
Sick (1976)
The Six Million Dollar Man (1976)
Six-Gun Heroes (1950)
Soap Opera Love (1983)
Soap Opera Romances (1982)
Soldier and Marine Comics (1954)
Soldier and Marine Comics (1956)
Son of Vulcan (1965)
Space Adventures (1952)
Space Adventures (1958)
Space Adventures (1968)
Space Adventures (1978)
Space Adventures Presents U.F.O. (1967)
Space War (1959)
Space Western Comics (1952)
Space: 1999 [comic] (1975)
Space: 1999 [magazine] (1975)
Special War Series (1965)
Speed Buggy (1975)
Speed Demons (1957)
Strange Suspense Stories (1954)
Strange Suspense Stories (1955)
Strange Suspense Stories (1967)
Submarine Attack (1958)
Sue and Sally Smith, Flying Nurses (1962)
Summer Love (1965)
Surf n' Wheels (1969)
Sweethearts (1954)

T
Tales of the Mysterious Traveler (1956)
Tales of the Mysterious Traveler (1985)
Teen Confessions (1959)
Teen-Age Confidential Confessions (1960)
Teen-Age Love (1958)
Teenage Hotrodders (1963)
Terry And The Pirates (1955)
Tex Ritter Western (1954)
Texas Ranger in Action (1965)
Texas Rangers In Action (1956)
Thane of Bagarth (1985)
The Thing (1952)
This Is Suspense (1955)
This Magazine is Crazy (1957)
This Magazine Is Haunted (1951)
This Magazine Is Haunted (1954)
This Magazine Is Haunted (1957)
Three Nurses (1963)
Thunderbolt (1966)
Thunderbolt (1978)
Tim McCoy (1948)
Time for Love (1966)
Time for Love (1967)
Timmy the Timid Ghost (1981)
Tom Cat (1956)
Top Cat (1970)
Top Eliminator (1967)
True Life Secrets (1951)

U
U.S. Air Force Comics (1958)
U.S. Marines (1964)
Underdog (1970)
Unusual Tales (1955)

V
Valley of the Dinosaurs (1975)
Vengeance Squad (1975)

W
War (1975)
War and Attack (1966)
War Heroes (1963)
War Wings (1968)
Wheelie and the Chopper Bunch (1975)
Wild Bill Hickok and Jingles (1958)
Wild Frontier (1955)
Wild West (1966)
Win A Prize Comics (1955)
World of Wheels (1967)
World of Wheels (1978)
Wyatt Earp, Frontier Marshal (1956)

Y
Yang (1973)
Yang (1977)
Yellowjacket Comics (1944)
Yogi Bear (1970)
The Young Doctors (1963)
Young Eagle (1956)
Young Lovers (1956)

Z
Zaza The Mystic (1956)
Zoo Funnies (1945)
Zoo Funnies (1953)
Zoo Funnies (1984)


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   Taken from The Bionic Woman #4, May 1978
  
   From Scary Tales (1975) #6 - the logo with the red circle is also on this issue.
  
  
  



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