(October 1953)

Marvel, 1952 Series
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Volume
1
Price
0.10 USD
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
monthly
Publisher's Age Guidelines
Authorized A. C. M. P. Conforms to the Comics Code
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Zenith Publishing Corp.
Brand
Atlas [black & white]
Editing
Stan Lee

The Truth About Thelma Johnson (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Al Hartley ?
Inks
Al Hartley
Colors
Stan Goldberg

Genre
romance

Indexer Notes

Colors: Goldberg credited by himself.

Away From It All (Table of Contents: 1)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Jay Scott Pike (signed)
Inks
Jay Scott Pike ?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Job Number
C-666
Genre
romance
Characters
Mary Chalik; Frank Mesta; Art Forbes; Mary's Father; Mary's Mother
Synopsis
Mary is a coal miner's daughter and wants to get away from everything coal. She dates Frank, a coal miner taking accounting courses. One day, sophisticated Art Forbes comes to town on business. He falls in love with Mary, and proposes. Mary realizes he can provide her with a ticket out of coal-town, but, when Frank becomes trapped in a mine accident, Mary waits anxiously outside the mine entrance until he is rescued. She realizes then that Frank is the man she loves.

The Sergeant and The Lady (Table of Contents: 2)

comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Alice Kirkpatrick
Inks
Alice Kirkpatrick
Colors
?
Letters
?

Job Number
C-891
Genre
romance
Characters
Debbie Sims; Tom Kolling; Charles Trent; Tom's Mother; Lois (nurse)
Synopsis
Defense plant worker Debbie dates foreman Charles after her sweetheart Tom leaves for military duty in Korea. Charles falls in love with Debbie and proposes. Tom is alerted to the situation by a tattle-tale neighbor and returns to town. He is re-united with Debbie but his embrace leaves her cold and she realizes she no longer loves him. Tom senses the change in Debbie and generously allows Debbie to end the relationship. Debbie marries Charles.

Two Loves Have I (Table of Contents: 3)

text story / 1.67 pages (report information)

Script
?
Letters
typeset

Job Number
D-208
Genre
romance
Characters
Meg; Lane Allen; Nick Richards
Synopsis
Meg loves both a handsome, solid, young lawyer and a wild, impulsive, young author living in an old mill. She opts for the author.

Who Is Hannah? (Table of Contents: 4)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Sheldon Moldoff; Mike Sekowsky (see notes)
Inks
Sheldon Moldoff; Christopher Rule (see notes)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Job Number
C-668
Genre
romance
Characters
Janet Carlton; Ted
Synopsis
Janet is so sure of Ted's undying love she casually flirts with other men. One day at Ted's home, she finds and surreptitiously reads a passionate letter from Ted to a mysterious woman named 'Hannah' and grows jealous. She is miserable when he stops calling and finally confronts him. He tells her 'Hannah' was a fiction devised to teach her a lesson about love and loyalty. She admits having learned a hard lesson and begs his forgiveness.

Indexer Notes

This appears to be a Moldoff story that was given to Sekowsky to "save" by redrawing the lead male character in several panels and the main female's face in many others. Chris Rule inked all of Sekowsky's "corrections". A bizarre combination of styles, often in the same panel.

The Truth About Thelma Johnson (Table of Contents: 5)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
John Tartaglione ?
Inks
John Tartaglione
Colors
?
Letters
?

Job Number
C-623
Genre
romance
Characters
Thelma Johnson; May Johnson; Dr. Allan; Johnny; Ginny
Synopsis
Plain-Jane Thelma Johnson is a tireless drudge to her sister May, a flirtatious young woman with truckloads of boyfriends. One day, Thelma meets a Dr. Allan and is stunned when he falls in love with her. She returns his love. May doesn't want to lose her slave to marriage and tries to wreck her sister's relationship by making an aggressive play for the doctor. Thelma grows anxious but secures the doctor's love by giving herself a glamorous makeover. She realizes May has exploited her sisterly affection for years and brushes her off.
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Table of Contents
  1. 0. The Truth About Thelma Johnson
  2. 1. Away From It All
  3. 2. The Sergeant and The Lady
  4. 3. Two Loves Have I
  5. 4. Who Is Hannah?
  6. 5. The Truth About Thelma Johnson
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