(March 1950)

Quality Comics, 1950 Series
Price
0.10 USD
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
bi-monthly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Comic Magazines
Brand
A Quality Romance Publication
Editing
Harry Stein (editor)

I Was More Than a Secretary (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Ted Kopper (photograph)
Inks
Ted Kopper (photograph)
Colors
Ted Kopper (photograph)
Letters
typeset

Genre
romance
Characters
Lillian Wells (photograph)
Reprints

I Was More Than a Secretary (Table of Contents: 1)

comic story / 9 pages (report information)

Script
Paul Gustavson
Pencils
Paul Gustavson
Inks
Paul Gustavson
Colors
?
Letters
Paul Gustavson

Genre
romance
Characters
Weston Harding; Wanda Poole; Carol; Ted Halliday
Synopsis
Wanda is hired as secretary to Weston, “the U.N.’s ace trouble shooter!” They travel around the world together, but he remains formal and aloof. On a trip to the Balkans, Wanda meets reporter Ted who proposes marriage. She turns him down, but intervenes when he’s arrested by the secret police. Wanda and Ted are both in danger but Weston bursts in to rescue them. Weston finally admits he loves Wanda.
Keywords
United Nations

Indexer Notes

Paul Gustavson's son, Terry, indicates that his father wrote, drew and lettered this feature. So all are added here.

Weekend of Remorse (Table of Contents: 2)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Aldo Rubano ?
Inks
Aldo Rubano ?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
romance
Characters
Grant Richards; Sandra Evans; Mrs. Evans; Bob Haney; Gladys Hargrave
Synopsis
Sandra dumps Bob for Grant, even though Bob warns her that the “flashy wolf” is going to marry someone else. Grant takes Sandra to his family’s cabin for the weekend, and she discovers no one else is there. Sandra walks out and calls Bob, who takes her home. Grant spreads tales about the weekend to ruin Sandra’s reputation, so she plants a story in the newspaper that exposes his true nature to his fiancee Gladys. Sandra and Bob get engaged.

Indexer Notes

Tentative art credit from JVJ index card attached to online scanned version.

Man Trap (Table of Contents: 3)

comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
romance
Characters
Margo Elgin; Mr. Elgin; Dr. Sam Brant; Ned Horan; Mrs. Wales
Synopsis
Drug manufacturer Elgin promises his daughter Margo a yacht if she convinces Sam to sell them his drug that cures “Virus Y.” Sam intends to give it away for free, since most of the victims are poor people. Margo dates Sam and he falls in love with her, but thinks she’s just trying to get the drug. When her father falls ill, Margo asks Sam to give him the drug; since Mr. Elgin isn’t in danger, Sam saves the life of a poor young boy instead. Margo realises Sam is truly idealistic and agrees to help finance a factory to make the drug and give it to the poor. Sam and Margo will be married.

Strange Serenade (Table of Contents: 4)

text story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
romance

My Life of Lies (Table of Contents: 5)

comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Leonard Frank ?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
romance
Characters
John; Patsy; Mildred; Aunt Sue; Barbara; Mildred
Synopsis
Mildred’s wealthy Aunt Sue says she’ll remember her niece in her will if Mildred writes her every week. Mildred writes letters saying she’s married to her co-worker John and they have a house and a baby. When Aunt Sue announces a visit, Mildred confesses her problem to John and fellow worker Robert, without telling John that she has a crush on him. They arrange to “borrow” a house and a baby, and Robert wins the coin flip to portray Mildred’s husband. Aunt Sue learns the truth and leaves. John and Mildred decide to get married for real.

Indexer Notes

The premise of this story is similar to "Charley's Aunt" and Damon Runyon's "Madame La Gimp," wherein the protagonist's long-distance web of deceit has to suddenly become reality due to the in-person visit of the deceived individual.

Tentative art credit from JVJ index card attached to online scanned version.

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. I Was More Than a Secretary
  2. 1. I Was More Than a Secretary
  3. 2. Weekend of Remorse
  4. 3. Man Trap
  5. 4. Strange Serenade
  6. 5. My Life of Lies
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • David Wilt
  • Craig Delich
  • Gary L. Watson (R.I.P.)
  • Ramon Schenk
  • Gregory Fischer
  • Keith Alan Morgan