Love Diary #4

Published
March 1952
Page count
24
Cover price
1/- [0-1-0 AUP]
Colour
Black & white
Size
Standard size
Interior paper
Newsprint
Cover stock
Matte colour
Binding
Saddle-stitched
Format
Comic series
Branding
None
GCD
www.comics.org/issue/1887916

Credits

Editing
?

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Show/hide Cover The Man of My Dreams Cover, 1 page

Featuring

Genre
Romance

Credits

Painting
?
Letters
typeset

Reprint history

 
First published in this issue
Show/hide 1. Unworthy of His Love Comic story, 9 pages

Featuring

Genre
Romance
Characters
Paula Barga; Papa Barga; Jonathan Girard; Johnny Barga; Mom Barga; George Frazier; Professor Frazier; Mrs. Frazier; Madge Frazier

Credits

Inks
Vince Alascia ?
Colours
? (grey wash)
Editing
Ray Hermann

Reprint history

First print
United States
Love Diary (Our Publishing, 1949 series) #14 (March 1951)
Unworthy of his Love

Synopsis

Paula takes a job in a department store after high school to help support her family, even though she dreamed of attending college. Paula falls in love with college professor George but his family thinks she’s not educated enough to be his wife. Bookstore customer Girard, a wealthy scholar and businessman who likes Paula, blackmails George’s father into permitting the marriage by threatening to withhold endowment funds from his college.

Notes

In the splash panel, Lila's suitor is referred to as "Howard" by his parents, but in the story his name is George.

Show/hide 2. The Man of My Dreams Comic story, 7 pages

Featuring

Genre
Romance

Credits

Pencils
John Forte ?
Colours
? (grey wash)
Editing
Ray Hermann

Reprint history

First print
United States
Love Diary (Our Publishing, 1949 series) #13 (February 1951)
The Man of My Dreams

Synopsis

High school student Phyllis meets actor Fredric Parker and decides he is her model for the perfect man. Even when she goes to college, she turns down dates, preferring to dream about finding her perfect mate. After Fredric Parker is involved in a scandal, Phyllis realises there is no perfect man. She reluctantly dates football player Jimmy. Jimmy’s behaviour during an emergency makes her realise that he’s brave and sweet and she discovers he is the man of her dreams.

Show/hide 3. A Star Must Shine Bright Comic story, 6 pages

Featuring

Genre
Romance
Characters
Karen Fallon; Philip Hall; Bruce Treadwell; Martha Hines; Dave Baxter

Credits

Pencils
Norman Nodel [as N. Nodel] (signed)

Reprint history

First print
Unknown
Also printed
Australia
Great Lover Romances (HJ Edwards, 1955? series) #41 ([1957?]) —Great Lover Romances Comics
A Star Must Shine Bright

Synopsis

Rising-star Karen loses two lovers and nearly her career by being herself. Martha, Karen’s housekeeper and confidant, advises her to hide her sincerity and just show glamour. It works in the studio, but is a turnoff for Karen’s new lover, Dave. But Martha orchestrates a chance for Dave to see the real Karen, as an apology for her poor advice. Karen concludes, “True love cannot come to any girl who is not first true to herself…”

Notes

The cover lists the title as "A Star Must Shine Brightly". This story was later reprinted in the US as "Dreams Come True!" in All True Romance (Farrell, 1955 series) #3 [31], September 1957.

Show/hide 4. Captain Horatio Hornblower Illustration, 1 page

Credits

Art
? (photo of Gregory Peck)

Notes

The world premier of Captain Horatio Hornblower was on 12 April 1951. It premiered in Australia 6 March 1952.


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AusReprints ID

  • 17164

Entry created

  • 01/04/2018

Cover added

  • 26/12/2018

Last updated

  • 26/12/2018