Heart Throbs #83

United States

DC Comics

United States

Published
April-May 1963
Page count
36
Cover price
0.12 USD
Colour
Colour
Size
Standard size
Interior paper
Newsprint
Cover stock
Glossy colour
Binding
Saddle-stitched
Format
Comic series
GCD
www.comics.org/issue/17642

Credits

Editing
Phyllis Reed, Editor

Issue contents Hide all

Show/hide Cover Never Look for Love! Cover, 1 page

Featuring

Genre
Romance

Credits

Art
John Romita, line art
Colours
, colourist
Text
Ira Schnapp, letterer

Reprint history

Also printed
Australia
Falling in Love Romances (Colour Comics, 1958 series) #25 ([October 1964?])
Never Look for Love!

Notes

Cover art also used for the splash of the last story.

Show/hide 1. Untitled (Made Simple Self-Teaching Encyclopedia) Advertisement, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Made Simple Self-Teaching Encyclopedia

Credits

Writing
, scripter
Art
, line art
Text
, typeset

Notes

Inside front cover.

Show/hide 2. Deceiving Heart! Comic story, 7 pages

"As a nurse in a general hospital, I thought I knew what pain was! But that was before I began writing love letters to someone else's sweetheart--and became a prisoner to my own..."

Featuring

Genre
Romance
Characters
Mrs. Anderson; Richard; Alma; Eve Forrest; Dean

Credits

Writing
, scripter
Art
Bernard Sachs, line art
 
Tony Abruzzo , penciller (see notes)
 
Bernard Sachs , penciller (see notes)
Colours
, colourist
Text
Ira Schnapp, letterer

Reprint history

Also printed
United States
Falling in Love (DC, 1955 series) #102 (October 1968)
Deceiving Heart!  (hairstyles updated)
Printed in
Calypso (Arédit-Artima, 1962 series) #10 (septembre 1964)

Synopsis

A patient in a hospital dictates a letter to a nurse for her boyfriend, who is out of town for a few weeks. She wants to break the news that there is now someone else in her life, but the nurse is smitten with the patient's old boyfriend herself and can't bear to hurt him. Instead, she writes love letters to him on the patient's behalf, thinking the patient will change her mind when they meet again.

Notes

Pencils previously credited to Mike Sekowsky.

Show/hide 3. Three Lost Loves Comic story, 7 pages

"We were three sisters... and two of us had known heartbreak. Now our third was joining us, to make ours a sad total of..."

Featuring

Genre
Romance
Characters
Terry; Jason; Paula; Jane

Credits

Writing
, scripter
Art
John Romita , penciller (see notes)
 
Bill Draut, inker (see notes)
Colours
, colourist
Text
Ira Schnapp, letterer

Reprint history

Printed in
Calypso (Arédit-Artima, 1962 series) #10 (septembre 1964)

Synopsis

Two older sisters receive letters from their younger sister. Reading between the lines, they realize that she is no longer planning to marry her fiance that summer. They hurry home to find out what's going on to discover that the younger sister has stopped seeing her boyfriend because he wants to work at a gas station instead of being an engineer. One of the older sisters slaps her and shows her a newspaper clipping with the town's family of the year. She tells her sister that it could have been her family, but she had been too proud to settle for a man who wanted to run a hardware store.

Notes

Possible Romita pencils and Draut inks per Nick Caputo. Previous indexer credited Draut on pencils and Jay Scott Pike on inks.

Show/hide 4. I Need You; The First Time; Love (The Rhyme and Reason for Love and Romance) Text article, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
The Rhyme and Reason for Love and Romance
Genre
Romance

Credits

Writing
Helen Schneider, author
 
Nilsa Salva, author
 
Shirley Thompson, author
Text
, typeset
Show/hide 5. Lost Love; Sweet Misery (The Rhyme and Reason for Love and Romance) Text article, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
The Rhyme and Reason for Love and Romance
Genre
Romance

Credits

Writing
Rosemary Pellegrini, author
 
Pauline Hinds, author
Text
, typeset
Show/hide 6. Come to My Arms Comic story, 7 pages

"There's a girl who needs comforting... but what can I do about it?"

Featuring

Genre
Romance
Characters
Joan Bailey; Bill; Adam

Credits

Writing
, scripter
Art
Mike Sekowsky, penciller
 
Mike Peppe , inker
Colours
, colourist
Text
Ira Schnapp, letterer

Reprint history

Also printed
United States
Young Love (DC, 1963 series) #71 (November-December 1968)
Come to My Arms

Synopsis

A writer driving in the country on a working vacation catches a glimpse of a girl crying on a bus and can't get her out of his mind. He returns to the small town restaurant and finds her sitting alone. He discovers her boyfriend had gotten a new job in another city and, over time, their letters slowed until she received a letter telling her he didn't love her anymore. Having used up all her money, she gets a job as a waitress to save enough to go see her boyfriend. The writer stays on too, hoping she will eventually turn to him as more than a friend.

Show/hide 7. Never Look at Love! Comic story, 8 pages

"I thought I could tell when I could see love in someone's eyes--but each time I was wrong! And my heart paid for my mistakes--until I turned my back on romance--"

Featuring

Genre
Romance
Characters
Lila; Mark; Lew; Philip; Annette

Credits

Writing
, scripter
Art
John Romita, line art
 
John Romita, penciller (splash, p 1, see notes)
 
Werner Roth, penciller (pp. 2-8, see notes)
Colours
, colourist
Text
Ira Schnapp, letterer

Reprint history

Also printed
Australia
Falling in Love Romances (Colour Comics, 1958 series) #25 ([October 1964?])
Never Look at Love!
 
United States
Girls' Love Stories (DC, 1949 series) #140 (January 1969)
Never Look at Love!

Synopsis

Annette tries to read men's feelings toward her by the look in their eyes, but she is constantly misreading their intentions.

Notes

The title differs from that on the cover.

Penciling and inking previously credited to John Romita and Bernard Sachs. Splash page art was also used for the cover.

Show/hide 8. Untitled (Lois Lane) Promo (ad from the publisher), 1 page

"Can Cupid's arrows pierce..."

Featuring

Feature
Lois Lane
Genre
Adventure; romance

Credits

Writing
, scripter
Art
Kurt Schaffenberger, penciller
 
Curt Swan, penciller (illustration)
 
Kurt Schaffenberger, inker
 
George Klein, inker (illustration)
Colours
, colourist
Text
Ira Schnapp, letterer

Notes

A promotional house advertisement for Superman's Girl Friend, Lois Lane (DC, 1958 series) #40 (April 1963).

Show/hide 9. Untitled (Best Values Coins and Currency) Advertisement, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Best Values Coins and Currency

Credits

Writing
, scripter
Art
, line art
Text
, typeset

Notes

Inside back cover.

Show/hide 10. Untitled (House of Cosmetics) Advertisement, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
House of Cosmetics

Credits

Writing
, scripter
Art
, line art
Colours
, colourist
Text
, typeset

Notes

Back cover.


Notes

On-sale date from copyright registration.

Status

AusReprints ID

  • 105277

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