(August 1953)

Harvey, 1949 Series
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Volume:
1
Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
36
Indicia frequency:
bi-monthly
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.

Parts of this issue are reprinted:

["She knew just how to play with fire..."] (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Al Avison
Inks:
Al Avison ?
Colors:
?
Letters:
Joe Rosen

Genre:
romance

Indexer Notes

Cover mentions the second story in the issue, "Tease".

The Hour Glass Waist Nipper (Table of Contents)

Ward Green Company / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Indexer Notes

Accessory sensation of the nation! Three for $2.00.

Contents (Table of Contents)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
romance

Indexer Notes

Comments from the editor, capsule summaries and representative panels from the four stories in the issue.

Appear Slimmer Instantly! (Table of Contents)

Ward Green Company / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Indexer Notes

The new, deluxe tummy-flattener. Only $3.98.

Passionate Stranger (Table of Contents)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Jack Sparling
Inks:
Jack Sparling ?
Colors:
?
Letters:
Joe Rosen

Genre:
romance
Characters:
Rita; Gary Palmer
Synopsis:
Gary Palmer arrives in the California mountains to write a story on a festival celebrating their Spanish heritage. The school assigns Rita, their best history student, to explain their local customs to Gary. Rita and Gary fall madly in love but he has contempt for the sleepy town - calling it half-dead. Rita loves Gary but tells him she loves the town more and if he doesn't then they can't stay together. At the festival ceremony the mayor makes a humbled Gary an honorary citizen. Realizing his error he runs to Rita, asking forgiveness and asks to marry her in Bellano.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Sparling credit per Nick Caputo. Previous indexer credited Tom Hickey.

What To Wear (Table of Contents)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Al Avison
Inks:
Al Avison ?
Colors:
?
Letters:
Joe Rosen

Genre:
romance
Synopsis:
Tips on what to wear to catch your guy's eye.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Avison art per Nick Caputo. Previous indexer credited John Sink.

Heroes Girl (Table of Contents)

text story / 0.67 page (report information)

Script:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
Typeset

Genre:
romance

Passion From The Past (Table of Contents)

promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.33 page (report information)

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

Genre:
romance

Indexer Notes

House ad for the current issue of First Romance.

Tease! (Table of Contents)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Bob Powell
Inks:
Bob Powell ?
Colors:
?
Letters:
Joe Rosen

Genre:
romance
Characters:
Janie Carson; Walt Paine
Synopsis:
Some girls are cautious with their kisses, but Janie Carson was very generous and was the most popular girl at East High School. When she decides to run for class president, she finds her opponent is a new student, Walt Paine. When Janie turned her charms on Walt, he also fell under her spell, but was it real or just a tease?

Fat Folks! Your Dream Has Come True! (Table of Contents)

Robin Products Company / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Indexer Notes

Use Meltabs and lose ugly fat without dieting.

Harvey Famous Name Comics Are Loved By Millions (Table of Contents)

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

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

Indexer Notes

House ad for the Harvey line of comics: Blondie, Dagwood, Daisie, Li'l Audrey, Casper, Little Max, Paramount Comics, Sad Sack, Katzenjammer Kids, Jiggs & Maggie, Horace, Joe Palooka, and Dick Tracy.

I Gained 60 Pounds of Shapely, Mighty Muscle! (Table of Contents)

Jowett Institute of Physical Training / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Indexer Notes

He-man building course all for a dime!

How 'Black Beauty' Turns An Also-Ran Into "Video Vic" (Table of Contents)

Strongmen's Club of America / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Indexer Notes

Complete muscle building course and Black Beauty three-cable exerciser for $2.95.

I Wanted More Than Kisses (Table of Contents)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
Joe Rosen

Genre:
romance
Characters:
Kay; Lucy; Stan Dryden
Synopsis:
Kay dates Stan Dryden, a much older man who her friend warns is not the marrying kind. The two date against her parents wishes and face her father's wrath when they arrive home. Stan temporarily calms the father down but soon keeps Kate out too late and is forbidden from seeing her. That night Kay sneaks out of the house as the couple race across state lines where Kay expects to be married. Stan tells her he has no such intentions and her screams draw the attention of a state trooper. Kay lies to avoid Stan being arrested and in gratitude Stan proposes but Kay has learned her lesson.
Reprints:

Doris Bigelow's Mail Bag (Table of Contents)

letters page / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
romance
Synopsis:
Love advice to teen readers.

Words of Love (Table of Contents)

text story / 0.67 page (report information)

Script:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
Typeset

Genre:
romance

Don't Miss Out on Romance! (Table of Contents)

Harvey Publishing / promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.33 page (report information)

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

Genre:
romance
Synopsis:
Subscription offer for Harvey Romance comics. 12 issues for $1.00 or 25 issues for $2.00.

Flight From Heartbreak (Table of Contents)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
romance
Characters:
Helen; Trudy; Dean Randall
Synopsis:
Greatly affected by her parent's divorce when she was five Helen avoided romantic relations until Dean Randall came to town. Dean had every girl's heart fluttering; Helen's friend Trudy was his first date and she fell head-over-heels for him. Dean soon called on Helen and she accepted. They became a steady item until she felt trapped and suddenly broke it off. Dean and Trudy began dating again but when Helen visits her friend a heartbroken Trudy confesses that Dean is only interested in Her. The two reunite but both hope Trudy will find a love as deep as theirs.
Reprints: show reprint note before migration

Rinse Away Your Blackheads (Table of Contents)

Para Laboratories Sales Corp. / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Letters:
Typeset

Indexer Notes

Soften the oils, remove the filth and tighten the pours with Argilla skin care products. Free, no-risk samples.

Giant Beach Ball (Table of Contents)

Young Products / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Indexer Notes

Three feet high, all rubber and guaranteed against breakage. Only $1.

Introducing Comfo-Gard (Table of Contents)

Malen Manufacturing Company / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
? Photo
Inks:
?
Letters:
Typeset

1000 Live Baby Turtles (Table of Contents)

Honor House Products, Corp. / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Indexer Notes

One of the most exciting thing you'll ever own - a baby turtle and a growing garden to keep him in. 10-day trial. Only $1.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. ["She knew just how to play with fire..."]
  2. 1. The Hour Glass Waist Nipper
    Ward Green Company
  3. 2. Contents
  4. 3. Appear Slimmer Instantly!
    Ward Green Company
  5. 4. Passionate Stranger
  6. 5. What To Wear
  7. 6. Heroes Girl
  8. 7. Passion From The Past
  9. 8. Tease!
  10. 9. Fat Folks! Your Dream Has Come True!
    Robin Products Company
  11. 10. Harvey Famous Name Comics Are Loved By Millions
    Harvey Publishing
  12. 11. I Gained 60 Pounds of Shapely, Mighty Muscle!
    Jowett Institute of Physical Training
  13. 12. How 'Black Beauty' Turns An Also-Ran Into "Video Vic"
    Strongmen's Club of America
  14. 13. I Wanted More Than Kisses
  15. 14. Doris Bigelow's Mail Bag
  16. 15. Words of Love
  17. 16. Don't Miss Out on Romance!
    Harvey Publishing
  18. 17. Flight From Heartbreak
  19. 18. Rinse Away Your Blackheads
    Para Laboratories Sales Corp.
  20. 19. Giant Beach Ball
    Young Products
  21. 20. Introducing Comfo-Gard
    Malen Manufacturing Company
  22. 21. 1000 Live Baby Turtles
    Honor House Products, Corp.
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Peter Croome
  • Nick Caputo
  • Daniel Thingvold
  • Mike Nielsen
  • Wally Harrington
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Mark Gordon
  • Jim Walls
  • Donald Dale Milne
  • Wally Harrington
  • Peter Croome