(September 1953)

Comic Media, 1951 Series
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Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
36
Indicia frequency:
bi-monthly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
Harwell Publications, Inc.
Brand:
Comic Media [book]
Editing:
?
Color:
color
Dimensions:
standard Golden Age US
Paper Stock:
newsprint
Binding:
saddle-stitched
Publishing Format:
was ongoing

[Substitute Bride] (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Don Heck (signed)
Inks:
Don Heck (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
romance

Substitute Bride (Table of Contents)

comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Don Heck (signed)
Inks:
Don Heck (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
romance
Characters:
Nancy Fellows; Margie; Michael Gaines; Karen Normand
Synopsis:
Nancy moves to the city to study dance. She marries her teacher, Michael. They go to work on a roadshow tour. Nancy becomes jealous of Michael’s relationship with star Karen, but when Karen leaves the show to get married, Karen plays the leading part and is a success. Michael apologises for neglecting her.

Indexer Notes

With this issue advice columnist "Mildred Norton" introduces the stories, now reported to be taken from readers letters. Norton is drawn to resemble actress Joan Crawford.

Left Hand For Love (Table of Contents)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Charles F. X. Houts
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
romance

Man Crazy (Table of Contents)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Kenneth Landau (signed)
Inks:
Kenneth Landau (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
romance
Characters:
Joan; Connie; Andy; Marty
Synopsis:
The “flirtatious and party seeking” Joan has many boyfriends and wants to find a rich husband, while her “pretty but homey” sister Connie is happy with Andy. Joan rejects the lecherous Marty and decides to steal Andy from her sister. Insanely jealous Marty catches Andy and Joan on a date and tries to kill them, but dies himself in an automobile accident. To reunite Connie and Andy, Joan pretends he was nothing but a passing fling to her. She hopes to find real love herself, some day.

Letter Corner (Table of Contents)

letters page / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Mildred Norton
Letters:
typeset

Mama's Girl (Table of Contents)

comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Marty Elkin (signed)
Inks:
Marty Elkin (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
romance
Characters:
Carol Smith; Mrs. Smith; Jimmy Adams; Stacey; Mike Harrison
Synopsis:
Carol feels suffocated by her widowed mother, who manages the personnel department of the store where they both work, and encourages Carol to date only men who have bright futures. Carol falls in love with store employee Mike Harrison but her mother disapproves and has Mike fired. Carol decides to marry him and move to the new town where Mike now works, over the objections of her mother (who has now lost her own job due to her domineering ways).

Meant For Marriage (Table of Contents)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
H. F. (signed)
Inks:
H. F. (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
romance
Characters:
Ted Barnes; Susan; Vivian Wells; Jim Wells; Milo
Synopsis:
Susan refuses to marry Ted before his overseas military deployment, fearing he’ll be killed. They break up. Vivian, a lady on a nearby park bench, tells Susan the story of her long-ago romance with Jim. She wanted to wait to marry until Jim finished law school and became successful. Vivian turns down other suitors, but Jim never comes back and one day she learns he married someone else. A lifelong spinster now, Vivian urges Susan to marry Ted right away and the young couple is happily reunited. After they’re gone, Vivian greets her long-time husband, Jim. She lied!

Indexer Notes

We don't know for whom the signature stands...

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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [Substitute Bride]
  2. 1. Substitute Bride
  3. 2. Left Hand For Love
  4. 3. Man Crazy
  5. 4. Letter Corner
  6. 5. Mama's Girl
  7. 6. Meant For Marriage
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • David Wilt
  • Tillmann Courth
  • Nick Caputo
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Jim Walls
  • Mickey Coalwell