(August 1950)

Fawcett, 1950 Series
Volume
1
Price
0.10 USD
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
monthly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Fawcett Publications, Inc.
Brand
?
Editing
Roy Ald; John Graham (associate); Will Lieberson (executive); Al Jetter (art editor)
Color
color
Dimensions
standard Golden Age US
Paper Stock
glossy cover; newsprint interior
Binding
saddle-stitched
Publishing Format
was on-going series

Issue Notes

This issue was featured on the PBS television show The History Detectives, broadcast Season 9, Episode 4 (July 2011). In the program, historian Shaun Clancy credits Roy Ald with the creation of the concept and says Ald thought Alvin Hollingsworth would be a perfect fit for the comic. However, experts agree that Hollingsworth is not responsible for all of the artwork in this series, as reflected in our recorded credits.


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
? (photo)
Inks
? (photo)
Colors
? (photo)

Genre
romance

Possessed (Table of Contents: 1)

comic story / 13 pages (report information)

Script
Roy Ald
Pencils
Alvin Hollingsworth ?
Inks
Alvin Hollingsworth ?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
romance
Characters
Lloyd Jamison; Gloria Conan; Mrs. Jamison; Edith Jamison; Neil; Sara DeCullen; Mildred
Synopsis
Gloria meets college student Lloyd; he convinces his mother to hire Gloria at her beauty salon. Gloria and Lloyd fall in love. To make herself indispensable to the Jamisons, the insecure Gloria takes over the beauty business, moves in with Mrs. Jamison and Lloyd’s sister Edith, and dominates their lives. When Lloyd comes home with Sara, Gloria flies into a jealous rage. Edith explains Gloria’s recent actions. Lloyd wanted to introduce Sara to his fiancee, Gloria, but he doesn’t love Gloria now. To make amends, Gloria gives the beauty shop to Edith. Lloyd forgives her and they are reunited.
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Indexer Notes

Jim Vadeboncouer, Jr. and Roger Hill dispute that Hollingsworth did this story.

Forever Yours (Table of Contents: 2)

comic story / 9 pages (report information)

Script
Roy Ald
Pencils
Rudy Palais
Inks
Rudy Palais
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
romance
Characters
Edith; Don; Doc Martin
Synopsis
Edith and Don plan to be married, but she learns she has a medical condition which could “prove fatal in two years.” Edith doesn’t tell Don, and decides to “enjoy life.” She begins to act wild, and Don breaks up with her. One day, Edith collapses: she wakes up in the hospital, and Don is there. He knows everything, and says they’ll fight her illness together.
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Indexer Notes

Palais credit from Roy Ald interview in Alter Ego #106 (and confirmed by several art-spotters).

Come Home, My Heart (Table of Contents: 3)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Lee Lacey
Pencils
? (header illustration)
Inks
? (header illustration)
Colors
? (header illustration)
Letters
typeset

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Love's Decoy (Table of Contents: 4)

comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
Roy Ald
Pencils
Alvin Hollingsworth ?
Inks
Alvin Hollingsworth ?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
romance
Characters
Sara Morgan; Mrs. Brooks; Barton Bailey; Bruce Ebberly; District Attorney
Synopsis
Club owner Barton promises ambitious chorus girl Sara a featured spot in the show if she makes friends with Bruce. She does, and they fall in love. Barton forces her to get Bruce’s signature, then to slip an envelope into his pocket. This letter frames Bruce, a detective, for corruption and he's arrested. Sara goes to the district attorney and confesses everything to clear Bruce. She’s shot and wounded by one of Barton’s men, but will recover and is reunited with Bruce.
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Indexer Notes

Jim Vadeboncouer, Jr. and Roger Hill dispute that Hollingsworth did this story; Saltarella believes that he did.

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
  2. 1. Possessed
  3. 2. Forever Yours
  4. 3. Come Home, My Heart
  5. 4. Love's Decoy
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Craig Delich
  • David Wilt
  • Per Sandell
  • Ray Bottorff Jr