(March-April 1949)

American Comics Group, 1949 Series
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Price
0.10 USD
Pages
52
Indicia Frequency
bi-monthly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
B. & I. Publishing Co., Inc.
Editing
Richard Hughes [as Richard E. Hughes]
Color
color
Dimensions
standard Golden 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
Ken Bald
Inks
Ken Bald
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
romance

Indexer Notes

Art identification by Jim Vadeboncoeur, Jr.

Second-Hand Love (Table of Contents: 1)

comic story / 13 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Pete Riss
Inks
George Klein?; Charles Nicholas?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
romance
Characters
Ted Wilson; Claire Adams; Professor Homer Rand; Vera Dallas Rand; Jean Rand; Tommy Slater; Al Spinelli
Synopsis
College student Jean drops her boyfriend Tommy in order to attend the prom with football player Hank. Jean’s mother Vera tells her a story: “homely” but smart student Vera has a crush on football player Ted, who dates her roommate Claire. Claire gives Vera a makeover and Vera steals Ted away. Ted arranges to throw the big game for gambler Spinelli, and Vera is left as a hostage. She escapes with the help of Homer, a young professor who loves her. Vera marries Homer; Jean is their daughter. Jean decides to go to prom with Tommy after all.

Indexer Notes

Art identification by Jim Vadeboncoeur, Jr.

You Can't Learn Romance! (Table of Contents: 2)

comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Ken Bald
Inks
Ken Bald
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
romance
Characters
Joyce Fletcher; Red Stevens; Allan Randolph
Synopsis
Rural schoolteacher Joyce thinks “rich people are apt to be a little more interesting” than her crude farmer boyfriend Red. She goes to the harvest dance with wealthy visitor Allan; the jealous Red intends to tar-and-feather the city slicker for kissing Joyce but she stops him. Joyce realises Allan isn’t a playboy and that she loves him after all.

Indexer Notes

Art identification by Jim Vadeboncoeur, Jr.

Hollywood Heartbreak (Table of Contents: 3)

comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Max Elkan
Inks
Ray Willner
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
romance
Characters
Marie Brent; Anne; Roger Manton; Grace Gregg; Lorna Larue; Mr. Colton
Synopsis
When film extra Anne says she’s dating star Roger, wardrobe mistress Marie tells the story of her arrival in Hollywood, 20 years earlier. Marie falls in love with Roger and her acting career begins to take off, but Roger tricks her into participating in a dangerous scene which results in the death of Lorna, an actress who has damaging information about him. Marie is charged with murder. She’s acquitted but her acting career is ruined. Marie saves her friend Grace from Roger’s clutches and when Roger shows up for Anne, he’s turned away as well.

Indexer Notes

Art identification by Jim Vadeboncoeur, Jr.

The Remembering Heart (Table of Contents: 4)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
romance

I Was a Fugitive from Love! (Table of Contents: 5)

comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Charles Sultan?; Paul Gattuso?
Inks
Sam Cooper
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
romance
Characters
Jane "Pigeon" Haverford; Susan; Smitty; Sarge; Judge "Curly"; Bill Andrews
Synopsis
Jane tells young Susan a story: a girl called Pigeon goes to a roadhouse with Smitty, who drunkenly tries to seduce her and is then killed fleeing from the police. Lawyer Curly gets Pigeon released and they fall in love, but he asks her to wait until his career is established. She refuses. Pigeon goes to work for a newspaper; she and Curly are reunited, marry, and have a child. However, she won't give up her career and they are divorced. Jane is Pigeon and Susan is her daughter, who charged dresses to her father’s account without permission. Her father is Curly and he and Jane reconcile.

Indexer Notes

Art identification by Jim Vadeboncoeur, Jr.
He notes on his index card: "Sultan heads on Gattuso? bodies"

Woman in White (Table of Contents: 6)

comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Edvard Moritz
Inks
Edvard Moritz
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
romance
Characters
Terry Foster; Dr. Tom Hamilton; Mrs. Giles; Dr. Sloan; Doris Taylor
Synopsis
Nurse Terry escaped from poverty to become a nurse, and is determined to marry a rich doctor. She dates young intern Tom but will only marry him after he’s a success. Terry becomes his nurse and manages his practice. She brings in rich patients and rejects poor ones. To help Tom's career, Terry introduces him to Doris, whose father is head of a big hospital. When a call goes out for medical personnel to assist at a disaster, Terry refuses to go but Tom and Doris respond. Doris is badly injured while helping Tom, and he admits he loves her. Tom marries Doris and Terry is left alone.

Indexer Notes

Art identification by Jim Vadeboncoeur, Jr.

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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
  2. 1. Second-Hand Love
  3. 2. You Can't Learn Romance!
  4. 3. Hollywood Heartbreak
  5. 4. The Remembering Heart
  6. 5. I Was a Fugitive from Love!
  7. 6. Woman in White
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Tony Oliva
  • David Wilt
  • Tillmann Courth
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
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  • Jim Walls
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