(December 1953-January 1954)

DC, 1950 Series
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Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
36
Indicia frequency:
bi-monthly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
Signal Publishing Company
Editing:
Whitney Ellsworth
Color:
color
Dimensions:
standard Golden Age US; then standard Silver Age US
Publishing Format:
was ongoing series

["No Orchids for Me!"] (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
Bernard Sachs
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
romance
Characters:
Florist; Brian; Cynthia
Synopsis:
Full-page illustration depicts a scene from "No Orchids for Me!"

Indexer Notes

front cover

[Table of Contents] (Table of Contents)

foreword, introduction, preface, afterword / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
? (spot illustrations)
Inks:
? (spot illustrations)
Letters:
typeset

Synopsis:
List of the issue's four full-length stories with brief synopses and the issue's two features. Black and white spot illustrations depict young lovers.

Indexer Notes

inside front cover

This Time It's Love (Table of Contents)

comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
romance
Characters:
Diane; Edwin Willis; Jerome Willis
Synopsis:
Diane wants to marry Edwin as soon as possible, but he asks her to wait until his brother Jerome returns from one of his far-flung adventures. When Jerome finally returns months later, he falls in love-at-first sight with Diane and she with him. Edwin generously steps aside. Jerome pursues an ordinary lifestyle, thinking it will please Diane. As time passes, Diane realizes she is not in love with the everyday Jerome, but with a romanticized image of him as a lusty world traveler and adventurer. She decides to end the relationship, but Edwin tells her Jerome has taken a job far from town. Edwin makes love to her. She realizes he is truly all she wants.

Love Must End (Table of Contents)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
romance
Characters:
Marjorie Steele; Phillip; Pete (flower vendor); Phillip's inamorata
Synopsis:
Marjorie looks forward to marriage with Phillip. One day, she spots him on a street corner walking away with a strange woman. She cannot believe he is unfaithful and is sure there's a logical explanation for his behavior. That evening however, he remains silent and she grows anxious. She confronts him. He declares his love for her and says the other woman was only "a crazy, final fling". He begs her forgiveness. She readily grants it, tearfully falling into his arms.

Never Let Him Go (Table of Contents)

comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Mort Drucker
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
romance
Characters:
Eve; Joel Powers; Miriam Adams; Mrs. Oglevie (boarding house operator); Town Gossips
Synopsis:
Following a two week courtship, Eve accepts Joel's offer of marriage. His ex-girlfriend Miriam makes herself very pleasant, even congratulating the two on their forthcoming nuptials and throwing a party in their honor. Eve suspects Miriam is playing the "good sport" in order to win Joel back and to garner sympathy from onlookers. She accuses Miriam of being a cunning, deceptive poor loser. Later, Joel reveals that Miriam's domineering selfishness forced him to end their relationship and to seek real love elsewhere. They renew their relationship.

Indexer Notes

pencil credit from Ger Apeldoorn.

["In many African tribes..."] (Table of Contents)

Oddities in Romance / text article / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Mort Drucker
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
non-fiction; romance
Synopsis:
Descriptions of historical oddities in romance, courtship, and marriage around the world.

["Dear Miss Roberts..."] (Table of Contents)

Julia Roberts' Romance Report / letters page / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Julia Roberts
Pencils:
? (header illustration)
Inks:
? (header illustration)
Colors:
? (header illustration)
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
non-fiction; romance
Synopsis:
Julia Roberts dispenses advice on dating, relationships, marriage, and romance etiquette.

No Orchids for Me (Table of Contents)

comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
romance
Characters:
Florist (narrator); Brian; Cynthia (Brian's fiancee); Grey-Eyed Customer
Synopsis:
A florist becomes obsessed with a sexy young man who gazes in her shop window. She is convinced he is interested in her and begins to weave romantic fantasies about him. One day, he orders a bouquet, and, rather than sending a messenger boy to deliver the flowers, the florist delivers the bouquet herself. Alone with the young man in his apartment, she suddenly finds herself in his arms. He kisses her. A few days later, the young man enters the shop and advises the florist not to take the kiss seriously. He is engaged. He apologizes for his impulsive conduct, and leaves. She then begins weaving fantasies about a grey-eyed customer in the shop.

[Dinnerware Offer] (Table of Contents)

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Script:
? (ad copy)
Pencils:
? (photos)
Inks:
? (photos)
Letters:
typeset

Synopsis:
Full-page black and white ad for a 67-piece plastic dinnerware set ($6.95) from Hi-Lite Industries of Chicago, Illinois.

Indexer Notes

inside back cover

[Clothing Offer] (Table of Contents)

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Script:
? (ad copy)
Pencils:
? (photos)
Inks:
? (photos)
Colors:
? (photos)
Letters:
typeset

Synopsis:
Full-page color ad for two different women's rayon suits ($7.98 and $8.98) from Broadway Fashions of New York, N.Y..

Indexer Notes

back cover

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. ["No Orchids for Me!"]
  2. 1. [Table of Contents]
  3. 2. This Time It's Love
  4. 3. Love Must End
  5. 4. Never Let Him Go
  6. 5. ["In many African tribes..."]
    Oddities in Romance
  7. 6. ["Dear Miss Roberts..."]
    Julia Roberts' Romance Report
  8. 7. No Orchids for Me
  9. 8. [Dinnerware Offer]
  10. 9. [Clothing Offer]
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  • Kathryn Wright
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