(December 1953)

Harvey, 1949 Series
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Volume:
?
Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
36
Indicia frequency:
?
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.


["Hiding their sin in the shadows... daring only to meet in the darkness..."] (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
romance

Indexer Notes

Cover seems to illustrate the first story of the issue, "Shame".

Boys! Girls! Men! Women! The World Is On Fire! (Table of Contents)

The FUNman / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Indexer Notes

Serve the Lord and you can have these prizes.

Contents (Table of Contents)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
romance

Indexer Notes

Editorial notes and representative panels from each of the four stories in the issue.

Two Unbelievable Fur Values! (Table of Contents)

Wilco Fashions / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Indexer Notes

A deep-back stole or fur scarf made from rabbit and squirrel skins.

Shame (Table of Contents)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
romance
Characters:
Marge; Sally Croft; Alan Grafton
Synopsis:
Marge was from the wrong side of the tracks, and wealthy Sally Croft would never let her forget it. Sally did whatever she could to keep Marge out of all the popular clubs at school. Marge felt so badly that one day, after school, she broke down in tears. Alan Grafton, another wealthy school mate, stopped and offered to drive her home. On the way, he asked Marge out and she was ecstatic to have one up on Sally. But, to her amazement, whenever Alan took her out, he took her to remote, expensive places where no school friends would see them. When Marge asked Alan why he had not asked her to the dance, Alan told her that he had already asked Sally and that his parents expected him to date someone like Sally. Infuriated, Marge insisted that Alan take her home, but impulsively Alan insisted they get married yet even then, he wanted to hide it from his parents. Finally, Marge learned that she was pregnant, and they had to tell their parents, only to have Alan's family disown him. Marge had to drop out of school, and when graduation came she went for Alan realizing that they had no money, and in a few months a baby would be born unwanted by the father.

Lesson In Love (Table of Contents)

text story / 0.67 page (report information)

Script:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
Typeset

Genre:
romance

How Young Should a Girl Marry? (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
romance

Indexer Notes

House ad for Teen-Age Brides.

Pointers on Poise (Table of Contents)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
romance
Synopsis:
Tips on when and how to use poise, one of the most valuable of all charm traits.
Reprints: show reprint note before migration

One Night of Danger (Table of Contents)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
romance
Characters:
Pat; Johnny Blaine; Mike Morse
Synopsis:
Pat liked Johnny Blaine but was not ready to go steady... especially when Mike Morse offered to drive her home in his new car. She thrived on that attention and Johnny was the jealous type, so Pat used that as an excuse when Mike called and she accepted his invitation to the dance. After the dance, they drove off to be alone and kissed. While Pat was excited by what was happening, she asked Mike to stop, and that threw him into a rage. Starting the engine and roaring off, he drove wildly hitting a man walking by the side of the road. Pat screamed for him to stop, but Mike kept going, and when he got home he told her to keep her mouth shut. Unable to think, she told Johnny what had happened, and he told her she had to turn herself in. Outside of the court house, Johnny told Pat how brave she had been. In reply, she said that she doesn't deserve his love, but will cherish it if offered.

20 Ladies Dresses for $3.50! (Table of Contents)

Mail Order Mart / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
Typeset

Indexer Notes

Assorted silk, wool, cotton or rayon dresses in all sizes.

Solid Sterling Silver Photo Rings - $1.98 (Table of Contents)

Goldmart / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

Script:
?
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?
Colors:
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Letters:
Typeset

Indexer Notes

Mount any snapshot in a solid sterling silver ring and make a unique keepsake for years to come.

Acclaimed by Millions! (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
romance

Indexer Notes

The best true love stories torn from the pages of real life! Promo ad for upcoming issues of Harvey's romance comic line: Teen-Age Brides #3, First Love #35, Love Problems and Advice #24, Hi-School Romance #24, and First Romance #25.

Chew Improved Formula Chewing Gum - Reduce! (Table of Contents)

American HealthAids / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Indexer Notes

Lose up to 5 pounds a week with Dr. Pillips plan. No drugs, starvation, exercise or laxatives!

Now You Can Have A More Powerful Looking Body Instantly! (Table of Contents)

Ronnie Sales, Inc. / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Indexer Notes

Be stronger from head to toe in three short weeks!

Stolen Moments (Table of Contents)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
romance
Characters:
Janet Lansing; Tom McCoy; Dean Evans
Synopsis:
Tom McCoy was the youngest and best looking teacher on campus. After history class, Janet Lansing stayed behind to speak to her favorite teacher. As they spoke, sparks flew and they kissed. Immediately Tom withdrew, explaining that he was not only 10 years older than Janet, but her teacher. Behavior like that was not acceptable. While they were both in love, they agreed it was best to wait for her to graduate. That was fine for a while, but Janet became impatient. Visiting Tom's apartment, the landlady discovered Janet. Word spread fast and the claim that he was corrupting "a baby" reached Dean Evans who immediately fired Tom. When she hears that, Janet pleaded with the Dean, saying it was all her fault. Feling disgraced, Janet decided to leave town and was at the train station when Tom found her. Taking her in his arms he told her, "Graduate, and when you turn 18, I will be here to marry you."

Love Cheat (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 / advertisement / 0.33 page (report information)

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

Genre:
romance

Indexer Notes

Subscription offer for Harvey Romance comics. 12 issues for $1.00 or 25 issues for $2.

Doris Bigelow's Mail Bag (Table of Contents)

letters page / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
Typeset

Genre:
romance
Synopsis:
Love advice for teen readers.

Bitter Truth (Table of Contents)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
romance
Characters:
Betty; Tex Adams; Kurt Wachen
Synopsis:
Tex Adams was the big man on campus. He was captain of the football and basketball team and Betty was Tex Adams' girl. But Tex had big dreams of being the foreman of the factory. That fall, Kurt Wachen transferred to the school from Germany. Slowly, Betty learned that Kurt had been in a concentration camp and when he tells her that he has never danced, she offers to teach him. During the lesson, Tex shows up and becomes very jealous and abusive. Shocked when Tex storms out, she turns to Kurt who suddenly kisses her and tells her he loves her. The actions of both men confuse her, but it is Tex she loves. Or is it? Going to Tex, he tells Betty he has just given Kurt a black eye. Enraged, Betty screams that she realizes Tex thinks he can win by bullying, force and ridicule. She runs to Kurt asking that he forgive her, and he says that he already has.

Indexer Notes

Art may be penciled by Jack Kirby.

Musical Whirling Angel Chimes (Table of Contents)

Illinois Merchandise Mart / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Indexer Notes

Authentic replica of "Swedish Singing Angels" centerpiece. Only $1.98

Friends! Here's How To Get - At Almost No Cost - Your Talking Parakeet! (Table of Contents)

Dean Studios / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Indexer Notes

A free parakeet and cage. What a deal!

New! Beautiful! Janie Pigtails - The Best Dressed Doll In The World. (Table of Contents)

Niresk Industries, Inc. / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Now I'm Getting Cash For My Drawings! (Table of Contents)

Art Instruction, Inc. / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Indexer Notes

Look what it's like to be an artist and make an income working at home.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. ["Hiding their sin in the shadows... daring only to meet in the darkness..."]
  2. 1. Boys! Girls! Men! Women! The World Is On Fire!
    The FUNman
  3. 2. Contents
  4. 3. Two Unbelievable Fur Values!
    Wilco Fashions
  5. 4. Shame
  6. 5. Lesson In Love
  7. 6. How Young Should a Girl Marry?
    Harvey Publishing
  8. 7. Pointers on Poise
  9. 8. One Night of Danger
  10. 9. 20 Ladies Dresses for $3.50!
    Mail Order Mart
  11. 10. Solid Sterling Silver Photo Rings - $1.98
    Goldmart
  12. 11. Acclaimed by Millions!
    Harvey Publishing
  13. 12. Chew Improved Formula Chewing Gum - Reduce!
    American HealthAids
  14. 13. Now You Can Have A More Powerful Looking Body Instantly!
    Ronnie Sales, Inc.
  15. 14. Stolen Moments
  16. 15. Love Cheat
  17. 16. Don't Miss Out on Romance!
    Harvey Publishing
  18. 17. Doris Bigelow's Mail Bag
  19. 18. Bitter Truth
  20. 19. Musical Whirling Angel Chimes
    Illinois Merchandise Mart
  21. 20. Friends! Here's How To Get - At Almost No Cost - Your Talking Parakeet!
    Dean Studios
  22. 21. New! Beautiful! Janie Pigtails - The Best Dressed Doll In The World.
    Niresk Industries, Inc.
  23. 22. Now I'm Getting Cash For My Drawings!
    Art Instruction, Inc.
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • 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