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  • Issue #5
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    Photo cover. In order of appearance: "I Cheated Romance"; "Love Lore" art by Mort Meskin; "Love In Chains"; "Let's Talk It Over, by Brenda Brant" letters page; "Hollywood Heartache"; "Just Between Us...by Brenda Brant" advice page; "Too Much Love"; and "The Food of Love" art by Mort Meskin. Comic advertisements for Erector and for Dubble Bubble bubble gum from Fleer. "The Minute I Saw You: Lovely Doreen Sanders Is Courted By Proxy!" illustrated text story by Madeline Mines. 36 pages. Full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #6
    Popular Romance (1949) 6

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    Popular Romance (1950) is a comic published by Better Comics. Have your heart strings pulled by the stories "Nobody's Girl", "A Song In My Heart", and "He Stole My Love." Also learn how brides and grooms in different countries prepare for weddings. 32 pages, photo cover with full color illustrations in the interior, 7.25-in x 10-in. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #7
    Popular Romance (1949) 7

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    Photo cover. In order of appearance: "Marry Me!"; "Just Between Us...by Brenda Brant" advice page; "The Man I Spurned"; "I Danced Through Life"; "Let's Talk It Over, by Brenda Brant" letters page; "My Heart Was a Stranger" art by Al Carreno; and "Romance the World Over". Comic advertisement for Playking Athletic Belt. "Let's Walk: Beth Would Rather Be Dateless Than Go to the Prom With the Wrong Man!" illustrated text story by Mickey Klar Marks. 36 pages. Full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #8
    Popular Romance (1949) 8
    • Cover and centerfold detached.

    Photo cover. In order of appearance: "Here's Leroy Folks!" house advertisement for Leroy (1949); "My Miracle of Love!"; "Just Between Us..by Brenda Brant: The Price of Popularity..." advice page; "Money Rules My Heart" art by George Tuska; "Target: Love, The Love Story of Annie Oakley"; "Let's Talk It Over, by Brenda Brant: Going Steady, Should She Marry Him?, and Bright Eyes" letters page; "I Cast Love Aside!" art by Al Carreno; and "Gift of Love". "Meet the Family: Ann Thought She Would Never Believe in Love Again, But..." illustrated text story by Sally De Vries. 36 pages. Full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #9
    Popular Romance (1949) 9

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    Photo cover. "I Stole for Love"; Reform school girl Mary Johnson gets a job in a department store and is determined to make good; Co-worker Allan Ross falls in love with her, and, when he proposes, Mary looks forward to married life; Allan is promoted to an administrative position and will eventually see the records kept on file in the office about Mary's past. Article about etiquette and social conduct by Brenda Brant. Untitled Love Notes story: Alice relishes arguing with her boyfriend Rick because making up is "wonderful." "Forgive Me!"; Sharon's romance with Fred is hampered by his kid brother, Eddie; The siblings are orphans who spend most of their time together; Eddie even accompanies the couple on their dates. "All Clear for Love" text story. Advice on relationships and clothing by Brenda Brant. "My Desperate Heart"; Irene marries Doug after a ten-day courtship and becomes the mistress of his stately New Orleans mansion She's surprised but complies when he asks her to dress a certain way; The housekeeper tells her Doug was once engaged to Ann Baker, a woman who died after falling in the house. Legend of Love text article about romantic love through the ages. 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #10
    Popular Romance (1949) 10

    Wally Wood art on two-page comic story "Love Problems". Photo cover. In order of appearance: "I Played At Love"; "Just Between Us...by Brenda Brant: An Office Pest, and Don't Be Sarcastic!" advice page; "Make-Believe Bride"; "Love Problems" art by Wally Wood, reprinted in Wally Wood: Classic Tales of Torrid Romances TPB (2014 Vanguard) #1-1ST; "My Vengeful Heart"; and "Let's Talk It Over, by Brenda Brant: One-Date Girl, and He's Younger Than I" letters page. "Doll Face: To Please a Man, Angie Puts on the Glamour Act!" illustrated text story by Betty Hill. 36 pages. Full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #11
    Popular Romance (1949) 11

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    Photo cover of actors Susan Hayward and William Lundigan in the 20th Century Fox film "I'll Climb the Highest Mountain". In order of appearance: "My Lonely Heart!" art by George Tuska; "Love's Token"; "Just Between Us...by Brenda Brant" advice page; "Borrowed Honeymoon"; "Cupid and Psyche"; "Roundup Party"; "Let's Talk It Over, by Brenda Brant: Self-Conscious, and Can't Keep Friends" letters page; "The Love I Won"; and "Race of Love". Comic advertisement for Cloverine. "Skin Deep: Janice Was Tired of Being Admired for Her Beauty!" illustrated text story by Madeline Mines. 36 pages. Full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #12
    Popular Romance (1949) 12
    • Cover detached.

    Photo cover. In order of appearance: "My Helpless Heart"; "Just Between Us...by Brenda Brant" advice page; "I Cheated Love" art by George Tuska; "Troubadour's Love"; "Never Kiss Me!"; "Let's Talk It Over, by Brenda Brant: Fiancé Trouble, Heavy Legs, Too Much Chasing..." letters page; and "Love Quiz". "Listen To Your Heart: There Are Two Men in Peggie's Life, and She Makes Her Choice!" illustrated text story by Margaret Isbell. 36 pages. Full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #13
    Popular Romance (1949) 13

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    Photo cover. In order of appearance: "My Heart in Chains"; "Watch Your Manners!"; "The Love I Chose"; "Just Between Us...by Brenda Brant: If You're Tired of Your Clothes..." advice page; "Love Hints"; "Song Without End: The True Romance of Clara Wieck and Robert Schumann" art by John Severin and Bill Elder; "This Man Is Mine" art by Al Carreno; and "Let's Talk It Over, by Brenda Brant: Going Steady, Doesn't Call As Often, and Dull Looking Hair" letters page. "All's Fair In Love: You Never Can Tell When Romance Will Come Along!" illustrated text story by Sally De Vries. 36 pages. Full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #14
    Popular Romance (1949) 14

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    Photo cover. "Love Finds a Way"; Shortly after meeting him in a soda shop, Peggy Davies marries Kip Shelby, a well-heeled young man new in town; Within moments however, the police arrest Kip for a crime committed some time in his past. Article by Brenda Brant on sunglasses, bouquets, and other topics. "Liz Gets Hep" text story by Margaret Isbel. "Afraid to Marry"; Shy and timid secretary Joanne dates handsome, well-to-do lawyer Mark and accepts his offer of marriage though terrified of his upper class background and social circle; She feigns illness to avoid meeting his friends; When he enters politics, her anxiety reaches a fever pitch. Advice on make-up and relationships by Brenda Brant. Untitled Love Problems story; Joan is attracted to Ted but doesn't want him to know she needs money and is working after school at the five-and-ten; One Saturday night, her mother suggests she go to a movie rather than sit home alone. 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #15
    Popular Romance (1949) 15

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    Photo cover. "Wrong Way Heart," art by George Tuska; Cliff and Sherry are college sweethearts; upon graduation, he says they'll be married when he gets a decent job; He wants to be a journalist, but Sherry says her father will give him an executive position in the Kansas farm machinery factory he owns. "I Spurned Romance"; Charlotte thinks co-worker Cliff is "too immature...too unsophisticated!"; She falls in love with her new boss David, although he's "past forty" and married with 2 children; Charlotte and David have an affair and Charlotte asks him to divorce his wife. "Popular Girl" text story by Donald Bayne Hobart. "Her Unknown Sweetheart"; In the 1800s, Lydia sails "around the Horn" to California to marry the son of her father's friend, but falls in love with 3rd mate Nat on the voyage. "Too Late For Tears"; Fearing she'll be an old maid, Rhonda agrees to marry her boss Kenneth, although she doesn't love him: "I must be practical!"; However, she then meets and falls in love with photographer Dan. Rhonda breaks up with Ken, who wishes her well: "I don't want gratitude! I want love!" 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #16
    Popular Romance (1949) 16

    Photo cover. "Design for Love," art by John Celardo; Joyce is a secretary for an American firm in Paris; Shes courted by fellow worker Dave, but falls for handsome local man Pierre; Joyce discovers Pierre loves someone else and only wants to marry her so he can get to the USA. Makeup tips to make your neck appear lovely. "D as in Darling" text story by Margaret Isbel. "I Followed My Heart," art by Nina Albright; Stella is engaged to her childhood sweetheart Doug, but is having doubts because hes not demonstrative with his love; Shes tempted by handsome and wealthy playboy Kev. "Hallowe'en High Jinks," art by Paul Robinson; How to plan a successful Halloween party for young people. "My Empty Arms," art by Nina Albright; Sally thinks she is "plain, homely" and is surprised when her ham radio friend Bob visits and treats her well; They attend a "Radio Club" dance but Sally thinks the other guests are patronizing her and leaves. "Office Wise," art by John Celardo; How to get a job in an office and keep it. "Love Problems," art by Nick Cardy; Although she's merely a shop clerk, Donna pretends to be wealthy but this causes her to lose her boyfriend Randy, who thinks he can't afford to date her. 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #17
    Popular Romance (1949) 17

    Photo cover. In order of appearance: "I Doubted My Heart"; "Your Best Self"; "Just Between Us...by Brenda Brant: Date Data, Football Game, Ice Skating, and Progressive Party" advice page; "One Man Girl..."; "A Girl's Best Friend"; "On Your Toes"; "My Lesson in Love" art by John Severin and Bill Elder; "Let's Talk It Over, by Brenda Brant: Are You Bewildered by a Problem That Defies a Solution?" letters page; "Busybody Heart"; and "Speak for Yourself!". "Love Is Like That: Doris Couldn't Get Along With Mike or Without Him!" illustrated text story by Margaret Isbell. 36 pages. Full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #18
    Popular Romance (1949) 18

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    Photo cover. In order of appearance: "Escape From Love"; "Trousseau Trouble"; "Just Between Us...by Brenda Brant: Be Different, Notes on Fashion, It's in the Bag, Hats On!" advice page; "My Scheming Heart"; "A Little Bit Independent"; "Let's Talk It Over, by Brenda Brant: Very Much in Love, For Lovely Legs, Big Ears..." letters page; and "I'll Wait Forever!". Comic advertisement for Slinky. "Love and the Lady Lawyer: Constance Loved Mark, But People Were Starting to Talk!" illustrated text story by Margaret Isbell. 36 pages. Full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #19
    Popular Romance (1949) 19

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    Photo cover. In order of appearance: "Stand-In for Love"; "Just Between Us...by Brenda Brant: 'Know Where You're Going!', College, Career, and Marriage" advice page; "Roving Heart..."; "About That Reducing Program..."; "My Problem Man"; "A Letter From Home"; "I Dated Heartbreak"; and "Love's Melodies". "Romance Tees Off: To Win Her Man, Poor Pat Pretended She Was a Golfer!" illustrated text story by Mickey Klar Marks. 36 pages. Full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #20
    Popular Romance (1949) 20

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    Photo cover. In order of appearance: "Lips Without Love"; "Just Between Us...by Brenda Brant: Hosteling, Dude Ranch, Camping Out, and At Home" advice page; "My Honeymoon Cottage"; "Not a Thing to Wear"; "Your Mind Is Showing"; "I Want to Forget!"; "Let's Talk It Over, by Brenda Brant" letters page; "Leave It to Love!"; and "Your Room Is You!". "Moonlight Madness: It Might Have Been the Moon...It Worked for Janis in Sunlight Too" illustrated text story by Susan Hendryx. 36 pages. Full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #21
    Popular Romance (1949) 21
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    Photo cover. In order of appearance: "Scorned by Love"; "Just Between Us...by Brenda Brant: Friends Are Necessary! Character Is Important, and Parents Do Understand!" advice page; "Forgive and Forget"; "The Promise I Made!"; "Beauty Was My Undoing"; "Let's Talk It Over, by Brenda Brant: Outlook for Marriage, Waistline Problem, and Chatter Data" letters page; and "My Secret Kisses". Advertisement for a magnetic toy car from Cracker Jack. "Love Flies High: Some Girls Can Be More Up in the Air on the Ground Than in a Plane" illustrated text story by Mickey Klar Marks. 36 pages. Full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #22
    Popular Romance (1949) 22

    Photo cover. In order of appearance: "Blinded by Love" art by Alex Toth and Mike Peppe, reprinted in True Love (1986) #2, Genius Isolated The Life and Art of Alex Toth HC (2011 IDW) #1-1ST, and Setting the Standard: Comics by Alex Toth 1952-1954 TPB (2011 FB) #1-1ST; "Just Between Us... by Brenda Brant: Color Harmony, Sweaters Make Fashion News, and Troublesome Skin" advice page; "One Man for Me!" art by Ralph Mayo; "My Careless Heart"; "Let's Talk It Over, by Brenda Brant" letters page; and "Love Problems". "The Eyes Have It: Mona Tries a Special Prescription on Her Favorite Optometrist!" illustrated text story by Mickey Klar Marks. 36 pages. Full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #23
    Popular Romance (1949) 23

    Photo cover. In order of appearance: "Free My Heart!" art by Alex Toth and Mike Peppe, reprinted in Genius Isolated The Life and Art of Alex Toth HC (2011 IDW) #1-1ST and in Setting the Standard: Comics by Alex Toth 1952-1954 TPB (2011 FB) #1-1ST; "Too Proud to Kiss" art by Art Saaf; Little Carbon Copy"; "Chapeau Chatter"; "Just Between Us... by Brenda Brant: With His Compliments! Double-Date Do's and Don'ts, How to Say Good-Night, Write to Servicemen" advice page; "Pursuit of Love"; and "Let's Talk It Over, by Brenda Brant: Can't Fall in Love, No Fun for the Bride, Wants to Look Thin" letters page. "Super-Market Romance: Russel and Jerry Found Love's Young Dream at a Check-Out Counter!" illustrated text story by Margaret Isbell. 36 pages. Full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #24
    Popular Romance (1949) 24

    Photo cover. "Last Chance For Love"; Ann marries reformed gambler Paul; She becomes pregnant; Ann suspects Paul has returned to gambling and her spinster Aunt Bea says she heard Paul was seen at the racetrack; Ann later spies Paul with another woman. "I Fooled My Heart," art by Alex Toth; Diane dates fellow worker George but because he says he wants a life free of responsibility, she doesn't tell him she's a war widow with a young son, Sandy; When Sandy is hospitalized, George learns the truth and is upset. "Price Tag on Love" text story. "Happiness Must Wait," art by John Celardo; When Trudy's husband Bill enters the army, she must move in with his widowed mother and two siblings; Trudy can't stand it and moves out, but returns when Bill is reported missing in action. 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #25
    Popular Romance (1949) 25

    Photo cover. In order of appearance: "I Need You" art by Alex Toth and Mike Peppe, reprinted in Alex Toth Reader TPB (2003-2005) #1-1ST and in Setting the Standard: Comics by Alex Toth 1952-1954 TPB (2011 FB) #1-1ST; "Keep 'Mr. Happy"; "Just Between Us...by Brenda Brant: Picnic Daze, Fish Fry, The Important Little Things, Work for All" advice page; "Love Must Be Natural"; "Plan a Future Perfect"; "Good-Bye... For Awhile"; "Let's Talk It Over, with Brenda Brant" letters page; "My Trusting Heart"; and "Collect Yourself". "I Wanted to Be an Artist!" comic advertisement from Art Instruction Inc. "Legacy of Love: There's Always a Way to Learn Whether a Girl Marries for Money" illustrated text story by Margaret Isbell, illustrations by Ralph Mayo. 36 pages. Full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #26
    Popular Romance (1949) 26

    Photo cover. In order of appearance: "The Bride Wore Tears!"; "It's in the Stars"; "Just Between Us...by Brenda Brant: New Horizons, You Are Not Alone, First Job Tips" advice page; "Marriage Problems"; "Guilty Heart" art by Alex Toth and Mike Peppe, reprinted in Setting the Standard: Comics by Alex Toth 1952-1954 TPB (2011 FB) #1-1ST; "Figures Can Lie!"; "My Love Came Back" art by Mike Roy; and "Let's Talk It Over, by Brenda Brant" letters page. "The Way of All Hearts: Mother Usually Knows Best and Sometimes She Is Able to Prove It!" illustrated text story by Margaret Isbell. 36 pages. Full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #27
    Popular Romance (1949) 27
    • 1.5 spine split from base of comic.

    Photo cover. "Heartbreak Moon," pencils by Alex Toth, inks by Mike Peppe; Steve and Anna grow up together; he becomes a doctor and she is a nurse; However, Anna is angry because Steve cultivates a fashionable clientele and dates wealthy Beryl, snubbing his immigrant parents and the poor people of the town. "Long on Love," one-page story, pencils by Alex Toth, inks by Mike Peppe. "I Belong With You," art by Mike Roy; While visiting her father on a construction job in the Northwest, Shelley meets Rock, a demolition expert; They fall in love and marry, but Shelley grows bored with their itinerant life; She convinces Rock to take her to a dance and to allow another man to handle a job. "The Broken Date," text story, art by Vince Colletta. "I Lied with Kisses," art by Art Saaf; Claire grew up in an orphanage and is bitter about her life there; When she becomes a radio announcer, Claire gives newscaster Grant anonymous tips about poor conditions at the orphanage; New director Dan complains this information is outdated. "Ashamed of Love," art by John Celardo; Kay marries her longtime sweetheart Walt and eventually wonders if she had "missed the real excitement in life!" because she never dated anyone else; Kay is attracted to Greg, the mature architect hired to design Walt and Kays new home. 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #28
    Popular Romance (1949) 28

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    Photo cover of actors Tony Randall and Georganne Johnson. In order of appearance: "Small Town Siren" art by Art Saaf and Mike Peppe; "So Right"; "If You Were a Mind Reader"; "The Late Mr. Morton"; "Guilty of Love"; "Just Between Us... by Brenda Brant: Career-Minded, Job Hunting, Career Day, Plan for Profit, Train for Success" advice page; "Too Kissable"; "If You've Loved and Lost" art by Art Saaf; "Clinging Vine"; "Final Analysis"; and "Let's Talk It Over, by Brenda Brant" letters page. "Queen of Hearts: Pat Miller Was Willing to Give Up a Throne for Her School Hero" illustrated text story by Margaret Isbell. 36 pages. Full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #29
    Popular Romance (1949) 29

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    Photo cover. In order of appearance: "Don't Play at Love"; "Presto Change"; "Someone Like You"; "Just Between Us...by Brenda Brant: Sunny Side Up, Movie Mood, and Don't Be Stand-Offish" advice page; "Romance in the Stars: Cary Grant, Betsy Drake, George Montgomery, and Dawn Addams"; "Midsummer Madness"; "Man of My Own"; "Do Unto Others"; "My Doubting Heart"; "Let's Talk It Over, by Brenda Brant: Kissless Dates, Birthday Gift, and That String Bean Look" letters page; and "How to Be a Hermit". "Rivals for Romance: When a Redhead Comes Into a Man's Life, It Can Be a Bit Complicated" illustrated text story by Margaret Isbell. 36 pages. Full color. Cover price $0.10.