(September-October 1949)

Avon, 1949 Series
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Volume
1
Price
0.10 USD
Pages
52
Indicia Frequency
bi-monthly
On-sale Date
1949-06-22
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Avon Periodicals, Inc.
Brand
An Avon Publication
Editing
Sol Cohen

Issue Notes

On-sale date is publication date in Catalog of Copyright Entries, Periodicals 1950, page 116

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
George Mayers (painting)
Inks
George Mayers (painting)
Colors
George Mayers (painting)
Letters
typeset

Genre
romance

Indexer Notes

Cover also used for Avon paperback #252, "A Hell of a Good Time."

Art credit from AbeBooks: https://www.abebooks.com/servlet/BookDetailsPL?bi=30103494149&searchurl=an…

No Other Love! (Table of Contents: 1)

comic story / 11 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Walter Johnson (signed)
Inks
Walter Johnson (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
Howard Ferguson

Genre
romance
Characters
Nina Chamberlin; Mrs. Chamberlin; George Gregory; David Temple; Dr. Radcliff; Edward Whittaker; Julia Whittaker
Synopsis
After her boyfriend David is killed in the war, Nina tries to lose herself in a job with the Whittaker Corporation. She accepts the marriage proposal of Edward, son of the company’s owner Julia. Julia insists Nina resign her job and devote her time to planning the wedding. Nina bumps into George, a longtime suitor, and he warns her that the Whittakers are snobs. She says she can’t go back on her promise, but when Edward demands Nina write a letter to his mother apologizing for talking to George, Nina breaks up with him. She marries faithful George.

Running Wild (Table of Contents: 2)

comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Manny Stallman (signed)
Inks
Manny Stallman (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
romance
Characters
Tina Watson; Mrs. Margaret Watson; George; Ricky Macarron; Tom
Synopsis
16-year-old Tina compels her date George to take her to the Blue Light Inn, “hangout of celebrities, racketeers, and gamblers.” She meets gambler Ricky there and dumps George. Ricky involves Tina in his crooked dealings but one night while fleeing the police, Ricky wrecks his car: he is killed and Tina is badly injured. She recovers and admits “I’ve been such a fool!”

Indexer Notes

"Ricky" is spelled "Rickey" on page 3.

I Pawned My Love! (Table of Contents: 3)

comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Ed Waldman ?
Inks
Ed Waldman ?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
romance
Characters
Tricia O'Ryan; Mickey "The Rock" Dorney; Tim O'Ryan; Ma O'Ryan; Joe Meeker; Thompson Crockett; Mrs. Crockett
Synopsis
Tricia convinces Mickey to become a boxer so they both can escape from poverty. Nightclub owner Joe backs Mickey’s career and hires Tricia to sing in his club. Tricia breaks up with Mickey and after three years becomes a star. She dates wealthy Thompson but when he proposes she realizes she loves him and confesses her scheming ways; he doesn’t care. However, when Tricia is badly injured in an automobile accident, she and Thompson break up. Mickey returns and he and Tricia reconcile and get married.

Flight From Shame (Table of Contents: 4)

comic story / 11 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Frank R. Sieminski (signed)
Inks
Frank R. Sieminski (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
romance
Characters
Marv Eaton; Elaine Trent; Doris Clayton; Lou Anderson; Jack Brennan; Mrs. Trent; Tom Trent
Synopsis
Elaine learns her brother has a serious illness and goes to work as an apprentice lathe operator to pay his medical bills. Foreman Jack makes a pass at her but Elaine already has a boyfriend, Lou. However, Lou is two-timing her because “I don’t go for the factory type!” Elaine meets wealthy Marv at a party and hides her socio-economic status from him but Jack reveals the truth. Elaine moves to another city and is hired as a waitress. Marv tracks her down and brings her home because her mother and brother need her. He also says his family was not always rich and he wants to marry Elaine.

Zachary Scott (Table of Contents: 5)

Star of the Month / text article / 2 pages (report information)

Script
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
non-fiction

Indexer Notes

Small portrait photo.

Love Diary (Table of Contents: 6)

comic story / 9 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Walter Johnson ?
Inks
Walter Johnson ?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
romance
Characters
Betsy Jones; Bob Fischer; Mr. Grayson; Fred Carson; Mrs. Carson
Synopsis
Waitress Betsy falls in love with college student Bob, but when she learns he’s taking a “rich society girl” to his fraternity dance, she is upset. Bob claims he does love her. After he graduates, they both move to the big city but Bob never mentions marriage. He breaks up with Betsy because he thinks she’s cheating on him (she was just caring for a sick neighbor). Betsy intends to commit suicide but Bob returns just in time: the neighbors confirmed her story. He apologizes and proposes marriage.
Keywords
suicide

Indexer Notes

Looks like a Simon/Kirby romance art swipe.

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
  2. 1. No Other Love!
  3. 2. Running Wild
  4. 3. I Pawned My Love!
  5. 4. Flight From Shame
  6. 5. Zachary Scott
    Star of the Month
  7. 6. Love Diary
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