(June 1952)

Lev Gleason, 1949 Series
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Volume
1
Price
0.10 USD
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
Monthly
On-sale date
1952
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

Unwilling Bride (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
? (photo)
Inks
? (photo)
Colors
? (photo)
Letters
typeset

Genre
romance

Indexer Notes

The text on the cover accurately describes the plot of the interior story "Unwilling Bride" but the scene depicted in the cover photo doesn't resemble anything in the interior story.

Love's Guilty Secret (Table of Contents: 1)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
romance
Characters
John; Robbie; Ruth
Synopsis
Ruth is jealous when she learns her husband John was at a party with a former girlfriend in her absence. She wonders if he knows about her first boyfriend, Robbie: she ran into him after marrying John, and discovered she had no longer had feelings for him. Ruth confesses this to John and he admits he kissed his ex-girlfriend as well, but in a “brotherly” way. John and Ruth love only each other.

If You Kiss and Tell (Table of Contents: 2)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
romance
Characters
Alan; Jane; Lucy; Rick Dunlap; Tom
Synopsis
Office worker Jane dates both Rick and his friend Tom. She falls in love with Rick but Tom also professes his love for her. Both men propose marriage and Jane chooses Rick.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 3)

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

Script
Eloise Taylor
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

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

Indexer Notes

Letters from readers - Martha, A.M., Puzzled, G.R., C.B. and Wilma W.

Three Men Wanted Me (Table of Contents: 4)

comic story / 7.67 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Al Wenzel (signed)
Inks
Al Wenzel (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
romance
Characters
Cliff; Hazel; Ralph Baker; Tony Chandler
Synopsis
Divorcee Hazel dates Cliff and thinks he’ll propose, but he says he couldn’t support her in the manner she deserves, and he’s taken a job “a thousand miles away!” She next dates Ralph, son of the owner of the store where she works, but he refuses to marry her because she’s divorced. Her ex-husband Tony suggests he and Hazel become lovers and she turns him down. Hazel tells Cliff that she’ll marry him and move with him to his new job.
Keywords
divorce

Unwilling Bride (Table of Contents: 5)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Ken Landau (signed)
Inks
Ken Landau (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
romance
Characters
Blanche; Dave
Synopsis
Blanche eloped with Craige at age 17, then got an annulment. Several years later, she marries Dave. They leave on their honeymoon, and a storm forces them to stay at the same hotel where she’d spent her first wedding night. When Dave finds out, he assumes Blanche was “really married, in the full sense of the word... it’s just like marrying a divorced woman...” Blanche rushes out into the storm and has to be rescued by Dave. Dave apologises, says he loves Blanche anyway, and then Blanche tells him that she also ran out on Craige on her wedding night (so she’s still a virgin).

Indexer Notes

The word "virgin" isn't used in the story but it's clear that this is what Dave is referring to, when he says Blanche concealed that she was "really married, in the full sense of the word" at age 17.

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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. Unwilling Bride
  2. 1. Love's Guilty Secret
  3. 2. If You Kiss and Tell
  4. 3. [no title indexed]
    Love Problems
  5. 4. Three Men Wanted Me
  6. 5. Unwilling Bride
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  • Gregory Fischer
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