Weird Love #4 - "Jailbird's Romance!" and More
(November 2016)

IDW, 2015 Series
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Price
29.99 USD
Pages
168
On-sale date
2016
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
IDW Publishing
Brand
Yoe Books!; IDW
ISBN
978-1-63140-782-6 Search at WorldCat
Barcode
9781631407826 52999
Editing
Clizia Gussoni; Craig Yoe
Color
Color
Dimensions
7.75" x 10"
Paper Stock
bond
Binding
Hardcover
Publishing Format
Collected Editions

Jailbird's Romance (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Ogden Whitney (signed)
Inks
Ogden Whitney (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
romance
Reprints

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

illustration / 2 pages (report information)

Pencils
Jim Mooney
Inks
Bernard Sachs
Colors
?
Letters
?

Indexer Notes

Splash panel from story "Backroads Romance". On endpapers.

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

illustration / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Mike Suchorsky
Inks
Mike Suchorsky
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Gosh, you're photogenic Gail!

Indexer Notes

Enlarged panel from story "I Was the Wholesome Type", page 4.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 3)

illustration / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Mike Suchorsky
Inks
Mike Suchorsky
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Bob's growing up, isn't he?

Indexer Notes

Enlarged panel from story "I Was the Wholesome Type", page 3.

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

illustration / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Pete Morisi ?
Inks
Pete Morisi ?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Somehow that kiss wasn't like the other delightful ones ...

Indexer Notes

Enlarged panel from story "I Tortured My In-Laws", page 5.

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

credits, title page / 4 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
? (spot illustration)
Inks
? (spot illustration)
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Indexer Notes

Title pages and indicia.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 6)

table of contents / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Letters
typeset

Introduction (Table of Contents: 7)

foreword, introduction, preface, afterword / 5.5 pages (report information)

Script
Carol Tilley
Pencils
? (photos)
Inks
? (photos)
Colors
? (photo)
Letters
typeset

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 8)

cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Ken Bald ?
Inks
Ken Bald ?
Colors
?
Letters
Ed Hamilton

Genre
romance
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Part of the introduction.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 9)

cover reprint (on interior page) / 0.5 page (report information)

Pencils
Ed Goldfarb
Inks
Ernie Bache
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
romance
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Indexer Notes

Part of the introduction.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 10)

cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
? (Iger Shop)
Inks
? (Iger Shop)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
romance
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[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 11)

cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

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

cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
? (Iger Shop)
Inks
? (Iger Shop)
Colors
?
Letters
?

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Jailbird's Romance (Table of Contents: 13)

cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Ogden Whitney (signed)
Inks
Ogden Whitney (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
romance
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Original series title given as "My Romantic Adventures".

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 14)

cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

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

cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Harry Harrison (signed)
Inks
Bob Bache (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
romance
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Artist given as Henry Kiefer; but the signature at the very bottom of the cover in a ripple in the water clearly states "Harrison".

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

cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Al Avison
Inks
Al Avison
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
It was exciting... it was fun...
Genre
romance
Reprints

Forsaking All Others (Table of Contents: 17)

comic story / 9 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
? (Iger Shop)
Inks
? (Iger Shop)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
romance
Characters
Catherine Lardner; Bill Lardner (brother); Marcia Maybank; Sheik Abdul Abulbul
Synopsis
Catherine travels to France to convince her brother's girlfriend not to marry the Sheik.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

This story was originally drawn and lettered as a Brenda Starr story, then paste-up corrections changed all identifying info.

I Tortured My In-Laws (Table of Contents: 18)

comic story / 8.67 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Pete Morisi ?
Inks
Pete Morisi ?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
romance
Characters
Betty Richardson; Ray Richardson; John Richardson; Martha Richardson
Synopsis
Betty is happy in her marriage to Ray, but is upset when he says his elderly and ill parents must come to live with them. She feels they'll intrude on her life with her husband. Betty is "always polite" but goes out of her way to make the older couple "uncomfortable and unhappy." Ray's parents decide to return to their home, although Ray will have to hire a nurse to help care for them. Betty has a change of heart and invites the couple to return to live with them.
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Indexer Notes

Source given as "My Past" #11.

My Heavy Heart (Table of Contents: 19)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
? (Iger Shop)
Inks
? (Iger Shop)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
romance
Reprints

I, The House (Table of Contents: 20)

comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
Joe Gill ?
Pencils
Bill Molno
Inks
Vince Alascia
Colors
?
Letters
Jon D'Agostino

Job Number
S-2269
Genre
romance
Reprints

Indexer Notes

This reprint credits the art to Sal Trapani.

Innocence Was My Angle (Table of Contents: 21)

comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Manny Stallman (signed)
Inks
Manny Stallman (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
romance
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I Suffered For Love (Table of Contents: 22)

comic story / 10 pages (report information)

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?
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?
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?
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?
Letters
?

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Indexer Notes

Story title changed from "My Two Wedding Rings".

Jailbird's Romance! (Table of Contents: 23)

comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Ogden Whitney (signed)
Inks
Ogden Whitney (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
romance
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Story includes gray wash effect. Source given as "My Romantic Adventures" #49.

The Girl Next Door (Table of Contents: 24)

comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
? (Iger shop)
Inks
? (Iger shop)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
romance
Reprints

Happiness Is a Guy Named Joe (Table of Contents: 25)

comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Henry Kiefer
Inks
Henry Kiefer
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
romance
Reprints

Hobo Girl (Table of Contents: 26)

comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Bill Fox
Inks
George Klein ?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
romance
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I Sinned Against Love (Table of Contents: 27)

comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Ralph Owen
Inks
Ralph Owen
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
romance
Characters
Frank Holbrook; Gail Stewart; Ron Brewster; Sylvia; Bill Parks
Synopsis
Gail schemes to make her wealthy high school boyfriend Ron propose to her before he’s inducted into the Army. They elope but keep it a secret from everyone. While Ron is gone, Gail gets an office job in another town and falls in love with her boss Frank. Ron is killed in action and his last wish is that she be given his Medal of Honor. Frank realises Gail was married to someone else all the time she was dating him, and breaks up with her.
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Indexer Notes

This reprint certain about artist identity.

The Prayer (Table of Contents: 28)

comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
Joe Gill ?
Pencils
Charles Nicholas
Inks
Jon D'Agostino ?
Colors
?
Letters
Jon D'Agostino

Job Number
S-965
Genre
romance
Reprints

Backroads Romance (Table of Contents: 29)

comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Jim Mooney
Inks
Bernard Sachs
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
romance
Characters
Alice Harper; Mrs. Harper; Jerry Martin; Martha; Al
Synopsis
Alice tries to live up to her older sister Martha. On her way to be the most popular girl, Alice goes out with all the boys in high school - parking and necking in the dark.
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Romance Rhyme (Table of Contents: 30)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

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?
Pencils
Milt Knopf
Inks
Milt Knopf
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
romance
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Marked Woman (Table of Contents: 31)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Bill Draut
Inks
Bill Draut
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
romance
Characters
Pam; David Crane
Synopsis
David loved her when her face was scarred, but after the operation, her life changed.
Reprints

Clothes Can Make the Man ... Run! (Table of Contents: 32)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Pete Constanza ?
Inks
Pete Constanza ?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
romance
Reprints
  • from Lovelorn (American Comics Group, 1949 series) #73

Never Love a Man with a Harem (Table of Contents: 33)

comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Vince Colletta studio
Inks
Vince Colletta studio
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Job Number
B-1000
Genre
romance
Reprints

I Was the Wholesome Type (Table of Contents: 34)

comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Mike Suchorsky
Inks
Mike Suchorsky
Colors
?
Letters
Ben Oda

Genre
romance
Characters
Greg Grissom; Penny Hulbert; Gail Hulbert; Bob; Mr. Hulbert; Mrs. Hulbert
Synopsis
Penny is overshadowed in high school by her more glamorous sister Gail. Bob prefers Gail but she doesn’t believe him. Penny substitutes a photo of herself for Gail in a contest entry and Gail loses as a result: but this prevents her from eloping with Greg and going to Hollywood, so it’s a good thing. Bob figures it out and says he loves Penny as she is.
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My Mexican Madness (Table of Contents: 35)

comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Frank R. Sieminsky
Inks
Frank R. Sieminsky
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
romance
Characters
Hubert Crane; Sue Norris; Manuel Valdez
Synopsis
Tired of her mouse-like financé, Sue is enthralled by bull fighter Manuel.
Reprints
Keywords
bullfighting; Mexico; pacifist

Indexer Notes

Sue says--and a sign indicates--she works for the "Association for [the] Prevention of Cruelty to Animals," but both Sue and Hubert later refer to it as the (real-life) A.S.P.C.A. (American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals).

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 36)

illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Pete Morisi ?
Inks
Pete Morisi ?
Colors
?

Indexer Notes

Enlarged panel from story "I Tortured My In-Laws", page 2.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 37)

illustration / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Ogden Whitney
Inks
Ogden Whitney
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Somebody oughta -- examine my head!

Indexer Notes

Enlarged panel from story "Jailbird's Romance", page 8.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 38)

illustration / 2 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Sal Tapani
Inks
Sal Tapani
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
(sigh) ... now there's everything I'd want in a house!

Indexer Notes

Enlarged splash panel from story "I, the House". On endpapers.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 39)

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

Script
various
Pencils
various (spot illustrations)
Inks
various (spot illustrations)
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
The comic industry's most obscure and outrageous stories!

Indexer Notes

Back cover.