Weird Love #5 - "Unlucky In Love" and More
(September 2017)

IDW, 2015 Series
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Price
29.99 USD
Pages
168
On-sale date
2017-09-27
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
IDW Publishing
Brand
Yoe Books!; IDW
ISBN
978-1-63140-889-2 Search at WorldCat
Barcode
9781631408892 52999
Editing
Clizia Gussoni; Craig Yoe
Color
Color
Dimensions
7.75" x 10"
Paper Stock
bond
Binding
Hardcover
Publishing Format
Collected Editions

Unlucky in Love (Table of Contents)

Jinx Girl / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
John Rosenberger
Inks
John Rosenberger
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
romance
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Indexer Notes

The interior art used for this cover was also used for the cover of Weird Love (IDW, 2014 series) #13

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

illustration / 2 pages (report information)

Pencils
Tom Gill
Inks
Tom Gill
Colors
?

Genre
romance
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Indexer Notes

Splash page illustration. On endpapers.

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

illustration / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Tom Gill
Inks
Tom Gill
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Oh, Red. If only you had black hair.
Genre
romance
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Indexer Notes

Enlarged detail from page 4.

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

illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
John Rosenberger
Inks
John Rosenberger
Colors
?

Genre
romance
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Indexer Notes

Enlarged detail from splash page.

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

illustration / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Bill Ward
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Hate you? Ha, Ha! Hatred is for a man!
Genre
romance
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Indexer Notes

Enlarged detail from page 3.

Weird Love (Table of Contents: 5)

credits, title page / 3 pages (report information)

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?
Letters
typeset

Indexer Notes

Title page and indicia.

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

table of contents / 1 page (report information)

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?
Letters
typeset

As Luck Would Have It (Table of Contents: 7)

text article / 6.5 pages (report information)

Script
Heidi MacDonald
Letters
typeset

[back cover pinup] (Table of Contents: 8)

illustration / 0.5 page (report information)

Pencils
John Prentice ?
Inks
John Prentice ?
Colors
?

Genre
romance
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Indexer Notes

Illustrating text article "As Luck Would Have It".

Siren of the Tropics (Table of Contents: 9)

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

Pencils
Chuck Cuidera
Inks
Bill Ward
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
romance
Characters
Sue Ives; Kent Rawlins; Tari
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[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 10)

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

Pencils
Marty Elkin (signed)
Inks
Marty Elkin ?
Colors
?
Letters
?

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

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

Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?

Genre
romance
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Kissproof Katie (Table of Contents: 12)

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

Pencils
John Rosenberger
Inks
John Rosenberger
Colors
?
Letters
Ed Hamilton

Genre
romance
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Portrait of Love (Table of Contents: 13)

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

Pencils
Al Avison ?
Inks
Al Avison ?
Colors
?
Letters
Joe Rosen

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

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

Pencils
?
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?
Colors
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Letters
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Genre
romance
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Bad Luck Girl! (Table of Contents: 15)

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

Pencils
?
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?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
romance
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Superstition Made Me Afraid to Love (Table of Contents: 16)

comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Tom Gill
Inks
Tom Gill
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
romance
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Keywords
fortune teller; Friday the 13th; superstition

My Kisses Brought Death! (Table of Contents: 17)

comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Harry Anderson
Inks
Harry Anderson
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
romance
Characters
Ellen Francis; Toby Hunter; Hal Hendricks
Synopsis
Secretary Ellen’s boyfriend Jim is killed in an auto accident; she dates Hal, and he drowns in a boating accident. Several years later, she dates salesman Toby; they fall in love but she refuses to marry him, fearing she is cursed. However, when Ellen falls through a rotten floor in Toby’s old family mansion, she understands that Jim and Hal died because of their own carelessness. Toby rescues Ellen and they will be married.
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Indexer Notes

The same basic premise was used for "Jinx Girl" in Realistic Romances (Avon, 1951 series) #7 (August 1952), also present in this book.

I Was Born Unlucky (Table of Contents: 18)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Sam Citron
Inks
Louis Ravielli ?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
romance
Characters
Cathy Evers; Frank Calton; Mr. Evers
Reprints
Keywords
counterfeiting

Beauty Is a Curse (Table of Contents: 19)

comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Lin Streeter
Inks
Lin Streeter
Colors
?
Letters
Ed Hamilton

Genre
romance
Characters
Nina Russell
Reprints
Keywords
beauty contest; model

Bad Luck Girl! (Table of Contents: 20)

comic story / 11 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
John Rosenberger
Inks
John Rosenberger
Colors
?
Letters
Ed Hamilton

Genre
romance
Reprints
Keywords
bad luck; cupid

Jinx Girl (Table of Contents: 21)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
John Rosenberger
Inks
John Rosenberger
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
romance
Characters
Ed French; Tom Hyler; Aunt Grace; Sybil Trent; Uncle Roger; Tony Redmond; Joe Cranton
Synopsis
Sybil's fiances Ed, Tom and Tony are all killed in accidents. She decides to avoid love from then on. Her employer Joe decides to break the jinx and goes sailing in a terrific storm. He returns safely and Sybil finally can wed.
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Siren of the Tropics (Table of Contents: 22)

comic story / 9 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Bill Ward
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
romance
Characters
Sue Ives; Kent Rawlins; Jaspers; J.B. Candell; Mr. Wales; Tari (villain)
Synopsis
Kent falls for a nightclub singer, and follows her to a tropical island, leaving his sweetheart Sue behind.
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Keywords
nightclub; rubber plantation

The G.I. and the Fraulein (Table of Contents: 23)

comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Fred Guardineer (signed)
Inks
Fred Guardineer (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
romance
Characters
Lisa Frank; Pete; Major Merrill
Synopsis
Pete is an American soldier stationed in occupied Germany. He and local girl Lisa fall in love. Pete wants to marry her and bring her to the USA, but he finds some Nazi documents in her house and thinks her family was involved with them. They quarrel. Pete’s commanding officer says Lisa’s father is a scientist working for the Americans and that’s why he had the documents. Pete and Lisa reconcile and will wed when she and her father emigrate to the USA.
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Keywords
Occupied Germany; skiing

Indexer Notes

Lisa is spelled "Liza" in the splash panel.

Old Maid's Love Story! (Table of Contents: 24)

comic story / 7 pages (report information)

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?
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?
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?
Letters
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Genre
romance
Characters
Henrietta Noble; Mary; Dr. Charles Meriwether; Dolly Meriwether; Rollo
Synopsis
An old maid finds love.
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Keywords
spanking

My Love Was Auctioned (Table of Contents: 25)

comic story / 9 pages (report information)

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?
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?
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?
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?
Letters
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Genre
romance
Characters
Lorna Cantry; Jackie Cantry; Mr. Denton; Agnes Denton; Dirk Fenly; Dixie Cantry; Bill Doran; Stephen Hybro
Synopsis
Lorna's first husband is killed in the war and she searches for love again.
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The Experimental Kiss (Table of Contents: 26)

comic story / 8 pages (report information)

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

Genre
romance
Characters
Professor Lark; Sandford "Sandy" Horn; Marsha Tilbey
Synopsis
Professor Lark says the odds of a couple getting married increase each time they kiss, and asks students Sandy and Marsha to demonstrate. They kiss enough times that they fall in love, thus validating his theory. “Kiss me skidillion times!” Marsha says.
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Indexer Notes

Indexation of original printing suggests John Belfi as the artist.

Fast Girl (Table of Contents: 27)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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Genre
romance
Characters
Beth; Chuck; Nona Foster; Mike; Frank
Synopsis
Beth learns that fast girls attract the wrong kinds of boys.
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They Called Me a Tramp (Table of Contents: 28)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Marty Elkin (signed)
Inks
Marty Elkin (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
romance
Characters
Jim Paine; Louise Farrell; Fenton Bliss
Synopsis
Hoping to help her boyfriend get a better job, Louise is seen around town with various influential men and soon gets a bad reputation.
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Empty-Headed Beauty! (Table of Contents: 29)

comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Mort Leav (signed)
Inks
Mort Leav (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
romance
Characters
Diana Welles; Noel Hartley; George Bedford; Tom Johnson; Robert Hunt; Mr. Welles; Martha
Synopsis
Beautiful Diana works at her father's Grand Mesa tourist motel. Handyman Tom tries to molest her and she's rescued by writer Noel. Diana likes Noel but realises she’s not cultured or educated enough for him and his friends; Noel tells her physical attraction isn’t enough. After fending off lecherous guest George, Elaine decides to go to the city and study. “I can’t go through life just being a good-looking nitwit!” She improves her mind and “now that you’ve changed,” Noel says she’s good enough to marry him.
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It's Like Love Pussycat (Table of Contents: 30)

comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
Joe Gill ?
Pencils
?
Inks
Vince Colletta
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Job Number
A-5392
Genre
romance
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Kissproof Katie (Table of Contents: 31)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
John Forte (signed)
Inks
John Forte (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
Ed Hamilton

Genre
romance
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Motel! (Table of Contents: 32)

comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
Joe Gill ?
Pencils
Joe Sinnott
Inks
Vince Colletta
Colors
?
Letters
Jon D'Agostino

Job Number
6407
Genre
romance
Characters
Sarah; Frank; Eileen; Dan; Jerry
Synopsis
Eileen and Dan go to the prom together. Afterwards, they visit a diner with some friends. A storm blows up, and Dan’s car won’t start. The two teens take shelter in a nearby motel, but the phone lines are down. Eileen has a room to herself, and the owner gives Dan a place to sleep. The next day, they go home and are confronted by their parents. When they learn the truth, the parents say “of course we believe you” and “Dan acted mighty sensibly!”
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How Can You Forgive Me? (Table of Contents: 33)

comic story / 7 pages (report information)

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?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
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Letters
?

Genre
romance
Characters
Elsa Brown; Clint Carroll; Mother Murphy
Synopsis
Elsa becomes pen pals with Clint, but when she unexpectedly goes to see him, she discovers he’s the ugly wrestler they call “The Monster.” She hysterically rejects him. Later, she decides to write and apologise, but is interrupted by the arrival of Clint—who is now handsome. He suffered from a glandular disease and was wrestling to earn money for an operation. Elsa shows him the letter she had written begging for his forgiveness. They reconcile.
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Indexer Notes

This story features "Mildred Norton" (a drawing modelled on actress Joan Crawford), usually used in "advice columns" and comic stories. In this story, she appears in one panel as the narrator and identifies herself only as Elsa's sister.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 34)

illustration / 1 page (report information)

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First Line of Dialogue or Text
Clint! I... I... oh, no!
Genre
romance
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Indexer Notes

Enlarged frame from page 3.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 35)

illustration / 1 page (report information)

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?
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Letters
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First Line of Dialogue or Text
And you laughed at me!
Genre
romance
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Indexer Notes

Enlarged frame from page 6.

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

illustration / 2 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Lin Streeter
Inks
Lin Streeter
Colors
?
Letters
Ed Hamilton

First Line of Dialogue or Text
I attract them --- all of them!
Genre
romance
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Indexer Notes

Enlarged detail from splash illustration. On endpapers.

The comic book industry's most obscure and outrageous stories! (Table of Contents: 37) (Expand) /

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