Thunderbolt

    (Charlton, 1966-1967)
™ and ©1966 Charlton Publications, Inc.
Series picks up numbering from Son of Vulcan #50 following issue #1

The Silver Age hit Charlton Comics the way the Renaissance hit Russia. They knew something important was going on in the outside world and really wanted to be a part of it, but in a fundamental way, they just didn’t get it. While the 1960s at Marvel and DC brought exciting new art and storytelling ideas that reinvigorated the super-hero genre, at Charlton it brought stiff, costumed figures and hand-lettering (an improvement to be sure, but…). Peter Cannon, Thunderbolt, is a globe-trotting adventurer in the mold of Doc Savage, who inexplicably dons a red-and-blue costume and mask when the action gets hot and heavy. The backup feature was The Sentinels, about a rock band (”They’re gear, man!”) that transforms into super-heroes by night. Peter Cannon…Thunderbolt was acquired by DC in the 1980s and played a small part in The Crisis on Infinite Earths.

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#1

  1/1/1966
  $0.12
  $96.00
1 copy available for $45.00
1st Appearance of Thunderbolt; Origin of ThunderboltPete MorisiPete Morisi, Ernie Bache

#51

  3/1/1966
  $0.12
  $29.00
No copies available
Series continues after hiatus (Son of Vulcan #50?)Pete MorisiPete Morisi

#52

  6/1/1966
  $0.12
  $20.00
3 copies available from $9.99
Versus Gore the Man-ApePete MorisiPete Morisi, Frank McLaughlin

#53

  8/1/1966
  $0.12
  $21.00
1 copy available for $6.00
 Pete MorisiPete Morisi, Frank McLaughlin

#54

  10/1/1966
  $0.12
  $20.00
1 copy available for $18.00
 Pete Morisi, Gary FriedrichPete Morisi, Sam Grainger

#55

  12/1/1966
  $0.12
  $24.00
2 copies available from $6.00
 Pete Morisi, Gary FriedrichPete Morisi, Sam Grainger

#56

  2/1/1967
  $0.12
  $23.00
2 copies available from $5.99
 Pete Morisi, Gary FriedrichPete Morisi, Sam Grainger

#57

  5/1/1967
  $0.12
  $17.00
1 copy available for $18.00
 Pat Boyette, Steve Ditko, Sam GlanzmanPat Boyette, Sam Grainger

#57 (2nd printing)

 
  $0.35
  $2.50
1 copy available for $2.65
Modern Comics Reprint; ca. 1978Pat Boyette, Steve Ditko, Sam GlanzmanPat Boyette, Sam Grainger

#58

  7/1/1967
  $0.12
  $17.00
2 copies available from $2.73
 Pete Morisi, Denny O’NeilPete Morisi, Sam Grainger

#58 (2nd printing)

 
  $0.35
  $20.00
3 copies available from $5.50
Modern Comics Reprint, ca. 1978S. O'ShaugnessySam Grainger

#59

  9/1/1967
  $0.12
  $19.00
3 copies available from $5.60
 Pat Boyette, Denny O’NeilPat Boyette, Sam Grainger

#60

  11/1/1967
  $0.12
  $15.00
2 copies available from $4.31
Final Issue; Carl Gafford L.O.C.Denny O’NeilPat Boyette, Jim Aparo