(September 1956)

Harvey, 1949 Series
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Volume
1
Price
0.10 USD
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
Monthly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Harvey Enterprises, Inc.
Brand
True Love
Editing
Leon Harvey
Color
Color
Dimensions
Standard Golden and Silver Age U. S.
Paper Stock
Glossy cover; Newsprint interior
Binding
Saddle-stitched
Publishing Format
was ongoing series

Issue Notes

Indexed from scanned copy at https://digitalcomicmuseum.com


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Jack Kirby
Inks
Jack Kirby ?
Colors
?

Genre
romance

Indexer Notes

Kirby credit per Nick Caputo, April 2011

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 1)

table of contents / 0.37 page (report information)

Script
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Indexer Notes

Lists the titles of the stories in this issue. The bottom 2/3rds of the page is a new 5-panel introduction to the first story, "Forbidden to Love Him."

Forbidden to Love Him! (Table of Contents: 2)

comic story / 5.66 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Bill Draut
Inks
Bill Draut
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
romance
Characters
Susan Crane; John Renwa; Frank Crane; Mrs. Crane; Mr. Renwa; Mrs. Renwa
Synopsis
Susan falls in love with John, but is shocked when he admits he’s an American Indian. She accepts his marriage proposal but her parents are violently prejudiced and beat Susan when she refuses to stop seeing him. However, when John speaks at a bond rally and reveals that he won the Medal of Honor, Susan’s parents and the rest of the townspeople change their minds about him. Susan and John can now marry.
Reprints
  • US from First Love Illustrated (Harvey, 1949 series) #35 (December 1953)
  • The reprinted version has 5 additional panels not in the original: these appear at the bottom of the contents page and serve as a teaser for the story (which begins following a full page ad).
    The story itself has been revised to conform to the Comics Code. On page 3 in the original, Susan's father hits her but this has been redrawn in the reprint to have him merely express his dissatisfaction. In the original he's wearing a "wife-beater" undershirt but this has been changed to an all-black, long-sleeved shirt in the reprint. Additionally, dialogue has been changed to remove some racial slurs. On the original page 4, Susan's father whips her with his belt: this panel has been completely re-drawn in the reprint, replaced with a verbal admonishment. Additional dialogue changes have been made on this page in the reprint as well.
Keywords
racism

Love for Sale! (Table of Contents: 3)

text story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
romance
Reprints

Don't Be Dominating! (Table of Contents: 4)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Tom Hickey
Inks
Tom Hickey
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
romance
Synopsis
Advice how to treat a boyfriend
Reprints

My Heart's Desire (Table of Contents: 5)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

Genre
romance
Characters
Kit Dawson; Jimmy Dawson; Rudy Longo; Steve Mason
Synopsis
To save her brother Jimmy from jail, secretary Kit is forced to take a job as a scantily-clad “hostess” for Rudy, whose skating rink is a front for crooked activities. Kit falls in love with U.S. Navy sailor Steve but Rudy compels her to act like a slut in front of him. Kit confesses all to Jimmy, who tips off Steve. Steve and his Navy pals attack the club and rescue Kit; Rudy will go to jail and Kit will marry Steve.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Art identification by Jim Vadeboncoeur, Jr.

Love Was Found Wanting (Table of Contents: 6)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Tom Hickey
Inks
Tom Hickey
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
romance
Characters
Peg Bruce; Mrs. Bruce; Hal; Jan; Jim; Larry Thornton
Synopsis
Peg’s soldier boyfriend Hal is deployed overseas but doesn’t write to her. A friend convinces her to go on a double-date but when her escort makes a pass, Peg says “I never want any man but Hal to touch me!” When she’s rescued in the woods by hunter Larry, Peg gives in to her feelings and they kiss. Feeling forgotten by Hal, Peg dates Larry. However, Hal comes home: he didn’t write to Peg because he was “delirious with fever.” Peg says she’ll never doubt his love again.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Art identification by Jim Vadeboncoeur, Jr.

Broken Prom Date (Table of Contents: 7)

text story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
romance
Reprints

Your Problem (Table of Contents: 8)

letters page / 1 page (report information)

Script
? [as Nancy Powers]
Letters
typeset

Synopsis
Advice to readers
Reprints

Your Kiss (Table of Contents: 9)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Manny Stallman
Inks
Jack Abel ?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
romance
Characters
Marcia; Ted; Danny; Brad; Frank
Synopsis
Marcia dates many men, dropping each one for a better “prospect”; even after accepting an engagement ring from Brad, she flaunts herself to others. Marcia dumps Brad when she meets Frank, whom she really loves. However, Brad uses her for sex and then says “it’s been lots of fun, kid” and tells her he’s moving to another country. When Marcia protests, Frank says he’s just doing to her what she did to Brad and many other men. Marcia is left alone.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Art identification by Jim Vadeboncoeur, Jr.

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
  2. 1. [no title indexed]
  3. 2. Forbidden to Love Him!
  4. 3. Love for Sale!
  5. 4. Don't Be Dominating!
  6. 5. My Heart's Desire
  7. 6. Love Was Found Wanting
  8. 7. Broken Prom Date
  9. 8. Your Problem
  10. 9. Your Kiss
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • David Wilt
  • Nick Caputo
  • Michael Hoskin
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Mark Gordon
  • Wally Harrington
  • Mickey Coalwell