(March 1952)

Toby, 1951 Series
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Volume
1
Price
0.10 USD
Pages
36
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Toby Press, Inc.
Editing
Mel Lazarus (Art Director)
Color
color
Dimensions
standard Silver Age US
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)

Colors
?
Letters
Typeset

Genre
romance

Indexer Notes

Photo-Cover. The cover lists the actors portrayed as Robert Clarke and Mala Powers from RKO Pictures. The photo is probably from Outrage (1950) in which both actors appeared.

I Found Love in a Taxi! (Table of Contents: 1)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
romance
Characters
Eddy; Alice; Mason J. Wentworth
Synopsis
Eddy, taxi driver, makes a point of picking up Alice at the same time, the same place every Friday. Alice falls for Eddy until she realizes he will never be rich. Instead, she goes out with her boss, Mr. Wentworth. One night on their way home, Mr. Wentworth is too forward and Alice is rescued by the taxi driver, who is no other than Eddy!
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Too Fat for Love! (Table of Contents: 2)

Dr. Anthony King, Hollywood Psychiatrist / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Myron Fass (signed)
Inks
Myron Fass (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
romance
Characters
Dorothy Drake; Dr. Anthony King; Richard Powers; Cynthia Ranson; Mr. Drake; Mrs. Drake
Synopsis
Dorothy is a popular film star specialising in comedy roles because she’s overweight. She believes director Richard dated her out of pity. Dr. King thinks her “deep need for affection” and “fear of rejection” are the “cause of her excessive over-eating”--she’s the product of a broken home and her divorced parents each spoiled her. Dr. King puts Dorothy on a diet and exercise regimen. Now thin, she begins a new career in glamour roles and learns Richard really loves her. “I’m quite sure that the solving of your emotional problems will enable you to lead a happy, normal life!” Dr. King says.
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"Mind your P.Q.!" Personality Quiz (Table of Contents: 3)

activity / 0.66 page (report information)

Script
Joan Kapp (byline)
Letters
Typeset

Genre
non-fiction

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

public service announcement / 0.33 page (report information)

Script
?
Letters
Typeset

Genre
non-fiction
Keywords
Glenn Ford

Indexer Notes

This features a message from Glenn Ford with his picture about giving support to the Community Chest.

Powerhouse of Deceit! (Table of Contents: 5)

comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Myron Fass
Inks
Myron Fass
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
romance; sports
Characters
Roy; Midge; Mr. Harris; Mug Howard; Warner
Synopsis
Reporter Midge is attracted to boxer Mug, although fellow reporter Roy warns her that he’s a crooked fighter. She helps build Mug up for a big fight: he throws the fight and admits to Midge “You were conned! We used you!” Roy and Midge reconcile.
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Indexer Notes

Art identification from Gary Watson, April 2009.

Mug's manager is referred to as both "Walter" and "Warner."

Paging John Wayne (Table of Contents: 6)

text article / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Frank Frazetta (illustration)
Inks
Frank Frazetta (illustration)
Letters
Typeset

Reprints
Keywords
celebrity

Indexer Notes

This is a Q&A section with John Wayne. Art credits from Gary Watson, April 2009.

I Just Love Acting! (Table of Contents: 7)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Jack Sparling
Inks
Jack Sparling
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor
Characters
Peggy Dean; Pat; Mike
Synopsis
Aspiring actresses Pat and Peggy are hired to stage a fight on the street in front of a bank. When the bank is robbed, they're arrested as accomplices. Confronted by the crooks, Peggy and Pat assault the men and force them to confess. However, the two women then learn that this was all a trick by the filmmakers to shoot another scene.
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Indexer Notes

Art credits from Gary Watson, April 2009.

Good Health for Teen Agers (Table of Contents: 8)

text article / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Terry Moore (byline)
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
Typeset

Genre
non-fiction

Indexer Notes

This provides tips for Good Health for Teen Agers such as # 3) Two hours for chores and jobs at home.

Editing
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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
  2. 1. I Found Love in a Taxi!
  3. 2. Too Fat for Love!
    Dr. Anthony King, Hollywood Psychiatrist
  4. 3. "Mind your P.Q.!" Personality Quiz
  5. 4. [no title indexed]
  6. 5. Powerhouse of Deceit!
  7. 6. Paging John Wayne
  8. 7. I Just Love Acting!
  9. 8. Good Health for Teen Agers
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