(Winter 1951)

Ziff-Davis, 1951 Series
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Volume:
1
Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
36
Indicia frequency:
quarterly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
Approved Comics, Inc
Brand:
Ziff-Davis Comic Group
Editing:
Harry H. Stein ?
Color:
color
Dimensions:
standard Golden Age US
Paper Stock:
glossy cover; newsprint interior
Binding:
saddle-stitched
Publishing Format:
was on-going series

Tales of Ideal Romances (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Allan Anderson (painting)
Inks:
Allan Anderson (painting)
Colors:
Allan Anderson (painting)
Letters:
?

Genre:
romance
Keywords:
rain

Indexer Notes

Art credits from JVJ index card attached to online scanned version.

The Wheel of Fate! (Table of Contents)

comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Alice Kirkpatrick
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
romance
Characters:
Elaine; Jeth Proctor; Paul Hart; Dr. Sawyer
Synopsis:
Elaine convinces her fiancé Paul to give up his career as a test pilot for a safer job with an airline. When he’s killed in a crash, Elaine blames herself and has a nervous breakdown. Her doctor sends her to recuperate at a fishing village. Elaine falls in love with fishing captain Jeth, but asks him to take a job on shore before they wed. When Jeth goes on a dangerous mission to rescue some fishermen, Elaine realises she’s been selfish and she apologises.

Indexer Notes

Art credits from JVJ index card attached to online scanned version.

The Pharaoh's Curse! (Table of Contents)

comic story / 8 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
romance
Characters:
Stephen Marshall; Fay Carson; Abdul
Synopsis:
Teacher Fay falls in love with archeologist Stephen and accompanies him on an expedition to Egypt. They’re separated by a flood and Fay thinks he’s dead. She returns to the USA and is reunited with Stephen, who also survived.
Keywords:
archeology; Egypt

Indexer Notes

Art credits from JVJ index card attached to online scanned version.

Long-Distance Date (Table of Contents)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
romance

The Princess and the Pirate (Table of Contents)

comic story / 7 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
romance
Characters:
Laura Grayson; Peter Forbes; Bertha
Synopsis:
At a Paris costume ball, American teacher Laura falls in love with another disguised guest, also an American. They’re separated and since they don’t know each other’s names (or even what they look like out of costume), Laura returns to the USA and her job. She is courted by new teacher Peter but refuses to let herself love him until she attends this year’s ball in Paris. Laura and her mysterious beau are reunited at the ball and she is shocked to discover it’s Peter.
Keywords:
Paris

Heaven on Wheels (Table of Contents)

comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Art Peddy
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
romance
Characters:
Daisy Dexter; Mike Stern; Jim Bond; Larry Harbor; Marlene Miller
Synopsis:
Roller derby participant Daisy is offered a job in a skating show by Jim, who makes himself her agent and her boyfriend. When she’s injured doing a stunt, Daisy is surprised to learn Jim has replaced her in the show and has also been cheating her out of much of her salary. She takes a job in a drugstore to make ends meet. Jim’s associate Mike punches Jim for his treachery. Daisy realises Mike is the one she loves after all.
Keywords:
roller derby

Indexer Notes

Art credits from JVJ index card attached to online scanned version.

[back cover pinup] (Table of Contents)

illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
John Prentice ?
Inks:
John Prentice ?
Colors:
?

Genre:
romance

Indexer Notes

JVJ index card attached to online scanned version suggests "John Prentice ?" rather than previous indexer's guess of Everett Raymond Kinstler.

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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. Tales of Ideal Romances
  2. 1. The Wheel of Fate!
  3. 2. The Pharaoh's Curse!
  4. 3. Long-Distance Date
  5. 4. The Princess and the Pirate
  6. 5. Heaven on Wheels
  7. 6. [back cover pinup]
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