Chris and Reggie’s Cosmic Treadmill

Weird Comics History, Episode 7: The History of Charlton Comics, Part One

July 5, 2017
This week Chris (@AceComics) and Reggie (@reggiereggie) explore the little-known history of Charlton Comics, and explain why that information is little-known! First, they talk about the founders of Charlton, including their salacious beginnings and business philosophy. Then Chris and Reggie tell all about the working conditions at Charlton, which were infamously hysterical. Finally, we take a look at some of Charlton's most seminal creators, some of whom would have a long-lasting and profound impact on comics history! It's a great story that won't cost you anything, which is exactly how Charlton's owners would have wanted it.
 
SOURCES:
Comic Book Artist Magazine #9, August 2000
History of Charlton Comics - Charlton the Movie ComicCon Panel: https://youtu.be/myR-flxPH6o
Dick Giordano: Changing Comics One Day at a Time by Michael Eury
wikipedia and usual internet spelunking
 
Charlton Documentary charltonmovie.com
Charlton Neo morttodd.com
 
Tags: Charlton Comics, comic books, comics history, Dick Giordano, Joe Gill, Pat Musilli, Steve Ditko. Silver Age, Pete Morisi, Denny O'Neil, Steve Skeates, Roy Thomas, The Peacemaker, Blue Beetle, The Question​