(August 1952)

Lev Gleason, 1949 Series
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Volume:
1
Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
36
Indicia frequency:
Monthly
On-sale date:
1952
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
Lev Gleason Publications, Inc.
Brand:
Lev Gleason Publications
Editing:
Charles Biro; Bob Wood
Color:
Color
Dimensions:
Standard Golden Age U.S.
Paper Stock:
Glossy Cover; Newsprint Interior
Binding:
Saddle-stitched
Publishing Format:
Was Ongoing Series

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
? (photos)
Inks:
? (photos)
Colors:
? (photos)
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
romance
Reprints:

Love Thief (Table of Contents)

comic story / 5.67 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
romance
Characters:
Bryan; Larry; Nona
Synopsis:
Secretary Nona quits her job because her boss Bryan—whom she loves—is going to marry someone else. Nona weds Larry on the rebound, then learns Bryan’s engagement was cancelled. Larry is jealous of Nona’s reaction to this news, and she leaves him. She goes back to work for Bryan, who admits he loves her and offers to make her his mistress, not his wife. Nona reconciles with Larry.

Come to Me, Love (Table of Contents)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Ruth Atkinson ?; Nina Albright ?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
romance
Characters:
Elaine; Kevin; Louise; Ralph Donalds; George
Synopsis:
Kevin proposes to Louise but she’s inexperienced with men and isn’t sure she loves him. Louise and her roommate Elaine go on vacation. Louise dates Ralph but is upset when he kisses her. She keeps to herself for the rest of her vacation, but decides to invite Kevin to the resort for the final night’s dance. When he arrives, she accepts his marriage proposal, because now she knows she loves him.

Indexer Notes

Pencil identification provided by Jim Vadeboncoeur, Jr.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Love Problems / letters page / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Eloise Taylor
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
non-fiction; romance
Characters:
Eloise Taylor
Keywords:
advice column

Indexer Notes

Letters from readers - C.L., Sally J., M.R., G.G.P., Lonely and D.R.

Not Good Enough (Table of Contents)

comic story / 7.67 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
romance
Characters:
Doug Fairchild; Jane; Mrs. Standish; Myra Standish
Synopsis:
Myra accepts a date from Doug, even though her friend Jane—who had an affair with him before--warns her that he’s a wolf. Doug claims Myra is different and he respects her. They fall in love and get engaged, but Myra discovers Doug is jealous and controlling. When he asks her to end her friendship with Jane, Myra refuses and they break up. Doug calls Jane for a date and Myra and Jane team up to humiliate him.

Don't Cry, My Love (Table of Contents)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
romance
Characters:
Emily Wentworth; John Wentworth; Doc Bailey
Synopsis:
On their honeymoon, Emily confesses to her husband John that she was raped at age 18 and now can “never love anybody in the way I was expected to—-never!” John angrily leaves her alone and says they will annul their marriage. When they gets home John falls ill and Emily devotes herself to nursing him. In his delirium, John apologises for his attitude and when he recovers, Emily says they can make their marriage work.
Keywords:
frigid; honeymoon; rape

Indexer Notes

Art identification from Jim Vadeboncoeur, Jr.

The word "rape" is not used: Emily says she and a boy "wandered off into the woods, and there I had a terrible experience. He made love to me! I thought at first that it would be fun, but it wasn't fun, it was terrible!"

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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
  2. 1. Love Thief
  3. 2. Come to Me, Love
  4. 3. [no title indexed]
    Love Problems
  5. 4. Not Good Enough
  6. 5. Don't Cry, My Love
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  • Gregory Fischer
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