(July-August 1951)

Avon, 1949 Series
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Volume:
1
Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
36
Indicia frequency:
Bi-monthly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
Realistic Comics, Inc.
Brand:
A Realistic Comic
Editing:
Sol Cohen
Color:
color
Dimensions:
standard Golden Age US
Paper Stock:
glossy cover; newsprint interior
Binding:
saddle-stitched
Publishing Format:
was on-going series

Issue Notes

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

All of the stories in this issue (but not the cover or inside front cover) were reprinted in Realistic Romances (Avon, 1954 series) 16 (May 1954).


Thrill Crazy (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
romance

[Contents] (Table of Contents)

table of contents / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Everett Raymond Kinstler (signed)
Inks:
Everett Raymond Kinstler (signed)
Letters:
?

Indexer Notes

On inside front cover.

Thrill Crazy (Table of Contents)

comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
John Rosenberger
Inks:
John Rosenberger
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
crime; romance
Characters:
Sally Winters; Nick Ferranti; Doris Manning; Bob; Valerie; Hank
Synopsis:
Sally’s mother sends her to the expensive Cranmoor finishing school to get her out of their lower-class neighbourhood. Sally meets Bob at a dance and falls for him, but when he returns to his own school, she starts spending her evenings in town with a rough bunch, including Nick. When the school administration finds out, they expel her. Over Bob’s objections, Sally runs off with Nick and they begin a life of crime. Nick is killed during a robbery and Sally is sent to prison.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Art identification from Jim Vadeboncoeur Jr. index card.

The Shame Is Mine! (Table of Contents)

comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Norman Nodel
Inks:
Norman Nodel
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
crime; romance
Characters:
Andy Lee; Doris Kenton; Arthur Hardy; Marco
Synopsis:
Andy rescues cigarette girl Doris from a lecherous nightclub customer. They become friends and Doris agrees to sell Andy’s perfume as well as cigarettes. Doris learns the perfume is stolen and when Andy and chemist Arthur team up to produce counterfeit perfume, she protests but her love for Andy compels her to agree to the scheme. They branch out to supplying drugstores with the fake scents as well. However, gangster Marco tries to take over the racket and everyone is arrested. Andy and Doris are sent to prison, but hope to start an honest life together when they are released.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Art identification from Jim Vadeboncoeur Jr. index card.

My Scandalous Affair! (Table of Contents)

comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Everett Raymond Kinstler (signed)
Inks:
Everett Raymond Kinstler (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
romance
Characters:
Claire; Dick Lauder; Neil Baldwin; Ted Flagg; Mr. Dow
Synopsis:
Claire has a reputation in her high school as a “fast girl.” After she is involved in an auto accident, her stepfather warns her to straighten up. But Claire starts smoking marijuana with some friends and gets hooked. Her stepfather commits her to a sanitorium where she sees the effects of long-term drug use. Claire’s decent friend Dick convinces her stepfather to give her a second chance.
Reprints:
Keywords:
Drug addiction; marijuana

Terror Stalked My Love (Table of Contents)

comic story / 9 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
John Romita (signed)
Inks:
Les Zakarin (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
romance
Characters:
Linda; Keith Harkness; Mrs. Harkness; Tommy Gregg; Amos
Synopsis:
Receptionist Linda meets Keith when he performs some work for her firm. They become friends but Keith rejects her attempts to become closer. Linda goes to gloomy Harkness Hall where he lives with his grandmother, and is invited to spend a few days there. Keith later explains that the men in his family have always reacted badly to “the curse of woman’s infidelity” (his own father committed suicide). Neighbour Tommy tries to kiss Linda, and Keith decides to kill himself, but when it’s proven that Tommy’s advances were unwanted, Keith and Linda decide to marry and live happily ever
Reprints:
Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. Thrill Crazy
  2. 1. [Contents]
  3. 2. Thrill Crazy
  4. 3. The Shame Is Mine!
  5. 4. My Scandalous Affair!
  6. 5. Terror Stalked My Love
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • David Wilt
  • Michael Hoskin
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Gary L. Watson