Monday, April 14, 2014

Charlton Arrow Week! "The Spookman" by Pat Boyette

Greetings, Groove-ophiles! Today we're kicking of Charlton Arrow Week here on the Diversions! I know this is kinda different--and yeah, call it a week's worth of plugs if you want--but I think Fester Faceplant and the Gang behind the new Charlton Arrow comic deserve all the plugs and kudos they can get! I mean, to Ol' Groove, gathering a group of fans and pros to revive Charlton Comics (or as close as legally possible) is a task worthy of great praise! To think that pros like Paul (Life With Archie) Kupperberg, Roger (Captain America, Daredevil) McKenzie, Joe (E-Man, Dick Tracy) Staton, Rick Stasi, Lou Mougin, Mort Todd, and so many others would join such an enterprise out of sheer love for Charlton Comics makes it a mag above and beyond wanting. It's a mag we need! If you don't have a copy (first printing is sold out!!), go here right now and get a copy. Aaaaaand get ready to order ish #2 which promises to be even better (E-Man by Nick Cuti and Joe Staton, anyone?)!

We'll start off with The Spookman, created by the great Pat Boyette for Charlton Premiere #1 (July 1967). This was the one and only appearance of Aaron Piper's demonic, time-traveling alter ego--until Roger McKenzie and Sandy Carruthers revived him for Charlton Arrow #1, that is!

What has become of Piper, The Spookman, and company? The years have not been kind! Check out McKenzie and Carruthers' macabre masterpiece of mood in Charlton Arrow #1--you'll be begging for more!


  1. I actually owned this issue, acquiring it in a back issue bin for mere chump change more than 30 years ago. I will have to see if my local dealer can order up Charlton Arrow. Oh, the memories that can be had!

  2. So far The Charlton Arrow is not available in stores. Only at



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