Complete Love Magazine #v29#4 [172]
(August 1953)

Ace Magazines, 1951 Series
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Volume
29
Price
0.10 USD
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
bi-monthly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Ace Magazines, Inc.
Brand
Ace
Editing
N. J. Phillips?

Issue Notes

Since Ace used Leroy lettering exclusively by the end of 1952, the handlettered second and fourth story are reprints from earlier romance titles.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
? (photography)
Inks
? (photography)
Colors
? (photography)

Genre
romance

Reckless Decision (Table of Contents: 1)

comic story / 7 pages (report information)

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

Genre
romance
Characters
Cynthia Connell; Kurt Ellinger; Faye Owens; Mrs. Connell
Synopsis
Cynthia’s fiance Dwayne elopes with Kurt’s girlfriend Faye. Kurt proposes that he and Cynthia get married since they’d both made preparations for weddings already. Cynthia agrees but after the ceremony they feel it was a mistake. However, during their honeymoon Cynthia and Kurt fall in love. On their return, they learn Faye is back, planning to divorce Dwayne and reconcile with Kurt. But Kurt and Cynthia will stay married, understanding their earlier engagements were ill-advised.

Indexer Notes

Art identification by Jim Vadeboncoeur, Jr.

I Loved a Woman-Hater (Table of Contents: 2)

comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Frank Giusto
Inks
Frank Giusto
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
romance
Characters
Gordon; Lois; Sally; Wayne Foster
Synopsis
Lois meets Gordon, the woman-hating brother of her college chum Sally. Wayne tries to convince Gordon to allow him to invest in Gordon's air transport business. Wayne and Sally become romantically involved, but Gordon is consistently rude to Lois. He doesn’t trust women after a bad experience in college. Eventually he and Lois fall in love and decide to wed, as do Wayne and Sally.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Art identification by Jim Vadeboncoeur, Jr.
Frank Giusto is the person behind the pseudonym "Ace" Baker we used for years.

The Fling She Wanted (Table of Contents: 3)

comic story / 8 pages (report information)

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

Genre
romance
Characters
Paula; Steve Marshall; Norwood Bardell; Leila
Synopsis
Elevator operator Paula dreams of a career in fashion. She’s courted by handsome soda jerk Steve, but warns him she “couldn’t marry a poor man.” Paula dates Norwood, a dress wholesaler, and his friend Leila offers Paula the chance to become a model, as well as a free room in her house. Steve is suspicious. Leila and Norwood traffic in stolen clothes and Paula is framed as an accomplice, but Steve comes to her rescue. He now has a good job in TV as a sound engineer and they will be married.

Indexer Notes

Art identification by Jim Vadeboncoeur, Jr.

For a More Glamorous You (Table of Contents: 4)

text article / 2 pages (report information)

Script
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
non-fiction
Synopsis
Advice on hair treatments.

Secondhand Love (Table of Contents: 5)

comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Charles A. (Chuck) Winter
Inks
Charles A. (Chuck) Winter
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
romance
Characters
Shayne Randall; Jeff Marsh; Babs; Mrs. Smithers
Synopsis
Young widow Shayne works in Jeff’s office and cares for her late husband’s little girl Babs. Jeff has a childhood phobia about second-hand goods, always demanding new items. Jeff and Shayne become engaged, but she refrains from telling him of her previous marriage. She also claims Babs belongs to a friend, and warns Babs she’ll be sent away to a boarding school after Shayne marries Jeff. Babs runs away and Shayne confesses all to Jeff. Babs is found, safe and sound, and Jeff agrees to get over his phobia and marry “secondhand” Shayne.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Art identification by Jim Vadeboncoeur, Jr.

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
  2. 1. Reckless Decision
  3. 2. I Loved a Woman-Hater
  4. 3. The Fling She Wanted
  5. 4. For a More Glamorous You
  6. 5. Secondhand Love
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