Youthful Magazines was a small company who published comic books between 1949 and 1954. It was founded an attorney Bill Friedman and his wife Sophie. Friedman who held the title of Publisher was helped in his venture by editor Sol Cohen.
Youthful shied away from Superhero titles focusing their attention on humor, horror, romance and western genres. The first comic produced was Gunsmoke #1 in April 1949. The title ran for 16 issues until Jan 1952, and we have every single one here! A unique title is the non-fiction Stamp Comics, which explains historical events pictured on postage stamps.
The most prolific of Youthful's artists was Doug Wildey whose work appears in virtually all of their titles. Other notable creators associated with Youthful include Bill Fraccio, Harry Harrison, Pat Masulli, Don Perlin, Wally Wood, Graham Ingels, Ed Goldfarb, Henry Kiefer, and Manny Stallman.