(September 1953)

Master Comics, 1953 Series
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Volume
1
Price
0.10 USD
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
bi-monthly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Master Comics, Inc.
Editing
?
Color
Full Color
Dimensions
Standard Golden Age U.S.
Paper Stock
Glossy Cover
Binding
Saddle-stitched
Publishing Format
Was Ongoing

Issue Notes

Indexed with information from Ger Apeldoorn via the GCD Error Tracker and a scan from http://digitalcomicmuseum.com/.


Lost Love (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Dick Beck
Inks
Dick Beck
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
romance

Indexer Notes

Art identification by Jim Vadeboncoeur, Jr.

This cover does not represent a scene from the interior story "Lost Love." It is linked to the story "Love Was the Winner"--featuring a two-timing tennis pro named "Clint"--but the female protagonist of that story is not named "Nancy" and the cover scene is not depicted in the story itself.

Lost Love (Table of Contents: 1)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Pete Costanza ?
Inks
Dick Beck
Colors
?
Letters
typeset (Leroy lettering)

Genre
romance
Characters
Donna Grant; Harris Todd; Jackie; Bert Kent; Elizabeth Henry; Frances Howard
Synopsis
Donna breaks her engagement to Bert after falling in love with Harris, who is directing her in an amateur play. However, Harris then tells her “men like me...only play at love!” Donna tries to go back to Bert but learns he is now engaged to someone else and her “only hope is that...someday [she'll] find happiness.”

Indexer Notes

Art identification by Jim Vadeboncoeur, Jr.

Part Time Wife (Table of Contents: 2)

comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Ed Goldfarb
Inks
Ed Goldfarb
Colors
?
Letters
typeset (Leroy lettering)

Genre
romance
Characters
Joel Webber; Ella Courtney; Francesca Kane; John Sands; Mr. Bowers
Synopsis
Ella is engaged to Joel but wants a career of her own first. She gets a job working for department store executive Francesca in New York. Francesca’s husband John lives in California and visits her infrequently but “phones her at least three times a week, all the way from the coast!” Ella suggests this arrangement to Joel but he demands she choose between a career and marriage; Ella picks a career. Francesca tells Ella that John is divorcing her, and urges Ella to reconcile with Joel “while you still have the chance!” Ella goes home to marry Joel.

Indexer Notes

Art identification by Jim Vadeboncoeur, Jr.
Previous indexer suggested Bob Baer for inks.

Love's Second Chance (Table of Contents: 3)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Ellen Lynn
Letters
typeset

Genre
romance

Love Was the Winner (Table of Contents: 4)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Lou Cameron
Inks
Lou Cameron
Colors
?
Letters
typeset (Leroy lettering)

Genre
romance
Characters
Clint Lomax; Janet Snowman; Anne; Cy Morrison; Mayor Carlson; Conjuana Estralita "Lita" Lopez
Synopsis
Physical education teacher Janet meets tennis pro Clint and becomes his “secretary and practice tennis partner” on the tour, as well as his girlfriend. However, she discovers him cheating on her and learns from Clint’s manager Cy that Janet was “Clint’s fifth ‘secretary’.” Cy dislikes Clint but kept his job because he’d fallen in love with Janet. Janet reciprocates his affection.

Indexer Notes

Art identification by Jim Vadeboncoeur, Jr.

The text has a number of misspellings, including "Burmuda" (for Bermuda), "Chili" (for Chile), "Conjuana" (which isn't actually a name") and "Estralita" (for Estrellita).

A Ballot from My Heart (Table of Contents: 5)

comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Paul Cooper ?
Inks
Mario Rizzi ?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset (Leroy lettering)

Genre
romance
Characters
Marcia Freeman; Mark Warren; Edward Freeman; Mr. McCracken; Hammond
Synopsis
Marcia goes to work for the Independent Party after her politician father dies. She falls in love with assistant district attorney Mark and they are married. Party boss McCracken urges Marcia to convince Mark to run for district attorney; Mark agrees, planning to clean up corruption. Marcia learns her father and the Independents practiced “dishonest...crooked politics!” but agrees to go along. Mark refuses to follow the Party line; he breaks up with Marcia and runs for mayor instead on a reform ticket. Marcia supports him by writing exposé articles. Mark wins and reunites with Marcia.
Keywords
politics

Indexer Notes

Art identification by Jim Vadeboncoeur, Jr.

Editing
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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. Lost Love
  2. 1. Lost Love
  3. 2. Part Time Wife
  4. 3. Love's Second Chance
  5. 4. Love Was the Winner
  6. 5. A Ballot from My Heart
This issue was most recently modified by:
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