(January 1952)

Orbit-Wanted, 1949 Series
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Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
36
Indicia frequency:
monthly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
Our Publishing Co.
Editing:
?
Color:
color
Dimensions:
standard Golden Age US
Paper Stock:
glossy cover; newsprint interior
Binding:
saddle-stitched
Publishing Format:
was on-going series

Cry Beauty, Cry! (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
romance

Cry, Beauty, Cry (Table of Contents)

comic story / 10 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
romance
Characters:
Sheila Copley; Bill Mahoney; Charlie Ford; B.J.; Martin Vann; Miss Thorne
Synopsis:
Sheila stands out in her small town because she’s 5 feet 8 inches tall and wants to be a movie star. Sheila wins a contest and goes to Hollywood but discovers her agent Charlie is a lecher and a cad and the contest was a fraud. Cabbie Bill is nice to Sheila; they fall in love but she refuses to give up her dreams of stardom. Sheila takes a job as a waitress and is later given a screen test by producer Martin, but does poorly. She prepares to go home but Bill shows up and proposes marriage. Sheila accepts.

I Tried to Buy Love (Table of Contents)

comic story / 7 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
romance
Characters:
Alice Chanler; John Larian; Eddie Chanler; Dick Rickard; Virginia
Synopsis:
John works in a garage to support his widowed mother and to pay his college tuition, and this stifles his social life. Later, when he is a successful businessman, he’s still unable to get find a girlfriend. His friend Dick suggests spending big money on his dates—this works, and John soon has attractive escorts. He falls for Alice and lavishes expensive gifts on her, but she turns down his proposal of marriage, saying a woman doesn’t want to be a possession. John realises his faithful secretary Virginia is the woman he’s been looking for all his life.

Indexer Notes

Writer credit by Martin O'Hearn.

Rare example of a romance comic story told from the man's point of view.

Secrets from a Love Diary (Table of Contents)

text article / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Ray Mann
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
romance

[“Once again, Ray Mann brings you, the readers of Love Diary, a confidential problem from real life!”] (Table of Contents)

Prescription for Happiness / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Harry Anderson
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
romance
Characters:
Ray Mann; Katherine M.; Beth; Larry; Grace; Sally; Jimmy Walsh; Ed; Andy; Joe; Barry
Synopsis:
Katherine and her friends Grace and Sally bemoan the lack of eligible men, since “so many fellows are off in the Army.” The three girls allow themselves to be picked up by three young men, who turn out to be lecherous creeps. Later, her married sister introduces her to a friend of her husband, and the guy turns out to be one of the boys. He thinks Katherine is “fast.” Katherine asks Ray Mann how she and her friends can meet boys and be popular, without giving “the wrong impression.” Ray puts the question to the readers of Love Diary.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Ray Mann
Pencils:
? (header)
Inks:
? (header)
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

He Couldn't Love Me (Table of Contents)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Harry Anderson
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
romance
Characters:
Hal Edwards; Kathy Corwin; Dan Trigger
Synopsis:
Kathy goes on a winter vacation to a ski lodge and is attracted to handsome ski instructor Hal, who has a reputation as a woman-hater. Hal is alternately friendly and cold to her, and finally quits his job to get away. Kathy is nearly killed on a dangerous ski run but Hal rescues her. She learns Hal was wounded in Korea and feared he’d become an invalid, so he didn’t want Kathy to be burdened with him. Kathy says she’ll stay with him and Hal now has the will to recover fully.
Keywords:
Korean War; wounded veteran
Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. Cry Beauty, Cry!
  2. 1. Cry, Beauty, Cry
  3. 2. I Tried to Buy Love
  4. 3. Secrets from a Love Diary
  5. 4. [“Once again, Ray Mann brings you, the readers of Love Diary, a confidential problem from real life!”]
    Prescription for Happiness
  6. 5. [no title indexed]
    Frankly Speaking
  7. 6. He Couldn't Love Me
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Gary L. Watson
  • David Wilt
  • Lou Mougin
  • Michael Hoskin
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Lou Mazzella
  • Craig Delich
  • Jim Walls
  • Gary L. Watson