(September 1950)

Prize, 1947 Series
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Volume:
4
Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
52
Indicia frequency:
Monthly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
Feature Publications, Inc.
Brand:
?
Editing:
Joe Simon
Color:
Color
Dimensions:
Standard Golden Age U. S.; Later Standard Silver Age U. S.
Paper Stock:
Glossy Covers; Newsprint Interiors
Binding:
Saddle-Stitched
Publishing Format:
Was Ongoing Series

Issue Notes

Simon not noted in indicia as editor


"The Only Man Who Could Thrill Me!" (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
romance

Indexer Notes

"Cover by Theda and Emerson Hall -- Globe" (indicia)

The Only Man Who Could Thrill Me! (Table of Contents)

comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Jack Kirby
Inks:
Joe Simon
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
romance
Characters:
Della Hildebrand; Johnny Franklin (classical singer and Della's lover); Paul Egan (promoter)
Synopsis:
Following Johnny's diastrous Carnegie Hall debut, Della manages to snag the great Paul Egan as her lover's promoter. He orders Johnny to sing pop rather than opera, and sends him on a long national tour. At home, Paul overwhelms Della with sex. She resents his self-assured smugness, but falls in love with him anyway. Johnny eventually becomes a swell-headed pop star and Della realizes he no longer wants or needs her. He disgusts her. Paul persuades her to marry him.

Indexer Notes

"Produced by Simon & Kirby" (first panel)

Are You Bad For Him? (Table of Contents)

Nancy Hale / text article / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
? (header illustration)
Inks:
? (header illustration)
Colors:
? (header illustration)
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
romance

Indexer Notes

full page advice column on romance and relationships

Gentleman For Hire! (Table of Contents)

comic story / 7 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
romance
Characters:
Gale Calvert; Keith Windsor (professional escort); Tom (Gale's ex-boyfriend); Mr. Lambert (Gale's boss); Mrs. Lambert (party hostess)
Synopsis:
Gale hires Keith to escort her to a party. She tells no one of Keith's job, presents him as an old boyfriend, and has a wonderful time. The two fall in love, but Gale does not want a boyfriend who is an escort. She breaks the relationship off. When the time is right, Keith reveals that he is actually Steve Graham, an insurance salesman, and was posing as an escort to protect a friend from a jealous girlfriend. Gale and Keith renew their love.

Are You A Gold Digger? (Table of Contents)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Mort Meskin
Inks:
Mort Meskin
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
romance
Synopsis:
Six panels depicting young women taking financial advantage of their dates are intended to provoke readers into examining and questioning their "gold digging" motives.

[Black Cat Ad] (Table of Contents)

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Script:
? (ad copy)
Pencils:
Jack Kirby
Inks:
Joe Simon
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Indexer Notes

full page ad for Black Magic #1 featuring an alternate cover

["Overindulgence of whims spoiled pretty Sharon B ..."] (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
?
Pencils:
Mort Meskin
Inks:
Mort Meskin
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
romance
Characters:
Sharon; Della (maid); Moms (Sharon's mother); Holly Evans; Don Russell; Arthur (Sharon's cousin); Miss Hale
Synopsis:
Sharon has been using temper tantrums since childhood to get her way. In college, she continues the behavior and alienates her friends. After a consultation with Miss Hale, she vows to mend her selfish ways.

Indexer Notes

spanking panel page 2

The Doctor's Love (Table of Contents)

comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
romance
Characters:
Doctor Nan Walton; Terry Lash; Doctor Peter Kramer
Synopsis:
Nan and the elderly Peter are victims in an auto accident caused by Terry. Terry and Peter are both injured. Nan is forced to decide which man to save and chooses the youthful Terry. Peter dies. Nan grows to hate Terry, blaming him for the death of a brilliant man. She becomes a cold but efficient doctor. Terry wins her love, but she sends him away because he is an irresponsible young man who cut his medical studies short for fun and games. Four years later he reappears, now an intern atoning for the death of Peter. Nan sees the good in him and they marry.

Buying Scents (Table of Contents)

Charmaigne / text article / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
? (header illustration)
Inks:
? (header illustration)
Colors:
? (header illustration)
Letters:
typeset

Indexer Notes

advice on buying perfumes

["I'm a woman without a name ..."] (Table of Contents)

Will You Help Me? / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Jack Kirby
Inks:
Joe Simon
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
romance
Characters:
Ruth Bradley; Mr. and Mrs. Bradley (Ruth's parents); Dick Kennedy (Ruth's bethrothed)
Synopsis:
Young Dick and Ruth plan to marry. Their friends support the couple. A week before the wedding however the Bradleys tell Ruth she was a foundling and they are not her biological parents. The tale ends with Ruth asking readers if she should tell Dick the disturbing revelation or keep it a secret.

Better Schools Make Better Communities (Table of Contents)

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Jerry Fasano
Inks:
Jerry Fasano
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
non-fiction

Indexer Notes

pitch for improving schools from the National Citizens Commission for the Public Schools

Out Of The Running! (Table of Contents)

comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
romance
Characters:
Shirley; Jane; Wayne
Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. "The Only Man Who Could Thrill Me!"
  2. 1. The Only Man Who Could Thrill Me!
  3. 2. Are You Bad For Him?
    Nancy Hale
  4. 3. Gentleman For Hire!
  5. 4. Are You A Gold Digger?
  6. 5. [Black Cat Ad]
  7. 6. ["Overindulgence of whims spoiled pretty Sharon B ..."]
    Nancy Hale's Problem Clinic
  8. 7. The Doctor's Love
  9. 8. Buying Scents
    Charmaigne
  10. 9. ["I'm a woman without a name ..."]
    Will You Help Me?
  11. 10. Better Schools Make Better Communities
  12. 11. Out Of The Running!
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