(October 1953)

Comic Media, 1953 Series
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Volume
1
Price
0.10 USD
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
bi-monthly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Harwell Publications, Inc.
Brand
Comic Media [book]
Editing
?
Color
Color
Dimensions
Standard Golden Age U. S.
Paper Stock
Glossy cover
Binding
saddle-stitched
Publishing Format
Was ongoing series

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Bernard Baily ?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Indexer Notes

Art ID by Jim Vadeboncoeur, Jr.

Date Hungry (Table of Contents: 1)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Tewks ?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
Ben Oda

Genre
romance
Characters
Sue Carter; Mildred Norton; Tad; Bess; Mrs. Carter; Tom Anderson
Synopsis
Sue is a popular student but is never asked out on dates. Her friend Bess advises her to “loosen up” and she does, getting a reputation as “one girl a fellow could have a good time with!” While on vacation, she meets Tom and they fall in love. However, when he moves to her town and begins attending her school, Tom hears about Sue's escapades and calls her “a common tramp!” Sue confesses that loneliness made her do “the things I did” and Tom forgives her.

Indexer Notes

Art ID by Jim Vadeboncoeur, Jr.

Story introduced and with commentary by "Mildred Norton."

What's a Father for? (Table of Contents: 2)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Edwin Green
Pencils
Don Heck (illustrations)
Inks
Don Heck (illustrations)
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
romance

Indexer Notes

Story is split into two parts, other part follows after next comic story.

Exposed (Table of Contents: 3)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
Ben Oda

Genre
romance
Characters
Mildred Norton; Tina Winarski; Madame Winarski; Mark Talbot; Mr. Van Houk
Synopsis
Tina and her mother are immigrants from Galatia, “one of the oppressed countries of Europe.” Her mother opens an exclusive dress shop. Tina is wearing one of her mother’s creations when she meets the wealthy Mark, who thinks she is also rich. They fall in love, but Tina’s masquerade is exposed and she thinks Mark will dump her. However, Mark admits he’s only the bookkeeper for a rich man, and they decide to get married.

Cut of the Cards (Table of Contents: 4)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Don Perlin ?
Inks
Don Perlin ?
Colors
?
Letters
Ben Oda

Genre
romance
Characters
Lucy Turner; Mr. Turner; Charlie; Scott Reid; Mildred Norton?
Synopsis
Lucy’s father, a professional gambler, is killed in a card game when she’s 18. She visits a dude ranch to recover and falls in love with Scott, the owner. When Scott catches the gambling bug, Lucy beats him in a game of cards and wins the deed to his ranch. She then explains why she did this. They will wed and run the ranch together.

Indexer Notes

Possible Perlin art per Nick Caputo, August 2017. Like the other stories in this issue, this is introduced by a female character who comments on the story. However, in this story, "Mildred Norton" is drawn very off-model (in the other stories she is drawn to resemble actress Joan Crawford).

Problem Corner (Table of Contents: 5)

letters page / 1 page (report information)

Script
? [as Mildred Norton]
Pencils
Don Heck (illustrations)
Inks
Don Heck (illustrations)
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Indexer Notes

Advice column by Mildred Norton.

Price of Passion (Table of Contents: 6)

comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Frank R. Sieminsky ?
Inks
Vince Alascia
Colors
?
Letters
Ben Oda

Genre
romance
Characters
Tess Farrell; Mildred Norton; Mr. Jennings; Luke Bordon; Cole Bordon; Ma Bordon
Synopsis
Teenager Tess is adopted by the Bordon family from a detention home for “wayward girls.” Luke likes her but Ma and Cole force her to work hard on their farm and condemn her supposed sinful city ways. Tess and Luke become engaged but she and Cole begin an affair. The two brothers fight over Tess and Luke is left an invalid for life. Tess marries Luke and will spend the rest of her life caring for him, although she really loves Cole.

Indexer Notes

Art ID by Jim Vadeboncoeur, Jr.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 7)

Today's Problem / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
Ben Oda

First Line of Dialogue or Text
There is a girl torn between love for her husband...
Genre
romance
Characters
Mildred Norton; Kitty; Les; Kitty's mother
Synopsis
Kitty and Les get married, but have to care for Kitty’s invalid mother. They are stressed financially and emotionally, and when Kitty’s mother suggests she move to a hospital for care, Kitty rejects the idea but Les is in favour of it. Mildred Norton asks readers for their opinion.

Indexer Notes

Advice column in comic form, readers are challenged to write their advice - to Mildred Norton, of course.

Books on shelf show the letters "S" and "M" - hidden signature?
But for whom?

Editing
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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
  2. 1. Date Hungry
  3. 2. What's a Father for?
  4. 3. Exposed
  5. 4. Cut of the Cards
  6. 5. Problem Corner
  7. 6. Price of Passion
  8. 7. ["There is a girl torn between love for her husband..."]
    Today's Problem
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • David Wilt
  • Tony R. Rose
  • Tillmann Courth
  • Nick Caputo
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Jim Walls