Kent’s girlfriend, Sue,* is naïve. She wonders “what has come over him,” when Kent is obviously stunned at the sight of sexy Tari, the siren of the tropics. Not only is Sue blind to the obvious, she loses Kent. He follows Tari, who is heading home to her home of Manaloa, but only after breaking the heart of some other poor schmoe.
I see the attraction, since Tari is drawn by Bill Ward, one of the greatest pin-up artists ever to work as a cartoonist, both in comic books and later in gag cartoons. But when Kent comes whimpering home after learning a painful lesson from Tari, Sue takes him back. I ask you women, would you do the same? This is a love comic, and in love stories love conquers all. But if I were to advise Sue, I’d tell her to keep Kent on a very short leash.
From Heart Throbs #2 (1949):
*On page one Sue has “four more letters” to type. Her name plate says “Miss Ives," — missives, as in letters. Is it a deliberate pun or just a coincidence?