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I liked all these stories, the first one has a Twilight Zone feel to it, which is never a bad thing. As always, thanks for posting these from a fan of Charlton from the days of my youth and today too.
I have to say that I appreciate these old Charlton books a lot better now than I did as a kid. I was more into the Marvels, DC's, Warren's and B&W Horror mags back then but the Charlton books seem more enjoyable to me now. I think it's possible they must have had a lower distribution in my town because I rarely saw them at the newsstands.
I didn't see Charlton Comics in my neighborhood until the mid eighties when the company was on its last legs, there were no dedicated comic shops near where i lived growing up, I would find Charlton (as best as I can remember) either for sale in a discount department store called Clover or in a Farmer;s market called Zerns. Their distribution was spotty at best, but for me well worth finding them wherever I could.
It seems like in my old neighborhood I could only find Charlton's occasionally at an old convenient store called U-Tot-Em. Maybe some 7-11's too. But I picked up lots of them at the 25 cent bins at comic shops years later!
And actually I some old Charlton's a few years ago at a comic convention for a buck each. I got about 20 of them. Unfortunately I went to a comic shop a week ago and while looking through the boxes I saw a bunch of 70's Charlton romance books all priced at 15 bucks each. Needless to say I didn't but any!