(June-July 1949)

Prize, 1949 Series
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Volume:
1
Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
52
Indicia frequency:
bi-monthly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
Crestwood Publishing Co., Inc.
Editing:
Joe Simon; Jack Kirby
Color:
Full Color
Dimensions:
Standard Golden, then Silver, Age U.S.
Paper Stock:
Glossy cover; Newsprint interior
Binding:
Saddle-stitched
Publishing Format:
Was Ongoing Series

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
? (photograph)
Inks:
? (photograph)
Colors:
? (photograph)
Letters:
typeset

Indexer Notes

Cover photo is of "Joy Lansing, Hal Roach Television Starlet." She later changed the spelling of her first name to "Joi" and appeared in various movies and television shows. Curiously, she appeared on 3 consecutive "Young Love" covers (#3-5).

Wallflower! (Table of Contents)

comic story / 9 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Bill Draut
Inks:
Bill Draut
Colors:
?
Letters:
Ben Oda

Genre:
romance
Characters:
Amy Martin; Bix Jackson; Joan; Bob; Art; Ned Arden; Jim Burns; Patricia Gibbings; Marion; Don Irvine; Mr. Sanderson
Synopsis:
After several embarrassing experiences as a teen, Amy gets a reputation as a “wallflower” at social events and loses confidence in herself. Photographer Bix offers her a job, modelling in a nightclub, and she performs well. Then he reveals it was all a set-up in order to restore her self-esteem. Amy and Bix fall in love.

Indexer Notes

credits per Harry Mendryk's Simon and Kirby blog.

Look Before You Love! (Table of Contents)

comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Jack Kirby; Joe Simon ? (see notes)
Inks:
Joe Simon ?
Colors:
?
Letters:
Ben Oda

Genre:
romance
Characters:
Kerry Blanchard; Joyce Ryan; Myra Whitcomb; George Sumner
Synopsis:
Secretary Joyce falls in love with Kerry at first sight. However, after he proposes, she catches him in an embrace with former girlfriend Myra. Kerry claims he initially used her to make Myra jealous, but now he really loves Joyce. Joyce forgives him but the love she felt is gone. She eventually begins dating Kerry’s friend George, and may marry him some day.

Indexer Notes

Kirby pencils and Simon inks per Harry Mendryk's Simon and Kirby blog. Nick Caputo suspects Joe Simon was involved in the penciling of this story.

Headstrong! (Table of Contents)

comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Bill Draut
Inks:
Bill Draut
Colors:
?
Letters:
Ben Oda

Genre:
romance
Characters:
Vicki Allen; Mr. Carson; Jerry Snyder; Duke Wilson; Ruth Jackson; Dolly Madsen; Marcia Thompson
Synopsis:
Vicki is hired as a reporter for a small town newspaper. She interviews Duke and begins to date him, despite his reputation as a wolf. However, when one of Duke’s former girlfriends blames Vicki for stealing his affections and tries to commit suicide, Vicki is tarred by scandal and fired from her job. Her friend Jerry admits he loves her and helps Vicki through the tough times.
Keywords:
suicide

Indexer Notes

credits per Harry Mendryk's Simon and Kirby blog.

["I came to Miss Hale for help with a problem almost every girl must face..."] (Table of Contents)

Nancy Hale's Problem Clinic / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
? [as Nancy Hale]
Pencils:
Vic Donahue
Inks:
Vic Donahue
Colors:
?
Letters:
Ben Oda

Characters:
Nancy Hale; Alice J.; Bob; Mrs. R.; Miss C.
Synopsis:
Alice tells Nancy Hale that her boyfriend Bob dumped her because she refused to drink alcohol at parties. Nancy introduces her to various people who say drinking is a personal choice for mature people and can be dangerous for young people, and perhaps Alice was “going out with the wrong crowd.”

Indexer Notes

credits per Harry Mendryk's Simon and Kirby blog.

I Didn't Want Love (Table of Contents)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Letters:
typeset

Indexer Notes

credits per Harry Mendryk's Simon and Kirby blog.

Match Makers! (Table of Contents)

comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Ken Riley
Inks:
Ken Riley
Colors:
?
Letters:
Ben Oda

Genre:
romance
Characters:
Paula Bethany; Igor Bethany; Freda Bethany; Mrs. Arnold; Arthur Arnold; Alex Jameson
Synopsis:
Paula’s parents are immigrants from Europe and raise her in a strict, old-fashioned manner. When her parents insist she get married before she turns 20 and that they will pick her husband, she rebels. Even though the man they’ve chosen is Arthur, whom she loves, Paula refuses on principle. She decides to elope with Alex instead, but Arthur intervenes. Paula says that she was “lucky in loving the man” that her parents chose for her.

Indexer Notes

Igor is referred to as "Igar" on the first page.

Clinging Vine (Table of Contents)

comic story / 9 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Bill Draut
Inks:
Bill Draut
Colors:
?
Letters:
Ben Oda

Genre:
romance
Characters:
Mary Lou; Stan Walker; Jerry; Frankie; Wilma Mason
Synopsis:
Mary Lou pretends to be a “helpless, wide-eyed, clinging vine” type to attract dates. She becomes engaged to Stan, but he is soon irritated by her feigned helplessness. Mary Lou thinks newcomer Wilma has stolen Stan’s affection, but Wilma says Stan merely got tired of Mary Lou’s act: “Men like women to be feminine, but they don’t like them to be dopes!” Mary Lou apologises to Stan and they reconcile.

Indexer Notes

credits per Harry Mendryk's Simon and Kirby blog.

Editing
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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
  2. 1. Wallflower!
  3. 2. Look Before You Love!
  4. 3. Headstrong!
  5. 4. ["I came to Miss Hale for help with a problem almost every girl must face..."]
    Nancy Hale's Problem Clinic
  6. 5. I Didn't Want Love
  7. 6. Match Makers!
  8. 7. Clinging Vine
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • David Wilt
  • Daniel Thingvold
  • Nick Caputo
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Jim Walls
  • Christopher Fama