(April-May 1954)

Mikeross Publications, 1954 Series
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Volume:
1
Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
36
Indicia frequency:
bi-monthly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
Mikeross Publications Inc.
Brand:
MP Mikeross Publications
Editing:
Mike Esposito [as Michael V. Esposito] (Art Editor); Ross Andru (Script Editor)
Color:
Color
Dimensions:
Standard Golden Age US
Paper Stock:
Glossy cover
Binding:
Saddle-stitched

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Ross Andru (signed)
Inks:
Mike Esposito (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
romance

Two of a Kind! (Table of Contents)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Fred Kida; Ross Andru (splash only)
Inks:
Fred Kida; Mike Esposito (splash only)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
romance
Characters:
Bonnie Graham; Mildred Haycox; George Haycox; Mrs. Bates; Ted; Curt Davies
Synopsis:
Ambitious Bonnie uses George’s influence to get a job in an ad agency, then sabotages a co-worker to get a promotion. She finally chooses her ruthless supervisor Curt and career advancement over her love for artist Ted.

Indexer Notes

Art identification by Jim Vadeboncoeur, Jr.

Second Love (Table of Contents)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Mike Sekowsky; Ross Andru (splash only)
Inks:
Jack Abel; Mike Esposito (splash only)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
romance
Characters:
Stan; Mark Normand; Janet
Synopsis:
Janet is engaged to Stan but wants a better future than their small mining town can offer. She falls in love with Mark, a former Army buddy of Stan, who offers her the chance for a better life. Stan finds out and is angry. Mark is trapped in the mine during a cave-in and Janet promises Stan she’ll marry him if he rescues Mark. Stan saves Mark then says he won’t stand in the way of Janet and Mark’s happiness.

Indexer Notes

Art identification by Jim Vadeboncoeur, Jr.

Basically the same plot as “Repentant Bride” in Heart Throbs (Quality, 1949 series) 6 (June 1950).

Love across the Hall (Table of Contents)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
romance

Unwanted! (Table of Contents)

comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Fred Kida; Ross Andru (splash only)
Inks:
Fred Kida; Mike Esposito (splash only)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
romance
Characters:
Dawn Hunter Duane; Mr. Wade; Cary Duane; Harvey; Kitty; Harry; Eloise Noble
Synopsis:
Star TV actress Dawn marries assistant director Cary, 6 years younger than she. After their son is born, she retires. Time passes and Dawn wants to return to acting, but producers only offer her supporting parts because of her age (33). Cary urges her to stay home as well. Dawn suspects he’s falling for young actress Eloise. But then she overhears him turning down an offer for a part that would suit her perfectly: he simply doesn’t want her to resume her career, preferring that she be a stay-at-home wife and mother. Dawn interprets this as affirmation that he still loves her.

Indexer Notes

Art identification by Jim Vadeboncoeur, Jr.

Dawn "Hunter" is called Dawn "Winter" in one panel on page 3.

Same story premise used for "Too Old for Love" in True Love Confessions (Premiere Magazines, 1954 series) 8 (July 1955).

Gigolo (Table of Contents)

comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Ross Andru
Inks:
Mike Esposito
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
romance
Characters:
Claude Lane; Agnes; Emily; Allen; Rita Crosley; Lucy; Howard Larimer; Tony Traymore
Synopsis:
Claude is a gigolo who buys a nightclub with money he gets by blackmailing Rita, a wealthy married woman with whom he had an affair. Claude falls in love with Lucy, hat check girl at his club, but is extremely jealous. After losing $100,000 gambling, Claude asks Lucy to allow him to pawn the gifts he’d given her, but she refuses. Lucy says she is a “gigolette” and discards Claude for another man.

Indexer Notes

Art identification by Jim Vadeboncoeur, Jr.

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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
  2. 1. Two of a Kind!
  3. 2. Second Love
  4. 3. Love across the Hall
  5. 4. Unwanted!
  6. 5. Gigolo
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Peter Croome
  • David Wilt
  • Tillmann Courth