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Issue: #1
Published: September-October 1949, Price: 0.10 USD, Pages: 52, Editing: Marie Antoinette Park (editor); Milton Sorul (art director)
Color: Color Dimensions: Standard Golden Age U. S. Paper Stock: Glossy Cover Binding: Saddle-stitched Publishing Format:
Notes: Indexed from a scanned copy.
 Comic Contents:
Cover (1 page) I Stole My Sister's Man
Credits: Pencils: ? (photo) | Inks: ? (photo) | Colours: ? (photo) | Letters: Typeset
Genre: Romance

Foreword, Introduction, Preface, Afterword (1 page) Darling Romance
Synopsis: Table of contents, including writers names for most of the issue.
Credits: Letters: Typeset

Comic Story (9 pages) ...Gossip!
Synopsis: Art accepts a teaching job in a small town. He falls in love with Liz and they decide to get married, but she asks him to take a job at a college elsewhere and he agrees. In their new town, gossip spreads about a romance between Liz and student Dan. Art finally hears the rumours and angrily confronts Dan and Liz; the gossip was all started by several jealous people. Art apologises and reconciles with his wife.
Credits: Script: Joan August
Genre: Romance
Characters: Liz Ames Professor Art Reach Ma Ferguson Dan Henderson Professor Jones Sharon

Text Story (0 pages) Two Loves
Credits: Letters: Typeset
Genre: Romance

Text Article (1 page) Personality... and You
Synopsis: Ellyn Lee analyses handwriting.
Credits: Script: Ellyn Lee (credited) | Letters: Typeset

Comic Story (9 pages) I Stole My Sister's Man
Synopsis: Nancy was raised by her older sister Sue after their parents are killed. Home from college on vacation, Nancy meets Sue’s boyfriend Jim and sets her cap for him: "I want that man, he’s just my type!” When her efforts to romance him fail, Nancy lies and tells Sue that Jim made a pass at her. Sue, upset, runs outside and is struck by a car. Sue is blinded and Nancy offers to donate one of her corneas. However, before the operation begins, a doctor discovers Sue’s eyesight can be saved. A repentant Nancy can now find romance with her longtime admirer Bob.
Credits: Script: Mary Woods | Pencils: Bill Fix (signed) | Inks: Bill Fix (signed)
Genre: Romance
Characters: Nancy Kent Sue Kent Jim Holden Bob Blake

Text Article (0 pages) You Can Be A Prettier Darling
Credits: Script: Phyllis Poole ?; Phyllis Pool ? | Letters: Typeset

Text Story (2 pages) Take A Chance With Romance
Credits: Script: Marie Antoinette Park [as Toni Park] | Letters: Typeset
Genre: Romance

Comic Story (9 pages) No Time For Love
Synopsis: Abby’s mother raises her daughter to become a star as a way to escape poverty. Abby goes along with the program, but she doesn’t dislike the residents of their slum neighbourhood as her mother does. Abby falls in love with bus driver Jed. Abby’s mother insists Abby accept in a role in a musical and Jed breaks up with her. Abby is a success but hates her life; she runs away. Her mother tracks her down and compels her to return to the stage, but Abby breaks her ankle and can no longer perform. Abby and Jed are reunited and Abby’s mother apologises for her dominating ways.
Credits: Script: Kate Tempest
Genre: Romance
Characters: Abby Turcot Mrs. Turcot Jed Marston Mr. Fish Jeanie Jake Burns

Promo (ad From The Publisher) (1 page) Two Loves Have I
Synopsis: Promo for a future issue of Darling Love.
Credits: Letters: typeset
Genre: Romance

Comic Story (7 pages) She Played With Love
Synopsis: Jean loves steel worker Lon and they plan to marry. Buck, an old Army buddy of Lon, arrives in town and takes Jean out while Lon is on the night shift. Buck frames Lon for infidelity so he can have Jean for himself. Lon and Buck fight in the steel plant and Buck falls into a huge vat of molten metal. Lon is cleared of wrongdoing and he and Jean can wed.
Credits: Script: Rhoda Temple
Genre: Romance
Characters: Jean Carter Lon Walker Buck Edwards

Text Article (0 pages)
Featuring: Thrill of a Lifetime
Credits: Script: Alice Hedersonn | Letters: Typeset
Genre: Non-fiction Romance

Letters Page (1 page)
Featuring: The Answer Woman
Credits: Letters: Typeset

Comic Story (9 pages) I Was a Heart-Breaker
Synopsis: Hilda steals Mac from his girlfriend Marianne, although she doesn’t really love him. Marianne commits suicide as a result. Hilda falls in love with Roger and they decide to get married, but Mac shows up and reveals Hilda’s past. Roger doesn’t believe Hilda really loves him and dumps her. A depressed Hilda quits her job--“I’m no good to you or even myself”--and plans to kill herself by jumping into the river, but Roger shows up and they reconcile.
Credits: Script: Neila Garland
Genre: Romance
Characters: Hilda Haines Mac Marianne Gale Roger Benson Mr. Jarvis

Advertisement (1 page) Reduce Fat!
Featuring: American Healthaids Co.
Synopsis: Ad for weight loss from American Healthaids Co.
Credits: Letters: typeset

Advertisement (1 page) Have a Slimmer Youthful Feminine Appearance Instantly!
Featuring: Adjust-o-Belt
Synopsis: Ad for Adjust-O-Belt.
Credits: Letters: typeset

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