(July-August 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.
Brand
American Comics Group ACG
Editing
Richard Hughes [as Richard E. Hughes]

Issue Notes

Indexed with information from Ger Apeldoorn via the GCD Error Tracker and a scan from http://digitalcomicmuseum.com/.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

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Genre
romance
Reprints

I Was My Mother's Rival! (Table of Contents: 1)

comic story / 10 pages (report information)

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Genre
romance
Characters
Kay Saunders; Fran Saunders; Mrs. O'Flaherty; Hervey Randall; Bob Randall
Synopsis
After her father’s death, Kay’s mother Fran sends her to school in Switzerland. When she returns, Fran tries to keep Kay hidden so that her suitor Hervey won’t know she has an 18-year-old daughter. In revenge, Kay sets out to conquer the middle-aged Hervey. When she visits Hervey’s island home, she meets his grown son Bob. Fran also arrives and is upset, but Hervey says he realizes Kay is too young for him and he really prefers Fran. Kay flees in a boat but has to be rescued by Bob, who says he loves her.

The Shattered Heart (Table of Contents: 2)

comic story / 9 pages (report information)

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Genre
romance
Characters
Thelma Dale; Mike Peterson; Tony Mansfield
Synopsis
“Plain” Thelma feels she is unattractive to men. She works as a librarian and becomes friends with Mike, but falls in love with handsome author Tony. Tony romances her only to pick her brain for new story ideas. When he becomes famous, Tony drops Thelma. She attempts suicide by jumping off a bridge, but is rescued. She undergoes a makeover, becomes beautiful and vows revenge on Tony. Tony falls in love with the "new" Thelma but she reveals her identity, mocks him and has to be rescued by Mike. Thelma tries to commit suicide again, but is rescued once more and reconciles with Mike.
Keywords
Suicide

Jealous of a Shadow (Table of Contents: 3)

text story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
romance

Romance on Valentine Ranch (Table of Contents: 4)

comic story / 9.67 pages (report information)

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Pencils
Al Hartley (signed)
Inks
Al Hartley (signed)
Colors
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Genre
romance; western-frontier
Characters
Mary; Tom; Mrs. Kane [aka Princess Clark]; Mr. Clark; Fred; Winslow
Synopsis
Mary rejects the marriage proposal of Tom, a fellow guest at a dude ranch, because he’s rich and she’s just a poor stenographer. Ranch owner Mrs. Kane tells the story of her youthful romance with ranch foreman Fred. Fred grew jealous of visitor Winslow, but when Fred was menaced by rustlers, Princess saved his life. They married and named their home “Valentine Ranch.” Mary and Tom get back together.

Indexer Notes

Signed in last panel.

Bottom 1/3 of last page is an advertisement.

Money Can't Make Marriage (Table of Contents: 5)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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Genre
romance
Characters
Dona Lynch [aka Doris Lynch]; Jeff Collins; Mr. Lynn; Mrs. Lynn; Tom Benton
Synopsis
Wealthy Dona is courted by Jeff but just before their wedding learns he is a fortune hunter. Dona breaks their engagement, changes her name, and moves to the city, getting a job in a law firm. She and young lawyer Tom fall in love, but when he learns she’s a “missing heiress” he feels the socio-economic gulf is too great and breaks up with her. Dona’s father has Tom hired by one of his law firms at a higher salary. When Tom learns this, he says “I’m not taking your charity” but Dona’s father says “you’re worth more than I’m paying you.” Tom and Dona reconcile and will wed.
Reprints

Breaking the Ice (Table of Contents: 6)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
romance

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

Readers' Romances / letters page / 0.67 page (report information)

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

Indexer Notes

Bottom 1/3 of page is an advertisement.

Afraid of Love (Table of Contents: 8)

comic story / 9 pages (report information)

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Genre
romance
Characters
Joan; Dick; Nancy Carter; Dad; Tippy; Dan Carter; Dwight Newton
Synopsis
Joan rejects Dick because “love isn’t enough…I want…a nice safe bank account!” Nancy tells them her story: her father committed suicide after losing all his money on a horse race. Nancy won't marry horse trainer Dan because she feels he can’t give her the financial security she wants. She becomes engaged to wealthy Dwight. However, when she learns Dwight has bribed a jockey to throw a race to ruin Dan financially, Nancy has her brother Tippy ride the horse to win. She and Dan marry. Joan decides she’ll “obey my heart…instead of my head” and will wed Dick.
Keywords
Suicide
Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
  2. 1. I Was My Mother's Rival!
  3. 2. The Shattered Heart
  4. 3. Jealous of a Shadow
  5. 4. Romance on Valentine Ranch
  6. 5. Money Can't Make Marriage
  7. 6. Breaking the Ice
  8. 7. [no title indexed]
    Readers' Romances
  9. 8. Afraid of Love
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