(January 1950)

Orbit-Wanted, 1949 Series
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Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
52
Indicia frequency:
Bi-Monthly
On-sale date:
1949-12-02
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
Our Publishing Co.
Editing:
Rae Hermann
Color:
color
Dimensions:
standard Golden Age US
Paper Stock:
glossy cover; newsprint interior
Binding:
saddle-stitched
Publishing Format:
was on-going series

Issue Notes

On sale date from arrival date penciled on cover.


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
romance

I Lied To My Heart (Table of Contents)

comic story / 11 pages (report information)

Script:
Dorothy Woolfolk
Pencils:
Mort Leav (signed)
Inks:
Staff (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
romance
Characters:
Mona Martin; Jerry Gibson; Edna; Miss Douglas; Louise Hammel; Helen Forest; Mr. Martin; Mrs. Martin; Professor Hammond; Ramon Laverne; Frances; Hal Wallace
Synopsis:
Mona refuses to accept losing in any endeavour; turned down by singing teacher Hammond because she doesn’t have operatic potential, she hires phony Ramon as her voice coach instead. Mona meets jazz musician Jerry and they fall in love, even though she thinks “jazz isn’t real music.” Mona breaks up with Jerry when he says her voice isn’t good enough for opera, but a disastrous recital convinces her of the truth. Mona goes to work as a waitress and confesses her failure to her parents. Jerry is waiting for her and they reconcile.
Keywords:
jazz; musician

Indexer Notes

Mona refers to Jerry as a "cornet player" but he is shown playing a trombone.
Writing credit per Martin O'Hearn at http://martinohearn.blogspot.com/2015/01/dorothy-woolfolks-early-entries...

Miss "X" the Girl Without a Past (Table of Contents)

Victoria Paige-Jim Stanton / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Arthur Peddy
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
romance
Characters:
Vicky Paige; Dr. Jim Stanton; Diana Daniels (Lois Cunningham); Sally; Rocky Doran; Dr. Harris; Miss Edson; Mike Peters; Stephen Harvey; Mrs. Harvey; Mr. Harvey
Synopsis:
Nightclub singer Lois is struck by a truck and taken to the hospital where nurse Vicky and her boyfriend Dr. Jim work. The young woman has amnesia. A private detective identifies her as Diana, who was engaged to wealthy Stephen but vanished after his mother made him “test” Diana’s intentions. She contracted amnesia and began a singing career. Stephen’s appearance at the hospital restores Diana’s memory.

Indexer Notes

Fourth in the series of Victoria Paige-Jim Stanton stories, complete with repeating supporting characters Sally (switchboard operator), Rocky (ambulance driver), and Miss Edson (head nurse).
The "Movie Crazy" story in this issue is a spin-off of this series, focusing on Sally and Rocky.

Be Honest--Are You a Moral Marauder? (Table of Contents)

text article / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Rae Hermann [as Ray Mann]
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
romance

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Frankly Speaking / letters page / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Rae Hrmann (as Ray Mann)
Letters:
typeset

["I am Ray Mann, Love Diary's human relations counselor!"] (Table of Contents)

Prescription for Happiness / comic story / 2.67 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Herb Siegal
Inks:
Burt Frohman
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
romance
Characters:
Ray Mann; Louise Bender; Jack Connors; Mr. Bender; Mrs. Bender
Synopsis:
Stenographer Louise dates fellow employee Jack, but when he brings her home one evening, her father is extremely rude to the young man. Louise’s over-protective parents don’t want her to date “loafers.” Louise comes to “Love Diary’s Human Relations Counselor” Ray Mann for help. Ray asks readers to send in their advice.

Indexer Notes

"Ray Mann" was the "Love Diary" advice columnist in previous issues but this is the first story in which he appears as narrator and a character. A cash prize was offered to the reader who sent in the best letter in response to this story.

Movie Crazy (Table of Contents)

Sally Weeks / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
Dorothy Woolfolk
Pencils:
Ed Robbins
Inks:
Ed Robbins
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
romance
Characters:
Sally Weeks; Rocky Riordan; John J. Sterling II; Paul Cranston
Synopsis:
Hospital telephone operator Sally dates ambulance driver Rocky, but she wants someone more “couth,” like the handsome leading men in movies. She goes to the swanky Hartsville Country Club for her vacation. She falls for Paul, who strongly resembles film star Ray Clelland. However, she discovers Paul is just an auto mechanic and he is disillusioned that she’s just a switchboard operator. Sally decides Rocky is at least sincere, if not high-class.

Indexer Notes

This story features two supporting characters from the Victoria Paige-Jim Stanton series. Ambulance driver Rocky's last name is given here as "Riordan," whereas in this issue's story “Miss “X”: The Girl Without a Past!” he is called Rocky "Doran."
Writing credit per Martin O'Hearn at http://martinohearn.blogspot.com/2015/01/dorothy-woolfolks-early-entries...

I Hated Men (Table of Contents)

comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Mort Lawrence (signed)
Inks:
Mort Lawrence (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
romance
Characters:
Ann Joyce; Mrs. Marie Joyce; Mr. Tom Joyce; Edith; Jim Turner; Paul Rudyard
Synopsis:
Ann grows up in poverty, after her father abandons her and her mother. Ann works her way up to a high position in the advertising business. A confirmed “man hater,” Ann schemes to steal an account from Jim by flirting with businessman Paul. Ann’s father reappears, having remade his life, and is reunited with Ann’s mother. Ann realises she really loves Paul and confesses her double-dealing to him. He forgives her and they will be married.
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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
  2. 1. I Lied To My Heart
  3. 2. Miss "X" the Girl Without a Past
    Victoria Paige-Jim Stanton
  4. 3. Be Honest--Are You a Moral Marauder?
  5. 4. [no title indexed]
    Frankly Speaking
  6. 5. ["I am Ray Mann, Love Diary's human relations counselor!"]
    Prescription for Happiness
  7. 6. Movie Crazy
    Sally Weeks
  8. 7. I Hated Men
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Lou Mougin
  • David Wilt
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Shad Z. Daly
  • Jim Walls
  • Gary L. Watson
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Lou Mazzella
  • Craig Delich
  • Jim Walls
  • Gary L. Watson