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Charlton Spotlight No. 1 is 8.5" x 11", 48 pages + covers, in black-and-white. Price only $6.95 ($7.95 Canada, $14.00 elsewhere).
Spotlight #2 Contents
The cover shows a compilation of classic Charlton covers and photographs.
Issue #2 - Summer 2002
Wild Bill Speaks Out: A conversation with Bill Black, conducted by Ramon Schenk, with illustrations & checklists.
It's a long, long way to Derby, by Ron Frantz. Ron recalls a visit to Charlton Press in 1987 and his adventures along the way. Illustrated with rare comic art and photos.
Pat Boyette Addenda: A Memoir of Pat by Marty Baumann; checklist corrections & additions; plus lots & lots of art, some unpublished.
Charlton Classic Reprint: A classic reprints of a 1954 story by Joe Shuster, creator of you-know-who! (That's right, Funnyman!!!).
Origin of a Superhero: Mr. Jigsaw & Charlton Comics, by Ron Fortier with illustrations by Gary Kato.
Charlton Comics Checklist: Year-by-Year, Part I 1944-1954) with scads of rare cover images.
Plus: Editorial, letters, news & reviews... and other miscellaneous goodies!
Charlton Spotlight No. 2 is 8.5" x 11", 40 pages + covers, in black-and-white. Price only $5.95 ($6.95 Canada, $12 elsewhere).
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Charlton Spotlight No. 3 is 8.5" x 11", 72 pages + covers, in black-and-white. Price only $7.95 ($8.95 Canada, $16 elsewhere).
Spotlight #4 Contents
became a fan favorite for his highly individual style on Charlton's ghost,
western and adventure strips. Behind a rare hand-colored T-BOLT front
cover drawing by Morisi, we focus on P.A.M.'s long legacy at Charlton
with articles by Steve Skeates, Bill Pearson, Mark Burbey,
Glen Johnson, Ron Frantz and others--along with plenty of
rare, obscure and unpublished art.
the issue are Marvel/DC artist Tom Christopher's memoir of contributing
to Charlton's last days, with rare and unpublished DR.GRAVES
and HAUNTED covers, plus horror-fantasy artist Denis Tiani's
personal memoir of collecting Charlton's infamous early '60s monster magazines,
HORROR MONSTERS and MAD MONSTERS. And we have the very
special surprise return of an old-time Charlton feature by its creator,
Nick Cuti! With the usual extensive Charlton checklists
and cover galleries, news, reviews, readers departments and more.
Charlton Spotlight No.4 is 8.5" x 11", 76 pages, full-color covers, b&w interiors, cover price $7.95.
Charlton Spotlight #5 Contents
CHARLTON SPOTLIGHT #5's centerpiece is the longest-ever interview conducted with the legendary JOE GILL (conducted by Jim Amash), with many rare and unpublished photos and much choice artwork, all behind a new cover painting by Charlton's own Nick Cuti!
Plus we have
features on Steve Ditko: Steve Skeates
examines the untold story behind his collaboration with Ditko on the Dr.
Strange-like story "The Ultimate Evil" (MANY GHOSTS OF DR. GRAVES
#12); Ron Frantz remembers working with both Gill and
Ditko on Ron's ACE Comics line in the mid-1980s; Mark Burbey
explores the origins of CAPTAIN ATOM; and Gene Phillips
examines the evolution of Ditko's BLUE BEETLE. And there's more:
Steve Skeates checks in a second time with a memoir of his early work
with Jim Aparo at Charlton and DC; Ramon Schenk
details the innovative "text-story experiments" of the 1970s Charlton
humor comics and Howard L. Davis visits Charlton in 1974.
All with loads of gorgeous Charlton art, covers, checklists, and more
info than you ever thought you needed! No dedicated Charlton fan will
want to miss this issue!
CHARLTON SPOTLIGHT #5 is 8.5" x 11", 76 pages, full-color covers, b&w interiors, cover price $7.95.