(December 1951 - January 1952)

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
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

3 of the 5 romance stories in this issues have unhappy endings. Also, there are 3 non-romance, humor stories (total 7 pages): 2 one-page fillers and a longish (5 pages) story.


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
John Prentice
Inks
John Prentice
Colors
?

Every Afternoon at Four (Table of Contents: 1)

comic story / 8 pages (report information)

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

Genre
romance
Characters
Reggie Stockman; Lola Barnes; Mr. Barnes; Phyllis
Synopsis
Wealthy businessman Reggie and his girlfriend Phyllis visit his home town. Reggie is attracted to nurse Lola, which makes Phyllis angry. She returns to the city. Reggie proposes marriage to Lola but she and her father say she doesn’t belong in his world. Reggie agrees, but says he can’t relocate to the small town for business reasons. They sadly part ways.

Honest Weight (Table of Contents: 2)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor
Synopsis
Two friends decide to use a weighing machine.

I Was That Colman Girl (Table of Contents: 3)

comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
romance
Characters
Ginny Colman; Aunt Martha; Rick Saunders; Della Moran; Kent Alister; Mr. Parker
Synopsis
After her mother dies, Ginny goes to live with her aunt and uncle but is lonely in her new town and school. She dates Rick, who has a wild reputation, then meets newcomer Kent. They fall in love but Ginny realises she has been marked by her association with Rick and this affects both her social life and Kent’s chances for a job. For Kent's benefit, Ginny breaks up with him. Perhaps someday, after Ginny’s “made a fresh start somewhere else,” they can be reunited.

Sunset of Love (Table of Contents: 4)

comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
Dick Briefer
Pencils
Dick Briefer (signed)
Inks
Dick Briefer (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
romance
Characters
Jean Tousseau; Claudia; Paulette; Henri; Frougard
Synopsis
Artist Jean’s career is managed by his girlfriend Paulette, who forbids him to paint portraits and insists he only do landscapes and still lifes. Jean paints a portrait of a young woman from his imagination but Paulette is sure Claudia, who runs a small art gallery, was his model. Claudia introduces Paul to impressionism and Paulette breaks up with him as a result. Jean and Claudia fall in love. Meanwhile, Paulette has a new protege, Henri, and forbids him to paint portraits.

Indexer Notes

Jerry Bails lists Dick Briefer as writer, penciler & inker of his Hillman romance stories.

They All Laughed (Table of Contents: 5)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
romance

Horse and Buggsie (Table of Contents: 6)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Jules Steiner (signed)
Inks
Jules Steiner (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Horse; Buggsie
Synopsis
Horse and Buggsie try to scare each other in a haunted house.

The People on the Drive (Table of Contents: 7)

comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Billy Ely (signed)
Inks
Billy Ely (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
romance
Characters
Marva; Alec Atterbury; Lottie; Mrs. Atterbury; Mr. Atterbury; Joe Bates; Norm Winston
Synopsis
Ambitious Marva dates high-society Alec and gets an invitation to spend the weekend at his family home. She is surprised that his family doesn’t behave the way she expects rich people to act. They, in turn, think she’s a snob. Alec takes his work at the family factory seriously and when he gets too busy, he sends Norm as a substitute escort for Marva. Marva later learns Alec has become engaged to “a simple, unaffected kid” and realises her social climbing ruined their relationship.

Finders Keepers (Table of Contents: 8)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor
Synopsis
A burglar breaks into a couple's house, but the husband wants to know if he owns anything valuable before intervening.

Crying Is Not for the Theatre... (Table of Contents: 9)

comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
romance
Characters
Helen Byrnes; Mrs. Byrnes; Barry; Liz Newberry; Thea; Mr. Bell
Synopsis
Helen loves aspiring actor Barry. She gets a job as an elevator operator in the theatrical district so she can see him regularly, but he ignores her when he’s accompanied by producers and other actors. Barry is a success in his first play but Helen thinks he’s romantically involved with his co-star Thea. Barry explains that he still loves Helen and they reconcile.
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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
  2. 1. Every Afternoon at Four
  3. 2. Honest Weight
  4. 3. I Was That Colman Girl
  5. 4. Sunset of Love
  6. 5. They All Laughed
  7. 6. Horse and Buggsie
  8. 7. The People on the Drive
  9. 8. Finders Keepers
  10. 9. Crying Is Not for the Theatre...
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Jim Van Dore
  • David Wilt
  • Nick Caputo
  • Warren Zeigler
  • Michael Hoskin
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Mickey Coalwell