(1950)

Ziff-Davis, 1950 Series
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Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
52
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
Ziff-Davis Publishing Company
Brand:
A Ziff-Davis Publication
Editing:
Jerry Siegel (executive editor)
Color:
color
Dimensions:
standard Golden Age US
Paper Stock:
glossy cover; newsprint interior
Binding:
saddle-stitched
Publishing Format:
was ongoing series

Issue Notes

Indexed from scanned copy at http://digitalcomicmuseum.com


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
L. Willinger (photograph)
Inks:
L. Willinger (photograph)
Colors:
L. Willinger (photograph)
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
romance

The Widow and the Veep (Table of Contents)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Mort Leav (signed)
Inks:
Mort Leav (signed)
Letters:
?

Genre:
non-fiction; romance
Characters:
Alben Barkley; Jane Hadley; Mary; Mrs. Clark Clifford
Synopsis:
At the age of 70, widowed U.S. Vice-President Alben Barkley marries 37-year-old widow Jane Hadley.

Indexer Notes

On inside front cover.

Love Was Not Enough (Table of Contents)

comic story / 10 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
romance
Characters:
Alice Davis; Jeff Davis; John Martin; Marcia; Randel
Synopsis:
Alice boasts to her friends and family about her new husband Jeff’s stellar career as a reporter but he tells her to curb her enthusiasm. When the district attorney asks Jeff to help investigate gangster Big Jim, Alice brags to a friend and Jeff is fired from the newspaper for violating confidentiality. Big Jim sends some thugs to abduct Jeff but Alice calls the police. Jeff is rescued and gets his job back after writing a big story about it.

Indexer Notes

Art credits identified by Jim Vadeboncoeur Jr.

Second Wife (Table of Contents)

comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Max Elkan
Inks:
Ed Moritz ?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
romance
Characters:
Michael Saunders; Loretta Saunders; Sue Collins; Nelda Saunders
Synopsis:
After his wife Nelda dies in a car accident, Michael weds Loretta on the rebound. However, Michael constantly compares Loretta to Nelda, unfavourably. Loretta decides to leave him, and tells her story to Sue, Nelda’s sister. Sue explains that Nelda only married Michael for his money, and was going to leave him for another, richer man but died before she could carry out her plan. Loretta refuses to destroy Michael’s illusions about his first wife. But Michael overheard Sue telling the truth about Nelda, and apologises to Loretta for his insensitivity to her feelings. They reconcile.

Indexer Notes

Art credits identified by Jim Vadeboncoeur Jr.

The Turning Point (Table of Contents)

comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Mort Leav (signed)
Inks:
Mort Leav (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
romance
Characters:
Laura Carter; Mark Carter; Mrs. Carter
Synopsis:
Actress Laura marries screenwriter Mark. He is unhappy in his work and suffers a nervous breakdown. Laura and Mark go to his family farm in Wisconsin to recover. Mark starts writing a play. When Hollywood tries to lure him back, Laura hides the messages. Mark eventually finds out and decides to return to writing films for the money. Mark changes his mind, since he can’t face leaving Laura or giving up his newfound creative freedom. His play is a success and attracts a big Broadway producer.

The Kiss I Couldn't Forget! (Table of Contents)

comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Frank Borth
Inks:
Frank Borth
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
romance
Characters:
Alex Horn; Eva Lynton Ellison; Martin Ellison
Synopsis:
Eva refuses to marry her hometown sweetheart Alex until she discovers if she has the talent to become a writer. She moves to New York and is hired as an advertising copy writer in Martin’s agency. Martin proposes to Eva and she accepts, although she believes she still loves Alex. When Martin discovers this, he leaves her. Eva soon finds out that her love for Alex was only a youthful illusion, and she is reunited with Martin, her true love.

Indexer Notes

Art credits identified by Jim Vadeboncoeur Jr.

I Was a Selfish Wife! (Table of Contents)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
romance
Characters:
Pat Bowen; Sue Bowen; Joe Riley; Marian Sullivan; Chet Sullivan
Synopsis:
Sue convinces her husband, boxer Pat, to accept a fight with Tiger Madison because she wants the money for a trip to visit her family. Pat knows he isn’t ready to face Madison, but accepts the bout anyway. He fights bravely but loses as expected, and Sue realises she’s been selfish. She apologises to Pat.
Keywords:
boxing

Indexer Notes

JVJ index card attached to online scanned version suggests Sparling for pencils and ?? for inks. The chubby faces and pug noses are typical Sparling but this story does look rather different than Sparling's other work in this issue ("Love Was Not Enough").

Second Chance at Love! (Table of Contents)

comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
George Appel
Inks:
George Appel
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
romance
Characters:
Ralph Saunders; Marie Borden; Johnny
Synopsis:
Marie is divorced and has a five-year-old son. She falls in love with engineer Ralph, but Johnny doesn’t want a “new daddy,” and so Marie says she can’t see Ralph any more. One day Johnny falls into a construction pit; when he’s rescued by Ralph, Johnny calls him “Daddy.” Now Marie can marry Ralph and they’ll form a new family.
Keywords:
divorce

Indexer Notes

Art credits identified by Jim Vadeboncoeur Jr.

Falling Out of Love (Table of Contents)

Problems of the Newlywed / text article / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Jane Clarke
Pencils:
? (illustration)
Inks:
? (illustration)
Letters:
typeset

Indexer Notes

On inside back cover.

Cary Grant and Betsy Drake (Table of Contents)

illustration / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
? (photograph)
Inks:
? (photograph)
Colors:
? (photograph)
Letters:
typeset

Indexer Notes

Back cover.

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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
  2. 1. The Widow and the Veep
  3. 2. Love Was Not Enough
  4. 3. Second Wife
  5. 4. The Turning Point
  6. 5. The Kiss I Couldn't Forget!
  7. 6. I Was a Selfish Wife!
  8. 7. Second Chance at Love!
  9. 8. Falling Out of Love
    Problems of the Newlywed
  10. 9. Cary Grant and Betsy Drake
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