(November 1953)

Comic Media, 1951 Series
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Volume
?
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 US
Paper Stock
newsprint
Binding
saddle-stitched
Publishing Format
was ongoing

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Bernard Baily ?
Inks
?
Colors
?

Genre
romance

Indexer Notes

Art identification by Jim Vadeboncoeur, Jr.

Dread Past (Table of Contents: 1)

comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
romance
Characters
Dr. Mark Winters; Alice Cagen; Jack Dillon; Miss Ryan; Miss Downs
Synopsis
Young nurse Alice becomes a “wild-eyed, frenzied dope addict” through the influence of Jack. They’re both arrested and sent to prison; after a year, Alice is released and moves to a small town where the local hospital desperately needs nurses. She falls in love with Mark, the hospital director and head surgeon. Jack is brought into the hospital for emergency surgery and dies on the operating table. Alice thinks she sub-consciously killed him. She admits her past to Mark. Mark says he still loves her and Jack died as a result of his wounds.
Keywords
drug addiction

Blues (Table of Contents: 2)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Tom Feelings (signed)
Inks
Tom Feelings (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
romance
Characters
Ellen Delaney; Roy Davis; Tony Kipp; Nick Toretti
Synopsis
Singer Ellen is coached by pianist Roy and they become a popular musical act and also fall in love. Ellen leaves the act when offered a Broadway job, despite Roy’s warning that she isn’t ready. Failing on Broadway, Ellen is forced to perform in sleazy dives. One day, Roy shows up to accompany her. He also rescues her from the lecherous club manager. Roy and Ellen re-start their career and romance.
Keywords
lingerie shot; sexual harassment

Forgetfulness (Table of Contents: 3)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Edwin Green
Letters
typeset

Genre
romance

Love Bait (Table of Contents: 4)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Ed Smalle
Inks
Ed Smalle
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
romance
Characters
Jane Condon; Bart Dillon; Rob Condon; Ann
Synopsis
Jane learns her brother Rob is returning after 2 years’ military service. She discovers Rob’s girlfriend Ann has fallen in love with Bart in the meantime. Bart isn’t serious about Ann, so Jane pretends to fall for him to cause a break-up. Rob and Ann arrive and catch Bart and Jane together. Jane’s plan works: Bart is sent packing, and Rob and Ann get married.

Indexer Notes

Art identification by Jim Vadeboncoeur, Jr.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 5)

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

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Mary Gilford’s problem is as difficult as it is heartbreaking
Genre
romance
Characters
Mary Gilford; Ken Foster; Mildred Norton
Synopsis
Over her parents’ objections, Mary elopes with Ken. He proves to be a bad husband and they divorce, leaving her with an infant child to care for. Mildred Norton asks readers to write in with suggestions for Mary.
Keywords
divorce

Indexer Notes

Advice column in comic form, readers are challenged to write their advice. The advice character is not specifically identified as "Mildred Norton," but this is the character name associated with advice columns and comic stories in this title.

Problem Corner (Table of Contents: 6)

letters page / 1 page (report information)

Script
Mildred Norton
Letters
typeset

Indexer Notes

Advice column by Mildred Norton

Gang Moll (Table of Contents: 7)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Ed Smalle
Inks
Ed Smalle
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
crime; romance
Characters
Meg; Tim Reagan; Rico Cargoni
Synopsis
Meg is a nightclub hatcheck girl whose boss Rico constantly propositions her. She really loves police detective Tim, but they can’t get married until he receives a promotion. Proving Rico is a crime boss would solve the problem. Meg pretends to break up with Tim and becomes Rico’s girlfriend. She tips off the police to the gang’s activities but Rico learns of this and sets up an ambush. Meg is wounded while warning Tim and his men of the trap. Rico is arrested and Meg marries Tim at last.

Indexer Notes

Art identification by Jim Vadeboncoeur, Jr.

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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
  2. 1. Dread Past
  3. 2. Blues
  4. 3. Forgetfulness
  5. 4. Love Bait
  6. 5. ["Mary Gilford’s problem is as difficult as it is heartbreaking"]
    Today's Problem
  7. 6. Problem Corner
  8. 7. Gang Moll
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Peter Croome
  • David Wilt
  • Tillmann Courth
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Jim Walls
  • Mickey Coalwell