(January 1953)

Ribage, 1953 Series
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Volume
1
Price
0.10 USD
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
Bi-monthly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Ribage Publishing Corp.
Editing
Adolphe Barreaux
Color
color
Dimensions
standard Silver Age US
Paper Stock
glossy cover; newsprint interior
Binding
saddle-stitched
Publishing Format
was ongoing series

Issue Notes

Indexed from scanned copy at http://digitalcomicmuseum.com


Love Tames the Tiger (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Harry Harrison ?
Inks
Harry Harrison ?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
romance
Characters
Spike Jones

Indexer Notes

Art credits identified by Jim Vadeboncoeur Jr.

The cover does not illustrate a scene from "Love Tames the Tiger." It is perhaps related to the story "Love Me, Love My Job!"--which does feature Spike Jones--but neither of the drawn characters resembles they way they look inside the comic.

Love Me, Love My Job! (Table of Contents: 1)

comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Bill Fraccio
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
romance
Characters
Spike Jones; Kathy Williams; Tom; Ed; Bill; Ben
Synopsis
Kathy leaves Corwin Falls, Idaho, and becomes a popular actress on the Spike Jones television show. Her hometown boyfriend Tom visits her but feels out of place. They break up. The next night, Kathy attends a party with co-worker Ben, and he gets fresh with her. Tom appears and punches Ben. Kathy agrees to return to Idaho and marry Tom. Spike Jones and Ben set up the whole thing, although Ben didn’t count on getting a black eye from Tom.

Indexer Notes

Pencil credit identified by Jim Vadeboncoeur Jr.

Spike Jones was an actual bandleader of the 1940s and 1950s, who had his own radio and television programs. He specialised in "comedy" music.

Love Tames the Tiger (Table of Contents: 2)

comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Harry Harrison [as Hh] (signed)
Inks
Harry Harrison [as Hh] (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
romance
Characters
Zara; Jim Blaine; Lisa
Synopsis
Tiger tamer Zara wants circus employee Jim as her assistant and lover, but Jim and trapeze artist Lisa are attracted to each other. Zara sends her tiger Satan to kill Jim and Lisa, but they escape and Satan slays Zara instead.
Keywords
Circus

Indexer Notes

Same story premise as "The Wrong Kind of Love" in Personal Love (Eastern Color, 1950 series) 23 (September 1953). The female animal trainer is named "Kara" rather than "Zara" in this version.

Second Chance! (Table of Contents: 3)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
romance

Love Flight (Table of Contents: 4)

comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Bill Fraccio
Inks
Tony Tallarico
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
aviation; romance
Characters
Elizabeth Traynor; Mrs. Traynor; Captain Tom Norton
Synopsis
In England, Elizabeth falls in love with boarder Tom, a visiting American Air Force officer. However, Elizabeth’s father was an R.A.F. pilot killed during the war and Elizabeth fears Tom’s work as a test pilot will also prove fatal. When he won’t change his mind, she tries to trick him into missing a flight, but he finds out and they break up. Tom’s plane crashes and he contracts amnesia. The doctors use her to bring him back to normal. He’s also grounded from flying, so everyone is happy.

Indexer Notes

Art credits identified by Jim Vadeboncoeur Jr.

Busy Junior Red Cross Councils (Table of Contents: 5)

public service announcement / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
advocacy
Keywords
Junior Red Cross

Hearts Afloat!! (Table of Contents: 6)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Tony Tallarico ?
Inks
Tony Tallarico ?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
romance
Characters
Bill Barlow; Ann Case; Frank
Synopsis
Ann loves fisherman Bill but is smitten with rich yachtsman Frank, until she discovers he’s married. She leaps overboard and is rescued by Bill. Ann later overhears Bill and Frank discussing how Frank made himself seem bad so she’d understand that Bill is the man for her.

Indexer Notes

Art credits identified by Jim Vadeboncoeur Jr.

Editing
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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. Love Tames the Tiger
  2. 1. Love Me, Love My Job!
  3. 2. Love Tames the Tiger
  4. 3. Second Chance!
  5. 4. Love Flight
  6. 5. Busy Junior Red Cross Councils
  7. 6. Hearts Afloat!!
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