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Romantic Marriage 001 -JVJ

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from a book in the JVJ collection
Issue: #1
Published: 1950, Price: 0.10 USD, Pages: 52, Editing: Jerry Siegel (executive editor)
Color: Color Dimensions: Standard Golden Age US Paper Stock: Glossy Cover; Newsprint Interior Binding: Saddle-stitched Publishing Format: Was Ongoing Series
Notes: Indexed from scanned copy at http://digitalcomicmuseum.com
 Comic Contents:
Cover (1 page)
Credits: Pencils: L. Willinger (photograph) | Inks: L. Willinger (photograph) | Colours: L. Willinger (photograph) | Letters: typeset
Genre: Romance

Comic Story (1 page) The Widow and the Veep
Synopsis: At the age of 70, widowed U.S. Vice-President Alben Barkley marries 37-year-old widow Jane Hadley.
Credits: Pencils: Mort Leav (signed) | Inks: Mort Leav (signed)
Genre: Non-fiction Romance
Characters: Alben Barkley Jane Hadley Mary Mrs. Clark Clifford

Comic Story (10 pages) Love Was Not Enough
Synopsis: Alice boasts to her friends and family about her new husband Jeff’s stellar career as a reporter but he tells her to curb her enthusiasm. When the district attorney asks Jeff to help investigate gangster Big Jim, Alice brags to a friend and Jeff is fired from the newspaper for violating confidentiality. Big Jim sends some thugs to abduct Jeff but Alice calls the police. Jeff is rescued and gets his job back after writing a big story about it.
Credits: Pencils: Jack Sparling | Inks: Jack Sparling
Genre: Romance
Characters: Alice Davis Jeff Davis John Martin Marcia Randel

Comic Story (10 pages) Second Wife
Synopsis: After his wife Nelda dies in a car accident, Michael weds Loretta on the rebound. However, Michael constantly compares Loretta to Nelda, unfavourably. Loretta decides to leave him, and tells her story to Sue, Nelda’s sister. Sue explains that Nelda only married Michael for his money, and was going to leave him for another, richer man but died before she could carry out her plan. Loretta refuses to destroy Michael’s illusions about his first wife. But Michael overheard Sue telling the truth about Nelda, and apologises to Loretta for his insensitivity to her feelings. They reconcile.
Credits: Pencils: Max Elkan | Inks: Ed Moritz ?
Genre: Romance
Characters: Michael Saunders Loretta Saunders Sue Collins Nelda Saunders

Comic Story (8 pages) The Turning Point
Synopsis: Actress Laura marries screenwriter Mark. He is unhappy in his work and suffers a nervous breakdown. Laura and Mark go to his family farm in Wisconsin to recover. Mark starts writing a play. When Hollywood tries to lure him back, Laura hides the messages. Mark eventually finds out and decides to return to writing films for the money. Mark changes his mind, since he can’t face leaving Laura or giving up his newfound creative freedom. His play is a success and attracts a big Broadway producer.
Credits: Pencils: Mort Leav (signed) | Inks: Mort Leav (signed)
Genre: Romance
Characters: Laura Carter Mark Carter Mrs. Carter

Comic Story (7 pages) The Kiss I Couldn't Forget!
Synopsis: Eva refuses to marry her hometown sweetheart Alex until she discovers if she has the talent to become a writer. She moves to New York and is hired as an advertising copy writer in Martin’s agency. Martin proposes to Eva and she accepts, although she believes she still loves Alex. When Martin discovers this, he leaves her. Eva soon finds out that her love for Alex was only a youthful illusion, and she is reunited with Martin, her true love.
Credits: Pencils: Frank Borth | Inks: Frank Borth
Genre: Romance
Characters: Alex Horn Eva Lynton Ellison Martin Ellison

Comic Story (6 pages) I Was a Selfish Wife!
Synopsis: Sue convinces her husband, boxer Pat, to accept a fight with Tiger Madison because she wants the money for a trip to visit her family. Pat knows he isn’t ready to face Madison, but accepts the bout anyway. He fights bravely but loses as expected, and Sue realises she’s been selfish. She apologises to Pat.
Credits: Pencils: Jack Sparling ?
Genre: Romance
Characters: Pat Bowen Sue Bowen Joe Riley Marian Sullivan Chet Sullivan

Comic Story (7 pages) Second Chance at Love!
Synopsis: Marie is divorced and has a five-year-old son. She falls in love with engineer Ralph, but Johnny doesn’t want a “new daddy,” and so Marie says she can’t see Ralph any more. One day Johnny falls into a construction pit; when he’s rescued by Ralph, Johnny calls him “Daddy.” Now Marie can marry Ralph and they’ll form a new family.
Credits: Pencils: George Appel | Inks: George Appel
Genre: Romance
Characters: Ralph Saunders Marie Borden Johnny

Text Article (1 page) Falling Out of Love
Featuring: Problems of the Newlywed
Credits: Script: Jane Clarke | Pencils: ? (illustration) | Inks: ? (illustration) | Letters: typeset

Illustration (1 page) Cary Grant and Betsy Drake
Credits: Pencils: ? (photograph) | Inks: ? (photograph) | Colours: ? (photograph) | Letters: typeset

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