Tag Charlton Comics

Undervalued Spotlight #443

Hot Rod Comics #1, Fawcett Publications, November 1951. This week’s Undervalued Spotlight came to me as I noticed myself checking out comics from a long forgotten genre while I was looking for worthy covers for my Covered 365 project. I…

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Covered 365: Day 105

Romantic Story #105, Charlton Comics, June 1968 – Artist: Jose Luis Garcia Lopez. Ohh so that’s how you get a girl to marry you! Yikes. This cover has obviously been cloaked the anonymity provided by Charlton Romance comics. House of…

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Covered 365: Day 81

Teen Age Love #82 – Charlton Comics, February 1972 – Artist: Torre Riposo. I can honestly say Day 81 is the 1st day that I had difficulty picking a cover. I didn’t want to cheat and pick Ghost Rider because…

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Undervalued Spotlight #396

Six Million Dollar Man #1, Charlton Comics, June 1976. I’ve always thought American popular culture transitioned in 1976, before – it was all denim, sunshine, split ends and 15 minute drum solos, after – it was all polyester, bad lighting,…

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Sleepy Censors #14

In the mid 1950s the U.S. Senate forced comic book publishers to adhere to the guidelines of a Comic Code Authority. The ‘Code’ was brought in to protect America’s youth from what was then deemed disturbingly graphic and blatantly sexual…

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Undervalued Spotlight #93

Blue Beetle #1, Charlton Comics, June 1967 Steve Ditko is one of the true giants of comic books. Ditko’s two major contributions, co-created with Stan Lee, were Dr. Strange and the Amazing Spiderman. In subsequent interviews Ditko has downplayed Lee’s…

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Undervalued Spotlight #72

Go-Go #1, Charlton Comics, June 1966 Go-Go was a 1960s Charlton comic book series that lasted 9 issues. The title tried to cash in on the pop culture explosion of the time with each issue featuring pin ups and tidbits…

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Undervalued Spotlight #53

Charlton Comics took a run at the Blue Beetle title (issues #50 – 54) by displacing their long running Unusual Tales title (#1-49) but found the super hero racket crowded and tough. They switched back to the horror/mystery format with Ghostly Tales #55, a move that...
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Undervalued Spotlight #30

Charlton’s super hero dreams ended in the late 1960s with the cancellation of all their hero titles (Captain Atom, The Question, Peacemaker etc.). The company leaned heavily on licensed titles like The Flintstones and Jetsons to supplement their stable of War and Romance titles
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