(December 1956)

Harvey, 1949 Series
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Volume
1
Price
0.10 USD
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
monthly
Publisher's Age Guidelines
Approved by the Comics Code Authority
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Home Comics, Inc.
Brand
True Love
Editing
Leon Harvey (editor)

Issue Notes

Contents copyright Harvey Features Syndicate.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Jack Kirby; Joe Simon ?
Inks
Joe Simon ?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
In his arms she was the happiest girl in the world...
Genre
romance

Indexer Notes

Credits per Nick Caputo, January 2015. Previous indexer credited Jack Sparling.

Large Family Electric Cooker Fryer (Table of Contents: 1) (Expand) /

Niresk Industries, Inc. / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 2)

table of contents / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Joe Simon
Inks
Joe Simon
Colors
?
Letters
?

Indexer Notes

Contents page includes a preview of "Puppy Love". Simon art per Nick Caputo. Previous indexer credited Manny Stallman.

$100,000 Ring Sale (Table of Contents: 3) (Expand) /

JS Diamond House / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Puppy Love (Table of Contents: 4)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Manny Stallman; Joe Simon (see notes)
Inks
Manny Stallman ?; Joe Simon (see notes)
Colors
?
Letters
Sam Rosen; ?

Genre
romance
Characters
Sue; Jerry; Dave Moran
Synopsis
Jerry was the boy next door who grew up next to Sue and was hopelessly in love with her. But Sue had fallen in love with handsome Dave Moran, her father's prize student. Seeing Dave and Sue together flamed Jerry's jealous rage and a fight broke out that ended when Dave punched Jerry in the jaw. Such were the stuff of romance comic love triangles.
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Indexer Notes

The original artwork was re-worked on most pages to conform to the Comics Code; most of the changes served to tone down the sexual overtones. Alterations on page three by Joe Simon. Info per Nick Caputo, May 2017.

Reuninon (Table of Contents: 5)

text story / 0.67 page (report information)

Script
?
Letters
typeset

Reprints

The Greatest Gift (Table of Contents: 6) (Expand) /

promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.33 page (report information)

The Charm of You! (Table of Contents: 7)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Warren Kremer
Inks
Warren Kremer
Colors
?
Letters
Joe Rosen ?

Genre
romance
Synopsis
Charm is a quality that makes the plainest girl pretty and the prettiest girl an angel! Tips on charm for all situations.
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Love Can't Be Bad (Table of Contents: 8)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Bob Powell
Inks
Bob Powell ?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
romance
Characters
Ellen Wilson; Joe Wilson; Ronny
Synopsis
Ellen Wilson was a sickly child who didn't do well in school and even when her health improved she remained an "Ugly Duckling". So, she took matters in her own hands dressing provocatively, and going further than other girls. That worked for a while with Joe Wilson; until he got what he wanted and dumped her. Then she met Ronny, who was good to her and really cared. He cared so much, she wondered if he was just like all the other men. Humiliating Ronny by offering to date another guy, he confessed that he was truly in love with her and she with him.
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Indexer Notes

This was a typical "bad girl" turns good story. When the Comics Code clamped down on Harvey's love stories, they changed the title of this story from "They Call Me Bad" to "Love Can't Be Bad!". There are also several edited portions of the art to comply with Comics Code mandated changes.

Meant For Each Other (Table of Contents: 9)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Tom Hickey
Inks
Tom Hickey
Colors
?
Letters
Sam Rosen ?

Genre
romance
Characters
Greg Davis; Meg; Eleanor White
Synopsis
With her father's illness, Meg gives up her social life and help support the family by working as a model at the local dress shop and for artist Greg Davis. Over time, the artist and model fall in love, until he confesses that he is engaged. Meg vows never to see Greg again but at the Martin dress shop she is asked to model a wedding gown for Eleanor White, Greg's fiancé. Seeing Meg one more time, Greg cannot stand it and confesses that it is Meg he loves.
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Bitter Jest (Table of Contents: 10)

text story / 0.67 page (report information)

Script
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
romance
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Read The True Story Of Crisis (Table of Contents: 11) (Expand) /

Harvey Publishing / promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.33 page (report information)

Doris Bigelow's Mail Bag (Table of Contents: 12)

letters page / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
romance
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Romantic advice for teen-age lovers.

Jeannie's Man (Table of Contents: 13)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Ray Bailey
Inks
Ray Bailey
Colors
?
Letters
Sam Rosen ?

Genre
romance
Characters
Jeannie Evans; Ted Keating; Bob Brennan; Warren Elston
Synopsis
Jeannie Evans was class President and the most popular girl in school until she moved in the middle of her senior year. At the new school she was alone until she met Ted Keating. While dating Ted she saw Bob Brennan and his pals come into the soda shop. Ted told her that Bob led the "in-crowd" at school and when Bob invited her to be part of his group she jumped at the chance. Her initiation involved speaking to a strange man who turned out to be a policeman. The officer told Jeannie that the group ran an illegal gambling ring and she either had to help him or suffer the consequences.
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Indexer Notes

As a result of the subject matter of this story, there were a number of Comic Code-mandated script and art changes.

Show Exciting New Sound Movies in Your Own Home (Table of Contents: 14) (Expand) /

Honor House Products / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

Forces You to Save! (Table of Contents: 15) (Expand) /

Honor House Products / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

100 Toy Soldiers (Table of Contents: 16) (Expand) /

100 Toy Soldiers / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

Banish Unwanted Hair (Table of Contents: 17) (Expand) /

Parklane Products / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

Make $15.00 A Day and More! (Table of Contents: 18) (Expand) /

Post Graduate Hospital School of Nursing / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Amazing 20-inch Dancing Doll (Table of Contents: 19) (Expand) /

Niresk Industries, Inc. / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. ["In his arms she was the happiest girl in the world..."]
  2. 1. Large Family Electric Cooker Fryer
    Niresk Industries, Inc.
  3. 2. [no title indexed]
  4. 3. $100,000 Ring Sale
    JS Diamond House
  5. 4. Puppy Love
  6. 5. Reuninon
  7. 6. The Greatest Gift
  8. 7. The Charm of You!
  9. 8. Love Can't Be Bad
  10. 9. Meant For Each Other
  11. 10. Bitter Jest
  12. 11. Read The True Story Of Crisis
    Harvey Publishing
  13. 12. Doris Bigelow's Mail Bag
  14. 13. Jeannie's Man
  15. 14. Show Exciting New Sound Movies in Your Own Home
    Honor House Products
  16. 15. Forces You to Save!
    Honor House Products
  17. 16. 100 Toy Soldiers
    100 Toy Soldiers
  18. 17. Banish Unwanted Hair
    Parklane Products
  19. 18. Make $15.00 A Day and More!
    Post Graduate Hospital School of Nursing
  20. 19. Amazing 20-inch Dancing Doll
    Niresk Industries, Inc.
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Nick Caputo
  • Wally Harrington
  • Donald Dale Milne
  • Katy Hayhurst
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Daniel Thingvold
  • Steve Coates
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