(December 1949)

Hillman, 1949 Series
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Volume
1
Price
0.10 USD
Pages
52
Indicia Frequency
monthly
On-sale date
1949-10-26
Publisher's Age Guidelines
Authorized A. C. M. P. Conforms to the Comics Code
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Hillman Periodicals, Inc.
Brand
A Hillman Publication
Editing
Ed Cronin
Color
Full Color
Dimensions
Standard Golden Age U.S.
Paper Stock
Glossy Cover; Newsprint Interior
Binding
Saddle-stitched
Publishing Format
Was Ongoing

Issue Notes

On sale date as given in the copyright application as listed in the Catalog of Copyright Entries, Periodicals, July-December 1949, page 257, registration number B216626.


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
John Prentice
Inks
John Prentice
Colors
?
Letters
Ben Oda

First Line of Dialogue or Text
You're a sweet boy, Johnny...
Genre
romance
Characters
man; two women

Indexer Notes

Credits per Nick Caputo, March 2014.

Amazing New Mickey Mouse Hand Puppets (Table of Contents: 1) (Expand) /

Mickey Mouse; Rubber-for-Molds / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

I Was the Wholesome Type (Table of Contents: 2)

comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Mike Suchorsky
Inks
Mike Suchorsky
Colors
?
Letters
Ben Oda

First Line of Dialogue or Text
I know how it feels to be like...
Genre
romance
Characters
Greg Grissom; Penny Hulbert; Gail Hulbert; Bob; Mr. Hulbert; Mrs. Hulbert
Synopsis
Penny is overshadowed in high school by her more glamorous sister Gail. Bob prefers Gail but she doesn’t believe him. Penny substitutes a photo of herself for Gail in a contest entry and Gail loses as a result: but this prevents her from eloping with Greg and going to Hollywood, so it’s a good thing. Bob figures it out and says he loves Penny as she is.
Reprints

I Must Forget Eileen (Table of Contents: 3)

comic story / 8 pages (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
It was just my luck that Steve...
Genre
romance
Characters
Eileen; Bart Leonard; Steve; Gregg Sanders; Pepe
Synopsis
Pilots Steve and Bart compete for the affections of airline hostess Eileen. She chooses Bart but Steve, suffering from an old war wound, goes insane and says he’ll kill them both. After a struggle in which Steve is killed, Bart flees to Brazil and takes a dangerous job with a small company. He’s asked to fly a doctor to the scene of an airliner crash and discovers Eileen is there. She says Steve didn’t die, and is recovering in a sanatorium. Bart and Eileen reconcile.
Keywords
Douglas DC-6; Natal Brazil; New Orleans

Indexer Notes

Same story re-used as "Flight From Love" in Darling Romance (1949 series) (Archie) #3 (January-February 1950). The ending is very slightly changed.

Do You Think You Own Me? (Table of Contents: 4)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
How do you thank an old girl for saving you with...
Genre
romance
Characters
Sally; Vin; Kitty; Elmer; Kitty's mother
Synopsis
Vin breaks up with Kitty because she is too controlling. He goes to see Sally, an old girlfriend now working as a doctor’s receptionist. She’s engaged to someone else and when Vin complains about Kitty’s possessiveness, Sally says all women are that way but they don’t all show it. Vin realises he loves Kitty: he goes home and they decide to elope.

I Judged a Book by Its Cover (Table of Contents: 5)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
Ben Oda; Leroy lettering

First Line of Dialogue or Text
He was a smoothie - and Brad came to our little...
Genre
romance
Characters
Brad Forester; Elaine Warren; Larry Davis; Dr. William Warren; Sam
Synopsis
Elaine is bored with her small-town life and small-town boyfriend Larry. She falls in love with newcomer Brad, but she discovers Brad is a reporter who tracked down her father and now uses Elaine’s information to write a story about a 15-year-old scandal. Although Dr. Warren was cleared of wrongdoing then, the townspeople criticise the doctor until Brad stands up and defends him. Elaine realises Larry is the man for her.
Keywords
Boston; Sandfield

No Place to Hide (Table of Contents: 6)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
?
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
The little gray couple was shunted off...
Genre
romance
Characters
Mama Riveaux; Papa Riveaux; Charles Delford; Dierdre Cummings; Constance Allerton; Mrs. Delford
Synopsis
Dierdre, who came from a humble childhood, has embellished her past in order to win the love of wealthy Charles Delford. Constance, her rival for Charles, sets a trap to expose the many untruths and embarrass her before Charles.
Keywords
Pennsylvania; Whitestone Hotel

I Tried to Build a Fence Around My Love (Table of Contents: 7)

comic story / 9 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
Ben Oda; Leroy lettering

First Line of Dialogue or Text
I was Martin's secretary, and I thought...
Genre
romance
Characters
Martin Darrell; Lynn Shearer; Mack; Ma Burns; Mr. Burns; Tommy Burns; Big Tim Paur
Synopsis
Secretary Lynn loves her boss, lawyer Martin, but he becomes angry when she tries to make him take high-paying clients rather than helping the indigent. When the son of Martin’s old friends is hit by a car driven by gangster Big Tim, Lynn sees that poor people need legal representation as well as the rich. Martin wins the case and asks Lynn to change jobs: she’ll be his wife instead of his secretary.

I Lied to Myself About Men (Table of Contents: 8)

comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
Ben Oda; Leroy lettering

First Line of Dialogue or Text
As I grew up, I kept saying to myself...
Genre
romance
Characters
Joan Blythe; Mr. Blythe; Bob; Carol; Jimmie Clark; Frank Gill; Martha Wayne; Margie Gill
Synopsis
Art student Joan flirts with many young men to compensate for the affection her father didn’t give her as a child, but she refuses to get serious for fear of being hurt. She falls in love with composer Frank but he plays hard to get and she sees him with other women. Frank finally admits he heard of Joan’s reputation and wanted to give her a taste of her own medicine. Joan and Frank will be married.

What You Can Do About Pimples (Table of Contents: 9) (Expand) /

Dornol Products / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

[New Silk-finish Enlargement, Ivory Gold-tooled Frame] (Table of Contents: 10) (Expand) /

Hollywood Film Studios / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

10-Piece Knife Set (Table of Contents: 11) (Expand) /

Niresk Industries / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Special... Introductory Offer (Table of Contents: 12) (Expand) /

H & S Sales Company / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. ["You're a sweet boy, Johnny..."]
  2. 1. Amazing New Mickey Mouse Hand Puppets
    Mickey Mouse; Rubber-for-Molds
  3. 2. I Was the Wholesome Type
  4. 3. I Must Forget Eileen
  5. 4. Do You Think You Own Me?
  6. 5. I Judged a Book by Its Cover
  7. 6. No Place to Hide
  8. 7. I Tried to Build a Fence Around My Love
  9. 8. I Lied to Myself About Men
  10. 9. What You Can Do About Pimples
    Dornol Products
  11. 10. [New Silk-finish Enlargement, Ivory Gold-tooled Frame]
    Hollywood Film Studios
  12. 11. 10-Piece Knife Set
    Niresk Industries
  13. 12. Special... Introductory Offer
    H & S Sales Company
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