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True Love Problems and Advice Illustrated (1949) comic books

  • Issue #1
    True Love Problems and Advice Illustrated (1949) 1
    • 2" Cumulative spine split.

    Cover by Lee Elias. Stories and art by Bob Powell and Vic Herman. Torrid tales of love and heartbreak dressed up as advice to the lovelorn, initiated by small publisher McCombs. A woman believes she has no need for love, until she meets...him. Old-fashioned farm girl Janie is ostracized by her 1950s teen peers, until she meets class clown Lanny, who doesn't care how she dresses. Redheaded Nancy is so busy struggling to become an actress that she barely notices co-star Johnny, but he always has eyes for her. Am I Too Young to Marry?; I Hated Men!; Winnie The Waitress; Love Isn't Always Blind; How to Get and Hold Your Man; I Was a Misfit; Love or Money; My Selfish World; For the Love of Mirth; Know Your Own Mind; Lovelorn Advice. 48 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

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

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    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

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    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

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    Cover by Lee Elias. Stories and art by Lee Elias, Tom Gill, Bob Powell and Vic Herman. Torrid tales of love and heartbreak dressed up as advice to the lovelorn from Harvey. A doctor is torn between professional ethics and his secret love for his nurse Myra. Gail uses a Sadie Hawkins dance to go after Lenny, just to make her boyfriend Doug jealous. New to New York, Janice dates a multitude of guys, but doesn't count on getting a reputation. How I Lost My Sweetheart; I Married a Doctor; My Careless Heart; I Was a Pick-Up; Should I Leave Home?; Tips For Teen-Agers: Watch Your Manners; What Would You Do?; In Love With My Teacher; My First Love Haunted Me; I Thought I Knew What I Wanted. 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

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

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    Stories and art by Lee Elias and Bob Powell. Torrid tales of love and heartbreak dressed up as advice to the lovelorn from Harvey. Fred and Bob are perplexed by June, who seems to have completely different personalities depending on which one of them she's around. A socially awkward "wallflower" hatches a plan that brings her romance and popularity…in the worst way. Lois tries to help Mac recover his courage and his pilot's license, but first they must clear up some confusion about Bud, the other man in her life. I Was A Wallflower; The Cowboy and the Co-Ed; I Loved A Coward; My Friendly Enemy; How You Can Be More Popular; Does He Really Love Me?; How To Dress; How To Hold Your Man; I Thought I Was Too Tall For Romance. 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

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

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    Cover by Lee Elias. Stories and art by Lee Elias, John Sink, and Bob Powell. Torrid tales of love and heartbreak dressed up as advice to the lovelorn from Harvey. Carol discovers that her man-crazy friend Arlene has set her sights on her boyfriend, handsome Steve. Nona dreams of a man who will take her away from her puritanical grandparents so she can enjoy life. Debbie is so obsessed with new clothes that she risks losing her beau, Chet. Man Chaser; I Had Wedding Day Jitters; What Men Like About Girls; Am I Duty Bound To Marry?; I Was Reckless; My Bashful Heart!; Clothes Crazy; How To Plan a Party. 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

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

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    Cover by Lee Elias. Stories and art by Lee Elias and Bob Powell. Torrid tales of love and heartbreak dressed up as advice to the lovelorn from Harvey. Kim meets a handsome drifter and realizes he's her dream man, although others can't see his freewheeling spirit. Milly and Rita go on a Caribbean cruise to find romance, but Milly meets the wrong man. Talent agent Jerry remakes April into a star, but she falls in love with him in the process. My Secret Marriage; Betrayed By Beauty; I Was a Lovesick Fan; The Romantic Season; My Plan For Love. 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

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

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    Cover by Lee Elias. Stories and art by Peggy Walker and Bob Powell. Torrid tales of love and heartbreak dressed up as advice to the lovelorn from Harvey. Sally fakes musical expertise to win musician Paul, but soon becomes attracted to her own musical tutor, Steve. Knute and Ivy try to put the past behind them. Ellen finds love on the wrong side of a long-standing family feud. My Fatal Decision; One Wild Night!; Easy Money; Is He Too Old for Me?; Right Time for Love; I Was a Cheat!; Masquerade!; Afraid to Love. 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

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

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    Cover by Lee Elias. Stories and art by Peggy Walker and Bob Powell. Torrid tales of love and heartbreak dressed up as advice to the lovelorn from Harvey. In an unusual story, an amnesiac woman found on the docks is taken in by the waterfront folk, and transformed into torch singer Chichi. Jilted Taffy decides to take out her hatred of men on the next one who comes along. Joan decides that if she's going to be hurt by love, it might as well be with a rich guy. Gangster Girl!; Sunday Rendezvous; Jilted; I Cheated On Love!; Should I Elope?; Freshman Fiasco; The Truth Hurts. 32 pages, Full Color. 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

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    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

    Cover by Lee Elias. Stories and art by Jack Sparling, Ray Bailey and Bob Powell. Torrid tales of love and heartbreak dressed up as advice to the lovelorn from Harvey. June marries for money and comes to regret it when she later meets the right man. Carol is tormented by guilt after she gives up her child. Redheaded nurse Peg betrays the man who trusted her and comes to regret it. I Married For Money; A Letter From My Love; Must I Cheat On Love?; What's In A Name?; I Deserted My Child!; Love Thief; What I Learned From Love! 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

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

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    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
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    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
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    Cover by Lee Elias. Stories and art by Jack Sparling, Lee Elias and Bob Powell. Torrid tales of love and heartbreak dressed up as advice to the lovelorn from Harvey. Redheaded June shamefully admits she's only dating boring Joe because he's rich. Meg loses the only man she'd ever loved because of one little white lie. Sue enjoys the chase, but rapidly loses interest once she wins a man, and heartbreak follows. Torrid pre-Code cover with nice art by Lee Elias. Love for Sale!; My Phantom Lover!; Threat to My Love; Should I Give Up My Career for Marriage?; Lovers' Quarrel; Too Good at Love!; My Life Was a Lie; Suspicious of Love. 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #16
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    Stories and art by Jack Sparling, Lee Elias and Bob Powell. Torrid tales of love and heartbreak dressed up as advice to the lovelorn from Harvey. Working at her father's gas station in the desert, Betsy meets handsome, tormented drifter Toby, and falls for him as she learns his story. Struggling artist Doris is taken in by wealthy art patron Rodney for all the wrong reasons. College professor Valery must keep her marriage to student Barry a secret, which works fine until Sue comes along. Torrid pre-Code sailor cover, possibly by Al Avison. Bittersweet Love; I Won't Cry Anymore!; Intimate Interlude; Can I Trust Him?; My Scarlet Affair!; Broken Love; What I Learned From Love. 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #17
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    Stories and art by Jack Sparling, Tom Hickey, Al Avison, John Sink and Bob Powell. Torrid tales of love and heartbreak dressed up as advice to the lovelorn from Harvey. Karen wants to play the field, until she drives away the man she really loves. Stacey is willing to sacrifice the respect of one man for a smile from another. Reporter Cynthia falls for a man she despises. Torrid pre-Code cover, possibly by Al Avison. I Courted Heartbreak!; Stars in My Eyes; Can I Betray My Love?; Assignment to Love!; 3 Kisses to Paradise. 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #18
    True Love Problems and Advice Illustrated (1949) 18
    • Paper: Cream to off white
    • Slab: Minor side edge crack
    • Label #0227758019

    Stories and art by Jack Sparling, Joe Certa and Bob Powell. Torrid tales of love and heartbreak dressed up as advice to the lovelorn from Harvey. Connie wants to dump sailor boyfriend Peter when she falls for Rex, but Peter's not ready to let her go. Laurie loves Ed, but he can't say no to his gambling problem. Redheaded Margo runs into old flame Dan, but now he's got dangerous underworld connections and doesn't want her to get involved. Saucy pre-Code cover, possibly by Al Avison. Foolish Illusion; Gambling with Love; Hidden Heartbreak; Dead End Desire; This Time Forever; Passion for a Stranger. 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

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

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    Cover by Al Avison. Stories and art by Jack Sparling, Al Avison, Joe Certa, Mike Peppe, John Sink and Bob Powell. Torrid tales of love and heartbreak dressed up as advice to the lovelorn from Harvey. May falls for her sister's fiancee and he wants her too, but that can't end well. Dot is a private in the Women's Army Corps who meets and falls for another soldier at a USO dance. Redheaded Kitty loves Larry, who loves someone else, but for Kitty it's all or nothing. Sultry pre-Code cover by Al Avison. Stolen Passion; Test of Love; How Can I Win Him Back?; Prove You're a Woman!; Careless Love; Journey to Heartbreak; I Couldn't Share Love. 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #20
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    "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
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    Stories and art by Jack Sparling, Joe Certa, and Bob Powell. Torrid tales of love and heartbreak dressed up as advice to the lovelorn from Harvey. Kay gives in to passion amid the music and hubbub of the New Orleans jazz scene. Marion finds the man she really loves, but unfortunately, she's already married to someone else. Anne loves Barry, but must first tempt him away from Helen. I Couldn't Resist Him; Color Clues; No Interest In Love; Faithless to My Vows; Slave of Passion; Interrupted Honeymoon; Hair-Do Hints; Sworn to Tempt Him. 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #22
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    Stories and art by Jack Sparling and Bob Powell. Torrid tales of love and heartbreak dressed up as advice to the lovelorn from Harvey. Mary misses out on love because everyone thinks she's too nice. Betty finds love with a handsome stranger, but he has a dark secret. Nurse Connie loses her professional edge around a handsome patient. Classic nursesploitation cover, possibly by Al Avison. Too Nice For Kisses; Love Problems and Advice; Shattered Dream; Dead End Love; Out of Control; Which Man Shall I Choose?; Dangerous Escapade; Double Heartbreak. 32 pages, Full Color Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #23
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    Stories and art by Bill Draut, Joe Certa and Bob Powell. Torrid tales of love and heartbreak dressed up as advice to the lovelorn from Harvey. Struggling actress Eve learns that her ambitious ex-friend Claire has designs on her boyfriend Scott. Old-fashioned farm girl Janie is ostracized by her 1950s teen peers, until she meets class clown Lanny, who doesn't care how she dresses. May's dedication to work gets her a stand-offish reputation that undermines her desire to win Bill. My Shattered Love; Second-Choice Husband; Nobody's Sweetheart; Brief Enchantment; Dare I Marry Steve?; I Played for Keeps. 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #24
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    Cover by Lee Elias. Stories and art by Bill Draut, John Prentice and Bob Powell. Torrid tales of love and heartbreak dressed up as advice to the lovelorn from Harvey. Frustrated country girl Carol goes to New York, and gets caught up in the tawdry world of jazz in smoky nightclubs. Redheaded Claire gets a secretary job that could be her ticket out of tenement life, but boyfriend Tom isn't so thrilled. Gail falls for fisherman Dan, but she's terrified at his dangerous occupation. Sin Town; Can My Marriage Wait?; Crying On the Inside...; Tempted; Storm Warning; Pick-Up; Raw Passion. 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #25
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    "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
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    Cover by Lee Elias. Stories and art by Bill Draut and others. Torrid tales of love and heartbreak dressed up as advice to the lovelorn from Harvey. Redheaded social worker Marion is torn between reporter Rick, who doesn't believe in her work, and down-and-out Steve, who really needs her help. Widow Lisa gets a job singing in her brother-in-law's nightclub, but that life gives her a low opinion of men. Sally thinks she'll be happy if she can just find her birth parents, but her man Cy warns her that may not be the case. My Cheating Heart; Hasty Heart; Jane Learns: What Every Girl Should Know About Skin Care; Tempted; Love Life; Running Wild; Return to Love; Love's Decision! 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #27
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    • Staple rust.

    Cover by Lee Elias. Stories and art by John Prentice, Ray Bailey and Bob Powell. Torrid tales of love and heartbreak dressed up as advice to the lovelorn from Harvey. When Frank is assigned to a new city in Texas, wife Jean is unhappy in a new place, lonely and tempted to stray. Faye is caught between boxers Tony and Billy right before their big championship fight. Gypsies Jan and Eva share a secret love, but his marriage to Yolande has already been arranged. Cover by Lee Elias looks like the cover of a romance novel. Without a Past; Scandal-Smeared Love; Must I Forsake Love?; Flames of Desire; Wherever You Are; Two Loves Have I; I Asked for Heartbreak. 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

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

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    Cover by Lee Elias. Stories and art by John Prentice, Ray Bailey and Bob Powell. Torrid tales of love and heartbreak dressed up as advice to the lovelorn from Harvey. Janet should be overjoyed that cousin Dora is getting married, but she yearns for a man of her own. Peg and Jerry find love on the beach, but he's got a dark secret. Ex-convict Laura creates a new identity to put her past behind her, but lives in fear that boyfriend Hal will find out. Always a Bridesmaid; Break-Up; Can I Make Him Happy?; Midsummer Madness; Love's Return; My Heart's Choice!; Branded! 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

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

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    Cover by Lee Elias. Stories and art by John Prentice, Bill Draut and Bob Powell. Torrid tales of love and heartbreak dressed up as advice to the lovelorn from Harvey. Fran finds love with Bob, but he's already promised to someone else, forcing them to make a difficult choice. David falls for Pam despite her disfiguring facial scars, but after she has plastic surgery, the dynamic in their relationship is changed. A poverty-stricken woman makes desperate choices. Stolen Love; Engagement Party; Can I Make a Go of It?; Marked Woman; Desperate Gamble; Guilty Love; Ask Peggy Walker; Taking a Chance on Love! 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

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

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    Cover by Warren Kremer. Stories and art by Lee Elias and John Sink. Torrid tales of love and heartbreak dressed up as advice to the lovelorn from Harvey. Carol discovers that her man-crazy friend Arlene has set her sights on her boyfriend, handsome Steve. Nona dreams of a man who will take her away from her puritanical grandparents so she can enjoy life. Debbie is so obsessed with new clothes that she risks losing her beau, Chet. Man Chaser; I Had Wedding Day Jitters; I Was Reckless!; My Bashful Heart!; Clothes Crazy. 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

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

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    Cover by Warren Kremer. Stories and art by Lee Elias and others. Torrid tales of love and heartbreak dressed up as advice to the lovelorn from Harvey. Fred and Bob are perplexed by June, who seems to have completely different personalities depending on which one of them she's around. A socially awkward "wallflower" hatches a plan that brings her romance and popularity…in the worst way. Lois tries to help Mac recover his courage and his pilot's license, but first they must clear up some confusion about Bud, the other man in her life. I Was A Wallflower; The Cowboy and the Co-Ed; I Loved A Coward; My Friendly Enemy; Love Is Trust! 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

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

    Stories and art by Lee Elias, Jack Sparling and Bob Powell. Torrid tales of love and heartbreak dressed up as advice to the lovelorn from Harvey. Working at her father's gas station in the desert, Betsy meets handsome, tormented drifter Toby, and falls for him as she learns his story. Struggling artist Doris is taken in by wealthy art patron Rodney for all the wrong reasons. College professor Valery must keep her marriage to student Barry a secret, which works fine until Sue comes along. Bittersweet Love; I Won't Cry Anymore!; Intimate Interlude; Can I Trust Him?; Interrupted Honeymoon; My Scarlet Affair!; Broken Love; What I Learned From Love. 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

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

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    Stories and art by Lee Elias and Bob Powell. Torrid tales of love and heartbreak dressed up as advice to the lovelorn from Harvey. Kim meets a handsome drifter and realizes he's her dream man, although others can't see his freewheeling spirit. Milly and Rita go on a Caribbean cruise to find romance, but Milly meets the wrong man. Talent agent Jerry remakes April into a star, but she falls in love with him in the process. First issue to feature the Comics Code seal on the cover. Betrayed By Beauty; Dangerous Decision; Three's a Crowd in Love; My Route to Romance; I Was a Lovesick Fan. 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

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

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    Stories and art by Jack Sparling and Bob Powell. Torrid tales of love and heartbreak dressed up as advice to the lovelorn from Harvey. Stella's honeymoon with Ralph at a romantic resort is ruined when Ralph reveals he'd been there before with someone else. Lucia feels she must hide her background as the child of Italian immigrants from her new boyfriend Dick. Nina is torn between her career as a nurse and a marriage proposal from George. Somebody Elses Girl; My Silent Love; No Wedding Ring for Me!; My Rival in Romance; Trapped in his Arms; No Love for A Cry Baby!; Make Believe Love. 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

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

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    Stories and art by Jack Sparling and Bob Powell. Torrid tales of love and heartbreak dressed up as advice to the lovelorn from Harvey. Redheaded June shamefully admits she's only dating boring Joe because he's rich. Meg loses the only man she'd ever loved because of one little white lie. Sue enjoys the chase, but rapidly loses interest once she wins a man, and heartbreak follows. Love for Sale!; My Phantom Lover!; Threat to My Love; Should I Give Up My Career for Marriage?; Lovers' Quarrel; Too Good at Love!; My Life Was a Lie; Suspicious of Love. 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

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

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    Stories and art by Jack Sparling and Bob Powell. Torrid tales of love and heartbreak dressed up as advice to the lovelorn from Harvey. Working at her father's gas station in the desert, Betsy meets handsome, tormented drifter Toby, and falls for him as she learns his story. Struggling artist Doris is taken in by wealthy art patron Rodney for all the wrong reasons. College professor Valery must keep her marriage to student Barry a secret, which works fine until Sue comes along. My Love Didn't Work; I Can't Marry You; Love Flirt; Am I Too Young to Marry?; Jilted Too Often; Reckless Moment. 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

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

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    Stories and art by Jack Sparling, Tom Hickey and John Prentice. Torrid tales of love and heartbreak dressed up as advice to the lovelorn from Harvey. Karen wants to play the field, until she drives away the man she really loves. Stacey is willing to sacrifice the respect of one man for a smile from another. Reporter Cynthia falls for a man she despises. Night of Despair; I Loved Two Men; Love Isn't Always Blind; Golden Harvest; I Courted Heartbreak!; Stars in My Eyes. 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

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

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    Cover by Jack Kirby. Stories and art by Jack Sparling, Tom Hickey and John Prentice. Torrid tales of love and heartbreak dressed up as advice to the lovelorn from Harvey. May falls for her sister's fiancee and he wants her too, but that can't end well. Dot is a private in the Women's Army Corps who meets and falls for another soldier at a USO dance. Redheaded Kitty loves Larry, who loves someone else, but for Kitty it's all or nothing. Cover by comics legend Jack Kirby features a rare (for the era) portrayal of a female mechanic. Unwanted; Test of Love; How Can I Win Him Back?; Call Me Buddy!; Careless Heart; Journey to Heartbreak; I Couldn't Share Love. 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

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

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    Stories and art by Jack Sparling, Warren Kremer, John Belfi, Joe Certa and Bob Powell. Torrid tales of love and heartbreak dressed up as advice to the lovelorn from Harvey. Kay gives in to passion amid the music and hubbub of the New Orleans jazz scene. Marion finds the man she really loves, but unfortunately, she's already married to someone else. Anne loves Barry, but must woo him away from Helen. Like many stories reprinted from the comic's early issues, these have been altered to conform with the Comics Code; for example, the titles "Faithless to My Vows" and "Sworn to Tempt Him" have been changed to "My Faith in My Vows" and "My Sworn Duty." A Melody I Couldn't Resist; Color Clues; No Interest In Love; My Faith in My Vows; Waterfront Girl!; Interrupted Honeymoon; Hair-Do Hints; My Sworn Duty. 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

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

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    Stories and art by Jack Sparling, Warren Kremer, John Belfi, Joe Certa and Bob Powell. Torrid tales of love and heartbreak dressed up as advice to the lovelorn from Harvey. Mary misses out on love because everyone thinks she's too nice. Betty finds love with a handsome stranger, but he has a dark secret. Nurse Connie loses her professional edge around a handsome patient. Too Nice For Kisses; Love Problems and Advice; Shattered Dream; Dead End Love; Love Was in Control; Which Man Shall I Choose?; Saturday; Double Heartbreak. 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

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

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    Cover by Jack Kirby. Stories and art by Jack Sparling and Bob Powell. Torrid tales of love and heartbreak dressed up as advice to the lovelorn from Harvey. Carol falls for Tod while they're both working at a fish cannery, but he doesn't know she's a science student researching the lives of the workers. Hal pretends to woo secretary Judy to win an office bet, but then they get stranded on an island together. When flight attendant Thelma dates a passenger instead of pilot Steve, Steve pretends the plane is crashing to make a point! Elegant cover by comics legend Jack Kirby. Merry-Go-Round Romance; How to Plan a Party; A Game of Hearts; Island of Hope!; Love and Hate; 10 Seconds to Love. 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

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

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    Cover by Jack Kirby. Stories and art by Jack Sparling and Bob Powell. Torrid tales of love and heartbreak dressed up as advice to the lovelorn from Harvey. Frustrated country girl Carol goes to New York, and quickly gets caught up in the tawdry world of jazz in smoky nightclubs. Redheaded Claire gets a secretary job that could be her ticket out of tenement life, but boyfriend Tom isn't so thrilled. Gail falls for fisherman Dan, but she's terrified at his dangerous occupation. Typically well-designed cover by comics legend Jack Kirby. Farm Girl in Town; Can My Marriage Wait?; He Was Strange and Romantic!; Empty Dreams; Storm Warning; Sacrifice for Love; Man Fashion. 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

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

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    Stories and art by Bill Draut and Warren Kremer. Torrid tales of love and heartbreak dressed up as advice to the lovelorn from Harvey. Redheaded social worker Marion is torn between reporter Rick, who doesn't believe in her work, and down-and-out Steve, who really needs her help. Widow Lisa gets a job singing in her brother-in-law's nightclub, but that life gives her a low opinion of men. Sally thinks she'll be happy if she can just find her birth parents, but her man Cy warns her that may not be the case. Who's Cheating Who?; Hasty Heart; Jane Learns-What Every Girl Should Know About Skin Care...; Love Life; Running Wild; Return to Love; Love's Decision! 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

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

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    Stories and art by John Prentice, Ray Bailey and Bob Powell. Torrid tales of love and heartbreak dressed up as advice to the lovelorn from Harvey When Frank is assigned to a new city in Texas, wife Jean is unhappy in a new place, lonely and tempted to stray. Faye is caught between boxers Tony and Billy right before their big championship fight. Gypsies Jan and Eva share a secret love, but his marriage to Yolande has already been arranged. Cover may be the work of comics legend Joe Simon. Without a Past; Cinderella Girl; Must I Forsake Love?; My Heart's Desire; Wherever You Are; Two Loves Have I; I Asked for Heartbreak. Final issue under this title; series continues as Romance Stories of True Love (1957) #45. 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.