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I’ve been a mightily impressed with the first two issues of The Charlton Arrow (read my reviews HERE and HERE), so I think it’s a safe bet that the third issue will be well worth the price of admission.  You can pre-order it now, and get a bonus poster by Frank McLaughlin that will only be available with the first printing. This project is a tribute to Charlton Comics, the plucky little company that carved out a niche in the shadows of DC and Marvel. These are comics created for the pure joy of it, not as some sort of corporate pitch for a big-budget movie. The Charlton Arrow is one of the most fun comic books being published.

I’m such a convert that I’m just going to quote the announcement from the Facebook page that inspired this whole project:

“The NEW 52… page issue of THE CHARLTON ARROW #3 is GO! Our sensational third issue has more pages than ever, at the same cover price of $6.99 (+s&h)! More thrills, chills and variety, all pulsing in the Charlton vein! Wild stories and art by Jim Aparo, Pat Boyette, Sandy Carruthers, Jason Caskey, Joe Gill, Jack Keller, Paul Kupperberg, Roger McKenzie, Andrew Mitchell, Dave Noe, Mort Todd, Larry Wilson and Neil Vokes! Plus articles by Mark Arnold on Charlton’s Sick magazine and Stephen Skeates on the Monkees comic strip in Teen Tunes! Action, horror, humor, romance, hot rods and rock & roll! The best of Charlton’s past, present and future! Order now and get a FREE poster of The Classic Charlton Action Stars with all-new art by the legendary Frank Mclaughlin (while supplies last)! Taking orders now with a scheduled release date of late September/early October! Be a part of the celebration of Charlton’s 70th Anniversary! And, of course, the success of this book will spur some great future releases!”

For more ordering details, GO HERE, and if you’re interested in some of their other projects, pick up a few of them too. I’ve just placed an order for the Classic Hot Rod comics.