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  • Issue #1
    Secret Romances (1952) 1

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    Original, pre-Code romance stories from Canadian publisher Superior, often featuring a crime or mystery element and plentiful good-girl art. Trudy's sister disapproves of her romance with the handsome gardener, but is it because of the scandal - or because she wants him for herself? Marge's boyfriend Jim brings her into his life of crime, and she can't leave because Jim's partner Tony is a violent killer who slaps her around. Murder and romance unfold at a swanky ski resort. Carla is wooed by her manager at the candy factory, but that just causes spiteful gossip from the other factory girls. My Heart Was A Stranger; Outcast; Beware of Love; I Loved for a Reason - I Tried to Blackmail Cupid. 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #2
    Secret Romances (1952) 2

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    Original, pre-Code romance stories from Canadian publisher Superior, often featuring a crime or mystery element and plentiful good-girl art. It's love at first sight when handsome doctor Jim meets a beautiful woman, but unfortunately it's at his own wedding. A woman gets to be close to the man she loves, but fears that his love is a sham. A flirty woman learns a lesson about toying with a man's emotions. Don't You Remember?; This Time For Keeps!; Be My Girl...; Angel Face. 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #3
    Secret Romances (1952) 3

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    Original, pre-Code romance stories from Canadian publisher Superior, often featuring a crime or mystery element and plentiful good-girl art. Furloughed soldier Ralph weds Carol, but they must keep the marriage secret because her mother is the housekeeper for Ralphs wealthy family. Charlie wonders if Peggy is just marrying him for his military pay, fears that are allayed when she enlists too. Songwriter Gwen doesn't understand why singer Don breaks their engagement, but he's just trying to protect her from dangerously obsessed woman Pat. Love on a Furlough; Leave My Heart Alone!; Allotment Bride?; Our Love Song. 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #4
    Secret Romances (1952) 4

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    Original, pre-Code romance stories from Canadian publisher Superior, often featuring a crime or mystery element and plentiful good-girl art. Navy sailor Dan meets and woos Betty through the personals (like an online romance before computers), but on leave he learns that he's actually been communicating with Betty's sister Peggy. Nelson and Beth get into a fight, and both risk their romance by having dinner with old flames. Returning veteran Rod adopts a young war refugee, but his fiancee Sandy isn't ready for that in any way - luckily, Anne is there for support. Plus a look at international marriage customs. Wanted - A Mate!; I Married a Bombshell; I Surrender; Shared Kisses; Romance Around the Globe. 32 pages, Full Color. NOTE: Cover shown is the Superior Publishers Canadian edition. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #5
    Secret Romances (1952) 5

    Original, pre-Code romance stories from Canadian publisher Superior, often featuring a crime or mystery element and plentiful good-girl art. Alice likes Clark but suspects he's stealing things from her workplace, unless it's all a plot to get her to go out with him. Margaret suspects her husband Dick is cheating on her, so she sets a trap by making it look like she's the one cheating. Sally and Wayne fall for each other while she's designing the gown for his upcoming wedding. I Married a Flirt; Wings of Love; The Kiss Thief; For Sale, Wedding Gown. 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #6
    Secret Romances (1952) 6

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    Original, pre-Code romance stories from Canadian publisher Superior, often featuring a crime or mystery element and plentiful good-girl art. A woman is smitten by the soldier who falls asleep on her shoulder during a train ride. This story's splash page (also the cover illustration) features a classic example of good-girl art. Showgirl Jill is wooed by wealthy Bill, but he doesn't approve of her stage act, in a story featuring some spicy showgirl art. Stormy Love; My First Romance; That Woman!; Forbidden Kisses. 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #7
    Secret Romances (1952) 7

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    Original, pre-Code romance stories from Canadian publisher Superior, often featuring a crime or mystery element and plentiful good-girl art. Sailor Mike is suffering from "war fatigue" when he goes to a benefit show for hospitalized soldiers and meets the woman who changes his life. Advice columnist Miss Martin gets a letter about George, who can't live down his "black sheep" reputation. Don't Ever Leave Me!; Heart for Hire; A Stranger's Kisses; Bride of His Choice. 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #8
    Secret Romances (1952) 8
    • Severe cover tears, 5" cumulative spine split.
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    Original, pre-Code romance stories from Canadian publisher Superior, often featuring a crime or mystery element and plentiful good-girl art. A woman meets sailor Joe at a USO dance, but unlike the other sailors she meets, she can't get him out of her mind after he ships out. In a rare story narrated by the man, newlyweds Jay and Betty face strife and he leaves, making her wonder if he's gone for good. Love on Leave; Selfish Kisses; Together Again; I Married a Soldier. 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #9
    Secret Romances (1952) 9

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    Original, pre-Code romance stories from Canadian publisher Superior, often featuring a crime or mystery element and plentiful good-girl art. Rosalie falls for sailor Rex and the feeling is mutual, but she's afraid to tell him she works as a carny. TV "script girl" Jane gets a date with a handsome cowboy star, but he's no gentleman. Private nurse Joan risks everything when she falls in love with her patient's handsome son Tom. Afraid to Love; My Heart Went Thataway; Betrayed Kisses!; Let's Get Married. 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #10
    Secret Romances (1952) 10

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    Original, pre-Code romance stories from Canadian publisher Superior, often featuring a crime or mystery element and plentiful good-girl art. Sally can only watch as her beautiful sister Milly charms her fiancee Bill right out of her arms. The then-current Korean War looms large in these stories, as one features a soldier's romance and another a sailor. My G.I.'s Kiss; I Loved A Sailor; Honeymoon for Three; Menace to Marriage. 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #11
    Secret Romances (1952) 11

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    Original, pre-Code romance stories from Canadian publisher Superior, often featuring a crime or mystery element and plentiful good-girl art. Lois is torn between soldier Larry and defense contractor Jeff - but the story takes a left turn with the discovery of a spy ring. Sisters Betsy and Ellen get into a feud over dating older men, but one of the sisters is secretly married to boot. Bert discovers that his new wife Mary has inherited her father's gambling problem. My Cheating Heart; Two Kinds of Love; Too Young for Kisses; Gamble With Marriage. 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #12
    Secret Romances (1952) 12

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    Original, pre-Code romance stories from Canadian publisher Superior, often featuring a crime or mystery element and plentiful good-girl art. Beautiful but poverty-stricken Claire uses love and friendship to secure happiness, but risks losing the man she loves. A woman hospitalized after a car crash reveals how a shameful attempt at romance brought her there. Nurse Smith falls for the handsome doctor she works with, but their first surgery together is a disaster. Saucy cover by an unknown artist. I Won't Cheat Again; Wrong Bridegroom; His Kisses Fooled Me; I Loved My Doctor! 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #13
    Secret Romances (1952) 13

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    Original, pre-Code romance stories from Canadian publisher Superior, often featuring a crime or mystery element and plentiful good-girl art. A female writer must start over after her husband's surprise divorce proceedings. A romance with a soldier inspires Miss Lane to move on from her showgirl past, which is portrayed with some lovely good-girl art. Good-girl art features in the next story as well, as sailor on leave Tex falls for beautiful Wilma the first time he sees her at the hotel pool. Some art may be the work of Robert Webb, art director of the Jerry Iger comics studio. Spicy cover by an unknown artist depicts a scandalous 1950s party. My Forgotten Past; Kisses, Not Riches; Amateur Wife; She Didn't Buy My Love. 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #14
    Secret Romances (1952) 14

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    Original, pre-Code romance stories from Canadian publisher Superior, often featuring a crime or mystery element and plentiful good-girl art. A woman's attempt at "husband-hunting" leads to a fight between two men. Housemaid Edna romances her employer's son, a returning soldier, in a story featuring some good-girl art. Glenn falls for Martha, but she doesn't know how to tell him she has a terminal heart defect. Love Finds a Way; Trail of Broken Hearts; Thrill of His Kisses; Doomed! 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #15
    Secret Romances (1952) 15

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    Art by Matt Baker and others. Original, pre-Code romance stories from Canadian publisher Superior, often featuring a crime or mystery element and plentiful good-girl art. Agnes can't attract the attention of Jeff, the manager where she works, but another woman gets him all to herself. On the eve of her marriage, Marge becomes insanely jealous, in a story featuring art by good-girl art legend Matt Baker. Heart In Torment; You Must Trust Love; Kisses Through Tears; Price of My Jealousy. 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #16
    Secret Romances (1952) 16

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    Original, pre-Code romance stories from Canadian publisher Superior, often featuring a crime or mystery element and plentiful good-girl art. Betsy's habit of playing the field comes back to haunt her when Jim and Tom meet before she's had a chance to break off her engagement with Tom. Cora must choose between the love of her life or obeying her controlling father. Some art may be the work of Robert Webb, art director of the Jerry Iger comics studio. I Shared My Kisses; Grounds for Marriage; Meddling with Love; Anguish in My Heart. 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #17
    Secret Romances (1952) 17

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    Original, pre-Code romance stories from Canadian publisher Superior, often featuring a crime or mystery element and plentiful good-girl art. Suzy tries to bend new husband Jeff to fit her dream of the ideal husband, only to learn marriage doesn't really work that way. Redheaded secretary Miss Grace thinks she's found love, but by the time she realizes the truth, it's too late. Some art may be the work of Robert Webb, art director of the Jerry Iger comics studio. Wrong Kind of Kisses; I Learned About Love; So Dreams the Bride; I Was Deceitful! 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #18
    Secret Romances (1952) 18

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    Original, pre-Code romance stories from Canadian publisher Superior, often featuring a crime or mystery element and plentiful good-girl art. Farm girl Peggy is bored with childhood sweetheart Fred, and then she meets a handsome stranger, in a story with some good-girl art. Redheaded Beth is sorely tempted to stray from her doctor husband, who's always away, when old flame Tim comes to recuperate at their home. Beautiful Penny has her pick of all the boys in town, but then she meets handsome stranger Frank and gets swept right off her feet. Love at First Kiss; Cheating Wife; Will I Love Again?; Please Forgive Me. 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #19
    Secret Romances (1952) 19

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    Original, pre-Code romance stories from Canadian publisher Superior, often featuring a crime or mystery element and plentiful good-girl art. Bored, wealthy Miss Blake finds heartache after she marries a soldier, in a story with notable good-girl art. A couple's honeymoon is only the start of their anguish. Also featuring a vintage ad for the Rosary Cross of Seven Sorrows. Honeymoon Heartache; Love by Degrees; Bewildered Kisses; I Didn't Deceive Him. 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #20
    Secret Romances (1952) 20

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  • Issue #21
    Secret Romances (1952) 21

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    Original, pre-Code romance stories from Canadian publisher Superior, often featuring a crime or mystery element and plentiful good-girl art. Beautiful blonde Patty is miserable after her breakup with Fred, in a story with notable good-girl art. A couple's happiness is threatened by money woes. Our Wedding Day; Delayed Kisses; For Love or Money? 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #22
    Secret Romances (1952) 22
    • This is a consignment item. A 3% buyer's premium ($4.17) will be charged at checkout. It has been graded by MyComicShop's experienced graders.
    • Cover loose at top staple.

    Original, pre-Code romance stories from Canadian publisher Superior, often featuring a crime or mystery element and plentiful good-girl art. While her husband Eddie is assigned overseas, Gail decides she's not ready to be a soldier's wife, and starts dating Don - who's not ready to be tied down. Nat and Laura fall in love at a party, but fate and a fiery bus crash conspire to keep them apart. When Fred is accused of a hit-and-run, Lydia is the only one who will stand by him until the truth is revealed. For Better or for Worse; Paper Kisses; Forget If You Can!; My Love for Yours. 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #23
    Secret Romances (1952) 23

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    Original, pre-Code romance stories from Canadian publisher Superior, often featuring a crime or mystery element and plentiful good-girl art. Trudy's sister disapproves of her romance with the handsome gardener, but is it because of the scandal - or because she wants him for herself? Marge's boyfriend Jim brings her into his life of crime, and she can't leave because Jim's partner Tony is a violent killer who slaps her around. Murder and romance unfold at a swanky ski resort. Carla is wooed by her manager at the candy factory, but that just causes spiteful gossip from the other factory girls. My Heart Was A Stranger!; Outcast!; Beware of Love!; I Loved For A Reason! 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #24
    Secret Romances (1952) 24

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    Original, pre-Code romance stories from Canadian publisher Superior, often featuring a crime or mystery element and plentiful good-girl art. Ginny's sweetheart Neil finally returns from military service, but she finds herself drawn to his war buddy Ted. Gloria models for her painter husband Sam, but when she sells one of his paintings for food money, he acts like the classic temperamental artist. Lois's twin sister Laura is a flighty heartbreaker, but when they meet David, Lois decides to take her sister's place and marry him. My Heart Went Sailing; Stolen Moments; Double Kisses; Unwanted Wife. 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #25
    Secret Romances (1952) 25

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    Original, pre-Code romance stories from Canadian publisher Superior, often featuring a crime or mystery element and plentiful good-girl art. In a rare story narrated by the male character, Navy sailor Bob marries Betty before he ships out, but the long separation drives him into another woman's arms. Nerdy florist Miss Slate falls for Tom, the handsome soldier who regularly sends flowers to another woman, in a story featuring some good-girl art. Also featuring a vintage ad for the Rosary Cross of Seven Sorrows. Substitute Wife; Fragrant Kisses; Talent for Love; The Other Woman. 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #26
    Secret Romances (1952) 26
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    Original, pre-Code romance stories from Canadian publisher Superior, often featuring a crime or mystery element and plentiful good-girl art. Catherine marries sailor Paul in haste, despite better offers, but when she sees lipstick on his collar, she wonders if she made the wrong choice. Mary meets struggling writer Fred on a dare from her friends, but then she really falls for him. Unbalanced Gwen tries to move in on her ex-boyfriend Roger, and when that fails, she targets Roger's wife Mary for death. Lesson in Marriage; Now and Forever; Everything But Love; The Girl Next Door. 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #27
    Secret Romances (1952) 27

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