(September-October 1951)

Avon, 1949 Series
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Volume:
1
Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
36
Indicia frequency:
Bimonthly
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

Parts of this issue are reprinted:

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
? (painting)
Inks:
? (painting)
Colors:
? (painting)

Genre:
romance

Indexer Notes

Titles of 4 interior stories are listed but none of these specifically relates to the cover art.

[Table of Contents] (Table of Contents)

table of contents / 1 page (report information)

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

Indexer Notes

Black-and-white, inside front cover. Four interior stories are listed with brief synopsis and a sketch by Everett Raymond Kinstler for each.

Dangerous Woman! (Table of Contents)

comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Rafael Astarita (signed)
Inks:
Rafael Astarita (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
crime; romance
Characters:
Paula Romay; Michael Romay; Max; Ted Romay
Synopsis:
Gold-digger Paula marries the elderly Michael Romay but grows tired of waiting for him to die so she can inherit his fortune. She convinces gardener Max to murder Michael but the crime is discovered by Michael's grown son Ted. Max and Paula are arrested.

I Craved Excitement! (Table of Contents)

comic story / 8 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
romance
Characters:
Mary Franklin; Jack Gannon; Joyce Jones; Lee Cook
Synopsis:
Mary weds garage owner Jack. Joyce is hired as the bookkeeper. Joyce introduces Mary to handsome Lee Cook and promotes a romance between them, then threatens to blackmail Mary. Jack punches Lee and promises to pay more attention to Mary in the future.

Bride of Fear! (Table of Contents)

comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Sam Citron
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
romance
Characters:
Penelope French; Seth Parnell; Mrs. Tarenn; Mr. French; Jed Parnell
Synopsis:
Penelope is compelled by her elderly father to become engaged to wealthy Seth Parnell. She moves into his mansion "Magnolia Knolls" before the wedding, and is frightened by the screams of a man she hears each night. Seth and Mrs. Tarenn deny hearing anything. Penelope discovers Seth is keeping his younger brother Jed locked up, hoping to drive him mad so he can inherit the family fortune.

Indexer Notes

JVJ index card attached to online scanned version credits "Sam Citron & ?" with art.

Nightmare Romance! (Table of Contents)

comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Marion Sitton (signed)
Inks:
Marion Sitton (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
crime; romance
Characters:
Fran Edwards; Wayde Hanley; Miss Cartwright; Gloria Porter; Mr. Parsons; District Attorney; Officer Mary Nichols
Synopsis:
Modeling school owner Fran hires Wayde to handle the job placement part of her business. Wayde brings in Gloria Porter, who takes photographs of the "models" with visiting businessmen and blackmails them. Fran goes to the District Attorney who assigns policewoman Mary to pose as a model. Wayde and Gloria find out; Fran is shot protecting Mary. Wayde is killed by the police and Gloria is arrested.
Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [no title indexed]
  2. 1. [Table of Contents]
  3. 2. Dangerous Woman!
  4. 3. I Craved Excitement!
  5. 4. Bride of Fear!
  6. 5. Nightmare Romance!
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • David Wilt
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Gary L. Watson