Come and join us at the Grand GCD Gathering during the Baltimore Comic-Con on September 25-27, 2015. This will be an historic meeting, where more of us will meet face-to-face than ever before. Visit us on Facebook and let us know you are coming, and we will make arrangements to meet!

(April 1954)

Harvey, 1949 Series
< Previous Issue |
| Next Issue >
Volume:
1
Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
36
Indicia frequency:
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

Contents copyright Harvey Features Syndicate.


["Haunted by guilt... Hunted by suspicion..."] (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
romance

Indexer Notes

Cover title refers to first story, "No Place To Go". Possible Kremer art per Nick Caputo, January 2015. Previous indexer credited Al Avison.

How To Lose Up To 50 Pounds Without Endangering Your Health (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

Nitrotabs Division Otis Company / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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 and introduction to the four stories in the issue.

The New Figure Trimmer (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

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

No Place To Go (Table of Contents)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
romance
Characters:
Bill; Jean; Pop
Synopsis:
After Jean's mother had died, Pop promised he would protect her and he was certain that Bill was after nothing more than Jean's kisses. After the two snuck out to discuss their love, Pop had the police find them. But when Jean goes to the rooftop to ask God why he had foresaken Bill and her, Pop realizes they are truly in love and goes to get Bill.

Career Crazy (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) (Expand) /

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

Fun In Fads (Table of Contents)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
romance
Synopsis:
Fads to show the two of you are together: matching cotton shirts, stuffed animals, dog collars, fly swatter and a fur choker with your guys name on it.
Reprints:

Love Needs No Alibis (Table of Contents)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
romance
Characters:
Vickie; Steve; Rick Lawrence
Synopsis:
While Steve was twenty-one and working in construction, Vickie was only seventeen and still in high school. They loved each other, but Steve's insecurity made him insanely jealous. When Vickie went to long time friend Rick Lawrence for advice... and a loan to help Steve... she learned the Rick was in love with her, too. After seeing Steve with another girl, Vickie runs to Rick to set her life right.

Don't Fool With Pimples (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

Clearasil / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

Look Here For Big Money Opportunities (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

Fun For Boys (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

Padell Book Company / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Different Mystery Magazine (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

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

Acclaimed by Millions (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

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

Gain More Weight in 10 Days Or Your Money Back (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

More-Wate Company / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Dangerous to Love (Table of Contents)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
romance
Characters:
Edna; Len; George Parrish; Phil Walker; Bert Norden
Synopsis:
Edna had only brought bad luck to the men she loved. George Parrish failed his exam after Edna broke his glasses. Phil Walker was disfigured by a horrible accident in chemistry class. Bert Norden was in the hospital for months after a tragic motorcycle accident. So when Edna fell in love with Len, she wanted to know if Len would be safe or if she was just too dangerous to love.

Indexer Notes

Although the art to this story was attributed to Jack Sparling in a Heritage auction, Gary Watson and Nick Caputo dispute that credit. Wally Harrington suggests that Sparling may have had a hand in it as part of a studio effort.

Stolen Interlude (Table of Contents)

text story / 0.67 page (report information)

Script:
?
Letters:
Typeset

Genre:
romance

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

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

Doris Bigelow's Mail Bag (Table of Contents)

letters page / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
romance

Indexer Notes

Romantic advice for teen-agers.

Reckless with My Kisses (Table of Contents)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
romance
Characters:
Janet; Tom Weldon
Synopsis:
Janet had developed a reputation as being "fast and loose" but decided to change her ways by finding a job. Through the classifieds, she met Tom Weldon who was taking care of his much younger brother and sister after his parents had died. As time passes, Janet falls in love with Tom, but believes nothing will ever come of it until she goes out with an old friend. When he makes an unwanted pass, Tom is there to save Janet, and take her into his arms.

Indexer Notes

Though the art for this story was attributed to Lee Elias in a Heritage auction, Gary Watson and Wally Harrington agree this is actually Ray Bailey work.

Introducing Comfo-Gard (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

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

Do You Need Money? (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

Cheerful Card Company / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

The Hour Glass Waist Nipper (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

Fashion Extras / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Don't Pay A Penny For These Newest Frocks (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

Harford Frocks, Inc. / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. ["Haunted by guilt... Hunted by suspicion..."]
  2. 1. How To Lose Up To 50 Pounds Without Endangering Your Health
    Nitrotabs Division Otis Company
  3. 2. Contents
  4. 3. The New Figure Trimmer
    Ward Green Company
  5. 4. No Place To Go
  6. 5. Career Crazy
  7. 6. How Young Should a Girl Marry?
  8. 7. Fun In Fads
  9. 8. Love Needs No Alibis
  10. 9. Don't Fool With Pimples
    Clearasil
  11. 10. Look Here For Big Money Opportunities
  12. 11. Fun For Boys
    Padell Book Company
  13. 12. Different Mystery Magazine
    Harvey Publishing
  14. 13. Acclaimed by Millions
  15. 14. Gain More Weight in 10 Days Or Your Money Back
    More-Wate Company
  16. 15. Dangerous to Love
  17. 16. Stolen Interlude
  18. 17. Don't Miss Out on Romance!
    Harvey Publishing
  19. 18. Doris Bigelow's Mail Bag
  20. 19. Reckless with My Kisses
  21. 20. Introducing Comfo-Gard
    Malen Manufacturing Company
  22. 21. Do You Need Money?
    Cheerful Card Company
  23. 22. The Hour Glass Waist Nipper
    Fashion Extras
  24. 23. Don't Pay A Penny For These Newest Frocks
    Harford Frocks, Inc.
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Nick Caputo
  • Daniel Thingvold
  • Gary L. Watson
  • Wally Harrington
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Mark Gordon
  • Jim Walls
  • Donald Dale Milne
  • Wally Harrington
  • Peter Croome