(April 1953)

Lev Gleason, 1952 Series
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Volume
1
Price
0.10 USD
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
monthly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Lev Gleason Publications, Inc.
Brand
Lev Gleason Publications
Editing
Charles Biro (editor); Bob Wood (managing editor)
Color
Color
Dimensions
Standard Golden Age U. S.
Paper Stock
Glossy cover; Newsprint interior
Binding
Saddle-stitched
Publishing Format
Was Ongoing Series

Issue Notes

Indexed from a scan from http://digitalcomicmuseum.com/ with art identifications from Jim Vadeboncoeur, Jr.

Editor credits taken from statement of ownership.

All stories have typeset captions but hand-lettered dialogue balloons.


Disgrace! (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Bob Fujitani
Inks
Bob Fujitani
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
romance
Reprints

Loves of My Life, Part Four (Table of Contents: 1)

A True Love Story / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
romance
Characters
Dr. Roger Hammitt; Marge; Jack; Ruth Ingalls
Synopsis
Marge resigns her job with doctor Roger because her fiancé Jack has returned from the Korean War with an injured arm. Marge says she'll marry Jack even though she loves Roger. Jack, an architect, feels his life is over. Marge helps Jack exercise his arm but decides occupational therapist Ruth may be able to do more good. Ruth's therapy restores Jack's ability to work and they fall in love. Marge can now return to Roger with a clean conscience.
Keywords
Korean War; wounded veteran

Indexer Notes

Series ran from issues 30-33.

The Kiss (Table of Contents: 2)

A True Love Story / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Dick Rockwell (signed)
Inks
Dick Rockwell (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
romance
Characters
Martha; Charlie Hines; Jim
Synopsis
Martha has always felt unattractive, even though she has "lovely eyes and a perfect figure!" As an adult, she has a crush on her apartment neighbour Charlie. When Charlie accidentally kisses her during a party, Martha is embarrassed and moves away. After having plastic surgery, she returns to the apartment house. No one recognises her but all of the men are friendly. Charlie says there was "a kiss that changed his life" earlier. Martha kisses him and admits she's the same person. Charlie says "you didn't need the operation" to have his life, but "No man is sorry to have a beautiful wife!"

Indexer Notes

Martha's face is never shown, pre-plastic surgery.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 3)

Do You Need Advice? / letters page / 2 pages (report information)

Script
? [as Agnes Holmes]
Pencils
? (illustrations)
Inks
? (illustrations)
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Dear Agnes Holmes: I am going on fifteen years old

My Fatal Week End (Table of Contents: 4)

A True Love Story / comic story / 6.67 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Robert Martinott (signed)
Inks
Robert Martinott (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
romance
Characters
Lucy; Janet; Bob Marquette
Synopsis
Lucy meets soldier Bob at a USO dance. They fall in love. He gets orders to ship out, and invites Lucy to New York to meet his parents. When Lucy arrives, Bob says his parents were called away suddenly. She thinks it was a trick to get her in the apartment alone, and flees. However, after thinking it over, Lucy realises she loves Bob and returns. He says his parents showed up after all.

Indexer Notes

Bottom 1/3 of last page is various ads.

Disgrace (Table of Contents: 5)

A True Love Story / comic story / 6.67 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Dick Rockwell (signed)
Inks
Dick Rockwell (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
romance
Characters
Ricky Dawson; Elaine Drexel; Mr. Drexel; Mrs. Drexel; Dr. Wingate
Synopsis
Teen-agers Ricky and Elaine want get married but her parents say Ricky's part-time job "wouldn't support a canary" and forbid them to date any more. Elaine says she's going to visit a friend, but she and Ricky go into the city to have dinner. They're trapped by an ice storm, argue, and spend the night in the bus station. When Elaine gets home, her parents don't believe the ice storm story and fear scandal. However, their minister verifies the bad weather tale. Elaine's parents apologise for not trusting her, and say she can date Ricky again.

Indexer Notes

Bottom 1/3 of last page is Statement of Ownership.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 6)

statement of ownership / 0.33 page (report information)

Script
?
Letters
typeset
Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. Disgrace!
  2. 1. Loves of My Life, Part Four
    A True Love Story
  3. 2. The Kiss
    A True Love Story
  4. 3. ["Dear Agnes Holmes: I am going on fifteen years old"]
    Do You Need Advice?
  5. 4. My Fatal Week End
    A True Love Story
  6. 5. Disgrace
    A True Love Story
  7. 6. [no title indexed]
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Jim Van Dore
  • David Wilt
  • Jerry Hillegas
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Jim Walls
  • Gary L. Watson