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First Love Illustrated (1949-1963 Harvey) comic books 1952

  • Issue #16
    First Love Illustrated (1949-1963 Harvey) 16

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    Cover art by Al Avison. "Racetrack Girl!", art by Jack Sparling; Horse trainer Slim Nelson is in love with Julie Foster and wants marriage, but she won't consider the proposal; Although he satisfies her sexual needs, she wants more from life than racetracks, stables, and horses; During a vacation trip with her father, Julie meets handsome, polished Ronald Sampson, Jr., and the two fall in love. "Easy Loving!", art by Bob Powell; Bill leaves town for military service after promising Sally eternal love and fidelity, but, as time passes, he writes less often and Sally finally receives a "Dear Jane" letter; She is crushed; True love is only a trick of the imagination, she tells herself, and then decides to give herself to any man that comes her way rather than be fooled again. "Mail Order Romance" text story. Strange Romantic Customs fact page. "The Engagement Ring" text story. "Good-Time Girl!", art by John Sink; Joan Starling would like to have a fast, fun life like her sister but she's stuck with Ted, a man who makes little money; The two sisters leave home after arguments with their mother and move into an apartment with roommates Trudy and Helen; Joan's life changes dramatically. She wears chic new clothes, attends glamorous movie premieres, and dallies on luxury yachts with sexy men. "Love in Bondage," art by Tom Hickey; On the job, John meets and falls in love at first sight with Perdita, a part-Brazilian beauty who is very closely guarded in the Latin tradition by her mother. Column in which Nancy Powers gives advice to readers. 36 pages, full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #17
    First Love Illustrated (1949-1963 Harvey) 17

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    Stories and art by Bob Powell, Jack Sparling, Tom Hickey and Lee Elias. Harvey's entry in the romance-comic genre includes love poetry, advice to readers, and occasional pre-Code notoriety. Washington DC beauty Jean is dismayed to learn her father has basically arranged a marriage for her. Terry must choose at the altar between the man she loves and the man she's been pledged to marry. Joan falls for Carl, but he's not ready to risk his heart. Plus "true" reader tales of love, love poetry from classic authors, and vintage love advice. My Heart Played Politics; The Difference Between Us! ; My Golden Dream!; Strange Romantic Customs; Ice-Bound Love!; Interrupted Wedding; Nobody Must Know!; My Outcast Love. 36 pages, full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #18
    First Love Illustrated (1949-1963 Harvey) 18

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    Cover art by Al Avison. "Scandal-Smeared Love," art by Al Avison; Newspaper photographer Lorna threatens to ruin the reputation of Teds skating rink unless he sells out to her boss Bill Brown; The paper publishes a photo of Ted kissing his fiance Carol and claims the rink is an unwholesome place for teens. "Mad Flirtation" text story, art by Jack Sparling. "He Loved Me Not"; Florist Laurie-Ann is in love with regular customer Ken, but refuses to respond to his romantic advances because she thinks hes sending flowers to another woman; Ken explains that the "other woman" is the widow of "a dead Army buddy of mine." "In Love With a Married Man!" text story. Strange Romantic Customs fact page. "Torch for the Wrong Guy" text story. "Choose Well, My Heart!"; Susan and Jeff are in love, but cant get married until he earns his engineering degree; She doesnt want to wait; One day, Susan is struck by wealthy Tonys car but not seriously injured. "Tragic Awakening," art by Tom Hickey; Peggy drops out of high school and gets a factory job; She finds her new freedom fun at first, but when college student Ted interviews her for a project, he is shocked that she voluntarily left school and Peggy begins to regret her actions; Peggy dates Ted but feels he looks down on her and goes back to her factory boyfriend Mac. 36 pages, full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #19
    First Love Illustrated (1949-1963 Harvey) 19

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    Cover by Lee Elias. Stories and art by Bob Powell, Jack Sparling, Tom Hickey and John Sink. Harvey's entry in the romance-comic genre includes love poetry, advice to readers, and occasional pre-Code notoriety. Janet fears losing her explorer lover Jack to a beautiful blonde native girl. Soldier Bill loves Arlene, but he doesn't realize it's Cora who has actually been writing him all those letters. Jenny can't decide between Rod or Steve so she dates both, but that won't end well. Plus "true" reader tales of love, love poetry from classic authors, and vintage love advice. Savage Love!; False Sweetheart; Too Young To Know; Your Problem; Strange Romantic Customs; Fire in My Heart; Office Romance; Dance of Love; One Love Too Many. 36 pages, full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #20
    First Love Illustrated (1949-1963 Harvey) 20

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    Cover by Al Avison. Stories and art by Jack Sparling, Al Avison and John Sink. Harvey's entry in the romance-comic genre includes love poetry, advice to readers, and occasional pre-Code notoriety. Nurse Jill must help the doctor she loves save the woman he loves on the operating table. Linda loves trapeze artist Jon, but is anxious about the dangers of his job. Fencing champion Bette is torn between the winning the championship match or winning the heart of rival Gary. Plus "true" reader tales of love, love poetry from classic authors, and vintage love advice. Born for Heartbreak!; Ghost of Love; My Own Rival!; Your Problem; Strange Romantic Customs; High Swing to Love; Love Reborn; I Fought for Love. 36 pages, full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #21
    First Love Illustrated (1949-1963 Harvey) 21

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    Cover art by Al Avison. "I Sinned Against Love"; Gail schemes to make her wealthy high school boyfriend Ron propose to her before hes inducted into the Army; They elope but keep it a secret from everyone; While Ron is gone, Gail gets an office job in another town and falls in love with her boss Frank. "The Luckiest Girl in Town" text story. "Dangerous Deception!", art by Tom Hickey; Secretary Ginny loves her boss Ted; She disguises herself and attends a masquerade ball so she can flirt with him; They fall in love but Ginny reveals her true identity when she helps Ted rescue valuable files from a fire that threatens their office. Strange Romantic Customs fact page. Advice to readers by Nancy Powers. "Starved for Love!", art by Bob Powell; Lauries parents are too busy to give her love and affection; Even though she doesnt love fellow student Bill, she continues to date him because he has a close-knit family and she basks in that atmosphere. "The Choice Was Mine" text story. "Fool's Paradise," art by Jack Sparling; Office worker Connie is hired as a roller derby skater and is trained by Don, but she rejects his romantic overtures to concentrate on her career; However, she makes an exception for wealthy Michael: they date and fall in love. 36 pages, full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #22
    First Love Illustrated (1949-1963 Harvey) 22

    Cover art by Al Avison. "Love Above All!", art by Bob Powell; Angela graduates from high school and is trained by tennis pro Laura; Discarding her boyfriend Glen, Angela flirts with sportswriter Walt to further her career, even though she knows Laura loves him; However, Angela challenges Laura to a match and Walt realizes she is only using him. "Double Desire"; Jack and Dale are partners in an ad agency and are dating Sue and Mike, respectively; Dale suspects Mike is cheating on her with Sue, and breaks up with him; Jack and Dale pretend to be lovers to make Mike and Sue jealous. "Doomed To Heartbreak" text story. Strange Romantic Customs fact page. Advice to readers by Nancy Powers. "A Stranger's Kiss," art by Jack Sparling; Office worker Joan takes her vacation at fancy Manor Lodge, hoping to find a rich husband; On the train, she meets Hal and they hit it off, but hes "only an insurance agent" and she wants more. "Dream for Sale" text story. "He Wanted Too Much!", art by Al Avison; Mary is the private secretary of gambler Rocky, and is his girlfriend as well; He encourages her to date college basketball player Nick and prevent him from playing in a big game. 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #23
    First Love Illustrated (1949-1963 Harvey) 23

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    Stories and art by Jack Sparling and others. Harvey's entry in the romance-comic genre includes love poetry, advice to readers, and occasional pre-Code notoriety. American-born Japanese woman Ann falls for handsome soldier John after WWII, in a torrid love triangle (and cover) somewhat topical and controversial for its time. A couple is divided over the proper speed to develop their romance. A woman feels romance is dead, but then she meets a man who changes her mind. I Was a Japanese War Bride; Too Fast For Me; Strange Passion; Model For Heartbreak; I Didnt Believe in Love. 36 pages, full color. Cover price $0.10.