(December 1956)

Harvey, 1949 Series
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Volume:
?
Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
36
Indicia frequency:
?
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
Home Comics, Inc.
Brand:
True Love
Editing:
Leon Harvey
Color:
color
Dimensions:
standard Golden Age US, latter issues standard Silver Age US
Paper Stock:
glossy cover; newsprint interior
Binding:
saddle-stitched
Publishing Format:
was ongoing series

Issue Notes

Contents copyright Harvey Features Syndicate.


["In his arms she was the happiest girl in the world..."] (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Jack Sparling (Attributed)
Inks:
Jack Sparling (Attributed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
Romance

Large Family Electric Cooker Fryer (Table of Contents)

Niresk Industries, Inc. / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
? (Photo)
Inks:
? (Photo)
Colors:
?
Letters:
Typeset

Indexer Notes

While they last... $7.95.

Contents (Table of Contents)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Manny Stallman
Inks:
Manny Stallman
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
Romance

Indexer Notes

Also serves as a prolog to the story, "Puppy Love"

$100,000 Ring Sale (Table of Contents)

JS Diamond House / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
? (Photo)
Inks:
? (Photo)
Colors:
?
Letters:
Typeset

Indexer Notes

Any ring... $1.98!

Puppy Love (Table of Contents)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Manny Stallman
Inks:
Manny Stallman
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
Romance
Characters:
Sue; Jerry; Dave Moran
Synopsis:
Jerry was the boy next door who grew up next to Sue... and was hopelessly in love with her. But Sue had fallen in love with handsome Dave Moran, her father's prize student. Seeing Dave and Sue together flamed Jerry's jealous rage and a fight broke out that ended when Dave punched Jerry in the jaw. Such were the stuff of romance comic love triangles.

Indexer Notes

The original artwork was re-worked on most pages to conform to the Comics Code; most of the changes served to tone down the sexual overtones.

Reuninon (Table of Contents)

text story / 0.67 page (report information)

Script:
?
Letters:
Typeset

The Greatest Gift (Table of Contents)

promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.33 page (report information)

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

Genre:
Romance

Indexer Notes

House ad for True Brides-to-Be Romances #21

Charm of You! (Table of Contents)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Warren Kremer
Inks:
Warren Kremer
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
Romance
Synopsis:
Charm is a quality that makes the plainest girl pretty and the prettiest girl an angel! Tips on charm for all situations.

Love Can't Be Bad (Table of Contents)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
Romance
Characters:
Ellen Wilson; Joe Wilson; Ronny
Synopsis:
Ellen Wilson was a sickly child who didn't do well in school. And even when her health improved she remained an "Ugly Duckling". So, she took matters in her own hands dressing provocatively, and going further than other girls. That worked for a while with Joe Wilson; until he got what he wanted and dumped her. Then she met Ronny, who was good to her and really cared. He cared so much, she wondered if he was just like all the other men. Humiliating Ronny by offering to date another guy, he confessed that he was truly in ove with her... and she with him.

Indexer Notes

This was a typical "bad girl" turns good story. When the Comics Code clamped down on Harvey's love stories, they changed the title of this story from "They Call Me Bad" to "Love Can't be Bad!". There are also several edited portions of the art to comply with Comics Code mandated changes.

Meant For Each Other (Table of Contents)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Tom Hickey
Inks:
Tom Hickey
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
Romance
Characters:
Greg Davis; Meg; Eleanor White
Synopsis:
With her father's illness, Meg gives up her social life and help support the family by working as a model at the local dress shop and for artist Greg Davis. Over time, the artist and model fall in love, until he confesses that he is engaged. Meg vows never to see Greg again but at the Martin dress shop she is asked to model a wedding gown... for Eleanor White, Greg's fiance. Seeing Meg one more time, Greg cannot stand it and confesses that it is Meg he loves.

Bitter Jest (Table of Contents)

text story / 0.67 page (report information)

Script:
?
Letters:
Typeset

Genre:
Romance

Read The True Story Of Crisis (Table of Contents)

Harvey Publishing / promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.33 page (report information)

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

Genre:
Romance

Indexer Notes

House ad for the upcoming issue of First Romance #43.

Doris Bigelow's Mail Bag (Table of Contents)

letters page / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
Romance

Indexer Notes

Romantic advice for teen-age lovers.

Jeannie's Man (Table of Contents)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Ray Bailey
Inks:
Ray Bailey
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
Romance
Characters:
Jeannie Evans; Ted Keating; Bob Brennan; Warren Elston
Synopsis:
Jeannie Evans had been the class President and the most popular girl in school... until she moved in the middle of her senior year. At the new school, she was alone until she met Ted Keating. While out on a date with Ted, she saw Bob Brennan and his pals come into the soda shop. Ted told her that Bob led the "in-crowd" at her new school, and when Bob invited her to be part of his group, she jumped at the chance. As part of her initiation, she was told to speak to a strange man, who turned out to be Warren Elston, a local police officer. Confronting Jeannie, he told her that the group ran an illegal gambling ring, and she either had to help him or suffer the consequences.

Indexer Notes

As a result of the subject matter of this story, there were a number of Comic Code-mandated script and art changes.

Show Exciting New Sound Movies in Your Own Home (Table of Contents)

Honor House Products, Corp. / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
? (Photo)
Inks:
? (Photo)
Colors:
?
Letters:
Typeset

Indexer Notes

Thrilling 16 mm movie projector for $2.98.

Forces You to Save! (Table of Contents)

Honor House Products, Corp. / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
? (Photo)
Inks:
? (Photo)
Colors:
?
Letters:
Typeset

Indexer Notes

Mechanical dime bank only $1.00.

100 Toy Soldiers (Table of Contents)

Toy Army / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
? (Photo)
Inks:
? (Photo)
Colors:
?
Letters:
Typeset

Indexer Notes

100 Toy soldiers packed in a footlocker for $1.25.

Banish Unwanted Hair (Table of Contents)

Parklane Products / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
? (Photo)
Inks:
? (Photo)
Colors:
?
Letters:
Typeset

Indexer Notes

Portable Milady's Electric Razor. An amazing value for $3.95.

Make $15.00 A Day and More! (Table of Contents)

Post Graduate Hospital School of Nursing / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
? (Photo)
Inks:
? (Photo)
Colors:
?
Letters:
Typeset

Indexer Notes

Learn nursing in 12 short weeks!

Amazing 20-inch Dancing Doll (Table of Contents)

Niresk Industries, Inc. / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
? (Photo)
Inks:
? (Photo)
Colors:
?
Letters:
Typeset

Indexer Notes

Nina Ballerina does kicks, splits and walks on her toes. Only $4.95.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. ["In his arms she was the happiest girl in the world..."]
  2. 1. Large Family Electric Cooker Fryer
    Niresk Industries, Inc.
  3. 2. Contents
  4. 3. $100,000 Ring Sale
    JS Diamond House
  5. 4. Puppy Love
  6. 5. Reuninon
  7. 6. The Greatest Gift
  8. 7. Charm of You!
  9. 8. Love Can't Be Bad
  10. 9. Meant For Each Other
  11. 10. Bitter Jest
  12. 11. Read The True Story Of Crisis
    Harvey Publishing
  13. 12. Doris Bigelow's Mail Bag
  14. 13. Jeannie's Man
  15. 14. Show Exciting New Sound Movies in Your Own Home
    Honor House Products, Corp.
  16. 15. Forces You to Save!
    Honor House Products, Corp.
  17. 16. 100 Toy Soldiers
    Toy Army
  18. 17. Banish Unwanted Hair
    Parklane Products
  19. 18. Make $15.00 A Day and More!
    Post Graduate Hospital School of Nursing
  20. 19. Amazing 20-inch Dancing Doll
    Niresk Industries, Inc.
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  • Wally Harrington
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