(June 1952)

Avon, 1951 Series
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Volume
1
Price
0.10 USD
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
Bi-monthly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Realistic Comics, Inc.
Brand
A Realistic Comic
Editing
?
Color
color
Dimensions
standard Golden Age U.S.
Paper Stock
newsprint interior; glossy cover
Binding
saddle-stitched
Publishing Format
was ongoing series

Issue Notes

Interior contents reprinted in Intimate Confessions (I. W. Publishing; Super Comics, 1958 series) #10, per Lou Mougin.


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
? (painting)
Inks
? (painting)
Colors
? (painting)
Letters
typeset

Genre
romance

Indexer Notes

Cover art previously used for Avon paperback #120, "Alabam'."

Reckless Pickup (Table of Contents: 1)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Rafael Astarita [as Astarita] (signed)
Inks
Rafael Astarita [as Astarita] (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
romance
Characters
Mary Nordwell; Mrs. Nordwell; Roger Payne; Jimmy Roberts; Lucy Payne
Synopsis
Although she already has a boyfriend, fellow college student Jimmy, Mary dates Roger after he wrong-number dials her home telephone. Roger is a “rising young engineer,” who takes Mary to a nightclub and makes drunken advances to her. His scheme is foiled by the arrival of Jimmy and Roger’s indignant wife Lucy. Mary feels she has been a “stupid, cheap little fool” and has now lost Jimmy’s love as well, because she was “a reckless pickup!”
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Fate's Rebound (Table of Contents: 2)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Norman Nodel
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
romance
Characters
Della Starr; George Marion; Dr. Bert Hamilton; Helen
Synopsis
Aspiring opera singer Della dates lawyer George but is determined to “save my love for someone who could help my career by giving me financial backing.” Della develops lung problems and has to go to a sanitarium, although she doesn’t have money to pay for it. Della and doctor Bert fall in love, but he says he’s going to marry wealthy Helen, whose money can help his career. Della realises this is how she treated George and tracks him down: he’s the one who secretly paid for her medical treatment. Della says she’ll marry him even though he isn’t rich.
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Indexer Notes

Pencil credit from Jim Vadeboncoeur, Jr. index card.

Della Starr's last name is spelled "Star" on page 5.

The Love Letter of My Life! (Table of Contents: 3)

text story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Susan Baron
Letters
typeset

Genre
romance

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 4)

How My Husband Proposed / letters page / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Letters
typeset

I'll Never Love Again (Table of Contents: 5)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
romance
Characters
June Lee; Carol Wharton; Fred Wharton; Mrs. Wharton
Synopsis
June’s husband and child are killed in an auto accident. She contemplates suicide, but instead takes a job as governess for Carol, whose mother is in the hospital. June finds herself falling in love with Carol’s father Fred, and doesn’t want to break up their family. Before she dies, Fred’s wife asks Carol to say on to care for Carol and help Fred. Carol and Fred eventually get married and form a new family of their own.
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Keywords
suicide

Indexer Notes

June is referred to as "Mrs. Lee" on page one but is introduced as "June Talbot" on page 3.

No Substitute For Love (Table of Contents: 6)

comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
romance
Characters
Betty; Steve Dunham; Mike Kitridge
Synopsis
Betty loves Mike, a fellow college student who works in a coffee shop to pay his tuition, but he is unaware of her feelings. “Local campus hero” Steve professes his love to Betty and Mike withdraws. Betty begins to date Steve, although she still loves Mike. Steve eventually tells Betty that he has “found self-respect” and knows Betty and Mike love each other, so he gives her up. Betty and Mike reconcile.
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Indexer Notes

The caption at the top of the splash panel says “Mary was the kind of girl who gave her heart once…” but there is no character named "Mary" in this story.

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
  2. 1. Reckless Pickup
  3. 2. Fate's Rebound
  4. 3. The Love Letter of My Life!
  5. 4. [no title indexed]
    How My Husband Proposed
  6. 5. I'll Never Love Again
  7. 6. No Substitute For Love
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