Valentine #2 February 1974
(2 February 1974)

IPC, 1957 Series
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Price
0.06 GBP
Pages
32
Indicia Frequency
every Saturday
On-sale date
1974-01-26
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
IPC Magazines Ltd.
Editing
Kathy Walker (editor); Andrea Danzig (assistant editor); Kathy Watts (features); Dick Lewis (scripts); Tony Hall (production); Tony Baldwin (art); David Canns (art); Xy (art)
Color
Black and white
Dimensions
195mm x 230mm (1960s); 220mm x 300mm (1970s)
Paper Stock
Newsprint
Binding
Saddle-stitched
Publishing Format
Ongoing series

Issue Notes

The indicia for this issue has the wrong date -- "Saturday, January 26th, 1974".


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
? (photo)
Inks
? (photo)
Colors
? (photo)
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Geordie - interview & colour pics!

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 1)

From Valentine to You / text article / 1 page (report information)

Script
Kathy Walker [as Ed.]
Pencils
? (photo)
Inks
? (photo)
Letters
typeset

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 2)

Tone's Mailbox / letters page / 1 page (report information)

Script
? [as Tone]
Letters
typeset

Indexer Notes

Letters from: Jackie (from Islington), L. Quinton (from Mitcham, Surrey), Jeana & Hilary (from Pontesbury, Shropshire), Beverly Sharp (from Burnley, Lancs.), Diane Fisher (from Dewsbury, Yorks.), Tone fan (from Dublin), Julia Gribble (from Norwich, Norfolk), Julie (from Wellington, Surrey), Denise Hall (from Kilburn, London, NW6), and Two everlasting Slade fans.

Now I Can Forgive (Table of Contents: 3)

comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Letters
?; typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Nobody else could shine when Hazel was on the scene.
Genre
romance
Characters
Diane; Hazel; Hughie; John Innes; John's parents
Synopsis
Diane's mother Hazel gets mistaken for being her sister. Diane is jealous and resentful, particularly as one of her boyfriends preferred Hazel. When Diane meets John, she keeps him away from her mother. But one night, Diane leaves her bag at John's and he follows her home with it. Diane is worried about how he will respond to Hazel, but John is only interested in Diane and he expresses concern that Hazel is jealous of her daughter.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 4)

Brainy Borris Talking / text article / 0.5 page (report information)

Script
? [as Borris]
Letters
typeset

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 5)

Seeing Stars / text article / 0.5 page (report information)

Script
?
Letters
typeset

The Craziest Group in Town (Table of Contents: 6)

text article / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Andrea Danzig
Pencils
? (photo)
Inks
? (photo)
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Through giggles and laughter our Andrea manages to talk to 'Geordie'.

Indexer Notes

This interview includes a full page pinup picture of Geordie.

Tell Me How It Ends… (Table of Contents: 7)

comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
José Ortiz ?
Inks
José Ortiz ?
Letters
?; typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Winter was the time I liked best at Windlesea. We weren't very busy then in the boarding house my mother runs on the seafront.
Genre
romance
Characters
Julie; Julie's mother; Simon Jennings
Synopsis
Julie is lost in a romance novel when she imagines her life has begun to follow the path of her book. Simon knocks on her door, he's new in town and they start to go out. But in the next chapter, the hero jilts the girl. When Simon also fails to show for their date, despondent Julie is nearly swept into the ocean. Simon arrives late, in time to save her. Julie is shocked into engaging with the real world -- and the real Simon.
Reprints

My Best Friend Was Stealing My Boygriends (Table of Contents: 8) (Expand) /

Anne French Deep Cleansing Milk / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

Boys How Should We Treat Them? (Table of Contents: 9)

text article / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Kathy Watts
Pencils
? (photo)
Inks
? (photo)
Letters
typeset

Ahead with Hats (Table of Contents: 10)

text article / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Andea Danzig
Pencils
? (photo)
Inks
? (photo)
Letters
typeset

A Time to Care (Table of Contents: 11)

comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Letters
?; typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Mike really cared for other people… helping… doing good turns. But could I live up to his ideals?
Genre
romance
Characters
Moira; Mike Hutton; Stan Mitchell
Synopsis
Moira likes Mike and responds to his idea to help local old folk. But faced with her friends making fun of her, she backs out. Soon, when the gang is bored, she accidentally sets off a fire alarm, with serious consequences. The gang shuns her. Mike reaches out.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 12)

A Moment with Michael / text article / 0.5 page (report information)

Script
Michael Jackson
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
You know I told you about Reggie a few weeks back and how he's opening an office for the J-5 in New York.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 13)

What's Going On / text article / 0.5 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
? (photo)
Inks
? (photo)
Letters
typeset

Return of the Ryans (Table of Contents: 14)

text article / 1 page (report information)

Script
Kathy Watts
Pencils
? (photo)
Inks
? (photo)
Letters
typeset

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 15)

Journey into Fear! / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Letters
?; typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
I suppose deep down I'd always known it was wrong of me to fall in love with Ian Fraser.
Genre
romance
Characters
Tina; Ian Fraser; Mrs Fraser; Terry Neilson
Synopsis
Tina tries to talk with Ian's mad wife, but she is too disturbed. Ian has discovered that Tina is spending time with his deadly enemy, Terry Neilson. Tina refuses to stop seeing Terry, especially as she needs to talk with someone. Terry tells Tina that she is hiding form the world and urges her to go to London with him. She isn't ready for that and asks Terry to take her home--where she finds Ian's wife is missing. Tina fears she is responsible, having pushed her over the edge earlier in the day.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 16)

Dear Stevie / text article / 1 page (report information)

Script
? [as Stevie]
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Letters
typeset

Indexer Notes

Advice column.

There's More to an Orange… (Table of Contents: 17)

activity / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
? (photo)
Inks
? (photo)
Letters
typeset

Indexer Notes

This feature provides instructions on how to dry orange peel to create a belt or necklace.

Is Beauty Skin Deep? (Table of Contents: 18)

text article / 0.75 page (report information)

Script
Kathy Watts
Pencils
? (illustration); ? (photo)
Inks
? (illustration); ? (photo)
Letters
typeset

Love's a Losing Game (Table of Contents: 19)

comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Letters
?; typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
A secret fear haunted Jan's love life…
Genre
romance
Characters
Jan; Jeff; Paul
Synopsis
Jan knows Jeff wants to talk with her and she remembers the last time it happened when Paul broke up with her. So Jan takes the lead and breaks up with Jeff. But, really, Jeff is trying to ask her to marry him.
Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. ["Geordie - interview & colour pics!"]
  2. 1. [no title indexed]
    From Valentine to You
  3. 2. [no title indexed]
    Tone's Mailbox
  4. 3. Now I Can Forgive
  5. 4. [no title indexed]
    Brainy Borris Talking
  6. 5. [no title indexed]
    Seeing Stars
  7. 6. The Craziest Group in Town
  8. 7. Tell Me How It Ends…
  9. 8. My Best Friend Was Stealing My Boygriends
    Anne French Deep Cleansing Milk
  10. 9. Boys How Should We Treat Them?
  11. 10. Ahead with Hats
  12. 11. A Time to Care
  13. 12. ["You know I told you about Reggie a few weeks back and how he's opening an office for the J-5 in New York."]
    A Moment with Michael
  14. 13. [no title indexed]
    What's Going On
  15. 14. Return of the Ryans
  16. 15. ["I suppose deep down I'd always known it was wrong of me to fall in love with Ian Fraser."]
    Journey into Fear!
  17. 16. [no title indexed]
    Dear Stevie
  18. 17. There's More to an Orange…
  19. 18. Is Beauty Skin Deep?
  20. 19. Love's a Losing Game
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