(May 1952)

Ziff-Davis, 1950 Series
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Volume
2
Price
0.10 USD
Pages
36
Indicia frequency
monthly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Ziff-Davis Publishing Company
Brand
A Ziff-Davis Comic
Editing
?
Color
Color
Dimensions
Standard Golden Age U. S.
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
? (photograph)
Inks
? (photograph)
Colors
? (photograph)
Letters
typeset

Genre
romance

Design for Loving (Table of Contents: 1)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Alice Kirkpatrick
Inks
Bernard Sachs
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
romance
Characters
Cara Leslie; Mr. Leslie; Mrs. Leslie; Ann; C. J. Brewster; Phil Hastings [J.C. Brewster]; Miss Carter
Synopsis
Cara, a secretary in the Brewster architectural firm, dates aspiring architect Phil and shows his plans to her boss, who is impressed. However, Cara overhears Phil making a phone call and telling a woman he loves her, so she decides to leave town. Phil catches up with Cara and says (a) he was talking to his mother, and (b) he’s really the son of the owner of the architecture firm, and took a false name so his work would get an impartial hearing. Phil and Cara kiss.

Indexer Notes

Art identification by Jim Vadeboncoeur, Jr.

Shipboard Romance (Table of Contents: 2)

comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Bob Oksner
Inks
Bob Oksner
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
romance
Characters
Jimmy Crenshaw [Carnese]; Joanie Russell; Grace
Synopsis
Joanie takes a job as a stewardess on an ocean liner so she can see Paris during the two-week layover. On the voyage, she falls in love with fellow steward Jimmy. When they arrive in Paris, a chance encounter reveals Jimmy is actually a wealthy playboy, and Joanie feels deceived. Even when Jimmy rescues her from a street robbery, Joanie refuses to forgive him for his deception. On the return trip, Jimmy explains: he is learning the business from the bottom up, and he really loves Joanie. They reconcile.

Indexer Notes

Art identification by Jim Vadeboncoeur, Jr.

Climbing for a Fall (Table of Contents: 3)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
romance

Dream Man (Table of Contents: 4)

cartoon / 1 page (report information)

Script
Merrylen Townsend [as Merrylen] (signed)
Pencils
Merrylen Townsend [as Merrylen] (signed)
Inks
Merrylen Townsend [as Merrylen] (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor

My Heart's Desire (Table of Contents: 5)

comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Mike Sekowsky
Inks
Mike Peppe ?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
romance
Characters
Sonny Grahame; Johnny Larson; Harry; June Fresno
Synopsis
When his girlfriend and featured singer June quits, nightclub owner Johnny agrees to let hatcheck girl Sonny try out. For publicity purposes, she’s introduced as an imported French singer, and becomes popular. June returns and exposes the ruse, but this only increases Sonny's fame. However, Sonny decides to quit because she loves Johnny and doesn’t think her affections are reciprocated. Johnny admits he loves her as well.

Indexer Notes

“Sonny” is spelled “Sunny” twice on page one, but “Sonny” thereafter.

Art identification by Jim Vadeboncoeur, Jr.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 6) (Expand) /

promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.5 page (report information)

My Secret Yearning (Table of Contents: 7)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Fran Matera (signed)
Inks
Fran Matera (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
romance
Characters
Ellen Truett; Dr. Bruce Meadows; Bernice; Gloria Wycoff; Mr. Wycoff
Synopsis
Lab assistant Ellen loves her boss, scientist Bruce, who is working on a drug to treat tropical fever. Gloria, the daughter of the owner of the lab, convinces Bruce to accompany her on a weekend trip, claiming he might be able to get some new investors. Ellen remains behind to oversee the drug trials; at a crucial juncture she tries to reach Bruce, but Gloria fails to give him the message. When Bruce returns, Ellen’s hard work has paid off and Bruce now realises he loves her.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 8)

Love Laffs / cartoon / 0.5 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Marry my daughter? Sure!
Genre
humor; romance
Synopsis
3 gag cartoons on romantic topics.

Indexer Notes

Bottom half of page is advertisements.

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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
  2. 1. Design for Loving
  3. 2. Shipboard Romance
  4. 3. Climbing for a Fall
  5. 4. Dream Man
  6. 5. My Heart's Desire
  7. 6. ["Romantically inclined?"]
  8. 7. My Secret Yearning
  9. 8. ["Marry my daughter? Sure!"]
    Love Laffs
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  • Tillmann Courth
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