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Upgrade with upside down page fixed and some cropping and straightening. c2c
Issue: #3
Published: July-August 1949, Price: 0.10 USD, Pages: 52, Editing: Richard Hughes [as Richard E. Hughes]
Color: Color Dimensions: Standard Golden Age US Paper Stock: Glossy Cover; Newsprint Interior Binding: Saddle-stitched Publishing Format: Was Ongoing Series
Notes: Indexed with information from Ger Apeldoorn via the GCD Error Tracker and a scan from http://digitalcomicmuseum.com/.
 Comic Contents:
Cover (1 page)
Genre: Romance

Comic Story (10 pages) I Was My Mother's Rival!
Synopsis: After her father’s death, Kay’s mother Fran sends her to school in Switzerland. When she returns, Fran tries to keep Kay hidden so that her suitor Hervey won’t know she has an 18-year-old daughter. In revenge, Kay sets out to conquer the middle-aged Hervey. When she visits Hervey’s island home, she meets his grown son Bob. Fran also arrives and is upset, but Hervey says he realizes Kay is too young for him and he really prefers Fran. Kay flees in a boat but has to be rescued by Bob, who says he loves her.
Genre: Romance
Characters: Kay Saunders Fran Saunders Mrs. O'Flaherty Hervey Randall Bob Randall

Comic Story (9 pages) The Shattered Heart
Synopsis: “Plain” Thelma feels she is unattractive to men. She works as a librarian and becomes friends with Mike, but falls in love with handsome author Tony. Tony romances her only to pick her brain for new story ideas. When he becomes famous, Tony drops Thelma. She attempts suicide by jumping off a bridge, but is rescued. She undergoes a makeover, becomes beautiful and vows revenge on Tony. Tony falls in love with the "new" Thelma but she reveals her identity, mocks him and has to be rescued by Mike. Thelma tries to commit suicide again, but is rescued once more and reconciles with Mike.
Genre: Romance
Characters: Thelma Dale Mike Peterson Tony Mansfield

Text Story (1 page) Jealous of a Shadow
Credits: Letters: typeset
Genre: Romance

Comic Story (10 pages) Romance on Valentine Ranch
Synopsis: Mary rejects the marriage proposal of Tom, a fellow guest at a dude ranch, because he’s rich and she’s just a poor stenographer. Ranch owner Mrs. Kane tells the story of her youthful romance with ranch foreman Fred. Fred grew jealous of visitor Winslow, but when Fred was menaced by rustlers, Princess saved his life. They married and named their home “Valentine Ranch.” Mary and Tom get back together.
Credits: Pencils: Al Hartley (signed) | Inks: Al Hartley (signed)
Genre: Romance Western-frontier
Characters: Mary Tom Mrs. Kane [aka Princess Clark] Mr. Clark Fred Winslow

Comic Story (6 pages) Money Can't Make Marriage
Synopsis: Wealthy Dona is courted by Jeff but just before their wedding learns he is a fortune hunter. Dona breaks their engagement, changes her name, and moves to the city, getting a job in a law firm. She and young lawyer Tom fall in love, but when he learns she’s a “missing heiress” he feels the socio-economic gulf is too great and breaks up with her. Dona’s father has Tom hired by one of his law firms at a higher salary. When Tom learns this, he says “I’m not taking your charity” but Dona’s father says “you’re worth more than I’m paying you.” Tom and Dona reconcile and will wed.
Genre: Romance
Characters: Dona Lynch [aka Doris Lynch] Jeff Collins Mr. Lynn Mrs. Lynn Tom Benton

Comic Story (1 page) Breaking the Ice
Credits: Letters: typeset
Genre: Romance

Letters Page (1 page)
Featuring: Readers' Romances
Credits: Pencils: ? (illustration) | Inks: ? (illustration) | Letters: typeset

Comic Story (9 pages) Afraid of Love
Synopsis: Joan rejects Dick because “love isn’t enough…I want…a nice safe bank account!” Nancy tells them her story: her father committed suicide after losing all his money on a horse race. Nancy won't marry horse trainer Dan because she feels he can’t give her the financial security she wants. She becomes engaged to wealthy Dwight. However, when she learns Dwight has bribed a jockey to throw a race to ruin Dan financially, Nancy has her brother Tippy ride the horse to win. She and Dan marry. Joan decides she’ll “obey my heart…instead of my head” and will wed Dick.
Genre: Romance
Characters: Joan Dick Nancy Carter Dad Tippy Dan Carter Dwight Newton

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