Auction in progress, bid now! Weekly Auction ends Monday September 16!

True Love Problems and Advice Illustrated (1949) comic books

  • Issue #1
    True Love Problems and Advice Illustrated (1949) 1

    This item is not in stock. If you use the "Add to want list" tab to add this issue to your want list, we will email you when it becomes available.

    Bob Powell art. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #2
    True Love Problems and Advice Illustrated (1949) 2

    This item is not in stock. If you use the "Add to want list" tab to add this issue to your want list, we will email you when it becomes available.

    Cover art by Lee Elias. "I Fell In Love With the Man of My Dreams"; 15-year-old Candy has a crush on 21-year-old Bob, a friend of her brother; Bobs companion is Betty, who is his own age, but Candy plots to win him away; After Candy helps Bob during an emergency at a charity dance, they become friendly although hes shocked to learn her true age. "Can First Love Be True Love?", pencils by Bob Powell; Doris and Paul fall in love at first sight but she "couldnt be sure it would last." "I Was Betrothed to a Stranger"; Frank gives Alice an engagement ring but her "old-countryish" father says hes arranged for her to marry Tony, the son of a fellow immigrant; Alice finds Tony "a corpulent, loud-mouthed oaf" but wonders if she must repay her parents sacrifices with one of her own. "Know Your Own Mind!" text story. "Be Punctual!" How to Hold Your Man story, script by Merilla Herman, art by Vic Herman; Smart Sue is punctual and pleases her boyfriend; Silly Millie is always late and loses her boyfriend. Dear Peggy: Love Problems & Advice column. Hollywood Roddy McDowall at Monogram Pictures Studio Adventures of Popsicle Pete ad. "I Was Tormented!"; Babs and Belle are twins, but Babs is "such a droop compared to Belle" that Babs loses all of her boyfriends to her sister. Babs falls in love with lawyer Jeff; he says hed never leave her for her "slinky sister"; Belle pulls her usual fake "fainting" gimmick and kisses Jeff when he helps her up—an upset Babs runs into traffic and is hit by a car. "Was It Love Or Pity?", art by Bob Powell; Nurse Julia loves doctor Stuart, but hes the boyfriend of fellow nurse Bea, whose father is head of the hospital where they all work; Stuart feels like a kept man but is unable to break up with the domineering Bea. "The Man I Love" text story. "I Loved Two Men!" text story. 52 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #3
    True Love Problems and Advice Illustrated (1949) 3

    This item is not in stock. If you use the "Add to want list" tab to add this issue to your want list, we will email you when it becomes available.

    Cover art by Lee Elias. "I Yearned For Love!"; Unattractive college student Laura goes home on vacation; When telephone installer Rod arrives, shes wearing a beautiful life-like mask and he asks her for a date; That night, she poses as the maid (sans mask) when he arrives: hes attracted to her, but she thinks its just because he isnt wearing his glasses. "Have I the Right To Love?", art by Bob Powell; Sally goes to work in an office at age 16 to support her widowed mother and younger siblings; Later, when Jim proposes marriage, she hesitates because hes unaware of her family obligations. Dear Peggy: Love Problems & Advice column. "My Own True Love" text story. "I Was a Mama's Girl"; Louise is the daughter of circus lion-tamer Hilda; Hilda disapproves of Louises romance with trapeze artist Bruce, preferring that she date Hildas assistant Carlo; When Bruce is in danger during rehearsal, Louise comes to his rescue, exposing Carlo as a coward. "They Called Me a Campus Cutie"; College student Ann goes to work as a model for slick ad photographer Scott, and thinks shes fallen in love with him; Ann gives her former boyfriend Don the brushoff, then discovers Scott is a womanizing liar. 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #4
    True Love Problems and Advice Illustrated (1949) 4

    This item is not in stock. If you use the "Add to want list" tab to add this issue to your want list, we will email you when it becomes available.

  • Issue #5
    True Love Problems and Advice Illustrated (1949) 5

    This item is not in stock. If you use the "Add to want list" tab to add this issue to your want list, we will email you when it becomes available.

  • Issue #6
    True Love Problems and Advice Illustrated (1949) 6

    "Man Chaser," "I Had Wedding Day Jitters," "I Was Reckless," and "Clothes Crazy." Lee Elias cover. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #7
    True Love Problems and Advice Illustrated (1949) 7

    This item is not in stock. If you use the "Add to want list" tab to add this issue to your want list, we will email you when it becomes available.

  • Issue #8
    True Love Problems and Advice Illustrated (1949) 8

    This item is not in stock. If you use the "Add to want list" tab to add this issue to your want list, we will email you when it becomes available.

  • Issue #9
    True Love Problems and Advice Illustrated (1949) 9

    This item is not in stock. If you use the "Add to want list" tab to add this issue to your want list, we will email you when it becomes available.

    Bob Powell art? Lee Elias cover. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #10
    True Love Problems and Advice Illustrated (1949) 10
    • Complete spine split.

    Lee Elias cover. Contains original and reprinted material as noted. In order of appearance: "Wild Fury!", retitled and reprinted with post-Code story alterations as "New Boy in My Life" in Romance Stories of True Love (1957) #49 ; "Roadhouse Waitress" art by Bob Powell, reprinted with post-Code story alterations in Romance Stories of True Love (1957) #49 ; "I Was a Failure on My First Date!" art by Bob Powell, reprinted from First Romance Magazine (1949) #4 and in Hello Buddies (1940's) #51, True Brides Experiences (1954) #9, Hi-School Romance (1949) #65, and Hi-School Romance Date Book (1962) #3; and "Shameless" reprinted in Harvey Comics Hits (1951) #58. "Blind Date" and "Cinderella Girl!" text stories, and "Peggy Walker's Test for Romance, Are You Really in Love?" and "Dear Peggy, Love Problems and Advice" text articles. Indicia states "LOVE PROBLEMS AND ADVICE ILLUSTRATED. 36 pages. Full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #11
    True Love Problems and Advice Illustrated (1949) 11

    This item is not in stock. If you use the "Add to want list" tab to add this issue to your want list, we will email you when it becomes available.

    Cover text quoted in Fredric Wertham's "Seduction of the Innocent". Cover art by Lee Elias. "Fallen Woman," art by Bob Powell; Stewardess Terry and pilot Ken are the only survivors of a plane crash in the mountains; Theyre rescued after several days; Terrys fiancé Fred suggests they postpone their wedding until the "headlines" have blown over. "Runaway Passion!"; Brenda dumps her boyfriend Jay to become private secretary to wealthy Monroe; She makes a play for his nephew Zip, but two-times him with handsome gambler Lucky; When Zip agrees to marry another girl his uncle has chosen for him, Brenda goes to Lucky, but he abandons her during a police raid on a gambling joint in the Everglades. "Should You Keep Him Guessing" contest page. "How to Use Make-Up"; Jane asks beauty consultant Elizabeth how to apply natural-looking makeup. "Forbidden Love!", art by Lee Elias; Helen loves Gene but he prefers Lil; Helen tries to make herself love Vic, but leaves him at the altar; Gene marries Lil but Helen won't give up; She goes to a mountain cabin with the couple and contemplates pushing Lil off a cliff. "My Foolish Mistake" text story. "The Price of Pride"; Wealthy Kathy and Tad visit a soda shop to see "how the other half lives"; Kathy urges Tad to dance with meek Lisa, then Lisa's date Larry dances with Kathy. "Must I Reveal My Past?", art by Bob Powell; Myra loves Gary but has a secret in her past: rebelling against strict parents, she dated bad boy Lenny. "Morning Glory"; How to get ready in the morning. Indicia states "LOVE PROBLEMS AND ADVICE ILLUSTRATED. 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #12
    True Love Problems and Advice Illustrated (1949) 12

    This item is not in stock. If you use the "Add to want list" tab to add this issue to your want list, we will email you when it becomes available.

  • Issue #13
    True Love Problems and Advice Illustrated (1949) 13

    This item is not in stock. If you use the "Add to want list" tab to add this issue to your want list, we will email you when it becomes available.

    All stories reprinted in True Love Problems and Advice Illustrated (1949) #32. Most stories further reprinted with post-Code story alterations in Romance Stories of True Love (1957) #47. "Bittersweet Love"; Betsy and her father run a desert gas station; One day Toby wanders in and is hired to help. Betsy tries to make friends but Toby is cold to her; She discovers an inscribed photo of actress Rosalind in Tobys room and he says he was married to her. "I Won't Cry Anymore!" text story. Intimate "Interlude"; Harriet takes a cross-country train to a new job in California; On the journey, she meets Ed and they have an affair; However, when they arrive in Los Angeles, Ed is greeted by his wife and children. "Can I Trust Him?", art by Bob Powell; Pat is engaged to Ted but he confesses hes having an affair with diner waitress Daphne. My Scarlet Affair!", art by Jack Sparling; Although boyfriend Johnny wants her to "forget all these career ideas" and marry him; Doris wants to be an artist; Middle-aged patron of the arts Rodney offers to help Doris; Doris allows Rodney to make love to her to repay his assistance. "Broken Love"; College teacher Valery marries Barry, an older student back in school because "the war had interrupted [his] education"; They have to keep their marriage a secret because it is against the colleges rules. "LOVE PROBLEMS AND ADVICE ILLUSTRATED. 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #14
    True Love Problems and Advice Illustrated (1949) 14
    • Paper: Cream to off white
    • File Copy. Only three un census, this copy being the highest graded.
    • Label #633-AA-009

    Most comic stories reprinted in True Love Problems and Advice Illustrated (1949) #34. In order of appearance: "Somebody Else's Girl" and "No Wedding Ring for Me!" further reprinted in Romance Stories of True Love (1957) #52 and Hi-School Romance Date Book (1962) #3; "What Promises Does This Love Hold?"; "Trapped in His Arms!" art by Bob Powell; and "No Love for a Cry Baby". Text stories: "The Story Behind the Cover, My Silent Love!" reprinted in True Love Problems and Advice Illustrated (1949) #34, and "Love Is Trust!" reprinted in True Love Problems and Advice Illustrated (1949) #31. Indicia states "LOVE PROBLEMS AND ADVICE ILLUSTRATED. 36 pages. Full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #15
    True Love Problems and Advice Illustrated (1949) 15
    • Paper: Light tan to off white
    • Slab: Scuffing on front of case
    • Label #1281658013

    Lee Elias cover. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #16
    True Love Problems and Advice Illustrated (1949) 16

    This item is not in stock. If you use the "Add to want list" tab to add this issue to your want list, we will email you when it becomes available.

  • Issue #17
    True Love Problems and Advice Illustrated (1949) 17

    This item is not in stock. If you use the "Add to want list" tab to add this issue to your want list, we will email you when it becomes available.

  • Issue #18
    True Love Problems and Advice Illustrated (1949) 18

    This item is not in stock. If you use the "Add to want list" tab to add this issue to your want list, we will email you when it becomes available.

  • Issue #19
    True Love Problems and Advice Illustrated (1949) 19

    This item is not in stock. If you use the "Add to want list" tab to add this issue to your want list, we will email you when it becomes available.

  • Issue #20
    True Love Problems and Advice Illustrated (1949) 20

    This item is not in stock. If you use the "Add to want list" tab to add this issue to your want list, we will email you when it becomes available.

    "Merry-Go-Round Romance," art by Bob Powell; Peggy travels with her fathers small carnival, and is courted by trapeze artist Eric; At one stop, she falls in love with local resident Larry and vows to marry him; Jealous Eric sets the carnival on fire and Larry rescues Peggys father from the flames. "Wrong Way to Love" text story. "A Game of Hearts"; Sociology student Carol takes a summer job in a fish cannery to research the lives of the workers; She hides her identity and romances Tod, trading "kisses for information" about his life and work. "Island of Desire!", art by Jack Sparling; Hal bets his ad agency partner Bret that he can convince hostile secretary Judy to marry him, even though Hal feels marriage is for insecure people only; Hal and Judy are stranded together on an island during a boat trip and eventually fall in love. "10 Seconds to Love"; Air hostess Thelma dates pilot Steve, a "thick-headed stickler for the rules" while in the air; They fall in love and Steve insists they not fly together anymore; Thelma breaks up with him and goes out with wealthy passenger Ronald; Steve takes over as pilot on a flight and puts the plane into a dive, exposing Ronald as a coward. 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #21
    True Love Problems and Advice Illustrated (1949) 21

    This item is not in stock. If you use the "Add to want list" tab to add this issue to your want list, we will email you when it becomes available.

  • Issue #22
    True Love Problems and Advice Illustrated (1949) 22
  • Issue #23
    True Love Problems and Advice Illustrated (1949) 23

    This item is not in stock. If you use the "Add to want list" tab to add this issue to your want list, we will email you when it becomes available.

  • Issue #24
    True Love Problems and Advice Illustrated (1949) 24
    • Paper: Cream to off white
    • File Copy.
    • Label #633-AA-010
  • Issue #25
    True Love Problems and Advice Illustrated (1949) 25

    This item is not in stock. If you use the "Add to want list" tab to add this issue to your want list, we will email you when it becomes available.

    "I Stand Accused," art by Bill Draut; Marjorie is tried for the murder of her husband Ralph; All of the witnesses testify to his devotion to her, but Marjorie explains Ralph was "a vicious tyrant, a liar and a cheat!;" He abused her physically and caused her to have a miscarriage; She stabs him to death with scissors and is sentenced to prison for life. "Engagement" text story. "Have I the Right to Marry Him?", art by Tom Hickey; Joyce is engaged to Steve, but she suffers a horseback riding accident and will be unable to have children; Steve says he wants to marry her anyway, but Joyce fears "hes just being noble!"; Readers are asked to send in their advice for Joyce. "Come-On Girl!", art by Bill Draut; Shayne is a shill for Rustys crooked carnival game, flirting with men and encouraging them to lose money; She sincerely falls in love with Bob, but while sailing on his friend Ralphs yacht she decides to dump Bob for the wealthier man. "Nocturne!", art by John Prentice; Dede, a concert violinist, agrees to help stagehand and aspiring composer Greg; They fall in love, but Dedes playing suffers; Her teacher says she has to choose between her career and Greg. "Man-Stealer" text story. "Surrender," art by Bob Powell; Linda has a psychological need for mens affection, rooted in her childhood, when her father abandoned her mother; She meets Bill and falls in love for the first time, but when he is sent away on a long business trip, she relapses into her promiscuous ways, "man after man, date after date." 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #26
    True Love Problems and Advice Illustrated (1949) 26

    This item is not in stock. If you use the "Add to want list" tab to add this issue to your want list, we will email you when it becomes available.

    Lee Elias cover. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #27
    True Love Problems and Advice Illustrated (1949) 27

    This item is not in stock. If you use the "Add to want list" tab to add this issue to your want list, we will email you when it becomes available.

  • Issue #28
    True Love Problems and Advice Illustrated (1949) 28

    This item is not in stock. If you use the "Add to want list" tab to add this issue to your want list, we will email you when it becomes available.

  • Issue #29
    True Love Problems and Advice Illustrated (1949) 29

    This item is not in stock. If you use the "Add to want list" tab to add this issue to your want list, we will email you when it becomes available.

    Lee Elias cover, Bob Powell art. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #30
    True Love Problems and Advice Illustrated (1949) 30

    This item is not in stock. If you use the "Add to want list" tab to add this issue to your want list, we will email you when it becomes available.

  • Issue #31
    True Love Problems and Advice Illustrated (1949) 31

    This item is not in stock. If you use the "Add to want list" tab to add this issue to your want list, we will email you when it becomes available.

  • Issue #32
    True Love Problems and Advice Illustrated (1949) 32

    "Bittersweet Love," "Intimate Interlude," "My Scarlet Affair," and "Broken Love." Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #33
    True Love Problems and Advice Illustrated (1949) 33

    This item is not in stock. If you use the "Add to want list" tab to add this issue to your want list, we will email you when it becomes available.

  • Issue #34
    True Love Problems and Advice Illustrated (1949) 34

    This item is not in stock. If you use the "Add to want list" tab to add this issue to your want list, we will email you when it becomes available.

    Title on cover: Love Problems. Four romance stories. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #35
    True Love Problems and Advice Illustrated (1949) 35
  • Issue #36
    True Love Problems and Advice Illustrated (1949) 36

    This item is not in stock. If you use the "Add to want list" tab to add this issue to your want list, we will email you when it becomes available.

  • Issue #37
    True Love Problems and Advice Illustrated (1949) 37

    This item is not in stock. If you use the "Add to want list" tab to add this issue to your want list, we will email you when it becomes available.

    "Night of Despair," "Golden Harvest," "I Courted Heartbreak," and "Stars in My Eyes." Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #38
    True Love Problems and Advice Illustrated (1949) 38

    This item is not in stock. If you use the "Add to want list" tab to add this issue to your want list, we will email you when it becomes available.

    Joe Simon and Jack Kirby cover art. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #39
    True Love Problems and Advice Illustrated (1949) 39

    This item is not in stock. If you use the "Add to want list" tab to add this issue to your want list, we will email you when it becomes available.

  • Issue #40
    True Love Problems and Advice Illustrated (1949) 40

    This item is not in stock. If you use the "Add to want list" tab to add this issue to your want list, we will email you when it becomes available.

  • Issue #41
    True Love Problems and Advice Illustrated (1949) 41

    This item is not in stock. If you use the "Add to want list" tab to add this issue to your want list, we will email you when it becomes available.

  • Issue #42
    True Love Problems and Advice Illustrated (1949) 42
  • Issue #43
    True Love Problems and Advice Illustrated (1949) 43
  • Issue #44
    True Love Problems and Advice Illustrated (1949) 44

    This item is not in stock. If you use the "Add to want list" tab to add this issue to your want list, we will email you when it becomes available.