(June - July 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] (credited)

Issue Notes

Some information for this issue from Darci, February 2009.

Sweetheart of a Slave (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
Ed Hamilton

Genre
romance

Have A Slimmer Youthful Feminine Appearance Instantly (Table of Contents: 1) (Expand) /

Adjust-o-Belt Co / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Those We Care For (Table of Contents: 2)

comic story / 11 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
Ed Hamilton

Genre
romance
Characters
Lois Melville; Dr. Edward J. Courtney; Cyril Kennard; Eugene Grover; Bob Randall; Mr. Melville; Mrs. Melville
Synopsis
Lois visits psychiatrist Dr. Edward. As a child, her drunken father beat her and her mother. As an adult, she became a nurse and fell in love with Cyril, but accidentally reveals the formula to his new anesthetic and ruins him financially. She and patient Eugene fall in love, but she bungles during an operation and he’s blinded. Her next boyfriend Bob dies in a diving accident. Lois feels guilty but her sessions with Edward cure her. When Edward proposes marriage, she’s afraid she’ll subconsciously harm him. Edward puts her to a risky test and she passes, so they can now wed.

Silent Cupid (Table of Contents: 3)

text story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Letters
typeset; Ed Hamilton (header)

Genre
romance

Fight For Your Darling! (Table of Contents: 4)

comic story / 9 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Sam Cooper (signed)
Inks
Sam Cooper (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
Ed Hamilton

Genre
romance
Characters
Spencer Hastings; Agatha Cauldwell; Tubby; Mary Vaughn; Sarah Hastings; Mr. Hastings; Mrs. Cauldwell
Synopsis
Wealthy Spencer is engaged to society girl Agatha. At his bachelor party, Spencer criticizes singer Mary and she makes a scene in the club and is fired as a result. Spencer fixes this and they fall in love. Agatha accuses Mary of being a fortune-hunter and this results in a catfight in the same club. Spencer realizes Mary is more of a lady than the upper-class Agatha and that Mary is the one he wants as a wife.

Editorial Kiss (Table of Contents: 5)

text story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Letters
typeset; Ed Hamilton (header)

Genre
romance
Characters
Eve Ronalds; John Malloy

Sweetheart of a Slave! (Table of Contents: 6)

comic story / 13 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
Ed Hamilton

Genre
historical; romance
Characters
Elisabeth Warwick; Giles [Lord Dorset]; Captain Stuart Mallory; Robert [Duke of Carcester]; Malcolm [Lord Atwood]
Synopsis
In 1729, highborn Elizabeth pits her many suitors against each other. She falls in love with Robert, governor of Barbados, and sails there with him. On the island, Elizabeth realizes Robert is cold at heart, and she falls in love with Malcolm, a bond-slave. Malcolm joins a revolt and agrees to kill Elizabeth himself but allows her to escape instead. Learning Robert plans to wipe out the rebels, Elizabeth returns to warn them. Malcolm kills Robert and the escaped slaves sail off to freedom in America; Elizabeth accompanies Malcom to begin a new life.

Indexer Notes

Relatively rare example of a period setting in a romance comic.

Declaration of Independence (Table of Contents: 7)

text story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Letters
typeset; Ed Hamilton (header)

Genre
romance
Characters
Bob Swanson; Lee

Announcing...Double-Barreled Dynamite! (Table of Contents: 8) (Expand) /

Spy-Hunters; Search for Love / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

Riches Don't Make Romance (Table of Contents: 9)

comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
Ed Hamilton

Genre
romance
Characters
Ann Kennedy; Thomas Kennedy; Mrs. Kennedy; Miss DeVille; Christopher van Shilling; Count Jacques Dupré
Synopsis
Annie grows up rich and spoiled. She becomes engaged to wealthy Christopher, then discovers her father has gone broke. Christopher breaks their engagement and Annie sails to Europe to find a rich husband. She falls in love with French count Jacques, then learns he plans to give away his castle and fortune to help poor people harmed by the war. When Annie protests, Jacques breaks up with her. Annie learns poor people deserve decent lives and when the castle catches fire, she risks her life to help Jacques escape. They reconcile and will dedicate their lives to doing good.
Reprints

Dating Do's and Don'ts (Table of Contents: 10)

Dating Do's and Don'ts / letters page / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
Ed Hamilton

Keywords
advice

Talk - Sing - Play (Table of Contents: 11) (Expand) /

Scopes Sales Corp. / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

For You (Table of Contents: 12) (Expand) /

Florida Fashions Inc. / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. Sweetheart of a Slave
  2. 1. Have A Slimmer Youthful Feminine Appearance Instantly
    Adjust-o-Belt Co
  3. 2. Those We Care For
  4. 3. Silent Cupid
  5. 4. Fight For Your Darling!
  6. 5. Editorial Kiss
  7. 6. Sweetheart of a Slave!
  8. 7. Declaration of Independence
  9. 8. Announcing...Double-Barreled Dynamite!
    Spy-Hunters; Search for Love
  10. 9. Riches Don't Make Romance
  11. 10. Dating Do's and Don'ts
    Dating Do's and Don'ts
  12. 11. Talk - Sing - Play
    Scopes Sales Corp.
  13. 12. For You
    Florida Fashions Inc.
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