Well folks here we are a year later and we are doing it again. Last year's Charlton Fools' Day was a hit so why not do it again this year? There are more new scans than last year. Over 70 fresh scans of public domain Charlton books are on Comic Book Plus! Just go to the latest uploads section to see what is new. And also be sure to check out the Charlton section at CB+ to see all of their Charlton holdings. Additionally the pre-1960s books are also hosted at Digital Comic Museum.
Over 70 new scans have been added to Comic Book Plus today. Most of the scanning done by my scanning colleague, Titansfan, with plenty from me and there is even a JVJ Collection book scanned by Soothsayr. Edits were contributed ably by a nonny moose, D Miles, CBpop & DaveH. Here is a sample selection of what went up:
|Masked Raider 5|
|Nurse Betsy Crane 22|
|Crime & Justice 25|
|My Little Margie 22|
Crime & Justice 25 is a post code crime comic and My Little Margie 22 is a late 1950s humor title similar to Archie Comics' Katy Keene.
|Fightin' Marines 26 (JVJ)|
|Fightin' Navy 112|
|Hot Rods & Racing Cars 71|
|Career Girl Romances 32|
|U.S. Air Force Comics 32|
Elvis sighting! Yep that is Elvis on the cover of Career Girl Romances 32 from the mid-1960s (unfortunately he only appears on the cover) and from 1964 we have U.S. Air Force Comics 32
|Atomic Mouse 18|
And now for our feature presentations:
1st up is Law Breakers Suspense Stories #11 scanned by Fett who is the top scanner when it comes to 1950s Charlton books. This book is everything old Doc Wertham warned us about! Classic pre-code gory crime/horror with the infamous severed tongues cover! The entire book can be read HERE
|Law Breakers Suspense Stories 11|
Next up is an offering from Titansfan, who has become a prolific Charlton scanner himself. From the later part of Charlton's run we have 1981's Charlton Bullseye #1 featuring a team-up of Blue Beetle & The Question in their pre-DC days. There is even a robot shark!, so what's not to love?
Check out the book HERE
|Charlton Bullseye 1|
And our third main feature is from yers trooly with some able editing from CBpop. Space: 1999 #4 with art by John Byrne. This was one of my favorite shows as a kid. This book can be read HERE.
(And the rest of the series here. Thanks to CBpop for most of these!)
|Space: 1999 4|
And just because it is so darn much fun here some more Charlton offerings:
|Hong Kong Phooey 8|
|Speed Buggy 8|
|Outlaws of the West 76|
|Scooby-Doo, Where Are You? 6|
|Monster Hunters 8|
|Hi & Lois 1|
|Space Adventures 4|