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18-February-2012 10:42 pm
Username: JVJ
Comment: Apologies to Roy Alt and to all you Comic (and other) Detectives: none of those stories is by Al Hollingsworth. That entire episode of "History Detectives" was a travesty of both detective "work" and art ID'ing "work". They started with a conclusion and then "detected" it. Fingernails on the blackboard time. (|:{>
19-February-2012 9:13 am
Username: badge
Comment: Thanks for adding the cover bminor. JVJ, how do you know that they were wrong in that History Detectives episode (which is the source of the information I put with the scan yesterday)? They claimed to have spoken with Roy Ald and that he told them the art was by Hollingsworth! So don't leave us in suspense - what can you tell us about this issue? I don't care one way or the other (although it would be cool if it is true that Hollingsworth drew a couple of these stories). See also the Grand Comics Database listing of this issue, which also says that the first and last stories are by Hollingsworth, and they're quoting a Roy Ald interview in Alter Ego #106 (December, 2011). As a Hollingsworth-drawn Negro Romance is significant in terms of it being a landmark in comics history, it is important to get the record straight, and if it isn't really by Hollingsworth then the record needs to be set straight. What is your evidence?
19-February-2012 12:12 pm
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Comment: JVJ: following up on the Hollingsworth controversy (or not!), I just read Part 2 of the Roy Ald interview, in Alter Ego 105 (Oct 2011) and Ald states there that Fawcett published Negro Romance BECAUSE of Hollingsworth, and that he (Hollingsworth) drew for the books. In that same article there's a signed piece of girlie art by Hollingsworth that looks reasonably congruent with the style of those two stories in Negro Romance 2. In Alter Ego 106, part 3 of the Ald interview, that's where it is mentioned that Palais drew the second story, and not Hollingsworth, and that makes sense because of the considerable stylistic difference between the first & third stories compared to that second story. So Roy Ald, the editor of the comic, states that he wrote most of the Negro Romance stories, and that Hollingsworth was the artist (on most), and that the title was created as an engagement for Hollingsworth. That's pretty much as close as we're going to get to the source. So what makes you think that Ald is incorrect?
29-February-2012 7:23 am
Username: josemas
Comment: In part 2 of the Tony Tallarico interview in Alter Ego #107 (Feb 2012) discussion is made of Hollingsworth's use of assistants. It's quite possible that Hollingsworth did sell Ald on the idea of Negro Romance and that Ald even thought Hollingsworth did the art but that the art is actually the work of his assistants and that JVJ has spotted something that not even Ald caught back in the day.
3-March-2012 3:47 am
Username: jahgussi
Comment: We Love it, comic detectives, why not let the FBI sort it out, or even the CSI team. If you have any more of these comics Scan and upload them, thanks in advance
30-July-2013 7:08 pm
Username: Netasha
Comment: Aug 1950

Issue: #2
Published: August 1950, Price: 0.10 USD, Pages: 36, Editing: Roy Ald; John Graham (associate); Will Lieberson (executive); Al Jetter (art editor)
Color: Color Dimensions: Standard Golden Age US Paper Stock: Glossy Cover; Newsprint Interior Binding: Saddle-stitched Publishing Format: Was On-going Series
Notes: This issue was featured on the PBS television show The History Detectives, broadcast Season 9, Episode 4 (July 2011). In the program, historian Shaun Clancy credits Roy Ald with the creation of the concept and says Ald thought Alvin Hollingsworth would be a perfect fit for the comic. However, experts agree that Hollingsworth is not responsible for all of the artwork in this series, as reflected in our recorded credits.
 Comic Contents:
Cover (1 page)
Credits: Pencils: ? (photo) | Inks: ? (photo) | Colours: ? (photo)
Genre: Romance

Comic Story (13 pages) Possessed
Synopsis: Gloria meets college student Lloyd, who convinces his mother to hire Gloria at her beauty salon. Gloria and Lloyd fall in love. To make herself indispensable to the Jamisons, the insecure Gloria takes over the beauty business, moves in with Mrs. Jamison and Lloyd’s sister Edith, and dominates their lives. When Lloyd comes home with Sara, Gloria flies into a jealous rage. Edith explains Gloria’s recent actions. Lloyd wanted to introduce Sara to his fiancée, Gloria, but he doesn’t love Gloria now. To make amends, Gloria gives the beauty shop to Edith. Lloyd forgives her and they are reunited.
Credits: Script: Roy Ald | Pencils: Alvin Hollingsworth ? | Inks: Alvin Hollingsworth ?
Genre: Romance
Characters: Lloyd Jamison Gloria Conan Mrs. Jamison Edith Jamison Neil Sara DeCullen Mildred

Comic Story (9 pages) Forever Yours
Synopsis: Edith and Don plan to be married, but she learns she has a medical condition which could “prove fatal in two years.” Edith doesn’t tell Don, and decides to “enjoy life.” She begins to act wild, and Don breaks up with her. One day, Edith collapses: she wakes up in the hospital, and Don is there. He knows everything, and says they’ll fight her illness together.
Credits: Script: Roy Ald | Pencils: Rudy Palais | Inks: Rudy Palais
Genre: Romance
Characters: Edith Don Doc Martin

Text Story (2 pages) Come Home, My Heart
Credits: Script: Lee Lacey | Pencils: ? (header illustration) | Inks: ? (header illustration) | Colours: ? (header illustration) | Letters: typeset

Comic Story (8 pages) Love's Decoy
Synopsis: Club owner Barton promises ambitious chorus girl Sara a featured spot in the show if she makes friends with Bruce. She does, and they fall in love. Barton forces her to get Bruce’s signature, then to slip an envelope into his pocket. This letter frames Bruce, a detective, for corruption and he's arrested. Sara goes to the district attorney and confesses everything to clear Bruce. She’s shot and wounded by one of Barton’s men, but will recover and is reunited with Bruce.
Credits: Script: Roy Ald | Pencils: Alvin Hollingsworth ? | Inks: Alvin Hollingsworth ?
Genre: Romance
Characters: Sara Morgan Mrs. Brooks Barton Bailey Bruce Ebberly District Attorney

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