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True Love Pictorial (1952) comic books

  • Issue #1
    True Love Pictorial (1952) 1
    • Paper: Off white to white
    • Label #1488651004
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    Photo cover. "Marriage for Spite"; Edna flirts with other men to make her boyfriend Johnny jealous, and he finally breaks up with her as a result; When she hears hes dating Laura, Edna goes out with Lewis in revenge, and agrees to marry him to one-up Johnny. "Bargaining for Happiness"; Kathy, who lives with her family in a shabby section of town inhabited mostly by poor railroad workers, becomes engaged to her boss Dick, the son of a wealthy businessman. "Heartbreak House"; Adria wins a house in a contest; Architect Keith asks to lease it from her, and Adria helps him find a lot and furnish and decorate the house; She falls in love with him, then learns hes engaged to Gloria and plans to marry her and live there. "Marriage Insurance" text story. "Corsage of Heartaches"; Lucy and her fiancé Ivan jointly inherit the plant nursery where they work; According to the will, the nursery is to be split between them, and at the end of 3 months, whoever has made the most money gets the whole business. 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #2
    True Love Pictorial (1952) 2

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    Cover by Matt Baker. Stories and art by Matt Baker, Lily Renee, and Dana Dutch. Torrid tales of romance from St. John, with great covers by Matt Baker. Elaine falls for Paul on vacation, then follows him back to Nebraska to marry, but his small town gives her the cold shoulder, in a story with art by celebrated good-girl artist Matt Baker. Waitress Joy falls for mechanic Brad, but Brad has a secret he's hiding from the cops. Faye inherits her grandmother's farm, along with the rumors of buried treasure and the treasure-hunting neighbor who come with it. Gorgeous good-girl cover from the inimitable Matt Baker. Grant City Versus Elaine Trent; When Dreams Come True; No Greater Love; Girl of Deceit; The One Flaw in Our Romance. 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #3
    True Love Pictorial (1952) 3

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    Cover by Matt Baker. Stories and art by Matt Baker, Bob Brown, Dave Gantz, Hy Rosen, Bernard Sachs, Ric Estrada and Dana Dutch. Torrid tales of romance from St. John, with great covers by Matt Baker. This issue is a 100-page special, made up of remaindered romance comics from St. John; issue contents may vary. Sisters Beth and Holly compete for Jim's affections, in a story with art by celebrated good-girl artist Matt Baker. Since childhood, Kay has been torn between Andy, who grows up to be a lawyer, and scofflaw Terry, who goes into petty crime. Peggy loves both reform-school teen Bill and football star Griff, but there's bad blood between Griff's and Bill's families. Hotel Week-End; The Sisters; Erring Husband; Romance by Blackmail; Trouble's Daughter; My Temper Was My Guide; I Was a Good-Time Nurse; Broken Date Delusion; For the Love of Mike; Girl on the Loose; My Dates Were Free Trials; A Fool for Him!; Love Can't Be Perfect; Heartless! 100 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.25.

  • Issue #4
    True Love Pictorial (1952) 4

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    Cover by Matt Baker. Stories and art by Matt Baker, Mort Drucker, Jim Mooney, Bob Bean, Arthur Peddy, Bernard Sachs, Ric Estrada and Dana Dutch. Torrid tales of romance from St. John, with great covers by Matt Baker. This issue is a 100-page special, made up of remaindered romance comics from St. John; issue contents may vary. Gracie falls for the baseball team's pitcher, but he isn't ready to commit before he goes to college, in a story with art by celebrated good-girl artist Matt Baker. Another Baker story adds the "nurse and patient" element, exploring the love life of an Army nurse. Plus a story with early art by legendary MAD artist Mort Drucker. "Good" girl cover by Baker. Rough Road to Happiness; The Love I Wanted Always; I Faced Life on My Own; A Lesson in Marriage; He Lured Me with Love; My Jealousy Went Too Far; First in His Heart?; Glamour Preferred; Correspondence Club; Disillusioned!; Our Love Defied Tradition. 100 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.25.

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    $284 True Love Pictorial #4 FA/GD 1.5 Matt Baker Good Girl Cover! St John Publ Co

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  • Issue #5
    True Love Pictorial (1952) 5

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    Cover by Matt Baker. Stories and art by Matt Baker, Cal Massey, Jim Mooney, Bob Bean, Arthur Peddy, Bernard Sachs, Bill Ely and Dana Dutch. Torrid tales of romance from St. John, with great covers by Matt Baker. This issue is a 100-page special, made up of remaindered romance comics from St. John; issue contents may vary. Dorothy dreams of a career as a model, but feels trapped in her parents' low-rent tenement on New York's Lower East Side, in a story with art by celebrated good-girl artist Matt Baker. But when her handsome boss invites her to a party, she learns she's expected to be a "good-time girl" for important clients, in a story that is very modern for 1952. Janet has loved Ronny since high school, but he only takes advantage of her generosity because she's got a good job, while handsome co-worker Drew really loves her. Audrey tries to keep John when old flame Jennifer reappears, in a story that takes place in "French Indo-China," or as it is now known, Vietnam. This story has early art by future Marvel artist Jim Mooney, as well as an early look at the US military presence in Vietnam. Plus the "Correspondence Club" page tries to find love for men (and women) stationed overseas. Party Girl; I'd Never Love Another; His Ring on My Finger; Second Chance for Love; So I Chased Him; More Than I Bargained For; My Troublesome Family; She Came to Steal My Man; Correspondence Club; My Way Was Wrong; Marriage on the Rebound; I Borrowed for Broken Promises; The Love I Brushed Aside; He Fought Against His Dreams; My Wiser Choice. 100 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.25.

  • Issue #6
    True Love Pictorial (1952) 6

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    Cover art by Matt Baker. "My Husband Asked for a Divorce," script by Dana Dutch, art by Matt Baker; After 8 years of marriage, Hal asks Eve for a divorce, saying hes "met someone else"; He moves out. When her cousin Velma arrives for a visit, Eve says Hals away; Velma convinces Eve to go on a double date, and they spot Hal with a woman in the restaurant. "My Gamble with Love"; Peggy is engaged to stuffy Allen, who insists they have a "substantial balance" in savings before they wed; Peggys co-worker Rick is a gambler, and she wagers $300 on the same horse he does, without Ricks knowledge. "I Trusted No One!"; Mary leaves her small town and her boyfriend Andy behind and becomes a model in the big city; She finds her neighbor Matt interesting, but is shocked to see a woman leaving his apartment early in the morning. "Cry-Baby Wife"; Mildred uses tears to convince her husband Ken to give in to her every whim; When he falls ill, Mildred continues her tactics; However, she overhears Ken complaining to a sympathetic nurse and fears shes losing her husband. "Suspicion is a Wife's Worst Enemy," art by Ric Estrada; Iris is married to club golf pro Ken, who spends a lot of time with woman golfer Jerry; Iris begins an affair with Dave, and bribes young caddy Tommy to ruin Kens chances in a big golf match: if Ken plays poorly and loses his job, hell leave town and Iris can stay with Dave. 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #7
    True Love Pictorial (1952) 7

    Cover by Matt Baker. Stories and art by Matt Baker, Jim Mooney, Bernard Sachs, Valerie Barclay and Ric Estrada. Torrid tales of romance from St. John, with great covers by Matt Baker. Emily knows her conniving sister Bella is just marrying Hank for his money, so she tries to set Bella up with a traveling salesman, in a story with plentiful good-girl art by celebrated artist Matt Baker. Mary meets Phil while working as a "good-time girl," but even after she quits, he sees her romantic overtures as attempts at manipulation. This story has early art by future Marvel artist Jim Mooney. Cyn follows Joe to Pittsburgh, but after he dumps her, Reg gets her a job a nightclub hostess, forcing her to make a choice when Joe returns. Plus the "Correspondence Club" page tries to find love for men (and women) stationed overseas. Third Finger Left Hand; Folly of a Lonely Heart; No Sad Songs for Me; Watch Out When You're Lonesome; Correspondence Club; Hungry Heart. 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #8
    True Love Pictorial (1952) 8

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    Cover by Matt Baker. Stories and art by Matt Baker, Jim Mooney, Bernard Sachs, and Bob Bean. Torrid tales of romance from St. John, with great covers by Matt Baker. Nurse Hope falls for Scott, the fiancee of her wealthy, spoiled patient Leona, in a story with art by celebrated good-girl artist Matt Baker. Janice falls for soldier Jack, but his controlling mother tries to stop their marriage, in a story with early art by future Marvel artist Jim Mooney. In another Mooney story, Peg must choose between co-worker Gil and hometown boy-next-door Roger, now a Korean War hero. Plus the "Correspondence Club" page tries to find love for men (and women) stationed overseas. Prescription for Hope!; Haunted Marriage; Our Love Called for Sacrifices; Correspondence Club; For a Sweet Tomorrow. 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #9
    True Love Pictorial (1952) 9

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    Cover by Matt Baker. Stories and art by Matt Baker, Jim Mooney, Bernard Sachs, and Bob Bean. Torrid tales of romance from St. John, with great covers by Matt Baker. Linda marries handsome farmer Tom, whom she meets when he's working at the country club, but she's not prepared for the hardships of a farmer's wife. Warden's daughter Myra falls for handsome inmate Danny, and marries him in secret despite her father's warnings. Marcie loves neighborhood mechanic Joe, but she wants to marry rich to find a better life. Plus the "Correspondence Club" page tries to find love for men (and women) stationed overseas. Classic cover by Baker. The Farmer Takes a Wife; Cage Around My Heart; I Wanted to Remake My Husband; Correspondence Club; What Will People Say? 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #10
    True Love Pictorial (1952) 10

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    Cover by Matt Baker. Stories and art by Matt Baker and Dana Dutch. Torrid tales of romance from St. John, with great covers by Matt Baker. Marge wants to improve her life and love, but first she must escape Dick, the young hood she's engaged to. Public defender Barbara falls for her handsome client Van, but that just complicates her attempt to clear him of a burglary charge. Plus the "Correspondence Club" page tries to find love for men (and women) stationed overseas. Classic cover by Baker has a little bit of everything. Afraid to Be Married; The Perfect Dinner Date; Faith in My Love; Pathway to Paradise; Correspondence Club; Telephone Tips; Love Runs the Risks. 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #11
    True Love Pictorial (1952) 11
    • Paper: Off white to white
    • Label #4353286002

    Cover by Matt Baker. Stories and art by Matt Baker, Warren King, Chuck Miller and Dana Dutch. Torrid tales of romance from St. John, with great covers by Matt Baker. Nancy gets a chance at stardom, but she's not sure she wants to compromise, in a story with art by celebrated good-girl artist Matt Baker. College librarian Arlene is flattered that star athlete Tommy asks her out, so she postpones with steady Steve, but does Tommy have ulterior motives? Cynthia tries to shake a reputation for being "boy-crazy." Plus the "Correspondence Club" page tries to find love for men (and women) stationed overseas. Risque cover by Baker seems very modern. Men Offered Me Stardom If I Would Pay Their Price; I Was a Victim of Deceit; The Navy Was My Target; And Now I'm in Trouble Because I Couldn't Control My Desires; Correspondence Club; I Was Too Free with Boys. Final issue of the series. 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.