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(March 1951)

Marvel, 1949 Series
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Volume:
1
Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
36
Indicia frequency:
bi-monthly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
Timely Comics, Inc.
Editing:
Stan Lee ?
Color:
color
Dimensions:
standard Golden Age, then Silver Age US
Paper Stock:
newsprint
Binding:
saddle-stitched
Publishing Format:
was ongoing series

Issue Notes

The cover has the character 'K' (for Kable News, the distributor) above a black silhouette of the North American continent with the white letters 'ID" inside (for the independent distributors).


My Secret Love!; I Dared to Dream; Don't Cry My Heart (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Sol Brodsky ?
Inks:
Christopher Rule ?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
romance

Indexer Notes

Although the scene depicted on the cover resembles an event in "My Secret Love!" inside, the actual scene isn't part of the story and none of the characters are named Carl.

["How "Mini-Gym" turns Dateless Dorothy unto Dazzling Dotty!"] (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Don't Cry, My Heart! (Table of Contents)

comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Bill Everett
Inks:
Bill Everett
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Job Number:
6957

Genre:
romance
Characters:
Brad Markham; Carol Vane; "Spike" Mallard; Mae; Pat Ainsley; Chester Hall
Synopsis:
Carol thinks that admitting her past with "Spike" will ruin her engagement to Brad, the attorney prosecuting "Spike" for murdering Chester Hall.

["Gorgeous dresses for you without paying 1 cent"] (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

I Dared to Dream! (Table of Contents)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Hy Rosen
Inks:
Rudy Lapic ?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Job Number:
6991

Genre:
romance
Characters:
Evie Johnson; Joe; David Mace; Hoagy Willett
Synopsis:
Evie is so determined to escape the tenement district by marrying a wealthy man that she drives away all her friends.

Indexer Notes

Wild stab at Rudy Lapic as the inker based on marquee sneak pg. 2 panel 5. Someone pretty basic is inking Rosen here. Lapic is a wild guess.

["New! Magic panel feature slims like magic!"] (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

["Your favorite snap enlarged to 8 x 10 inches hand colored & framed"] (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Beauty Unveiled (Table of Contents)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
romance
Characters:
Celia; Nina; Gregg
Synopsis:
While waiting for his dates with Celia every night, Gregg falls in love with her roommate Nina.
Reprints:

["Pimples?"] (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

["Learn to dance in 5 days or pay nothing!"] (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

["Limited time only"] (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

advertisement / 0.14 page (report information)

["Song Poems Wanted"] (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

advertisement / 0.06 page (report information)

["For real thrills don't miss Man Comics The Apache Kid Black Rider"] (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.1 page (report information)

["Ring for Wolves"] (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

advertisement / 0.06 page (report information)

["Ugly blackheads out in seconds"] (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

advertisement / 0.14 page (report information)

["How my heart fluttered when out new neighbor, Bob Harris"] (Table of Contents)

How I won the man I love! / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Job Number:
6853

Genre:
romance
Characters:
Bob Harris; Lois; Jackie
Synopsis:
Lois can't break through the bitterness of widower Bob next door, until his son Jackie gets sick.

["Glamour set 5 piece ensemble"] (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

My Secret Love! (Table of Contents)

comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?; Bill La Cava
Inks:
Christopher Rule; George Klein ?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
romance
Characters:
Ann; Frank; Burt Collins
Synopsis:
Ann agrees to marry Frank, but falls in love with Burt instead.

Indexer Notes

Rule inks on splash panel, La Cava & Klein ? on rest of story.

["Bashful Betty"] (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

["Small Bust Women"] (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

["Let's face it...you need a tummy-flattener!"] (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

["Reduce Keep Slim At Home with Relaxing, Soothing Massage!"] (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. My Secret Love!; I Dared to Dream; Don't Cry My Heart
  2. 1. ["How "Mini-Gym" turns Dateless Dorothy unto Dazzling Dotty!"]
  3. 2. Don't Cry, My Heart!
  4. 3. ["Gorgeous dresses for you without paying 1 cent"]
  5. 4. I Dared to Dream!
  6. 5. ["New! Magic panel feature slims like magic!"]
  7. 6. ["Your favorite snap enlarged to 8 x 10 inches hand colored & framed"]
  8. 7. Beauty Unveiled
  9. 8. ["Pimples?"]
  10. 9. ["Learn to dance in 5 days or pay nothing!"]
  11. 10. ["Limited time only"]
  12. 11. ["Song Poems Wanted"]
  13. 12. ["For real thrills don't miss Man Comics The Apache Kid Black Rider"]
  14. 13. ["Ring for Wolves"]
  15. 14. ["Ugly blackheads out in seconds"]
  16. 15. ["How my heart fluttered when out new neighbor, Bob Harris"]
    How I won the man I love!
  17. 16. ["Glamour set 5 piece ensemble"]
  18. 17. My Secret Love!
  19. 18. ["Bashful Betty"]
  20. 19. ["Small Bust Women"]
  21. 20. ["Let's face it...you need a tummy-flattener!"]
  22. 21. ["Reduce Keep Slim At Home with Relaxing, Soothing Massage!"]
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Peter Croome
  • Jim Vadeboncoeur, Jr
  • Darci
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Bob Klein
  • Thomas G. Lammers
  • Jerry Hillegas
  • Bob Cherry
  • Gary L. Watson
  • Mickey Coalwell