Magic Moment Romances #102

Published
April 1974
Page count
68
Cover price
0.30 AUD
Colour
Black & white
Size
Standard size (180mm x 275mm)
Interior paper
Newsprint
Cover stock
Glossy colour
Binding
Saddle-stitched
Format
Comic series
Branding
Colour Comics
 
Colour Comics
GCD
www.comics.org/issue/320492

Credits

Editing
?

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Show/hide Cover Tomorrow Is Now! Cover, 1 page

"Everyone says sixteen is too young for love but why should I wait?"

Featuring

Genre
Romance

Credits

Script
?
Art
Luis Avila ?
Colours
?
Letters
?
Editing
George Wildman (original editor)

Reprint history

First print
United States
Teen Confessions (Charlton, 1959 series) #82 (September 1973)
Tomorrow Is Now!

Notes

This cover is based on the splash page of "Tomorrow Is Now!"

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. Tomorrow Is Now Comic story, 9 pages

Featuring

Genre
Romance
Code
D-5026
Characters
Theresa Hall; Jim Bayard

Credits

Script
?
Art
Luis Avila ?
Letters
?
Editing
George Wildman

Reprint history

First print
United States
Teen Confessions (Charlton, 1959 series) #82 (September 1973)
Tomorrow Is Now

Synopsis

Theresa is 16 and looks older than she is. During summer vacation Jim falls for her, but she panics when she discovers he is a new high school teacher in town.

Show/hide 3. The Lonely Stars Comic story, 6 pages

"Maybe they could solve Lucy's problem"

Featuring

Genre
Romance
Characters
Gerry; Lucy; Rosie

Credits

Script
?
Art
?
Letters
?
typeset
Editing
? (original editor)

Reprint history

First print
Unknown

Synopsis

When Lucy finds out about Gerry's former girlfriend and becomes distressed, a stranger reminds her how lucky she is.

Notes

This story is from a UK source.

Show/hide 4. The Ghost Greys (Star Story) Comic story, 6 pages

"Jack Wild presents this seasonal story especially for you…"

Featuring

Feature
Star Story
Genre
Romance
Characters
Gillie Martin; Anne; 'Mum' Hawkins; Gary Burgess

Credits

Script
?
Art
?
Letters
?
typeset
Editing
? (original editor)

Reprint history

First print
Unknown

Synopsis

Anne spooks Gillie with the story of the Ghost Greys, four white horses pulling a coach along Dale Road. When Anne sees the coach, no one believes her. Then she begins glimpsing the 'dishy' coach driver.

Notes

This story is from a UK source. During the early 1970s, young actor and singer Jack Wild was teen idol.

Show/hide 5. 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
Code
D-3495
Characters
Jill Arden; Deke Haskell; Mr Arden

Credits

Script
?
Art
?
Letters
?
Editing
George Wildman

Reprint history

First print
United States
Teen-Age Love (Charlton, 1958 series) #94 (August 1973)
Made for Each Other
Also printed
Australia
Planet Series 3 (Murray, 1980 series) #5 ([May 1980]) —Secret Love Affairs
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 6. Where Did I Leave That Boy? Comic story, 6 pages

"Jan! I don't want to interfere, but you don't usually go to work in your nightie--do you?"

Featuring

Genre
Romance
Characters
Jan; Tim; Sharon; Pete Morris

Credits

Script
?
Art
?
Letters
?
typeset
Editing
? (original editor)

Synopsis

While shopping with Tim, Jan meets Pete Morris. After they spend the day and evening together, Jan remembers Tim is still waiting.

Notes

This story is from a UK source.

Show/hide 7. My Sad Old Movie Comic story, 6 pages

"As the year comes to an end, Tansy recalls some big moments."

Featuring

Genre
Romance
Characters
Tansy; Paul Dallas; Gail

Credits

Script
?
Art
?
Letters
?
typeset
Editing
? (original editor)

Synopsis

Tansy is so wrapped up in filming an amateur move for her father that she nearly misses out on the leading man.

Notes

This story is from a UK source.

Show/hide 8. When East Meets West! Comic story, 6 pages

"This is the first car in hours… if he doesn't stop I'll…"

Featuring

Genre
Romance
Code
D-3885
Characters
Eileen Shields; Lew Bannon; Alan Bannon; Carol Bannon

Credits

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

Reprint history

First print
United States
Romantic Story (Charlton, 1954 series) #129 (September 1973)
When East Meets West!
Also printed
Australia
Man and Woman (Murray, 1978? series) #31 ([June 1978?])
When East Meets West!

Synopsis

When Eileen gets a flat tire on the road to visit her sister in Los Angeles, Lew Bannon offers her assistance and Eileen begins and extended stay at The Bannon Bros dude ranch.

Show/hide 9. A Time for Dreaming… Comic story, 6 pages

"The world of 2132… a machine age. But for two young people, Lucy and Peter, a time for loving--and snatched happiness…"

Featuring

Genre
Romance
Characters
Lucy Simpson; Peter

Credits

Script
?
Art
?
Letters
?
typeset
Editing
? (original editor)

Synopsis

In a future totalitarian world, Lucy and Peter fall in lover and secretly meet. But they are discovered by a state that will not tolerate the emotion called lover.

Notes

This story is reprinted from a UK source.

Show/hide 10. Friendship Can Go Too Far Comic story, 6 pages

"How loyal should a girl be to her best friend? Lorna just had to decide…"

Featuring

Genre
Romance
Characters
Lorna; Billie; Larry; Mike; Max

Credits

Script
?
Art
?
Letters
?
typeset
Editing
? (original editor)

Synopsis

Lorner worries about her younger friend and feels she need to look after Billie—but also resents it. Max helps her realise Billie also needs her own space.

Notes

This story is reprinted from a UK source. The background of one panel has a poster of Cat Stevens and 'I Love My Dog' (released 1967).

Show/hide 11. A Fool about Love Comic story, 7 pages

"I can't waste time playing games with you!"

Featuring

Genre
Romance
Code
7432 ?
Characters
Eric; Melissa; Tripper

Credits

Script
Holli Resnicoff (credited)
Pencils
Gene Colan (credited)
Inks
Bill Everett (credited)
Letters
Artie Simek (credited)
Editing
Stan Lee (original editor)

Reprint history

First print
United States
My Love (Marvel, 1969 series) #15 (January 1972)
A Fool About Love

Synopsis

Melissa cannot decide between Tripper and Eric--a choice between a world of partying and passion, or security and possibly habit. She hopes to find an answer by trying Tripper's way of life.

Notes

The job code on this reprint is mostly unreadable except for the '74'. Melissa's reflections on page six of the story have been changed in this reprint from "He seems so indifferent...I don't understand.! I thought he'd be glad to see me...but he acts as if I'm just another friend!" to "They're all drunk--maybe I should leave--Tripper doesn't seem to care about me any more..." This reprint also deletes a comment by Tripper when Arlene collapses (following "Cool it, baby!")--"We don't want any trouble--do we?" The change seems to be censorship to remove the implication that Tripper and his party friends are using drugs.

Show/hide 12. 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?

Show/hide 13. Hey Kids! Send for the Mystery Box of Stamps (David Harris Mystery Box) Advertisement, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
David Harris Mystery Box

Status

AusReprints ID

  • 40223

Entry created

  • 29/12/2009

Cover added

  • 04/05/2019

Index completed

  • 04/05/2019

Last updated

  • 22/05/2019