Ideal Romance 6, 1954

Ideal Romance 6, 1954

This is a pretty odd romance comic! Weird cover art by Bernard Baily. This comic almost seems like it should be in the horror section - those people look drunk or stoned or something, and the colors are bizarre! I'm pretty sure the publisher, Key Publications, is one of the psuedonyms for Gilmore/Aragon - the publisher of gory horror comics like Mister Mystery.

Jim Ludwig was kind enough to inform me that Battle Fire #6, published by Aragon 1956, has an ad listing
Ideal Romances, Battle Cry, Battle Attack, Battle Squadron, Navy Task Force, Warpath, Western Rough Riders, Silver Kid Western, Mutiny, Action Adventure, and The Black Shield as featured publications -- confirming a connection between these Stanley Morse publishing companies: Key, Stanmore, Gilmore (Gilmor, Gillmor, Gillmore, etc.), and Aragon.