(April 1950)

Fawcett, 1948 Series
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Volume
15
Price
0.10 USD
Pages
52
Indicia Frequency
monthly
On-sale date
1950
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Fawcett Publications, Inc.
Editing
Will Lieberson (executive editor); Roy Ald (editor); Al Jetter (art editor); Helen Houghton (associate editor)
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)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
? (photograph)
Inks
? (photograph)
Colors
? (photograph)

Genre
romance

Indexer Notes

Editor confirmed by Ald in interview found in Alter Ego #106 (December, 2011). Splash page of 1st story reprinted, listing Ald as editor, Will Lieberson as Executive Editor, Al Jetter as Art Editor and Helen Houghton as Associate Editor.

["Draw Me!" Contest] (Table of Contents: 1)

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Script
? (ad copy)
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Letters
typeset

Synopsis
Full-page, inside front cover ad for a drawing contest from Art Instruction, Inc. of Minneapolis, Minnesota.

Tears in the Night (Table of Contents: 2)

comic story / 14 pages (report information)

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

Genre
romance
Characters
Janie Morgan; Dane Baxter; Floyd Talbot; Mr. Talbot; Mr. Carsone
Synopsis
Floyd gives Janie a job at his father's firm because he wants to date her. Janie is quickly promoted. She dates Floyd only to keep her job. The elder Talbot dies and Janie becomes very possessive of the firm. She hires and falls in love with a handsome drifter named Dane Baxter. Floyd presses her to quit and marry him but she becomes a partner in the firm by effecting a merger with another trucking company and can now do what she wants. She declares her love for Dane and tells Floyd she doesn't love him. Dane walks out on her. Janie rebuilds the business then leaves it to search for Dane.

Indexer Notes

Art credit per Swayze in Alter Ego #106 (December, 2011).

The Kiss (Table of Contents: 3)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Sara Teasale
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
romance
Synopsis
Full-page, four-panel illustrated love poem.

Uncompromising Heart (Table of Contents: 4)

comic story / 9 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
romance
Characters
Rose Stander; Tom Brady; Steve Brady; Professor Dodd; Publisher
Synopsis
The Brady brothers are in the trucking business together but Tom insists Steve take time off to finish writing his book. Tom meets Rose. The two fall in love but Tom won't marry her until Steve's book is finished. Rose resents Steve and wrongly accuses him of theft. Tom is so angry he refuses to see her again. Rose won't let go of the relationship and to prove Steve's an untalented parasite, she takes his manuscript to Professor Dodd, hoping he'll condemn it. Dodd however thinks the book a masterpiece. Meanwhile, the trucking business has met financial ruin. Overcome with guilt and remorse, Rose makes personal financial sacrifices to send anonymous monthly checks to Steve for his support until the book is finally published. She later meets Tom who has learned of her generosity through Steve's publisher. The story ends with a hint that their relationship will be renewed.

Romance Oddities (Table of Contents: 5)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
romance
Synopsis
Illustrated article describing bizarre romance customs.

My Betrayal (Table of Contents: 6)

comic story / 11 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
romance
Characters
Fran Rogers; Ted Hart; Detective Ryan; Don Bradley
Synopsis
Ted and Fran are steadies but fight often. Ted thinks it best to end the relationship. Fran is bitter and plots to humiliate him as he has humiliated her. When a store is robbed and the owner killed, Ted is suspected but he has an alibi. Fran knows he is innocent but spitefully refuses to support his alibi. Ted's lawyer Don contacts Fran about his client's case. The two fall in love. Don is found guilty of the crime and sentenced to death. Moments before the execution, Fran confesses to Don she knowns Ted is innocent. Ted is freed however when the real killer confesses. Don walks out on Fran in disgust with her last minute admission. Ted is ruined financially and Fran remorsefully tries to repair his fortunes behind the scenes. Don is impressed with her efforts and the two renew their love.

Goodbye to Love (Table of Contents: 7)

The Happiness and Heartbreak of Vicki Carter / text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Audrey Dunn (credited)
Pencils
? (header illustration)
Inks
? (header illustration)
Colors
? (header illustration)
Letters
typeset

Genre
romance
Characters
Vicki Carter; Al Cameron; Head Nurse
Synopsis
Vicki's sweetheart Al has little ambition, little skill managing adversity, and little ability to keep a job. Vicki realizes he falls back on her for mothering when the going gets rough. She decides the best thing she can do for both of them is to end the relationship.

Forgotten Vow (Table of Contents: 8)

comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
romance
Characters
Sandra Bruce; Dr. Robert Carlton (visiting doctor); Carol Mercer (waitress); Terry Scott (child)
Synopsis
Sandra is a public nurse completely in control of tiny, 2-bed Midvale Hospital. Her vanity and arrogance wreak havoc with her judgement, however. Instead of turning serious cases over to Dr. Carlton of the County Health Department, she plays the physician and, in one instance, a child almost dies because of her recklessness. The citizens of Midvale want to close the hospital as a menace to the community. Sandra is fired but, before leaving, urges the people of Midvale to keep the hospital open and to find a replacement for her.

[Comic Books Promo] (Table of Contents: 9)

promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

Script
? (ad copy)
Pencils
? (photograph)
Inks
? (photograph)
Colors
? (photograph)
Letters
typeset

Synopsis
Full-page, inside back cover promo for Fawcett romance comic books.

["True Confessions" Promo] (Table of Contents: 10)

promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

Script
? (ad copy)
Pencils
? (photograph)
Inks
? (photograph)
Colors
? (photograph)
Letters
typeset

Synopsis
Full-page, back cover promo for Fawcett's "True Confessions" magazine.
Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
  2. 1. ["Draw Me!" Contest]
  3. 2. Tears in the Night
  4. 3. The Kiss
  5. 4. Uncompromising Heart
  6. 5. Romance Oddities
  7. 6. My Betrayal
  8. 7. Goodbye to Love
    The Happiness and Heartbreak of Vicki Carter
  9. 8. Forgotten Vow
  10. 9. [Comic Books Promo]
  11. 10. ["True Confessions" Promo]
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