(May 1953)

Youthful, 1952 Series
Volume
1
Price
0.10 USD
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
bi-monthly
On-sale date
1953
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Youthful Magazines, Inc.
Editing
?
Color
Color
Dimensions
Standard Golden Age U.S
Paper Stock
Newsprint
Binding
Saddle-Stitched
Publishing Format
Was Ongoing Series

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Joseph Szokoli
Inks
Joseph Szokoli
Colors
?
Letters
?

Alan Dale "Mr. Crooner" (Table of Contents: 1)

comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Doug Wildey
Inks
Doug Wildey
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
romance
Characters
Alan Dale; Terry Ramsey; Mr. Tremaine; Mrs. Tremaine; Larry Kincaid; Mr. Kincaid
Synopsis
Schuyler U students Terry and Larry are in love. She fears Larry's high-society parents would reject her if they knew her parents were "The Tremaines," professional dancers. Singer Alan Dale decides to help out: he invites the Tremaines to perform on his show at Schuyler and tricks Terry into dancing with them. Larry and his father have no issues with Terry's show business connections and Larry marries Terry.

Indexer Notes

The top of the first page lists the title as "Alan Dale 'Mr. Crooner'" but the caption (narrated by Alan Dale) suggests the story title is "Her Secret."

Alan Dale was a real-life singer.

Story re-used for "Frank Sinatra Tells The Story...Her Secret" in Lovers' Lane (Lev Gleason, 1949 series) 39 (March 1954), replacing Alan Dale with Frank Sinatra.

Jungle Love (Table of Contents: 2)

comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Stephen Kirkel
Inks
Stephen Kirkel
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
jungle; romance
Characters
Barbara Merrick; Jim Anthony
Synopsis
Jim is the substitute guide for wealthy hunter Barbara's African safari. She is spoiled and headstrong but after Jim rescues her from a charging lion, they decide they are in love.

The Mario Lanza Story (Table of Contents: 3)

text article / 2 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
? (photograph)
Inks
? (photograph)
Letters
typeset

Love Will Find a Way (Table of Contents: 4)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre
humor; romance
Characters
Tracy Evans; Greg Lawrence
Synopsis
Greg dates Tracy but her clumsiness and bad luck results in a number of painful and embarrassing accidents for him. He breaks up with her and goes to stay on his uncle's farm, only to discover Tracy is staying on the next farm. Giving in to fate, Greg says they may as well get married

Shadow of the Past (Table of Contents: 5)

comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
George Harrison ?
Inks
George Harrison ?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
romance
Characters
Roy; Elaine; Lou Fain
Synopsis
Shortly before their wedding, Roy discovers his fiancee Elaine was formerly the girlfriend of mobster Lou. Elaine broke up with Lou when she witnessed his brutal activities, but he refused to let her go and she was with him when he was shot to death. She moves to a small town and falls in love with Roy. Now she plans to leave but Roy apologises and asks her to stay.

Indexer Notes

JVJ index card attached to online scanned version lists "Harrison" for art. George Harrison seems to be the likely candidate, based on his career credits in Bails.

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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
  2. 1. Alan Dale "Mr. Crooner"
  3. 2. Jungle Love
  4. 3. The Mario Lanza Story
  5. 4. Love Will Find a Way
  6. 5. Shadow of the Past
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