Loston Wallace, a graduate of the Kubert School, is a freelance comic book artist from North Carolina. He has published work for both DC and Marvel Comics, as well as illustrations for FASA games. Of the Charlton super heroes, he say this:
“I grew up reading CHARLTON COMICS in the 1970s. I loved Charlton’s ghost story comics like HAUNTED, GHOST MANOR, GHOSTLY TALES, SCARY TALES, and war comics like FIGHTIN’ ARMY and FIGHTIN’ MARINES and so forth, but I discovered that a decade earlier, Charlton had published superhero titles too. CAPTAIN ATOM, THE BLUE BEETLE, THE QUESTION, and NIGHTSHADE all made appearances in Charlton mags. Back in the early 2000s I decided to draw my four favorite Charlton superheroes in THE BATMAN ANIMATED SERIES style…”
You can check out Wallace’s other great works on his deviantart page or his official website.
(All characters and images belong to DC Comics/Loston Wallace and I am not making any profit off this blog.)
I just saw this post! Thanks for the plug! I’m glad you enjoyed the artwork. Captain Atom is my favorite Charlton hero (with Blue Beetle being a close second). I first remember seeing the original Atom stories in a Charlton reprint from the late ’70s, but I have rounded up all the original back issues from original run from 1960. I love the original costume best because it’s iconic. I love the skullcap with the hair showing through the top, and the unique way Ditko drew those curly horns jutting inward around the mouth and nose cutaway. I also liked the idea of it being a mail suit–something a little different from other heroes back in the day.
Thank YOU for this beautiful art! And Blue Beetle is also a favorite of mine.