(April 1954)

Stanley Morse, 1953 Series
Volume
1
Price
0.10 USD
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
bi-monthly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Gillmor Magazines, Inc.
Editing
?

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Bernard Baily
Inks
Bernard Baily ?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
romance

Indexer Notes

Art identification by Jim Vadeboncoeur, Jr.

The Brat! (Table of Contents: 1)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Eugene Hughes
Inks
Eugene Hughes
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
romance
Characters
Cynthia; Arlene; Charlie; Aunt Mable; Helen; Larry
Synopsis
Arlene and her younger sister Cynthia are spending the summer at the beach. Arlene bemoans the lack of a social life, since there are too few grown men around. Cynthia, noticing Arlene's interest in handsome Larry, pretends to be drowning so Larry will rescue her. This leads to an introduction to Arlene and a date for the dance. Arlene doesn't think her sister is a "brat" any more!

Indexer Notes

Art identification by Jim Vadeboncoeur, Jr.

Pick Up! (Table of Contents: 2)

comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Eugene Hughes
Inks
Eugene Hughes
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
romance
Characters
Linda Ware; Mr. Ware; Mrs. Ware; Gary Hale; Mr. Hale; Bill
Synopsis
Bargirl Linda and drunk Gary are sitting in the same bar. Linda started out as an innocent teen whose parents called her a "tramp" because she and her boyfriend were trapped in a barn overnight by a storm. Gary is forced by his father to attend medical school but isn't capable of doing the work and flunks out. They're both disowned by their parents. Linda can't find a job and takes "the easy way out," becoming a prostitute. Gary becomes a drunk. As they leave the bar that night, Gary and Linda realize they are kindred souls. They walk off together.

Indexer Notes

Art identification by Jim Vadeboncoeur, Jr.

Linda is not specifically identified as a prostitute, but it's pretty clear that's what she is.

Dream Boat! (Table of Contents: 3)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
romance

No Time For Love! (Table of Contents: 4)

comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Gerald Altman
Inks
Gerald Altman
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
romance
Characters
Marge Hara; Hazel Hara; Mr. Hara; Mrs. Hara; Phil; Dr. Don Longe
Synopsis
Hazel tells her younger sister Marge that their late parents were poor and now Hazel and Marge have to watch every penny. Marge meets Phil at college; Hazel says there's no time for romance yet. Hazel had earlier turned down a proposal from Don, since he was just beginning his career and unable to provide the security she wanted. Phil wants to marry Marge but Hazel talks her out of it. Marge quits school to help Hazel pay the mortgage. Don tells Marge that the house is already paid for; Hazel just has a mania about financial security. Marge marries Phil and Don will care for Hazel.

Indexer Notes

Art identification by Jim Vadeboncoeur, Jr.

Marry The Boss! (Table of Contents: 5)

comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Petrizzo
Inks
Petrizzo
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
romance
Characters
Madge; Cliff Abers; Thelma Raye
Synopsis
Madge is clumsy and incompetent at her office job; she's engaged to her boss Cliff. Thelma takes over some of Madge's work and Madge fears that Thelma wants to replace her in Cliff's affections as well. Cliff decides to fire Madge; he explains that he wants her to marry him and become his wife. Thelma can handle the office work.

Indexer Notes

Art identification by Hames Ware and Jim Vadeboncoeur, Jr.
Splash page is drawn by someone else.

Love Letters! (Table of Contents: 6)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Eugene Hughes
Inks
Eugene Hughes
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
romance
Characters
Lance Knight; Della Karr; Mindy Karr; Ben
Synopsis
When her sister Mindy declines to become soldier Lance’s pen-pal, Della decides to respond instead, signing Mindy’s name. They correspond and Della falls in love. When Lance arrives, Della can’t reveal the truth, but Lance and Mindy hit it off anyway. Della discovers that Lance’s shy friend Ben is the one she’s been writing to: Ben and Della fall in love.

Indexer Notes

Art identification by Jim Vadeboncoeur, Jr.

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Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
  2. 1. The Brat!
  3. 2. Pick Up!
  4. 3. Dream Boat!
  5. 4. No Time For Love!
  6. 5. Marry The Boss!
  7. 6. Love Letters!
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