(August 1953)

Harvey, 1949 Series
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Volume
1
Price
0.10 USD
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
every other month
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Home Comics Inc.
Brand
Harvey Publications H [Heart]; True Love Stories
Editing
Leon Harvey (editor)

Issue Notes

Publisher in indicia: Home Comics, Inc., with contents copyright Harvey Features Syndicate.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Al Avison
Inks
Al Avison ?
Colors
?
Letters
Joe Rosen

First Line of Dialogue or Text
She knew just how to play with fire...
Genre
romance

Indexer Notes

Cover mentions the second story in the issue, "Tease".

The Hour Glass Waist Nipper (Table of Contents: 1) (Expand) /

Ward Green Company / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Contents (Table of Contents: 2)

table of contents / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Indexer Notes

Comments from the editor, capsule summaries and representative panels from the four stories in the issue.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 3) (Expand) /

Ward Green Company / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Passionate Stranger (Table of Contents: 4)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Jack Sparling
Inks
Jack Sparling ?
Colors
?
Letters
Joe Rosen

Genre
romance
Characters
Rita; Gary Palmer
Synopsis
Gary Palmer arrives in the California mountains to write a story on a festival celebrating their Spanish heritage. The school assigns Rita, their best history student, to explain their local customs to Gary. Rita and Gary fall madly in love but he has contempt for the sleepy town, calling it half-dead. Rita loves Gary but tells him she loves the town more and if he doesn't then they can't stay together. At the festival ceremony the mayor makes a humbled Gary an honorary citizen. Realizing his error he runs to Rita, asking forgiveness and asks to marry her in Bellano.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Sparling credit per Nick Caputo. Previous indexer credited Tom Hickey.

What To Wear (Table of Contents: 5)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Al Avison
Inks
Al Avison ?
Colors
?
Letters
Joe Rosen

Genre
fashion; romance
Synopsis
Tips on what to wear to catch your guy's eye.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Avison art per Nick Caputo. Previous indexer credited John Sink.

Heroes Girl (Table of Contents: 6)

text story / 0.67 page (report information)

Script
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
romance
Reprints

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

promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.33 page (report information)

Tease! (Table of Contents: 8)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Bob Powell
Inks
Bob Powell ?
Colors
?
Letters
Joe Rosen

Genre
romance
Characters
Janie Carson; Walt Paine
Synopsis
Some girls are cautious with their kisses, but Janie Carson was very generous and was the most popular girl at East High School. When she decides to run for class president, she finds her opponent is a new student named Walt Paine. When Janie turned her charms on Walt, he also fell under her spell, but was it real or just a tease?
Reprints

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 9) (Expand) /

Robin Products Company / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Harvey Famous Name Comics Are Loved By Millions (Table of Contents: 10) (Expand) /

Harvey Publishing / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 11) (Expand) /

Jowett Institute of Physical Training / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

How 'Black Beauty' Turns An Also-Ran Into "Video Vic" (Table of Contents: 12) (Expand) /

The Strongmen of America / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

I Wanted More Than Kisses (Table of Contents: 13)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
Joe Rosen

Genre
romance
Characters
Kay; Lucy; Stan Dryden
Synopsis
Kay dates Stan Dryden, a much older man who her friend warns is not the marrying kind. The two date against her parents’ wishes and face her father's wrath when they arrive home. Stan temporarily calms the father down but soon keeps Kate out too late and is forbidden from seeing her. That night Kay sneaks out of the house as the couple race across state lines where Kay expects to be married. Stan tells her he has no such intentions and her screams draw the attention of a state trooper. Kay lies to avoid Stan being arrested and in gratitude Stan proposes but Kay has learned her lesson.
Reprints

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

Doris Bigelow's Mail Bag / letters page / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
romance
Synopsis
Love advice to teen readers.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Letters from L.M., C.J., N.B., and E.K.

Words of Love (Table of Contents: 15)

text story / 0.67 page (report information)

Script
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
romance
Reprints

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

Harvey Publishing / promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.33 page (report information)

Flight From Heartbreak (Table of Contents: 17)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
John Sink
Inks
John Sink
Colors
?
Letters
Joe Rosen

Genre
romance
Characters
Helen; Trudy; Dean Randall
Synopsis
Greatly affected by her parents’ divorce when she was five, Helen avoided romantic relations until Dean Randall came to town. Dean had every girl's heart fluttering; Helen's friend Trudy was his first date and she fell head-over-heels for him. Dean soon called on Helen and she accepted. They became a steady item until she felt trapped and suddenly broke it off. Dean and Trudy began dating again but when Helen visits her friend, a heartbroken Trudy confesses that Dean is only interested in her. The two reunite but both hope Trudy will find a love as deep as theirs.
Reprints

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 18) (Expand) /

Para Laboratories Sales Corp. / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 19) (Expand) /

Giant Beach Ball / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Introducing Comfo-Gard (Table of Contents: 20) (Expand) /

Comfo-Gard / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 21) (Expand) /

Honor House Products / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. ["She knew just how to play with fire..."]
  2. 1. The Hour Glass Waist Nipper
    Ward Green Company
  3. 2. Contents
  4. 3. ["Appear slimmer instantly..."]
    Ward Green Company
  5. 4. Passionate Stranger
  6. 5. What To Wear
  7. 6. Heroes Girl
  8. 7. ["Desire drugged her senses..."]
  9. 8. Tease!
  10. 9. ["Fat folks! Your dream has come true!"]
    Robin Products Company
  11. 10. Harvey Famous Name Comics Are Loved By Millions
    Harvey Publishing
  12. 11. ["Hey you skinny..."]
    Jowett Institute of Physical Training
  13. 12. How 'Black Beauty' Turns An Also-Ran Into "Video Vic"
    The Strongmen of America
  14. 13. I Wanted More Than Kisses
  15. 14. [no title indexed]
    Doris Bigelow's Mail Bag
  16. 15. Words of Love
  17. 16. ["Don't miss out on romance!"]
    Harvey Publishing
  18. 17. Flight From Heartbreak
  19. 18. ["Skin specialist demonstrates how to rinse away your blackheads"]
    Para Laboratories Sales Corp.
  20. 19. ["3 feet high!"]
    Giant Beach Ball
  21. 20. Introducing Comfo-Gard
    Comfo-Gard
  22. 21. ["1000 live baby turtles..."]
    Honor House Products
This issue was modified by, among others
  • Chris Boyko
  • Nick Caputo
  • Steve Coates
  • Peter Croome
  • Wally Harrington
  • Katy Hayhurst
  • Michael Hoskin
  • Mike Nielsen
  • Daniel Thingvold
  • Tyler Yedinak