Pictorial Romances #38-38

Published
1968
Page count
84?
Cover price
0.25 AUD
Colour
Black & white
Interior paper
Newsprint
Cover stock
Glossy colour
Binding
Saddle-stitched
Format
Comic
Branding
None

Credits

Editing
, editor

Issue contents Hide all

Show/hide Cover Untitled Cover, 1 page

"Why can't I be attractive & popular with men like Peg is?"

Featuring

Genre
Romance

Credits

Art
, line art
Colours
, colourist
Text
, letterer

Notes

This cover has been redrawn from the splash panel of 'My Reputation'.

Show/hide 1. Plan Your Future Now! (Your Role In The Cold War) Comic story, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Your Role In The Cold War
Genre
Advocacy
Code
A-1572

Credits

Writing
, scripter
Art
Rocco Mastroserio, line art
Text
, letterer
 
, letterer
Editing
, original Editor
 
, original Editor

Reprint history

First print
United States
My Secret Life (Charlton, 1957 series) #47 (September 1962)
Plan Your Future Now!

Notes

This feature appeared across the Charlton line from September 1962 to around February 1963.

Show/hide 2. My Reputation Comic story, 8 pages

Featuring

Genre
Romance
Code
6999
Characters
Joan Harden; Peg; Paul Dunn

Credits

Writing
, scripter
 
, scripter
Art
Joe Sinnott, penciller
 
Vince Colletta, inker
 
Joe Sinnott, penciller
 
Vince Colletta, inker
Text
, letterer
 
, letterer
Management
Pat Masulli, original Executive Editor
 
Pat Masulli, original Executive Editor

Reprint history

First print
United States
High School Confidential Diary (Charlton, 1960? series) #4 (December 1960)
My Reputation

Synopsis

Joan Harden wants to be popular, but doesn't feel as pretty as the other girls. One night a TV show suggests that a plain girl can be noticed by the boys if they do the best with what they have physically and develop a vivacious, feminine character. Joan does this and boys start to notice. But she gets a reputation as a fun-girl, easy to kiss by anybody. When Joan meets Paul, she feels differently about him than the other boys. But Paul leaves Joan when he finds out about her reputation.

Show/hide 3. Interlude! Comic story, 11 pages

Featuring

Genre
Romance
Characters
Michel Neely; Ellen Dickers; Edward; Mrs. Berry; Mr. Tomkin; Timmie Neely

Credits

Writing
, scripter
 
, scripter
Art
Marc Swayze, line art
 
Marc Swayze, line art
Text
, letterer
 
, letterer
Editing
Roy Ald, original Editor
 
Al Jetter, original Art Editor
 
Roy Ald, original Editor
 
Al Jetter, original Art Editor
Management
Will Lieberson, original Executive Editor
 
Will Lieberson, original Executive Editor

Reprint history

First print
United States
Romantic Secrets (Fawcett, 1949 series) #21 (August 1951)
Interlude!

Synopsis

In order to qualify for a job at her fiancé Edward’s private school, Ellen takes a job teaching in Edgetown. She makes friends with mailman Michel and his little brother Timmie. Ellen and Michel fall in love, although she’s engaged to Edward. Ellen begins an adult education program and becomes popular with the townspeople, but leaves for her new job. She becomes bored there and Edward breaks up with her, so Ellen returns to Michel and Edgetown.

Show/hide 4. My Dream Man Comic story, 7 pages

Featuring

Genre
Romance
Code
S866

Credits

Writing
Joe Gill , scripter
 
Joe Gill , scripter
Art
Charles Nicholas, penciller
 
Vince Alascia, inker
 
Charles Nicholas, penciller
 
Vince Alascia, inker
Text
Jon D'Agostino, letterer
 
Jon D'Agostino, letterer
Management
Al Fago, original Executive Editor
 
Al Fago, original Executive Editor

Reprint history

First print
United States
Romantic Story (Charlton, 1954 series) #33 (August 1956)
My Dream Man
Show/hide 5. September Squall Comic story, 9 pages

Featuring

Genre
Adventure; romance

Credits

Writing
, scripter
 
, scripter
Art
Warren King, penciller
 
, inker
 
Warren King, penciller
 
, inker
Text
, letterer
 
, letterer
Editing
, original Editor
 
, original Editor

Reprint history

First print
United States
Adventures in Romance (St. John, 1949 series) #1 (November 1949)
September Squall
Also printed
Australia
Illustrated Romances (Young's, 1951 series) #1 ([July 1951?])
September Squall
 
Australia
Fascinating Love (Barmour, 1955) (November 1955)
September Squall

Notes

The first page of the original printing, part of a double page spread, has been omitted. The original printing of this story was 10 pages.

Show/hide 6. Should I Follow My Heart? Comic story, 6 pages

Featuring

Genre
Romance

Credits

Writing
, scripter
 
, scripter
Art
Bill Draut , line art
 
Bill Draut , line art
Text
, letterer
 
, letterer
Editing
Leon Harvey, original Editor
 
Leon Harvey, original Editor

Reprint history

First print
United States
Love Lessons (Harvey, 1949 series) #2 (December 1949)
Should I Follow my Heart?
Also printed
United States
True Brides' Experiences (Harvey, 1955 series) #12 (June 1955)
Should I Follow My Heart?
Show/hide 7. Strange Affair Comic story, 6 pages

Featuring

Characters
Francis [as Helen]; Jeff Conway

Credits

Writing
, scripter
 
, scripter
Art
, line art
 
, line art
Text
, letterer
 
, letterer
Show/hide 8. Hidden Heartbreak Comic story, 6 pages

Featuring

Genre
Romance
Characters
Kathie Thomas; Patricia Harlow; Walt Corby

Credits

Writing
, scripter
 
, scripter
Art
, line art
 
Al Avison , penciller
 
, line art
 
Al Avison , penciller
Text
Joe Rosen, letterer
 
Joe Rosen, letterer
Editing
Leon Harvey, original editor [credited]
 
Leon Harvey, original editor [credited]

Reprint history

First print
United States
Hi-School Romance (Harvey, 1949 series) #19 (February 1953)
Hidden Heartbreak
Also printed
United States
Hi-School Romance (Harvey, 1949 series) #43 (September 1955)
Hidden Heartbreak

Synopsis

Kathie Thomas thought that her dreams had come true when she was hired as the personal secretary for Patricia Harlow, one of the top dress buyers in the city. Not long after she started, she met Walt Corby, a dress manufacturer who was dating Pat. But when Corby's business hit the rocks, Walt became persona non grata for Pat. Kathie decides to help Walt around the office, then passes on an idea of Pat's to Walt that turns his business around. When Pat invites Walt to dinner to "make up", Kathie can't resist telling Walt that Pat's a liar and a cheat and that she has fallen in love with him.

Show/hide 9. Heels over Head In Love Comic story, 6 pages

Featuring

Genre
Romance

Credits

Writing
Dana Dutch, scripter
 
Dana Dutch, scripter
Art
Frank Bolle, line art
 
, inker
 
Frank Bolle, line art
 
, inker
Text
, letterer
 
, letterer
Editing
, original Editor
 
, original Editor

Reprint history

First print
United States
Adventures in Romance (St. John, 1949 series) #1 (November 1949)
Heels Over Head in Love

Notes

Bolle's signature has been removed from the splash page of this story.

Show/hide 10. I Was Ashamed of My Parents Comic story, 5 pages

Featuring

Genre
Romance
Characters
Lucia Magnotti; Dick Winters; Mario Magnotti; Mrs. Magnotti; Doris; Bill; Mr. Winters

Credits

Writing
, scripter
 
, scripter
Art
, line art
 
, line art
Text
, letterer
 
, letterer
Editing
Leon Harvey, original Editor
 
Leon Harvey, original Editor

Reprint history

First print
United States
First Romance Magazine (Harvey, 1949 series) #4 (February 1950)
I Was Ashamed of My Parents
Also printed
United States
Hello Buddies (Harvey, 1942? series) #52 (December 1951)
I Was Ashamed of My Parents
 
Australia
Teenage Love (Barmour, 1952? series) #11 ([February 1953?])
I Was Ashamed of My Parents
 
United States
True Brides' Experiences (Harvey, 1955 series) #9 (December 1954)
I Was Ashamed of My Parents
 
United States
Hi-School Romance (Harvey, 1949 series) #65 (July 1957)
I Was Ashamed of My Parents
 
United States
Hi-School Romance Datebook (Harvey, 1962 series) #3 (March 1963)
I Was Ashamed of My Parents

Synopsis

Lucia loves fellow high school student Dick, but she is ashamed of her Italian immigrant parents. When Dick meets them, Tina thinks he must consider them “poor, stupid foreigners” and breaks up with him. Her friends think Tina believes they’re not good enough to meet her family. After she sees how popular her father is with his fellow workers despite being an immigrant, Tina throws a party at her house to apologise to her friends. Dick shows up and they reconcile.

Show/hide 11. I Wanted to Live Comic story, 6 pages

Featuring

Genre
Romance
Code
S815

Credits

Writing
Joe Gill , scripter
 
Joe Gill , scripter
Art
Charles Nicholas, penciller
 
Jon D'Agostino, inker
 
Charles Nicholas, penciller
 
Jon D'Agostino, inker
Text
Jon D'Agostino, letterer
 
Jon D'Agostino, letterer
Management
Al Fago, original Executive Editor
 
Al Fago, original Executive Editor

Reprint history

First print
United States
Romantic Story (Charlton, 1954 series) #33 (August 1956)
I Wanted to Live
Also printed
Australia
Pictorial Romances Giant Edition (Jubilee, 1957? series) #13 ([April 1963?])
I Wanted to Live
Show/hide 12. Taunted Heart Comic story, 6 pages

Featuring

Genre
Romance
Characters
Margie Dee; Aunt Jane; Stan; Mrs. Smith; Mrs. Carter; Cal Thurston

Credits

Writing
, scripter
 
, scripter
Art
, line art
 
, line art
Text
, letterer
 
, letterer
Editing
Harry Stein, original Editor
 
Al Grenet, original Associate Editor
 
Elaine Allen, original Associate Editor
 
Gloria Bley, original Associate Editor
 
June Andrus, original Associate Editor
 
Richard Arnold, original Associate Editor
 
Harry Stein, original Editor
 
Al Grenet, original Associate Editor
 
Elaine Allen, original Associate Editor
 
Gloria Bley, original Associate Editor
 
June Andrus, original Associate Editor
 
Richard Arnold, original Associate Editor
Management
Busy Arnold, original General Manager
 
Busy Arnold, original General Manager

Reprint history

First print
United States
Campus Loves (Quality, 1949 series) #4 (June 1950)
Taunted Heart
Also printed
United States
Love Letters (Quality, 1954 series) #10 (June 1951)
Taunted Heart
 
Australia
Love Illustrated (Barmour, 1952 series) #14 ([February 1952?])
Taunted Heart
 
Australia
Honeymoon Library (Approved, 1958? series) #41 ([April 1958?])
Taunted Heart
Show/hide 13. Blind Man's Buff Comic story, 4 pages

Featuring

Genre
Romance
Code
S-206

Credits

Writing
Joe Gill , scripter
 
Joe Gill , scripter
Art
Jon D'Agostino, line art [signed]
 
Jon D'Agostino, line art [signed]
Text
Jon D'Agostino, letterer [signed]
 
Jon D'Agostino, letterer [signed]
Editing
Al Fago, original Editor
 
Al Fago, original Editor

Reprint history

First print
United States
Romantic Story (Charlton, 1954 series) #30 (January 1956)
Blind Man's Buff
Show/hide 14. How to Be a Beautiful Person Comic story, 1 page

Featuring

Genre
Romance
Code
5141

Credits

Writing
, scripter
 
, scripter
Art
Charles Nicholas, penciller
 
, inker
 
Charles Nicholas, penciller
 
, inker
Text
, letterer
 
, letterer
Management
Pat Masulli, original Executive Editor
 
Pat Masulli, original Executive Editor

Reprint history

First print
United States
Romantic Story (Charlton, 1954 series) #43 (May 1959)
How to Be a Beautiful Person
Also printed
Australia
Pictorial Romances Jumbo Edition (Jubilee/South Pacific, 1975?) #45039 ([September 1975])
How to Be a Beautiful Person
Show/hide 15. Untitled [I Promise You a Full Shapely Figure [Cleopatra Bust Builter]] (Lee Ann Charles) Advertisement, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Lee Ann Charles

Notes

The story 'Broken Romance', promoted on the cover, does not appear in this issue.

Status

This issue includes help from

  • Armin Richter

AusReprints ID

  • 82418

Entry created

Cover added

Index completed

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