(September-October 1963)

DC, 1963 Series
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Price
0.12 USD
Pages
36
Indicia frequency
bi-monthly
On-sale date
1963-07-18
Publisher's Age Guidelines
Approved by the Comics Code Authority
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Arleigh Publishing Corporation
Brand
Superman DC National Comics
Editing
Larry Nadle [as L. M. Nadle]
Color
color
Dimensions
standard Silver Age, then Modern Age US
Paper Stock
glossy cover; newsprint interior
Binding
saddle-stitched (squarebound #69, 107-114)
Publishing Format
was ongoing series

Issue Notes

First DC issue. First appearance of The Private Diary of Mary Robin, R.N. feature.

On-sale date from copyright registration.


No Cure for Love! (Table of Contents)

The Private Diary of Mary Robin, R.N. / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
John Romita
Inks
John Romita
Colors
?
Letters
Ira Schnapp

Genre
romance
Characters
Mary Robin; Dr. Ames
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Cover art is taken from the splash page of the first story in this issue.

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

The Marlboro House / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

No Cure for Love! (Table of Contents: 2)

The Private Diary of Mary Robin, R.N. / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script
Robert Kanigher
Pencils
John Romita
Inks
John Romita
Colors
?
Letters
Ira Schnapp

Genre
romance
Characters
Mary Robin; Dr. Will Ames; Vera; Dr. Alex; Miss Van Ackland
Synopsis
Mary Robin has just become a Registered Nurse, and is working at County General Hospital. When she and Dr. Ames commiserate over a patient who died during surgery, she misunderstands his attention to her, but finally realizes that he doesn't love her.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Writer and artist credit from Nadle's record book.

Sun Fabrics (Table of Contents: 3)

Romance in Fashion / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Tony Abruzzo
Inks
Tony Abruzzo
Colors
?
Letters
?

Synopsis
fashion page

Indexer Notes

Fashions submitted by Paulette Chin Sue; M. Catapano; Margie Essary

You've Always Been Mine! (Table of Contents: 4)

comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Werner Roth
Inks
Mike Peppe
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
romance
Synopsis
When Eileen returns home to her Texas ranch after three years in Europe, she tries to attract the attention of her late father's hired hand but he seems uninterested.
Reprints

Sun 'n' Fun (Table of Contents: 5)

Romance in Fashion / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Tony Abruzzo
Inks
Tony Abruzzo
Colors
?
Letters
?

Synopsis
fashion page

Indexer Notes

Fashions submitted by Connie Wilson; Diana Llewellyn; Ethel Taniqucky; Marilyn Leibovitch; Patricia Henderson

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

As Jane Ford Sees It... / letters page / 2 pages (report information)

Script
? [as Jane Ford]
Pencils
John Romita (logo illustration)
Inks
John Romita (logo illustration)
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
I have been going steady with a boy for almost a year...

Indexer Notes

Advice Column

The Eve of His Wedding (Table of Contents: 7)

comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
Jack Miller ?
Pencils
Mike Sekowsky
Inks
Bernard Sachs
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
romance
Synopsis
Bridesmaid Martha resents bride Lola for marrying Martha's former boyfriend Kirk. Fortunately, a near-fatal car crash the night before the wedding shows Lola's true colors and Martha's undying devotion to Kirk.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Previous indexer credits Sachs as the story artist, but a group of art spotters on the GCD in April 2012 noted Sekowsky pencils.

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

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

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

National Youth Sales Club / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. No Cure for Love!
    The Private Diary of Mary Robin, R.N.
  2. 1. [no title indexed]
    The Marlboro House
  3. 2. No Cure for Love!
    The Private Diary of Mary Robin, R.N.
  4. 3. Sun Fabrics
    Romance in Fashion
  5. 4. You've Always Been Mine!
  6. 5. Sun 'n' Fun
    Romance in Fashion
  7. 6. ["I have been going steady with a boy for almost a year..."]
    As Jane Ford Sees It...
  8. 7. The Eve of His Wedding
  9. 8. ["Hi! I've been asked to tell you that now is your big chance..."]
  10. 9. [no title indexed]
    National Youth Sales Club
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Nick Caputo
  • Mike Nielsen
  • Merlin Haas
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Dwayne Best
  • Steve Belknap
  • Edgar Loftin
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Bob Cherry