(February 1949)

Fawcett, 1948 Series
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Volume
12
Price
0.10 USD
Pages
52
Indicia Frequency
Monthly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Fawcett Publications, Inc.
Editing
Ralph Daigh (Editorial Director); Al Allard (Art Director)
Color
Full Color
Dimensions
Standard Golden Age U.S.
Paper Stock
Glossy Cover; Newsprint Interior
Binding
Saddle-stitched
Publishing Format
Was Ongoing

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Sweethearts / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
? (photo)
Inks
? (photo)
Colors
? (photo)
Letters
Typeset

Genre
romance
Synopsis
Full-page, front cover photo depicts a young couple standing at an open door in the moonlight. The issue's four stories are listed on the lower portion of the page.

[Horoscope] (Table of Contents: 1)

Star Mates / text article / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Letters
?

Genre
non-fiction
Synopsis
Full-page, inside front cover, 7-panel comic book page format horoscope for Aquarius.
Keywords
horoscope

[Table of Contents] (Table of Contents: 2)

foreword, introduction, preface, afterword / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
Typeset
Editing
Will Lieberson (Executive Editor); Roy Ald (Editor)

Genre
romance
Synopsis
List of the four titles in the issue plus the series two features, "Star Mates" and "Dream-Beau of the Month".

Scared -- of Love (Table of Contents: 3)

comic story / 15 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
romance
Characters
Ann Curtis; Mark Reed; Aunt Ellen
Synopsis
Ann is prim and proper. Ann meets Mark, a spontaneous, fun-loving young man, and they begin dating. Ann falls in love but considers Mark's pleasure in simple things such as running to the top of a hill or playing games at a birthday party childish and undignified. In spite of their differences, they decide to marry. Before the wedding Mark drops Ann, citing her joyless stiffness and unyielding correctness in everything. Time passes and Ann quietly acknowledges her mistakes and relaxes a bit. She meets Mark again, and, when Mark discovers she has softened, the two renew their relationship.
Reprints

Wanted: The Perfect Man (Table of Contents: 4)

comic story / 11 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
romance
Characters
Marge; Edna and Kay (Marge's roommates); Gene Towns
Synopsis
Marge wants absolute perfection in the men she dates and drops one after another when they fall short of her standards. She is attracted to Gene Towns and they date, but Marge criticizes his hairstyle, his clothes, and the way he holds her when he kisses her. He takes offense at her incessant critiques, and drops her. One day, he reappears at her door, having made the changes in his style and life she wanted. Although he is now everything she wanted in a man, Marge realizes that what she loved was the old Gene with all his little imperfections rather than the new, perfect Gene. Later, he admits he pulled the make-over stunt to teach her a lesson. He resumes his old self, and Marge is delighted.

Indexer Notes

Saltarella feels the artwork resembles Graham Ingels' pencils, but since Ingles is not listed in the Who's Who as having worked at Fawcett, this is unlikely.

Love's Sacrifice (Table of Contents: 5)

The Happiness and Heatbreak of Vicki Carr / text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
John Messmann
Letters
Typeset

Genre
romance
Characters
Vicki Carr
Synopsis
The third chapter in an ongoing tale about nurse Vicki Carr.
Reprints

Betrayed by My Temper (Table of Contents: 6)

comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
romance
Characters
Ginger; Bill Monroe; Evey Monroe (Bill's aunt)
Synopsis
Ginger is a redhead with a terrible temper. She dates Bill but their times together are spoiled by her rages. On one occasion, her temper flares and she crashes Bill's vehicle into a tree. It's the last straw for Bill and he drops her. Ginger feels great guilt and wants to make amends by paying for his vehicle. She gets a job in a tea room and is forced to control her temper on the job or suffer termination. Bill enters one day and observes her great control in a trying situation. He admires the change in Ginger and the two renew their relationship.
Reprints

I Led Him On (Table of Contents: 7)

comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Marc Swayze ?
Inks
Marc Swayze ?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
romance
Characters
Betty Kress; Tom; Kurt Wilson; Betty's father
Synopsis
Betty and Tom live in Ridgeway. Kurt, an associate in her father's business, is new in town and asks Betty out. She accepts his invitations and his small gifts. Her father criticizes her but she dismisses him as an old fuddy-duddy. Betty decides to end her relationship with Kurt because she believes Tom is about to propose. Kurt is hurt and angry, and, when Tom learns of what was occurring behind his back, he drops Betty. Betty feels guilty and ashamed, and she is inconsolable. Time passes and Tom forgives Betty and she accepts his proposal. Kurt is promoted and transferred.

Indexer Notes

Art identification by Saltarella.

Guy Madison (Table of Contents: 8)

Dream-Beau of the Month / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Letters
?

Genre
non-fiction; biography
Synopsis
Full-page, inside back cover, 8-panel comic book page format biography of actor Guy Madison.

Guy Madison (Table of Contents: 9)

Dream-Beau of the Month / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Letters
Typeset

Genre
non-fiction; biography
Synopsis
Full-page, back cover photo of actor Guy Madison.
Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Sweethearts
  2. 1. [Horoscope]
    Star Mates
  3. 2. [Table of Contents]
  4. 3. Scared -- of Love
  5. 4. Wanted: The Perfect Man
  6. 5. Love's Sacrifice
    The Happiness and Heatbreak of Vicki Carr
  7. 6. Betrayed by My Temper
  8. 7. I Led Him On
  9. 8. Guy Madison
    Dream-Beau of the Month
  10. 9. Guy Madison
    Dream-Beau of the Month
This issue was most recently modified by:
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  • Jim Van Dore
  • Michael Hoskin
  • Kathryn Wright
  • Peter Croome
  • Jim Stangas
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  • Peter Croome