Romantic Love Library #125 Headed for Heartbreak

Published
1963
Page count
68?
Cover price
1/3 [0-1-3 AUP]
Colour
Black & white
Size
Pocket size (135mm x 185mm)
Interior paper
Newsprint
Cover stock
Glossy colour
Binding
Saddle-stitched
Format
Comic series
Branding
Picture Stories

Credits

Editing
?

Issue contents Hide all

Show/hide Cover Untitled Cover, 1 page

Featuring

Genre
Romance

Reprint history

First print
Unknown
Show/hide 1. Headed for Heartbreak Comic story, 10 pages

Featuring

Genre
Romance
Characters
Mary; Warren Peters

Credits

Art
Bill Draut
Editing
Leon Harvey

Reprint history

First print
United States
Hi-School Romance (Harvey, 1949 series) #39 (May 1955)
Headed For Heartbreak
Also printed
Australia
True Secrets Diary (Regal, 1955? series) #136 ([December 1964?]) —Romance Picture Stories; True Secret Diary
Headed for Heartbreak

Synopsis

Warren Peters was a fireman by day, but that night he and Mary danced at the Senior prom and planned their future. Returning home, Mary was on cloud-9 until her mother rushed in to say that the house across the street was burning. Mary ran outside and overheard someone say that a fireman was trapped; all of her thoughts raced to Warren, worried that it was him. The next time she saw Warren, he begged him to quit his job as a fireman and when he refused she broke it off until she realized everyone lives with danger, and it is love she can't live without.

Show/hide 2. Strange Romantic Customs (Strange Romantic Customs) Comic story, 3 pages

"When a wife in the Teso tribe misbehaves her husband has the right to beat her!"

Featuring

Feature
Strange Romantic Customs
Genre
Non-Fiction

Reprint history

Original
Hi-School Romance (Harvey, 1949 series) #?

Notes

This story might also be from a different Harvey series as the feature ran in several series.

Show/hide 3. My Desperate Heart Comic story, 20 pages

Featuring

Genre
Romance

Credits

Editing
Leon Harvey

Reprint history

First print
United States
Hi-School Romance (Harvey, 1949 series) #40 (June 1955)
My Desperate Heart
Also printed
Australia
Teenage Love (Barmor, 1953 series) #29 ([August 1954?])
My Desperate Heart

Synopsis

Ellen had just started going to Baldwin Junior College, but her relationship with Tim had gotten serious. At the dormitory, she was introduced to Karen Marshek a beautiful exchange student from Switzerland. When Tim came over for their date, Ellen introduced her to Karen. But, when Tim offered to help Karen study American government, she had a bad feeling. Soon Tim came around less and less, until on a stroll Ellen saw Tim take Karen in his arms and kiss her. Her jealousy took over, and she told Tim that the only reason Karen was interested in him was to marry him and get American citizenship. Furious, Tim broke it off with Karen. Soon, at an assembly, it was announced that Karen had won first prize for her essay on "The Meaning of America" but she could barely accept the award after what Ellen had done to her. So much for truth and fair play. Astonished, Karen admits that she lied about Karen. Screaming, "how could you be so cruel?" Tim ran from the auditorium to find Karen, leaving Ellen to deal with her guilt and conscience.

Notes

GCD suggests that the story in Hi-School Romance #40 is a reprint.

Show/hide 4. Clothes Call (Winnie the Waitress) Comic story, 6 pages

Featuring

Feature
Winnie the Waitress
Genre
Humour

Credits

Script
Vic Herman
Art
Vic Herman

Reprint history

First print
Unknown
Show/hide 5. He Loved Me Not Comic story, 11 pages

Featuring

Genre
Romance

Reprint history

First print
Unknown
Also printed
Australia
Teenage Love (Barmor, 1953 series) #24 ([March 1954?])
He Loved Me Not
Show/hide 6. Rx for Popularity Comic story, 3 pages
Show/hide 7. My Revengeful Heart Comic story, 14 pages

Notes

Stories in this issue have been reformatted for pocket size.

Status

AusReprints ID

  • 67422

Entry created

  • 23/03/2013

Cover added

  • 23/03/2013

Index completed

  • 23/03/2013

Last updated

  • 23/03/2013