(January 1950)

Hillman, 1949 Series
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Volume
1
Price
0.10 USD
Pages
52
Indicia Frequency
monthly
On-sale date
1949-12-02
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
Edward 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 B221868.
Indicia: ROMANTIC CONFESSIONS, published monthly by Hillman Periodicals, Inc., at 420 DeSoto Ave., St. Louis, Mo. Executive and Editorial Offices, 535 Fifth Ave., New York 17, N.Y. Edward Cronin, Editor. Vol. 1, No. 4, January 1950. Printed in the United States of America. Price 10¢ a copy, subscription rate $1.20 a year in the United States and possessions. Copyright 1949 by Hillman Periodicals, Inc. Application for second class entry pending.


Love Stories From Life (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
John Prentice
Inks
John Prentice
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
romance

Indexer Notes

credits per Nick Caputo, March 2014.

"The Love That I Needed" (Table of Contents: 1)

comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
romance
Characters
Vicki; Bill Hanley; Rita; Al; Dr. Stanley
Synopsis
After her parents are killed, 10-year-old Vicki is raised by her older married sister Rita. Rita convinces Vicki that all men, including her husband Al, are bad. As a young woman, Vicki goes to work for the government; Bill is her boss and he falls in love with Vicki but she rejects him. Al returns from military service and urges Vicki to reconsider: he says Rita had a warped view of love and marriage. Vicki allows herself to admit she loves Bill.

"I'll Know When I Find My Love" (Table of Contents: 2)

comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Paul Parker (signed)
Inks
Paul Parker (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
romance
Characters
Georgia Adams; Steve Mulhern; Col. Linsey Adams; Mrs. Catherine Adams; Major MacGregor; John MacGregor; Tony Eggers; Ruth; Murray
Synopsis
Col. Adams tries to convince his daughter Georgia to marry one of the young Army officers under his command. Georgia runs off to the city and is befriended by sleazy Tony. She is nearly arrested in a raid on a gambling joint, but policeman Steve lets her off and they fall in love. When Tony tries to win her back, Steve punches him and marries Georgia. Her father is happy.

"I Dare You to Love Me" (Table of Contents: 3)

comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
romance
Characters
Georgie Warner; Frank; Sam Arnold; Pops Warner; Mrs. Monahan; Jimmy Miller
Synopsis
Georgie and her father operate a coastal mail boat in Florida. After her boyfriend Frank marries someone else, Georgie swears off men. They rescue Sam, whose boat sank, and he asks Georgie for a date. He proves to her that he’s not a wolf or unfaithful, and they fall in love.

He-Man Stuff (Table of Contents: 4)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
romance

An Emperor's Love (Table of Contents: 5)

comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
Ben Oda

Genre
historical; romance
Characters
Maximilian of Austria; Carlotta; Louis Napoleon
Synopsis
In 1866, as his short-lived Mexican empire crumbles, Maximilian sends his wife Carlotta back to Europe so she will be safe. Maximilian is executed by the Mexicans and Carlotta goes mad: she waits for him to return until her death in 1927.

$100 Worth of Heartbreak (Table of Contents: 6)

comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
John Prentice
Inks
John Prentice
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
romance
Characters
Hank Andrews; Leila; Irene Baker; Tiger Ames; Joe Bailey; Al
Synopsis
Steel factory worker Hank fights boxer Tiger Ames to earn $100 so he can marry Leila. However, she rejects the money and breaks up with him, because she hates fighting. Hank becomes a professional boxer and is managed by sexy heiress Irene. Leila shows up to apologise to Hank but sees him and Irene together and leaves. Hank loses the championship fight, Irene dumps him, and a broken hand ends his career. He reconciles with Leila.

Romance Expert (Table of Contents: 7)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
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Colors
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Letters
?

Genre
humor
Characters
Susie; Herman
Synopsis
Bashful Herman is talked into participating in “romance class” at drama school and proves to be a natural.

"Forgive Me, Kathleen" (Table of Contents: 8)

comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
romance
Characters
Kathleen Marin; Johnny Hays; Louise Marin; Mrs. Marin; Judge; Frank; Ed
Synopsis
As a child, Louise is jealous of her sister Kathleen. When they grow up, Louise continues her campaign of dislike and hostility. Kathleen dates Johnny and when Louise learns he is going to propose marriage to her sister, she takes his car and frames him for an accident in which a man is injured. Louise throws herself on the mercy of the court and is sentenced to 2 years in prison.
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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. Love Stories From Life
  2. 1. "The Love That I Needed"
  3. 2. "I'll Know When I Find My Love"
  4. 3. "I Dare You to Love Me"
  5. 4. He-Man Stuff
  6. 5. An Emperor's Love
  7. 6. $100 Worth of Heartbreak
  8. 7. Romance Expert
  9. 8. "Forgive Me, Kathleen"
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