(August 1949)

McCombs, 1949 Series
Volume:
1
Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
52
Indicia frequency:
bi-monthly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
McCombs Publications, Inc.
Editing:
?
Color:
Color
Dimensions:
Standar Golden Age US
Paper Stock:
Glossy cover; Newsprint Interior
Binding:
Saddle-stitched
Publishing Format:
Was ongoing

Issue Notes

Indexed from information from Ger Apeldoorn via the GCD Error Tracker and a scan from http://digitalcomicmuseum.com. Indicia title is: Love Problems and Advice, Illustrated


["How can Marion be so cruel and show me up this way in front of Jack"] (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Lee Elias (signed)
Inks:
Lee Elias (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
romance

Contents (Table of Contents: 1)

table of contents / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
? (red, white, blue)
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
romance

I Fell In Love With the Man of My Dreams (Table of Contents: 2)

comic story / 9 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
romance
Characters:
Candy Barker; Joe Barker; Bob Jackson; Blanche; Betty Hale; Don Jall
Synopsis:
15-year-old Candy has a crush on 21-year-old Bob, a friend of her brother. Bob’s companion is Betty, who is his own age, but Candy plots to win him away. After Candy helps Bob during an emergency at a charity dance, they become friendly although he’s shocked to learn her true age. However, he kisses her on her 16th birthday. “He calls for [her] after school” each day and promises to wait for Candy to graduate before they marry.

Can First Love Be True Love? (Table of Contents: 3)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
romance
Characters:
Doris Bennett; Paul Roberts
Synopsis:
Doris and Paul fall in love at first sight but she “couldn’t be sure it would last.” The unnamed love advisor in the last panel says "the best test...is to wait a few months.”

I Was Betrothed to a Stranger (Table of Contents: 4)

comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
Lee Elias ?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
romance
Characters:
Alice Weska; Papa Weska; Mama Weska; Tony Zacco; Frank Hale; Gustav Zacco; Mrs. Zacco
Synopsis:
Frank gives Alice an engagement ring but her “old-countryish” father says he’s arranged for her to marry Tony, the son of a fellow immigrant. Alice finds Tony “a corpulent, loud-mouthed oaf” but wonders if she must repay her parents’ sacrifices with one of her own. However, when Alice is trapped in a burning house, Tony acts cowardly while Frank rushes in to save her. Her parents change their minds and approve of Frank as a future son-in-law.
Keywords:
immigrant

Indexer Notes

Alice's hair is blonde, turns red on page 3, and then back to blonde on page 4.

Know Your Own Mind! (Table of Contents: 5)

text story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
? (illustration)
Inks:
? (illustration)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
romance

Be Punctual! (Table of Contents: 6)

How to Hold Your Man / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Merilla Herman
Pencils:
Vic Herman (signed)
Inks:
Vic Herman (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor; romance
Characters:
Smart Sue; Silly Millie
Synopsis:
Smart Sue is punctual and pleases her boyfriend. Silly Millie is always late and loses her boyfriend.

Indexer Notes

Silly "Millie" is originally spelled "Milly" and then changes in the very next panel to "Millie."

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 7)

Dear Peggy: Love Problems & Advice / letters page / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
? [as Peggy]
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
romance

Hollywood Roddy McDowall at Monogram Pictures Studio (Table of Contents: 8) (Expand) /

Adventures of Popsicle Pete / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

I Was Tormented! (Table of Contents: 9)

comic story / 8 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
romance
Characters:
Babs; Belle; Bill; Paul; Jeff
Synopsis:
Babs and Belle are twins, but Babs is “such a droop compared to Belle” that Babs loses all of her boyfriends to her sister. Babs falls in love with lawyer Jeff; he says he’d never leave her for her “slinky sister.” Belle pulls her usual fake “fainting” gimmick and kisses Jeff when he helps her up—an upset Babs runs into traffic and is hit by a car. In the hospital, Belle apologises and Jeff proposes to Babs.
Keywords:
twins

Was It Love Or Pity? (Table of Contents: 10)

comic story / 8 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
romance
Characters:
Dr. Stuart Taylor; Bea Mathews; Julia Prentiss; Adolph; Dr. Mathews
Synopsis:
Nurse Julia loves doctor Stuart, but he’s the boyfriend of fellow nurse Bea, whose father is head of the hospital where they all work. Stuart feels like a kept man but is unable to break up with the domineering Bea. Meanwhile, he and Julia work on a polio serum. When Bea tries to keep Stuart from responding to a polio outbreak, he and Julia go there together. Bea vows revenge but her father says Stuart’s untested serum saved many lives. He also says he’s glad Stuart “got away from my daughter...she’d ruin any man!” Stuart and Julia embrace.
Keywords:
polio

["What Would You Do If You Had These Problems?"] (Table of Contents: 11) (Expand) /

promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

The Man I Love (Table of Contents: 12)

text story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
? [as J. L.]
Pencils:
? (illustration)
Inks:
? (illustration)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
romance

From Dawn To Dusk (Table of Contents: 13)

cartoon / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Vic Herman
Pencils:
Vic Herman (signed)
Inks:
Vic Herman (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?; typeset

Genre:
romance
Synopsis:
4 spot cartoons. Each cartoon has the "joke" in a dialogue balloon. Under each cartoon there is typeset text describing the garments being worn by the characters.

Indexer Notes

Fashion advice

I Loved Two Men! (Table of Contents: 14)

text story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
? [as R. B.]
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
romance

["Gramps- what is Bossy doing?"] (Table of Contents: 15) (Expand) /

Fleers Dubble Bubble / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

The Wishing Well; The Last Word (Table of Contents: 16)

letters page / 1 page (report information)


Genre:
romance

Message to Parents: If Polio Hits Your Area This Year... (Table of Contents: 17)

public service announcement / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Letters:
typeset

Indexer Notes

PSA from "The National Foundation For Infantile Paralysis"