(October 1949)

Fox, 1949 Series
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Price
0.10 USD
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
bi-monthly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Hero Books, Inc.
Editing
?
Color
color
Dimensions
standard Golden Age US
Binding
saddle-stitched
Publishing Format
was ongoing series

Issue Notes

Indicia reads: "MY LOVE SECRET (formerly PHANTOM LADY)."

Indexed from a scan from http://digitalcomicmuseum.com/.


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
romance

I Played at Love (Table of Contents: 1)

comic story / 9 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Wally Wood; Harry Harrison
Inks
Wally Wood
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
romance
Characters
Kent Barnes; Karen; Irene; Mr. Grand
Synopsis
Inspired by her older sister Irene, "an executive in a large firm," Karen goes to work in Mr. Grand's dress shop while still in high school. She is eventually promoted to Mr. Grand's assistant. Karen falls in love with and marries Kent, but refuses to quit her job. Mr. Grand retires and makes her store manager; Kent fears this will mean she has no time for him. He's right, and asks Karen for a divorce. She decides to "quit my job and spend my time being your wife!"
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Indexer Notes

Story begins on the inside front cover.
Art credit from JVJ index card attached to scanned version online. JVJ does not specify who did what but the faces look less Wood-ish than usual.

I Wanted Both Men (Table of Contents: 2)

comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Louis Zansky
Inks
Louis Zansky
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
romance
Characters
Dave; Jim Munn; Corinne; Irene Brown; Frank Brown; Mrs. Munn; Mr. Munn; Mr. Brown; Mrs. Brown
Synopsis
Factory worker Irene falls in love with farmer Jim, but "he has nothing to offer me." Irene and Jim go on a double date with Corinne and her boyfriend Dave. Irene thinks Dave "is more my type and...makes gobs of money." They all visit Jim's farm, but Dave recklessly drives a hay wagon and hits a truck, killing Corinne and Jim. Irene separates from Dave: "Will Dave and I find true love through our grief? I don't know."
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Indexer Notes

Possible alternate title: "Dog in the Manger."
Art credit from JVJ index card attached to scanned version online.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 3)

Cupid's Mailbag / letters page / 1.5 pages (report information)

Script
? [as Mary Allen]
Letters
typeset

How's the Weather Up There? (Table of Contents: 4)

PostScript / text article / 0.5 page (report information)

Script
? [as Mary Allen]
Letters
typeset

My Short-Term Marriage! (Table of Contents: 5)

comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Al Davoren ?
Inks
Al Davoren ?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
romance
Characters
Wilma Dayton; Ned Coomb; Marsha Baxter; Tom; Cameron Clayton
Synopsis
Department store clerk Wilma is engaged to policeman Ned, but she is pursued by handsome salesman Cameron. A jealous Ned punches Cameron and Wilma gets angry; she sends Ned's ring back to him. Cameron and Wilma elope. Soon, Wilma discovers her husband drinks and runs around with other women. Before she can ask him for a divorce, Cameron gets drunk and falls to his death from a balcony. Wilma is now free to marry Ned.

Indexer Notes

Art credit from JVJ index card attached to scanned version online.

Editing
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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
  2. 1. I Played at Love
  3. 2. I Wanted Both Men
  4. 3. [no title indexed]
    Cupid's Mailbag
  5. 4. How's the Weather Up There?
    PostScript
  6. 5. My Short-Term Marriage!
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Jim Van Dore
  • David Wilt
  • Dan Stevenson
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Willie Williams