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Romantic Hearts (1953 2nd Series) comic books

  • Issue #1
    Romantic Hearts (1953 2nd Series) 1

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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.

  • Issue #2
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    Cover art by Dick Beck. "Lost Love," pencils by Pete Costanza (?), inks by Dick Beck; Donna breaks her engagement to Bert after falling in love with Harris, who is directing her in an amateur play; However, Harris then tells her "men like me...only play at love!"; Donna tries to go back to Bert but learns he is now engaged to someone else and her only hope is that someday she'll find happiness. "Part Time Wife," art by Ed Goldfarb; Ella is engaged to Joel but wants a career of her own first; She gets a job working for department store executive Francesca in New York; Francescas husband John lives in California and visits her infrequently but "phones her at least three times a week, all the way from the coast!" "Love's Second Chance" text story. "Love Was the Winner," art by Lou Cameron; Physical education teacher Janet meets tennis pro Clint and becomes his "secretary and practice tennis partner" on the tour, as well as his girlfriend; However, she discovers him cheating on her and learns from Clints manager Cy that Janet was "Clints fifth secretary." "A Ballot from My Heart": Marcia goes to work for the Independent Party after her politician father dies; She falls in love with assistant district attorney Mark and they are married; Party boss McCracken urges Marcia to convince Mark to run for district attorney; Mark agrees, planning to clean up corruption. 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #3
    Romantic Hearts (1953 2nd Series) 3

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  • Issue #4
    Romantic Hearts (1953 2nd Series) 4

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    Cover art by Dick Beck. "No Law in Love!", art by Ross Andru; Law professor Marcia agrees to marry stuffy Dean Monroe, although he is 20 years older than she is; Former Korean War POW Pete enrolls as a student and Marcia falls in love with him; Marcia overhears Monroe threatening to ruin Petes future if he doesnt dump Marcia, so she breaks up with Pete for his own good. "Give Me Back my Ring"; Patti is engaged to Johnny; he leaves on a business trip and she agrees to escort his former Army buddy Gordon around town; Gordon feels ill and while they are waiting for a doctor, Gordons wife and some private detectives catch him and Patti in his hotel room. "Love Thief - My Sister" text story. "Confession of a Heel!", art by Jon D'Agostino; Photographer Roger is a womanizer who even flirts with his secretary Elaine; Elaine announces shes engaged to someone else, but Roger thinks shes lying; He romances her on a business trip to Bermuda, then discovers he really does love her. "One Moment of Love"; Lindas boyfriend Rod moves to Chicago to become an actor; She agrees to wait for him as long as it takes; Rod becomes famous and marries someone else. Linda marries lawyer Howard on the rebound, even though she still loves Rod. 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #5
    Romantic Hearts (1953 2nd Series) 5

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    "I Could Only Love a Winner"; Jean is unsure which rodeo performer she prefers as husband material: Pete or Rick; "I can only love the biggest winner!"; She convinces Pete to compete directly against Rick in bronco riding; Pete is severely injured and Jean becomes Ricks girlfriend; Pete returns to the rodeo; Rick is caught drugging Petes horse and disqualified. "They Called Me Tigress," art by Doug Wildey; Hillbilly Suzie is courted by all the eligible men around, but Seth wont demean himself like the others; Suzie runs off to the city with tourist Chuck, then discovers hes a bookie; Chuck uses Suzie to deliver betting slips. "How I Hated Rick" text story. "Kept Man," pencils by Ross Andru; Ellen convinces struggling artist Mike to marry her, even though shell have to support them both with her job; Her friend Mildred considers Mike a "parasite who thinks hes too much of a genius to do some real work"; Ellen eventually comes to believe the same thing, and leaves Mike. "A Dream World"; Jane is a lonely, repressed office worker who has "guilt feelings about being attractive" because her mother told her it was "wicked to let boys kiss you"; She falls in love with co-worker Bob but when Jane accidentally gets in a car with a stranger and drives off, he considers her "anybodys easy pick-up!" and breaks up with her. 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #6
    Romantic Hearts (1953 2nd Series) 6

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    Cover art by Dick Beck. "I Hated Men," inks by Dick Beck; Lila expects to marry Dave, but he turns out to be a two-timer who says "Im just not the marrying kind!" Lila vows to never fall in love again and to make fools of every man she meets; She dates Les, a divorced police detective, and even though she thinks she may love Les, Lila turns him down when he proposes. "Heartbreak," pencils by Ross Andru; Lora, tired of her boring boyfriend George, takes a job as a waitress at a fancy summer resortl Sheltering from a storm, she meets cynical Hank in a beach cabin and sparks fly; However, Lora begins to date wealthy guest Harvey. "Too Young To Love" text story. "Nothing Sacred"; Pam falls in love with Ben when he is hired to repair her wealthy familys boat; She decides to marry him; After the wedding, Pam expects Ben to work for her father and join their social set, despite her mothers warning: "Dont try to make him over." "A Real Man," art by Mario Rizzi; Alice loves "passionate" mine foreman Jan but when her soldier pen-pal Nat returns from Korea, Jan dumps Alice for Wanda. Alice dates Nat; When a mine disaster strikes, Jan flees to save himself. 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #7
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  • Issue #8
    Romantic Hearts (1953 2nd Series) 8

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    Cover art by Dick Beck. "Rules Of Love"; Fran marries Ben after a brief courtship. 3 years later, the marriage is strained because Fran is possessive and domineering: "I thought I owned him!"; Ben asks for a divorce; hes in love with Nancy; Fran tries to break them up by claiming she has only 6 months to live, but her lie is exposed. "Search For Love," art by Bill Savage; Lynn is hired by lawyer Parks because shes an orphan and he thinks she may be his long-lost daughter; Lynn dates junior partner Larry, but jealous secretary Mona claims Larry is only interested because Lynn might be the daughter of the boss. "My Summons To Love" text story by Ellen Lynn. "I Knew What I Wanted"; Maggi works her way up in business to a management position, but wants a wealthy, high-society husband rather than co-worker Matt. She falls in love with Dale, who meets these criteria, but he says "youre not in my class!"; Matt agrees to tutor Maggi until shes acceptable to the upper-class Dale. Matt and Maggi fall in love, but she refuses to give up on Dale. "Faithless Fiancee"; Jean is engaged to museum archaeologist Bill and finds him somewhat boring; Their wedding is postponed because Bill has to travel to Egypt for his work; Months pass and Jean is lonely, so she accepts an offer from old friend Rita to go on some double dates; Jean meets Rick and falls in love with him and the "never ending merry-go-round" of wild parties, but he doesnt propose. 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #9
    Romantic Hearts (1953 2nd Series) 9

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    "Fugitive Love," "River Girl" (art by John Forte), "Driving Passion," and "I Wanted a Caveman." Lou Cameron art. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #10
    Romantic Hearts (1953 2nd Series) 10
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    • Cover detached at one staple. Centerfold detached at one staple.
  • Issue #11
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  • Issue #12
    Romantic Hearts (1953 2nd Series) 12

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    "Too Old for My Man!"; Ann brings her 18-year-old sister Marsha to live with her after the death of their mother; Ann begins to spend time with Marshas young friends, even though her boyfriend Don feels it isnt appropriate; When Don sees Ann kissing 20-year-old Alan, 6 years her junior, he breaks up with her. "Flight From Love," art by Rudy Palais; Stewardess Janet meets pilot Jim, who has a reputation as a "woman-hater" because he was dumped by Laura, his last girlfriend; They become friends during a Paris layover, and fall in love, but co-pilot Stan warns Janet that Jim still loves Laura. "No Love For Me!"; Wendy and Rex share a love of sports and get married; They continue their active lifestyle, but Wendy is injured in a ski accident and learns she wont be able to participate in sports anymore; Wendy fears Rex wont love her because of this, but he says he only went along because he thought Wendy loved sports. "Good-Bye To Heartbreak" text story. "Go West For Love," art by John Forte; Spoiled heiress Fran goes to a Western dude ranch for excitement; She constantly has to be rescued by cowboy Bronco; They fall in love and discover they are both rich, so theres no socio-economic gap to worry about. 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.10.