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  • Issue #1
    Romantic Story (1949 Charlton) 1

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    Tales of secret love, heartbreak, unrequited love, and reconciliation. Runaway bride Liz thinks she's ruined her life, not to mention her fiance Neil - but then she runs right into Larry's arms. Carol judges everybody by their family connections to high society, until she meets handsome Peter Barker. Elaine's dreams of becoming a flight attendant seem doomed to frustration, but then she meets a handsome pilot. Runaway Girl; For Love Alone; Faithless; The Hearts Surrender; Empty Arms. 48 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

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  • Issue #2
    Romantic Story (1949 Charlton) 2

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    Tales of secret love, heartbreak, unrequited love, and reconciliation. Margot's secured a good job through long years of struggle, but then she makes everyone else work just as hard, including the man who loves her. Carol sabotages her roommate's chances for romance because she doesn't want to find another place to live. In a story that's a sign of its times, radio actress Marilyn lives in a boardinghouse until she gets her big break, and then she forgets her old friends for the trappings of stardom. Plus a PSA for Savings Bonds featuring the original Captain Marvel. Invitation to Heartbreak; I Spurned Love; Forgotten Rapture; Beautiful Dreamer; Unworthy of Romance. 48 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #3
    Romantic Story (1949 Charlton) 3

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    Tales of secret love, heartbreak, unrequited love, and reconciliation. Beautiful Alma is so afraid of random dangers that she's practically agoraphobic, and that's hard on a romance. New arrival Lila falls for handsome Allan, but soon learns that he and his brother are social outcasts, because of their odd behavior. Ruth's dreams of a great romance from the days of chivalry almost blind her to the charms of Mel, right in front of her. Plus a PSA for Savings Bonds featuring the original Captain Marvel. The Alarmist; Guardian of My Heart; Belle of the Ball; I Lived in the Past. 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #4
    Romantic Story (1949 Charlton) 4

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    Tales of secret love, heartbreak, unrequited love, and reconciliation. Sad-eyed Bette returns to the seaside hometown she'd tried to move away from, and falls for the handsome amnesiac who wanders into her diner. Meg moves from the big city to a small town and thinks she has all the aces, until she falls for handsome, bowtie-wearing Tom at first sight. Jim really loves Nina, but she's got her heart set on Neil, who barely tolerates her. Plus a PSA for Savings Bonds featuring the original Captain Marvel. Lost Interlude; Abandoned Love; My Heart's Own Deceit; A Kiss for Sue; Search for Paradise. 48 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #5
    Romantic Story (1949 Charlton) 5

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    Tales of secret love, heartbreak, unrequited love, and reconciliation. Helen meets handsome Rod, but Rod will soon learn why she calls the roadhouse that her father owns "Heartbreak House." Down-on-her-luck June illicitly claims a missing piece of jewelry, and meets Murray, the real owner, whom she assumes is a swindler like herself. Joyce's friends warn her about Bert, but she doesn't see the truth until it's almost too late. Plus a PSA for Savings Bonds featuring the original Captain Marvel. All for Love; My Fugitive Heart; L as in Love; Torment. 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #6
    Romantic Story (1949 Charlton) 6

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    Tales of secret love, heartbreak, unrequited love, and reconciliation. Mary is dating Tom, but she still carries a secret flame for his bad-boy brother, boxer "Killer Jack." Standing on the ledge of a high building, Cathie reflects on her tragic romance with Jess. Gail loves Eddie, but develops a dangerous crush on his old war buddy, Jock, who has "enough money to light of the gilded path she wanted to trod!" My Enchanted Heart; Another Tomorrow; The Best Laid Plans; The Wrong Love. 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #7
    Romantic Story (1949 Charlton) 7

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    Tales of secret love, heartbreak, unrequited love, and reconciliation. Reporter Grace meets handsome Ray while covering the homeless problem, but after she falls for him, she doesn't know how to tell him he's the star of her stories. Scheming Sylvia sets up Amy and Steve to clear a path to Amy's job, but she didn't expect to fall for Steve herself. Jean pretends to be someone she isn't to win a man, but when he finds out the truth, she risks losing everything. Echo of Love; The Anguished Heart; Leading Lady; Trapped. 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #8
    Romantic Story (1949 Charlton) 8

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    Photo cover. "Beyond Redemption!"; College student Jackie agrees to a date with Lefty, who is "much older" than she; They spend time together, but one night he robs a jewelry store while she is with him; Lefty says he made Jackie his accomplice so she will pressure her police detective father to get one of his gang released. "The Lie," art by Bob Powell; Factory worker Inez bets she can get foreman Jim to ask her for a date; She does, by telling him lies about her sick mother and impoverished student brother. "Love's Not-So-Sweet Song" Melody Ames text story by Robert Lucas. "My Guilty Heart"; Aspiring fashion designer Velma leaves her job and boyfriend Steve to join famous designer Ray; However, she learns Ray is a lecher and a fake who passes off his wifes designs as his own. 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #9
    Romantic Story (1949 Charlton) 9

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    Photo cover. "Song of Sorrow"; Upset when her ex-boyfriend Herb marries another, Anise wanders into the woods and stumbles upon a cabin where Les lies ill; She helps nurse him back to health; He says he became a hermit after the war. "The Untamed Heart"; Amy rescues drifter Gary from a band of outlaws, and takes him to her fathers ranch to recover; They fall in love, but Gary cant suppress his wild ways and leaves. "Say It with Flowers" text story by June Allen. "Envy"; After being dumped by boyfriend David, waitress Joyce starts dating her boss Ken; When her old friend Mary arrives in town, Joyce is glad to see her until Mary and Ken fall in love; Joyce discovers restaurant cashier Irene is stealing money but doesnt tell Ken; Ken is fired by the head office because of the missing cash. 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #10
    Romantic Story (1949 Charlton) 10

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    Tales of secret love, heartbreak, unrequited love, and reconciliation. Rebellious Millie decides to run off and elope with Joey to show her parents, but the trip quickly becomes a nightmare, in a surprisingly dark tale for a romance comic. Sheila is engaged to Bill, but she really loves Rod, whom she met because of a lost library book. Jim loves Eileen and wants to start a family with her, but "family" has negative connotations for Eileen. Plus courtship rituals of foreign lands. Elopement; The Awakening; Customs of Courtship; The Forbidden Heart; Day of Enchantment. 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #11
    Romantic Story (1949 Charlton) 11

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    Tales of secret love, heartbreak, unrequited love, and reconciliation. Aspiring actress Stella reflects on the circumstances that led her away from Hollywood and her true love Barney, and back to her mother's rooming house. After breaking up with Lon, Nan starts dating his friend Howie, but is she only trying to get back at Lon? Janie falls for handsome Doug, the forest ranger who rescued her from a fire, but a forest fire threatens to separate them forever. Fumbled Destiny; Tomorrow Is Ours; Hearts and Glowers; Night of Sorrow. 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #12
    Romantic Story (1949 Charlton) 12

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    Photo Cover. Stories by unknown. Art by unknown. Fran's engagement to Les is endangered by her old boyfriend Marty, whose bad influence leads her to start betting on horse races in "Win, Place or Love!" Dotty falls in love with Jack but then she learns that he is working undercover to find evidence against her former boyfriend Jerry in "The Man I Love"! And Fran's head is turned by Don, a handsome model, but luckily her boyfriend Bix never gives up on her in "My Inconstant Heart"! Plus: 2-page text story "Love Trail" by John Martin. 32 pages, full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #13
    Romantic Story (1949 Charlton) 13

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    Tales of secret love, heartbreak, unrequited love, and reconciliation. Lonely Ellen loves the attention she gets after she witnesses a hold-up, especially from handsome reporter Terry - but it turns out she's accused the wrong man. Claire is willing to sacrifice anything, even the man she loves, to become president of the local ladies' club. Chemist Toni is heart-broken when co-worker and boyfriend Bart starts dating wealthy Paula, but she's not ready to let Bart go. Heartbreak's Verdict; Road to Tears; The Search for Honesty; The Lady Knows It All. 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #14
    Romantic Story (1949 Charlton) 14

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    Stories and art by Bernard Baily and others. Tales of secret love, heartbreak, unrequited love, and reconciliation. Migrant worker Artie gets a job digging an underwater tunnel, but when he falls for Bonnie, her Uncle Joe protests, in a rare story narrated by the male character. Co-workers Vicki and Lee love each other, but Vicki's unethical business practices may drive them apart. Dance teacher Debby loves jockey Jackie, but she doesn't want to be seen in public with him because she's both taller and shallower than him. Wedding Present; The Cheat!; No Love, My Dear; Little Man. 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #15
    Romantic Story (1949 Charlton) 15

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    Photo cover. "The Choice," art by George Evans; Eileen meets Dennis at the train station; Dennis comes back from war and Eileen must tell him that she met Homer while Dennis was away and will marry Homer. "Guilty Love"; Madge is coming home on a bus, sitting next to Sam Nevins when the bus goes off a ravine and 18 die but Madge saves 6 people and also pulls out Sam from the wreck; Sam does not survive and Madge commits a crime of opportunity when she takes the $9,000 from Sam Nevins's pouch. "Handicap for Love" text story by John Martin. "A Hollow Triumph"; Laura lives in a small resort town and hates summer residents, calling them "outsiders"; This includes the recently moved in Dr. Chelsen; Despite their dating, she refuses at first to let him treat Jimmy, the delivery boy, when he is run over by an outsider. Life Story comic ad. True Confessions comic ad. 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #16
    Romantic Story (1949 Charlton) 16

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    Stories and art by Bob Powell and others. Tales of secret love, heartbreak, unrequited love, and reconciliation. Sorority president Renee is used to getting her way, and when she sees boyfriend Larry with another girl, her controlling manner kicks in, in a story with art by comics legend Bob Powell. Mary dates boxer Danny, but when he starts losing bouts, she begins dating his rival Rocky. In another story, Carl is shocked that Mary's father made a crooked deal for uranium-rich land, and Mary doesn't know how to tell Carl that she actually made the deal. Sorority Scandal!; Follow the Winner; Secret Love; I Pledged My Love. 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

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    $35 ROMANTIC STORY #16 VF+ Fawcett romance comic book

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  • Issue #17
    Romantic Story (1949 Charlton) 17

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    Photo cover. "Along Came Steve"; Down and out drifter Delores winds up in Brookville and is befriended by Amos, orphan Aggie, and Mrs. Nelson; She considers it a "soft touch"; Reporter Steve arrives for the brief annual tourist season and he and Delores fall in love; However, when his assignment is up, Steve returns to the city, disappointing Delores; She follows him and he says he wants to move to Brookville to be with Delores, but she admits she doesn't care about the town and he gets angry. "Stanzas for Music" illustrated poem, written by George Gordon Byron. Biography of radio and film star Gordon MacRae. "Alliance of Hate"; Miriam and Reg both hold grudges against banker Amdanos: he refused her father a loan and they lost the family store; he also foreclosed on Reg's service station while Reg was in the service; Miriam and Reg team up to get revenge; they also fall in love. "Courtship Customs" non-fiction story. "A Birthday" illustrated poem, written by Christina Georgina Rossetti. "Borrowed Love" text story by Raymond Kent. Biography of Hollywood film star Farley Granger. "The Deceptive Heart"; After losing her boyfriend Dan because of her excessive jealousy, Kate leaves town; She gets a job in a diner and finds a new boyfriend, truck driver Jack; They become engaged but she continues to be jealous; When an upset Judy arrives and asks for Jack, Kate turns her away and the distraught woman--the widow of a war buddy of Jack's--is badly injured in an accident. Motion Picture and Television Magazine ad. 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #18
    Romantic Story (1949 Charlton) 18

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    Tales of secret love, heartbreak, unrequited love, and reconciliation. Anita strikes out on her own and quickly gets swindled, abandoned and almost assaulted, before handsome Dick comes to her rescue. Marlene is determined to get Phil back, even if she has to break Sue and Larry's respective hearts to do it. Fran loves fast cars and racing, but when Ted gets in a wreck while street-racing, she realizes she's gone too far. I Left Home; Another's Love; Romance in the Rough, Speed Crazy. 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #19
    Romantic Story (1949 Charlton) 19

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    Tales of secret love, heartbreak, unrequited love, and reconciliation. Susan decides to romance Elton as a way of furthering the feud between their two families, but she didn't expect to fall for Elton in the process. Nora schemes to get ahead at work, but boyfriend Dick is turned off by her lack of ethics. Obsessing over the lack of available men in her town, Ina agrees to marry Walt - and then she meets handsome sailor Bill. Of Love and Hate; No Way Back; The Celebrity Man-Shortage. 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #20
    Romantic Story (1949 Charlton) 20

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    Tales of secret love, heartbreak, unrequited love, and reconciliation. When Mark flunks out of medical school, Elissa believes their dreams of future happiness have been destroyed. A nurse begins to fall in love with a handsome patient who has amnesia. Clara ingratiates herself with her elderly neighbor, hoping to inherit her fortune. I Ruined This Man; Lost Memory; The Rich Girl; Heartbreak Haven. 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #21
    Romantic Story (1949 Charlton) 21

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    Tales of secret love, heartbreak, unrequited love, and reconciliation. Marie marries wealthy, older Neil, even though she really loves George, but her manipulative behavior drives them both away. Teacher Ellen falls for handsome boat captain Mat on a school field trip, but her fellow teacher Sybil does not approve. George and Audrey are in love, but pressures over money and a house may drive them apart before they can even marry. Plus comics bios of Hollywood legends Terry Moore (star of Mighty Joe Young) and Rock Hudson. Two and Two Make Love; The Day That Love Died; Dream Girl of the Month: Terry Moore; Island of Love; Dream-Beau of the Month: Rock Hudson; I'll Make You Care. 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #22
    Romantic Story (1949 Charlton) 22

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    Stories and art by Howard Boughner and others. Tales of secret love, heartbreak, unrequited love, and reconciliation. Waitress Helen finally gets a chance to make time with sailor Jay, but his friend Paul is always butting in. After her father's mortgage company is investigated, Bette feels the whole town has turned against her, including boyfriend Ricky. Laura goes on dates with handsome client George arranged by her boss, but her boyfriend Joe is going to find out sooner or later. Alias Mr. Cupid; Unspoken Love; Dizzy Daisy; The Heart Always Knows; I Was a Contact Girl; Sarcastic Sue. Final issue published by Fawcett; Charlton picked up the series a year later. 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #23
    Romantic Story (1949 Charlton) 23

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    Photo cover. "Girl in Hiding!"; Photographed escaping from a burning building, Jenny asks newspaper reporter Dick to keep her picture out of the newspaper; He agrees, and they soon fall in love; Jenny refuses to discuss her past and suspects Dick is just using her for a big story. "Torment of Love," art by Art Cappello; Victor and Fran are newlyweds. Fran suspects Victors ex-girlfriend May is trying to win him back; At Victors birthday party, she jealously accuses them of having an affair, but Victor says he has been working late to earn enough money to buy Fran a proper wedding ring. "Hearts Ahoy" text story. "It Can't Happen Again"; Rod adores Claire but she only tolerates him; She borrows his car and strikes a pedestrian, then asks Rod to take the rap: he is sent to prison for a year; Claire falls in love with Kent, and hides this from Rod when he is released; Claire tricks Rod in driving without a license and causing an accident, then urges him to flee rather than be sent back to prison for a parole violation. "Turnabout," art by Art Cappello; Rita leaves her small town of Mayville and boyfriend Chet to teach in the mining town of Kadence; Shes courted by Victor but considers him too violent and returns to Mayville; Victor follows her there and explains he was just trying to protect her. 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #24
    Romantic Story (1949 Charlton) 24

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    Stories and art by Bernard Baily and Vince Alascia. Tales of secret love, heartbreak, unrequited love, and reconciliation. Ginny and Miles marry despite the long and dangerous feud between their families. Carol's friends all judge her harshly when she breaks up with deployed soldier David, but they don't know the whole story. Laura meets Bill while working as a hostess at a "Lonely Hearts Club," but soon he wants her to stop working there. Plus a comics bio of Hollywood legend Dana Andrews, the star of Laura and The Best Years of Our Lives. No Love for Me; The Jilted; The Girl Who Paid; Dream-Beau of the Month: Dana Andrews; Island of Love; Lonely Hearts' Hostess; School for Love. 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #25
    Romantic Story (1949 Charlton) 25

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    Cover by Leon Winick and Ray Osrin. Stories and art by Leon Winick and Ray Osrin. Tales of secret love, heartbreak, unrequited love, and reconciliation. Amy falls for bad-boy Lonnie, the new "soda jerk" in her dad's drugstore, but then she learns he's been stealing from the till. Vicki's fiance Eddy doesn't know about her career as a model, until one fateful dinner, in a story with some nice cheesecake art by Leon Winick and Ray Osrin. Lorna agrees to work for a famous TV producer, even though she saw him assault a man. The Man I Love Is...Poison!; My Secret Died; Steps to Love; Big Question Mark; The Witness; A Dark Past. 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #26
    Romantic Story (1949 Charlton) 26

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    Cover pencils by Al Fago, inks by Ray Osrin. "Second Fiddle," art by Leon Winik; Sisters Janet and Joyce perform a circus big-cat act; Janet is jealous of Joyces romance with Dick, and allows a tiger to maul her sister; She repents at the last moment and saves Joyces life. "Masquerade In White"; Verne is an ex-Army medic who poses as a doctor even though he has no degree; Each time his secret is exposed, he moves on to another job; At the Carlton hospital, Verne dates Gail and she discovers the truth. Verne flees but is badly injured in an auto accident. "Empty Arms" text story. "Letter to a Soldier"; Sheila loves Dan but loses him to her friend Jean; Dan is sent to fight in Korea; Sheila intercepts Jeans letters to Dan and writes to say Jean has found someone else. Biography of actress Barbara Hale. "Teasing!", pencils by Warren Broderick, inks by Ray Osrin; Drive-in waitress Ginny flirts with the male diners to get bigger tips, angering manager Dave; She goes for a drive with customer Dirkes, only to have him attack her; Ginny is rescued just in time by the police: Dirkes is "crazy as a loon" and a "strangler killer." 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #27
    Romantic Story (1949 Charlton) 27

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    Stories and art by Leon Winick and Ray Osrin. Tales of secret love, heartbreak, unrequited love, and reconciliation. Party girl Kitty meets strait-laced Bill and gets him to loosen up, but he doesn't know about her career as a model and date-for-hire. Ruth tries to date her roommate Ricky's soldier pen-pal by pretending to be Ricky. Doris and a girlfriend take a cross-country trip, and end up mired in booze, scandal and a fake wedding. Failure in Love; Stolen Love; French Quarter Romance; He Never Knew; My Mock Marriage. 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #28
    Romantic Story (1949 Charlton) 28

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    Stories and art by Leon Winick and Ray Osrin. Tales of secret love, heartbreak, unrequited love, and reconciliation. Orphaned June and Frank have only each other to look out for them, so when Frank falls for Helen and proposes, June sees her as a threat. Kitty loves Joe after one kiss, but he's already dating her best friend Sheila, so she hides her true feelings. Ginny is torn between her love for Clyde and her ambitions to climb the company ladder. First issue with the Comics Code seal on the cover. Lies... Lies!; Pot of Gold; Release to Glory; My Kiss and Run Romance; His Haunting Kiss. 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #29
    Romantic Story (1949 Charlton) 29

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    Tales of secret love, heartbreak, unrequited love, and reconciliation. Betty falls for widowed single father Bob, but his mother thinks she's just after Bob's money and tries to break them up. Marilyn falls for Steve when he's "on the rebound" from another relationship, but she doesn't know what to do when the woman comes back. Orphaned Midge falls for farmer Gene, but she doesn't want to live like her late parents, poor subsistence farmers. My Secret Story; I Had My Hour; Hearts and Glowers; My Marriage of Fear. 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #30
    Romantic Story (1949 Charlton) 30

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    Cover by Jon D'Agostino. Stories and art by Bob Powell, Charles Nicholas, Rocco "Rocke" Mastroserio, and Jon D'Agostino. Tales of secret love, heartbreak, unrequited love, and reconciliation. Factory girl Inez invents a history and dates her foreman Jim on a bet, but then she falls for him for real, in a story with art by comics legend Bob Powell. Fran is torn between steady boyfriend Bix and male model Don. Two people fall for each other at a party, even though they're both blindfolded, in a story with art (and cover) by future Archie Comics legend Jon D'Agostino. Blind Man's Buff; My Inconstant Heart; Broken Romance; Bride Willing; The Lie. 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #31
    Romantic Story (1949 Charlton) 31

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    Cover by Jon D'Agostino. Stories and art by Charles Nicholas and Sal Trapani. Tales of secret love, heartbreak, unrequited love, and reconciliation. Jim loves Eileen and wants to start a family with her, but "family" has negative connotations for Eileen. Struggling actors Roy and Norma meet and fall in love, but Norma wants someone who's more stable financially. Factory girl Jessie develops an infatuation with Rod, who drives a classy convertible, but he drives too fast and tragedy results. Day of Enchantment; No Secrets from Love; The Man in the Convertible; Love Danced the Tune; The Troubled Heart; Dizzy Daisy; Force of Habit. 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #32
    Romantic Story (1949 Charlton) 32

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    Cover by Dick Giordano and Jon D'Agostino. Stories and art by Marc Swayze, Dick Giordano and Jon D'Agostino. Tales of secret love, heartbreak, unrequited love, and reconciliation. Beauty queen Debby gets an offer from a manager, and must choose between hometown life with her boyfriend Jess or working as a model in New York. Verne rises up from an impoverished background to become a successful dress designer, but her perfectionism and workaholic nature threaten her relationship with Hal. Barbara's mother tries to keep her from growing up, but Barbara is ready for love. Chance of a Lifetime; The Intolerant Heart; Singing Romeo; Love Is Never Certain; Ugly Duckling... into Swan. 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #33
    Romantic Story (1949 Charlton) 33

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    Cover pencils by Dick Giordano, inks by Jon D'Agostino. "My Dream Man," pencils by Charles Nicholas, inks by Vince Alascia; Actress Lise idolizes famous actor Manfred, who offers to give her voice lessons and later professes his love for her; Manfreds son Ted warns Lise that Manfred is just using her to try and recapture his lost stardom. "The Missing Key," inks by Rocco Mastroserio; Janice is a serious university student with no social life; Her roommate Eve gives her a makeover and Janice becomes popular; Eves boyfriend Bob even says he loves Janice, but she wont betray her best friend. "From Hunger to Romance" text story. "I Wanted to Live," pencils by Charles Nicholas, inks by Jon D'Agostino; Doris loves Bob but he accepts an engineering job in Central America and will be away for 2 years; Bobs friend Don agrees to "look after" Doris for his pal; They spend a lot of time together, but Doris remains faithful to Bob. "I Lied About Love"; Secretary Rita wants to marry a successful man and decides young engineer Tad is a good prospect; Ritas campaign to hook Tad seems to be working but when she admits to co-worker May that shes marrying Tad because "hell give me the things I want" but shell have to "learn to love him." 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #34
    Romantic Story (1949 Charlton) 34

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    Cover by Dick Giordano. Stories and art by Dick Giordano, Charles Nicholas and Vince Alascia. Tales of secret love, heartbreak, unrequited love, and reconciliation. Mechanic Jack wants to marry Noreen, but she's afraid of winding up impoverished and overworked like her parents. Wealthy Diane wants to marry engineer Allen, but her controlling family wants to approve him first. A woman falls for the handsome man she sees every day, not realizing he's a cop secretly assigned to protect her. Look for the Sun; Man in My Heart; Family Crisis; What, You Again?; Old Maid; No Mail; True Love; Stars in My Eyes. 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #35
    Romantic Story (1949 Charlton) 35

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    Cover by Dick Giordano. Stories and art by Rocco "Rocke" Mastroserio, Sal Trapani, Charles Nicholas and Vince Alascia. Tales of secret love, heartbreak, unrequited love, and reconciliation. Dale and Marie meet while she's on vacation and decide to have a summer fling, even though they're both committed to other people. Teacher Hilda is drawn to handsome Jim, whom she assumes to be her student Billy's father, and is disturbed by his shameless flirting with her. Redheaded, bespectacled office worker Karen is secretly in love with her handsome boss Walter, but he doesn't seem to think of her that way. Vacation Romance; Shy Guy; Forbidden Love; The Fixit-Man; Office Wife; The Secret; Good Old Harry. 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #36
    Romantic Story (1949 Charlton) 36

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    Cover by Dick Giordano and Vince Alascia. Stories and art by Sal Trapani, Charles Nicholas and Vince Alascia. Tales of secret love, heartbreak, unrequited love, and reconciliation. Model Paula is reunited with old flame Dirk after she returns to her hometown, but he doesn't like the publicity - and the men - attached to her name in the scandal sheets. Linda falls for handsome and wealthy Van, but she doesn't know how to tell him she's penniless. Joan's cop boyfriend Terry wants to get married and settle down, but she craves glamour and excitement first. First Love; The Playboy Type; I Was a Fool; Dude Ranch; Love Is Two-Way Giving; Quiet Is My Love. 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #37
    Romantic Story (1949 Charlton) 37

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    Cover by Dick Giordano. Stories and art by Sal Trapani, Bill Molno and Vince Alascia. Tales of secret love, heartbreak, unrequited love, and reconciliation. June loves handsome doctor Frank, but she wonders if he's still in love with his old flame Helen. Rose is widowed when her husband is killed in combat, but handsome Hal reminds her a little too much of her husband. Norma falls for Tip, who has a bad reputation, but she wants to show him she can be scandalous too. My Love, My Own; A Lover's Shrine; Half a Heart; A Picture of Love; Forbidden; Flight from Love. 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #38
    Romantic Story (1949 Charlton) 38

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    Cover pencils by Dick Giordano. Stories by unknown. Art by Charles Nicolas, Bill Molno?, Dick Giordano, Don Sherwood?, Sal Trapani and unknown. Featuring: "A Rebel's Love"; "The Visit Home"; "Drab but Beautiful"; "The Right Bait"; and "I, The House"! Plus: 2-page text story "Patio of love"! 32 pages, full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #39
    Romantic Story (1949 Charlton) 39

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    Cover by Charles Nicholas and Vince Alascia. Stories and art by John Severin, Vince Colletta, Paul Reinman, Charles Nicholas, Sal Trapani, Bill Molno and Vince Alascia. Tales of secret love, heartbreak, unrequited love, and reconciliation. Penny loves test pilot Jerry, but she lives in constant anxiety that something will go wrong in the air, in a story with art by EC and Marvel legend John Severin. Verna loves Al, but his incompetence with financial matters threatens their future together. Susan tires of men who are only interested in her beauty, but the one man she wants isn't impressed by her looks. This Love Is Dangerous; Woman Angler; A Pearl for Each Tear; Kiss a Fool; Loved But Lonely; Love Needs an Assist; Too Beautiful; Till the End of Time; Second Honeymoon; I'll Never Love Again!; Hard to Please; Marry Mary; Medicine for the Heart; A Wonderful Date; Island Girl. 64 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.15.

  • Issue #40
    Romantic Story (1949 Charlton) 40

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    Cover by Dick Giordano. Stories and art by Vince Colletta, John Tartaglione, Charles Nicholas, Sal Trapani, Jon D'Agostino and Vince Alascia. Tales of secret love, heartbreak, unrequited love, and reconciliation. Gladys loves handsome Leonard, who is blind, but Leonard thinks she would be better off with a sighted person, so she pretends to be blind to win him back! Helen meets handsome Tommy on those days when it rains and she takes the train to work, and one thing leads to another. Bonnie loves Jim, but he lives in Mississippi, and she loves her Maine home too much to leave. Love in Any Language; Love Is Old Fashioned!; Too Much for Granted; My Fickle Heart; Run Home to Mother!; Rainy Day Romance; I've Always Loved You; Not Alone!; Money Matters; Follow Me!; Two Weeks to Love!; The Other Woman!; My House of Love; A Born Bachelor; Booming Business; Along Came Bill; The Last Dance; A Lover's Moon. 96 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.25.

  • Issue #41
    Romantic Story (1949 Charlton) 41

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    Cover by Dick Giordano. Stories and art by Vince Colletta, Charles Nicholas, Sal Trapani, and Vince Alascia. Tales of secret love, heartbreak, unrequited love, and reconciliation. A year after their summer romance, Dan and Ellie reunite to see if the spark is still there. Joyce falls for Henri while visiting Paris, but she doesn't believe their romance can last. Plus a selection of classic Romantic verse from Elizabeth Barrett Browning in comics form. Last Year's Love; Paris in the Spring; Memories; Past Present and Perhaps; Only Dreams; Sonnets From the Portuguese; Feudin' Fathers. 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #42
    Romantic Story (1949 Charlton) 42

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    Cover by Dick Giordano and Vince Colletta. Stories and art by Vince Colletta, Charles Nicholas, and Vince Alascia. Tales of secret love, heartbreak, unrequited love, and reconciliation. Ever since Ted dumped her, Model Wilma feels she's too beautiful to ever find love. When Anne sees her sailor boyfriend Vic with Betty, she immediately assumes the worst. A woman feels her love life is so boring, she throws her diary out the window - where it collides with handsome Jack. Old Beau; Inevitable; Reborn Love; He-Man Wanted; The Useful Diary. 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #43
    Romantic Story (1949 Charlton) 43

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    Cover by Vince Colletta. Stories and art by Vince Colletta, Charles Nicholas, Sal Trapani and Jon D'Agostino. Tales of secret love, heartbreak, unrequited love, and reconciliation. Linda falls for wealthy Ronny, but she doesn't know how to tell him that she's only pretending to be rich. Shy Alice doesn't think that men are interested in her, until she meets Jerry, who's equally awkward with women. Ken is attracted to Ellen, but she's not sure she's ready to love again, after committing her ex Tony to an asylum. Plus advice on achieving inner beauty, instead of the other kind. A Good Impression; How to Be a Beautiful Person; Under the Umbrella of Love; The Inner Light; Remembered Heartbreak! 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #44
    Romantic Story (1949 Charlton) 44

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    Cover by Vince Colletta. Stories and art by Vince Colletta, Charles Nicholas, and Sal Trapani. Tales of secret love, heartbreak, unrequited love, and reconciliation. Ron and Joy share a photography studio, but he wants to make her over, and their relationship too. Loretta is surprised when her high school crush Lloyd, who looks like Blackhawk in civvies, returns from college with a real interest in her. A wealthy woman wonders if Steve really loves her, or just her money, and decides to find out. The Rag-Bag; A Promise of Camellias; Love Has a Heart; Rich or Poor. 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #45
    Romantic Story (1949 Charlton) 45

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    Cover by Vince Colletta. Stories and art by Vince Colletta, Charles Nicholas, and Sal Trapani. Tales of secret love, heartbreak, unrequited love, and reconciliation. Beth has a premonition that new husband Walt will be in a plane crash, in a story that may feature art by good-girl art legend Matt Baker. Diner waitress Nancy falls for trucker Tommy, but she fears the worst when she learns his hobby is car racing. In a story that reflects attitudes of the time, Sally has a secret love for her adopted cousin Paul. Come Back, My Darling; His Kind of Love; Ideal for Real; A One-Sided Love; Believe in Me. 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #46
    Romantic Story (1949 Charlton) 46

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    Cover by Joe Sinnott and Vince Colletta. Stories and art by Joe Sinnott, Vince Colletta, Charles Nicholas, and Vince Alascia. Tales of secret love, heartbreak, unrequited love, and reconciliation. Beauty queen Babs has a hard time meeting men who aren't just interested in her looks, but Tad doesn't seem to be affected, in one of two stories with art (and cover) by future Fantastic Four legend Joe Sinnott. Marion is torn between co-worker Bob and John, her boss's handsome son. In an offbeat story narrated by the male character, a man struggles back from brain trauma after a devastating fire, and struggles to remember his wife Iris. China Doll; Lovers' Quarrel; Which Man for Marion; Tips on Beauty; I Kissed Another Man; My Lovely Witch. 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #47
    Romantic Story (1949 Charlton) 47

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    Cover by Joe Sinnott and Vince Colletta. Stories and art by Joe Sinnott, Vince Colletta, Charles Nicholas, and Vince Alascia. Tales of secret love, heartbreak, unrequited love, and reconciliation. Country girl Ellie dreams of a future with handsome Buff, but he doesn't seem to notice her, in one of two stories with art (and cover) by future Fantastic Four legend Joe Sinnott. Type A A-student Helen feels threatened after beautiful Lana transfers to her school. Cindy has recurring dreams of a handsome man, but doesn't know how to react when she meets someone who looks just like her dream man. Come to the Hill; Lost Love; Man Stealer; Love Makes Magic; To Whom Does He Run?; One Other Love. 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #48
    Romantic Story (1949 Charlton) 48

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    Cover by Vince Colletta and Joe Sinnott. Stories by Joe Gill? Art by Vince Colletta, Joe Sinnott and Vince Colletta studio. Bud was foot-loose...a bohemian! But she couldn't help herself...she loved him in..."Gypsy Holiday"! Her dream was of the excitement of the big city...and a man...a man from the city in "End of a Dream"! Also featuring: "The Lesson"! Plus: 1-page story "The Wall-Flower," drawn by Jon D'Agostino? Also: 2-page text story "Lost Love"! 32 pages, full color. Cover price $0.10.

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  • Issue #49
    Romantic Story (1949 Charlton) 49

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    Cover by Joe Sinnott and Vince Colletta. Stories and art by Joe Sinnott, Vince Colletta, Charles Nicholas, and Sal Trapani. Tales of secret love, heartbreak, unrequited love, and reconciliation. Farm girl Alice thinks she's stuck with boorish, abusive Leo, but then handsome Gabe takes a wrong turn onto her road. Sad, jilted Pat falls for the handsome artist who sketches her in the park, in one of two stories with art (and cover) by future Fantastic Four legend Joe Sinnott. Laurie is bored with her steady boyfriend, and then she meets handsome Dan, in a story with some good-girl art. Marriage Meant Misery; Model Wife; Love in Limbo; For the Last Time; Too Much in Love. 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #50
    Romantic Story (1949 Charlton) 50

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    Cover by Joe Sinnott and Vince Colletta. Stories and art by Joe Sinnott, Vince Colletta, Charles Nicholas, and Sal Trapani. Canadian Edition. Tales of secret love, heartbreak, unrequited love, and reconciliation. Joan isn't sure she loves boyfriend Dave, and then she meets handsome, wealthy Lee, in one of two stories with art (and cover) by future Fantastic Four legend Joe Sinnott. Beautiful Della loves all the attention she gets from men, but can't find someone who truly loves her. Molly can't concentrate with all the typing going on in the next apartment, and when she meets the handsome writer, he has the same complaint about her singing. Man in My Dreams; Loveless Kisses; For Love or Money?; Be Sure, My Heart; Fascination. 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.