(February-March 1951)

Hillman, 1949 Series
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Volume
1
Price
0.10 USD
Pages
52
Indicia Frequency
bi-monthly
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

Indicia: ROMANTIC CONFESSIONS, published bi-monthly by Hillman Periodicals, Inc., at 4600 Diversey Avenue, Chicago, Ill. Executive and Editorial Offices, 535 Fifth Ave., New York 18, N.Y. Edward Cronin, Editor. Vol. 1, No. 12, Feb.-March, 1951. Printed in the United States of America. Price 10¢ a copy, subscription rate 60¢ for six issues in the United States and possessions. Copyright 1950 by Hillman Periodicals, Inc. Entered as second class matter May 19, 1950, at the Post Office at St. Louis, Mo., under the Act of March 3, 1879.


True Love Stories You'll Never Forget!! (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
John Prentice (signed)
Inks
John Prentice (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
romance

Mine Was Another Kind of Love... (Table of Contents: 1)

comic story / 10 pages (report information)

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

Genre
romance
Characters
Paul Graham; Tom Graham; Eileen; Lars Jensen; John Collins
Synopsis
Paul refuses to attend college because he wants to marry Eileen: he tells his irate father he will work during the day and go to night school instead. His father, who dreamed of college football glory for Paul at his alma mater, breaks off contact with his son. Paul and Eileen ask Mr. Collins, head of the college alumni association, for advice. Collins says Paul's father is living in the past but he may see Paul's viewpoint some day. Paul and Eileen marry and have a son. Mr. Graham visits them and apologises for his behaviour.

Indexer Notes

Credits per Nick Caputo, March 2014.

This Could Never Happen to Me... (Table of Contents: 2)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
romance
Characters
Sally Lee; Tom Baily; Rita Ames
Synopsis
Sally and Tom fall in love and become engaged. After 5 years, Sally's friend Rita warns her Tom is never going to set the date for their wedding and is just using Sally. Sally doesn't believe her, but one day Tom says he's leaving for California, alone, and their relationship is over. Rita says next time Sally should use her head as well as her heart when she falls in love.

His Arms Were Waiting For Me... (Table of Contents: 3)

comic story / 9 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
romance
Characters
Lydia Jenkins; Elsie Sears; Esther Brandon; Rose; Brad Jenkins; Harold Jenkins
Synopsis
Esther attends a lecture by Lydia Jenkins in which the latter says wives should run the household completely, demand equal treatment from their husbands, and this will lead to a happy home. Esther dates Lydia's son Brad and they fall in love, but Brad doesn't like Esther's application of his mother's scheme. The husbands of Lydia's followers--and Lydia's husband himself--begin to rebel, and their wives abandon Lydia's organisation. Lydia and Esther also give in.

The Studious Type (Table of Contents: 4)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
romance

Wilfred Was My Darling... (Table of Contents: 5)

comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Dan Zolnerowich ?
Inks
Dan Zolnerowich ?
Colors
?
Letters
Ben Oda; typeset

Genre
romance
Characters
"Magnificent" Mabel McGee; Wilfred Ames; Marty McGee; Jerry; Violet
Synopsis
Wrestler Mabel and wimpy newspaper reporter Wilfred fall in love, but she breaks up with him because he’s unable to defend her against lecherous men they meet. Her father was a boxer and she wants a similar he-man for a beau. However, Mabel’s father confesses that he was a terrible fighter and lost all his bouts. Mabel retires from the ring to marry Wilfred.
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Indexer Notes

Credits per Nick Caputo, March 2014.

Marsha the Moose (Table of Contents: 6)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Dave Berg ?
Pencils
Dave Berg (signed)
Inks
Dave Berg (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor; anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Marsha; Harry
Synopsis
Harry the hunter wants a moosehead for his cabin.

Indexer Notes

Gag cartoon strip

Not Every Man is a Fool (Table of Contents: 7)

comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
romance
Characters
Ralph Gray; Helen; Dorothy Bradley; Susie; Bill Bradley; General Lloyd Marston
Synopsis
Helen is upset when her boyfriend Ralph breaks a date to visit an old Army buddy in the hospital. As a child, the death of her parents meant Helen was sent to live with her older sister Dorothy, who criticises her husband Bill for loaning a sick friend money. Bill is later killed rescuing another man in the factory, and Dorothy tells Helen “all friends are false" and people should only care for themselves. Helen carries this belief into adulthood. She asks lecturer General Marston for advice and he says she should correct her mistake. Helen meets Ralph at the hospital and they reconcile.

Indexer Notes

As with several stories in the previous issue, one character--in this case, "General Lloyd Marston"--seems to be portrayed as if he were an actual, real-life person making a "cameo" appearance. However, this cannot be confirmed.

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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. True Love Stories You'll Never Forget!!
  2. 1. Mine Was Another Kind of Love...
  3. 2. This Could Never Happen to Me...
  4. 3. His Arms Were Waiting For Me...
  5. 4. The Studious Type
  6. 5. Wilfred Was My Darling...
  7. 6. Marsha the Moose
  8. 7. Not Every Man is a Fool
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