(September 1954)

Master Comics, 1953 Series
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Volume
1
Price
0.10 USD
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
bimonthly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Master Comics, Inc.
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Issue Notes

Indicia: ROMANTIC HEARTS Volume 1, Number 8 September, 1954 Published bimonthly by Master Comics, 11 E. 44th St., New York 17, N. Y. Entered as Second Class Matter at Post Office at New York, N. Y. under the Act of March 3, 1879. Additional entry at the Post Office at Derby, Conn. Single copy 10c, subscription 12 issues, $1.20. World Wide Rights 1954 Master Comics, Inc. Printed in the U.S.A.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Dick Beck
Inks
Dick Beck
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Loveless!
Genre
romance

Indexer Notes

Art identification by Jim Vadeboncoeur, Jr.

Rules of Love (Table of Contents: 1)

comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Dick Beck ?
Inks
Mario Rizzi ?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset (Leroy lettering)

Genre
romance
Characters
Ben Chester; Fran Revere Chester; Mr. Revere; Nancy Holiday; Karen
Synopsis
Fran marries Ben after a brief courtship. Three years later, the marriage is strained because Fran is possessive and domineering: “I thought I owned him!” Ben asks for a divorce; he’s in love with Nancy. Fran tries to break them up by claiming she has only six months to live, but her lie is exposed. Ben and Karen confront Fran, informing her that “when you really love someone, you’re as concerned with their happiness as you are with your own!” Fran finally understands and gives up Ben “with no strings attached!”

Indexer Notes

Art identification by Jim Vadeboncoeur, Jr.

Search for Love (Table of Contents: 2)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Bill Savage
Inks
Bill Savage
Colors
?
Letters
typeset (Leroy lettering)

Genre
romance
Characters
Lynn Carson; Lincoln Parks; Larry Barber; Mona
Synopsis
Lynn is hired by lawyer Parks because she’s an orphan and he thinks she may be his long-lost daughter. Lynn dates junior partner Larry, but jealous secretary Mona claims Larry is only interested because Lynn might be the daughter of the boss. One day, Mona says a detective report proves Lynn isn’t Mr. Parks’ daughter after all. Mona bets Larry won’t show for his lunch date with Lynn. He doesn’t, but Lynn discovers this was a trick of Mona's. Larry doesn’t care about Lynn’s real name because he wants to marry her.

Indexer Notes

Art identification by Jim Vadeboncoeur, Jr.

My Summons To Love (Table of Contents: 3)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Ellen Lynn
Letters
typeset

Genre
romance

I Knew What I Wanted (Table of Contents: 4)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
John Forte ?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset (Leroy lettering)

Genre
romance
Characters
Margaret "Maggi" Blake; Matt Hanning; Dale Vanderholt
Synopsis
Maggi works her way up in business to a management position, but wants a wealthy, high-society husband rather than co-worker Matt. She falls in love with Dale, who meets these criteria, but he says “you’re not in my class!” Matt agrees to tutor Maggi until she’s acceptable to the upper-class Dale. Matt and Maggi fall in love, but she refuses to give up on Dale. Dale is impressed by the changes in Maggi, but she says “I’m exactly the same girl.” Now she knows it is Matt that she loves.

Indexer Notes

Art identification by Jim Vadeboncoeur, Jr.

Faithless Fiancee (Table of Contents: 5)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre
romance
Characters
Jean; Rick Alden; Bill Corwin; Rita Hagen; Barney Crooks
Synopsis
Jean is engaged to museum archaeologist Bill and finds him somewhat boring. Their wedding is postponed because Bill has to travel to Egypt for his work. Months pass and Jean is lonely, so she accepts an offer from old friend Rita to go on some double dates. Jean meets Rick and falls in love with him and the “never ending merry-go-round” of wild parties, but he doesn’t propose. Bill returns and Jean realizes “there was no excitement” when he kisses her. Bill and Jean break up. But Rick says “I took you out for kicks!” and never intended to marry Jean. She’s left alone.
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Table of Contents
  1. 0. ["Loveless!"]
  2. 1. Rules of Love
  3. 2. Search for Love
  4. 3. My Summons To Love
  5. 4. I Knew What I Wanted
  6. 5. Faithless Fiancee
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