Best Love #35
(January 1950)

Marvel, 1949 Series
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Volume
1
Price
0.10 USD
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
quarterly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Manvis Publications, Inc.
Brand
A Lovers Magazine
Editing
Stan Lee
Color
Color
Dimensions
Standard Golden Age U. S.
Paper Stock
Glossy cover; Newsprint interior
Binding
Saddle-stitched
Publishing Format
Was Ongoing Series

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)


Job Number
?
Genre
romance
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Photo Cover

I Learned What it Meant to Be Jilted! (Table of Contents: 1)

comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
Natalie Krigstein
Pencils
Bill Everett
Inks
Bill Everett
Colors
?
Letters
Bill Everett

Job Number
6490
Genre
romance
Characters
Claire Hall; Lon; Mark Grant; Billie Day; Jane; Johnny; Mr. Fleming
Synopsis
Claire gets jilted by fiancé Lon and swears to never fall in love again. She gets a new job as secretary to Mark Grant, publisher of "Bi-Focal" glamour magazine. She tries to hide her feelings for Mark as he falls for fashion model Billie Day. One day in the dark room Mark kisses Claire by mistake and she realizes she is madly in love with Mark. Billie leaves Mark for a film career with Mr. Fleming. Mark tries to get over Billie and starts dating Claire. Lon appears and wants Claire. She refuses. Billie comes back and wants Mark. He refuses. Mark and Claire end up with each other.

Indexer Notes

Writer information from AtlasTales.com and confirmed per biblio info published in Robin Snyder's The Comics, Vol 27, No. 5, May 2016.

Am I in Love? (Table of Contents: 2)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre
romance
Characters
j___L____; Dick
Synopsis
Written in form of writing a letter to Best Love. J.L(name not revealed) writes that she met Dick when he rescued her when she had a cramp while swimming. They began to date and Dick said he loved her. He wanted to know if she loved him, but she said she didn't know. She wanted him to write her and she will think about it. He keeps writing and has now proposed. Does she really love him or is it just an infatuation? Was it just a summer romance? Well readers what do you think? Send in your opinion to Best Love.

With Tears in My Heart! (Table of Contents: 3)

comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Mike Sekowsky
Inks
Vince Alascia; Christopher Rule
Colors
?
Letters
?

Job Number
6138
Genre
romance
Characters
Eve Flint; Burt Farrell; Alderman Flint; Dr. Evans; Mr. Crane; Jarvis (the Butler); Helen (the Maid)
Synopsis
Eve is expecting Burt to propose at dinner, which he does. She accepts. Her father asks Burt to support his bill he is proposing for a highway on the South Side of town. Burt tells him no, that he will not support it due to Mr. Flint owning the land on the south side and he will be the only one to profit. Mr. Flint tells Burt he does not own land there. Burt tells him he knows he does. This leads to Mr. Flint having a heart attack. Burt attacks Flint's plan in his newspaper and his bill is defeated. He has another heart attack and Eve blames Burt. Burt was right and they reunite.

Indexer Notes

Christopher Rule appears to take over the inking on the final two pages.

Case File on Love (Table of Contents: 4)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
B. C. (signed)
Inks
B. C. (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Job Number
6562
Genre
romance
Characters
Odelys (Ody) Bergstrom; Mary Huber; Hal; Timmy Regan; Theodore Stockdale (Ted Regan)
Synopsis
Social worker Ody Bergstrom wants the Timmy Regan case and gets it over her fiancé Hal. She goes to the house and introduces herself to Timmy and his older brother Ted. She tells Ted that he needs to clean up the house and be more supportive of Timmy. She also wants Timmy to come to the dance tonight. Ted says he will clean up the house and get Timmy there if she will dance with him. Ody says no deals but she will see him at the dance. Ted arrives and cuts in on Hal and dances with Ody. They fall in love but Ted is really socialite Theodore Stockdale. All ends well.

Indexer Notes

Two small illustrations are both initialed "B.C.".

Can a Girl Love Her Sworn Enemy? (Table of Contents: 5)

comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Pete Tumlinson
Inks
Pete Tumlinson ?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Job Number
6483
Genre
romance
Characters
Vanya Tauhof; Captain Kurt Helgar; Nazi Commandant: Mr. Toser; Pegley (Code name for undercover operative); Peter, Doctor
Synopsis
Vanya is an operative for the Polish underground helping smuggle children to the Allies. She is working at Nazi headquarters as secretary for her new boss Captain Kurt Helgar and supplies information to the underground. The last movement of children is to take place but one is sick so they have to call a doctor who must report it. They have to move quickly and take all the children. The Nazis are after them in a boat but another boat approaches and rams the Nazis. It is Pegley. They bring him on board and discover that it is Kurt. Vanya and Kurt go to America and live happily ever after
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Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
  2. 1. I Learned What it Meant to Be Jilted!
  3. 2. Am I in Love?
  4. 3. With Tears in My Heart!
  5. 4. Case File on Love
  6. 5. Can a Girl Love Her Sworn Enemy?
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