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First Romance Magazine (1949) comic books

  • Issue #1
    First Romance Magazine (1949) 1

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    Stories and art by Al Eadeh, John Belfi, Warren Kremer, Vic Herman and Bob Powell. Tales of love and heartbreak in 1950s America from publisher Harvey. A talented ballerina must leave love behind to pursue her career in the challenging world of dance. Country doctor Jon is torn between wealthy temptress Vivian and faithful nurse Cathy. Gwen impulsively runs away from her small-town life to join actor Don on the road, then waits in agony for his call. I Was Deceived By My Girl Friend; Love Taught Me a Lesson; My Heart Was Unfaithful; I Was A Ballerina Without Love; My Frantic Heart; I Was Lonely Until...; Strange Romantic Customs; My Love Life; My First Romance. 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #2
    First Romance Magazine (1949) 2

    Stories and art by Bob Powell and others. Tales of love and heartbreak in 1950s America from publisher Harvey. A nurse falls for her talented artist patient, but soon learns that his injuries are not just physical. A struggling actress thinks she's found love with a co-star, but an established star threatens to steal him away. A woman finds herself a "basketball widow" whenever her boyfriend has a chance to watch a game. I Nursed a Sick Heart; I Played Second Fiddle in His Game of Love; Afraid to Love; Was It Just a Summer Romance?; I Was Hurt By Love. 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #3
    First Romance Magazine (1949) 3

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    Tales of love and heartbreak in 1950s America from publisher Harvey. A small-town girl struggles to admit that she loves a man who's engaged to another woman. A teacher finds love with a stranger on a cruise, but she's not sure she can trust him. A woman relocates to escape her sullied reputation, only to find the past catching up with her. Somebody Else's Sweetheart; Shameless; He Was Strange and Romantic!; Strange Romantic Customs; Love Takes a Holiday; Postmark for Love. 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #4
    First Romance Magazine (1949) 4

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    "A Rival on My Honeymoon!"; Stellas parents pay for her honeymoon with Ralph at Three Star Lodge; He admits hed been there before in high school with his girlfriend Tina; Theyd made plans to come to the lodge for their honeymoon, but she died shortly afterward; Although Ralph protests that he loves Stella now, their stay is ruined. "Romantic Stranger" text story. "I Was Ashamed of My Parents"; Lucia loves fellow high school student Dick, but she is ashamed of her Italian immigrant parents; When Dick meets them, Tina thinks he must consider them "poor, stupid foreigners" and breaks up with him; Her friends think Tina believes theyre not good enough to meet her family. Strange Romantic Customs about some of the Malayan communities. "My Superstitious Heart" text story. "Special Dinner" text story. "Wrong Prescription for Love"; Nina rejects George's romantic advances because she's studying to get a nursing job at a bigger hospital; "I have no time for romance; It would interfere with my work!"; They fall in love anyway, but when she receives a job offer in California, Nina turns down his marriage proposal. "I Was a Failure on My First Date!", art by Bob Powell; High school sophomore goes on her first date with senior Clark, but dresses and acts too sophisticated for her age; Clark complains - he thought she was "fresh and unspoiled"; Elyse confesses that she was putting on an act. 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #5
    First Romance Magazine (1949) 5

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    Stories and art by Bob Powell and others. Tales of love and heartbreak in 1950s America from publisher Harvey. Country housewife Ginny regrets not marrying her first love, wealthy Ed. Connie breaks up with nerdy Horace in search of a "real man," until she learns just how much of a real man Horace is. Ray and Mona want to marry, but her father's new assignment in Germany may cancel all of that. I Married a Farmer; Romantic Antics; My Love Scene; Strange Romantic Customs; Love Takes a Holiday; My Most Romantic Moment; Parting Is Such Sweet Sorrow; Wait for Love; My Love Was Doomed! 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #6
    First Romance Magazine (1949) 6

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    Cover by Al Avison. Stories and art by Art Gates, Warren Kremer, Tom Gill and Jack Hearne. Tales of love and heartbreak in 1950s America from publisher Harvey. Tall girl Ellen refuses to date guys who are shorter than she is. Fortune-teller Trina predicts trouble ahead for couple Todd and Faith, but Faith is too inclined to believe her. Fire lookout Wendy falls for forest ranger Buzz, even though she has a fiancee back home. Meta-cover features characters referring to the very comic that they're in. Sorry for Myself; My Heart Has Wings; Romantic Antics; Warning from a Gypsy; Beauty in Distress; Strange Romantic Customs; My Most Romantic Moment; Fire in my Heart!; My Blonde Rival; My Bride Annoyed Me! 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #7
    First Romance Magazine (1949) 7
    • Canoe you see big trouble about to surface? A great romance cover.

    Stories and art by Lee Elias, Vic Herman, Tom Gill and Bob Powell. Tales of love and heartbreak in 1950s America from publisher 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. Amusing cover by an unknown artist. How I Lost My Sweetheart; My Careless Heart; Pick-Up; Should I Leave Home?; I Married a Doctor; In Love With My Teacher; My First Love Haunted Me; I Thought I Knew What I Wanted; Tips For Teen-Agers; What Would You Do? 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #8
    First Romance Magazine (1949) 8

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    Stories and art by Tom Hickey, Lee Elias and John Sink. Tales of love and heartbreak in 1950s America from publisher Harvey. Marcia and Eric are secretly married, but then Eric is suspected of robbing the store where he works. Local gal Lois makes a real connection with a soldier from the nearby Army base - too bad she lied about her age. In an offbeat, colorful tale, Carol is wooed by a mysterious masked gent during Mardi Gras. Bad Risk; Love Letters; Zero Hour for Love; Too Young to Know!; Mardi Gras Madness. 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #9
    First Romance Magazine (1949) 9

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    Cover art by Lee Elias. "Moonlight Madness," art by Lee Elias; Ruby cant decide whether to marry "romantic" Ted or "wonderful" Dirk; She goes on a picnic with them both; a storm capsizes their sailboat and Dirk has to choose between rescuing Ted or Ruby; He saves Ruby; Ted is apparently drowned, although his body isnt found; Ruby weds Dirk, whos then inducted into the Army. "Tomorrow is for Tears!", art by Bob Powell; Joan falls in love with dance teacher Pedro and travels with him to Central America as his partner; Once they arrive, he admits "marriage wouldnt fit my temperament!" and claims they only had a "business arrangement!" "Desperate Decision" text story. Love Makes the World Go 'Round non-fiction page; Quarreling couples in Assam, India must live together for a week. "Keep it Gay!" text story. "Love Can't Wait!" text story. "Midnight Kisses!", art by Jack Sparling; April "vowed to renounce love" when she became a doctor; Fellow doctor Les pursues her but she rejects his romantic "foolishness"; Jerry is brought in suffering from a serious tropical fever he contracted while in the Army. "Know Your Man!" text article. "My Fallen Star"; Jean and her friend Susan both have crushes on handsome actor Dexter when he makes a personal appearance in their town; They compete for his affections but Jean seems to have the inside track, and dumps her hometown boyfriend Tom. 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #10
    First Romance Magazine (1949) 10

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    Stories and art by Jack Sparling and Bob Powell. Tales of love and heartbreak in 1950s America from publisher Harvey. Charlotte loves trapeze artist Pete, but his partnership with Sally leads to a love triangle under the Big Top. Governess Ruth has a wild side that belies her mild exterior, and must find a way to leave the past behind. A musical love triangle unfolds between Roger, Marjory and Mark. Loved Him Too Much!; Past Dishonor; Homecoming; Love Makes the World Go 'round; Party Girl!; Love Was My Destroyer; Song in My Heart. 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #11
    First Romance Magazine (1949) 11

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    Cover art by Lee Elias. "Those Stolen Kisses," art by Jack Sparling; Waitress Lucy is engaged to diner owner Carl, then falls in love with truck driver Sam; She thinks Carl spends too much time worrying about his business and not enough romancing her, but cant bring herself to tell him about Sam; However, when Sam suggests Lucy steal money from the diner and run away with him, she refuses. "Warned Against Him," pencils by Al Avison; Dale spends her summer vacation with her Aunt Gwen, who warns her against a romance with sailor Ben: "Keep away from men of the sea — The sea is a cruel and heartless killer!" that took her lover away, years before; Dale and Ben fall in love anyway, but when a storm blows up and Dale realizes how hard it is to wait for Ben to return, she breaks up with him. "For Love or Money" text story. "Always a Bridesmaid" text story. "Don't Say Goodbye" text story. "Backstage Love"; Joyce auditions for a summer stock company led by former film star Martin; Shes hired and Martin romances her, demoting loyal actress Florence as an "old has-been!"; Joyce is given the lead in a play but learns Martin is just using her to lure a critic to attend the play, in an attempt to re-start his own career. "I Mortgaged My Heart!"; Pat goes to work for realtor Curtis and falls in love with him, despite his sometimes ruthless and shady business tactics; Pat shows client Alan a house that she knows is sub-standard and conceals its flaws. 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #12
    First Romance Magazine (1949) 12

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    Cover by Lee Elias. Stories and art by Warren Kremer and others. Tales of love and heartbreak in 1950s America from publisher Harvey. Kit is torn between Ed and Paul, but a house fire helps her decide which one truly loves her. Sally pretends to be a musical expert to win musician Paul, but soon becomes attracted to her own musical tutor, handsome Steve. Judy has mixed feelings when she learns her childhood sweetheart Roy has become engaged. Passion's Plaything; If You Love Me; Sister-Act; Haunted Heart!; Long-shot at Love!; Forbidden Melody; Ring Around My Heart; Love Makes the World Go 'Round. 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #13
    First Romance Magazine (1949) 13

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    Cover by Lee Elias. Stories and art by Lee Elias, Tom Hickey, Joe Certa, John Belfi and Jack Sparling. Tales of love and heartbreak in 1950s America from publisher Harvey. Redhead Beth gets a reputation that leads to trouble and drives away the man she really loves. Linda encourages Bruce to romance her just to make Susan jealous, but she really wants Bruce for herself. Rancher Dinah meets handsome neighbor Dave while trying to figure out who's poisoning their cattle. Too Wild To Love!; Double-Dealing Love; The Love That Wasn't Mine!; Love Can't Lie!; Dynamite to Love!; My Heart Betrayed; Deadline For Romance!; Love Makes the World Go 'Round. 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #14
    First Romance Magazine (1949) 14

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    Cover by Lee Elias. Stories and art by Bob Powell and others. Tales of love and heartbreak in 1950s America from publisher Harvey. Plain Linda gets a makeover and finds herself the object of much male attention. Young Ruth has a whirlwind romance with Gary, whom she knows for only a few hours before he flies away. Ellen doesn't think she's distracting her boyfriend too much, until she learns he cheated on a test he didn't have time to study for. Too Late for Love; Farewell My Heart!; Love Is Where You Find It!; Stolen Rapture; To Love a Cheat. 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #15
    First Romance Magazine (1949) 15

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    Cover by Lee Elias. Stories and art by Bob Powell and others. Tales of love and heartbreak in 1950s America from publisher Harvey. Mary nurses Ken back to health after a plane crash, but knows he'll be returning to his girlfriend Nora. Nurse Eve loves soldier Bill, but fellow nurse Doris lets her know she plans to steal him away. Photographer's assistant Liz loves shutterbug Tommy, but he only has eyes for redheaded model Joann. Seven Days to Love!; Heartbreak Flight; Vacation Romance; Shameless Hussy; If We Had Never Met; No Strings Attached!; Kiss in the Dark; Love Makes the World Go 'Round. 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #16
    First Romance Magazine (1949) 16

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    Stories and art by Jack Sparling and others. Tales of love and heartbreak in 1950s America from publisher Harvey. A woman falls for Jeb at first sight, but is shattered to see him in another woman's arms shortly thereafter. Scandal follows a woman as she tries to start her life over, but her new life and love are threatened by blackmail. Dale drives away mechanic Ron by pridefully trying to change his life and image. I Ran Away from Love; Betrayed!; One Night Stand!; Make-Believe Paradise; Nightmare Romance; My Love Destroyed Him!; Love Makes the World Go 'Round. 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #17
    First Romance Magazine (1949) 17

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    Stories and art by Jack Sparling and others. Tales of love and heartbreak in 1950s America from publisher Harvey. After marrying too young, a woman is tempted by a wealthy man while her husband is busy working. When Helen falls in love with her best friend Alice's sweetheart, there seems no way for the three of them to avoid a scandal. Susan defies her father's wishes and society's judgment to be in Matt's arms. Secret Interlude; Spotlight of Scandal; Too Lovely to Love!; Lipstick Lore/ Handsome Hands/ Your Crowning Glory; Forbidden to Love!; Dazed by Desire; Kiss of Thunder. 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #18
    First Romance Magazine (1949) 18

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    Stories and art by Jack Sparling and others. Tales of love and heartbreak in 1950s America from publisher Harvey. Bored western gal Lydia takes up with the first guy who comes along, and finds herself in a touchy situation. Student nurse Joyce faces a choice when she falls in love, as fraternization with handsome doctors is not allowed. Roxy wants to move up in the world, so she uses her beauty as a tool. Temptation Road; Devil of Desire; Caught in the Night!; Colors Are So Revealing; Call Me Wicked; I Know My Love!; Tomorrow's Passion. 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #19
    First Romance Magazine (1949) 19

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    Cover by Lee Elias. Stories and art by Jack Sparling, Al Avison, Joe Certa and John Belfi. Tales of love and heartbreak in 1950s America from publisher Harvey. Arlene opportunistically takes whatever she wants, including kissing her friend Fran's fiance Brad on their wedding day. Jan sets her sights on handsome boss Dick, but first she must reckon with his fiancee Elaine and his strange mood swings. Shattered Romance; My Strange Rival; Heart Divided; Flaming Passion; Half a Love; Secret Affair. 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #20
    First Romance Magazine (1949) 20

    Tales of love and heartbreak in 1950s America from publisher Harvey. A college student realizes that handsome football star Phil wants both more and less than she's willing to give. A pampered heiress finds love with a mysterious stranger on a Hawaiian vacation. Sue risks a scandal when she falls for another man while engaged to standoffish Bruce. Love's Plaything; Surrender, My Love!; Romance for Sale; Forbidden Rapture! 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #21
    First Romance Magazine (1949) 21

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    Cover by Lee Elias. Stories and art by Jack Sparling, John Sink, Tom Hickey and Bob Powell. Tales of love and heartbreak in 1950s America from publisher Harvey. A woman's visit to a lumber camp results in a lumberjack love-triangle. Aspiring actress Dolores realizes she's been led astray by handsome Jack. A model discovers that life and love aren't so easy when she's not in front of the camera. Burning Kisses!; Across a Crowded Room; Shadow of Shame; False Passion; How To Lose a Man!; Tragic Interlude; Vengeance on Love. 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #22
    First Romance Magazine (1949) 22

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    Cover by Lee Elias. Stories and art by Al Avison, Jack Sparling, Joe Certa, Lee Elias and Bob Powell. Tales of love and heartbreak in 1950s America from publisher Harvey. Doris goes to Hollywood and falls for movie star Monte, but he only has eyes for his co-star. Smooth-talking Sam goads Betty into embezzling five grand from her boss to finance his latest scheme. Peggy is broken-hearted over losing Ricky to a gorgeous redhead, but she doesn't seem to notice that Jerry loves her deeply. Heartbreak in Hollywood; Dream Lover; I Couldn't Trust My Heart; Too Blind To Love; Clothing Closeups!; The Old Love and the New; Could I Make Him Forget? 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #23
    First Romance Magazine (1949) 23

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    Cover by Lee Elias. Stories and art by Al Avison and Bob Powell. Tales of love and heartbreak in 1950s America from publisher Harvey. Emily is conflicted when old love Les returns after she's already settled down with Ken. Nurse Jill sacrifices her engagement to intern Vic for a life of parties with handsome Tony. Wealthy banker's daughter Harriet can't understand why handsome teller Ed isn't interested in her, but then she finds out about Betty. Passion from the Past; Are These Your Rules of Love?; Romantic Illusion; I Sacrificed Happiness; I Bought Love; Leftover Love; Double Desire. 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #24
    First Romance Magazine (1949) 24

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    "I Gambled on Love," art by Bill Draut; Nancy falls in love with Vic, the playboy son of the owner of the trucking company where she works; When Vics elderly father is challenged to a race by a rival company to decide who gets a new contract, Nancy asks Vic to drive but he refuses. "Last Goodbye" text story. The Perfect Wardrobe fashion page. "Temptation," pencils by Ross Andru; Marion enjoys "wild parties, gay times, fast music and fast nights..." then learns she has "only a few months to live" because of a heart problem; She goes to a small resort hotel run by John and his mother; Marion and John fall in love, but she cant tell him about her condition, so she returns to her wild life in the city. "Love After Dark," pencils by Joe Certa; Urged by her parents and fiancé Lamont, Ellen accepts an invitation to spend the summer on her rich uncle Edgars estate; They hope shell be made Edgars heir; Over her stern uncles warning, she falls in love with Hal, a college student working as the gardener. "A Woman Scorned" text story. "My Secret Shame," pencils by Bob Powell; Betty babysits for Irene, whose husband is on his way home from the Korean War; Wald shows up and falls in love with Betty at first sight, but she evades his advances despite her own desires; When Irene asks her to come back and work another night, Betty decides to confront her feelings and agrees. 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #25
    First Romance Magazine (1949) 25

    "Enslaved!"; Sally lives in the slums but dreams of a better life some day; However, she meets the brutish Pete and is "enslaved by lust and desire from which Id never be free." "One Last Fling" text story. "So You've Got a Job!" non-fiction page; How to behave at work: dont be the "office gossip," the "office mooch," a chronic complainer, or a clock-watcher. "No Holds Barred"; Chorus line dancer June meets soldier Bobby at a USO club and they fall in love; She doesnt tell him what she does for a living, and when he finds out he says "I never thought youd turn out to be as low as this!" "Take Me," art by Bob Powell; Nurse Mary loves doctor Tom but hes engaged to Alice; When Alice is killed in an auto accident, Mary consoles Tom and eventually they are married; On their honeymoon in Mexico, Mary thinks Tom is still thinking about Alice, but when a fever epidemic strikes the town they both pitch in. "For Better, for Worse" text story. "My Mother -- My Rival!"; 18-year-old Peggy is tired of being treated like a child by her mother Lucille, who is only 17 years older than she; Peggy begins an affair with Frank, her mothers boyfriend; Frank continues to see both of them; Lucille warns Peggy that Frank is "no good," and Peggy sees him hit her mother when Lucille asks him to leave her daughter alone. 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #26
    First Romance Magazine (1949) 26

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    Stories and art by John Prentice and Lee Elias. Tales of love and heartbreak in 1950s America from publisher Harvey. Fran struggles to understand John's violent mood swings. Nina falls for handsome Steve and swears to stand by him, even after he's arrested for a woman's murder. Paul and Eloise elope on impulse, then have second thoughts. Crisis!; Hard Guy; Party Patter; Trouble In July; Bitter Honeymoon; Crazy Romance; Heartbreak Flight. 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #27
    First Romance Magazine (1949) 27

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    Cover by Lee Elias. Stories and art by John Prentice, Tom Hickey and Bob Powell. Tales of love and heartbreak in 1950s America from publisher Harvey. Peggy is torn between jet pilot Jim and aircraft mechanic Mike, until an accident makes her choice clear. After Joe swindles and dumps her, Gloria plots an elaborate revenge. Alice marries early, but isn't ready to give up the party life, until an encounter with Lew goes too far. One Tear Too Many; A Woman's Wiles; Block That Kick!; Revenge In My Heart; A Game of Love; Jilted; No Dreams For Me. 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #28
    First Romance Magazine (1949) 28

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    Cover by Lee Elias. Stories and art by Lee Elias and Bob Powell. Tales of love and heartbreak in 1950s America from publisher Harvey. A redheaded woman gets a bad reputation after she falls for a married man. A woman who grew up in poverty will stop at nothing for the good things in life. A blonde blues singer reveals the lost love that torments her still. This Love of Ours; I Gambled on Love; Care for Your Clothes; Temptress; Luxury Mad; Moment of Madness; Secret Torment. 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #29
    First Romance Magazine (1949) 29

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    Cover by Lee Elias. Stories and art by Warren Kremer, Bill Draut, John Prentice and Bob Powell. Tales of love and heartbreak in 1950s America from publisher Harvey. Pragmatic Ann seeks money and security, but can't help falling for Paul, who offers neither. Widow Tracy realizes she loves handsome boss Morgan when she sees him with flighty gold-digger Kathy. Scheming redhead Lorraine feels resentful of her sister's New York lifestyle and decides to steal her boyfriend Pete. Plus a page on 1950s fashion fads that's a real time capsule of the era. No Promises for Me; Summer Storm; Fashion Fads!; Heart of Stone; The Love I Lost; Sins of the Fathers; ...If You Love Me.. 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #30
    First Romance Magazine (1949) 30

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    Stories and art by Jack Sparling and Al Avison. Tales of love and heartbreak in 1950s America from publisher Harvey. Diner waitress Lucy is torn between her boss Carl and trucker Sam, but then Sam asks her to do something she just can't do - steal from Carl. Dale falls for a sailor, but her jilted aunt warns her that sailors will only break your heart. Joyce finds love while acting in a summer-stock show, but soon learns that showbiz is a harsh mistress. Those Stolen Kisses; Warned Against Him; For Love or Money; Always a Bridesmaid; Don't Say Goodbye; Backstage Love; I Mortgaged My Heart.. 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #31
    First Romance Magazine (1949) 31

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    Stories and art by Warren Kremer, Tom Gill and Jack Hearne. Tales of love and heartbreak in 1950s America from publisher Harvey. Tall girl Ellen refuses to date guys who are shorter than she is. Fortune-teller Trina predicts trouble ahead for couple Todd and Faith, but Faith is too inclined to believe her. Fire lookout Wendy falls for forest ranger Buzz, even though she has a fiancee back home. Sorry for Myself; My Heart Has Wings; Romantic Antics; Warning from a Gypsy; Beauty in Distress; Strange Romantic Customs; My Most Romantic Moment; Fire in my Heart!; My Blonde Rival; My Bride Annoyed Me! 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #32
    First Romance Magazine (1949) 32

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    Stories and art by Lee Elias, Vic Herman, Tom Gill and Bob Powell. Tales of love and heartbreak in 1950s America from publisher 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; My Careless Heart; Pick-Up; I Married a Doctor; 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 #33
    First Romance Magazine (1949) 33

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    Stories and art by Warren Kremer and Jack Sparling. Tales of love and heartbreak in 1950s America from publisher Harvey. Kit is torn between Ed and Paul, but a house fire helps her decide which one truly loves her. Sally pretends to be a musical expert to win musician Paul, but soon becomes attracted to her own musical tutor, handsome Steve. Judy has mixed feelings when she learns her childhood sweetheart Roy has become engaged. First issue to feature the Comics Code seal on the cover. Indian Love; If You Love Me; Sister-Act; Haunted Heart!; Long-shot at Love!; Forbidden Melody; Ring Around My Heart; Love Makes the World Go 'Round. 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #34
    First Romance Magazine (1949) 34

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    Stories and art by Lee Elias, Tom Hickey, Joe Certa, John Belfi and Jack Sparling. Tales of love and heartbreak in 1950s America from publisher Harvey. Redhead Beth gets a reputation that leads to trouble and drives away the man she really loves. Linda encourages Bruce to romance her just to make Susan jealous, but she really wants Bruce for herself. Rancher Dinah meets handsome neighbor Dave while trying to figure out who's poisoning their cattle. Too Wild To Love!; Double-Dealing Love; The Love That Wasn't Mine!; Love Can't Lie!; Dynamite to Love!; My Heart Betrayed; Deadline For Romance! 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #35
    First Romance Magazine (1949) 35

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    Cover by Al Avison. Stories and art by Bob Powell and others. Tales of love and heartbreak in 1950s America from publisher Harvey. Plain Linda gets a makeover and finds herself the object of much male attention. Young Ruth has a whirlwind romance with Gary, whom she knows for only a few hours before he flies away. Ellen doesn't think she's distracting her boyfriend too much, until she learns he cheated on a test he didn't have time to study for. Too Late for Love; Farewell My Love; Freshman Fiasco; I Thought I Was Too Tall for Romance; Stolen Rapture; To Love a Cheat. 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #36
    First Romance Magazine (1949) 36

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    Stories and art by Bob Powell and others. Tales of love and heartbreak in 1950s America from publisher Harvey. Mary nurses Ken back to health after a plane crash, but knows he'll be returning to his girlfriend Nora. Nurse Eve loves soldier Bill, but fellow nurse Doris lets her know she plans to steal him away. Photographer's assistant Liz loves shutterbug Tommy, but he only has eyes for redheaded model Joann. Seven Days!; Heartbreak Flight; Nurses and Soldiers!; Kiss in the Dark; Love Makes the World Go 'Round. 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #37
    First Romance Magazine (1949) 37

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    Stories and art by Jack Sparling and others. Tales of love and heartbreak in 1950s America from publisher Harvey. A woman falls for Jeb at first sight, but is shattered to see him in another woman's arms shortly thereafter. Scandal follows a woman as she tries to start her life over, but her new life and love are threatened by blackmail. Dale drives away mechanic Ron by pridefully trying to change his life and image. I Ran Away from Love; Betrayed!; The Sailor!; Make-Believe Paradise; Nightmare Romance; My Love Destroyed Him!; Love Makes the World Go 'Round. 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #38
    First Romance Magazine (1949) 38

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    "Clinging Vine," pencils by Bob Powell; Midge cant stand to be separated from her new husband Gordon; He says "I want a wife — not a clinging vine! Youre smothering me—choking me!" and walks out; Midge is notified that Gordon was the victim of a hit-and-run accident. "The Romantic Season" text story, pencils by Bob Powell. "I Know, My Love," pencils by Bob Powell; "Common-sense" Lois wants a husband who is "rich and reliable!"; On a trip to Hawaii, she meets beachcomber Dan and they are attracted to each other, but she tells him "Ive always been taught to hate shiftlessness - irresponsibility!"; She urges him to get a job. "Forbidden Love"; Just before her boyfriend Bruce returns from service in Korea, Sue meets Alan and falls in love with him; Gossip about their relationship spreads through the town, because Bruce is a hero who received the Silver Star; Alan and Sue break up, and Sue is reunited with Bruce. A Letter from "My Love" text story. "Love's Decision," art by Jack Sparling; College students Carol and Roger fall in love, but star football player Phil steals her away; Carol discovers Phil is unfaithful to her; After Roger, who also plays football, plays a great game, Carol apologizes to him and he takes her back. 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #39
    First Romance Magazine (1949) 39

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    Stories and art by Al Avison, Jack Sparling, Joe Certa, Lee Elias and Bob Powell. Tales of love and heartbreak in 1950s America from publisher Harvey. Doris goes to Hollywood and falls for movie star Monte, but he only has eyes for his co-star. Smooth-talking Sam goads Betty into embezzling five grand from her boss to finance his latest scheme. Peggy is broken-hearted over losing Ricky to a gorgeous redhead, but she doesn't seem to notice that Jerry loves her deeply. Heartbreak in Hollywood; I Know My Love!; I Couldn't Trust My Heart; Too Blind To Love; Clothing Closeups!; The Old Love and the New; Could I Make Him Forget? 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #40
    First Romance Magazine (1949) 40

    Stories and art by Al Avison and Bob Powell. Tales of love and heartbreak in 1950s America from publisher Harvey. Emily is conflicted when old love Les returns after she's already settled down with Ken. Nurse Jill sacrifices her engagement to intern Vic for a life of parties with handsome Tony. Wealthy banker's daughter Harriet can't understand why handsome teller Ed isn't interested in her, but then she finds out about Betty. Kisses from the Past; Are These Your Rules of Love?; Romantic Illusion; I Sacrificed Happiness; I Bought Love; Too Tall for Romance; My Double. 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #41
    First Romance Magazine (1949) 41

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    Cover by Jack Kirby. Stories and art by Bill Draut, Ross Andru, Joe Certa and Bob Powell. Tales of love and heartbreak in 1950s America from publisher Harvey. Nancy wants boyfriend Vic to take part in a race that can save her trucking company, but Vic's response is disappointing. Party girl Marion learns she only has months to live, and wonders if she should spend them with steady John or in a life of wild dissipation. Betty is conflicted when her friend Irene's husband seems to fall in love with her, but it's all a case of mistaken identity. I Gambled on Love; Last Goodbye; The Perfect Wardrobe; Exit, Love ...; The Kiss; The Bashful Suitor; My Secret! 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #42
    First Romance Magazine (1949) 42

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    Cover pencils by Jack Kirby. "Take Me Away"; Sally lives in the slums but dreams of a better life some day; She falls in love with Pete and perhaps their future will improve. "One Last Fling" text story. "So You've Got A Job!"; How to behave at work: dont be the "office gossip," the "office mooch," a chronic complainer, or a clock-watcher. "End Of a Dream!"; Chorus line dancer June meets soldier Bobby at a USO club and they fall in love; She doesnt tell him what she does for a living, and when he finds out he is shocked; She says it's tough to make a living on your own. "Take Me," art by Bob Powell; Nurse Mary loves doctor Tom but hes engaged to Alice; When Alice is killed in an auto accident, Mary consoles Tom and eventually they are married; On their honeymoon in Mexico, Mary thinks Tom is still thinking about Alice, but when a fever epidemic strikes the town they both pitch in. "For Better, For Worse" text story. "My Sister--My Rival!"; 18-year-old Peggy is tired of being treated like a child by her sister Lucille, who is only 14 years older than she; Peggy begins an affair with Frank, her sisters boyfriend; Frank continues to see both of them. 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #43
    First Romance Magazine (1949) 43
    • 3/4" cumulative spine split. Cover detached at one staple. Staple rust. Rust migration.

    Stories and art by John Prentice and others. Tales of love and heartbreak in 1950s America from publisher Harvey. Fran struggles to understand John's violent mood swings. Nina falls for handsome Steve and swears to stand by him, even after he's arrested for a woman's murder. Paul and Eloise elope on impulse, then have second thoughts. Crisis; Hard Guy; Party Patter; Trouble in July; Bitter Honeymoon; I Found Love on a Bus; Heartbreak Flight. 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #44
    First Romance Magazine (1949) 44

    Stories and art by John Prentice, Tom Hickey and Bob Powell. Tales of love and heartbreak in 1950s America from publisher Harvey. Peggy is torn between jet pilot Jim and aircraft mechanic Mike, until an accident makes her choice clear. After Joe swindles and dumps her, Gloria plots an elaborate revenge. Alice marries early, but isn't ready to give up the party life, until an encounter with Lew goes too far. One Tear Too Many; I Forgot My Sweetheart; Block That Kick!; Revenge In My Heart; A Game of Love; Scrimmage for Love; No Dreams For Me. 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #45
    First Romance Magazine (1949) 45

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    Stories and art by Lee Elias and Bob Powell. Tales of love and heartbreak in 1950s America from publisher Harvey. A redheaded woman gets a bad reputation after she falls for a married man. A woman who grew up in poverty will stop at nothing for the good things in life. A blonde blues singer reveals the lost love that torments her still. This Love of Ours; Diner's Choice; Care for Your Clothes; Happy Ending; Luxury Mad; Senior Prom; Secret Heart. 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #46
    First Romance Magazine (1949) 46

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    "Racetrack Girl!", art by Jack Sparling; Horse trainer Slim Nelson is in love with Julie Foster and wants marriage, but she won't consider the proposal; Although he satisfies her sexual needs, she wants more from life than racetracks, stables, and horses; During a vacation trip with her father, Julie meets handsome, polished Ronald Sampson, Jr., and the two fall in love. "Easy to Forget!", art by Bob Powell; Bill leaves town for military service after promising Sally eternal love and fidelity, but, as time passes, he writes less often and Sally finally receives a "Dear Jane" letter; She is crushed. "Good Little Girl!", art by John Sink; Joan Starling would like to have a fast, gay life like her sister but she's stuck with Ted, a man who makes little money; The two sisters leave home after arguments with their mother and move into an apartment with roommates Trudy and Helen; Joan's life changes dramatically. "Love in Bondage," art by Tom Hickey; On the job, John meets and falls in love at first sight with Perdita, a part-Brazilian beauty who is very closely guarded in the Latin tradition by her mother; One day, he sees Perdita on the street and offers her a lift home. "Champion's Girl" text story. 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #47
    First Romance Magazine (1949) 47

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    Cover by Joe Simon. Stories and art by Bob Powell, Tom Gill, Al Avison and Lee Elias. Tales of love and heartbreak in 1950s America from publisher Harvey. Vera feels stuck between two worlds because she's only 15 but looks 21. After Trina wins a small fortune, fiance Fred borrows money against his better judgment, giving the impression he's only after her money. Ginny suspects the worst when fiance Kip is seen with beauty Drucie. Misfit; Bus Ride; Dinner for Two; To Marry for Money; Engagement Ring; Spotlight on Love. 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #48
    First Romance Magazine (1949) 48

    Stories and art by Bob Powell and others. Tales of love and heartbreak in 1950s America from publisher Harvey. Mary nurses Ken back to health after a plane crash, but knows he'll be returning to his girlfriend Nora. Nurse Eve loves soldier Bill, but fellow nurse Doris lets her know she plans to steal him away. Photographer's assistant Liz loves shutterbug Tommy, but he only has eyes for redheaded model Joann. Seven Days to Love!; Rescue My Love; Hasty Heart; Love or Nothing; Kisses in the Dark! 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #49
    First Romance Magazine (1949) 49

    Stories and art by Tom Gill, Tom Hickey, and Bob Powell. Tales of love and heartbreak in 1950s America from publisher Harvey. Handsome lawyer Kit defends old friend Julia for murder, but she's still in love with the late Rex. Harriet loves struggling composer Mickey, but isn't prepared for the hardships of poverty. Ginny suspects the worst when fiance Kip is seen with beauty Drucie. Guilty of Loving You; The Misery of Love; I Married a Jockey; Sneak Thief; First Kiss, First Date; Poor Man's Wife; Stolen Moments. 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #50
    First Romance Magazine (1949) 50
    • Oxidation.

    Stories and art by Vince Colletta and Jack Sparling. Tales of love and heartbreak in 1950s America from publisher Harvey. Ann and Sid fall for each other, but he's due to be assigned overseas with the military any day now. Mark and Jane's plans for the future are derailed when Mark's father is accused of embezzlement. A beauty contest winner struggles to find romance while living in the public eye. Also featuring a vintage ad for fan clubs for "rising recording stars" Tab Hunter and Pat Boone. Oceans Apart; With All My Love; Between Brothers; Cupid Scores High!; Love In a Goldfish Bowl. 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.