(November 2003)

Fantagraphics, 2003 Series
Published in English (United States) United States
 
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?
Price
22.95 USD
Pages
164
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Fantagraphics Books
Brand
Fantagraphics Books
ISBN
978-1-56097-558-8 Search at WorldCat
Barcode
9781560975588 52295
Editing
John Benson
Color
Color
Dimensions
8.5" x 11"; 21.6 cm x 27.9 cm
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Cardstock Cover
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Squarebound

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

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Matt Baker
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[Publisher's Page] (Table of Contents: 1)

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[Title Page] (Table of Contents: 2)

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Matt Baker
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Coal Town Girl (Table of Contents: 3)

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Dana Dutch
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Matt Baker
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Karen Svoboda
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Contents (Table of Contents: 4)

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No Fear of Heartaches... (Table of Contents: 5)

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John Benson
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Illustrated with panels from Sweethearts (Fawcett, 1948 series) #73 (2 panels), from "I Took the Wrong Road to Romance" from Teen-Age Romances (St. John, 1949 series) #2 (1 panel), from "I Gave Boys the Green Light" from Teen-Age Diary Secrets (St. John, 1949 series) #[nn] (4 panels), from "Second Chance" from Hollywood Secrets (Quality Comics, 1949 series) #1 (2 panels), from "The Right Man for Me" from Love Diary (Orbit-Wanted, 1949 series) #21 (splash page), from "Going Steady" from Diary Secrets (St. John, 1952 series) #15 (2 panels), from Girls' Romances (DC, 1950 series) #138 (cover), from Romantic Story (Fawcett, 1949 series) #16 (1 panel).

Was I Too Young for Love? (Table of Contents: 6)

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Dana Dutch
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Lily Renee (signed)
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Dana Dutch credited by John Benson

I Set a Trap for a Wolf (Table of Contents: 7)

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Retitled "I Tempted the Wrong Boy" in most reprints.

They Called Me Boy-Crazy (Table of Contents: 8)

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Dana Dutch
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Title in most reprints: "I Was Too Free with Boys"

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I'll Not Date in August (Table of Contents: 10)

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Dana Dutch
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Loneliness Made Me A Pickup (Table of Contents: 11)

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Dana Dutch
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Chuck Miller
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Chuck Miller
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Allergic to Love (Table of Contents: 12)

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A Stranger Stole My Heart (Table of Contents: 13)

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Dana Dutch
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Retitled "I Learned the Secret of Love" in most reprints.

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We Couldn't Be Kept Apart (Table of Contents: 15)

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My Double-Life Caught Up with Me (Table of Contents: 16)

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I Played Kiss and Run (Table of Contents: 17)

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I Tried to Buy Love -- with Kisses (Table of Contents: 18)

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Dana Dutch
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Dick; Barbara "Babs"; Muriel; Jimmy; Sally; Georgie Reade; Carl
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After being accused of "throwing herself" at Dick, Barbara finds true love with Carl.
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Love Is Born (Table of Contents: 19)

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Dana Dutch
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[Reckless Love Almost Ruined My Reputation] (Table of Contents: 21)

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Third Finger--Left Hand (Table of Contents: 22)

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Thrill-Seekers' Weekend (Table of Contents: 25)

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[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 26)

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Flirtation on Wheels (Table of Contents: 27)

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Outcast Love (Table of Contents: 28)

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[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 29)

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Caught! (Table of Contents: 30)

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Love Made Me an Outcast (Table of Contents: 31)

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I Loved Not Wisely But Too Well (Table of Contents: 33)

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New, Pick-A-Boyfriend G.I. Listing (Table of Contents: 34)

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Co-Ed Calamity (Table of Contents: 35)

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Asking for Trouble (Table of Contents: 37)

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What My Husband Didn't Know (Table of Contents: 39)

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Romance on Route 202 (Table of Contents: 40)

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I Gave My Love Too Freely (Table of Contents: 41)

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Campus Scandal (Table of Contents: 42)

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[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 43)

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My Forbidden Kisses (Table of Contents: 44)

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I Was a Lonely War Bride (Table of Contents: 47)

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Reckless Love (Table of Contents: 48)

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Good-by Innocence (Table of Contents: 50)

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Tourist Cabin Escapade (Table of Contents: 51)

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Dana Dutch
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Penny-Ante Girl (Table of Contents: 52)

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Dana Dutch
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Hy Rosen
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Daisy Carter (florist's assistant); Clyde Mitchell (college student); Tourist Home Operator; Daisy's Parents; Rooming House Operator; Bill Crandall (hedonist)
Synopsis
Daisy's unconventional beliefs about a young lady's conduct bring her into conflict with her parents. She moves out, then leaves her boyfriend Clyde, who also disapproves of her reckless style. She runs around with many boys. Bill Crandall takes her to a sleazy roadhouse and gets fresh. Clyde rescues Daisy from Crandall, and the sweethearts return to Daisy's parents to apologize for her behavior.
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Hotel Week-End (Table of Contents: 53)

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Love on Trial (Table of Contents: 54)

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Narrator; Ray
Synopsis
The narrator is engaged to Ray but steps out with other fellows when Ray spends two years overseas as a serviceman. Ray returns to the States and forgives his betrothed for her transgressions.
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Thrill Seekers' Weekend (Table of Contents: 55)

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Dana Dutch
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Dana Dutch credited by John Benson in Confessions, Romances, Secrets, and Temptations (Fantagraphics, 2007 series) #[nn]

Elopement Hid Our Sins (Table of Contents: 56)

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Afraid to Be Married (Table of Contents: 57)

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Masquerade Marriage (Table of Contents: 58)

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Dana Dutch credited by John Benson in Romance Without Tears (Fantagraphics Books, 2003 series) #[nn]

An irreverent groundbreaking collection of 1950s Romance Comics (Table of Contents: 59) (Expand) /

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Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
  2. 1. [Publisher's Page]
  3. 2. [Title Page]
  4. 3. Coal Town Girl
  5. 4. Contents
  6. 5. No Fear of Heartaches...
  7. 6. Was I Too Young for Love?
  8. 7. I Set a Trap for a Wolf
  9. 8. They Called Me Boy-Crazy
  10. 9. [no title indexed]
  11. 10. I'll Not Date in August
  12. 11. Loneliness Made Me A Pickup
  13. 12. Allergic to Love
  14. 13. A Stranger Stole My Heart
  15. 14. [no title indexed]
  16. 15. We Couldn't Be Kept Apart
  17. 16. My Double-Life Caught Up with Me
  18. 17. I Played Kiss and Run
  19. 18. I Tried to Buy Love -- with Kisses
  20. 19. Love Is Born
  21. 20. [no title indexed]
  22. 21. [Reckless Love Almost Ruined My Reputation]
  23. 22. Third Finger--Left Hand
  24. 23. [no title indexed]
  25. 24. [no title indexed]
  26. 25. Thrill-Seekers' Weekend
  27. 26. [no title indexed]
  28. 27. Flirtation on Wheels
  29. 28. Outcast Love
  30. 29. [no title indexed]
  31. 30. Caught!
  32. 31. Love Made Me an Outcast
  33. 32. [no title indexed]
  34. 33. I Loved Not Wisely But Too Well
  35. 34. New, Pick-A-Boyfriend G.I. Listing
  36. 35. Co-Ed Calamity
  37. 36. [no title indexed]
  38. 37. Asking for Trouble
  39. 38. [no title indexed]
  40. 39. What My Husband Didn't Know
  41. 40. Romance on Route 202
  42. 41. I Gave My Love Too Freely
  43. 42. Campus Scandal
  44. 43. [no title indexed]
  45. 44. My Forbidden Kisses
  46. 45. [no title indexed]
  47. 46. [no title indexed]
  48. 47. I Was a Lonely War Bride
  49. 48. Reckless Love
  50. 49. [no title indexed]
  51. 50. Good-by Innocence
  52. 51. Tourist Cabin Escapade
  53. 52. Penny-Ante Girl
  54. 53. Hotel Week-End
  55. 54. Love on Trial
  56. 55. Thrill Seekers' Weekend
  57. 56. Elopement Hid Our Sins
  58. 57. Afraid to Be Married
  59. 58. Masquerade Marriage
  60. 59. An irreverent groundbreaking collection of 1950s Romance Comics
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