The Charlton Arrow – A Tribute To Charlton Comics

Charlton Comics was a publisher based out of Connecticut that closed it’s doors over 30-years ago. It was part of a larger publishing company that printed their own magazines and started doing comics to keep the presses running. They were never as big as Marvel or DC and were notorious for shoddy printing standards.

DC acquired the majority of the characters from Charlton in 1983 including most notably Blue Beetle, Captain Atom and The Question. These characters were going to be used in Alan Moore‘s Watchman series but they were saved for other uses while Moore and Dave Gibbons went on to make new characters inspired by the Charlton ones. The newly acquired characters entered the DC Universe as part of the Crisis On Infinite Earths series.

Now, three decades later, a Facebook group celebrating the company has spawned something special… The Charlton Arrow. A 44-page color comics featuring some of the characters that were not picked up by DC… left to languish in limbo. It is being put together by quite the list of creators: John Byrne, Sandy Carruthers, Javier Hernandez, Barbara Kaalberg, Paul Kupperberg, Batton Lash, Roger McKenzie, Michael Mitchell, Lou Mougin, Rick Stasi, Joe Staton, Steven Thompson, Mort Todd and Larry Wilson. And the issue includes titles like Miss Bikini Luv, Spookman, Grok 70,000 A.D., Johnny Love, Doomsday +1 and features the Charlton Horror Hosts.

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Doesn’t that just look like the old Charlton books? The Charlton Arrow #1 will not be available in stores, you can only get it through mail-order. For more information, check out Mort Todd’s website.

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