With a name like Realistic Romances, you know this will be a gentle, wholesome tale...
..."My Scandalous Affair!"...er, forget I said anything.
This cover-featured story from Avon's Realistic Romances #16 (1954) was illustrated by Everett Raymond Kinstler who went on to better things...notably portraits of the rich and powerful!
He's painted every American President from Nixon thru George W Bush!
Presumably, when President Obama has a free afternoon (he's been rather busy with projects like disposing of Bin Laden.)...
In fact, Kinstler's Gerald Ford and Ronald Reagan paintings are the official White House portraits for them!
Unlike many other "fine" artists who started out doing commercial art, Kinstler happily acknowledges his comic book work.
This story was from the second run of Realistic Romances which ran #15-#17.
The first series ran from #1-#8.
A third series from another publisher ran #1, then #8-#9!
So if you're looking to collect this title, there's no #10-#14, but two #1s and #8s!
We haven't decided yet what it'll be, but we can guarantee that...
You'll Cry Your Eyes Out if You Miss It!
(Oh, you've heard that, eh?)
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