(December 1952)

Toby, 1951 Series
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Price
0.10 USD
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
bi-monthly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Toby Press, Inc.
Brand
Toby Press
Editing
?
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)

Pencils
Ben Brown (signed)
Inks
David Gantz (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
romance
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Goodbye to Love (Table of Contents: 1)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Ben Brown ?
Inks
David Gantz ?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
romance
Characters
Laura Adams; Dick Hastings; Mrs. Fox; Hillary Hale; Oliver Jarrel
Synopsis
Glamourous Hillary returns to her hometown and steals Oliver from her former best friend Laura. Laura and fellow teacher Dick, who loved Hillary, decide to elope. When they’re caught together by Dick’s landlady, a scandal ensues. Dick hides the fact that he and Laura are married, and offers to resign his teaching job. Laura clears their names by revealing that they are man and wife, and discovers she really loves Dick.
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Indexer Notes

"Laura" is spelled "Laural" in the splash panel.

I'll Wait for You (Table of Contents: 2)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Ben Brown (signed)
Inks
David Gantz (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
romance
Characters
Eloise Franklin; Bill Kent; Mr. Franklin
Synopsis
Eloise falls in love with Bill, a young Marine about to be sent back to the Korean War. He asks her to wait for him, but she says “I don’t want to have to grow up so fast!” However, she eventually realises that the war affects everyone and “I guess we all have to grow up, whether we want to or not.” She tracks down Bill before he leaves and promises to wait for him.
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Keywords
Korean War

Tell it to Sweeney! (Table of Contents: 3)

letters page / 2 pages (report information)

Letters
typeset

Synopsis
"Miss Sweeney" gives relationship advice to readers.

Man Crazy (Table of Contents: 4)

comic story / 8 pages (report information)

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

Genre
romance
Characters
Dr. Anthony King; Ruth Carter; George; Tim Marlow; Jeff Darwin
Synopsis
Ruth is a “one-date girl” because she’s too anxious to find a man to love and marry. “You scare men away by being too anxious and forward with them,” Dr. King advises. Although she says “It’s the dumbest thing I’ve ever heard,” Ruth agrees to follow his advice with Jeff, alternately acting like an “iceberg” and friendly towards him. Jeff says he’s leaving for Australia. Dr. King: “I don’t understand how this could happen.” Ruth “You’ve ruined my life!” However, Jeff proposes marriage at the last minute and he and Ruth will live happily ever after, in Australia.
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Indexer Notes

There is no logo on the splash panel identifying this as a "Dr. Anthony King, Psychiatrist" (or "Dr. Anthony King, Hollywood Psychiatrist" feature), but the main character is specifically identified as psychiatrist Dr. King.

[Can you spare a handout for a hungry man?] (Table of Contents: 5)

Fat Stuff the Happy Hobo / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Art Helfant ?
Pencils
Art Helfant (signed)
Inks
Art Helfant (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor

Cooking... with Love (Table of Contents: 6)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Gertrude Jameson
Letters
typeset

Genre
romance
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Momism or Me (Table of Contents: 7)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Leon Winik (signed) [as Win]
Inks
Leon Winik (signed) [as Win]
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
romance
Characters
Clem Carter; Vicky Young; Mrs. Carter
Synopsis
Vicky, who “spent most of her life in the tenement section of an overcrowded, dusty city,” moves to the countryside to be a “domestic” on a farm. She and neighbouring farmer Clem fall in love, but he’s “helplessly trapped in [the] clutches” of his “neurotic” mother who claims to be ill. When their house catches fire, Clem risks his life to save his mother and she changes her mind, giving her blessing to Clem and Vicky’s romance.
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Indexer Notes

"Momism" was "A critical label introduced by essayist Philip Wylie in his 1942 collection A Generation of Vipers, referring to a perceived American cult of motherhood." [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Momism]

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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
  2. 1. Goodbye to Love
  3. 2. I'll Wait for You
  4. 3. Tell it to Sweeney!
  5. 4. Man Crazy
  6. 5. [Can you spare a handout for a hungry man?]
    Fat Stuff the Happy Hobo
  7. 6. Cooking... with Love
  8. 7. Momism or Me
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • David Wilt
  • Tillmann Courth
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
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  • Michaël Dewally
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