(August 1951)

Harvey, 1949 Series
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Volume:
1
Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
36
Indicia frequency:
every other month
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
Home Comics, Inc.
Brand:
Harvey Publications H [Heart]; True Love Stories
Editing:
Leon Harvey
Color:
color
Dimensions:
standard Golden Age US, latter issues standard Silver Age US
Paper Stock:
glossy cover; newsprint interior
Binding:
saddle-stitched
Publishing Format:
was ongoing series

Issue Notes

Publisher in indicia: Home Comics, Inc., with contents copyright Harvey Features Syndicate.


Three on an Island (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Al Avison
Inks:
Al Avison
Colors:
?
Letters:
Typeset

Genre:
romance

Indexer Notes

Cover illustrates the first story in the issue.

In This Issue (Table of Contents)

table of contents / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
? (Various)
Inks:
Vic Herman
Letters:
Typeset

Genre:
romance
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Editorial notes and introduction to the stories with representative panels from each of the four stories im the issue. On the inside front cover.

3 on an Island (Table of Contents)

A True Hi-School Romance / comic story / 9 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Lee Elias
Inks:
Lee Elias
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
romance
Characters:
Enid; Brad; Sally; Steve Bruckner
Synopsis:
Enid, the school's champion swimmer, has always liked Brad, but he is going steady with Sally. During a school outing on a boat, a freak accident leaves the three stranded on an island. While Sally has a sprained ankle, Enid leads the way providing food and shelter for the trio until Steve Bruckner arrives in his river patrol boat to rescue them. As they board the rescue boat, Brad tells Sally how much he cares for her, and Enid turns her eyes to strong and heroic Steve who is excited to be with her, too.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Story was shortened from nine to seven pages and re-titled "Odd Girl Out" when reprinted.

My Sister's Husband (Table of Contents)

A True Hi-School Romance / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Al Avison (attributed)
Inks:
Al Avison (attributed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
romance
Characters:
Ruth; Spence: Ginny; Jim Kennedy
Synopsis:
Ruth lived with her sister Ginny and her husband Spence, but all was not going well for the married couple. Spence was unemployed and had large ambling debts but only Ruth knew the truth and Spence begged her not to tell Ginny. Amid all of that, Ruth's two-year courtship by Jim Kennedy was strained because Ruth felt her sister needed her. When Spence announced he had a job, Ginny was exuberant and Ruth decided it was time to call Jim to tell him he had been right all along.
Reprints:

Goodbye, My Darling! (Table of Contents)

text story / 0.5 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
? (header)
Inks:
? (header)
Colors:
?
Letters:
Typeset

Genre:
romance

Hi-School Hi-Spots (Table of Contents)

filler / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Vic Herman
Inks:
Vic Herman
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
romance
Synopsis:
Fads and fashion tips.

Good Time Girl (Table of Contents)

text story / 0.5 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
? (header)
Inks:
? (header)
Colors:
?
Letters:
Typeset

Genre:
romance

Doris Bigelow's Mailbag (Table of Contents)

letters page / 0.5 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
? (illustration)
Inks:
? (illustration)
Colors:
?
Letters:
Typeset

Genre:
romance

My Most Romantic Moment (Table of Contents)

letters page / 0.5 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
? (illustration)
Inks:
? (illustration)
Colors:
?
Letters:
Typeset

Genre:
romance

Unfaithful (Table of Contents)

A True Hi-School Romance / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
John Sink
Inks:
John Sink
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
romance
Characters:
Gladys; Dr. Henry Norman
Synopsis:
My Answer! Gladys never thought that when she took the job as Dr. Henry Norman's assistant that she would end up engaged to him. Her euphoria was broken one day when she came in to help Henry with an experiment. An explosion sent acid into Gladys' face producing severe scars. Even though they married, Gladys doubted Henry even though he spent all of his money to provide plastic surgery for his wife over many years. When he shows up exhausted, he confesses that the strain has been too much for him. Feeing guilty, she packs to leave, then collapses. When she awakens, Henry is there telling her beauty, money and possessions mean nothing. What is important is heing with her... forever.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Reprint changed the title to "My Answer".

You Can't Buy Love! (Table of Contents)

text story / 0.75 page (report information)

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

Genre:
romance

[Statement of Ownership, Management, Circulation, Etc.] (Table of Contents)

statement of ownership / 0.25 page (report information)

Script:
Robert Harvey
Letters:
Typeset

Indexer Notes

Names and addresses of the owner, editor and business manager.

Not Good Enough - For Me! (Table of Contents)

A True Hi-School Romance / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Tom Hickey
Inks:
Tom Hickey
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
romance
Characters:
Stella Clayton; Steve Brady; Mrs. Clayton
Synopsis:
In Europe, Stella's family had been royalty and her mother resents that she has lost all of that by coming to America. When Stella falls in love with Steve Brady, her mother calls him a peasant and threatens to disown Stella... until Steve pushes Mrs. Clayton out of the way of a runaway car. He is severely injured but recovers quickly to hear Mrs. Clayton call him, "son".
Reprints:

Strange Romantic Customs (Table of Contents)

filler / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Vic Herman
Inks:
Vic Herman
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
romance
Synopsis:
Strange customs that different cultures use to choose a mate.
Reprints:

You Must Read These Daring Confessions of Love (Table of Contents)

promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.5 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
? (Various)
Inks:
? (Various)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
romance

Indexer Notes

Promotional ad for First Romance #8, cover dated August 1951. Has titles and representative panels from the four stories im the issue.

You'll Thrill to Each Heart-Rending Story in... True Love Problems (Table of Contents)

promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Genre:
romance

Indexer Notes

Promotional ad for True Love Problems #11, cover dated September 1951. Has representative panels and titles of the four stories im the issue.

Hi-School Hi-Spots (Table of Contents)

filler / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Vic Herman
Inks:
Vic Herman
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
romance

Indexer Notes

Fads and fashion tips.

Wear It 15 Ways! As A Blouse - As A Sweater. Chic Trix. (Table of Contents)

Fashion Parade / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
? (Photo)
Inks:
? (Photo)
Colors:
?
Letters:
Typeset

Indexer Notes

The most exciting, eye-catching fashion you ever saw. Only $2.98.

Read All the Wonderful Magazines Written and Edited Especially for you! (Table of Contents)

promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
? (Various)
Inks:
? (Various)
Colors:
?
Letters:
Typeset

Indexer Notes

House ad for subscriptions to Harvey line of romance comics. Covers of First Love #12, First Romance #7, True Love Problems #10, and Hi-School Romance #10 are shown. 12 issues for $1.00. 25 issues for $2.00!!

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. Three on an Island
  2. 1. In This Issue
  3. 2. 3 on an Island
    A True Hi-School Romance
  4. 3. My Sister's Husband
    A True Hi-School Romance
  5. 4. Goodbye, My Darling!
  6. 5. Hi-School Hi-Spots
  7. 6. Good Time Girl
  8. 7. Doris Bigelow's Mailbag
  9. 8. My Most Romantic Moment
  10. 9. Unfaithful
    A True Hi-School Romance
  11. 10. You Can't Buy Love!
  12. 11. [Statement of Ownership, Management, Circulation, Etc.]
  13. 12. Not Good Enough - For Me!
    A True Hi-School Romance
  14. 13. Strange Romantic Customs
  15. 14. You Must Read These Daring Confessions of Love
  16. 15. You'll Thrill to Each Heart-Rending Story in... True Love Problems
  17. 16. Hi-School Hi-Spots
  18. 17. Wear It 15 Ways! As A Blouse - As A Sweater. Chic Trix.
    Fashion Parade
  19. 18. Read All the Wonderful Magazines Written and Edited Especially for you!
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Peter Croome
  • Daniel Thingvold
  • Wally Harrington
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Mark Gordon
  • Jim Walls
  • Donald Dale Milne
  • Wally Harrington
  • Peter Croome