(November 1952)

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

Faced with Shame! (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
? (painted)
Inks
? (painted)
Colors
? (painted)
Letters
?

Genre
romance

Our Love Was Battle-Scarred! (Table of Contents: 1)

comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Everett Raymond Kinstler (signed)
Inks
Everett Raymond Kinstler (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
romance
Characters
Capt. Tom White; Amy Fairchild
Synopsis
Amy and Tom are engaged but he's sent to fight in Korea. She enlists as an Army nurse and also goes there. They meet in the war zone. Tom is afraid she'll be killed, but he's the one who's injured. He recovers but wants to marry Amy now and she refuses, not wishing to face the possibility of one of them dying. They are both caught up in the turmoil of battle and finally realise they love each other deeply.
Reprints
Keywords
Korean War

Faced With Shame (Table of Contents: 2)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
romance
Characters
Helen Browley; Jim Carroll; Mr. Browley; Mrs. Browley; Aunt Harriet; Roger Stevenson
Synopsis
Helen's boyfriend Jim is drafted. She goes to visit him in camp, and thinks they'll be able to have a wild time since her parents aren't around. Jim doesn't want to betray her parents' trust, so she dates the worldly Roger. The lecherous Roger has no intention of marrying her, however, and Helen runs back to the safe Jim.

How I Learned What Love Really Is! (Table of Contents: 3)

text story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Rafael Astarita
Inks
Rafael Astarita
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
romance

Indexer Notes

One small illustration

I Loved A Four-Time Loser (Table of Contents: 4)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Rafael Astarita (signed)
Inks
Rafael Astarita (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
romance
Characters
Janet Taylor; Steve Howard; Paul Miller
Synopsis
Janet's longtime boyfriend Paul is sentenced to life in prison. Detective Steve Howard urges Janet to forget about the no-good criminal. Paul escapes and, jealous of Janet's friendship with Steve, threatens to kill her. Steve rescues Janet and arrests Paul.

How My Husband Proposed (Table of Contents: 5)

text story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
? (illustration)
Inks
? (illustration)
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
romance

Indexer Notes

One small illustration

The Letter I Didn't Mail! (Table of Contents: 6)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Rafael Astarita (signed)
Inks
Rafael Astarita (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
romance
Characters
Lynn; Richie Warren; Fred; Ann Porter
Synopsis
Lynn and Richie fall in love but he's drafted and sent to Korea. She agrees to date Fred, but only platonically. Lynn thinks she may be falling for Fred, and writes a "Dear John" letter to Richie but never mails it: Richie has been killed in action. Lynn vows to be faithful to him for the rest of her life.
Keywords
Korean War
Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. Faced with Shame!
  2. 1. Our Love Was Battle-Scarred!
  3. 2. Faced With Shame
  4. 3. How I Learned What Love Really Is!
  5. 4. I Loved A Four-Time Loser
  6. 5. How My Husband Proposed
  7. 6. The Letter I Didn't Mail!
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • David Wilt
  • Mike Nielsen
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Gary L. Watson
  • Ramon Schenk
  • Dan Kurdilla
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Gary L. Watson