(September 1954)

Comic Media, 1951 Series
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Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
36
Indicia frequency:
bi-monthly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
Mystery Publishing Company, Inc.
Brand:
Comic Media [lion]
Editing:
?
Color:
color
Dimensions:
standard Golden Age US
Paper Stock:
newsprint
Binding:
saddle-stitched
Publishing Format:
was ongoing

Issue Notes

"Comic Media" logo does not appear on cover. There is a small square logo in the upper left corner showing a yellow heraldic lion on a red background. Indicia reads: "Published bi-monthly by Mystery Publishing Company, Inc., 500 Fifth Ave., New York 36, NY"


Intimate Stories of Real Love (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Marty Elkin (signed)
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
romance

Truth Is In The Heart (Table of Contents)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Marty Elkin (signed)
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
romance
Characters:
Terry Frank; Myra Frank; Dr. Jim Carr; Mildred Norton
Synopsis:
Waitress Terry wants a rich husband. She dates Jim, a wealthy doctor 16 years older than she, over her sister Myra’s objections. Jim and Terry get along well, but Myra has Jim pretend to be broke so Terry will break up with him. Myra tells Terry she wants Jim for her own. Terry realises she loves Jim whether he’s rich or not, and they reconcile.

Indexer Notes

Story is introduced by "Mildred Norton."

Old Flame (Table of Contents)

text story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
romance

Faith in Their Love (Table of Contents)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Alberta Tewks (signed)
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
romance
Characters:
Jean Mears; Bob Walsh; Hal; Mildred Norton
Synopsis:
Jean and Bob fall in love but he’s sent overseas on military duty for two years. His friend Hal, stationed with Bob, starts to correspond with Jean, and also intercepts Jean’s letters to Bob and vice versa. When he’s discharged, Bob confronts Jean and they discover Hal’s dirty tricks. Hal gets a punch in the nose and Jean and Bob reconcile.

Indexer Notes

Stylized signature has last name "Tewks" only.

This story is introduced by "Mildred Norton." Sometimes the character is represented by the standard drawing (the one resembling Joan Crawford, which appears on the masthead on the cover) and at other times she is drawn by Alberta Tewks and doesn't look the same at all.

Bob's moustache comes and goes in different panels.

Problem Corner (Table of Contents)

text article / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Letters:
typeset

Indexer Notes

Purports to answer real reader romance problems. "If you have a problem and need advice, write to: Mildred Norton, Harwell Publications..."

Private Affair (Table of Contents)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Alberta Tewks (signed)
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
romance
Characters:
Janie Adams; Peter; George Simson
Synopsis:
Janie marries high school teacher Peter and soon becomes irritated at his low pay and heavy workload. She convinces her father to give Peter an executive position in his business, although Peter really prefers teaching. This new job improves their finances but Peter has even less time for Janie. She starts dating George, another employee of the firm. Peter asks for a divorce and returns to teaching. Janie realises she truly loves Peter and doesn’t want to change him.

Indexer Notes

Stylized signature has last name "Tewks" only.

Now or Never (Table of Contents)

text story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
romance

Party Girl (Table of Contents)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Marty Elkin (signed)
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
romance
Characters:
Peg Marson; Ginnie; Richie Burns; Mr.Jones
Synopsis:
Unemployed Peg’s roommate Ginnie convinces her to take a job as a “party girl,” escorting visiting businessmen. Peg is humiliated when private detective Richie suspects her of stealing money from her clients, but they eventually fall in love. However, Richie’s work makes him break dates with Peg and she agrees to go to another party. Her “date” gets fresh and she pushes him. The man hits his head and is knocked out. Richie helps clear Peg of any blame and they reconcile.

Indexer Notes

This story uses the same script as “The Dare She Took” in Complete Love Magazine (Ace, 1951 series) 31/1 (March 1955). In that version, however, the man at the end dies but the cause of death was a heart attack so the protagonist is still free of guilt.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. Intimate Stories of Real Love
  2. 1. Truth Is In The Heart
  3. 2. Old Flame
  4. 3. Faith in Their Love
  5. 4. Problem Corner
  6. 5. Private Affair
  7. 6. Now or Never
  8. 7. Party Girl
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • David Wilt
  • Dan Kocher
  • Tillmann Courth
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Daniel Thingvold
  • Mickey Coalwell
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Jim Walls
  • Mickey Coalwell