(November 1951)

Marvel, 1949 Series
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Volume
1
Price
0.10 USD
Pages
36
Indicia frequency
bi-monthly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Timely Comics, Inc.
Brand
Atlas [black & white]
Editing
Stan Lee ?
Color
color
Dimensions
standard Golden Age, then Silver Age US
Paper Stock
newsprint
Binding
saddle-stitched
Publishing Format
was ongoing series

For Better or Worse!; Confessions of Judith Temple! (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Mike Sekowsky ?
Inks
Christopher Rule
Colors
Stan Goldberg
Letters
?

Genre
romance
Characters
Joe Salak; Vicki Webster
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Vicki is a blonde on the cover, but not in the story inside.

Colors: Goldberg credited by himself

Don't Be Fat! Chew KAL-X (Table of Contents: 1) (Expand) /

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

For Better or for Worse (Table of Contents: 2)

comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
Hank Chapman (signed)
Pencils
Al Eadeh (signed)
Inks
John Prentice ?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Job Number
8828
Genre
romance
Characters
Joe Salak; Vicki Webster; Calvin Ashland; Walton
Synopsis
When Vicki regrets marrying her employer, Calvin, her old fiancee Joe reminds her she promised "for better or for worse."
Reprints

Love Delayed (Table of Contents: 3)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Ralph Owen ?
Inks
Ralph Owen ?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Job Number
6727
Genre
romance
Characters
Mr. Taylor; Pat Allen; Jim; Judy
Synopsis
Pat missed meeting her roommate's cousin, Jim, at the train station. He was waiting for her back at the apartment with Judy, since Pat had forgotten it was Daylight Saving Time.

I Wanted to be an Artist (Table of Contents: 4) (Expand) /

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Love is a Girl named Sue (Table of Contents: 5)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
George Klein ?
Inks
George Klein
Colors
?
Letters
?

Job Number
8784
Genre
romance
Characters
Sue Travers; Mae Bellin; Clara Todd; Harvey "Harve" Bellin
Synopsis
Sue goes on a date with Harve just to spite her jealous roommate Mae, but falls in love with him.

"I learned shorthand in 6 weeks" (Table of Contents: 6) (Expand) /

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 7) (Expand) /

advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 8) (Expand) /

advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

Such is my Love (Table of Contents: 9)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Ralph Owen
Inks
Ralph Owen
Colors
?
Letters
?

Job Number
8870
Genre
romance
Characters
Connie Carter; Tony Martino; Eddie Carter
Synopsis
Connie realizes she's only making Tony miserable by making give up his career as an acrobat to work in a shoe factory.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 10) (Expand) /

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

The Confessions of Judith Temple (Table of Contents: 11)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Frank R. Sieminsky (signed)
Inks
Frank R. Sieminsky (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Job Number
8859
Genre
romance
Characters
Judith "Judy" Temple: Hal Brander; Ruth Grimsby; Samuel Grimsby; Mr. Blaine; Mrs. Ashley
Synopsis
Eventually the small-minded inhabitants of Tribridge, Vermont force Judy to confess what happened when she and her father left town.

Indexer Notes

I couldn't find either Tribridge or Patterson on a map of Vermont. I couldn't find a reference to the G-O Railroad too (perhaps it's the G-D Railroad, but I couldn't find that either). Despite the quotation on the cover ("Love memoirs taken from true life!") the note at the bottom of the first page of the "For Better or Worse" story ("All names and places in these true-to-life stories are fictitious. Any similarity between actual persons or places and those used in these stories is purely coincidental.') seems to apply.

Judy said she had infantile paralysis. Jonas Salk tested the first polio vaccine in 1952, but didn't announce it until April 1955.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 12) (Expand) /

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[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 13) (Expand) /

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[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 14) (Expand) /

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[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 15) (Expand) /

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[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 16) (Expand) /

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