(December 1953)

Prize, 1952 Series
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Volume:
2
Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
36
Indicia frequency:
monthly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
Feature Publications, Inc.
Brand:
Prize Group
Editing:
?
Color:
color
Dimensions:
standard Golden Age US
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:
? (photo)
Inks:
? (photo)
Colors:
? (photo)
Letters:
typeset

Working Wife (Table of Contents)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
romance
Characters:
Joan Peters; Dan Peters; Meg Marlowe (neighbor); Richard Marlowe (neighbor)
Synopsis:
Joan enjoys making a home for her husband Dan, but she's been raised to believe she's fit for nothing more than the dependent, featherbrain, housewife role. She wants to prove her mettle and takes an office job. Dan disapproves but Joan manages her house and her job equally well. Dan wants her at home and tries to punish her by taking out-of-town job assignments that keep him from the marriage bed for weeks at a time. Joan has proved herself to herself and tires of the office rat-race but must leave on her own terms. She can't quit and she can't allow herself to be fired without losing face. When she learns she is pregnant, she has a good reason for leaving the workplace. In the meantime, Dan has bought into his firm and their future looks prosperous.

My Mistake, Lady! (Table of Contents)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
John Prentice
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
romance
Characters:
Red; Mike Barody; Mary Ford
Synopsis:
Red is a newbie telephone lineman and mentored by Mike Barody, a brash, ballsy weatherbeaten man with years of experience. When Red innocently and unwittingly flirts with Mike's girl, Mary Ford, Mike gives him a stern warning by dropping a heavy wrench close to his head. Time passes, and Mary's feelings for Mike cool. He's mystified and asks Red to find out the reason. Red discovers Mary is fed up with Mike's jealousy and his readiness to beat up any man that looks her way twice. She makes a pass at Red and he declines, but later admits he loves her. Mary and Mike are both happy to call it quits, and Red finally pairs up with Mary. All three remain friends despite the sudden changes.

Tips for Teens (Table of Contents)

filler / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Nancy Hale
Pencils:
? (header illustation)
Inks:
? (header illustation)
Colors:
? (header illustation)
Letters:
? (header illustation)

Genre:
non-fiction
Synopsis:
Article about cosmetics, hair care, and clothing.

Country Cousin (Table of Contents)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
romance
Characters:
Louise; Wes; Betsy; Cora
Synopsis:
Louise is a New Yorker with a handsome boyfriend Wes and an agreeable roommate Cora. Her country cousin Betsy comes to town for a week's visit. She's nice girl but inconveniences the two roommates. Louise sleeps on the couch, for example, while Betsy takes her bed. Betsy extends her visit and gets a job in a hat design studio to help with household expenses. Louise's hobby is designing hats and Betsy steals her designs for the studio. Cora gets fed up and moves out, but not without warning Louise to get rid of Betsy as quickly as possible. The last straw comes when Betsy insists Wes is in love with her. Wes denies the allegation and offers to give Betsy a sound spanking but Louise sends Betsy home.

Indexer Notes

writer credit from Robin Snyder and John Benson, via UNDER THE GUN #2 (1984)

How He Proposed (Table of Contents)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
romance
Characters:
Ann; Jeff
Synopsis:
Ann expects Jeff to treat her to something special on her twenty-first birthday but is disappointed when he only takes her to a movie. They stop at the College Inn for a Coke after the movie and Ann is delighted to discover their friends have gathered to surprise her with a birthday party. When the cake is presented, the centerpiece is removed to reveal an engagement ring from Jeff.

Homecookin' (Table of Contents)

filler / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
non-fiction
Synopsis:
Article about the importance of nutritious meals to a marriage.

The Stranger in His Heart (Table of Contents)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
romance
Characters:
Lucy Cooper; Glen Cooper; Dan Steele; Billy Steele
Synopsis:
Glen and Dan are battlefield buds in Korea. When Dan is fatally wounded, Glen promises to take care of his motherless seven year old son, Billy. Back in the States, Glen is re-united with his wife Lucy and finds Billy in a dreary orphanage. While Lucy sympathizes with the boy, she also resents him. She wants to start a family of her own, but Glen's devotion to another woman's son annoys her. She becomes pregnant but her joy is dulled when Glen brings Billy home to live with them. One day, Lucy grows impatient with Billy, faints, and tumbles down the stairs. Billy telephones for help. Lucy gives birth to a healthy baby in hospital. She realizes Billy's quick thinking saved the baby's life and she welcomes the boy to the family.
Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [no title indexed]
  2. 1. Working Wife
  3. 2. My Mistake, Lady!
  4. 3. Tips for Teens
  5. 4. Country Cousin
  6. 5. How He Proposed
  7. 6. Homecookin'
  8. 7. The Stranger in His Heart
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Edgar Loftin
  • Per Sandell
  • Kathryn Wright
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Jim Walls