After Charlton went out of business, many of their artists, like John Severin, Steve Ditko, Pat Boyette, Gray Morrow and Alex Toth contributed to Mort Todd's Monsters Attack! magazine.
Credit morttodd.com / Monsters Attack #4, September 1990
Cover of Charlton's Mad knock-off, From Here To Insanity. Art by comic legend Jack Kirby.
Credit morttodd.com / From Here To Insanity #11, August 1955
The premier Charlton superheroes including Mysterious Suspense were drawn by the innovative Steve Ditko, co-creator and original artist of Marvel's Spider-Man and Dr. Strange. They were adapted into DC's Watchmen graphic novel and film.
Credit morttodd.com / Mysterious Suspense #1, featuring The Question, October 1968
Charlton had a variety of hosts for their horror comics and they all return in The Charlton Arrow #1 in a tale by Lou Mougin and Mort Todd that explains what they do when they lose their hosting gigs.
Credit morttodd.com / The Charlton Arrow #1
Though Charlton mostly left the superheroes to Marvel and DC, they had many popular ones, including the whimsical E-Man by Joe Staton. Mr. Staton will be bringing back the fan favorite hero to the pages of The Charlton Arrow soon.
Credit morttodd.com / E-Man #3, June 1974
Charlton was an innovator of cross-genres, like Space Western! Written by the creator of The Shadow, Walter B. Gibson, and drawn by John Belfi.
Credit comicbookplus.com / Space Western Comics #40, October 1952
Charlton had numerous war titles, including the aptly named War. Painted cover by Pat Boyette.
Credit morttodd.com / War #1, July 1975
Art by Jack Keller. This title is newly revived by Ace Comics, featuring reprints of the original.
Credit morttodd.com / Hot Rods and Racing Cars #89, February 1968
Cover for the revived Classic Hot Rods. Art by Jack Keller.
Credit morttodd.com / Classic Hot Rods and Racing Car Comics #1, April 2014
It's become the new buzz phrase in education: "Got grit?"
Around the nation, schools are beginning to see grit as key to students' success — and just as important to teach as reading and math.
Experts define grit as persistence, determination and resilience; it's that je ne sais quoi that drives one kid to practice trumpet or study Spanish for hours — or years — on end, while another quits after the first setback.
Yonkers, N.Y., is home to many Ukrainian immigrants and home to the Ukrainian Youth Center, which, despite its name, also has a full bar. It's where Rostyslaw Slabicky is glued to the news.
"The mood right now is extremely apprehensive," Slabicky says. "There's part that's fait accomplis, that Putin is basically doing what he wants and the entire world is basically standing by, not doing anything."
People in Simferopol, Ukraine, attend a pro-Russian rally in Lenin Square after a day of voting on whether to unite with Russia. Exit polls show strong approval for the move, according to Russian state-run media.
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Election staff begin to count votes at a polling station in Bachchisaray, in Crimea, Ukraine, Sunday. Crimeans voted to decide whether the peninsula will break away from mainland Ukraine. The referendum has been dismissed as illegal by the West.
This post will be updated throughout the day Sunday.
Russian news services are claiming overwhelming support in Crimea for the region's plan to secede from Ukraine and unite with Russia, citing exit polls from Sunday's referendum. Russia's state news agency reports that afer 50 percent of the votes had been processed that more than 95 percent of voters said they were in favor of joining Russia.
As newspaper advertising revenue continues its slump across the country, publishers are trying to hold on to one line of stable cash: the printed legal notice. In Connecticut, municipal leaders are pushing for a change in state law that would allow them to save money and cut back on those notices. And newspapers are pushing back.
Originally published on Sat March 15, 2014 8:51 am
Malaysia's prime minister says he is now certain that someone disabled the communication systems on the passenger jet that disappeared last week with 239 people aboard.
The missing Malaysia Airlines Boeing 777 flew more than six and a half hours after its last communication with air traffic control, Malaysia's Prime Minister Najib Razak said in a news conference early Saturday.
"These movements are consistent with deliberate action by someone on the plane," he said.
Originally published on Sat March 15, 2014 4:52 pm
Five months before his 2012 re-election, President Obama announced that his administration would stop deportations of more than a half-million young adults, often referred to as "Dreamers," brought illegally to the U.S. as children.
Latinos subsequently turned out to vote in record numbers that fall. More than 70 percent marked their ballots for Obama — helping him win the popular vote and triumph in key battleground states.
If you buy power from an independent supplier, rather than the state's two regulated utilities, the Connecticut Light and Power Company and United Illuminating, you could be paying a lot more for your power, rather than saving money.
Putting that extra cost together means a lot of money -- $13.7 million for customers in one month if they had chosen to use a supplier instead.
Youth unemployment has persisted at record levels since the recession, in Connecticut and around the nation. That’s the finding of a new study which takes a look at the issues of young people trying to enter the workforce in the last decade.
Connecticut lawmakers are considering a bill on Friday that would require primary health care providers to offer baby boomers a screening test for Hepatitis C, a contagious liver disease. The proposed legislation would affect patients born between 1945 and 1965.
On 'Morning Edition': NPR's Frank Langfitt reports
Update at 10:20 a.m. ET: After Flight MH370 Disappeared, It Kept Telling Satellites 'I'm Awake':
Communications satellites continued to receive signals from the missing Malaysia Airlines plane for at least 5 1/2 hours after it disappeared over the Gulf of Thailand, a source familiar with the investigation tells NPR's Frank Langfitt.
Frank, reporting from Shanghai, writes that:
"Flight MH370's last known communication came after 1 o'clock last Saturday morning, local time, according to Malaysian officials.
On Thursday morning, the Board of Regents governing Connecticut state colleges unanimously passed a sexual assault policy which would, among other things, require campuses to give victims detailed descriptions of what they can do.
Hartford police said heroin-related overdoses are on the rise in the capital city, and they're trying to disrupt the drug's supply. Earlier this week, police arrested five people, and seized 2,000 bags of heroin.
We still don't know why Adam Lanza killed his mother, then 20 children and six teachers at Sandy Hook Elementary School before turning a gun on himself in December 2012. But we do know more about Lanza's life, what his doctors had to say about him and what his parents did to try to help him.
The lives of African American women throughout Connecticut history will be discussed at a lecture titled, "The Struggle for Full Rights as Citizens: The Voice of African Americans at the New Haven Museum," Thursday night at the New Haven Museum.
With its heady mix of transcendence, activism, deep lyrical expression and soulful sense of swing, pianist/composer Noah Baerman’s triumphant new CD, Ripples, is one of the best and the brightest releases to grace our region in quite some time. It’s a bold, imaginative, inventive work that will, if there is any justice in the jazz world, have infinitely more than a rippling effect far beyond our borders along the Connecticut River.
Governor Dannel Malloy's proposal to give Connecticut taxpayers a modest rebate was up for discussion before the General Assembly's tax-writing committee on Thursday. Budget chief Benjamin Barnes said it could be a job generator in the state.
Legislators want to create a state-sponsored retirement plan for private sector workers in Connecticut. A bill before lawmakers would task the state treasurer with administering a low-cost plan that residents could pay into.
Connecticut's housing market continued to improve in January, and market-watchers said it's possible the state could see big gains in the spring selling season.
The state also saw distinct improvement in its housing market activity for the full year of 2013, with sales up six percent and prices rising 8.3 percent over the year. The numbers come from the Warren Group, a real estate data firm, and it marks the best full year results for the Connecticut market since 2005, before the market crash.
Pope Francis greets the crowd as he arrives for his general audience in St. Peter's Square at the Vatican last month.
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A box containing stamps, postcards and souvenir cards, adorned with the image of Pope Francis, on display at a shop in Buenos Aires, Argentina. In his first year as pope, Francis has endeared himself to the public.
Metro-North restored all train service into and out of Grand Central Terminal on Wednesday after service had been suspended for several hours. Two apartment buildings collapsed after an explosion at Park Avenue and 116th Street adjacent to the Metro-North commuter tracks.