(April 1954)

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
?

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Marty Elkin
Inks
Marty Elkin
Colors
?

Indexer Notes

Art identification by Jim Vadeboncoeur, Jr.

Tea with Terror (Table of Contents: 1)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Marty Elkin (signed)
Inks
Marty Elkin (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
crime; romance
Characters
Terry Saunders; Harry Smith; Jim Barry; Mildred Norton
Synopsis
Harry talks his way into Terry’s house by offering to do chores in exchange for a meal. Terry is impressed with the personable young man, but Harry gets nervous and hides when there’s a knock on the door. The visitor is police detective Jim, who warns Terry about a maniac killer who leaves an “X” at the scene of his crimes. Terry doesn’t expose Harry, but when Jim leaves, Harry reveals himself to be the maniac, complete with an “X” written on a mirror. He pulls a knife and is ready to kill Terry but Jim returns—to ask Terry for a date—and saves her.

Indexer Notes

Story is introduced by "Mildred Norton."

This is the Story of a Dream House (Table of Contents: 2)

text story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
romance

Indexer Notes

Story is continued on page 16.

Mountain Love (Table of Contents: 3)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre
romance
Characters
Sally Hall; Johnsie Bolton; Dr. Jim
Synopsis
Sally leaves the city to teach school in a rural hamlet, and is courted by farmer Johnsie. Dr. Jim warns Sally that that the rural people have certain attitudes that she must be aware of. At a community picnic, Johnsie and Sally wander off; when she starts to sunbathe, Johnsie thinks she’s offering herself to him. She resists, and Dr. Jim fights Johnsie to save her. Sally realizes she doesn’t understand the locals as well as she thought, but she also now knows she loves Dr. Jim.

This is the Story of a Dream House (part two) (Table of Contents: 4)

text story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
romance

I Laughed at my Love (Table of Contents: 5)

comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Marty Elkin (signed)
Inks
Marty Elkin (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
romance
Characters
Elsa Brown; Mildred Norton; Clint Carroll; Mother Murphy; Big Jim
Synopsis
Elsa has a romantic relationship via correspondence with Clint, and on the spur of the moment decides to visit his town. She discovers Clint is a wrestler called “The Monster,” with a very misshapen face, and rejects him hysterically. Back home Elsa realises she was unfair, and writes to apologize. Her letters are always returned “address unknown.” One night, a handsome man appears and refunds the money Elsa spent on her trip to meet Clint: it’s Clint, who had been suffering from a glandular problem when she met him. He’s now cured. Elsa shows him her repentant letters, and they reconcile.

Indexer Notes

Mildred Norton introduces the story and appears at the end to explain the moral.

A Man Worth Loving (Table of Contents: 6)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Gray Morrow ?; Marcia Snyder ?
Inks
Gray Morrow ?; Marcia Snyder ?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
romance
Characters
Bobbie Wilson; Jack Parr; Pierre
Synopsis
Bobbie and her boyfriend, artist Jack, go on a skiing vacation. She refuses to give up her social life to marry him. Ski instructor Pierre makes a pass at Bobbie, but Jack intervenes. After Jack beats up Pierre and castigates Bobbie for her behavior, Bobbie agrees to marry him the next day.

Indexer Notes

Tentative art credits from JVJ index card attached to the online scanned version.

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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
  2. 1. Tea with Terror
  3. 2. This is the Story of a Dream House
  4. 3. Mountain Love
  5. 4. This is the Story of a Dream House (part two)
  6. 5. I Laughed at my Love
  7. 6. A Man Worth Loving
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