(July-August 1950)

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]
Color:
color
Dimensions:
standard Golden Age US
Paper Stock:
glossy cover; newsprint interior
Binding:
saddle-stitched
Publishing Format:
was ongoing series

[Lesson in Love] (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Ken Bald
Inks:
Ken Bald
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
romance

Indexer Notes

Cover was intended for the unpublished Search For Love #3 (June-July 1950) and used in house ads.
Art identification by Jim Vadeboncoeur, Jr.

Lesson in Love (Table of Contents: 1)

comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Ogden Whitney (signed)
Inks:
Ogden Whitney (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
romance
Characters:
George Gibbons; Mr. Gibbons; Mrs. Gibbons; Helen Knox; Lana Calvert; Paul
Synopsis:
George wants to be a writer but his stories are “childish” and unrealistic. Editor Helen says he needs to experience life to be able to write. George works as a census taker and meets Lana, who is attracted to him. He asks Helen for tips on how to treat women; she even teaches him how to kiss. However, George discovers Lana is just using him to make her boyfriend jealous. George and Helen realise they love each other.

["All through the ages..."] (Table of Contents: 2)

How He Proposed / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Charles Sultan
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
romance
Characters:
Claire; Tom Keeran
Synopsis:
Claire is acting in a summer stock theatre and director Tom gives her tips on playing a love scene. They realise they actually mean what they’re saying to each other.

Indexer Notes

Art identification by Jim Vadeboncoeur, Jr.

Two of a Kind (Table of Contents: 3)

text story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
romance

They Called Me "Tomboy" (Table of Contents: 4)

comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Leonard Starr
Inks:
Leonard Starr
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
romance
Characters:
Thomas Bowman; Marge Bowman; Thomasina "Tommy" Bowman; Cynthia Osgood; Ken Fairfax
Synopsis:
Because her father wanted a boy, “Tommy” is raised to be a tomboy. She becomes a star athlete at college. Her longtime enemy Cynthia forces quarterback Ken to pretend to love Tommy, and when she responds to his kisses, everyone laughs. On a class geology trip to the wilderness, Cynthia’s temper causes Ken to fall off a cliff, and Tommy rescues him. Ken tells Tommy he loves her, this time for real.

Indexer Notes

Art identification by Jim Vadeboncoeur, Jr.

Listen, My Love! (Table of Contents: 5)

comic story / 11 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
romance
Characters:
Naomi Bradfield; Tom Harder; Mr. Bradfield; Mrs. Bradfield; Mr. Wilde; Rodney Farnsworth; Eric Swenson
Synopsis:
At age 16, Naomi is stricken with otosclerosis and loses her hearing. Her boyfriend Tom drops her. Naomi moves to New York and becomes an amateur sculptor. She sells her work to art dealer Rodney, who resells them to rich clients and cheats her on the money, while pretending to love her. Naomi meets fellow sculptor Eric and they fall in love, but he doesn’t know she’s deaf and she doesn’t hear him propose marriage or tell her that Rodney’s a cheat. Eric abducts Naomi and forces her to read Rodney’s lips when he confesses. Naomi and Eric reconcile.
Keywords:
deafness; hearing loss

Indexer Notes

Art identification by Jim Vadeboncoeur, Jr.

Otosclerosis is an actual medical condition which can cause deafness.

I'm from Missouri! (Table of Contents: 6)

text story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
romance

She'll Break Your Heart (Table of Contents: 7)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Ogden Whitney (signed)
Inks:
Ogden Whitney (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
romance
Characters:
Dr. Miles Trent; Uncle Henry; Elizabeth; Casey; Peggy Heather; Mr. Osgood
Synopsis:
As he is dying, Uncle Henry tells Miles about his romance with Elizabeth, who jilted him years before, and warns him not to trust women. Miles becomes a successful doctor who is known as a “woman-hater.” Miles and Peggy fall in love; he remembers his uncle and rejects her as a “Jezebel!” One of Miles’ patients confesses that he accidentally killed Elizabeth 40 years earlier. Now aware Elizabeth didn’t jilt his uncle, Miles apologises to Peggy. She takes him back.

Green Eyes (Table of Contents: 8)

text story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
romance

Forgotten Love (Table of Contents: 9)

comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Emil Gershwin
Inks:
Emil Gershwin
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
romance
Characters:
Betty Donaldson [as Grace Halliday]; Larry Driscoll [as Stan Bellows]; Dr. Samuel Lawrence; Dr. Salvador
Synopsis:
A young woman is hit by a car and contracts amnesia. Calling herself Grace, she moves to San Francisco. She meets Stan and they fall in love, but she runs away. Stan catches her and prevents her from committing suicide. On a trip to Mexico, Grace hits her head. When she recovers consciousness, she remembers who she is: Betty. Her fiancé Larry enters the room: he’s “Stan.” Larry had identified her earlier, but pretended to be Stan to help bring her memory back.
Keywords:
amnesia; suicide

Indexer Notes

Art identification by Jim Vadeboncoeur, Jr.

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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [Lesson in Love]
  2. 1. Lesson in Love
  3. 2. ["All through the ages..."]
    How He Proposed
  4. 3. Two of a Kind
  5. 4. They Called Me "Tomboy"
  6. 5. Listen, My Love!
  7. 6. I'm from Missouri!
  8. 7. She'll Break Your Heart
  9. 8. Green Eyes
  10. 9. Forgotten Love
This issue was most recently modified by:
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  • Jim Van Dore
  • Ramon Schenk
  • Jim Walls
  • Edgar Loftin
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