Wednesday, February 29, 2012


You may notice that some of the images are not displaying. It seems that a few post were so popular it used up my monthly bandwidth. All will be back to normal on March third.
I put up some tinypic links for the photos that were drawing so many hits. I never really anticipated this would happen. I'm happy so many people are reading, but I hadn't planned for this.

Have fixed up theses pages:

 The Origin of Flame Girl

SeƱorita Rio

Patty O'Day

I'll be adding tinypics for Flame Girl in a few hours.

Sunday, February 26, 2012

The True Life Story of Gene Tunney

Gene Tunney was an undefeated man. During his successful boxing career, he was the regaining World Heavyweight Campaign from 1926-1928. He was know for his strategy.

From Fight Comics #19....Art by Alex Blum
 22 //23 //24 //25 //26

There an identically titled story in Fight Comics #6, but the art and script of 19 are completely different. It is listed second as the art is less than fantastic. 

 38 //39 //40 //41
(I brightened the panel to the left, but I was not able to nicely clean these scans. They are exactly from yo will see in the cbr file.)

Saturday, February 25, 2012

Wild Desire (Untamed Love #1, Jan. 1950)

She plumb sick of him!

One last bit of love before the month comes to an end.

Saturday, February 18, 2012

Another Taste of Campus Love

I was going to share this educational tales here on Valentines day, but love and midterms got in the way.

"I knew all about men... because I'd studied every textbook and thesis on the subject! But one day a rebellious student trapped me wit a real, live man...and nothing in those textbooks could show me how to keep from falling in love with the perfect example of the undesirable male!"

Go read it on scans_daily! 

Practical Psychology for Girls

Here are some backup links! "Undesirable male" - 01 // 02 // 03  //04 // 05 //06  // 07 and the Short - He's My Boss!

Monday, February 13, 2012

Campus Loves

THE QUALITY COMICS BOSS: We need a new romance comics!
BILL WARD: I can draw pretty ladies in there underwear.
THE QUALITY COMICS BOSS: Okay you're on art! Now remember, women go to college to pick up men.

I think that's how it might have gone.

Campus Loves (Quality Comics, 1949) is a series of four books that was yet another attempt by Quality to jump on the coming romance fad of the fifties. They followed this up with Diary Loves November 1949 - April 1953,  Broadway Romances (January 1950 - September 1950), Brides Romances (November 1953 - December 1956), and Exotic Romances October 1955 - November 1956.

Here you can read the first story from issue #1. (Read by scrolling here)

Sunday, February 12, 2012

Pictorial Romances #17 (and #9)

Running 21 issues, Pictorial Romances was in press from January 1950 to March 1954. 

A warning to feminist readers, punching your screen will not make it any better.

Thanks to the Romance Comics Reading Room you can look though Pictorial Romances 9 (Matt Baker cover and story art)

Before you do that check out a story from #17, "Sharecropper's Daughter" Art by Matter Baker.
003 // 004 //  005//  006//  007//  008//  009//  010

I hope to be adding a lot of Matt Baker's work soon. 

Saturday, February 11, 2012

My Real Love #5 Highlight Reel!

Kicking off the weekend of love we have 1950's My Real Love #5, highlight reel!

The cover (see left) stars David Wayne & Gloria DeHaven from "Down Among the Sheltering Palms." It has little to do with the content of the comic.

If you have a link to a missing section, please post it in the comments.
"In Love with Love" Art by Art Saaf- Read it here!

"Too Much Family!" Art by George Tuska

"Love on the 5:15" (1 pg, text story) story by Madeline Mines - Read it here

"Good-Time Girl!" Art by Nick Cardy - Read it here!

"He's My Boss"  - Read it here! (or here)

"Shattered Dream!" Pencils by Alex Toth, Inks by John Celardo - Read it here!

"No Regrets" (1 pg text story )Script by Patty Hendryx - Read it here!

"I Ran from Romance" Are by Vernon V. Greene - Read it here!

"The Second Look" - Read it here!

Sunday, February 5, 2012

Military Man: Johnny Doughboy

Johnny is not a newcommer to this blog. The name Bernard Dibble is. He started on newspaper strips in the 1920s. He best know for Iron Vic (see left) who he created for United Features Syndicate in 1940. He stayed in the comics game until the 1950s, when he began work as a Park Employee with the New York City Dept. of Parks.

Today, I share with you some of his work on John Doughboy from Military Comics #33, #17, and #34. (Please note that 34 contains some racist content.)

You can read Bezzey Bubble, a short from Crack Comics, here.

For more checkout...

From Crack Comics #39.

New Look and Fresh Links!

As you can see the page has gotten a make over! After fighting with blogger over a layout we can agree on, it has come to this. Feedback would be much appreciated.

I've also taken the time to do some more link fixing. All theses stories are back up"