(July 1953)

Lev Gleason, 1949 Series
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Volume:
1
Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
36
Indicia frequency:
Bi-Monthly
On-sale date:
1953
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
Lev Gleason Publications, Inc.
Brand:
Lev Gleason Publications
Editing:
?
Color:
Color
Dimensions:
Standard Golden Age U.S.
Paper Stock:
Glossy Cover; Newsprint Interior
Binding:
Saddle-stitched
Publishing Format:
Was Ongoing Series

[Surrender to Love] (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Fred Kida
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
romance
Characters:
Bruce Conroy; Cliff Morlan; Kate Kirby

Indexer Notes

Pencil identification provided by Jim Vadeboncoeur, Jr.

The cover refers to the interior story "Surrender to Love," but the two male characters on the cover do not really resemble their counterparts inside (Cliff has blonde hair and is clean-shaven inside, for example).

Romance In Mexico (Table of Contents)

comic story / 5.67 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Robert Martinott [as Bob Martinott] (signed)
Inks:
Robert Martinott [as Bob Martinott] (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
romance
Characters:
Alice Cahill; Hector; Johnnie [Juan] Gonzales; Lorry; Hector
Synopsis:
Tourist Lorry falls in love with bullfighter Johnnie, who has American and Mexican citizenship. However, his devotion to his career causes them to break up. Upset over this, Johnnie performs badly and is gored. In the hospital, he tells Lorry he was going to quit anyway: he prefers to marry her and work for his father in Brooklyn.
Keywords:
bullfighting

Should You Write a Love Letter? (Table of Contents)

text article / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
non-fiction; romance
Keywords:
advice

Love's No Gamble (Table of Contents)

comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Robert Martinott
Inks:
Robert Martinott
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
romance
Characters:
Al; Carol; Jim; Ken Moss; May; Mrs. Hennessy; May
Synopsis:
Carol agrees to marry fellow worker Jim even though she doesn’t love him, because “maybe I won’t meet anyone else!” While Jim is away, Carol goes to the horse races with a neighbour and meets tout Al. She becomes a regular gambler and hocks Jim’s engagement ring to bet on a horse, which loses. Telling Jim the ring was stolen, Carol falls in love with insurance investigator Ken. Ken redeems the ring and gives it to Carol, who decides to confess to Jim. When he hears the story, Jim breaks up with Carol and now she’s free to marry Ken.

Indexer Notes

Art identification provided by Jim Vadeboncoeur, Jr.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

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

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

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

Indexer Notes

Letters from readers - B.J., C.C., Worried, Pat and Puzzled.
Art identification provided by Jim Vadeboncoeur, Jr.

The Flirt (Table of Contents)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Al Luster (signed)
Inks:
Al Luster (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
romance
Characters:
Connie; Eddie McConnell; Frank; Jeanne Cantrell; Steve; Ted
Synopsis:
Jeanne flirts with many fellow college students but takes none seriously. Her roommate Connie warns her this is dangerous, and Connie’s boyfriend Steve sets up Jeanne with his friend Eddie to teach her a lesson at a college dance. Eddie forces Jeanne to drink and smoke and make out in his car, until she admits she’s just a tease. Eddie, remorseful, confesses the whole plot. Jeanne and Eddie decide to start their relationship over again, honestly this time.

Indexer Notes

This story is narrated by Jeanne first, and then Eddie's narration takes over.

Surrender to Love (Table of Contents)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
romance
Characters:
Bruce Conroy; Cliff Morlan; John Kirby; Kate Kirby
Synopsis:
Kate’s father runs a logging company and warns her about lumberjacks like Cliff. Kate falls in love with new foreman Bruce, over her father’s objections. Cliff sabotages the operation to get Bruce fired, but is caught trying to blow up a log flume. Kate’s father apologises to Bruce and gives Bruce and Kate his blessing.
Keywords:
lumberjack

Indexer Notes

Pencil identification provided by Jim Vadeboncoeur, Jr.

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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [Surrender to Love]
  2. 1. Romance In Mexico
  3. 2. Should You Write a Love Letter?
  4. 3. Love's No Gamble
  5. 4. [no title indexed]
    Love Problems
  6. 5. The Flirt
  7. 6. Surrender to Love
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  • David Wilt
  • Gregory Fischer
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  • Gary L. Watson
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