(October 1949)

Harvey, 1949 Series
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Volume:
1
Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
36
Indicia frequency:
Every other month
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
Harvey Publications, Inc.
Brand:
Harvey Publications H [Heart]
Editing:
Leon Harvey
Color:
Color
Dimensions:
Standard Golden Age U. S.

Issue Notes

This issue has variants.

Title was originally intended to be "Love Letters." This title appears on the indicia, on the back cover house ad (with an image of the original cover), and on the mailing address given for reader letters to "Doris Bigelow."


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
romance

Indexer Notes

Title was originally to be "Love Letters" but Quality Comics secured right to the title first, but Harvey was evidently not aware until the comic had been printed. Harvey's solution was to overprint the masthead on the existing comics with silver ink to obscure "Letters" and then added "Lessons" in red ink on top of the silver. Two slightly different cover variants exist.

Hi-School Romance (Table of Contents: 1)

text story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
romance

Indexer Notes

Inside front cover.

[Do You Have a Personal Problem?] (Table of Contents: 2)

foreword, introduction, preface, afterword / 1 page (report information)

Script:
? [as Doris Bigelow]
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Synopsis:
Editorial and solicitation for reader letters to “famous social consultant” Doris Bigelow.

June and December (Table of Contents: 3)

comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
romance
Characters:
Doris Bigelow; June Norris; Babs; Nancy Baxter; Don Baxter; Dick Rogers; Bill; Lank Edwards
Synopsis:
June saves her money for 2 years for a vacation at the Lake Placid Country Club, hoping to find a rich husband. She meets middle-aged widower Don who is “more than twice your age!” and they are married. Don asks June to speak to his grown daughter Nancy about the late hours she’s been keeping. To keep an eye on Nancy, June accompanies her to a club and is paired with Lank, who makes a pass at her. Nancy threatens to tell Don. June leaves but Nancy tracks her down and apologises. She says Don had full trust in her, and June and Don reconcile.

Indexer Notes

Mostly same premise as “I Want to Forget” in Bride’s Diary (Farrell, 1955 series) 4 (May 1955), with a slightly different conclusion.

A Wolf Without a Sheepskin! (Table of Contents: 4)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
romance
Characters:
Doris Bigelow; Danny Devan; Jean Watson Devan; Mrs. Devan; Joe Devan
Synopsis:
High school students Danny and Jean fall in love. His father left his mother because he never finished school and Mrs. Devan did and constantly proclaimed her greater intelligence. Danny says he’ll marry Jean if she drops out of school after her junior year (he graduates). She does so, and they are wed. However, Jean secretly studies on her own and submits a slogan to the ad agency where Danny works, under his name. Danny wins a promotion but is angry at Jean. However, when she decides to leave him, Danny apologises and promises to change.

Doris Bigelow’s Mailbag! (Table of Contents: 5)

letters page / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
? [as Doris Bigelow]
Letters:
typeset

Synopsis:
Letters allegedly from readers, asking “famous social consultant” Doris Bigelow for advice.

Love 'em and Leave 'em? (Table of Contents: 6)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
romance
Characters:
Doris Bigelow; Francois Dubois; Sue Sanford; Jerry; Russ Randolph; Grace
Synopsis:
Russ rescues fellow cruise passenger Sue from a masher and they become friends. His friend Jerry tells Sue that Russ is a “millionaire oil man.” When the cruise is over, Sue waits to hear from Russ but he never calls. She accidentally runs into Russ at the gas station he owns. Russ explains that when he learned of Jerry’s joke about him being a millionaire, he was ashamed to call Sue. Sue says it doesn’t matter, she loves Russ.

The Strange Case of the Wounded Lover! (Table of Contents: 7)

comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
romance
Characters:
Doris Bigelow; Meg Mitchell; Paul; Doc Enright; Eve Enright; Mrs. Mitchell
Synopsis:
Paul returns from the war to his sweetheart Meg, but he acts oddly and she becomes jealous and suspicious. Paul tells Doc Enright that a leg wound means he can’t go back to his old job at the post office, and he doesn’t want to “burden Meg with being married to a cripple!” Enright straightens everything out, Paul gets a new job, and he and Meg will wed.
Reprints:
Keywords:
disabled veteran

Famous Love Affairs of the Past... Ninon De Lenclos (Table of Contents: 8)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
non-fiction; biography; historical; romance
Characters:
Ninon de Lenclos; Chevalier De Saint; Richelieu
Synopsis:
Ninon, born in 1620, has many lovers in her life, but she doesn’t marry until she’s 80 years old, to a man 50 years younger. She dies in 1705.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

The final panel says "five years later, in 1706" Ninon dies, despite the fact that the previous panel indicated she got married in 1700 (and thus "five years later" would be 1705). The real-life Ninon de Lenclos did die in 1705.

A Bit of Womanly Intrigue (Table of Contents: 9)

text story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
romance

Indexer Notes

Inside back cover, black and white.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 10) (Expand) /

promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)