Sunday, March 31, 2013

The First Charlton Comic:YELLOWJACKET COMICS #1 Sept. 1944

In 1944, in an effort to not only cash in on the comic book craze, but as a means to keep their presses running 24 hours a day (it was far more expensive to shut them down and turn them back on than to simply keep printing), Charlton published it's first comic, YELOWJACKET COMICS. It's surprisingly well done for a first effort, despite the obvious knock-ff characters contained within it's pages. The art sets a standard that would continue through out the entirety of Charlton's existense: sometimes great, sometimes passable, sometimes downright awful.

Nevertheless, it's an entertaining book, and ran for a full 10 issues and 2 years.

Sit back, and read where the the story of Charlton Comics all began.





ALL THINGS HAVE A BEGINNING: pencils:Ken Battefield
MOUNT OLYMPUS- THE HALL OF THE GODS: pencils:Gus Schrotter
THE BLACK CAT (E A Poe adaptation): pencils & inks: Bill Allison
RUSSO'S CIRCUS ON OPENING NIGHT: pencils & inks:Harold Delay
THE MAN WHO SHOULD HAVE DIED: pencils & inks:Arnold Hicks
PERIL STRIKES AT THE PHILLIPINES FROM JAPAN: pencils & inks:Gerald Altman
[artist info from the GCD]













































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