(August 1951)

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

Extra Special Date (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
? [as DownSo] (signed)
Inks
? [as DownSo] (signed)
Colors
? [as DownSo] (signed)
Letters
typeset

Genre
romance

Indexer Notes

Although the cover carries the story title "Extra Special Date," the scene depicted is not related in any way to the interior story with the same title.

One More Kiss (Table of Contents: 1)

comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Lee Ames
Inks
Lee Ames
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
romance
Characters
Dorothy; Glenn Allen; Tessie Williams
Synopsis
U.S. Navy sailor Glenn returns to his hometown and meets Dorothy, who had a crush on him when they were younger. Dorothy is jealous when Glenn dates his former girlfriend Tessie; she later agrees to go out with him, but is cold to him throughout. They go on “one last date” and by the end of the night realise they are in love.

Indexer Notes

Art identification from Jim Vadeboncoeur, Jr.

Poise = Boys (Table of Contents: 2)

text article / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Robert Martinott
Inks
Robert Martinott
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
romance; non-fiction

Indexer Notes

Art identification from Jim Vadeboncoeur, Jr.

The Sealed Letter (Table of Contents: 3)

comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Tony DiPreta [as DiPreta] (signed)
Inks
Tony DiPreta [as DiPreta] (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
romance
Characters
Amelia Barrow; Bert Parsons; Ginger Hart; Mrs. Hart
Synopsis
Bert dates Ginger, who has a reputation as the most curious girl in their high school. As a test, he gives her a sealed envelope and makes her promise not to open it for six weeks. However, after they date for a while, he asks for the envelope to be returned, unopened. Ginger reads the letter inside and sees that Bert criticised her strongly. Bert claims his opinion of her has changed for the better. They break up but reconcile when Ginger says she’ll suppress her excessive curiosity in the future.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 4)

How Did He Propose? / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Allen Baron [as Baron] (signed)
Inks
Allen Baron [as Baron] (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Good morning, Mr. Edwards!
Genre
non-fiction; romance
Characters
Judy; Tom Edwards
Synopsis
Office worker Judy sells lawyer Tom a ticket to a charity dance and agrees to accompany him there. They date regularly and one day Tom gives her a “raffle ticket”—it’s a marriage proposal.

Indexer Notes

Although readers were urged to submit their personal experiences to the publisher, these "How Did He Propose?" stories usually did not carry any attribution, making their "non-fiction" status very questionable.
The artist "Baron" has been confused with Tom Baron previously.

Play it Straight (Table of Contents: 5)

comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Sid Greene
Inks
Sid Greene
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
romance
Characters
Bill; Freddie; Jill; Jim; Joe; Ken; Nita; Roy; Tom
Synopsis
Jill’s boyfriend Bill breaks up with her shortly before the school prom. She tries to find another date, finally agreeing to go out with shy and studious Freddie. She even offers to teach him to dance. When popular athlete Joe asks Jill to the dance, she ponders dumping Freddie; then Bill apologises and asks her as well. Jill accepts Bill’s offer and tells Joe, but is unable to hurt Freddie’s feelings. Jill and Freddie go to the prom together and have a good time, but afterwards Jill reconciles with Bill. They agree to be "straight" with each other from now on.

Indexer Notes

Art identification from Jim Vadeboncoeur, Jr.

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

The Love Clinic / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Eloise Taylor (credited)
Pencils
Robert Martinott
Inks
Robert Martinott
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
I have been going with a boy named Jim
Genre
non-fiction; romance
Characters
Eloise Taylor; Jim; Sally
Synopsis
Eloise advises Sally to take it slow with Jim and not scare him off by declaring her love for him immediately.

Indexer Notes

Art identification from Jim Vadeboncoeur, Jr.

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

Love Problems / letters page / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Eloise Taylor (credited)
Pencils
Dick Rockwell [as DR] (signed)
Inks
Dick Rockwell [as DR] (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
romance; non-fiction
Characters
Eloise Taylor
Keywords
advice column

Indexer Notes

Letters from readers - S.R., Hopeless, Puzzled, J.J., Worried and D.J.

Andorra (Table of Contents: 8)

Stamp Page / text article / 0.33 page (report information)

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

Genre
non-fiction

Indexer Notes

Reprints the Andorra article that originally appeared in February 1951 titles.

Extra Special Date (Table of Contents: 9)

comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
romance
Characters
Ada West; Betsy West; Dave Ingalls; Miss Blake; Mr. West
Synopsis
Dave proposes to Betsy but she refuses because she’s only 18 and isn’t sure she loves him; she won’t even agree to an engagement or going steady. Dave decides they can’t be “just friends” and breaks up with her. Dave is drafted and Betsy begins to correspond with him. When Dave comes home on leave, she hints that she’d go steady with him now, but he refuses because of his military service obligation. Finally Betsy proposes to him; Dave agrees to an engagement, because he still loves her.
Editing
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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. Extra Special Date
  2. 1. One More Kiss
  3. 2. Poise = Boys
  4. 3. The Sealed Letter
  5. 4. ["Good morning, Mr. Edwards!"]
    How Did He Propose?
  6. 5. Play it Straight
  7. 6. ["I have been going with a boy named Jim"]
    The Love Clinic
  8. 7. [no title indexed]
    Love Problems
  9. 8. Andorra
    Stamp Page
  10. 9. Extra Special Date
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  • Gregory Fischer
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