Man and Woman #23

Published
July 1975
Page count
68
Cover price
0.40 AUD
Colour
Black & white
Size
Standard size (180mm x 275mm)
Interior paper
Newsprint
Cover stock
Glossy colour
Binding
Saddle-stitched
Format
Comic series
Branding
None

Credits

Editing
, editor

Issue contents Hide all

Show/hide Cover Miss Kind Heart Cover, 1 page

"Sue was always helping people... And this made her very popular with everybody... Except her boyfriend! Miss Kind Heart"

Featuring

Genre
Romance
Characters
Shirley Jones (vignette)

Credits

Art
José Luis García-López, line art [as Jose Luis Garcia-Lopez]
Colours
, colourist
Text
, letterer
Editing
None, original Editor

Reprint history

First print
United States
Time for Love (Charlton, 1967 series) #28 (May 1972)
For My Sake Darling...
Show/hide 1. Every Kiss… Every Thrill... [Man and Woman--All Love--Twin Hearts] Promo (ad from the publisher), 1 page

"Every Kiss... Every Thrill... From real life! Man and Woman--All Love--Twin Hearts Romantic Stories on sale at your favourite newsagent or bookstall NOW!"

Details

Printed
1974 to 1978?
Genre
Romance
More...
Every Kiss… Every Thrill... [Man and Woman--All Love--Twin Hearts]
Show/hide 2. Miss Kind Heart Comic story, 6 pages

"Sue was always helping people…and this made her very popular with everybody…except her boyfriend!"

Featuring

Genre
Romance
Characters
Sue; Dave; Nora Thurston; Mr. Thurston; Bob

Credits

Writing
, scripter
Art
, line art
Text
, letterer
 
, typeset
Editing
, original Editor

Reprint history

First print
United Kingdom
Valentine (IPC, 1968 series) 6 October 1973 (6 October 1973)
Miss Kind Heart

Synopsis

Dave can't stand being second to Sue's good deeds, but her attempt to change makes it worse. Finally she dumps Dave and discovers that babysitting for the Thurstons has benefits.

Show/hide 3. Over So Soon? Comic story, 1 page

"I saw the way he looked at the girl in the casino!"

Featuring

Genre
Romance
Code
D-2762
Characters
unnamed man; unnamed woman

Credits

Writing
, scripter
Art
Charles Nicholas, penciller
 
Vince Alascia, inker
Text
, letterer
Editing
George Wildman, original Editor

Reprint history

First print
United States
I Love You (Charlton, 1955 series) #100 (December 1972)
Over So Soon?

Synopsis

A worried wife wonders if her marriage is over because of the way her husband looked at another girl at a casino. He reassures her—the couple are on their honeymoon!

Show/hide 4. I Can't Forget You! Comic story, 7 pages

"Why…oh why can't I get him out of my mind…out of my heart?"

Featuring

Genre
Romance
Characters
Jan; Robert Wilton; Mrs. Fenton; Fred Roberts

Credits

Writing
Stan Lee, scripter [credited]
Art
John Buscema, penciller [credited]
 
John Romita, inker [credited] (incorrectly)
 
Frank Giacoia, inker [attributed] (actual inker)
 
Joe Giella , inker (inking assistance)
Editing
Stan Lee, original Editor

Reprint history

First print
United States
Our Love Story (Marvel, 1969 series) #2 (December 1969)
I Can't Forget You!
Also printed
United States
Our Love Story (Marvel, 1969 series) #13 (October 1971)
I Can't Forget You!
 
Australia
All Love Romantic Stories (Sport Magazine, 1972 series) #3 ([November 1972?])
I Can't Forget You!
 
United States
Our Love Story (Marvel, 1969 series) #34 (June 1975)
I Can't Forget You!
 
Australia
Our Love Story (Yaffa, 1982 series) #1 ([June 1982?])
I Can't Forget You!

Synopsis

Jan's mother keeps trying to match her up with a boyfriend, but Jan can't forget her older boyfriend Fred Roberts. Finally, Jan's mother admits that her husband, who was killed in Korea, was 10 years older. She tells Jan to go back to Fred if she loves him. But after everything that happened, will Fred still love her?

Notes

This reprint removes the notice on the original splash page that the story is a sequel to "We Dare Not Marry!" in the last issue—Our Love Story (Marvel, 1969 series) #1 (October 1969).

Show/hide 5. The Beautiful Illusion Comic story, 6 pages

"I used to be just a girl in the shadows--a nobody! But soon I'd step out into the sunshine…I'd dazzle the whole world…"

Featuring

Genre
Romance
Characters
Wendy Davies; Jerry Blake; Betty; Clare

Credits

Writing
, scripter
Art
, line art
Text
, letterer
 
, typeset
Editing
, original Editor

Reprint history

First print
United Kingdom
Valentine (IPC, 1968 series) 25 August 1973 (25 August 1973)
The Beautiful Illusion
 
Unknown

Synopsis

Wendy decides on plastic surgery to fix her nose so that Jerry Blake notices her. She learns that beautiful people still get hurt.

Notes

This story is from a UK source.

Show/hide 6. The Fourposter Comic story, 6 pages

"Janice bought a fourposter bed--and ended up with a kingsized problem!"

Featuring

Genre
Romance
Characters
Janice; Kev; P.C. Derry Wright

Credits

Writing
, scripter
Art
, line art
Text
, letterer
 
, typeset
Editing
, original Editor

Reprint history

First print
Unknown

Synopsis

Janice falls in love with a fourposter bed, but it won't fit in her apartment and her boyfriend dumps her as crazy. When it is stolen, P.C. Derry helps her find it.

Notes

This story is from a UK source.

Show/hide 7. Don't Love Me, Darling! Comic story, 7 pages

"You can't be serious Margo…not wanting to see me again!"

Featuring

Genre
Romance
Characters
Margo Morse; Roger Braxfield; Uncle John; Eve Ransom

Credits

Writing
Stan Lee , plotter
 
Larry Lieber , scripter (script)
Art
Al Hartley , penciller
 
Vince Colletta, inker
Text
John Duffy, letterer
Editing
Stan Lee, editor

Reprint history

First print
United States
My Love (Marvel, 1969 series) #8 (November 1970)
Don't Love Me, Darling!
Also printed
Australia
Love Confessions Illustrated (South Pacific/Jubilee, 1978) #38012 ([1978]) —Picture Stories of Romance
Don't Love Me, Darling

Synopsis

Margo dreams of a strong, adventurous he-man, but she can't help falling for playwright Roger who is nothing like what she expects.

Notes

This version of the story has been updated with contemporary clothing and hairstyles. The original was published in Love Romances (Marvel, 1949 series) #106 (July 1963).

Show/hide 8. Star Snatch Comic story, 6 pages

"It should have been a wonderful fortnight at the holiday camp."

Featuring

Genre
Romance
Characters
Sally Hall; Val; Wendy Blewett; Rudi Chalmers

Credits

Writing
, scripter
Art
, line art
Text
, letterer
 
, typeset
Editing
, original Editor

Synopsis

Sally enters a beauty competition to win a night with celebrity Rudi Chalmers. She comes to regret what she does to Wendy in order to win.

Notes

This story is from a UK source.

Show/hide 9. New Boy in Town (A Dramatic Complete Romance...) Comic story, 6 pages

"Keep away from Julie, Steve. She's not for you!"

Featuring

Feature
A Dramatic Complete Romance...
Genre
Romance
Characters
Julie; Steve; Sam; Nick; Lump

Credits

Writing
, scripter
Art
, line art
Text
, letterer
 
, typeset
Editing
, original Editor

Reprint history

First print
Unknown

Synopsis

Julie was Sam's girl until he died attempting a stunt jump at the old airfield. Can Julie's new boy Steve escape Sam's shadow?

Notes

This story is from a UK source.

Show/hide 10. Running for Love! Comic story, 7 pages

"My arms flung out to Danny as if I were wildly reaching for the stars!"

Featuring

Genre
Romance
Code
[1041Z]
Characters
Rita; Danny; Phyllis

Credits

Writing
Robert Kanigher, scripter [credited]
Art
Kurt Schaffenberger, penciller [credited]
 
Frank Giacoia, inker [credited]
Text
Artie Simek, letterer
Editing
Roy Thomas, editor

Reprint history

First print
United States
Our Love Story (Marvel, 1969 series) #19 (October 1972)
Running for Love!
Also printed
United States
Our Love Story (Marvel, 1969 series) #31 (December 1974)
Running for Love!
 
Australia
Secrets of Young Brides (Murray, 1982?) ([1982?])
Running for Love!

Synopsis

Phyllis tries to look after her younger sister Rita, but Rita is looking for a man because she has a fantasy that their mother abandoned them to find love. When Rita discovers the truth about her mother, she also finds a man who does lover her.

Show/hide 11. Sad…Happy…Day Comic story, 6 pages

"It began as just another busy day for me, Hazel Page."

Featuring

Genre
Romance
Characters
Hazel Page; George

Credits

Writing
, scripter
Art
José Ortiz , line art
Text
, letterer
 
, typeset
Editing
, original Editor

Reprint history

First print
United Kingdom
Valentine (IPC, 1968 series) 25 August 1973 (25 August 1973)
Sad… Happy… Day
 
Unknown

Synopsis

When Hazel pick up George hitchhiking, she finds a kindred spirit, but he's trying to make up with his girlfriend.

Notes

This story is from a UK source.

Show/hide 12. Diamonds in Paris (A Mystery Romance) Comic story, 6 pages

"Here we are in Paris, Jill…at the right café, on the right day, at the right time."

Featuring

Feature
A Mystery Romance
Genre
Romance
Characters
Jill Ross; Jean-Claude Mercier

Credits

Writing
, scripter
Art
, line art
Text
, letterer
 
, typeset
Editing
, original Editor

Synopsis

Jill met Jean-Claude while he was holidaying in England and learning English. Now, she is due to meet him at Easter in Paris.

Notes

This story is from a UK source.

Show/hide 13. Secret Romance Library. Magic Moments Romances Promo (ad from the publisher), 1 page

""I first read about their affair in Secret Romance library..." "My darling... Our love is just as wonderful as Magic Moment Romances." Secret Romance Library. Magic Moments Romances. Out now."

Details

Printed
1973? to 1978
Genre
Romance
More...
Secret Romance Library. Magic Moments Romances
Show/hide 14. Love is.. 'Young Love' 'Heart to Heart' and 'Romantic Dreams' comics Promo (ad from the publisher), 1 page

"Love is.. 'Young Love', 'Heart to Heart', and 'Romantic Dreams' comics "He's the only boy I'll ever love--but--how can I tell my father?" How much drama can you take? Don't dare miss... These exciting comics at your news stand!"

Details

Printed
1975?
Genre
Romance
More...
Love is.. 'Young Love' 'Heart to Heart' and 'Romantic Dreams' comics

Notes

Art by John Romita; letters Sam Rosen; script Stan Lee?


Status

This issue includes help from

  • Spiros Xenos
  • Marcus Brazil

AusReprints ID

  • 38909

Entry created

  • 17/02/2009

Cover added

  • 10/05/2019

Index completed

  • 06/05/2019

Last updated

  • 23/01/2022