(February 1950)

Lev Gleason, 1949 Series
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Volume
1
Price
0.10 USD
Pages
52
Indicia Frequency
Bi-Monthly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Lev Gleason Publications, Inc.
Brand
Lev Gleason Publications
Editing
Bob Wood; Charles Biro
Color
Color
Dimensions
Standard Golden Age U.S.
Paper Stock
Glossy Cover; Newsprint Interior
Binding
Saddle-stitched
Publishing Format
Was Ongoing Series

I Loved Two Doctors (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
? (painted)
Inks
? (painted)
Colors
? (painted)
Letters
?

Genre
romance
Reprints

Fun! Order Now! (Table of Contents: 1)

Novelty Mart / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Letters
?

Indexer Notes

On inside front cover.

I Loved Two Doctors (Table of Contents: 2)

comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Bob Lubbers (credited)
Inks
Bob Lubbers (credited)
Colors
?
Letters
typeset; ?

Genre
medical; romance
Characters
Dr. Bolitho; Dr. David Drake; Dr. Bob Stratton; Nurse Helen Chester; Nurse Peggy; Henri
Synopsis
Nurse Helen and Dr. David fall in love, but he’s self-conscious about his limp, the result of a war wound. While David is away, Helen dates new doctor Bob to determine if she really loves David. She informs David and he is jealous. When Bob is injured in a skiing accident, David operates and saves him from a lifetime of paralysis. Helen reconciles with David, realising he’s the one she’s loved all along.

Indexer Notes

Captions are typeset and dialogue balloons are hand-lettered.

Who's Your Prince Charming? (Table of Contents: 3)

activity / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
? (photos)
Inks
? (photos)
Colors
? (photos)
Letters
?

Characters
MacDonald Carey (photo); John Lund (photo); John Wayne (photo); Victor Mature (photo); Robert Ryan (photo); Alan Ladd (photo)
Keywords
contest

Have a Slimmer, Youthful, Feminine Appearance Instantly! (Table of Contents: 4)

Adjust-O-Belt / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
? (photos)
Inks
? (photos)
Letters
?

My False Happiness! (Table of Contents: 5)

comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Jack Sparling (credited)
Inks
Jack Sparling (credited)
Colors
?
Letters
typeset; ?

Genre
romance
Characters
Chick; Larry; Lucy; Madelaine; Mrs. Andrews; Sally Andrews
Synopsis
Sally is bored with boyfriend Larry and dumps him for popular student Chick. However, Chick says he’s taking his ex-girlfriend Madelaine to the prom and Sally is left out. On the night of the prom, Chick says Madelaine cancelled and offers to take Sally, but she breaks up with him. Larry shows up and he and Sally reconcile.

Indexer Notes

Captions are typeset and dialogue balloons are hand-lettered.

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

Ada Nevill Chooses a Prize Love Letter in Each Issue of "Lovers' Lane" / letters page / 1 page (report information)

Script
Ada Nevill (credited)
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Dearest one. I'm not going to ask you to come back
Genre
romance; non-fiction
Characters
Ada Nevill; Donald

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

How Did He Propose? / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Ruth Atkinson (credited)
Inks
Ruth Atkinson (credited)
Colors
?
Letters
typeset; ?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Have you ever seen the moon so big and silvery
Genre
romance
Characters
Charlie; David Dillon; Doris; Lynn
Synopsis
Lynn and David love each other but a year goes by without a marriage proposal, despite her best efforts to elicit one from him. Finally, during the wedding of Lynn’s friend Doris, David suddenly asks Lynn to marry him.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Previous indexer coded this as "non-fiction," but all of the stories in this issue have the "A True Love Story" emblem and there is no reason to believe this story is any more real than the others.

Captions are typeset and dialogue balloons are hand-lettered.

How to Behave on a First Date (Table of Contents: 8)

text article / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Peggy Cummins (signed); John Derek (signed)
Pencils
Pat Rooney (signed); ?
Inks
Pat Rooney (signed); ?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
romance
Characters
Peggy Cummins; John Derek

Zanzibar (Table of Contents: 9)

Stamp Page / text article / 1 page (report information)

Script
Sidney M. Elias (credited)
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
non-fiction

Love is Wonderful (Table of Contents: 10)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Fred Guardineer (signed)
Inks
Fred Guardineer (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
typeset; ?

Genre
romance
Characters
Bill Devon; Claire; Dwight Carter; Gail; Jane; Jim Carter; Mrs. Carter; Frank
Synopsis
When high school student Gail’s father is transferred from California to New York for his job, she has to leave boyfriend Bill behind. In her new school, the boys don’t want to date Gail because she’s only a temporary resident of the town, and Gail learns Bill has become attached to another girl back home. Luckily, Gail meets Dwight, the son of her father’s assistant, and the two young people fall in love.

Indexer Notes

Captions are typeset and dialogue balloons are hand-lettered.

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

The Love Clinic / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script
Ada Nevill (credited)
Pencils
Fred Kida (credited)
Inks
Fred Kida (credited)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
At what age should a girl have a steady boy-friend?
Genre
romance
Characters
Ada Nevill; Betty; Billy; Joe
Synopsis
Joe asks 15-year-old Betty to go steady with him and she agrees, but he becomes possessive and jealous around their friends. Betty writes to Ava Nevill for advice. Ava says Betty should play the field and get to know many people before she makes her decision.

Indexer Notes

Captions are typeset and dialogue balloons are hand-lettered.

Previous indexer coded this as "non-fiction" but all the stories in this issue have the "A True Love Story" emblem and there is no indication this story is any more "real" than the others.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 12)

Ada Nevill Answers Your Love Problems / letters page / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Ada Nevill (credited)
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
romance; non-fiction
Characters
Ada Nevill

Indexer Notes

Letters from readers - J.E.L., Ellen, B.C., Tony, Ted, Dolores and Worried.

Walkie Talkies (Table of Contents: 13)

William Mogle / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

He Stole My Heart (Table of Contents: 14)

comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Bob Fujitani [as Bob Fuje] (credited)
Inks
Bob Fujitani [as Bob Fuje] (credited)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
romance
Characters
Bill Hobart; Clem Dawson; Ed; Lou; Mary Hobart; Neil Brady
Synopsis
After graduating from high school, Mary goes to live at the logging camp where her father is the supervisor. All of the lumbermen are attracted to her, and Mary agrees to date Neil, despite his reputation as a drinker and spend-thrift. Neil promises to reform, but when he later stands her up, Mary goes to a dance with Clem. Neil appears and hits Clem, causing Mary to break up with him. She accepts Clem’s marriage proposal. However, when Neil later risks his life to save Clem, Clem steps aside and Mary realises she does love Neil.
Keywords
lumberjack

Indexer Notes

Captions are typeset and dialogue balloons are hand-lettered.

Even Though You're Young, You've Known..... Tears (Table of Contents: 15)

Personal Romances / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
romance

Harmonica (Table of Contents: 16)

Hopkinson Harmonica Co. / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Characters
Jean

Let's Go, Pal! (Table of Contents: 17)

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

Script
?
Pencils
? (photos); ?
Inks
? (photos)
Letters
?

Genre
sports
Characters
George F. Jowett (photo); A. Passamont (photo); Rex Ferris (photo)

Indexer Notes

On inside back cover.

Prizes for You! (Table of Contents: 18)

American Seed Company / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Indexer Notes

Back cover.

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. I Loved Two Doctors
  2. 1. Fun! Order Now!
    Novelty Mart
  3. 2. I Loved Two Doctors
  4. 3. Who's Your Prince Charming?
  5. 4. Have a Slimmer, Youthful, Feminine Appearance Instantly!
    Adjust-O-Belt
  6. 5. My False Happiness!
  7. 6. ["Dearest one. I'm not going to ask you to come back"]
    Ada Nevill Chooses a Prize Love Letter in Each Issue of "Lovers' Lane"
  8. 7. ["Have you ever seen the moon so big and silvery"]
    How Did He Propose?
  9. 8. How to Behave on a First Date
  10. 9. Zanzibar
    Stamp Page
  11. 10. Love is Wonderful
  12. 11. ["At what age should a girl have a steady boy-friend?"]
    The Love Clinic
  13. 12. [no title indexed]
    Ada Nevill Answers Your Love Problems
  14. 13. Walkie Talkies
    William Mogle
  15. 14. He Stole My Heart
  16. 15. Even Though You're Young, You've Known..... Tears
    Personal Romances
  17. 16. Harmonica
    Hopkinson Harmonica Co.
  18. 17. Let's Go, Pal!
    Jowett Institute of Physical Training
  19. 18. Prizes for You!
    American Seed Company
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  • Gregory Fischer
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