I’m no expert or anything, but I have become quite fond of Charlton Comics.
- One reason I think I’m enjoying Charlton stuff so much is that it’s relatively cheap. I’m priced out of Silver Age Marvel and DC.
- “JLU,” both the comic and the TV series, have been doing wonders for the group that migrated to the DCU. The comic has featured stories on Beetle, Question and Captain Atom. A pretty good run for those characters. I’d be happy to see an ongoing Charlton-characters title set within that universe.
- I’ve just completed collecting, and reading, the run of “Son of Vulcan.” I hope to provide a review of those issues and the character soon.
- I recently re-read “The L.A.W.,” now that I have a little bit more information on Charlton’s characters. It was a decent re-introduction to the characters, but it was a story that would have certainly been better received had it been written 20 years earlier. It came out in 1999-2000, and it was dreadfully derivative. Despite that, I was really impressed by Dick Giordano’s art. His characters have weight. They jump off the page. The anatomy is perfect. No chicken scratches.
- I will pick up a Charlton horror title every once in a while. I haven’t read one yet that was very good. I do like the hosts though. They ought to be revived, but not as story hosts. Instead they could be the protaganists (or antagonists) for a new title.
- The group of characters DC purchased seems to be: Blue Beetle, Captain Atom, Nightshade, The Question, Peacemaker, Son of Vulcan and Sarge Steel. That’s a pretty good line-up if you ask me.