(2008)

Pure Imagination, 2007 Series
Volume
2
Price
25.00 USD
Pages
162
On-sale Date
2008-09-03
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Pure Imagination Publishing
Brand
PI
ISBN
1-56685-056-1
Editing
Greg Theakston (editor)

Issue Notes

The table of contents list two stories which are not reprinted in this volume: "Uncertain Heart" from New Romances (Pines, 1951 series) #17 and "Smart Talk" from New Romances (1951 series) #19; and "Peg Powler." The first story is reprinted in the publisher's The Alex Toth Reader (1995 series) #[nn].

A story which is reprinted is not listed in the book's contents: "Frankly Speaking" from Thrilling Romances (1949 series) #24.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

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I Married in Haste (Table of Contents: 1)

comic story / 7 pages (report information)

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Alex Toth
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Mike Peppe
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Genre
romance
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Blinded by Love (Table of Contents: 2)

comic story / 10 pages (report information)

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Alex Toth
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Mike Peppe
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Genre
romance
Characters
Debby Rainey; Paul Allen; Lon Farrell; Mr. Rainey; Mrs. Allen
Synopsis
Debby, Paul and Lon grow up together. Lon goes in the Air Force and Paul joins the Army. When Paul comes home on leave, Debby thinks she loves him, but when Lon arrives, he is “the man who was my life!” They become engaged. Debby suffers “horrible facial injuries” in a car crash. When Lon sees her scarred face, he postpones their wedding. Debby works as a volunteer at the local veterans’ hospital. One day she sees Paul in the hospital: he was blinded in the war. Debby realizes it’s Paul she truly loves. Paul regains his eyesight and says Debby is “the most beautiful girl on Earth to me!”
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The Twisted Hands (Table of Contents: 3)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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Alex Toth
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Herb Field

Genre
horror-suspense
Synopsis
After a traumatic event at sea, a skipper retreats into the desert. But the ghost of a man (whom the skipper broke his hands) comes for him and drowns him with equal cruelty in a waterhole.
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Seeley's Saucer (Table of Contents: 4)

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Alex Toth
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Mike Peppe
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Indexer Notes

Page 3 reprinted a second time at the end of the story.

Free My Heart! (Table of Contents: 5)

comic story / 10 pages (report information)

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Alex Toth
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Mike Peppe
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romance
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"Geronimo" Joe (Table of Contents: 6)

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Alex Toth
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Mike Peppe
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I Want Him Back (Table of Contents: 7)

comic story / 8 pages (report information)

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Alex Toth
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Alex Toth
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Genre
romance
Characters
Millie; Larry
Synopsis
Millie marries Larry and quits her office job. She neglects her household duties and suspects Larry is having an affair. He leaves her, saying she turned into a lazy, self-indulgent bum. She changes her attitude, cleans up the house, and they reconcile.
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The original pages 8 and 9 missing.

Stars in My Eyes (Table of Contents: 8)

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Alex Toth
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Mike Peppe
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Heart Divided (Table of Contents: 9)

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Alex Toth
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Mike Peppe
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Peg Powler (Table of Contents: 10)

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Alex Toth
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Mike Peppe
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Genre
horror-suspense
Characters
Peg Powler (ghost)
Synopsis
A man encounters Peg Powler, "the green-haired haunt" of English rivers.
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Grip on Life (Table of Contents: 11)

comic story / 4 pages (report information)

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Alex Toth
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Mike Peppe
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Genre
horror-suspense
Characters
Tom Hawley; Linda Hawley (death, a ghost); Monell (crook)
Synopsis
A corrupt district attorney is brought to poetic justice by his wife who returned from the dead after a car accident. When she finds out that he doesn't love her anymore, she goes back to the grave - taking him with her.
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Guilty Heart (Table of Contents: 12)

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Alex Toth
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Mike Peppe
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romance
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The Fisherman of Space (Table of Contents: 13)

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Alex Toth
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Mike Peppe
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Genre
horror-suspense; science fiction
Synopsis
The Fisherman from Space picks up people over time and leaves them on an island where they never grow old.
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Frankly Speaking (Table of Contents: 14)

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Alex Toth
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romance
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I Played with Fire (Table of Contents: 15)

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Alex Toth
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Mike Peppe
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romance
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The Hole of Hell (Table of Contents: 16)

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Alex Toth
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Genre
horror-suspense
Characters
James Cannon; Lloyd Cannon
Synopsis
Coal mine disaster in Wales. Two men go down and encounter the "black monster."
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Lonesome for Kisses (Table of Contents: 17)

comic story / 10 pages (report information)

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Kim Aamodt
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Alex Toth
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Mike Peppe
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romance
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Heartbreak Moon (Table of Contents: 18)

comic story / 10 pages (report information)

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Alex Toth
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Mike Peppe
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Genre
romance
Characters
Dr. Stefan "Steve" Kryak; Papa Kryak; Mama Kryak; Anna; Beryl Lindley; Mrs. Van Arpels; Mrs. Kranski
Synopsis
Steve and Anna grow up together; he becomes a doctor and she is a nurse. However, Anna is angry because Steve cultivates a fashionable clientele and dates wealthy Beryl, snubbing his immigrant parents and the poor people of the town. Steve eventually realizes his place is with the people who need him. Also, he’ll marry Anna.
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Those Drug-Store Romeos (Table of Contents: 19)

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Alex Toth
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Alex Toth
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romance
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Dark of the Moon (Table of Contents: 20)

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Alex Toth
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Mike Peppe; John Celardo
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Genre
science fiction
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Invisible Monsters of Callisto (Table of Contents: 21)

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Alex Toth
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Mike Peppe
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Postponed Honeymoon (Table of Contents: 22)

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Alex Toth
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Alex Toth
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romance
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Man of My Heart (Table of Contents: 23)

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Alex Toth
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Mike Peppe
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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
  2. 1. I Married in Haste
  3. 2. Blinded by Love
  4. 3. The Twisted Hands
  5. 4. Seeley's Saucer
  6. 5. Free My Heart!
  7. 6. "Geronimo" Joe
  8. 7. I Want Him Back
  9. 8. Stars in My Eyes
  10. 9. Heart Divided
  11. 10. Peg Powler
  12. 11. Grip on Life
  13. 12. Guilty Heart
  14. 13. The Fisherman of Space
  15. 14. Frankly Speaking
  16. 15. I Played with Fire
  17. 16. The Hole of Hell
  18. 17. Lonesome for Kisses
  19. 18. Heartbreak Moon
  20. 19. Those Drug-Store Romeos
  21. 20. Dark of the Moon
    Buster Crabbe
  22. 21. Invisible Monsters of Callisto
    Buster Crabbe
  23. 22. Postponed Honeymoon
  24. 23. Man of My Heart
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