(February-March 1950)

American Comics Group, 1949 Series
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Price
0.10 USD
Pages
52
Indicia Frequency
bi-monthly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Best Syndicated Features, Inc.
Brand
American Comics Group ACG
Editing
Richard Hughes [as Richard E. Hughes]

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

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Ken Bald ?
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First Line of Dialogue or Text
You were in my arms...
Genre
romance

Romance Can Be Risky (Table of Contents: 1)

comic story / 11 pages (report information)

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Genre
fantasy-supernatural; romance
Characters
Gloria Lindsay; Dr. Andrew Morgan; Regnor
Synopsis
Gloria graduates from junior college and opts for a secure, civil service job as secretary to Andrew, head of the Office of Zoological Research. She falls in love with him but he’s “married only to my work” and leaves on an expedition to Peru. Gloria memorises his notes then destroys them so he’ll have to take the “blackmailing moron” along. They discover an immortal lost tribe whose king Regnor wants Gloria to be queen. Although she thinks she loves Regnor, Gloria saves Andrew’s life and they flee the secret valley: Regnor dies of old age when he pursues them. Andrew admits he loves Gloria.

The Star and the Starlet (Table of Contents: 2)

text story / 1 page (report information)

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Genre
romance

My Heart Went Astray! (Table of Contents: 3)

comic story / 9 pages (report information)

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Genre
romance
Characters
Tina Day; Jean; Mr. Fallon; Bob; Annette
Synopsis
Salesclerk Tina dreams of a life of riches and luxury. She spends her savings on a vacation to Sun Valley, hoping to find a millionaire husband. She falls in love with handsome Bob but learns he’s only the valet to wealthy Mr. Fallon. Tina turns her attention to the middle-aged Fallon, but when Bob saves her life on the ski slopes, she changes her mind. Bob confesses that he’s the rich one: he had switched roles with Fallon to avoid fortune-hunters.

The Real Thing (Table of Contents: 4)

text story / 1 page (report information)

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Genre
romance

Man in Love! (Table of Contents: 5)

comic story / 12 pages (report information)

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Genre
romance
Characters
Ed Morley; Sylvia Harris; Judy Sawyer; Jack Wilson
Synopsis
College freshman Ed falls for Sylvia, a self-confident coed who mocks and dislikes him. By the next year, Sylvia is dating football hero Jack. Sylvia tricks Ed into kissing her to win a bet, and Ed decides to forget her by dating nice girl Judy. Ed graduates and becomes a noted scientist, with Judy as his secretary. Seven years later, Jack goes to work for Ed and through him Sylvia learns Ed’s discoveries may make him rich, so she pretends she loves him. Ed learns Sylvia is a fortune-hunter but risks his life to save her after a lab explosion, then tells her off. He now knows he loves Judy.

Indexer Notes

This is a rare example of a romance comic story told from the male viewpoint, and Ed's opening narration points this out: “Must all love stories be told by girls-—and about girls? How’s about giving a man a break for a change?”

Strange Marriage Customs (Table of Contents: 6)

comic story / 2 pages (report information)

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Genre
non-fiction; romance
Reprints

Love of a Government Girl (Table of Contents: 7)

comic story / 12 pages (report information)

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Genre
romance; spy
Characters
Fay Galen; Philip Wolfe; Timothy Baldwin; Andy
Synopsis
Bored government typist Fay is happy when she becomes a confidential secretary in the Defense Department. She rejects the advances of fellow worker Philip and falls in love with scientist Timothy instead. Timothy tells her he’s gotten a fatal dose of radiation and will die in three days, but Fay knows the government has a secret device that can save him. Fay steals the plans for the device then learns Timothy is a foreign agent and has been using her. Philip, a counter-intelligence agent, saves her life and captures the spy ring.
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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. ["You were in my arms..."]
  2. 1. Romance Can Be Risky
  3. 2. The Star and the Starlet
  4. 3. My Heart Went Astray!
  5. 4. The Real Thing
  6. 5. Man in Love!
  7. 6. Strange Marriage Customs
  8. 7. Love of a Government Girl
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