Planet Series 3 #5 Secret Love Affairs

Published
May 1980
Page count
100
Cover price
0.90 AUD
Colour
Black & white
Size
Magazine size (175mm x 275mm)
Interior paper
Newsprint
Cover stock
Glossy colour
Binding
Saddle-stitched
Format
Comic series
Branding
Murray Romance Library
 
Murray Romance Library

Issue contents Hide all

Show/hide Cover Untitled Cover, 1 page

Featuring

Genre
Romance

Credits

Art
Mike Vosburg
Letters
typeset
Editing
George Wildman (original editor)

Reprint history

First print
United States
I Love You (Charlton, 1955 series) #120 (October 1976)
Untitled (Cover)
Also printed
United States
I Love You (Charlton, 1955 series) #127 (December 1979)
Untitled (Cover)

Notes

The original cover is signed under the location of the word 'win'.

Show/hide 1. 100 Stamps Free (Oxford Stamp Co.) Advertisement, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Oxford Stamp Co.
Show/hide 2. Death of a Dream Comic story, 8 pages

"I really didn't want to go on living without Andy, dear diary…"

Featuring

Genre
Romance
Job code
[D-8096]
Characters
Andy (deceased); Barbara Moore; Neil Drake

Credits

Script
?
Art
Jorge Badia Romero
Letters
?
Editing
George Wildman (original editor)

Reprint history

First print
United States
I Love You (Charlton, 1955 series) #120 (October 1976)
Death of a Dream
Also printed
United States
I Love You (Charlton, 1955 series) #127 (December 1979)
Death of a Dream

Synopsis

Barbara mourns the death of her husband Andy in a car accident. Neil, a neighbour and friend of Andy, tries to draw her out and to begin to enjoy life again.

Show/hide 3. Too Old for Kisses Comic story, 6 pages

"I had a big problem the year I was seventeen…"

Featuring

Genre
Romance
Job code
D-3762
Characters
Barbara; Walt; Ron; Dr. Wilton; Mr. Jones; Mrs. Corey

Credits

Script
?
Pencils
Ben Brown
Inks
Vince Alascia
Letters
typeset
Editing
George Wildman (original editor)

Reprint history

First print
United States
Teen-Age Love (Charlton, 1958 series) #95 (October 1973)
Too Old For Kisses

Synopsis

Barbara decides to volunteer for the hospital during her holidays, rather than party with school friends.

Show/hide 4. Stormy Love Comic story, 10 pages

"That's it, Jill girl! Make it good and convincing!"

Featuring

Genre
Romance
Job code
A-3546
Characters
Jill Turner; Tom Mills; Jed Barker; Reever; Ed; Joe; Mr. Bates

Credits

Script
?
Art
? [Vince Colletta studio]
Letters
typeset
Editing
Pat Masulli (original editor)

Reprint history

First print
United States
Sweethearts (Charlton, 1954 series) #78 (September 1964)
Stormy Love

Synopsis

Rich girl Jill is bored and sets her sights on the new boy in town, Jed Barker. He beings to fall in love with her, but she plays games to make him jealous. Before long, he realises what she's like and that she will never change.

Show/hide 5. Love Song Comic story, 5 pages

"My bobby-sox idol has his pick of a hundred rich chicks…so he wigs out for the blonde who waits on our table!"

Featuring

Genre
Romance
Job code
[D-226]
Characters
Peter Bryde; Althea; Dorothy; Miss Bryant;

Credits

Script
?
Pencils
Charles Nicholas
Inks
Vince Alascia
Letters
typeset
Editing
Sal Gentile (original editor)

Reprint history

First print
United States
Teen-Age Love (Charlton, 1958 series) #72 (September 1970)
Love Song

Synopsis

Althea falls for singer Peter Bryde who is headed for success. Her girlfriend Dorothy warns her that she'll soon be left behind and forgotten, like other singers have done in the past. Althea lends Peter money to help him find success. Is she just being used?

Show/hide 6. Discovered Love Comic story, 7 pages

"I grew up next door to Lew…when we were kids we argued…"

Featuring

Genre
Romance
Job code
D-6591
Characters
Ron; Pamela Curtis; Lewis Burke; Mike; Claire; Sue Marks; Tony; Jiggs

Credits

Script
?
Art
Demetrio Sánchez Gómez [as Demetrio] (signed)
Letters
?
Editing
George Wildman (original editor)

Reprint history

First print
United States
I Love You (Charlton, 1955 series) #113 (July 1975)
Discovered Love

Synopsis

Lew irritates Pamela, but he always seems to be there when she needs protecting, even when she doesn't realise it.

Show/hide 7. Anything for You, My Love! Comic story, 9 pages

"Being married to Nicholas Blair was an endless delight…"

Featuring

Genre
Romance
Job code
D-2890
Characters
Nicholas Blair; Irene Blair; Julius Roman; Hedda Roman; Raymond Searles Junior; Daphne

Credits

Script
?
Art
Torre Repiso (signed)
Letters
?
Editing
George Wildman (original editor)

Reprint history

First print
United States
I Love You (Charlton, 1955 series) #99 (September 1972)
Anything For You, My Love!

Synopsis

Irene flirts with her husband's bosses to help him get ahead.

Notes

The signature on this story is dated 1971 and marked US, for Union Studios.

Show/hide 8. Never Again Comic story, 1 page

"Get out, I never want to see you again!"

Featuring

Genre
Romance
Job code
D-2440

Credits

Script
?
Pencils
Norman Nodel ?
Inks
?
Letters
typeset
Editing
Sal Gentile (original editor)

Reprint history

First print
United States
Teen-Age Love (Charlton, 1958 series) #82 (March 1972)
Never Again!

Synopsis

A couple argues and makes up… on their honeymoon.

Show/hide 9. Super Easy-To-Win Contest Promo (ad from the publisher), 4 pages

"Enter the super Seven Seas stamp contest and win one of these 200 fabulous prizes"

Details

Printed
1980
More...
Super Easy-To-Win Contest

Notes

This advertisement was cover featured on the listed Murray Publishers comics in about June 1980.

Show/hide 10. Casanova's Kisses Comic story, 2 pages

"It was a mistake to come…I don't know anyone except the couple I casme with…and they've disappeared."

Featuring

Genre
Romance
Job code
D-7612
Characters
Anne [as Coquette]; Dennis [as Casanova]

Credits

Script
?
Pencils
Charles Nicholas [as Nicholas] (signed)
Inks
Vince Alascia [as Alascia] (signed)
Letters
typeset
Editing
George Wildman (original editor)

Reprint history

First print
United States
Time for Love (Charlton, 1967 series) #47 (May 1976)
Casanova's Kisses

Synopsis

Ann is dragged to a costume party, dressed as Coquette. Casanova flirts with her.

Show/hide 11. His Kind of Chick Comic story, 6 pages

"I met Lew Correy at our company party…"

Featuring

Genre
Romance
Job code
D-3598
Characters
Lew Correy; Lizbeth Andrews; Dot; George

Credits

Script
?
Pencils
Charles Nicholas
Inks
Vince Alascia
Letters
typeset
Editing
George Wildman (original editor)

Reprint history

First print
United States
Teen-Age Love (Charlton, 1958 series) #96 (December 1973)
His Kind of Chick

Synopsis

When Liz meets Lew, she begins buying new clothes to compete with the models that he's always with. But Lew is working with the models, not dating them, and he liked Liz best when he first met her.

Show/hide 12. Old Enough to Love Comic story, 8 pages

"Hey, Norm, who's the swingin' chick? She's new this year!"

Featuring

Genre
Romance
Job code
D-4030
Characters
Abbe Marsh; Norm; Pat; Rajah; Larry Stang

Credits

Script
?
Pencils
Charles Nicholas
Inks
Wayne Howard
Letters
typeset
Editing
George Wildman (original editor)

Reprint history

First print
United States
Time for Love (Charlton, 1967 series) #34 (June 1973)
Old Enough to Love

Synopsis

Sixteen year old Abbe meets older man Larry on the beach. As they fall in love, she doesn't tell him that she is so young. Eventually, she needs to tell him that their love is based on a lie and she knows it will affect their relationship.

Show/hide 13. Made for Each Other Comic story, 6 pages

"From the moment they met, Jill and Deke knew it would be like this…"

Featuring

Genre
Romance
Job code
D-3495
Characters
Jill Arden; Deke Haskell; Mr Arden

Credits

Script
?
Art
?
Letters
?
Editing
George Wildman (original editor)

Reprint history

First print
United States
Teen-Age Love (Charlton, 1958 series) #94 (August 1973)
Made for Each Other
Also printed
Australia
Magic Moment Romances (KG Murray, 1973 series) #102 ([April 1974?])
Made for Each Other

Synopsis

Jill and Deke fall instantly for each other. Jill's strict father tells Deke to find another girl and Deke discovers their parents don't get along. Their parents' attitude pushes the couple together and they plan to marry to stay together.

Show/hide 14. What Do Parents Know? Comic story, 6 pages

"Mom was pretty understanding about the dress but dad really wigged out when he saw me in it!"

Featuring

Genre
Romance
Job code
D-2307
Characters
Diane Holden; Martha Holden; Ben Holden; Richie; Rolf Ackerman

Credits

Script
?
Pencils
Charles Nicholas [as Nicholas] (signed)
Inks
Vince Alascia [as Alascia] (signed)
Letters
typeset
Editing
Sal Gentile (original editor)

Reprint history

First print
United States
For Lovers Only (Charlton, 1971 series) #63 (March 1972)
What Do Parents Know?

Synopsis

Diane is frustrated by her restrictive father and keeps pushing the boundaries.

Show/hide 15. Dangerous Past Comic story, 10 pages

"I promised myself that I would never let Jeff Marlow fool me again…"

Featuring

Genre
Romance
Job code
A-4032
Characters
Jeff Marlow; Kitty West; Jerry; Lydia Drake; Pete

Credits

Script
Joe Gill ?
Pencils
Pat Masulli ?
Inks
Jon D'Agostino ?
Letters
typeset
Editing
Pat Masulli (original editor)

Reprint history

First print
United States
Sweethearts (Charlton, 1954 series) #81 (March-April 1965)
Dangerous Past

Synopsis

Kitty has become a successful fashion designer and has a new love with Pete, but she hasn't been able to forget Jeff Marlow.

Show/hide 16. A Fink Forever Comic story, 6 pages

"When I began dating Gary, I thought he was the sweetest boy I'd ever known…"

Featuring

Genre
Romance
Job code
D-3558
Characters
Lee Ann; Gary Shepherd; Marta; Dr. Jones

Credits

Script
?
Pencils
Charles Nicholas [as Nicholas] (signed)
Inks
Vince Alascia [as Alascia] (signed)
Letters
typeset
Editing
George Wildman (original editor)

Reprint history

First print
United States
Teen-Age Love (Charlton, 1958 series) #93 (June 1973)
A Fink Forever

Synopsis

Lee Ann thinks Gary is the sweetest boy she knows. Then she discovers he is a kleptomaniac.

Show/hide 17. An Easy Decision Comic story, 1 page

"Being a successful model was wonderful…"

Featuring

Genre
Romance
Job code
A-4727
Characters
Paul Collins; unnamed woman

Credits

Art
Tony Tallarico
Editing
Sal Gentile

Reprint history

First print
United States
Romantic Story (Charlton, 1954 series) #97 (November 1968)
An Easy Decision

Synopsis

She will choose Paul over a modelling job in Paris.

Show/hide 18. Free! A New and Colourful Stamp Collection from 77 Different Countries! (World Wide Stamps) Advertisement, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
World Wide Stamps
Show/hide 19. 6 Collections 130 Items! (Seven Seas Stamps) Advertisement, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Seven Seas Stamps
Show/hide 20. Free! This Marvellous Collection of 111 World Stamps Just by Filling in a Coupon. (Seven Seas Stamps) Advertisement, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Seven Seas Stamps

Notes

This comic (and all "subsequent issues") were classified as unrestricted in Government Gazette of the State of New South Wales (Sydney), Friday 19 September 1980 (#136). The title is listed as "Secret Love Affairs, Planet Series 3, No. 5".

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  • 39308

Entry created

  • 26/02/2012

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  • 29/05/2019

Last updated

  • 29/05/2019