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Charles K. Johnston comic book collection

Identifier: MS0307

Scope and Contents

The collection consists of comic books published during the Silver Age (1956-1972) of American comic books, from a variety of publishers including DC Comics, Marvel Comics, Archie Comics, Charlton Comics, and Gilberton. Notable issues include: Detective Comics No. 359 and Journey Into Mystery #83.


  • Creation: 1955 - 1968


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Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

The Johnston Comic Book Collection is the physical property of J. Murrey Atkins Library Special Collections. Some material may be copyrighted or restricted. It is the patron's obligation to determine and satisfy copyright or other case restrictions when publishing or otherwise distributing materials found in the collections.

Biographical Note

The collection was donated to the Aktins Library by UNC Charlotte student Charles K. Johnston in 1968, prior to his departure for United States Army Basic Training.


3.75 Linear Feet (7 Comic Book Storage Boxes; 1 oversize box)


The collection was donated by UNC Charlotte student Charles K. Johnston in 1968 and consists of comic books published during the Silver Age (1956-1972) of American comic books.


This collection includes nineteen series, arranged alphabetically:

  1. ABC Television Network, 1967
  2. American Comic Group, 1967
  3. Archie Comics Publications, 1962-1965
  4. Charlton Comics, 1964-1968
  5. DC Comics, 1965-1968
  6. Dell Comics, 1961-1968
  7. Gilberton, 1945-1967
  8. Gold Key, 1955-1968
  9. Harvey Thrillers, 1966-1967
  10. King Comics, 1966-1967
  11. Lightning Comics, 1967
  12. Marvel Comics, 1962-1968
  13. M.F. Enterprises, 1966-1967
  14. Mighty Comics, 1966-1967
  15. Parents' Magazine, 1965
  16. Stanley Publications, 1966
  17. Super Comics, 1964
  18. Tower Action Series, 1966-1967
  19. Warren Publishing, 1961-1965

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of Charles K. Johnston, 1968.

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Charles K. Johnston Comic Book Collection
Stacy Rue
April 2014
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Repository Details

Part of the Manuscript Collections, J. Murrey Atkins Library Special Collections and University Archives, UNC Charlotte Repository

Atkins Library, UNC Charlotte
9201 University City Blvd
Charlotte NC 28223 United States

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