Secret Romance Library #25

Published
June 1973
Page count
68
Cover price
0.30 AUD
Colour
Black & white
Size
Pocket size (140mm x 180mm)
Interior paper
Newsprint
Cover stock
Glossy colour
Binding
Square bound
Format
Comic series
Branding
None

Issue contents Hide all

Show/hide Cover If He Loves Me! Cover, 1 page

"When I'm in his arms I'm sure but when we're apart I wonder.."

Featuring

Genre
Romance

Credits

Art
Art Cappello
Letters
Charlotte Jetter
Editing
George Wildman

Reprint history

First print
United States
Sweethearts (Charlton, 1954 series) #128 (October 1972)
If He Loves Me! (Cover)
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. If He Loves Me… Comic story, 8 pages

"When I was hired as Nichkolas Cline's secretary, I had no idea I'd become a world traveler…"

Featuring

Genre
Romance
Job code
D-3070
Characters
Nichkolas Cline; Beverly Callen; Royal Highness; Sir Reginald Tynby; Desmond Farr

Credits

Art
Art Cappello (signed)
Editing
George Wildman

Reprint history

First print
United States
Sweethearts (Charlton, 1954 series) #128 (October 1972)
If He Loves Me...
Also printed
Australia
For Lovers Only (Murray, 1979 series) #5 ([1979?])
If He Loves Me…

Synopsis

Bev has a glamorous job travelling the world. When she falls for engineer Dez, working for the same company in Buenos Aires, their dates are interrupted by millionaires, sheikhs and noblemen. Dez believes he is too ordinary and can't compete. Bev decides she has had enough and returns home to an ordinary life and job, but Dez doesn't respond to her letter. Eventually, he does and they resume their romance.

Show/hide 3. That Special Night Comic story, 6 pages

"After dating Brad Horton for nearly a year, I was madly in love…"

Featuring

Genre
Romance
Job code
D-6200
Characters
Brad Norton; Donna; Jay Simmons; Toni Shay; Donna's father

Credits

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

Reprint history

First print
United States
Love and Romance (Charlton, 1971 series) #19 (November 1974)
That Special Night

Synopsis

Donna is madly in love with Brad, but her father believes Brad doesn't treat her properly. Donna agrees and is annoyed by it, but still loves Brad. Then she sees Brad kissing Toni, confirming what she has suspected. Jay has wanted to date Donna for years and is there to help her move on.

Show/hide 4. A Dusty Love Story Comic story, 6 pages

"Just a couple of dusty relics in an old attic. But for Tim and Jenny they were such sweet reminders of the past…"

Featuring

Genre
Romance
Characters
Tim; Jenny

Credits

Script
?
Art
?
Letters
?
typeset

Reprint history

First print
Unknown

Synopsis

Tim and Jenny climb into the attic to get time alone. There they find two antique hats and imagine they are the historic owners. Their imagined love story turns tragic and they argue over the ending. Then they find a ring and a pin that they imagined in the story, together in a box. It is a sign that the two historic lovers came together again and it brings Tim and Jenny back together.

Show/hide 5. Never Give Up on Love! Comic story, 6 pages

"Cynthia, we've decided to take the church group tour to the southwest!"

Featuring

Genre
Romance
Job code
D-2158
Characters
Cynthia Hewlett; Pamela Lane; Matthew H. Suggs; Mack Osborne

Credits

Pencils
Don Perlin [as Perlin] (signed)
Inks
Vince Alascia [as Alascia] (signed)
Editing
Sal Gentile

Reprint history

First print
United States
Romantic Story (Charlton, 1954 series) #118 (April 1972)
Never Give Up On Love!

Synopsis

Boring librarian Cynthia heads to New York for an exciting holiday where she shares an apartment with hip Pamela. Cynthia is determined to cast off her square lifestyle and goes to a party with Pam's friend Mack. Then Pam gives Cynthia a style make over. When the relationship with Mack heats up, Cynthia's transformation is complete.

Show/hide 6. I Don't Love Him Anymore Comic story, 5 pages

"Beth, darling... you get lovelier each time I... what's wrong, Beth?"

Featuring

Genre
Romance
Job code
D-2162
Characters
Beth; Ron

Credits

Pencils
Charles Nicholas [as Nicholas] (signed)
Inks
Vince Alascia [as Alascia] (signed)
Editing
Sal Gentile

Reprint history

First print
United States
For Lovers Only (Charlton, 1971 series) #64 (April 1972)
I Don't Love Him Anymore

Synopsis

After seven months of marriage to Ron, Beth believes she has fallen out of love with him. She thinks he treats her like part of the furniture, but she's not seeing what's really happening. When she finds lipstick on his collar, she goes to confront him. It proves to be innocent and Ron is delighted that Beth is jealous -- he feared that she didn't care anymore. The spark renews their relationship.

Show/hide 7. Sweet & Sour Comic story, 6 pages

"It was nice of Dave to take me for a Chinese meal on my birthday but somehow I wasn't enjoying myself…"

Featuring

Genre
Romance
Characters
Carole; Dave; James; Gloria Lambert

Credits

Script
?
Art
?
Letters
?
typeset

Reprint history

First print
Unknown

Synopsis

Carole is bored with Dave and his fishing trips. When James from the glamorous 'in' crowd shows her attention, she is drawn into his wealthy party scene and ignores Dave and her old friends. But a fortnight later, she discovers James and his friends are using her as someone to make fun of. Her old gang welcomes her back, but she's lost Dave to Gloria.

Show/hide 8. Another Way Comic story, 8 pages

"Way back in junior high, Don had always been the natural leader in our crowd…"

Featuring

Genre
Romance
Job code
[D-1601]
Characters
Don Belden; Miriam; Mrs Sayers; Miriam's father; Cliff

Credits

Art
Art Cappello (signed)
Editing
Sal Gentile (Managing Editor)

Reprint history

First print
United States
Love Diary (Charlton, 1958 series) #77 (March 1972)
Another Way

Synopsis

Don had always been a natural leader, but he was going off the tracks. Despite that, Miriam still loves him and is being drawn into his increasingly destructive behaviour. When Cliff tries to help Miriam, Don assaults Cliff. For Miriam, it is the last straw. But while she starts dating Cliff, she can't forget Don.

Show/hide 9. A Boy to Marry! Comic story, 6 pages

"How can a girl like me ever hope to find--"

Featuring

Genre
Romance
Characters
Jenny Harris; Jen's mother; Art Kent

Credits

Script
Stan Lee (credited)
Pencils
Gene Colan (credited)
Inks
Dick Ayers (credited)
Letters
Artie Simek
Editing
Stan Lee

Reprint history

First print
United States
Our Love Story (Marvel, 1969 series) #8 (December 1970)
A Boy to Marry!

Synopsis

Jen can't go to college because she needs to work to support her family. She fears she will never meet a husband in her small home town. She fears the worst when she starts work at a dress shop, where she will only ever meet women. But the boss is attractive Art Kent and it is only a matter of time.

Show/hide 10. Conceited Men Comic story, 1 page

Featuring

Genre
Romance
Job code
D-5515
Characters
Fansworth

Credits

Art
Art Cappello
Editing
George Wildman

Reprint history

First print
United States
Just Married (Charlton, 1958 series) #101 (July 1974)
Conceited Men

Synopsis

The reasons why she knows Fansworth can't be conceited.

Show/hide 11. It's Got to Be Terry Comic story, 6 pages

"I know exactly who that is phoning me..Terry!"

Featuring

Genre
Romance
Characters
Terry; Jill; Joe

Credits

Script
?
Art
?
Letters
?
typeset

Reprint history

First print
Unknown

Synopsis

Terry has bad timing. In the latest in a series of incidents, he calls Jill in the shower to ask if she's about to arrive for their date. Jill is convinced the date is tomorrow -- but this time she's wrong. Jill doesn't care; Terry always has good timing for a kiss.

Show/hide 12. I Bought His Kisses Comic story, 6 pages

"The first night we met, Turk Melton seemed incredibly heroic…"

Featuring

Genre
Romance
Job code
D-5448
Characters
Marla Byrd; Turk Melton

Credits

Pencils
Charles Nicholas [as Nicholas] (signed)
Inks
Vince Alascia [as Alascia] (signed)
Editing
George Wildman

Reprint history

First print
United States
For Lovers Only (Charlton, 1971 series) #75 (September 1974)
I Bought His Kisses!

Synopsis

Marla falls for Turk Melton after he saves her from some muggers. She pays for the dates because he doesn't have a job. When she helps get a job for him, he insists on planning his own life.

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
1974? to 1975
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

Status

AusReprints ID

  • 41710

Entry created

  • 07/01/2019

Cover added

  • 07/01/2019

Index completed

  • 07/01/2019

Last updated

  • 07/01/2019