Son of Vulcan No. 51 by Kaler, Fraccio & Tallarico

Son of Vulcan was Charlton Comics’ answer to Marvel Comics’ Thor, God of Thunder (and rock’n’roll). Johnny Mann received powers and weapons from Vulcan, and made an eternal enemy of the god of war, Mars.

He lasted for all of five issues in the mid 1960s. Three of them not even his own magazine. Today, he’s most remembered as being Roy Thomas‘ first professional script sale with “The Second Trojan War” from issue No. 50. Don’t ask me to explain Charlton Comics’ book numbering.

Looking through back issues of Michael Ambrose’s excellent Charlton Spotlight and the Heritage Auctions site, I found three pages from the unpublished last issue No. 51. Mars is still up to no good, and Son of Vulcan has been duped into ripping the world a new one. Script by Dave Kaler, with art by Bill Fraccio and Tony Tallarico. Fun stuff to work on, with a Blue Beetle cameo to boot!


Son Of Vulcan 51 by Fraccio and Tallarico

Scan from Charlton Spotlight.

Comic book art restoration by Scott Dutton

Cleaned-up art.

Comic book colouring by Scott Dutton

Updated logo and colour.


Son Of Vulcan 51 by Fraccio and Tallarico

Scan from Heritage Auctions.

Comic book art restoration by Scott Dutton

Cleaned-up art.

Comic book colouring by Scott Dutton

Colour.


Son Of Vulcan 51 by Fraccio and Tallarico

Scan from Heritage Auctions.

Comic book art restoration by Scott Dutton

Cleaned-up art.

Comic book colouring by Scott Dutton

Colour.


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