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Comment: Oct/1949

Issue: #1
Published: October 1949, Price: 0.10 USD, Pages: 52, Editing: Charles Biro; Bob Wood
Color: Color Dimensions: Standard Golden Age U.S. Paper Stock: Glossy Cover; Newsprint Interior Binding: Saddle-stitched Publishing Format: Was Ongoing Series
Notes: Indicia: LOVER'S [sic] LANE is published bi-monthly by LEV GLEASON PUBLICATIONS, INC., 114 E. 32nd St., New York 16, N.Y. Hannah Schreiberg, Business Manager, E.A. Piller, Advertising Director. Editorial, advertising and business offices at 114 E. 32nd St., New York 16, N.Y. Entry as second class matter pending at the post office at New York, N.Y. Additional entry pending at Meriden, Conn. Single copy 10¢; yearly subscription in U.S., 60¢. Copyright, 1949, by LEV GLEASON PUBLICATIONS, INC. Printed in the U.S.A. October, 1949. Vol. 1, No. 1. The Publisher is not responsible for unsolicited manuscripts. Manuscripts accompanied by self-addressed, stamped envelopes will be returned.
 Comic Contents:
Cover (1 page) Intimate Secrets of Young Romance
Genre: Romance
Characters: Bart Jean

Comic Story (8 pages) Was I Wrong Seeking Big City Glamor?
Featuring: A True Love Story
Synopsis: Bookstore clerk Linda is bored with life in Oakville. Turning down a marriage proposal from Tom, she moves to New York and meets radio writer Don. Linda shares an apartment with Don’s sister Sue, over Don's objections, because Sue runs with a fast crowd. Linda enjoys the excitement and dates playboy Craig, but when he takes her to a mountain cabin and makes a pass, she knocks him out with a bottle and leaves. Linda writes to Tom but her friend Kitty intercepts the letters because she wants him. Linda comes home and is reunited with Tom before he can marry Kitty.
Credits: Pencils: William Overgard (signed) | Inks: William Overgard (signed) | Letters: typeset; ?
Genre: Romance
Characters: Craig Cahill Linda Tom Ashville Kitty Don Carruthers Miss Ely Sue Carruthers Mr. Matthews

Text Article (1 page) Alan Ladd
Featuring: The Stars Tell
Credits: Pencils: Pat Rooney (signed); ? | Inks: Pat Rooney (signed); ?
Genre: Biography Non-fiction
Characters: Alan Ladd

Comic Story (9 pages) I Was an Actress for One Glorious Moment
Featuring: A True Love Story
Synopsis: I wanted to be an actress at any cost and the price was my happiness! Myra auditions for a summer theatre group and is chosen by director Paul. Myra falls in love with actor Dick, but when she is given a leading role and Dick warns her she isn’t ready, they quarrel. Paul romances Myra and says the theatre will close due to lack of funds, so she gets the money from her father. She later overhears Paul saying Myra has no talent and he’s just using her. Myra gives her role to her friend Janet and forces Paul to turn over his part to Dick. The play is a success and Dick and Myra reconcile.
Credits: Letters: typeset; ?
Genre: Romance
Characters: Janet Evans Myra Davis Paul LaSalle Dick Carter Sylvia Hill Mrs. Davis

Comic Story (3 pages)
Featuring: How Did He Propose?
Synopsis: Margaret’s brother Ed breaks his ankle while on vacation. Dr. Ward is attracted to her but mistakenly believes she is Ed’s wife. When Ed recovers, Dr. Ward learns the truth and proposes to Margaret.
Credits: Pencils: Ruth Atkinson [as R. Atkinson] (credited) | Inks: Ruth Atkinson [as R. Atkinson] (credited) | Letters: typeset; ?
Genre: Romance
Characters: Dr. Norman Ward Ed Drake Margaret Drake [also As Peggy]

Comic Story (12 pages) I Was in Love With Two Men at the Same Time!
Synopsis: Office worker Jean inherits a house and wins a puppy in a raffle in the same day, but her fiancé Bart is not appreciative. He doesn’t like dogs and wants to sell the house to finance his business. Jean visits the house and meets Robbie: they are attracted but she won’t allow herself to love him. She calls Bart and they sell the house, but when Bart disparages the home and kicks her dog, Jean breaks up with him. She then discovers Robbie is a well-known writer and he’s the one who bought the house. They will get married and live there together.
Credits: Pencils: Lee Ames [as Ames] (signed) | Inks: Lee Ames [as Ames] (signed) | Letters: typeset; ?
Genre: Romance
Characters: Bart Holmes Jean Wilson Robbie Roberts Jimmy Mr. Wooley

Activity (1 page) Who's Your Prince Charming?
Credits: Pencils: ? (photos) | Inks: ? (photos) | Letters: typeset
Genre: Romance
Characters: William Holden (photo) Montgomery Clift (photo) Robert Sterling (photo) Lex Barker (photo) Farley Granger (photo) John Agar (photo)

Comic Story (4 pages)
Featuring: The Love Clinic
Synopsis: "Here pictorially dramatized in each issue of Lovers' Lane is one of the many letters from my files. My answer and opinions concerning it are likewise dramatized..." Shortly before her wedding to Larry, Virginia overhears someone saying she’s adopted. She runs away and writes to Ada Nevill for advice. Ada advises Virginia to go home, but Virginia is too ashamed. Larry arrives to take her home. Virginia learns she’s actually not adopted; the woman she overheard was really referring to a neighbor’s child.
Credits: Script: Ada Nevill (credited) | Pencils: Paul Parker [as Parker] (signed) | Inks: Paul Parker [as Parker] (signed) | Letters: typeset; ?
Genre: Romance
Characters: Ada Nevill Larry Virginia Mrs. Hill Mrs. Wanders

Letters Page (2 pages)
Featuring: Ada Nevill Answers Your Love Problems
Credits: Script: Ada Nevill (credited) | Pencils: ? (illustrations) | Inks: ? (illustrations) | Letters: typeset
Genre: Romance Non-fiction
Characters: Ada Nevill

Letters Page (1 page)
Featuring: Ada Nevill Chooses a Prize Love Letter in Each Issue of "Lovers' Lane"
Credits: Script: Ada Nevill (credited)
Genre: Romance Non-fiction
Characters: Ada Nevill

Comic Story (1 page) The World's Greatest Lovers: Robert Browning & Elizabeth Barrett
Featuring: A True Love Story
Genre: Romance Non-fiction
Characters: Elizabeth Barrett Robert Browning

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