Charlton Comics was – in many ways – a strange outlier to DC and Marvel, with a company history too interesting and complicated to go into here. They did have some great material, marred though it was by low-quality printing and inconsistent distribution. Thankfully, there are a number of decent art scans of original covers and interior pages to explore what might have been.

Many of the items here are process posts showing recolouring. Largely utilising scans of original art, I restore art when it needs it, and re-create logos and other trade dress. Some pieces have their originally-published colour schemes reconstructed and a version with new colour.

While most pieces are of vintage material, I bring my design, colouring and production skills to commissioned art as well. Check out the Production Services page.

Korg 70,000 BC Covers by Pat Boyette

Korg 70,000 BC Covers by Pat BoyetteJuly 14, 2022|In Charlton, Comics I was really jazzed when I came across the scans for the complete…

The Six Million Dollar Man and The Bionic Woman by Charlton Comics

The Six Million Dollar Man and The Bionic Woman by Charlton ComicsJuly 13, 2022|In Charlton, Comics First published in 1972, Cyborg by…

Ghostly Tales No. 76 Cover by Jim Aparo

Ghostly Tales No. 76 Cover by Jim AparoMay 5, 2022|In Charlton, Comics By the time of this cover, dated November 1969, artist Jim Aparo…

Fightin’ Army No. 140 Cover by Tom Sutton

Fightin’ Army No. 140 Cover by Tom SuttonMay 3, 2022|In Charlton, Comics Tom Sutton was a madman with brush, pen and ink during his…

Valley of the Dinosaurs No. 1 – The Remastering

Valley of the Dinosaurs No. 1 – The RemasteringJanuary 25, 2022|In Charlton, Comics It's a logical next step in the Valley of the…

Valley of the Dinosaurs – The Covers by Fred Himes

Valley of the Dinosaurs – The Covers by Fred HimesDecember 31, 2021|In Charlton, Comics 1974 was the prehistoric year for Saturday…

Valley of the Dinosaurs No. 1 Cover by Fred Himes

Valley of the Dinosaurs No. 1 Cover by Fred HimesNovember 14, 2021|In Charlton, Comics When you have no original art to work with, there…

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Valley of the Dinosaurs No. 9 Cover by Fred Himes

Valley of the Dinosaurs No. 9 Cover by Fred HimesNovember 13, 2021|In Charlton, Comics Valley of the Dinosaurs enjoyed a longish run for…

Valley of the Dinosaurs No. 5 Cover by Fred Himes

Valley of the Dinosaurs No. 5 Cover by Fred HimesNovember 11, 2021|In Charlton, Comics Here's another of Fred Himes' great covers for…

Ghostly Tales No. 97 Cover by Steve Ditko

Ghostly Tales No. 97 Cover by Steve DitkoJune 26, 2021|In Charlton, Comics When Steve Ditko wasn't at DC or Marvel, he could often be…

Valley of the Dinosaurs No. 2 Cover by Fred Himes

Valley of the Dinosaurs No. 2 Cover by Fred HimesFebruary 28, 2021|In Charlton, Comics 1974 was the prehistoric year for Saturday morning…

Vengeance Squad No. 5 Cover by Pete Morisi

Vengeance Squad No. 5 Cover by Pete MorisiFebruary 26, 2021|In Charlton, Comics From 1976, Vengeance Squad was a Mission:…

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Fightin’ Marines No. 110 Cover by Pat Boyette

Fightin’ Marines No. 110 Cover by Pat BoyetteAugust 13, 2019|In Charlton, Comics From April 1973, another great example of Pat…

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Flash Gordon No. 15 Cover by Pat Boyette

Flash Gordon No. 15 Cover by Pat BoyetteAugust 10, 2019|In Charlton, Comics Flash Gordon was created by Alex Raymond. It first appeared…

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The Phantom No. 57 Cover by Pat Boyette

The Phantom No. 57 Cover by Pat BoyetteJanuary 6, 2019|In Charlton, Comics Charlton Comics produced some good The Phantom comics, usually…

Jungle Jim 24 Cover OG

Jungle Jim No. 24 Cover by Pat Boyette

Jungle Jim No. 24 Cover by Pat BoyetteJanuary 5, 2019|In Charlton, Comics Jungle Jim was a comic strip created by Alex Raymond and Don…

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Blue Beetle No. 5 (1965) Cover by Fraccio & Giordano

Blue Beetle No. 5 (1965) Cover by Fraccio & GiordanoFebruary 23, 2015|In Charlton, Comics From March/April 1965, Bill Fraccio and…

Charlton Blue Beetle Levins OG

Charlton Bullseye featuring The Blue Beetle

Charlton Bullseye featuring The Blue BeetleFebruary 5, 2015|In Charlton, Comics Charlton Bullseye was a late entry with new content from…

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Blue Beetle Returns by Bob Layton

Blue Beetle Returns by Bob LaytonFebruary 2, 2015|In Charlton, Comics Bob Layton posted a recent convention sketch of Steve Ditko's Blue…

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Outlaws of the West No. 17 Cover by Rocco Mastroserio

Outlaws of the West No. 17 Cover by Rocco MastroserioJanuary 6, 2015|In Charlton, Comics From November 1958, a dynamic illustration by…

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Outlaws of the West No. 11 Cover by Maurice Whitman

Outlaws of the West No. 11 Cover by Maurice WhitmanJanuary 6, 2015|In Charlton, Comics From July 1957, a great illustration of an evil…

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Outer Space No. 22 Cover by Nicholas & Alascia

From Charlton Comics in May 1959, tourism in the solar system is about to boom by Charles…

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Outer Space No. 21 Cover by Steve Ditko

Outer Space No. 21 Cover by Steve DitkoDecember 19, 2014|In Charlton, Comics From Charlton Comics in March 1959, even in the frontiers of…

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Charlton Comics A. Machine Typeface

Charlton Comics A. Machine TypefaceAugust 10, 2014|In Charlton, Comics Back in the late 1950s Charlton Comics thought they'd save some…

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Attack No. 60 Cover by Sam Glanzman

Attack No. 60 Cover by Sam GlanzmanAugust 8, 2014|In Charlton, Comics From Charlton Comics in November 1959, this cover was a composite…

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Outer Space No. 18 Cover by Masulli & Mastroserio

Outer Space No. 18 Cover by Masulli & MastroserioJuly 29, 2014|In Charlton, Comics From Charlton Comics in August 1958, a great…

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The Many Ghosts of Dr. Graves No. 7 Cover by Rocco Mastroserio

The Many Ghosts of Dr. Graves No. 7 Cover by Rocco MastroserioJuly 22, 2014|In Charlton, Comics From Charlton Comics in July 1968, Rocco…

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Outer Space No. 19 Cover by Rocco Mastroserio

Outer Space No. 19 Cover by Rocco MastroserioJuly 16, 2014|In Charlton, Comics From Charlton Comics in October 1958, Rocco Mastroserio…

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Space Adventures No. 23 Cover by Nicholas & Alascia

Space Adventures No. 23 Cover by Nicholas & AlasciaJuly 14, 2014|In Charlton, Comics In May 1958 the US was still reeling from the…

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Outlaws of the West No. 15 Cover by Nicholas & Alascia

Outlaws of the West No. 15 Cover by Nicholas & AlasciaJuly 12, 2014|In Charlton, Comics I really like the composition of this cover…

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Outer Space No. 17 Cover by Rocco Mastroserio

Outer Space No. 17 Cover by Rocco MastroserioJuly 10, 2014|In Charlton, Comics May 1958 saw the debut of Charlton Comics Outer Space with…

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Outlaws of the West No. 13 Cover by Rocco Mastroserio

Outlaws of the West No. 13 Cover by Rocco MastroserioJuly 1, 2014|In Charlton, Comics Rocco Mastroserio was a mainstay at Charlton Comics…

Space Adventures No. 8 Cover by Jim Aparo

Space Adventures No. 8 Cover by Jim AparoJune 29, 2014|In Charlton, Comics Jim Aparo is better known for his runs on DC's The Brave & the…

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Attack No. 55 Cover by Dick Giordano

Attack No. 55 Cover by Dick GiordanoMay 24, 2014|In Charlton, Comics For my American friends on Memorial Day weekend, up this time is the…

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Blue Beetle No. 1 (1964) Cover

Blue Beetle No. 1 (1964) CoverMay 19, 2014|In Charlton, Comics The second Blue Beetle was given his powers by the spirit of a Pharaoh…

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Outer Space No. 20 Cover by Dick Giordano

Outer Space No. 20 Cover by Dick GiordanoAugust 6, 2013|In Charlton, Comics One of my favourite Dick Giordano Charlton covers is this…

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

Son of Vulcan No. 51 by Kaler, Fraccio & TallaricoAugust 3, 2013|In Charlton, Comics Son of Vulcan was Charlton Comics' answer to…

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Captain Atom No. 90 (1967) Cover by Steve Ditko

Captain Atom No. 90 (1967) Cover by Steve DitkoAugust 1, 2013|In Charlton, Comics With this cover for the unpublished Captain Atom No.…

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Blue Beetle No. 6 (1967) Cover by Steve Ditko

Blue Beetle No. 6 (1967) Cover by Steve DitkoAugust 1, 2013|In Charlton, Comics Blue Beetle No. 6 never saw print as a comic. Why…

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Charlton Comics Cavalcade Weekly

Charlton Comics Cavalcade WeeklyMay 20, 2013|In Charlton, Comics, DC As Charlton Comics' managing editor in the 1960s, Dick Giordano put…

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Out of This World No. 16 Cover by Steve Ditko

Out of This World No. 16 Cover by Steve DitkoMay 4, 2013|In Charlton, Comics We conclude the Out of This World run with another Steve…

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Out of This World No. 15 Cover by Molno & Alascia

Out of This World No. 15 Cover by Molno & AlasciaMay 4, 2013|In Charlton, Comics The Ovoid – a big stiff – came to kill, but who…

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Out of This World No. 13 Cover by Nicholas & Alascia

Out of This World No. 13 Cover by Nicholas & AlasciaMay 2, 2013|In Charlton, Comics In a switch from previous covers, Charles…

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Out of This World No. 12 Cover by Steve Ditko

Out of This World No. 12 Cover by Steve DitkoApril 30, 2013|In Charlton, Comics I felt bad for Steve Ditko on this one. His invaders from…

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Out of This World No. 11 Cover by Steve Ditko

Out of This World No. 11 Cover by Steve DitkoApril 28, 2013|In Charlton, Comics Steve Ditko returns to Out of This World with this iconic…

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Out of This World No. 10 Cover by Nicholas & Alascia

Out of This World No. 10 Cover by Nicholas & AlasciaApril 27, 2013|In Charlton, Comics I like this cover. Just a little scene in an…

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Out of This World No. 9 Cover by Masulli & Mastroserio

Out of This World No. 9 Cover by Masulli & MastroserioApril 26, 2013|In Charlton, Comics The next Out of This World cover. Even in…

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Out of This World No. 8 Cover by Maurice Whitman

Out of This World No. 8 Cover by Maurice WhitmanApril 25, 2013|In Charlton, Comics Continuing the Out of This World cover series. When…

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Out of This World No. 7 Cover by Steve Ditko

Out of This World No. 7 Cover by Steve DitkoApril 13, 2013|In Charlton, Comics When Steve Ditko draws, it's superfluous to label it…

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Out of This World No. 5 Cover by Steve Ditko

Out of This World No. 5 Cover by Steve DitkoApril 11, 2013|In Charlton, Comics Nothing ruins a day of scuba diving like coming upon a…

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Out of This World No. 3 Cover by Steve Ditko

Out of This World No. 3 Cover by Steve DitkoApril 9, 2013|In Charlton, Comics It seems that in the 1950s there was an inordinate fear of…

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Out of This World No. 1 Cover by Molno & Alascia

Out of This World No. 1 Cover by Molno & AlasciaApril 8, 2013|In Charlton, Comics Ham-radio-operating dino dogs mess with air…

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Out of This World No. 6 Cover by Steve Ditko

Out of This World No. 6 Cover by Steve DitkoApril 6, 2013|In Charlton, Comics Out of body? Out of this world? Dead? Alive? November 1957,…

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Out of This World No. 4 Cover by Steve Ditko

Out of This World No. 4 Cover by Steve DitkoApril 5, 2013|In Charlton, Comics Steve Ditko can fascinate and freak you out at the same…

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The Phantom by Jim Aparo

The Phantom by Jim AparoAugust 18, 2012|In Charlton, Comics Jim Aparo is better known for his DC Comics work on such books as The Brave…

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Out of This World No. 14 Cover by Dick Giordano

Out of This World No. 14 Cover by Dick GiordanoJanuary 2, 2011|In Charlton, Comics Dick Giordano is one of my influences as a comic book…