Sweethearts #122 [22]
(March 1954)

Charlton, 1954 Series
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Volume
1
Price
0.10 USD
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
bimonthly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Charlton Comics Group
Brand
Corner Triangle CDC
Editing
Al Fago [as Designed by Al Fago Studios]
Color
Color
Dimensions
Standard Silver Age US, later Standard Modern Age US
Paper Stock
Glossy cover; Newsprint interior
Binding
Saddle-stitched
Publishing Format
Was ongoing

Issue Notes

This was the first Charlton issue (title previously published by Fawcett).


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre
romance
Characters
Eva Tanguay (photo of Mitzi Gaynor); Larry Woods (photo of Bob Graham)

Indexer Notes

Cover is a publicity photo from the movie "The I Don't Care Girl" (1953).

Passion's Plaything (Table of Contents: 1)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Art Cappello [as Artie Cappello] (signed)
Inks
Art Cappello [as Artie Cappello] (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
Herb Field ?

Job Number
[None]
Genre
romance
Characters
Nancy Williams; Bob Dermot; Morris Gentry; Ann Revon
Synopsis
Nancy rescues pianist Bob after a car crash and nurses him back to health on her Ozark farm. She goes back to the city with him after he recovers, but feels like an outsider. Ann claims to be engaged to Bob, but he says it’s all over between them and wants to marry Nancy.

I Was a Musician's Girl (Table of Contents: 2)

comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
Charlotte Jetter

Job Number
[None]
Genre
romance
Characters
Louise; Drummer Desmond; Ted Akin; Betty Akin
Synopsis
Music student Louise is warned away from jazz musician Drummer by arranger Ted. Louise starts smoking marijuana with Drummer and his pals, and becomes the band’s new piano player. However, she collapses from over-use of drugs and Drummer abandons her. Ted takes her to his family’s farm so she can kick the habit and they fall in love. When Drummer returns to town, Louise goes to see him and realises that his music stinks and drugs are bad. She is reunited with Ted and they’ll make beautiful music together.
Keywords
marihuana; reefer

Lillian's Luck (Table of Contents: 3)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
? (illustration)
Inks
? (illustration)
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
romance

Candidate's Girl (Table of Contents: 4)

comic story / 9 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
Charlotte Jetter

Job Number
[None]
Genre
romance
Characters
Ross Massey; Nick Fell; Peggy Turner; Mr. Carver
Synopsis
Lawyer Ross runs for mayor on a reform ticket. His fiancee Peggy quits her job and joins his campaign. Gangster Nick backs the other candidate and threatens Ross, so Peggy visits Nick and promises Ross won’t interfere with his “businesses” if he’s elected. Nick doesn’t believe her, and has a photo of them together published in the newspaper, to smear Ross's campaign. Ross decides to quit, but Peggy makes a speech and takes all of the blame. Ross and Peggy reconcile.

The Bridegroom (Table of Contents: 5)

comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
Charlotte Jetter

Job Number
[None]
Genre
romance
Characters
Joey Seiden; Sylvia; Laura Margant; Mr. Margant
Synopsis
Joey and Sylvia run a small dry cleaning shop and hope to marry some day. When a Margant cleaners’ chain shop opens across the street, they decide to sell out. Joey gets a job as a truck dispatcher for Margant and Sylvia is hired in their personnel department. Laura, daughter of the owner, flirts with Joey and gives him a promotion. Laura later proposes marriage and Joey accepts because she’s rich, but changes his mind when Sylvia begs him to reconsider. Laura’s father says he knew Laura was wrong for trying to buy Joey’s love. Joey returns to Sylvia, his true love.

Indexer Notes

Fairly rare example of a romance comics story told from the point of view of (and narrated by) a man.

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
  2. 1. Passion's Plaything
  3. 2. I Was a Musician's Girl
  4. 3. Lillian's Luck
  5. 4. Candidate's Girl
  6. 5. The Bridegroom
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Ray Bottorff Jr
  • Nick Caputo
  • Katie
  • David Wilt
  • Glenn MacKay
  • Ramon Schenk
  • Peter Croome
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  • Ramon Schenk
  • Lou Mazzella
  • James Ludwig
  • Gordon Keys
  • Mickey Coalwell
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