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Romantic Confessions Vol. 1 (1949) comic books

  • Issue #1
    Romantic Confessions Vol. 1 (1949) 1

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    Cover art by John Prentice. "Love Me...", art by Dick Rockwell; Lingerie shop owner Lynden falls in love with Tyler but later thinks her roommate Ginny has stolen him away; Tyler shows up and says Ginny was lying: he only cares for Lynden. "Jealousy Was My Undoing," art by Al McWilliams; Newlyweds Dorothy and Pierre host Pierres old friends Bill and his wife Kitty; Dorothy learns Kitty used to be Pierres dance contest partner and is jealous; Bill and Kitty are later killed in a plane crash. "You'll Come Back," art by John Prentice; Dance team Eddie and Nora audition for a Broadway show but star Delilah insists that only Eddie be hired; When Eddie refuses, Delilah takes them both, but splits up the act. "I Had To Choose"; Business executive Pam is too busy for her friend David, so she asks her assistant Madge to keep him company; Madge sets up Pam with a blind date: David. "I Found My Heart In The Past" text story. "Take Me As I Am"; Office worker Helen meets wealthy Royce at a skating rink; She conceals her working class background from him, pretending to live at the mansion where her mother is employed as a cook. "Unwelcome"; Toms widowed father John returns from Europe with a new wife, Wilma, and her teen-aged daughter, Martha; Tom makes friends with Martha, who grew up in a concentration camp, but he spreads nasty rumors about Wilma. 52 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #2
    Romantic Confessions Vol. 1 (1949) 2

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    Cover art by John Prentice. "Love Never Listens," art by John Prentice; Stenographers Lee and Marcia spend their vacation at the ritzy Cedar Lodge. Lee falls in love with Tony, even though Marcia discovers hes a gambler who "has a girl in every summer resort"; Lee and Marcia argue; Back in the city, Tony proposes to Lee then asks her for a loan for a "business" proposition. "I Didn't Fool You"; After school, Anita works as the social secretary for the wealthy Mrs. Darrow, and pretends to be her employer's niece to impress fellow student Don, whose father is also rich. "Was I Unworthy Of Love?"; Diner waitress Bella dates widower Carl, a scientist; She also makes friends with his son Jackie. "Romance Of New Salem"; Young Abraham Lincoln loves Ann Rutledge but she dies of malaria; He promises to live up to the faith she had in his future as a man of the people. "Old-Fashioned" text story. "I Got What I Wanted," art by Al McWilliams; Frances spends her youth studying piano and at age 21 is awarded a scholarship to the Memorial Conservatorium; Her teacher says she will never be great until she knows love, so Frances picks up fellow student Alec and pretends to fall in love with him. "My Wonderful Mistake"; College secretary Marianne falls for student athlete Steve, ignoring studious Tom; Steve asks her to steal the answers to an exam from the deans office and she does. 52 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #3
    Romantic Confessions Vol. 1 (1949) 3

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    Cover art by John Prentice. "I Was the Wholesome Type," art by Mike Suchorsky; Penny is overshadowed in high school by her more glamorous sister Gail; Bob prefers Gail but she doesnt believe him. "I Must Forget Eileen," art by Al Ulmer; Pilots Steve and Bart compete for the affections of air hostess Eileen; She chooses Bart but Steve—suffering from an old war wound—goes insane and says hell kill them both. "Do You Think You Own Me?"; Vin breaks up with Kitty because she is too controlling; He goes to see Sally, an old girlfriend now working as a doctors receptionist. "I Judged a Book by Its Cover"; Elaine is bored with her small-town life and small-town boyfriend Larry; She falls in love with newcomer Brad, but she discovers Brad is a reporter who tracked down her father and now uses Elaines information to write a story about a 15-year-old scandal. "The Place to Hide" text story. "I Tried to Build a Fence Around My Love"; Secretary Lynn loves her boss, lawyer Martin, but he becomes angry when she tries to make him take high-paying clients rather than helping the indigent; When the son of Martins old friends is hit by a car driven by gangster Big Tim, Lynn sees that poor people need legal representation as well as the rich. "I Lied to Myself About Men"; Art student Joan flirts with many young men to compensate for the affection her father didnt give her as a child, but she refuses to get serious for fear of being hurt; She falls in love with composer Frank but he plays hard to get and she sees him with other women. 52 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #4
    Romantic Confessions Vol. 1 (1949) 4

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    Cover art by John Prentice. "The Love That I Needed"; After her parents are killed, 10-year-old Vicki is raised by her older married sister Rita; Rita convinces Vicki that all men, including her husband Al, are bad; As a young woman, Vicki goes to work for the government; Bill is her boss and he falls in love with Vicki. "I'll Know When I Find My Love," art by Paul Parker; Col. Adams tries to convince his daughter Georgia to marry one of the young Army officers under his command; Georgia runs off to the city and is befriended by sleazy Tony; She is nearly arrested in a raid on a gambling joint. "I Dare You to Love Me"; Georgie and her father operate a coastal mail boat in Florida; After her boyfriend Frank marries someone else, Georgie swears off men; They rescue Sam, whose boat sank, and he asks Georgie for a date. "He-Man Stuff" text story. "An Emperor's Love"; In 1866, as his short-lived Mexican empire crumbles, Maximilian sends his wife Carlotta back to Europe so she will be safe. "$100 Worth of Heartbreak," art by John Prentice; Steel factory worker Hank fights boxer Tiger Ames to earn $100 so he can marry Leila; However, she rejects the money and breaks up with him, because she hates fighting; Hank becomes a professional boxer and is managed by sexy heiress Irene. "Forgive Me, Kathleen"; As a child, Louise is jealous of her sister Kathleen; When they grow up, Louise continues her campaign of dislike and hostility. 52 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #5
    Romantic Confessions Vol. 1 (1949) 5

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    Cover art by John Prentice. "Then You Were with Me," art by Al Ulmer; Sue and Larry are in love, but Sue's mother Anne asks her not to get married yet, because it will make her (Sue's mother) feel old; However, the young couple can finally wait no longer and elope. "When I Went to New York"; Molly visits her Aunt Bridget, who works as a housemaid in a fancy New York City hotel; Molly meets movie star Milo, who is a big ham, but she is impressed by his younger brother David. "They'll Never Destroy Our Love"; Laura becomes a nurse and returns to her small Kentucky town as the assistant to Dr. Lee; They are in love but Laura comes from a poor family and Lee's family is wealthy and snobbish, especially his sister Polly. "At Summer's End" text story. "I Met a Man About Town"; Martha and newspaper columnist Gene fall in love, but she is jealous of his many acquaintances; He says "your reactions are not those of a mature woman." "They All Felt Sorry for Me"; Steve and Ellen are engaged, but his small gas station doesn't earn enough to support them; He has a criminal record and can't find another job; Ellen wants Steve to ask her ex-boyfriend Tom for a job but Steve refuses and they break up. 52 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #6
    Romantic Confessions Vol. 1 (1949) 6

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    Cover art by John Prentice. "The Boy I Left Behind," art by John Prentice; Ellen refuses to marry Eddie because she wants to have a better life than he can offer her; She quits business school and goes to work in a department store where shes quickly promoted; Eddie proposes again and breaks up with her when Ellen refuses again. "You Are Not The One"; Pearl accepts a job from her Aunt Jane teaching kindergarten, although it will mean separating from her childhood sweetheart Warren; However, Warren says he doesnt love Pearl. "He Was The Boy Next Door" text story. "Three Girls From Ohio"; Jane, Cay and Lizabeth move to New York from Ohio; Jane dates handsome bellhop Bill and gets a secretarial job in the hotel, while Cay and Lizabeth try to find more glamourous jobs. "Everything But Love"; Kit and Joe are longtime friends but she doesnt view him romantically; When she falls in love with Corry, Joe professes his love for her and says his life will be ruined without her; Kit asks Corry to wait until the situation is straightened out, and she tries to promote a romance between Joe and Joan. "Too Glamorous For Love," art by Al Ulmer; Department store buyer Ronny breaks up with salesman Charley when he offers her a bribe to buy his goods; She returns to her hometown for a visit and meets her old boyfriend Tom. 52 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #7
    Romantic Confessions Vol. 1 (1949) 7

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    Cover art by John Prentice. "Because My Own Heart Sang," art by Dick Briefer; Alice is engaged to Steve and works in his stationery store; She constantly tries to find romantic mates for her acquaintances, which irritates Steve; She promises to stop matchmaking but is unable to do so. "Because We Were Different"; Janets father has a minor job in a department store and puts on a snobbish front for everyone else; Janet falls for crane operator Ralph but her father thinks hes not good enough for her. "I Was the Girl on His Arm"; After graduating, college football star Ricky postpones his marriage to Gail until he finds a job he likes; Ricky soon discovers his sports stardom doesnt qualify him for anything in the real world unless hes willing to start at the bottom (and hes not), and Gail breaks up with him. "My Band of Love" text story. "Day of My Awakening"; Kathy and Walt are engaged but he quits his job at a brokerage firm because he wants to be an artist; Kathy goes along with his plan even though it means their marriage has to be postponed. "Keep Away From That Man"; 17-year-old orphan Polly goes to live with her two wealthy spinster aunts, who turn out to be prudish and domineering; They compel Polly to assist Gertrude the maid and forbid her to be friends with chauffeur Danny, but the two young people fall in love anyway. 52 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #8
    Romantic Confessions Vol. 1 (1949) 8

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    Cover art by John Prentice. "I'd Do It All Over Again": Christina is dumped by her wealthy fiancé Roy and becomes engaged to her long-time friend Matt; Roy returns and Christina resumes her romance with him but procrastinates telling Matt; Roy arranges to have Matt discover them together and Matt leaves town. "With You on My Arm," art by Al Ulmer; Hildy is so beautiful that she attracts attention wherever she goes, and many men date her for this reason; Tom is attracted to her personality as well, but since shes always gotten by on her looks, Hildy is incapable of doing things like cooking or driving. "My Ready-Made Romance"; Lynn and her mother Francie are more like sisters than mother-and-daughter; The youthful-looking Francie inserts herself into Lynns social life; When Lynn falls in love with Hank, he suggests she ask her mother to butt out. "Me - Linda - and the Yesterdays"; Davids family is poor but proud of its "heritage of blood and breeding"; He graduates with an engineering degree but thinks hes too good to work "for a paltry few dollars a week"; David falls in love with working-class Linda, and Davids mother and father disapprove. "Candle in My Window," art by John Prentice; Art student Beth is saved from an accident by sailor Dirk; They fall in love but shes afraid because her father was a sailor and was lost at sea; Beth convinces Dirk to take a job on shore and they become engaged, but Dirk is unhappy. 52 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #9
    Romantic Confessions Vol. 1 (1949) 9

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    "I Was the Swoon King's REAL Girl Friend," "I'll Follow My Heart," "Why Did I HAVE To Win," "And Then I Was on Fifth Avenue," and "Someday YOU'LL Know What Heartbreak MEANS." Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #10
    Romantic Confessions Vol. 1 (1949) 10

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    Cover art by John Prentice. "Love Is for a Cottage"; Unable to find an apartment to rent, newlyweds Charles and Harriet move in with her parents, but Charles is soon fed up with the situation; He and Harriet buy a ramshackle lakefront cottage and renovate it. "All Fingers Were Pointed at Me," art by John Prentice; Jo Ann is humiliated when her father is involved in a business scandal; She gets a job with lawyer Claymore over her fathers objections; Although she is attracted to her fathers co-worker Bob, an ex-Marine, she doesnt think he has a future and makes a play for Claymores wastrel son Randy instead. "When I Marry"; Bank employee Rosalie invites her supervisor Harold for Sunday dinner, and asks her parents and brother Tommy to be on their best behavior because shes ashamed of their "crude" manners; She also breaks a date with shipyard worker Joe. "The Kiss-and-Run Kind" text story. "I Was a Week-End Girl ," art by Carmine Infantino (?); Department store personnel manager Daily listens to the sad story of employee Marcia; Marcia dated law student Al but her fellow worker Sandra convinced her to attend the Shawnee Country Club dance to meet rich young men. "What One Man Meant to Me," art by Dick Briefer; Newspaper photographer Rod and reporter Betty are partners and friends, but she starts dating slick "promoter" Joe; Rod takes photos of a gambling raid and sees Joe was there: to protect Betty, he claims none of the pictures came out, and is fired as a result. 52 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #11
    Romantic Confessions Vol. 1 (1949) 11

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    Cover art by John Prentice. "When I Stepped Into the Country Club"; Madeleine meets Jim at the country club; he is a former college athlete who makes his living playing tennis with rich members; They fall in love but she refuses to marry him because he is conceited and has no ambition. "Then I Saw the Other Girl," art by Dick Briefer; Viv considers Charlie her boyfriend but he insists they are just friends; When Charlie starts dating Ellen, Viv is jealous and tells their circle of friends that she dumped Charlie because he lied to her; Viv also tells Ellen that Charlie borrowed money from her and gambled it away, and that they were engaged. "Once Again I Live" text story. "Mountain Song"; On a mountain vacation, secretary Helen encounters former violin prodigy Julian; After suffering a war injury, Julian fears he can never play in public again; He and Helen fall in love and he promises to try to revive his concert career. "After Office Hours"; Stenographer Gloria tells her story to her boss, publisher DeWitt; She and editor Jack fell in love; Gloria betrayed fellow worker Nancy in order to get a promotion from DeWitt. "'Til Something Better Comes Along"; Struggling artist Steve reluctantly allows his girlfriend Carol to become his agent; However, he learns she has been passing off his work as her own to impress interior decorator Murdock; She tells Steve that she intends to make the wealthy Murdock fall in love with her. 52 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #12
    Romantic Confessions Vol. 1 (1949) 12

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    Cover art by John Prentice. "Mine Was Another Kind of Love," art by John Prentice; Paul refuses to attend college because he wants to marry Eileen: he tells his irate father he will work during the day and go to night school instead; His father, who dreamed of college football glory for Paul at his alma mater, breaks off contact with his son. Paul and Eileen ask Mr. Collins, head of the college alumni association, for advice. "This Could Never Happen to Me"; Sally and Tom fall in love and become engaged; After 5 years, Sally's friend Rita warns her Tom is never going to set the date for their wedding and is just using Sally; Sally doesn't believe her, but one day Tom says he's leaving for California, alone, and their relationship is over. "His Arms Were Waiting For Me"; Esther attends a lecture by Lydia Jenkins in which the latter says wives should run the household completely, demand equal treatment from their husbands, and this will lead to a happy home; Esther dates Lydia's son Brad and they fall in love, but Brad doesn't like Esther's application of his mother's scheme. "The Studious Type" text story. "Wilfred Was My Darling"; Wrestler Mabel and wimpy newspaper reporter Wilfred fall in love, but she breaks up with him because hes unable to defend her against lecherous men they meet; Her father was a boxer and she wants a similar he-man for a beau. "Marsha the Moose" one-page story, art by Dave Berg. "Not Every Man is a Fool"; Helen is upset when her boyfriend Ralph breaks a date to visit an old Army buddy in the hospital; As a child, the death of her parents meant Helen was sent to live with her older sister Dorothy, who criticizes her husband Bill for loaning a sick friend money. 52 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.10.