(October 1956)

Harvey, 1949 Series
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Volume:
1
Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
36
Indicia frequency:
Bimonthly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
Home Comics, Inc.
Brand:
True Love
Editing:
Leon Harvey
Color:
Color
Dimensions:
Standard Golden Age U. S.
Binding:
Saddle-stitched
Publishing Format:
Was Ongoing Series

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

cover / pages (report information)

Pencils:
Jack Kirby
Inks:
Jack Kirby ?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Indexer Notes

Kirby credits per Nick Caputo, April 2011

Take Me Away (Table of Contents: 1)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
John Prentice ?
Inks:
John Prentice ?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Characters:
Sally Cordell; Andy Cordell; Mrs. Cordell; Mr. Cordell; Pete Mallon
Synopsis:
Sally lives in the slums but dreams of a better life some day. She falls in love with Pete and perhaps their future will improve.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

The top third of the first page lists the various stories in this issue; the bottom two-thirds is a new introduction to the original story.
Previous indexer credits art as by Jo Albistur but it sure looks like John Prentice to me. Bails indicates Prentice worked for Harvey in this period but does not credit Albistur with doing so.

New first page (by a different artist) added for reprinted version.
Major changes in the text of the reprint including a happy ending to accommodate the Comics Code. For example, when Sally meets Pete in the original version she thinks he's "an ANIMAL," but in the reprint she thinks "He does seem nice!"

One Last Fling (Table of Contents: 2)

text story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
romance
Reprints:

So You've Got A Job! (Table of Contents: 3)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
? (Powell studio)
Inks:
? (Powell studio)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
non-fiction
Synopsis:
How to behave at work: don’t be the “office gossip,” the “office ‘mooch,’” a chronic complainer, or a clock-watcher.
Reprints:

End Of a Dream! (Table of Contents: 4)

comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Al Avison ?
Inks:
Al Avison ?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Characters:
June Early; Bobby Jackson; Trix
Synopsis:
Chorus line dancer June meets soldier Bobby at a USO club and they fall in love. She doesn’t tell him what she does for a living, and when he finds out he is shocked. She says it's tough to make a living on your own. Bobby says they can get married now and she can live with his family in Tennessee until he returns from the service.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Considerable dialogue revisions and deletions from the original due to Comics Code. Example: "Are you nuts?" becomes "Are you mad?"
Also some art touch-up to cover up exposed flesh in chorus girl costumes, etc.

Take Me (Table of Contents: 5)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Bob Powell
Inks:
Bob Powell
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Characters:
Mary Lake; Dr. Tom Sloan; Larry; Alice
Synopsis:
Nurse Mary loves doctor Tom but he’s engaged to Alice. When Alice is killed in an auto accident, Mary consoles Tom and eventually they are married. On their honeymoon in Mexico, Mary thinks Tom is still thinking about Alice, but when a fever epidemic strikes the town they both pitch in. Tom dies of the disease. Mary will return to the USA with doctor Larry, who has loved Mary for a long time.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Top of page four has been redrawn from a passionate kiss (in the original) to Tom and Mary merely gazing at each other.

"...For Better, For Worse..." (Table of Contents: 6)

text story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
romance
Reprints:

Ask ... Jane Jones (Table of Contents: 7)

letters page / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Letters:
typeset

Reprints:

My Sister--My Rival! (Table of Contents: 8)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
Jack Abel ?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
romance
Characters:
Frank Anders; Lucille; Peggy
Synopsis:
18-year-old Peggy is tired of being treated like a child by her sister Lucille, who is only 14 years older than she. Peggy begins an affair with Frank, her sister’s boyfriend. Frank continues to see both of them. Lucille warns Peggy that Frank is “no good,” and Peggy sees him arguing with her sister when Lucille asks him to leave her daughter alone. Peggy and Lucille walk out on Frank and go home together.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Revisions to original due to Comics Code include: changing Lucille from Peggy's mother to her older sister. "My mother had been only 17 when I was born" becomes "My sister had been 14 when I was born." Also: considerable dialogue revisions to tone down the passion, replacing a panel on page 3 (couple kissing on a park bench becomes a silhouette of them sitting, apart, on a park bench). In the final scene in the reprint, Frank is now wearing a jacket (rather than just shirtsleeves) and he doesn't hit Lucille. Peggy's cleavage has been covered up in this scene as well.

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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
  2. 1. Take Me Away
  3. 2. One Last Fling
  4. 3. So You've Got A Job!
  5. 4. End Of a Dream!
  6. 5. Take Me
  7. 6. "...For Better, For Worse..."
  8. 7. Ask ... Jane Jones
  9. 8. My Sister--My Rival!
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • David Wilt
  • Nick Caputo
  • Gary L. Watson
  • Michael Hoskin
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Jim Walls