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Romantic Hearts (1951 1st Series) comic books

  • Issue #1
    Romantic Hearts (1951 1st Series) 1

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    Cover art by Walter Johnson. "Experiment with Love!", art by Al Fass; Nurse Phyllis loves Dr. John, and when hes promoted to resident surgeon at the clinic, they make wedding plans; However, he falls for wealthy Valerie and breaks up with Phyllis. "Love on the Run," art by Bob Mack; Dianne and her husband Jerry spend a weeks vacation with a wealthy client; Dianne is impressed by handsome Pietro, and when Jerry cuts his vacation short to fly to an engineering project in trouble, Dianne refuses to accompany him. "Bluebeard's Eleventh Wife" text story. "Love Conquers All"; Marcy is directing the towns amateur theatre show; Jessica brings in professional singer Crane to help; He says Marcy will have a great show business career and she falls in love with him; But Crane is recalled to military service for the Korean War and dies in a plane crash. "K.O. for Cupid," art by Walter Johnson; Student Janey has a crush on college professor Peter, but "campus coquette" Marla also wants him; Janey sees Marla kissing Peter and is angry, although Peter later claims Marla was the aggressor; Janey and Peter are stranded on an island after their boat sinks during a campus activity. 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #2
    Romantic Hearts (1951 1st Series) 2

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  • Issue #3
    Romantic Hearts (1951 1st Series) 3

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    Cover pencils by Ed Goldfarb, inks by Bob Baer. "What Price for Love?", art by Doug Wildey; Jennifer graduates from nursing school and moves to Coaltown out west; She falls in love with Dr. Nelson but he's killed in a mine cave-in. Jennifer is rescued by Rod, son of the mine's owner. "Daredevil's Love," art by Bill Fraccio; Nora's father Tom is disabled after an accident during an auto race; Nora dates Jim, another driver, and asks him to quit: he promises to do so "after a few more races," but becomes successful and falls in with a bad crowd; Jim goes out with Marcia, then learns she is part of a gang intending to sabotage his car. "Mine Was a Jealous Heart," art by Hy Fleishman; Jill falls in love with her boss Eric, but when she's promoted from his assistant to featured singer on TV, she doesn't see him much anymore; Jill invites Eric to a weekend winter sports party thrown by her rich cousin Lana. "My Summons to Love" text story by Ellen Lynn. "Love in the Spotlight," art by Lou Cameron; Gale joins Paul's ballet company and is promoted to be star Sonia's understudy; Gale falls in love with Paul, discarding her boyfriend Dave; Sonia demands that Gale be fired, but Dave and Paul stand up for her, so Sonia quits. 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.10.

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  • Issue #5
    Romantic Hearts (1951 1st Series) 5

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  • Issue #6
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    Cover art by Bill Fraccio. "Love Was My Sin!", art by Hy Fleishman; Marcia wants to leave her small-town radio job for television in New York; She thinks famous actor Carlton will help her, but instead he steals her program idea and leaves her behind; Marcia threatens to commit suicide. "Glamor Killed My Love!", art by Jon D'Agostino [as John D'Agostino]; Marion helps her fiancé, photographer Ted, win a contest and a big contract. But Ted breaks up with her and becomes engaged to popular model Connie, who dumps her boyfriend Norman at the same time. Norman suggests he and Marion pretend to be in love, to make Ted and Connie jealous. "I Gambled for Love" text story by Ellen Lynn. "I Gave Away My Love," pencils by Ernie Bache, inks by Harry Harrison; Mousy secretary Judy befriends impoverished aspiring actress Terry; Judy falls in love with Gil, but he prefers Terry, so Terry leaves town to give her friend a chance with him; Terry is involved in an accident and contracts amnesia. "I Wanted to Die for Lost Love," art by Bill Fraccio; Nurse Julie loves Dr. Roy, then catches him with another woman. Julie runs away and catches pneumonia, losing her will to live; In the hospital, nurse Amy tells Julie her own story: she fell in love with Tom, but discovered he drank too much and was a draft dodger. 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.10.

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    "I Lied for Love!", art by Doug Wildey; Laurie and Bobby elope; a month later, he's drafted and sent to Korea; She's pregnant when she learns Bobby died in action; Laurie moves to New York and is promoted from sales clerk to assistant buyer in a department store; She falls in love with Peter, son of the store owner, but conceals the existence of her son. "My Fight for My Lover," pencils by Harry Harrison, inks by Ernie Bache; Betty's boyfriend Jimmy is a talented amateur boxer, but her fight manager father Pop doesn't think he's good enough to turn pro; Pop signs Lefty instead and intends to make him a champion; Lefty flirts with Betty and Jimmy gets jealous. "All's Fair in Love" text story. "Beauty Alone Is Dangerous!", pencils by Bill Fraccio; Dana wins a beauty pageant and moves to New York to become a model; A veteran model warns her that all men think models are "easy"; Dana falls in love with Burt, then learns he's married. "My Flame of Love," art by Hy Fleishman; Lola and her family are circus aerialists. New business manager Tim and Lola fall in love, although he wishes she wasn't in such a dangerous act; Lola's parents, to save the circus, perform a risky stunt and are killed; Lola blames Tim. 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #9
    Romantic Hearts (1951 1st Series) 9

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    Cover art by Bill Fraccio. "A Brazen Cheat!", art by John D'Agostino; Because her wealthy patient Grace is too ill to attend a fancy party, nurse Letty is convinced to impersonate her; She falls in love with fellow guest Gordon, but when she reveals her true identity she thinks hes abandoned her; Letty tries to commit suicide but is rescued by doctor Drew. "My Fight For Love," art by Harry Harrison; WAC Debbie and soldier Jeff are stationed in Korea and fall in love, but his intelligence duties often call him away; One night Debbie sees Jeff with another WAC at a dance and slaps his face, only to learn its Karl, Jeffs twin brother. "Sorrow Between Two Loves" text story by Ellen Lynn. "Love's Great Lie!", art by Bill Fraccio; Athletic Janice and Jim are in love, but she contracts infantile paralysis; She recovers but will walk with a limp from now on. Jim dumps her; Janice moves to the country and gets a job working at a kennel. "My Love's Fatal Decision," art by Hy Fleishman; Architect Linda is hired by a large firm and is sexually harassed by the male employees; She dates lawyer Henry, but even he "makes fun of [Lindas] work"; Linda designs a new factory and clashes with construction boss Mike, but eventually they become friends. 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #10
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  • Issue #11
    Romantic Hearts (1951 1st Series) 11

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    Cover art by Dick Beck. She Hated Her Husband!; Elaine married TV repairman Larry while still in high school; 18 months later she hates her life as a mother and housewife; After Elaine goes to the beach with friends and takes their baby along, Larry takes the infant and goes home to his mother. Thrill Seeker, art by Edward Goldfarb; Brenda leaves her small town and would-be suitor Tom for a vacation in New Orleans during Mardi Gras; She falls in love with a costumed man named Andre, but sees him kissing another woman and returns home, disillusioned. The Turning Of The Worm text story by Diane Lowe. I Fell In Love With An Ex-Con, art by Dick Beck; Connie, secretary for the parole board, falls in love with paroled convict Joe, over her fathers objections; Joe disappears after meeting her father and Connie thinks hes rejoined his old gang; When Connie sees Joe in police custody, she fears the worst. My Terrible Confession; Even as a child, Carol had no regard for truth and honesty, and as a department store employee she continues to take credit for work others do; She falls in love with her new boss Bruce, even though he warns her that he can't stand liars; Carol mistakenly wins a store slogan contest, but doesnt admit the error. 36 pgs., full color.

    NOTE: Other than the issue #, Romantic Hearts (1951 1st Series) #11 and Romantic Hearts (1951 1st Series) #1 are virtually identical. Cover price $0.10.