Young Romance #197

United States

DC Comics

United States

Published
January-February 1974
Page count
100
Cover price
0.50 USD
Colour
Colour
Size
Standard size
Interior paper
Newsprint
Cover stock
Glossy colour
Binding
Saddle-stitched
Format
Comic series
GCD
www.comics.org/issue/96443

Credits

Editing
E. Nelson Bridwell, editor [credited]
 
Joe Simon, editor [attributed]
 
Allan Asherman, Assistant Editor

Issue contents Hide all

Show/hide Cover Strange Girl! The Story They Dared Us to Print! Cover, 1 page

Featuring

Genre
Romance
Code
JS-68

Credits

Art
Jerry Grandenetti , penciller
 
Win Mortimer, penciller
 
Vince Colletta, inker
 
Win Mortimer, inker
Colours
, colourist
Text
Joe Letterese , letterer

Notes

Mortimer's part of cover are three scenes taken from the interior stories: "Let your Fingers Do the Walking", "Recipe for Party Dates", and "Dear Diary". Cover implies a lesbian story.

Show/hide 1. Contents Table of contents, 1 page

Featuring

Code
N-806

Credits

Art
Elizabeth Safian, line art [signed as Elizabeth]
Colours
Elizabeth Safian , colourist [as Liz Berube]
Text
, typeset
Editing
E. Nelson Bridwell, editor
Show/hide 2. That Strange Girl Comic story, 9 pages

Featuring

Genre
Romance
Code
JS-30
Characters
Liz; Fred Reese; Agnes

Credits

Writing
, scripter
Art
Jerry Grandenetti, penciller
 
Creig Flessel, inker
Colours
, colourist
Text
, letterer
Editing
Joe Simon, editor

Reprint history

Printed in
Heart Throbs: The Best of DC Romance Comics (Simon and Schuster, 1979 series) #[nn] (1979)

Synopsis

Is she a tomboy or lesbian?

Notes

Editor's credit based on job number.

Show/hide 3. Let Your Fingers Do the Walking! Comic story, 6 pages

Featuring

Genre
Romance
Code
JS-29
Characters
Laurel Denton; Fran; Jerry Robertson

Credits

Writing
, scripter
Art
Win Mortimer, line art
Colours
, colourist
Text
, letterer
Editing
Joe Simon, editor

Synopsis

Rebellious Laurel lives in an island town and her mother doesn't want her to date boys from the mainland. In spite of this, she chases after Jerry, without realizing that he was actually born on the island too.

Notes

Editor's credit taken from job number.

Show/hide 4. Nicolette Comic story, 7 pages

Featuring

Genre
Romance
Code
N-801
Characters
Edwin; Bill; Kay

Credits

Writing
, scripter
Art
Tony Abruzzo, penciller
 
Sy Barry, inker
Colours
, colourist
Text
Ira Schnapp, letterer
Editing
Phyllis Reed, original editor

Reprint history

First print
United States
Girls' Romances (DC, 1950 series) #67 (April 1960)
Nicolette
Also printed
Australia
Magic Moment Romances (Colour Comics, 1957 series) #19 ([June 1960?])
Nicolette
 
United States
Young Romance (DC, 1963 series) #152 (February-March 1968)
Nicolette

Synopsis

Kay is interested in Edwin, the son of her employer, but learns that he is in love with another girl, Nicolette. When Edwin's brother Bill returns home, he tells Kay a surprising secret about Nicolette that changes everything.

Notes

Updated version (already used as a reprint in Young Romance #152).

Show/hide 5. Does He Still Love Her? Comic story, 5 pages

Featuring

Genre
Romance
Code
N-802
Characters
Carla; Anne; Bunny; Paul

Credits

Writing
, scripter
Art
John Rosenberger, line art
 
, inker
Colours
, colourist
Text
John Costanza, letterer
Editing
Murray Boltinoff, original editor

Reprint history

Original
Falling in Love (DC, 1955 series) #108 (July 1969)

Synopsis

Carla learns that her boyfriend Paul's old girlfriend Bunny is back in town and Carla insists that he go to see her to find out if he still has feelings for Bunny.

Show/hide 6. Make Me Your Wife! Comic story, 8 pages

Featuring

Genre
Romance
Code
D-261
Characters
Cindy; Ted; Maureen

Credits

Writing
, scripter
Art
Mike Sekowsky, penciller
 
, penciller (see notes)
 
Bernard Sachs, inker
 
, inker (see notes)
Colours
, colourist
Text
Milt Snapinn , letterer
Editing
Jack Miller, original editor
 
Dorothy Woolfolk, editor

Reprint history

First print
United States
Young Love (DC, 1963 series) #58 (November-December 1966)
Make Me Your Wife!  (with art changes)
Printed in
Teenage (Semic, 1977 series) #2/1977 (uke 41 1977)

Synopsis

Ted is annoyed with his girlfriend Cindy, who is outspoken about wanting to marry him. Ted is reluctant because of a previous bad relationship, but he overcomes his fears before it's too late for him and Cindy.

Notes

Art work modified to change hairstyles, etc.

Show/hide 7. Dear Diary Text story, 2 pages

Featuring

Genre
Romance
Code
JS-22

Credits

Writing
, author
Art
Win Mortimer, line art (illustration)
Colours
, colourist
Text
, letterer
 
, typeset
Editing
Joe Simon, editor

Notes

equal text and pictures

Show/hide 8. My Three Wishes! Comic story, 7 pages

Featuring

Genre
Romance
Code
N-803
Characters
Claudia; Doris; Ward Peters; John Van Tyler

Credits

Writing
, scripter
Art
Bernard Sachs, line art
 
, line art (see notes)
Colours
, colourist
Text
Ira Schnapp, letterer
Editing
Phyllis Reed, original editor

Reprint history

First print
United States
Falling in Love (DC, 1955 series) #29 (September 1959)
My Three Wishes
Printed in
Teenage (Semic, 1977 series) #2/1977 (uke 41 1977)

Synopsis

Claudia meets an old friend on vacation and falls in love with him. After the vacation, a friend asked Claudia if any of the three wishes she had made before she left had come true. Claudia said they didn't, but as she recounted the events of her vacation, her friend pointed out that her wishes had come true from a certain viewpoint.

Notes

Art touched-up to change hairstyles and clothing.

Show/hide 9. L.O.V.E... Don't Mention It! Comic story, 7 pages

Featuring

Genre
Romance
Code
D-916
Characters
Charlotte; Dean

Credits

Writing
, scripter
Art
, line art
Colours
, colourist
Text
Ira Schnapp, letterer
Editing
Dorothy Woolfolk, editor

Reprint history

Original
Caracas (Arédit-Artima, 1962 series) #22 (Mars 1968)

Synopsis

Charlotte wants to be alone after her engagement is broken. She drives aimlessly and winds up on the coast. As she is walking along the beach, a rose is tossed to her from a helicopter before it flies off. Days later she meets the helicopter pilot and learns that she can find love again.

Show/hide 10. Make-Up Course for Love Dropouts Text article, 2 pages

Featuring

Code
JS-14

Credits

Writing
, author
Text
, typeset
Editing
Joe Simon, editor

Notes

advice for mending a broken heart

Show/hide 11. Marc - On the Man's Side! Text article, 1 page

Featuring

Genre
Romance
Code
N-799

Credits

Writing
, author [as Marc]
Art
, line art
Text
, typeset
Editing
E. Nelson Bridwell, editor

Synopsis

advice column

Notes

contains photo of "Marc"

Show/hide 12. They Called Me a Boy Chaser... Comic story, 9 pages

Featuring

Genre
Romance
Code
B-208
Characters
Bob Manning; Penny Young; Hal Young; Tommy Duggan; Ed Jason; Madge; Ted Dunn

Credits

Writing
, scripter
Art
Art Saaf, penciller
 
Vince Colletta, inker
Colours
, colourist
Text
Charlotte Jetter, letterer
Editing
Murray Boltinoff, original editor

Reprint history

Original
Falling in Love (DC, 1955 series) #110 (October 1969)

Synopsis

Penny is so eager to date that she throws herself at boys, which doesn't work out very well until the boy comes along who wants to catch her.

Show/hide 13. One-Way Heart! Comic story, 6 pages

Featuring

Genre
Romance
Code
B-916
Characters
Penn Drake; Lorie; Rita

Credits

Writing
, scripter
Art
Mike Sekowsky, penciller
 
, inker
Colours
, colourist
Text
Ira Schnapp, letterer
Editing
Phyllis Reed, original editor
 
Murray Boltinoff, editor

Reprint history

Original
Girls' Romances (DC, 1950 series) #78 (September 1961)

Synopsis

After a brief introduction to visiting author Penn, Lorie falls instantly in love with him and secretly follows him back to his home city. But just as she finally realizes that she is on a hopeless quest, they meet again.

Show/hide 14. Recipe for Party Dates Text story, 1 page

Featuring

Genre
Romance
Code
JS-65

Credits

Writing
, author
Art
Win Mortimer, line art (illustration)
Colours
, colourist
Text
, typeset
Editing
Joe Simon, editor
Show/hide 15. No More Love for Me! Comic story, 7 pages

Featuring

Genre
Romance
Code
N-805
Characters
Danny; Rita Haney; David Warner

Credits

Writing
, scripter
Art
Art Saaf , line art
 
Jack Sparling, line art
Colours
, colourist
Text
Ben Oda, letterer
Editing
Jack Miller, original editor

Reprint history

First print
United States
Falling in Love (DC, 1955 series) #102 (October 1968)
No More Love for Me!
Also printed
Australia
Magic Moment Romances (Colour Comics, 1957 series) #69 ([October 1968?])
No More Love for Me

Synopsis

When Rita's fiancee Danny is killed in the war, she is convinced she will never love any man again.

Show/hide 16. A Day for Tears! Comic story, 7 pages

Featuring

Genre
Romance
Code
N-804
Characters
Chris; Alice Dyers; Joan Devlin

Credits

Writing
, scripter
Art
Mike Sekowsky, penciller
 
Bernard Sachs, inker
Colours
, colourist
Text
Ira Schnapp, letterer
Editing
Phyllis Reed, original editor

Reprint history

Also printed
Australia
Love Song Romances (Murray, 1978 series) #87 ([July 1979?])
A Day for Tears!
Original
Falling in Love (DC, 1955 series) #55 (December 1962)

Synopsis

Joan discovers Alice, an old girlfriend, is about to be married. She arrives at Alice's home with best wishes and meets her husband to be -- Chris, a man who had helped Joan recover from a bad relationship two years in the past. Joan is married now and feels nothing but happiness for the couple.


Notes

Simon is the editor of new material; Bridwell editor of reprinted stories.

On-sale date from Comic Reader #100.

Status

AusReprints ID

  • 104799

Entry created

Cover added

Index completed