Diary Loves #20

United States

Quality Comics

United States

Published
March 1952
Page count
36
Cover price
0.10 USD
Colour
Colour
Size
Golden Age size
Interior paper
Newsprint
Cover stock
Glossy colour
Binding
Saddle-stitched
Format
Comic series
GCD
www.comics.org/issue/245212

Credits

Editing
Al Grenet, editor [as Alfred Grenet]
 
Richard Arnold, Associate Editor
Management
Busy Arnold, General Manager [as Everett M. Arnold]

Issue contents Hide all

Show/hide Cover Kiss of Ecstasy Cover, 1 page

Featuring

Genre
Romance

Credits

Art
, photographer
Text
, letterer
Show/hide 1. The New Broadway Fashions (Broadway Fashions) Advertisement, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Broadway Fashions

Credits

Writing
, scripter
Art
, photographer
Text
, letterer

Notes

On inside front cover in black and white.

Show/hide 2. Winter Carnival Queen Comic story, 9 pages

Featuring

Genre
Romance
Characters
Noreen Daly; Marcia Landers; Larry Travis

Credits

Writing
, scripter
Art
Charles Sultan, penciller
 
W. G. Hargis , inker
Colours
, colourist
Text
, letterer

Reprint history

Printed in
Wedding Bells (Quality Comics, 1954 series) #15 (March 1956)

Synopsis

Noreen and her friend Marcia compete to be Queen of the Winter Carnival and Noreen is chosen. Noreen is engaged to Larry, but when he asks her to accelerate their wedding date and move with him to San Diego, she is conflicted because that would mean she’d leave town before being crowned. Neither will give in and Larry breaks their engagement. At the last minute, Noreen realizes her love for Larry is more important than being Queen, and she asks that Marcia be given the crown.

Notes

Art identification by Jim Vadeboncoeur, Jr. (April 2011). Art credit revised from Sam Citron to Charles Sultan based on art identification for the reprint in Wedding Bells #15 and Greg Fischer discussion with Jim Vadeboncoeur, Jr. in July 2014.

Show/hide 3. Bad Company Comic story, 6 pages

Featuring

Genre
Crime; romance
Characters
Joyce Stevens; Matt Foley; Barney; Roddy Parks (villain)

Credits

Writing
, scripter
Art
, line art
 
Gene Colan , penciller
Colours
, colourist
Text
, letterer

Synopsis

Nightclub cigarette girl Joyce is rescued from a masher by Roddy. They fall in love but Joyce discovers Roddy is a criminal. He’s caught by the police in her apartment, and she leaves town due to the scandal. She gets a job in an Arizona resort run by Matt. They fall in love and become engaged, but Roddy shows up and demands money. Matt and Joyce subdue Roddy. Matt says he knew who Joyce was from the first, but still loves her.

Notes

Art identification by Jim Vadeboncoeur, Jr. He think it looks like swipes due to the perspective/proportion (April 2011).

Show/hide 4. Terror in My Heart Comic story, 8 pages

Featuring

Genre
Romance
Characters
Anna; Art Carling; Marge; Anna's mother; Anna's father

Credits

Writing
, scripter
Art
John Forte, penciller
 
Bill Ward, inker
Colours
, colourist
Text
, letterer

Reprint history

Also printed
United States
Wedding Bells (Quality, 1954 series) #14 (February 1956)
My Foolish Shame  (retitled)

Synopsis

Department store sales clerk Anna lives in a tenement apartment with her immigrant parents. She meets Art, son of the store owner, at an employees’ party and they fall in love, but she hides her humble origins from him. When Art stands her up for a date, she goes home and finds him happily conversing with her parents. He reproaches her for her snobbery, and says his father started out poor as well. Anna realizes her parents are decent people who sacrificed to help her. She and Art get engaged.

Notes

Art identification by Jim Vadeboncoeur, Jr. (April 2011).

Show/hide 5. My Mother's Diary Text story, 0.8 pages

Featuring

Genre
Romance
Characters
Doris; Jimmy; Doris' mother

Credits

Writing
, author
Text
, typeset
Show/hide 6. Statement of the Ownership, Management, and Circulation Statement of ownership, 0.2 pages

Featuring

Genre
Non-fiction

Credits

Text
, typeset
Management
Busy Arnold, Publisher [as Everett M. Arnold]
Show/hide 7. Kiss of Ecstasy Comic story, 7 pages

Featuring

Genre
Romance
Characters
Eve Gordon; Vic Harmon; Allen Mayes; Mr. Delmar; Mr. Mayes; Mrs. Mayes

Credits

Writing
, scripter
Art
Charlie Tomsey, penciller [as Charles Tomsey]
 
, inker
Colours
, colourist
Text
, letterer

Reprint history

Also printed
United States
Wedding Bells (Quality, 1954 series) #13 (January 1956)
My First Kiss  (retitled)
 
Australia
Darling Love Comics (Action Comics, 1958? series) #24 ([February 1957?])
My First Kiss

Synopsis

High school secretary Eve is ill-at-ease with men and turns down chemistry teacher Vic’s request for a date. Instead, she falls in love with student Allen, which causes talk at the school. Eve eventually realizes Allen isn’t mature and misses friends of his own age. They break up, and Eve finds a more age-appropriate boyfriend in Vic.

Notes

Art identification by Jim Vadeboncoeur, Jr. (April 2011).

Show/hide 8. You'll Play Piano With Both Hands the First Day (Glen Page Piano Studios) Advertisement, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Glen Page Piano Studios

Credits

Writing
, scripter
Art
, line art
Colours
, colourist
Text
, letterer
Show/hide 9. 5 Gifts in 1 Glamour Set (Fenway Fashions, Inc.) Advertisement, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Fenway Fashions, Inc.

Credits

Writing
, scripter
Art
, line art
Colours
, colourist
Text
, letterer

Notes

On inside back cover in black and white.

Show/hide 10. Gorgeous Dresses for You (Harford Frocks, Inc.) Advertisement, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Harford Frocks, Inc.

Credits

Writing
, scripter
Art
, line art
Colours
, colourist
Text
, letterer

Notes

Back cover.


Notes

Copyright 1951 by Comic Magazines.

Status

AusReprints ID

  • 69988

Entry created

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