Charlton Comics

February 21, 2008

I collect Charlton Comics. Not in an organized or obsessive way but if I come across one I do have a tendancy to aquire it. Lets face it, most Charlton Comics are totally bonkers. If you Google hard enough you can find details of Charlton the company. The whole set-up  seems to have been odd. They gave their writers and artists far more freedom than Marvel/DC which evidently compensated for the low page rates they paid. They even printed the comics themselves too.

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 My favourite is Go-Go which was a humour/parody comic  from the mid 1960s when Dick Giordano was in charge of the comic book department. The “Ghost” comics in the 1970s often contained surprisingly good art from Tom Sutton and others. Charlton faded away in the mid 1980s. If they had trademarked the title of this letters page from E-Man back in 1974 perhaps the history of the Internet would  have been different………………….

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