(September 1952)

Charlton, 1951 Series
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Volume
1
Price
0.10 USD
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
Bi-Monthly
On-sale Date
1952
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Romantic Love Stories, Inc.
Editing
Alfred V. Fago

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Frank Frollo (signed)
Inks
Al Fago (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
romance

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

table of contents / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Frank Frollo (signed)
Inks
Frank Frollo (signed)
Letters
?

Genre
romance

Indexer Notes

Full page illustration with table of contents on inside front cover, black-and-white. Four stories are listed but only 3 match the actual story titles in the comic: the other one is "My Bitter Experience" which probably refers to the first story "Older and Wiser," which is not listed on the contents page.

Older and Wiser! (Table of Contents: 2)

comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
Al Tyler (credited)
Pencils
Art Cappello (signed)
Inks
Art Cappello (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
romance
Characters
Norma Smith; The Runt; The Lug; Charlie
Synopsis
Norma leaves her coal-miner husband and becomes a model in the big city. She's then hired to dance in a nightclub; part of her act is to distribute beads from her necklace to certain customers. However, she's arrested because the beads contain dope. Her boss clears her of wrongdoing and Norma returns to her husband, who takes her back.
Keywords
drug dealing

My Secret Betrayed Me (Table of Contents: 3)

comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
Al Tyler (credited)
Pencils
Art Cappello (signed)
Inks
Art Cappello (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Characters
Ann Dowling; Myrt Dowling; Mr. Dowling; Mrs. Dowling; Roland Storm
Synopsis
Ann resents her younger sister Myrt, whose dancing ability helps make her a star under the name "Jessica." Ann starts to impersonate Myrt around their hometown; she even fools wealthy Roland, who is in love with Myrt. However, Ann discovers she doesn't like the phony world of theatrical hangers-on, and confesses everything to Roland, who hits her. Ann drops her masquerade and returns to her own life, happier now. She also discovers Myrt has married the real Roland, and the man she had been dating was another impostor.
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My Moment of Madness (Table of Contents: 4)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

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

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I Was A Pawn of Passion (Table of Contents: 5)

comic story / 9 pages (report information)

Script
Al Tyler (credited)
Pencils
Frank Frollo (signed)
Inks
Frank Frollo (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
romance
Characters
Cynthia Walker; Dr. Gene Studjzen; Ronnie
Synopsis
Nurse Cynthia loves doctor Gene. After a train wreck, Cynthia sees Gene worrying about a young woman victim. Cynthia jealously decides to kill her by substituting water for medicine; she later changes her mind but the woman is dead. Cynthia goes to work in another hospital across the country. She and doctor Ronnie fall in love. After another train wreck, Cynthia discovers Gene is one of the injured; he tells her that the woman died of her injuries and it wasn't Cynthia's fault. A jealous Ronnie tries to pull the same scheme to kill Gene but Cynthia stops him. They decide to get married.
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Key To My Heart (Table of Contents: 6)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Al Tyler (credited)
Pencils
Art Cappello (signed)
Inks
Art Cappello (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
romance
Characters
Deborah Devershire; Richard Keaton; Mr. Erson; Jennifer; Dexter Cornwalis
Synopsis
Deborah idolizes her late father and runs her family estate as she imagines he would, ruthlessly. She decides to marry Richard, who strongly resembles her father, to make sure she has an heir. Richard doesn't love her and after their marriage says she doesn't deserve a child. He leaves and she realizes she does love him, and her image of her father is a false one. They reconcile.
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Strictly For the Brides (Table of Contents: 7)

comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Letters
?

Genre
non-fiction; romance
Synopsis
Brief anecdotes about wedding customs.
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Indexer Notes

Inside back cover, black-and-white. Bottom half of page is an advertisement.

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
  2. 1. [no title indexed]
  3. 2. Older and Wiser!
  4. 3. My Secret Betrayed Me
  5. 4. My Moment of Madness
  6. 5. I Was A Pawn of Passion
  7. 6. Key To My Heart
  8. 7. Strictly For the Brides
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