The "Help Wanted--Male"
artwork was also used for a comic book cover. It was Romantic Love
(Realistic Comics, 1951) #9
. Judging from the covers that I've looked at, I think that quite a few of the covers for Realistic Comics
were artwork originally from pulp
magazine or paperback books.
From what I can tell, there seems to be some sort of connection between Realistic Comics, and Avon Comics
. Avon Comics were published by the paperback publisher Avon Publications
. One of Avon's paperback imprints was Novel Library, which was the publisher of the "Help Wanted--Male" paperback (#41, 1950) which was written by Stone, Thomas (Pseudonym of Florence Stonebraker)
. 'Thomas Stone' also wrote "Three Times Sin", "Red-Headed Nurse", "Taylor-made Wives", "Careless Caresses", "One More Lover
", etc. Florence Stonebraker wrote a number of women's (lesbian
?) pulp paperbacks, including "Sinful Desires", "Kept Sisters"
, "Can Love be Wrong?", "Strange Passions"
, "Strange Sinner ", etc. Florence Stonebraker also used a number of other pseudonyms
, including Fern Shepard, Florence Stuart, & Florenz Branch.
Romantic Love (Realistic Comics, 1951) #9