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First Romance Magazine (1949) comic books

  • Issue #1
    First Romance Magazine (1949) 1

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    "I Was a Ballerina Without Love," "My Heart Was Unfaithful," "My Frantic Heart," "Love Taught Me a Lesson," and "My Love Life." Back cover has an ad for free mail order Schwinn Bicycle promotional comic. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #2
    First Romance Magazine (1949) 2

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    Bob Powell art (7 pages) Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #3
    First Romance Magazine (1949) 3

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  • 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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    Bob Powell art (4 pages) Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #6
    First Romance Magazine (1949) 6

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  • Issue #7
    First Romance Magazine (1949) 7
    • Canoe you see big trouble about to surface? A great romance cover.
  • Issue #8
    First Romance Magazine (1949) 8

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  • 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
  • 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
  • Issue #13
    First Romance Magazine (1949) 13

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  • Issue #14
    First Romance Magazine (1949) 14
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    First Romance Magazine (1949) 15

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  • Issue #16
    First Romance Magazine (1949) 16
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    First Romance Magazine (1949) 17

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  • Issue #18
    First Romance Magazine (1949) 18

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  • Issue #19
    First Romance Magazine (1949) 19

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  • Issue #20
    First Romance Magazine (1949) 20

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  • Issue #21
    First Romance Magazine (1949) 21

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  • Issue #22
    First Romance Magazine (1949) 22

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  • Issue #23
    First Romance Magazine (1949) 23

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  • 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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  • Issue #27
    First Romance Magazine (1949) 27

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  • Issue #28
    First Romance Magazine (1949) 28

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  • Issue #29
    First Romance Magazine (1949) 29

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    "No Promises For Me," "Heart of Stone," "The Love I Lost," and "If You Love Me." Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #30
    First Romance Magazine (1949) 30

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  • Issue #31
    First Romance Magazine (1949) 31

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  • Issue #32
    First Romance Magazine (1949) 32

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  • Issue #33
    First Romance Magazine (1949) 33

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  • Issue #34
    First Romance Magazine (1949) 34

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  • Issue #35
    First Romance Magazine (1949) 35
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    First Romance Magazine (1949) 36
  • Issue #37
    First Romance Magazine (1949) 37

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  • 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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  • Issue #40
    First Romance Magazine (1949) 40

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  • Issue #41
    First Romance Magazine (1949) 41

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  • 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

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    First Romance Magazine (1949) 44
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    First Romance Magazine (1949) 45

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  • 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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    First Romance Magazine (1949) 48
  • Issue #49
    First Romance Magazine (1949) 49
  • Issue #50
    First Romance Magazine (1949) 50
    • Oxidation.