(May 1950)

Orbit-Wanted, 1949 Series
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Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
52
Indicia frequency:
Bi-Monthly
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

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
romance

Love Tyrant (Table of Contents)

comic story / 9 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
romance
Characters:
Kathy; Janet; Mother; Joe Barker; Stephen Longwell; Peggy
Synopsis:
After her father’s death, Kathy goes to work and becomes a success in business. She moves with her mother and younger sister Janet to a better part of town and puts Janet in a private school. She also urges her boyfriend Joe to improve himself and they break up as a result. Kathy dates business acquaintance Stephen and likes him, but her domineering ways turn him off. “You’re a little dictator!” When her mother and sister also rebel, Kathy vows to change her ways and reconciles with Stephen.

["Too many times, we are our own worst enemies!"] (Table of Contents)

Prescription For Happiness / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
romance
Characters:
Ray Mann; Arlene Parker; Johnny Hale; Ted Cushing; Myra Sanders
Synopsis:
Johnny takes Arlene to the prom and she jumps to the conclusion that he loves her. Feeling suffocated, Johnny breaks up with her. When Ted asks Arlene out, she once again thinks they’re in love and becomes jealous when Ted introduces her to Myra. Ted rebukes Arlene for her possessiveness, saying Myra is in fact married to a friend. Arlene comes to Ray Mann for help, and Ray asks readers of “Love Diary” to send in their advice.

Hardboiled Heart (Table of Contents)

comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Rafael Astarita
Inks:
Rafael Astarita
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
romance
Characters:
Janie Blake; Mrs. Woolrich; Alan Woolrich; Helga; Steve Clemons; Sally; Medford; Mrs. Moran
Synopsis:
Janie is a skilled stenographer but repeatedly loses jobs due to her brash attitude. Unable to find another office position, she becomes a maid for wealthy Mrs. Woolrich, whose son Alan finds Janie attractive. Janie clashes with the other servants, including handsome chauffeur Steve. When Alan makes a pass at her at a dance, another guest knocks him out. Steve and Janie fall in love, but she’s fired and he thinks she encouraged Alan’s advances. A humbled Janie applies for a stenographer’s job, only to learn her employer would be Steve, now a practicing attorney. They reconcile.

Is Risking Your Reputation Worth Popularity? (Table of Contents)

text article / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
romance

Too Sure of My Man (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
romance
Characters:
Sally Weeks; Rocky; Miss Gaye; Miss Crawford
Synopsis:
Hospital switchboard operator Sally sees her steady boyfriend Rocky out with another woman. She signs up for an expensive makeover at the Gaye Glamor School. Rocky prefers the old, normal Sally and explains that the “other woman” he was seeing was his instructor in first aid at the nursing school. Passing her course means he’ll get a raise.

Indexer Notes

Hospital switchboard operator "Sally Weeks" appeared as a minor supporting character in the "Victoria Paige--Dr. Jim Stanton" stories in Love Diary 2-5. She was also the protagonist of "Movie Crazy" in Love Diary 4. However, "Too Sure of My Man" is the first story which has a "Sally Weeks" logo and would suggest this might have been intended as the beginning of a continuing series.

Sky High Romance (Table of Contents)

comic story / 8 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
romance
Characters:
Francine; Carlo; Dr. Louis Nason; Papa
Synopsis:
Francine and her father run an inn at the base of Mt. Alrest. Francine and Carlo are in love, but when her father dies in a climbing accident, she blames Carlo. Guest Louis proposes to Francine and jealous Carlo challenges him to climb the mountain. Louis returns from the climb, saying Carlos is stranded on the peak with a broken leg, and a storm is approaching. Francine, realising she loves Carlo, leads an expedition to rescue him.
Keywords:
mountain climbing; mountaineering

Indexer Notes

This is a relatively rare romance comic story with both a foreign (non-USA) setting and a cast of characters which doesn't include any Americans. Although the setting is not specified, it is presumably somewhere in the Alps.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [no title indexed]
  2. 1. Love Tyrant
  3. 2. ["Too many times, we are our own worst enemies!"]
    Prescription For Happiness
  4. 3. Hardboiled Heart
  5. 4. Is Risking Your Reputation Worth Popularity?
  6. 5. Too Sure of My Man
    Sally Weeks
  7. 6. Sky High Romance
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Jim Van Dore
  • David Wilt
  • Lou Mougin
  • Gary L. Watson
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Lou Mazzella
  • Craig Delich
  • Jim Walls
  • Gary L. Watson