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Romantic Secrets (1949 Fawcett) comic books

  • Issue #1
    Romantic Secrets (1949 Fawcett) 1

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    Stories and art by Edd Ashe, King Ward, and Al Carreno. This early romance comic from Fawcett had particularly complex plots to go with the tears and kisses. After a mishap on a store escalator, "Boots" meets handsome doctor Larry, but she dreads taking him home to her large and disorderly family. Doris doesn't believe in the kind of love they talk about in the romance novels, until she meets Bob and literally gets weak in the knees. Switchboard operator Elissa falls for telephone lineman Lennie, in a story with some great art of a 1940s red convertible. Plus a pin-up of screen legend Ray Milland, star of The Lost Weekend and future star of X: The Man with the X-Ray Eyes. Short Wait for Paradise; Superstitious!; A Tearful Illusion; The Unforgiving Heart; Rendezvous of the Heart; Glamour Girl; Romantic Secrets' Star of the Month: Ray Milland. 48 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #2
    Romantic Secrets (1949 Fawcett) 2
    Auction opens April 6
    • Paper: Cream to off white
    • Slab: Significant scuff(s) front or back
    • Label #3991512005
    • 1.75" Cumulative spine split. Cover detached. Cover oxidation.

    Stories and art by Robert Louis Stevenson, Betty Baker, and Dorothy Bowen. This early romance comic from Fawcett had particularly complex plots to go with the tears and kisses. Alicia sets out to woo Bob away from his girlfriend Connie. In town to negotiate a contract, June realizes the handsome man she's negotiating with is the same one who once rescued her father. Sally's the sort of gal who blames others for her mistakes, but she soon learns that doesn't work on the guy she's fallen for. And a romantic poem by Robert Louis Stevenson in comics form. Plus a pin-up of screen legend Joseph Cotten, star of Citizen Kane and future star of Hitchcock's Shadow of a Doubt. Trouble Maker; Romance; My Tremulous Heart; And Be My Love; New Secretary Wanted; Love's Epitaph; I Was Deceitful; Romantic Secrets' Star of the Month: Joseph Cotten. 48 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #3
    Romantic Secrets (1949 Fawcett) 3
    • Cover oxidation.

    Photo cover. "Pawn of Tradition"; Phyllis and her Aunt Melissa live in historic Dendrik Manor; Phyllis is attracted to new neighbor Dennis, but he cant understand her devotion to the "tradition" of the house, which requires constant upkeep that she and her aunt can't afford. "Borrowed Rapture": Office worker Lily gets into debt because she cant resist buying new things; She tells department store bill collector Bob she cant pay because she sends money to her parents (untrue). "Hate Gripped My Heart"; Diane pretends to be Lindas friend, but is really jealous of her; When Fred appears to prefer Linda, Diane becomes angry; Linda is hit by a car and may be permanently crippled. "Release to Glory" Love Story Album text story by Alice Simmons. "Pot of Gold" text story by Frances Howard. "I Lived for Today"; Janet is engaged to Mark, a reform candidate for district attorney; She is selfish and impulsive, never considering the ramifications of her actions; Janet tricks Mark into meeting her on a gambling ship, which is raided: this will end Marks political career. He breaks up with her. 52 Pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #4
    Romantic Secrets (1949 Fawcett) 4

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    This early romance comic from Fawcett had particularly complex plots to go with the tears and kisses. Carrie works at Dirk's casino and flirts her way to luxury, but when she falls for straight-arrow Stan, she must make a choice. Doctor Deborah is a dedicated professional who has no time for love, until she meets George, the handsome brother of a patient. Aspiring actress Nina wins a TV talent show, but fame begins to change how she regards her old friends, including Ed, who secretly loves her. Plus a collection of romantic traditions from around the world. My Reputation; Romance Oddities; Only a Memory; Love Comes But Once; Unworthy Heart. 48 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #5
    Romantic Secrets (1949 Fawcett) 5

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    Stories and art by Bob Powell, Wilma Glennon, and Edmund Spencer. This early romance comic from Fawcett had particularly complex plots to go with the tears and kisses. Laura feels she's not pretty enough to deserve love, but then she must win handsome Frank away from Nancy. Liz doesn't know what to do when her brother Jimmy is sent to prison, but then she meets kind cop Will, who helps her embrace life again. Sheila stops to watch the construction workers, especially handsome bridge builder Bart, in a story with some great architectural art by Bob Powell. And a poem by English Romantic poet Edmund Spencer in comics form. Plus a collection of romantic traditions from around the world. In the Shadow of Regret; Romance Oddities; Accused; This Love's Riches; The Moment I Saw You; The Star; Last Stop My Heart. 48 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #6
    Romantic Secrets (1949 Fawcett) 6
    • 1.5" Spine split from bottom. Centerfold detached. Staple rust. Rust migration.

    This early romance comic from Fawcett had particularly complex plots to go with the tears and kisses. Secretary Sue gets her fiance Mitch a job at her office, but doesn't tell him that the business is crooked. Personnel manager Marge gets a chance to hire Steve, the handsome athlete who broke her heart in college. Myra falls for George, even though she knows he has serious money problems, but then he wants her to embezzle money from her office. Plus a collection of romantic traditions from around the world. Farewell Gesture; A Bitter Love; The Message; He Is My Own; Flowers of Romance; Welcome to My Heart. 48 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #7
    Romantic Secrets (1949 Fawcett) 7

    This early romance comic from Fawcett had particularly complex plots to go with the tears and kisses. Claudia runs an apple orchard and that doesn't leave her any time for love, until she meets handsome farmhand Ralph. Sharon goes to work as a cigarette girl at Club Miguelle so she can land a rich husband, but she hadn't reckoned on falling in love with sailor Danny. Successful businesswoman Beth returns to her hometown, and finds that handsome old flame Ward is now managing the store that she's supposed to audit. Challenge to Love; Only for You; My Vagabond Heart. 48 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #8
    Romantic Secrets (1949 Fawcett) 8

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    Stories and art by Edd Ashe, Elaine Miller, and Robert Burns. This early romance comic from Fawcett had particularly complex plots to go with the tears and kisses. Eileen pumps gas for her Uncle Ted's station and is just friendly with the "knights of the highway," until she meets trucker Tim, who is "full of gay banter." Lon falls for bad girl Sheila and steers his life into a downward spiral, in a classic cautionary tale from the '50s. Mary tracks down Diana, the child she gave up for adoption, and gets a job as her nanny, but doesn't expect to fall for Diana's adoptive father Roy. And a romantic poem by Robert Burns in comics form. Empty Dreams; The Man I Love; Conflict; Restless Heart; A Gown for My Lady; My Love. 48 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #9
    Romantic Secrets (1949 Fawcett) 9

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    This early romance comic from Fawcett had particularly complex plots to go with the tears and kisses. Eileen is a snob, but she doesn't see anything wrong with it, until it comes between her and the man that she loves. Mary is taken in by the wealthy family of the woman she tried to save, but the story didn't happen quite the way she tells it. Gladys plots to steal Lon away from his girlfriend Muriel by pretending an interest in geology. Plus a profile of British actor and future Rat Pack member Peter Lawford during his early years. A Heart's Request; Love's Mask; Peter Lawford; Beauty Without Brains; Storm! 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #10
    Romantic Secrets (1949 Fawcett) 10

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    Stories and art by Bob Powell, Bob Jenney, and Elaine Winters. This early romance comic from Fawcett had particularly complex plots to go with the tears and kisses. On the edge of Death Valley, vacationing Ann falls for handsome hotel owner Jack, but their relationship causes friction between Jack and his aging father. Laura considers herself above the immature crushes her college friends develop on their instructors - and then she meets handsome Professor Barton. Working to resettle European war refugees, soldier and lady-killer Joe sets his cap for beautiful Ericka, but she has no interest in him, in a rare story (with art by Bob Powell) narrated by the male character. Dark Destiny; You're Always Near; To a Man in Love; The Imprisoned Heart. 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #11
    Romantic Secrets (1949 Fawcett) 11

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    Photo cover. "Tragic Farewell"; Jessica refuses to marry Stan because she believes shell have a singing career like her late, great father, although she has "none of [her] fathers great talent"; When Stan suggests she change her last name to see if she can get bookings, Jessica learns the truth--she can't--and agrees to wed Stan. "Love Stands Accused!", art by Al McWilliams; Helen is lawyer Georges secretary and girlfriend; She wants him to become wealthy and influential but he prefers to serve the clients who need him the most; Helen tricks political boss Manell into offering George work, over Georges objections. "Bermuda Idyll" text story by Daniel Bailey. "My Desolate Heart"; 24-year-old Laura teaches high school and is treated "like one of the gang" by her students, especially the boys; Dan, the older brother of Jerry, one of the students, says Laura should socialize with people of her own age; Her lack of "dignity" also threatens her job; Dan and Laura fall in love; When Jerry is caught embracing Laura in school, hes suspended but shows up at the prom and makes a scene. 36 Pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #12
    Romantic Secrets (1949 Fawcett) 12

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    Stories and art by Bob Powell and Elaine Miller. This early romance comic from Fawcett had particularly complex plots to go with the tears and kisses. Lorna loves Ken, but she feels that any possible future together is threatened by scandal because her father was a convicted criminal. Marion is resigned to life in her boring, cold-weather small town, and then she meets Ted, visiting from California - but is it fair to depend on him to take her away? Laurie is engaged to boring, dependable Harry, but then she meets Ben, who wants to marry her and become an independent oil wildcatter. The Secret; Retribution; Star Gazer; Love's Hazard! 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #13
    Romantic Secrets (1949 Fawcett) 13

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    This early romance comic from Fawcett had particularly complex plots to go with the tears and kisses. Beautiful Jessica leads on older, wealthy neighbor John to win favors, but has no intention of marrying him - and then she meets younger, handsome Stan. Laura dates Leslie just to spite his controlling mother, but then she meets Leslie's handsome college roommate, Mark, and the sparks really fly. Kathy resents the time that her boyfriend Joel spends with his friends, and craves having him all to herself. Nightfall; My Inconsolable Heart; Love Can't Be Wrong; Independent. 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #14
    Romantic Secrets (1949 Fawcett) 14

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    This early romance comic from Fawcett had particularly complex plots to go with the tears and kisses. Diane works for the warden at the state prison, and falls for convict Larry, who wants her to help him escape. Martha returns to her hometown of "Homeville" after college and feels arrogantly superior to everyone there, but a visit from a school chum changes her tune. Steelworker Jerry wants to move up to management, and is torn between Carol, who loves him as he is, and Edith, who thinks she can make him into management material. Love's Captive; Solitude; The Verdict; End of the Rainbow! 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #15
    Romantic Secrets (1949 Fawcett) 15

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    Stories and art by John Martin and J. A. Symonds. This early romance comic from Fawcett had particularly complex plots to go with the tears and kisses. Ann agrees to date handsome oil wildcatter Vic as part of Doris's plan to win him back, but then she falls for Vic herself. Gambler Montana wins the Bar-K Ranch during a card game, and his new ownership is fiercely opposed by Nan, the former owner's daughter, who is strangely drawn to him. Ella harangues her boyfriend's unemployed brother when his plans for an education get in the way of her plans for marriage. And a romantic poem by J. A. Symonds in comics form. The Hired Heart; Saga of the Sage; First Aid for Love; Love at the Door; Love's Lament. 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #16
    Romantic Secrets (1949 Fawcett) 16

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    Stories and art by John Martin and Marc Swayze. This early romance comic from Fawcett had particularly complex plots to go with the tears and kisses. Cynthia is raising her brother Bob, who wants to be a doctor, but tragedy results when she insists that he become a boat designer like their late father. In a hybrid Western-romance story, lawman Cole meets Lila, daughter of late lawman Ace, as they try to figure out why Ace's old foe is celebrating his memory in an old ghost town. Ted makes a play for a woman just to get even with her for dumping his friend, but he didn't expect to fall in love with her. Blueprint for Love; Rendezvous; Candy Kisses; Forsake Me Never. 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #17
    Romantic Secrets (1949 Fawcett) 17

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    Stories and art by Bob Powell, Edd Ashe and John Martin. This early romance comic from Fawcett had particularly complex plots to go with the tears and kisses. Dancer Nina finds love with Danny, but when a tragic accident ends her dancing career, she blames him. Karen gets her dream job in a government office in Washington, but loneliness almost drives her back to her tiny hometown, until she meets Steve. Elaine threatens to blackmail her ex Paul to buy a business for her current fiance, Len - but does she still love Paul? My Penalty; I Was a Government Girl; Winner Takes All; Love's Crusade. 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #18
    Romantic Secrets (1949 Fawcett) 18

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    Stories and art by Marc Swayze and John Martin. This early romance comic from Fawcett had particularly complex plots to go with the tears and kisses. Amy loves small-town grocer Dave, but his competitor Brad Nixon wants everything Dave has, and that includes Amy. This story with art by Mark Swayze includes the line, "There is still a place for the small neighborhood store with its personal, friendly service." Mildred has found her match in Fred, but she manipulates his dealings with his business partner Al, sabotaging his business so she can have more time with Fred. Working girl Ivy scoffs when boyfriend Pat suspects her non-profit of being a scam, but when she discovers he's right, she faces a moral choice. Together; Love Letters; Ski Lark; My Misguided Heart. 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #19
    Romantic Secrets (1949 Fawcett) 19

    Stories and art by Marc Swayze and John Martin. This early romance comic from Fawcett had particularly complex plots to go with the tears and kisses. Model Helene has inherited a factory for making TV parts, and finds herself torn between handsome foreman Brian and her staff photographer, Kenny - another original plot. This story features some good-girl art by Mark Swayze. Connie feels left behind by all her married friends and their families, so when she meets handsome Lennie, she lies about her age to interest him. Bert works in a steel foundry, but Ann gets him a cushy salesman job, only to find he's working with beautiful Peggy, who insists on spending a lot of time with Bert. This story includes the line, "The sight of him working daily at his hard, sweaty, unrewarding job aroused in me troubled promptings!" Journey to Heartbreak; Old Maid; Love on the Half-Shell; Unmasked. 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #20
    Romantic Secrets (1949 Fawcett) 20
    • 6" Cumulative spine split.
    • Consignment. 3% buyer's premium charged at checkout. Graded by MCS, not consignor.

    Stories and art by Bob Powell and John Martin. This early romance comic from Fawcett had particularly complex plots to go with the tears and kisses. Craig loves Amy, but since she rejected him as "a common street laborer," he's trying to get back at her through her sister Cora, or at least that's how Amy sees it. This story features early art by Bob Powell. Teresa must run the family farm after her father's passing, and handsome farmhand Jim can help, but he sees Teresa's workaholic nature as a minus. Redheaded Helen is still mourning her sister's death, and tries to sabotage her widowed brother-in-law's new relationship with Mildred as a result. With All My Heart; Belated Tears; Love Trap; Covetous. 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #21
    Romantic Secrets (1949 Fawcett) 21

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    Photo cover. "Interlude!", art by Marc Swayze; In order to qualify for a job at her fiancé Edwards private school, Ellen takes a job teaching in Edgetown; She makes friends with mailman Michel and his little brother Timmie. Ellen and Michel fall in love, although shes engaged to Edward. Ellen begins an adult education program and becomes popular with the townspeople, but leaves for her new job. "Traitor to Love." "Bride Willing" text story by John Martin. "The Doctor's Bride"; Anne and her fiancé Ronnie return to his hometown where he intends to replace his father as the local country doctor; Anne finds this life is "disorganized" and "thankless," and says she wont marry Ronnie unless he moves back to the city; He agrees, but changes his mind after he saves a young boys life. 36 Pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #22
    Romantic Secrets (1949 Fawcett) 22

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    Stories and art by George Evans and John Martin. This early romance comic from Fawcett had particularly complex plots to go with the tears and kisses. Edith breaks up with Phil and starts dating Ritchie, who gets her addicted to pills, in a story with early art by future EC legend George Evans. Dancer Jean works her way up to stardom on the stage, leaving behind her dance partner Danny, the one man who really loves her. Sailor's son David becomes a rootless wanderer, until he meets Ivy in a small town, but her pressure to start a business rubs him the wrong way. Slave to Despair; What Price Stardom; Farewell, My Love; The Kindred Heart. 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #23
    Romantic Secrets (1949 Fawcett) 23

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    Stories and art by Marc Swayze and John Martin. This early romance comic from Fawcett had particularly complex plots to go with the tears and kisses. Diner waitress Vivian falls for handsome engineer Dane, but breaks up with him after he loses his job, because she doesn't want to work in a diner forever. But she doesn't know what to do about Dane's brother, brain-damaged ex-boxer Len, who seems to have become obsessed with her, in a story with art by Marc Swayze. Joyce falls for Robert, unaware that he's already engaged to Donna, and her reaction when she finds out threatens to destroy all three of their lives. Dark Delusion; Whirlpool; Love in High; The Wanderer. 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #24
    Romantic Secrets (1949 Fawcett) 24

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    Stories and art by George Evans and John Martin. This early romance comic from Fawcett had particularly complex plots to go with the tears and kisses. Sheila works in a nightclub owned by gangster Burke, but Martin seems like a nice guy. But after she rejects him, Martin goes into business with Burke, in a story with early art by future EC legend George Evans. Miriam works in an insurance agency and is engaged to boring co-worker Neil, but dumps him when handsome, unpredictable Carl joins the agency. After a tragedy, she gets the chance to commit insurance fraud. Ann blames Peter for the train wreck that killed her parents and sets out to destroy him, but she didn't expect to fall in love with him in the process. All for You; The Letter; The Antique Heart; Crackup. 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #25
    Romantic Secrets (1949 Fawcett) 25

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    Photo cover. "Into Each Life"; Mrs. Mead hires Geraldine as her companion, complaining that her family only cares about her money; Geraldine encourages Mrs. Mead's feelings of suspicion; Mrs. Meads son Mark, who's attracted to Geraldine, offers to hire a nurse and get Geraldine a good job elsewhere; Geraldine thinks hes taken the rest of the familys side against her. "I'll Never Love You"; Marion refuses to marry Charles because shes determined to be a model; When she gets a chance, she leaves her elderly mother alone and moves to the city; Marion is unsuccessful and eventually collapses due to lack of food. "Jealousy" text story by John Martin. "Bitter Journey"; Kate and Steve meet on vacation and fall in love; Hes a shoe clerk, but when they return to the city he tells Kate hes on the waiting list for a police job; She is upset because her father is in prison and she hates the police. Kate tries to influence Steve to change his mind, urging him to take a store managers position instead. 36 Pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #26
    Romantic Secrets (1949 Fawcett) 26
    • .5" Spine split from top.

    Stories and art by Bob Powell, Marc Swayze and John Martin. This early romance comic from Fawcett had particularly complex plots to go with the tears and kisses. Wounded in Korea, soldier Johnny meets American teacher Carrie when she takes him in. But his trauma and guilt over desertion almost destroy everything, in a story with art by Marc Swayze. Steve calls off his wedding to Donna after a campus scandal destroys her reputation. Lauren and Harry are engaged, but after Lauren wins the lottery, something inside of her changes, and Harry doesn't like it, in a story with art by Bob Powell. Something to Live For; A Campus Scandal; Surprise Love; I Won the Sweepstakes! 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

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  • Issue #27
    Romantic Secrets (1949 Fawcett) 27

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    Stories and art by Marc Swayze and John C. Adler. This early romance comic from Fawcett had particularly complex plots to go with the tears and kisses. Janie gets a job at the circus and meets handsome Ben, learning only later that he's a clown. They fall in love, but she doesn't think being a clown is a serious job, in a story with art by Marc Swayze. Lying in wait in the park to commit a murder, Johnny thinks back on Joanie and how it all came to this. General's daughter June tires of men in uniform, tells Bob she won't marry him while he's in the Army, and rebels against the military's rules and order. Weep, Clown, Weep!; Girl in the Park; Color Girl; Retaliation. 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #28
    Romantic Secrets (1949 Fawcett) 28

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    This early romance comic from Fawcett had particularly complex plots to go with the tears and kisses. Engaged to Don, Lissa is swept off her feet by a chance encounter with self-described "wealthy playboy" Toby. A snap wedding is only one of the plot twists in a story with art by Marc Swayze. Garment worker Frank gets mistaken for wealthy Bill and plays along for the benefit of Bill's friends, but the prank turns serious when he gets romantically involved with Celia. Eileen returns to her hometown after years away, and becomes determined to steal back ex Tom from his fiancee Mary. Plus a profile of screen legend Cary Grant, tracing him from his early years as a stage acrobat. Give Me Back That Night!; Hearsay Heartthrob; Cary Grant; I Fooled a Million People; To Love Again. 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #29
    Romantic Secrets (1949 Fawcett) 29

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    Stories and art by Bob Powell and John Martin. This early romance comic from Fawcett had particularly complex plots to go with the tears and kisses. Lila, who craves a rich husband, enters a gothic-romance scenario when she goes to work for wealthy Scott. He is caring for his invalid wife and Lila begins to fall for him, until she learns that all is not as it seems. In a story with art by Bob Powell, Dot and her hated rival Fern are stranded on a raft at sea after a plane crash. Car thief and ex-con Carol finds love with her roommate's brother Dan, but is it enough to keep her from returning to her life of crime? Not your typical romance-comic story. The Gold-Plated Heart; Test of Courage; Love Under Construction; Second Life. 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #30
    Romantic Secrets (1949 Fawcett) 30

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    Stories and art by Thomas Carew and John Martin. This early romance comic from Fawcett had particularly complex plots to go with the tears and kisses. Edith thinks back on how she loved and lost Mark, and how it all ties in with the true mother of her daughter. Bad girl Lila meets wealthy Ben and decides to take him for all he's worth, but she didn't expect to fall in love. In a story that really shows its era, Tina refuses to shut down her profitable public swimming pool during a polio outbreak, and is blamed when the disease spreads. And a romantic poem by Thomas Carew in comics form. The Punishment; Song; Love Came as a Stranger; Airfield Al; Love Takes a Chance; Pilot Pete; A Heart Denied. 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #31
    Romantic Secrets (1949 Fawcett) 31

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    Stories and art by Algernon Charles Swinborne, Marc Swayze and John Martin. This early romance comic from Fawcett had particularly complex plots to go with the tears and kisses. Vivian romances mountain climber Carey, but she really loves his friend Bill, and things come to a head during a grueling climb to the top of Gile Mountain. Antiques dealer Donna is instantly smitten when she meets Greg, a craftsman who turns out perfect duplicates of antique furniture. But to benefit their future together, she indulges in a little fraud. Mary, Mark and Mark's violent brother Johnny form an uneasy triangle while they're all working at the same factory, and it devolves into Mary threatening Johnny with prison if Mark doesn't agree to marry her. Plus profiles of mid-century movie stars Montgomery Clift, Don Taylor and Nancy Olson. Mountain of Destiny; Montgomery Clift; Picture Biography of Nancy Olson; Judge Cupid; Excerpts from a Match; Introduction to Romance; Picture Biography of Don Taylor; Romance Oddities; Take Back Your Love. 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #32
    Romantic Secrets (1949 Fawcett) 32

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    Stories and art by Howard Boughner, Marc Swayze and John Martin. This early romance comic from Fawcett had particularly complex plots to go with the tears and kisses. In a story full of '50s phobia over "juvenile delinquents," Eileen falls in with a rough crowd when she has a falling-out with steady Stan. Soon she's in the back of a convertible full of dope-smoking teens, who are taking her for a forced elopement to Joey. Kathy loves pulling pranks on her friends, but when she enlists in the Army as a joke, she risks losing Steve, the man she loves. Lois starts her life over in a new town with Eddie, but then she runs into Sue, who comes from her hometown and knows the secret she's been trying to forget. I Was a Member of a Teen-Age Thrill Gang; Dizzy Daisy; Deserter; Doc Sorebones; Wilbur the Waiter; Brake on Love; The Secret. 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #33
    Romantic Secrets (1949 Fawcett) 33

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    Stories and art by Bob Powell, Sheldon Moldoff and Ione Binder. This early romance comic from Fawcett had particularly complex plots to go with the tears and kisses. Raised deep in the Everglades, Annie meets Ralph when she goes to work at a factory in a nearby town. Then she learns he's already engaged to Laura, but a night trapped by a hurricane puts things in perspective, in a story with art by Bob Powell. Jayne falls for a handsome policeman - it's too bad that she's the inside woman for a high-class housebreaking gang. Plus a profile of screen legend Gregory Peck. They Called Me: Annie of the Everglades!; Picture Biography of Gregory Peck; Stay Away from Married Men; The Practical Joker; Girl on Her Own. 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #34
    Romantic Secrets (1949 Fawcett) 34

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    Stories and art by Bob Powell and John Martin. This early romance comic from Fawcett had particularly complex plots to go with the tears and kisses. Nina has a bumpy relationship with miner Jay, but a mine collapse that leaves miners trapped puts things in perspective, in a story with art by Bob Powell. Scheming Carol decides that she wants to date wealthy Neil, even if she has to steal him away from another woman to do it. Jean isn't sure if she loves Phil or Bob, so she dates both of them without telling the other, but that can't last forever. You Can't Lose Sight of Love; Rocky Road to Romance; I Won't Forget; Double Life. 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #35
    Romantic Secrets (1949 Fawcett) 35

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    This early romance comic from Fawcett had particularly complex plots to go with the tears and kisses. Gina has been left bitter from life's hardships, and she dates soldier Jerry before he ships out just for fun, but she didn't expect him to fall in love with her. Lois enjoys her wealthy lifestyle, but Jim is troubled by her crooked means to an end... or as the opening caption puts it, "Lois wrote her own code for personal happiness with golden ink. In the rich world of her artificial creation, Love precariously rode the bandwagon, propelled by a dynamo of power." They don't mix metaphors like that anymore. Beautiful Enid is pals with wealthy but plain-looking May, until both of them fall for Eddie. I Loved You Too Late!; Love on a Bandwagon; Two Ring Victory by Daniel Sheldon; Heartsick. 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #36
    Romantic Secrets (1949 Fawcett) 36

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    Stories and art by Bob Powell and John Martin. This early romance comic from Fawcett had particularly complex plots to go with the tears and kisses. Carol and Gary have been dating for years, but he doesn't care for her new friends and their edgy attitudes (for the 1950s). Soon it comes down to a choice between him or them, in a story with art by Bob Powell. Marie is secretly dating and corresponding with wealthy, older Tom, whom she agrees to marry for a comfortable lifestyle. But it's handsome but countrified Rolf who really gets her pulse pounding... or as one caption puts it, "The blending of our lips slammed the door on the rest of the world and it wasn't blood in my veins any more, but liquid fire." Kirk's relationship with Sally is threatened by a scheming woman. Life on a Silver Platter; Lonely Heart; Romance Time; Love Song for Two. 32 pages, Full Color Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #37
    Romantic Secrets (1949 Fawcett) 37

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    Stories and art by Bob Powell and Ruth Sterling. This early romance comic from Fawcett had particularly complex plots to go with the tears and kisses. Jane loses her fiance Joe in a military plane crash, while Enid's beau March survives the same crash. Soon Jane is trying to win March away from Enid - or is it just the grief talking? - in a story with art by Bob Powell. In a particularly lurid pre-Code story, nightclub photographer Bess accidentally catches her boyfriend's boss with the wrong woman. She uses the leverage to get her boyfriend a better job, but that makes for some tense office parties. Marge was a real drama queen after Gary broke up with her, but how can she convince Eddie that the love she feels this time is real? Grieve No More; Nite Club Photographer; Roses Are for Love; Dry Tears. 32 pages, Full Color Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #38
    Romantic Secrets (1949 Fawcett) 38

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    Photo cover. "So Long" one-page story, script and art by Howard Boughner; Daisy's telephone cord is too long. "I Tried to Trap Him into Marriage," art by Bernard Baily; Lois has long assumed she will marry her neighbour Gruff, but he says he loves newcomer Marlene; Lois has a nervous breakdown and insists Gruff is "indispensable" to her health. "My Consuming Envy"; Jan feels Diane has an advantage in a piano competition because Diane's father is a mine superintendent and hers is just a miner; Jan stirs up the miners and they demand fair play; the board members are intimidated and unjustly award Jan the prize. "Cute Dish" text story by Ruth Sterling. "True to You"; Ronnie moves to be near her boyfriend Jim, who has just been drafted; Jim helps pay her hotel bills, but is unable to spend much time with her; She begins dating George, a captain; Jim jealously confronts them and is confined to quarters, but leaves to see Ronnie and is arrested. One-page biography of actor William Lundigan. 36 Pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #39
    Romantic Secrets (1949 Fawcett) 39

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    Stories and art by Marc Swayze and John Martin. This early romance comic from Fawcett had particularly complex plots to go with the tears and kisses. Joan stows away on a military air transport to be closer to Ned, the pilot she loves. But that's the worst mistake she could make, in a story with art by Marc Swayze that purports to be based on true events. When Jeff returns from the war with a walking disability, he tells Josie they must give up on the house they've been building together. But she protests so strongly, he wonders if it was really the house she wanted all along. Joan finds a way to get even with Ellen for stealing her boyfriend Doug, but new beau Wally sees through her charade. Plus profiles of 1950s Hollywood heartthrobs Wendell Corey and June Allyson. Honor Bright; I Stowed Away on an Air Transport!; The House That Love Built; Dream Beau of the Month: Wendell Corey; Dream Girl of the Month: June Allyson; Yesterday's Tears! Final issue of the series; Charlton resumed the title under new numbering with Romantic Secrets (1953 Charlton) #5. 32 pages, Full Color Cover price $0.10.