(October-November 1951)

Hillman, 1949 Series
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Volume
2
Price
0.10 USD
Pages
52
Indicia Frequency
bi-monthly
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

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
John Prentice
Inks
John Prentice
Colors
?

Whispers I Never Heard (Table of Contents: 1)

comic story / 7 pages (report information)

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

Genre
medical; romance
Characters
Laura Baxter; Billy Baxter; Mom Baxter; Dad Baxter; Miss Jewel; Dr. Carey Hobson; Dr. Chip Barris; Dr. Fenshaw
Synopsis
Nurse Laura goes to work at a New York hospital and falls in love with Dr. Carey. Carey's work is lacking and he mysteriously vanishes at times. Laura discovers he's cheating on her. Carey cracks up during an operation and is dismissed; Laura is caught on the rebound by decent Dr. Chip.

Indexer Notes

credits per Nick Caputo, March 2014.

Plans are only for Dreams (Table of Contents: 2)

comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
romance
Characters
Jean Collins; Carl Hagen; Bill; Helen Simmons; Barka Hagen
Synopsis
Department store secretary Jean falls for famous skier Carl, who is demonstrating equipment in the sporting goods department. Jealous of fellow employee Helen, Jean pretends to be a skier herself to impress Carl and they go on a company-sponsored ski trip. She doesn't know Carl lost his nerve after an accident. Neither one admits the truth but when Jean is in danger during a run, Carl overcomes his fear and rescues her.

With Doubt in Her Heart (Table of Contents: 3)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Bill Ely (signed)
Inks
Bill Ely
Colors
?
Letters
Ben Oda

Genre
romance
Characters
Ruth Raymond Emmons; Erika Emmons; Alec Emmons; Ken Hilton; Hogan
Synopsis
Ruth, married to busy lawyer Alec, runs into former boyfriend Ken. When Alec criticises her, Ruth leaves him. However, their teenage daughter Erika writes a letter from camp stating she has fallen in love with the athletic director--Ken. Alec and Ruth rush to the camp but Erika says Ken is like a father figure to her. Alec realises he's been too busy for his wife and daughter and promises to change.

Indexer Notes

A rare romance comic story with mature (aged 40s-50s) protagonists.

The Old Feeling (Table of Contents: 4)

comic story / 7 pages (report information)

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

Genre
romance
Characters
Cathy Moore; Mr. Moore; Hal Young
Synopsis
Cathy has no social life because she is dedicated to caring for her widowed father. When former boyfriend Hal returns to town, she begins to date him again. Her father makes Cathy feel guilty at abandoning him, but she and Hal get engaged and start looking for a home. Cathy changes her mind several times, but eventually realises she deserves a life of her own. Her father will get over it.

Indexer Notes

credits per Nick Caputo, March 2014.

Smoothie's Class Pin (Table of Contents: 5)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
?
Letters
typeset

Someday You'll Understand (Table of Contents: 6)

comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
medical; romance
Characters
Betty Chase; Bob; Barbara; Dave
Synopsis
Nurse Betty and Dr. Bob are in love, but can't marry until he completes his internship in 2 years. When Barbara and Dave--another nurse and doctor--elope, Betty presses Bob to do the same but he refuses: if caught, he'll be expelled. Betty breaks up with him and Bob finally agrees to marry her right away. However, when Barbara's husband is dismissed because he's married, Betty tells Bob it's better to wait the two years to get married.

No Deeper Love (Table of Contents: 7)

comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Joseph Gagliardi (signed)
Inks
Joseph Gagliardi ?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
biography; historical; romance
Characters
Kit Carson; Jeb; Josepha Jamarillo; Sr. Jamarillo
Synopsis
In Tucson in 1842. frontier scout Kit Carson falls in love with Spanish beauty Josepha, and they are married a short time later.

Indexer Notes

Kit Carson's wife's name is misspelled: the correct spelling is "Josefa Jaramillo."

I was Small-Town and Smart (Table of Contents: 8)

comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
John Duffy

Genre
romance
Characters
Lois Dale; Pop Murfree; Hap Craig; Jimmy; Dell Humphrey
Synopsis
College journalism student Lois agrees to help visiting big city reporter Hap on a story. He's doing an exposé on college athletics and Lois falls in love with him. However, Hap turns out to be a phony who borrows money from Lois and leaves, allegedly to sell "their" story for big money. Lois loses her illusions but vows to be smarter from now on.
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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
  2. 1. Whispers I Never Heard
  3. 2. Plans are only for Dreams
  4. 3. With Doubt in Her Heart
  5. 4. The Old Feeling
  6. 5. Smoothie's Class Pin
  7. 6. Someday You'll Understand
  8. 7. No Deeper Love
  9. 8. I was Small-Town and Smart
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Jim Van Dore
  • David Wilt
  • Nick Caputo
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  • Mickey Coalwell