Heartbeat Romances #11

Published
1966
Page count
84
Cover price
0.25 AUD
Colour
Black & white
Size
Standard size (180mm x 275mm)
Interior paper
Newsprint
Cover stock
Glossy colour
Binding
Saddle-stitched
Format
Comic series
Branding
Colour Comics Pty Ltd
 
Colour Comics Pty Ltd

Credits

Editing
, editor

Issue contents Hide all

Show/hide Cover Untitled Cover, 1 page

Featuring

Genre
Romance

Reprint history

First print
Unknown
Show/hide 1. Teen Talk (Teen Talk) Cartoon, 1 page

"I think it was Oscar Wilde who said…"

Featuring

Feature
Teen Talk
Genre
Humour

Credits

Writing
Mort Drucker, scripter [signed]
Art
Mort Drucker, line art [signed]

Reprint history

First print
United States
The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis (DC, 1960 series) #10 (November-December 1961)
Untitled
Also printed
United States
The Brave and the Bold (DC, 1955 series) #82 (February-March 1969)
Teen Talk
 
Australia
Mighty Comic (Colour Comics, 1960 series) #71 ([June 1969?])
Untitled
Show/hide 2. Some Other Guy Comic story, 6 pages

Featuring

Genre
Romance
Characters
Jane; Paul; Tim;

Reprint history

First print
United Kingdom
Valentine (Fleetway, 1960 series) 14 March 1964 (14 March 1964)
Some Other Guy

Synopsis

While Tim works on the house he and Jane will share when married, Paul pursues the increasingly lonely Jane.

Show/hide 3. A Point of View Comic story, 6 pages

Featuring

Genre
Romance
Characters
Peggy Blair; Larry

Credits

Art
Ángel Badía Camps , line art [as Angel Badía Camps]

Reprint history

First print
Unknown

Synopsis

Peggy's angry at Larry's addiction to watching TV, so she joins a protest against violence of TV. Larry follows and soon the pair face each other across a court for breach of the peace.

Show/hide 4. What Now Comic story, 6 pages

Featuring

Genre
Romance
Characters
Bill, Jean Harvey

Credits

Art
Felix Mas , line art
Text
, typeset

Reprint history

First print
Unknown

Synopsis

When the address of Bill's new girlfriend is destroyed in the washing, he co-opts the attractive laundrette operator into helping him find where she lives—one street out of many with the word 'apple' in it.

Notes

The lead female character in this story is unnamed.

Show/hide 5. It's My Party Comic story, 6 pages

Featuring

Genre
Romance
Characters
Penny

Credits

Text
, typeset

Reprint history

First print
Unknown

Synopsis

Penny is alone goes to the streets to invite a 'collection of rogues and petty crooks' to her Christmas party. As the event spirals out of control, she uncovers new hope.

Notes

"It's My Party" was initially a hit song by Lesley Gore in 1963, suggesting this story is from Valentine (Fleetway), which based its stories on song titles.

Show/hide 6. It Really Doesn't Matter Comic story, 6 pages

Featuring

Genre
Romance
Characters
Maud; Fred; Mike

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First print
Unknown

Synopsis

Maud teaches Fred how to be romantic and he soon has every girl in town demanding to marry him.

Show/hide 7. Kiss Me Now Comic story, 6 pages

Featuring

Genre
Romance
Characters
Lily; Henry; Phil; Alan; Terry Spencer

Credits

Text
, typeset

Reprint history

First print
United Kingdom
Valentine (Fleetway, 1960 series) 7 March 1964 (7 March 1964)
Kiss Me Now  (Possibly)
 
Unknown

Synopsis

Lily's careful strategy to help her decide between Henry, Phil and Alan fails and she ends up with Terry.

Show/hide 8. Mandy Comic story, 1 page
Show/hide 9. The Fountain Comic story, 6 pages

Featuring

Genre
Romance
Characters
Doris; John; Mike;

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First print
Unknown

Notes

When Mike's father becomes ill, he needs to leave to look after the family business. A year goes by and Doris becomes convinced her relationship is over. But she doesn't feel the same way about Mike, despite her efforts.

Show/hide 10. The Serious Girl Comic story, 6 pages

Featuring

Genre
Romance
Characters
Fred; Laly

Credits

Art
Mariano Raull, line art [signed]

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First print
Unknown

Synopsis

Laly is beautiful and intelligent, but needs to learn to have fun. Fred's just the person to teach her.

Notes

The signature on this story is marked "SI", for Selecciones Ilustradas. Mariano Raull is more known for adventure (ware and western), rather than romance comics.

Show/hide 11. Rosie Comic story, 1 page

"Gee, Rosie! I know we've got a date for tonight…"

Featuring

Genre
Humour

Reprint history

First print
Unknown
Also printed
Australia
Secret Dreams Romances (Sport Magazine, 1963 series) #17 ([July 1969?])
Rosie
Show/hide 12. Monica's Plan Comic story, 6 pages

Featuring

Genre
Romance
Characters
Monica; Steve; Sheila; Dale

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First print
Unknown

Synopsis

Monica does everything she can to get Sheila a date with Steve. But that's now who Steve wants to date.

Show/hide 13. Policeman in Danger Comic story, 6 pages

Featuring

Genre
Romance
Characters
Dennis; Norah; Tim

Credits

Art
, line art [signed ]

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First print
Unknown

Synopsis

Norah is torn between her love for a hard working policeman and the chance to party at Tim's.

Notes

The signature on page 3 of this story is unclear. It vaguely looks like "C Fasen". Perhaps it is Carlos Prunés, but the signature is very different to other signed work during the 1960.

Show/hide 14. Love and Tennis Comic story, 6 pages

Featuring

Genre
Romance
Characters
Ellen; Ann; Henry

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First print
Unknown

Synopsis

When Ellen sprains her ankle playing tennis with Henry, she's in for a surprise.

Show/hide 15. Love Plays the Trumpet Comic story, 6 pages

Featuring

Genre
Romance
Characters
Judith; Tony; James; Donald Cambell

Reprint history

First print
Unknown

Synopsis

As everything goes wrong for Judith on her first day home, her new friend James plays the trumpet and charms everyone.

Show/hide 16. Sick and Tired of Uniforms Comic story, 6 pages

Featuring

Genre
Romance
Characters
Lucy; Gregory; Uncle Albert; Fred; Henry; Benedict; Sir Edward; Ralph

Credits

Art
Antonio Borrell Pujol, line art [signed as A Borrell]

Reprint history

First print
Unknown

Synopsis

After an succession of constantly transferred military men, Lucy hates men in uniform and seeks love with a civilian.

Notes

The signature on this story is marked SI for Selecciones Ilustradas.


Notes

Several stories in this issue have crude hand lettering similar to work translated from Spanish. Specific features include poor placement in speech bubbles; odd word hyphenation, misspellings; and words that look squeezed into small gaps to fix errors. It is likely these stories are from a Spanish source, rather than English romance comis.

Status

AusReprints ID

  • 34664

Entry created

  • 28/10/2007

Cover added

  • 20/09/2015

Last updated

  • 01/04/2021