(December 1949-January 1950)

Prize, 1949 Series
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Volume:
1
Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
52
Indicia frequency:
bi-monthly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
Crestwood Publishing Co.
Editing:
Joe Simon; Jack Kirby
Color:
Full Color
Dimensions:
Standard Golden, then Silver, Age U.S.
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:
? (photograph)
Inks:
? (photograph)
Colors:
? (photograph)
Letters:
typeset

For Handsome Men Only! (Table of Contents: 1)

comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Bruno Premiani
Inks:
Bruno Premiani
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Characters:
Connie Cameron; Don Bradley; Norman Bradley; Mary Holm; Aunt Hester
Synopsis:
Connie chooses artist Don over his businessman brother Norman because Don is more handsome. They become engaged but Connie learns Don is a no-talent freeloader who has been cheating on her, while Norman is a kind, reliable fellow. Connie decides Norman is the better choice.

Indexer Notes

credits per Harry Mendryk's Simon and Kirby blog.

Taken For A Ride! (Table of Contents: 2)

comic story / 8 pages (report information)

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

Characters:
Edith Gray; Bill Simpson; Betty Arnold; Mr. Thornton
Synopsis:
Young engineer Bill dates Edith, but her expensive tastes strain his meager salary. He spends all of his savings and even takes out a loan. He’s fired when his boss finds out, and Edith dumps him. Bill gets a manual labour job and is befriended by diner waitress Betty. He is suspicious at first, then realises Betty is sincere, and they fall in love.

Indexer Notes

credits per Harry Mendryk's Simon and Kirby blog.

The Life of the Party! (Table of Contents: 3)

comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
John Giunta (signed)
Inks:
Manny Stallman (signed); Joe Simon (see notes)
Colors:
?
Letters:
Ben Oda

Characters:
April Adams; Bill Bassett; Judy; Betty; Ned; Phyllis; Frank; Dot
Synopsis:
Bill and April are engaged, but he leaves to work in Alaska for two years, to save money so they can be married “years sooner!” 18 months later, he writes and breaks up with her. April resumes her social life and tries to be the “life of the party” but can’t forget Bill. Injured while on vacation, April is hospitalised and discovers Bill is there as well: his legs were crushed in an accident and he broke up with April to spare her. They are reunited and with April’s help, Bill is able to walk again.

Indexer Notes

Per Nick Caputo, Joe Simon's hand is evident throughout the story, likely providing alterations or re-inking.

The Beauty Salon (Table of Contents: 4)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

My Promise! (Table of Contents: 5)

comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
George Gregg; Jack Kirby (see notes)
Inks:
George Gregg
Colors:
?
Letters:
Ben Oda

Characters:
Terry Keith; Bob; Sally
Synopsis:
Sally’s fiancé Bob leaves to study in France for 2 years, and makes her promise to be faithful to him. Sally meets new town dentist Terry and they fall in love, but she resists. However, Sally reads a Lincoln quote—-“The best way out of a bad promise is to break it!”—-and she decides to write to Bob. However, before she can mail her letter, she receives a recording from Bob in which he announces that he’s found someone else. Terry and Sally can now be together.
Keywords:
Abraham Lincoln

Indexer Notes

Jack Kirby drew the man on the splash page. credits per Harry Mendryk's Simon and Kirby blog.

The Trouble With Julie (Table of Contents: 6)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Jack Kirby (illustration)
Inks:
Jack Kirby ? (illustration)
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Indexer Notes

credits per Harry Mendryk's Simon and Kirby blog.

The Boarder and Baby Sister! (Table of Contents: 7)

comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Bruno Premiani
Inks:
Bruno Premiani
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Characters:
Jan Porter; Vic Porter; Mrs. Porter; Guy Thompson
Synopsis:
Vic returns to her hometown after working as a model in New York. Her mother and younger sister Jan run a boarding house, and Vic meets handsome tenant Guy. Guy plans to open a dress store and offers Jan a job as his assistant and model. Jan tells Vic she loves Guy, so Vic backs off from him, personally and professionally. However, Vic and Guy finally admit their love for each other, and Jan’s "helpless little sister" act is exposed.

Indexer Notes

credits per Harry Mendryk's Simon and Kirby blog.

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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
  2. 1. For Handsome Men Only!
  3. 2. Taken For A Ride!
  4. 3. The Life of the Party!
  5. 4. The Beauty Salon
  6. 5. My Promise!
  7. 6. The Trouble With Julie
  8. 7. The Boarder and Baby Sister!
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • David Wilt
  • Daniel Thingvold
  • Nick Caputo
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Jim Walls
  • Christopher Fama