The Thing #16

Charlton Comics Group

United States

Published
September 1954
Page count
36
Cover price
0.10 USD
Colour
Black & white
Format
Comic series
GCD
www.comics.org/issue/247269

Credits

Editing
Al Fago [as Designed by Al Fago Studios]

Issue contents Hide all

Show/hide Cover The Thing Cover, 1 page

Featuring

Genre
Horror-suspense

Credits

Art
Steve Kirkel ?

Notes

The cover art is similar to the Jack Davis-esque art signed by "Kirk" in "Through the Looking Glass" in The Thing # 17. "Kirk" is the pen name abbreviation for Steve/ Stephen Kirkel.

Show/hide 1. Nothing He Couldn't Do! Comic story, 6 pages

Featuring

Genre
Horror-suspense

Credits

Pencils
Dick Ayers [as Ayers]
Inks
Ernie Bache [as Ayers]
Letters
Dick Ayers

Synopsis

Four shipwrecked men are stranded on a cannibal island and captured immediately. While three of them have high hopes of surviving for some days, the natives torture the ship’s handy mechanic Jonesy.

Notes

Bache inks per Nick Caputo. Previous indexer credited Dick Ayers.

Show/hide 2. Death of A Gambler! Comic story, 6 pages

Featuring

Genre
Horror-suspense

Credits

Pencils
Joe Shuster
Inks
Vince Alascia
Letters
Charlotte Jetter

Synopsis

Wealthy Jeff Traynor loses all at gambling and becomes a derelict. When he finds a magic deck of cards it's too late to get back on his feet again.

Show/hide 3. Tara Tusta Text story, 2 pages

Featuring

Genre
Horror-suspense

Credits

Author
Letters
typeset

Synopsis

A group of soldiers and friendly natives are besieged by a warrior tribe. Legendary witch doctor Tara Tusta saves the day with deadly magic.

Show/hide 4. Picture of the Future Comic story, 6 pages

Featuring

Genre
Horror-suspense

Credits

Script
Joe Gill ?
Art
Seymour Moskowitz
Letters
Charlotte Jetter

Reprint history

Also printed
Australia
Doomsday Annual (KG Murray, 1975? series) #1 ([November 1975?])
Picture of the Future!!

Synopsis

Two gangsters rob an exhibition and come into possession of a magic scroll which forecasts their future. They are confronted with pictures of violence and doom.

Show/hide 5. Mental Wizard! Comic story, 5 pages

Featuring

Genre
Horror-suspense

Credits

Script
Joe Gill ?
Letters
Charlotte Jetter

Synopsis

Don Brunt killed his wife and got away with the crime. "Mentalist" Menlo reads his mind and starts blackmailing him. The two men confront each other on a fateful fishing trip.

Show/hide 6. The Crusher Comic story, 5 pages

Featuring

Genre
Horror-suspense

Credits

Script
Joe Gill ?
Pencils
Bill Molno ?
Inks
Ray Osrin ?
Letters
Charlotte Jetter

Synopsis

Sadistic plantation owner Barney Tragg flogs his wife's lover to death with a whip. Afterwards he comes for his unfaithful wife, but gets dragged into quicksand mire.


Status

AusReprints ID

  • 38465

Entry created

  • 24/09/2014

Index completed

  • 24/09/2014

Last updated

  • 24/09/2014