(November 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.
Brand:
Atlas [black & white]
Editing:
Stan Lee ?
Color:
color
Dimensions:
standard Golden Age, then Silver Age US
Paper Stock:
newsprint
Binding:
saddle-stitched
Publishing Format:
was ongoing series

For Better or Worse!; Confessions of Judith Temple! (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Mike Sekowsky ?
Inks:
Christopher Rule
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
romance
Characters:
Joe Salak; Vicki Webster
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Vicki is a blonde on the cover, but not in the story inside.

Don't Be Fat! Chew KAL-X (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

For Better or for Worse (Table of Contents)

comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script:
Hank Chapman (signed)
Pencils:
Al Eadeh (signed)
Inks:
John Prentice ?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Job Number:
8828

Genre:
romance
Characters:
Joe Salak; Vicki Webster; Calvin Ashland; Walton
Synopsis:
When Vicki regrets marrying her employer, Calvin, her old fiancee Joe reminds her she promised "for better or for worse."
Reprints:

Love Delayed (Table of Contents)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Ralph Owen ?
Inks:
Ralph Owen ?
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset
Job Number:
6727

Genre:
romance
Characters:
Mr. Taylor; Pat Allen; Jim; Judy
Synopsis:
Pat missed meeting her roommate's cousin, Jim, at the train station. He was waiting for her back at the apartment with Judy, since Pat had forgotten it was Daylight Saving Time.

I Wanted to be an Artist (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Love is a Girl named Sue (Table of Contents)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
George Klein ?
Inks:
George Klein
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Job Number:
8784

Genre:
romance
Characters:
Sue Travers; Mae Bellin; Clara Todd; Harvey "Harve" Bellin
Synopsis:
Sue goes on a date with Harve just to spite her jealous roommate Mae, but falls in love with him.

"I learned shorthand in 6 weeks" (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

["Free Aldens full-size Fall-Winter 1951-52 catalog"] (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

["Amazing Introductory Offer"] (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

Such is my Love (Table of Contents)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Ralph Owen
Inks:
Ralph Owen
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Job Number:
8870

Genre:
romance
Characters:
Connie Carter; Tony Martino; Eddie Carter
Synopsis:
Connie realizes she's only making Tony miserable by making give up his career as an acrobat to work in a shoe factory.

["Miss Lee Fashions"] (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

The Confessions of Judith Temple (Table of Contents)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Frank R. Sieminsky (signed)
Inks:
Frank R. Sieminsky (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Job Number:
8859

Genre:
romance
Characters:
Judith "Judy" Temple: Hal Brander; Ruth Grimsby; Samuel Grimsby; Mr. Blaine; Mrs. Ashley
Synopsis:
Eventually the small-minded inhabitants of Tribridge, Vermont force Judy to confess what happened when she and her father left town.

Indexer Notes

I couldn't find either Tribridge or Patterson on a map of Vermont. I couldn't find a reference to the G-O Railroad too (perhaps it's the G-D Railroad, but I couldn't find that either). Despite the quotation on the cover ("Love memoirs taken from true life!") the note at the bottom of the first page of the "For Better or Worse" story ("All names and places in these true-to-life stories are fictitious. Any similarity between actual persons or places and those used in these stories is purely coincidental.') seems to apply.

Judy said she had infantile paralysis. Jonas Salk tested the first polio vaccine in 1952, but didn't announce it until April 1955.

["Skinny Girls don't have oomph!"] (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

["Amazing Values!"] (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

["Exciting new creations by Kay Woodbury...leading designers of dresses and uniforms"] (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

["Reducing specialist says: Lose weight where it shows most Reduce most any part of the body with Spot Reducer"] (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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Table of Contents

  1. 0. For Better or Worse!; Confessions of Judith Temple!
  2. 1. Don't Be Fat! Chew KAL-X
  3. 2. For Better or for Worse
  4. 3. Love Delayed
  5. 4. I Wanted to be an Artist
  6. 5. Love is a Girl named Sue
  7. 6. "I learned shorthand in 6 weeks"
  8. 7. ["Free Aldens full-size Fall-Winter 1951-52 catalog"]
  9. 8. ["Amazing Introductory Offer"]
  10. 9. Such is my Love
  11. 10. ["Miss Lee Fashions"]
  12. 11. The Confessions of Judith Temple
  13. 12. ["Skinny Girls don't have oomph!"]
  14. 13. ["Gorgeous dresses for you without paying 1 cent"]
  15. 14. ["Amazing Values!"]
  16. 15. ["Exciting new creations by Kay Woodbury...leading designers of dresses and uniforms"]
  17. 16. ["Reducing specialist says: Lose weight where it shows most Reduce most any part of the body with Spot Reducer"]
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