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26-July-2013 11:52 pm
Username: Netasha
Comment: May 1952.zip
8-February-2014 11:02 pm
Username: churnworks
Comment: I love the "in" joke in the first story. A book on the bookshelf in the first panel of "Bitter Kisses" is labeled as "How To Draw Cartoons" by Joe Archibald. Archibald was a writer and artist, as well as an editor of romance titles at Standard.
3-December-2019 7:48 am
Username: ghmcleod
Comment: Thank You

Issue: #6
Published: May 1952, Price: 0.10 USD, Pages: 36, Editing:
Color: Color Dimensions: Standard Golden Age US Paper Stock: Newsprint Binding: Saddle-stitched Publishing Format: Was Ongoing
Notes: Indexed from a scan from http://digitalcomicmuseum.com/. All art attributions from Jim Vadeboncouer, Jr.
 Comic Contents:
Cover (1 page)
Credits: Pencils: ? (photograph) | Inks: ? (photograph) | Letters: typeset
Genre: Romance

Comic Story (7 pages) Bitter Kisses
Synopsis: The Bell and Merton families have been feuding over a business deal for ten years. Rita and Steve meet at a party and fall in love. When they tell their parents, they are forbidden to see each other again, but defy these orders. However, Steve refuses to elope with Rita, saying “our marriage must start out right!” Rita breaks up with him, then hears Steve is dating the mayor’s daughter. Rita’s parents can’t “stand the idea of any boy walking out on you,” so they withdraw their objections to Steve and Rita’s romance.
Credits: Pencils: Art Saaf | Inks: Art Saaf ?
Genre: Romance
Characters: Steve Merton Rita Bell Mr. Bell Mrs. Bell Buzz

Comic Story (1 page) Wedding Traditions
Synopsis: Origins of the wedding ring, hope chest, veil, and best man traditions.
Genre: Non-fiction Romance

Comic Story (1 page) Western Femininity
Synopsis: In the old West, "women worked side by side with their husbands to overcome tremendous odds!" However, they were "still feminine at heart."
Credits: Pencils: H. W. Kiemle | Inks: H. W. Kiemle
Genre: Non-fiction Western-frontier

Advertisement (1 page)
Featuring: Slinky
Genre: Children

Comic Story (7 pages) Say You Love Me
Synopsis: Raised in poverty and snubbed by richer children, when Joan marries advertising artist Frank she begins to spend recklessly to keep up with her new friends, including Alice. However, when Frank loses his job and discovers Joan has spent their savings on “luxuries,” he leaves her. Joan gets a job and sells her possessions. She puts in a good word for Frank and he gets a new job. Frank and Joan are reconciled and she promises “no more keeping up with the Joneses!”
Credits: Pencils: John Celardo
Genre: Romance
Characters: Joan Thomas Alice Carter Frank Thomas Madame Illa Hedy DeLisle Beth Agnew Mr. Black

Comic Story (1 page) How They Were Married!
Synopsis: How marriages were arranged in the past and around the world. "Only in the twentieth century, and mainly in this country, has marriage solely for love been the most common ideal!"
Credits: Pencils: Mike Esposito ? | Inks: Mike Esposito ?
Genre: Non-fiction

Text Story (2 pages) Love in the Sun
Credits: Script: Susan Hendryx | Pencils: John Celardo (illustrations) | Inks: John Celardo (illustrations) | Letters: typeset
Genre: Romance

Comic Story (3 pages) I Claim Your Love
Synopsis: Raised in an orphanage, Jenny works and saves her money, finally moving out west. She ignores men who say women don’t belong and determines to claim a homestead. Jenny falls in love with Bill but refuses to let him stake a claim for her. On the day of the land rush, Jenny and Bill race to place a claim and he narrowly wins. He says “I’m claiming your heart, too” and she agrees.
Credits: Pencils: Mike Sekowsky | Inks: Al Rubano
Genre: Historical Romance
Characters: Bill Richey Jenny Wright

Comic Story (1 page) Readin', Writin' and Romance
Synopsis: "Would it shock you to know that only a century ago, some of the most carefully raised young women couldn't read or write? Girls were educated to be wives and mothers. Society simply ignored the fact that girls also had minds!" However, in recent years women have been educated and entered the workforce. "And, the net result of it all is that, under modern education systems, girls are better prepared for marriage than ever!"
Credits: Pencils: Nina Albright | Inks: Nina Albright
Genre: Non-fiction Romance

Comic Story (8 pages) The Man I'll Marry
Synopsis: Secretary Sandy is engaged to her boss, architect Paul, but he is staid and prudish. She dates salesman Gordy and they fall in love, but she doesn’t tell either man about the other. Paul catches Sandy embracing Gordy and the truth comes out. Gordy dumps her. Sandy apologizes to Paul and he forgives her. He also reunites Sandy with Gordy, the man she really loves.
Credits: Pencils: Nina Albright
Genre: Romance
Characters: Sandy Bennett Gordy Westover Paul Lanning

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