The Thing #3

Charlton Comics Group

United States

Published
June 1952
Page count
36
Cover price
0.10 USD
Colour
Colour
Size
Standard size
Interior paper
Newsprint
Cover stock
Glossy colour
Binding
Saddle-stitched
Format
Comic series
GCD
www.comics.org/issue/247256

Credits

Editing
Alfred V. Fago

Issue contents Hide all

Show/hide Cover The Thing Cover, 1 page

Featuring

Genre
Horror-suspense

Credits

Art
Albert Tyler
Show/hide 1. Weird Wonders Comic story, 1 page

Featuring

Genre
Non-fiction; horror-suspense

Credits

Art
John Belfi

Synopsis

Account of unbelievable facts.

Notes

Inside front cover.

Show/hide 2. The Clutch of Doom Comic story, 8 pages

Featuring

Genre
Horror-suspense

Credits

Art
Bob Forgione

Synopsis

Galvin manor has been cursed by the previous owner. Anyone digging for the treasure hidden in the cellar will be attacked by Henry Galvin's skeleton hand.

Show/hide 3. Ghost Town Ghost Comic story, 4 pages

Featuring

Genre
Horror-suspense; western-frontier

Credits

Pencils
John Belfi
Inks
Dick Giordano

Synopsis

Western outlaw Dude Fenley and his gang murder the prospector Old Cady and take off with his gold by kidnapping a train. However a ghostly apparition derails the train.

Show/hide 4. The Marching Dead Men Comic story, 7 pages

Featuring

Genre
Horror-suspense; war

Credits

Art
Bob Forgione

Synopsis

Two US-American pilots are forced to land in Mongolia, behind enemy Korean lines. They join a march of living dead, led by a shaman, returning to their home soil. Leading the zombies into attack, the two fliers make it back to their home base.

Show/hide 5. What Was It! The Adventure of Two Ghostbreakers Text story, 2 pages

Featuring

Genre
Horror-suspense

Credits

Author
Letters
typeset

Synopsis

Two "ghostbreakers" stay the night in a haunted house to prove it habitable. In the morning one of them lies dead in his bed. No explanation is ever found.

Show/hide 6. Crypt of the Vampire Comic story, 5 pages

Featuring

Genre
Horror-suspense

Credits

Art
Martin

Synopsis

Rumanian castle Zangra is still inhabited by its vampire baron. Two visiting smugglers meet their untimely fate.

Show/hide 7. Mirror, Mirror, On My Wall Comic story, 6 pages

Featuring

Genre
Horror-suspense

Credits

Art
Albert Tyler

Reprint history

Also printed
Australia
Doomsday (KG Murray, 1973 series) #17 ([October 1974?])
Mirror, Mirror, on My Wall

Synopsis

James Garth is not only an antiques dealer, but also the middleman of a dope-smuggling ring. He employs the services of a demon to get back at all those who betrayed him financially. When Garth takes on the king-pin of the drug racket, he is in for a surprise, because his demon won't show.

Notes

Cover story.

Show/hide 8. Things You Should Know Comic story, 0.5 pages

Featuring

Genre
Horror-suspense

Credits

Art
John Belfi

Synopsis

Account of a Welsh hag, the "Gwarch y Rhibyn".

Notes

Half page inside back cover.

Show/hide 9. No title recorded Promo (ad from the publisher), 0.5 pages

Notes

Half page inside back cover promo for various other Charlton titles.

Show/hide 10. No title recorded Advertisement, 1 page

Notes

Backcover ad for Television Bank.


Status

AusReprints ID

  • 38452

Entry created

  • 22/09/2019

Index completed

  • 22/09/2019

Last updated

  • 22/09/2019