Young Romance v2#2 (8)

United States

Prize

United States

Published
November-December 1948
Page count
52
Cover price
0.10 USD
Colour
Colour
Size
Standard size
Interior paper
Newsprint
Cover stock
Glossy colour
Binding
Saddle-stitched
Format
Comic series
GCD
www.comics.org/issue/7146

Credits

Editing
Joe Simon, Editor
 
Jack Kirby, Editor

Issue contents Hide all

Show/hide Cover Untitled Cover, 1 page

"Love or Pity?"

Featuring

Genre
Romance

Credits

Writing
, scripter
Art
Jack Kirby, penciller
 
Joe Simon, inker
Colours
, colourist
Text
Ben Oda, letterer

Reprint history

Printed in
Agonizing Love (HarperCollins, 2011 series) #[nn] (2011)
 
Young Romance: The Best of Simon & Kirby's Romance Comics (Fantagraphics, 2012 series) #[nn] (February 2012)
 
Young Romance (Komics Initiative, 2018 series) #[nn] (septembre 2018)

Notes

Although the cover alludes to the title of the first story inside ("Love or Pity?"), the characters on the cover and their situation do not reference the interior story at all.

Show/hide 1. Love or Pity? Comic story, 14 pages

Featuring

Genre
Romance
Characters
Harlan Crain; Ginny Crain; Mrs. Crain; Ken Davis; Perry Crain; Mr. Brandon; Marty; Angeline Parks; Cissy; Chester; Danny Sutherland

Credits

Writing
Jack Kirby , scripter
Art
Jack Kirby, penciller
 
Joe Simon, inker
Colours
, colourist
Text
Ben Oda, letterer

Reprint history

Printed in
Agonizing Love (HarperCollins, 2011 series) #[nn] (2011)
 
Young Romance: The Best of Simon & Kirby's Romance Comics (Fantagraphics, 2012 series) #2 (April 2014)
 
Young Romance (Komics Initiative, 2018 series) #[nn] (septembre 2018)

Synopsis

Ginny is engaged to Ken but their future plans are disrupted when her brother Perry is charged with mail fraud by the FBI. The press and public opinion turn against the Crain family and her father has to resign as head of the local college’s physics department. Ken stands by Ginny but she suspects he just pities her. Ginny leaves for the city but on the trip she meets Danny, who says there are people who support them. Ginny goes home and marries Ken. Perry is eventually cleared.

Notes

Although Perry is arrested by the FBI for "mail fraud," this story seems to allude to the anti-Communist "Red Scare" which began around 1947 in the USA.

Show/hide 2. Fortune Hunter Comic story, 6 pages

Featuring

Genre
Romance
Characters
Aunt Martha Daniels; Sue Daniels; Jimmy Cameron

Credits

Writing
, scripter
Art
Bill Draut, line art
Colours
, colourist
Text
Ben Oda, letterer

Synopsis

Sue clashes her with guardian Aunt Martha over Sue’s boyfriend Jimmy. When Aunt Martha learns Sue is planning to elope, she intends to stop it, but changes her mind and permits her to leave, even secretly giving Sue $500. Aunt Martha remembers her youth, when she allowed her father to prevent her marriage to a young man. That young man is now the beloved governor, and Martha is “a wasted, lonely old maid.”

Show/hide 3. My Big Sister's Beau! Comic story, 6 pages

Featuring

Genre
Romance
Characters
Irene; Frank Kennedy; Verne; Buzzy Bernard

Credits

Writing
, scripter
Art
, line art
 
Jack Kirby, penciller
 
Joe Simon , penciller
Colours
, colourist
Text
Ben Oda, letterer

Reprint history

Also printed
Australia
Young Romance (Atlas, 1949? series) #6 ([February 1950?])
My Big Sister's Beau!

Synopsis

Teenager Irene is attracted to her older sister Verne’s boyfriend Frank. While Verne is out, Irene dresses in her sister’s clothes and dates Frank, but feels out of place. She sees Verne dressed in Irene’s “bobby-soxer” outfit, dancing with Irene’s boyfriend Buzzy. Irene decides to act her age from now on.

Show/hide 4. A Lesson in Strategy Text story, 2 pages

Featuring

Genre
Romance

Credits

Writing
, author [as Helen Perry]
Text
, typeset
Show/hide 5. To Love Again Comic story, 8 pages

Featuring

Genre
Romance
Characters
Paul Walther; Cathy; Major; Tom

Credits

Writing
, scripter
Art
Bill Draut, line art
Colours
, colourist
Text
Ben Oda, letterer

Reprint history

Also printed
Australia
Young Romance (Atlas, 1949? series) #6 ([February 1950?])
To Love Again

Synopsis

In post-WWII Europe, Army nurse Cathy meets artist Paul, who had spent four years in a concentration camp and has lost his faith in humanity. Cathy returns to the USA and her fiancé Tom, but arranges for Paul to emigrate to America. Tom, jealous, punches Paul when he hears Paul admit he loves Cathy. Cathy rejects Tom and realizes she loves Paul.

Show/hide 6. Love Can Strike so Suddenly! Comic story, 9 pages

Featuring

Genre
Romance
Characters
Evie Froman; Rex Taylor; Ann Froman; Mrs. Froman; Warren Wright; Rajah of Chandavar; Bascom "Deadeye" Fuller

Credits

Writing
, scripter
Art
Jack Kirby, penciller
 
Joe Simon, inker
Colours
, colourist
Text
Ben Oda, letterer

Reprint history

Printed in
Young Romance: The Best of Simon & Kirby's Romance Comics (Fantagraphics, 2012 series) #2 (April 2014)
 
Young Romance (Komics Initiative, 2018 series) #[nn] (septembre 2018)

Synopsis

Headstrong Evie travels to India with her sister Ann and Ann’s boss Warren. While Ann and Warren handle business matters, Evie is given a tour of the country by Deadeye, a former U.S. pilot now running a small airline and tour service. They fall in love, and Evie will soon return to India to join him.


Status

AusReprints ID

  • 107099

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