True to Life Romances (1949) comic books 1950
NOTE: #9 on cover, but this is actually #2 for the True to Life Romances series. -L. B. Cole cover. "No. 9" on cover. All stories reprinted in Confessions of Love (1953 Star Pulbications) #11. In order of appearance: "Stardust Can Blind You" script by Kenneth William Fitch, art by Manny Stallman; "Farewell to Love" art by Alvin C. Hollingsworth; "Deadline for My Heart" art by Norman Nodel; and "Love's Crash Landing". "Heartbreak in the Village" text story. Indicia states "True-To-Life Romances". 36 pages. Full color. Cover Price $0.10. Cover price $0.10.
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Cover by L. B. Cole. Stories and art by Martin Rosenthal, Milt Hammer, Norman Nodel and Manny Stallman. Romance comics with "real world" problems from L.B. Cole's Star Publications. Two people meet when she tows his car after it gets stuck in the mud, but she's not impressed even after learning he's a handsome banker. Exes are forced to work out their issues when they meet again as a pro boxer and sports reporter, featuring a classic panel of the teary-eyed gal in a filmy negligee, the back of one hand resting tragically against her face. Recuperating veteran Ben learns Margie has dumped him from the redhead who secretly loves him. The Bittersweet Trail; The Man Who Did Not Love Her; The Lady and the Hombre; Because I Once Loved. 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.
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Cover by L. B. Cole. Romance comics with "real world" problems from L.B. Cole's Star Publications. Hollywood comedian Jackie finds love with struggling starlet Brenda, but she has trouble getting close because he's always cracking jokes. Redheaded heiress Caroline loves middle-class John, but her wealthy family interferes, until her dying grandfather has the last laugh. Small-town sweetheart Ed wants to marry Sue, but she wants to see the world first. Love's Last Laugh; Legacy of Love; My Secret Love. 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.