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My Life (1948) comic books

  • Issue #4
    My Life (1948) 4

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    Fox Feature Syndicate presents the third romance title to launch the romance comics craze, following Crestwood's "Young Romance" and Timely/Marvel's "My Romance". Numbering continues from Meet Corliss Archer (1948) #3. Jane tries to prevent her new step-daughter Susie from dating a young hood, and gets beaten up for her trouble; A moment of drunken debauchery ruins Faith's life and her romance with a football star; When Tom runs out of money to buy his wife nice things, he takes to gambling and gets in trouble with gangsters. Plus love advice to readers. Mentioned in the classic anti-comics tome Seduction of the Innocent. I Was a Stepmother at Twenty; I Was a Spoiled Brat; The Key to His Heart; Selfish!!; Lucky Day. 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #5
    My Life (1948) 5
    • Paper: Off white to white
    • Slab: Debris trapped between case and inner well
    • Label #F5ABF7-001

    "Counterfeit"; Pat takes photos in a nightclub and sells Lonnys perfume to customers; Lonny admits he buys stolen perfume from a fence; Dexter tells Lonny he can counterfeit perfume cheaper than buying from the fence, and Pat reluctantly agrees to go along because shes in love with Lonny; She convinces old friend Dino, a gangster who owns various clubs, to stock the perfume. "My Love Will Ever Haunt Me," art by Rudy Palais; Stella tells her story to arguing couple Kay and Tim. She fell in love with Johnny, a boxer turned songwriter; When his music career falters, Johnny goes back to the ring. Stella isnt happy ("I thought I was marrying a songwriter not a prizefighter"), dates old friend Charlie, and sends Johnny a breakup letter on the night of his championship fight; Johnny loses badly and is injured; Stella marries Charlie but he is an abusive drunk. "I Stood Accused" text story. "I Almost Didn't Marry My War Hero, Because," art by Jack Kamen; Pam and Larry fall in love, but Peg shows up and says shes Larrys wife; Larry explains: he knew Peg during the war and she appeared again, afterwards, angling for a marriage proposal; He didn't love her, so he turned her down. Now she wants $5000 for her "broken heart." Indicia states "MY LIFE, True Stories in Pictures. (Formerly Meet Corliss Archer)." 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #6
    My Life (1948) 6

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    "My Husband Was a Gambler!", pencils by Jack Kamen, inks by Al Feldstein; Vacationing office worker Marion meets Bill, but doesnt know hes a professional gambler until hes shot in a card game and comes to her for help; She agrees to marry him but only if he stops gambling; After the wedding, Bill is convinced to bet by his friend Dan, and loses a lot of money; Marion leaves him. 2 years later, Bill is an unshaven bum. "I Was Crazy for Clothes!!"; Letty dates boxer Danny, who knocks down press agent Larry when he makes a pass at her; While Danny is training for a big fight, Letty goes out with Larry, who takes her to expensive clubs and such; Larry blackmails her into asking Danny to throw the fight; Out of love for her, Danny agrees. "Death Traps a Would-Be Killer" text story. "Sally Maxin: Rod Baby"; Sally runs a holdup gang and is its most ruthless and violent member; After shooting several men during robberies, Sally is arrested and sent to prison for life. Indicia states "MY LIFE, True Stories in Pictures." 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #7
    My Life (1948) 7

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    Art by Vernon Henkel and Warren Broderick. Fox Feature Syndicate presents the third romance title to launch the romance comics craze, following Crestwood's "Young Romance" and Timely/Marvel's "My Romance". A reporter bends the facts to help his actress girlfriend's career, and loses his job over it; Linda wants to steal her sister Beth's man through trickery, and when that doesn't work, she tries to do Beth in; Nell tries to lure lawyer Sam away from her polio-stricken sister Wilma, then causes an auto wreck. Plus love advice to readers. I Broke Her Heart and Laughed About it; Kill for Love; Facts You Wouldn't Believe; May I Tell You About Anne?; I Was a Love Thief. 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #8
    My Life (1948) 8

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    Fox Feature Syndicate presents the third romance title to launch the romance comics craze, following Crestwood's "Young Romance" and Timely/Marvel's "My Romance". Suzie tries to live up to her mother's wild reputation, and gets arrested; When Jane tries to steal her sister Cathy's boyfriend, Cathy calls her a Love Pirate; Nightclub singer Gilda is torn between gangster Lucky and straight-arrow Mark, who turns out to be an FBI agent. Plus love advice to readers. Like Mother... Like Daughter!; I Was a Flirt!; Crazy in Love; My Husband Was a Two-Timer. 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #9
    My Life (1948) 9

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    "My Past Was a Shadow"; Mary is an orphan who lives with her invalid Uncle Jack; Their poverty means she has no social life in high school; Fellow student Fred is nice to her but the other girls are mean and catty; After graduation, Mary gets a job as a waitress at a low-class "hash house" to save money for college; Fred asks her to marry him but his father objects and Fred backs down; Uncle Jack dies; Mary moves away and enrolls in college; She dates Walter but he dumps her when he learns of her lower-class origins. "I Loved a Thief," art by Bruce Darrow; On vacation, office worker Ann meets handsome, free-spending Paul; They fall in love but she learns hes a career criminal when hes arrested and sentenced to 5 years in prison; He vows to go straight when hes released, because he loves Ann. "My Love Was a Secret" text story. "I Lived a Lie!"; Wealthy Betty fears shell never find a man who loves her for herself; She and her Aunt Kate move to another town and Betty gets a job as a department store sales clerk, incognito; She falls in love with her supervisor Tom, but realzes he wont marry her if shes rich and hes poor; Betty arranges to have him "inherit" some money from a nonexistent rich relative, but Tom finds out and leaves. "MY LIFE, True Stories in Pictures." 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #10
    My Life (1948) 10

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    "His Kisses Were Tainted," art by Wally Wood; Phyllis and Ken are engaged but cant get married until hes established in business; She goes to work as a secretary for Mr. Mackay, and falls for him; She also invests her widowed mothers life savings in mining stock recommended by her boss; Mackay takes Phyllis on a "business" trip and is murdered by a former associate hed cheated. Ken has married someone else, so Phyllis and her mother move away and start over, her mother running a boarding house and Phyllis working as a waitress. "I Hated My Home"; Betty cant stand living with her family and it affects her whole outlook on life; She quits her office job, moves into a furnished room, and becomes a waitress; Betty and customer Jeff fall in love, but when he learns shes estranged from her family, he withdraws his marriage proposal. "He Wouldn't Marry Me!"; Joan is engaged to her childhood sweetheart Henry but finds herself attracted to his cousin Brad; Henry, a long-time loser, leaves Joan at the altar and she agrees to marry Brad on the rebound; Her friend Lorna says Brad paid Henry to go away, but Brad denies this, claiming it was just a loan. "MY LIFE, True Stories in Pictures." 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #11
    My Life (1948) 11

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    Art by George Appel and others. Fox Feature Syndicate presents the third romance title to launch the romance comics craze, following Crestwood's "Young Romance" and Timely/Marvel's "My Romance". Debbie steals her friend's boyfriend, then gets jealous when she sees the two of them together, not realizing they're planning her surprise party; A former waitress tries to hide her poverty-stricken past from her wealthy boyfriend; Doris just wants to find a man to hurt after her boyfriend turns out to be a criminal. Plus love advice to readers and advice on dealing with a double chin. Say A Prayer For Me; Girl From The Tenements; What Am I to Do?; Gloom Chasers; I Sought Revenge. 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #12
    My Life (1948) 12
    • This is a consignment item. A 3% buyer's premium ($12.75) will be charged at checkout.
    • Paper: Off white
    • Slab: Scuffing to inner well of case
    • Label #2053120011

    "All I Want Is Love"; Office worker Lee and engineer Ted are in love; Ted is working on an invention he hopes will make him wealthy enough to marry her; Lee inherits $28,535 from a distant cousin; Ted feels this puts more pressure on him to succeed; he proposes marriage to Lee but she stalls, worried Ted is interested in her inheritance; Lee dates other men and Ted feels she only loved him for his income potential. "I Was His Doll"; Office worker Rhoada never has a date because she dresses plainly; She gets a make-over from beauty expert Wister and spends her savings on new clothes; She goes on a blind date with Ed and all the men are attracted to her; Rhoada spends the weekend at Eds house, chaperoned by his Aunt Lucy. "Advice for the Shy Girl" article. "I Married a Stranger"; Kate is engaged to lineman Ed but her parents want to know about his past, which Ed refuses to discuss, even with Kate; They elope and move to an apartment; Kate discovers some letters in Ed's coat pocket from "Madge"; Ed wont discuss it. Kate becomes pregnant; She learns Ed had a nervous breakdown after his wife Madge and their son were killed in a car wreck. "MY LIFE, True Stories in Pictures." 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #13
    My Life (1948) 13

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    Fox Feature Syndicate presents the third romance title to launch the romance comics craze, following Crestwood's "Young Romance" and Timely/Marvel's "My Romance". Broadway drama queen Helen must adjust to a slower pace when she marries single father Marvin; Ruth has an affair with Bill and decides to divorce her husband, only to learn Bill is already married; Bored secretary Rosalie fools around with her boss while her teacher fiance is working late. Plus love advice to readers and advice on getting pretty hands. I Wanted Good Times; I Was a Brazen Cheat; What Am I to Do?; Gloom Chasers; My Two-Timing Heart. 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #14
    My Life (1948) 14

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    Fox Feature Syndicate presents the third romance title to launch the romance comics craze, following Crestwood's "Young Romance" and Timely/Marvel's "My Romance". A woman wants a man who is already spoken for, and by the worst person possible; A lonely lady feels she can never know love because of her past; A couple is haunted by a terrible mistake made at a crucial moment. Plus love advice to readers. I Couldn't Have Him; I Dared Not Love; What Am I to Do?; Gloom Chasers; The Mistake I Made. 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #15
    My Life (1948) 15

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    Art by Ken Battefield and others. Fox Feature Syndicate presents the third romance title to launch the romance comics craze, following Crestwood's "Young Romance" and Timely/Marvel's "My Romance". Nancy falls for the handsome man she hired; A newlywed doesn't know if she can deal with being separated from her husband for an extended period; A woman makes a terrible mistake. Plus love advice to readers. I Hired A Husband; Long Distance Wife; What Am I to Do?; Gloom Chasers; I Was In Trouble. Final issue of the series. 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.