(July 1950)

Prize, 1949 Series
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Volume:
2
Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
52
Indicia frequency:
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

Indexer Notes

cover model: Jane Adams

Let's Try Again (Table of Contents: 1)

comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Mort Meskin
Inks:
George Roussos
Colors:
?
Letters:
Ben Oda

Genre:
romance
Characters:
Noreen; Glenn Porter
Synopsis:
Noreen is plain and is therefore jealous of her boyfriend Glenn's alleged attention to other women. During an argument, she causes an auto accident and her face is badly cut. Plastic surgery makes her beautiful, but she thinks Glenn only pitied her before. Calling herself Jean, she meets Glenn at a ski resort and makes him fall in love with her. Noreen reveals her true identity and Glenn says "Noreen was a selfish, bitter girl." He prefers the new Jean, and "it wasn't your new face that I fell in love with!" Noreen promises to be more like Jean from now on.

Indexer Notes

credits per Harry Mendryk's Simon and Kirby blog.
JVJ index card attached to online scanned version lists Roussos as inker; previous indexer had Meskin.

A Match For Any Man (Table of Contents: 2)

comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Mort Meskin
Inks:
George Roussos
Colors:
?
Letters:
Ben Oda

Genre:
romance
Characters:
Mona Freeman; Jeff Landis; George
Synopsis:
Mona is hired by the party to craft Jeff into a viable political candidate. They fall in love and are married. "Jeff could be led but not driven," and she tries to convince him to campaign her way. He wants to keep his private life private. She works hard and he rises in the polls, but their relationship suffers. Jeff sues for divorce and the publicity causes him to lose the election. However, he and Mona are reunited and he eventually is elected senator.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

credits per Harry Mendryk's Simon and Kirby blog.
JVJ index card attached to online scanned version lists Roussos as inker; previous indexer listed Meskin.

Little White Lies (Table of Contents: 3)

comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Vic Donahue (signed)
Inks:
Vic Donahue
Colors:
?
Letters:
Ben Oda

Genre:
romance
Characters:
Kay Fuller; Tom Fuller; Walter Creston; Claire
Synopsis:
Kay is "tired of being a nobody's wife!" because her husband Tom doesn't work hard enough at his ad agency copywriting job: he wants to be a novelist. "You are a failure!" Under an assumed name, she becomes friends with Tom's boss Walter--pretending to be Tom's sister-in-law--and urges him to promote Tom. Walter does, but he falls in love with Kay and she has to tell him she's married. When Walter learns who her husband is, he fires Tom. Kay apologises and Tom forgives her.

Indexer Notes

credits per Harry Mendryk's Simon and Kirby blog.

I'll Never Get Married (Table of Contents: 4)

comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Art Peddy
Inks:
Joe Simon ?
Colors:
?
Letters:
Ben Oda

Genre:
romance
Characters:
Jane Larson; John Cameron; Ted; Paul Dayton; Gloria Hunter
Synopsis:
Jane, who considers herself "plain" and "unexceptional," vows to never marry: "I don't want the men who want me, and I can't get the men I want!" Jane loves her boss John, but he dates wealthy Gloria. Jane tries to love Paul but can't get John out of her mind. Finally, John admits he loves Jane and says she would have seen it if she wasn't a "half-wit that's made up her mind to be an old maid!" They embrace.

Indexer Notes

Severin credit per Harry Mendryk's Simon and Kirby blog. Simon alterations and/or inks per Nick Caputo.

JVJ index card attached to online scanned version lists Art Peddy as penciller. Previous indexer had John Severin with ?

First-Date Tactics (Table of Contents: 5)

text story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Letters:
typeset

["The girl has never been in the old mansion before!"] (Table of Contents: 6) (Expand) /

promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

["Jennie S. was one of those girls who couldn't see the trees for the forest!"] (Table of Contents: 7)

Nancy Hale's Problem Clinic / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
? [as Nancy Hale]
Pencils:
Mort Meskin
Inks:
George Roussos
Colors:
?
Letters:
Ben Oda

Genre:
romance
Characters:
Jennie S.; Jeffrey Gaines; Shirley; Charley Briggs; Nancy Hale
Synopsis:
Jennie tells her friend Shirley that she's not interested in fellow college student Jeffrey, so Shirley begins to date him. Charley tells Jennie he loves Shirley, and Jennie realises she loves Jeffrey. Nancy Hale advises Jennie and Charley to become a couple and see if Jeffrey is jealous. It works: Jeffrey proposes to Jennie and Shirley gets Charley.

Indexer Notes

credits per Harry Mendryk's Simon and Kirby blog.
JVJ index card attached to online scanned version list Meskin on pencils and Roussos on inks; previous indexer had Meskin for both.

Dress Right For Spring (Table of Contents: 8)

comic story / 0.66 page (report information)

Script:
? [as Charmaigne]
Pencils:
Marvin Stein ?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
Ben Oda

Synopsis:
Fashion tips.

Indexer Notes

credits per Harry Mendryk's Simon and Kirby blog.
JVJ index card lists "Stein" which I assume is Marvin Stein (since Milt did funny animals). Previous indexer listed John Severin with ?
Bottom third of page is an advertisement.

The Eyes Have It (Table of Contents: 9)

text article / 1 page (report information)

Script:
? [as Charmaigne]
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
non-fiction
Synopsis:
Beauty tips for eyes.

Indexer Notes

Text article with one spot illustration.

The Girl I'm Looking For (Table of Contents: 10)

comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Max Elkan
Inks:
Simon and Kirby shop
Colors:
?
Letters:
Ben Oda

Genre:
romance
Characters:
Art; Julia Warren; Helen; Maxie; Mac Doran
Synopsis:
Before he ships out for occupation duty, soldier Art falls in love with Julia. 2 years later he returns and tries to find her. Julia's roommate Helen doesn't know where she is, but she helps Art in his quest. They run into various shady characters but no one knows where Julia is. Helen runs a personal ad and Julia responds with her address. However, Art knows that Helen is the one for him.

Indexer Notes

credits per Harry Mendryk's Simon and Kirby blog.

JVJ index card lists Max Elkan for pencils and Simon & Kirby shop for inks. Previous indexer listed Vic Donahue for pencils/inks.

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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
  2. 1. Let's Try Again
  3. 2. A Match For Any Man
  4. 3. Little White Lies
  5. 4. I'll Never Get Married
  6. 5. First-Date Tactics
  7. 6. ["The girl has never been in the old mansion before!"]
  8. 7. ["Jennie S. was one of those girls who couldn't see the trees for the forest!"]
    Nancy Hale's Problem Clinic
  9. 8. Dress Right For Spring
  10. 9. The Eyes Have It
  11. 10. The Girl I'm Looking For
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • David Wilt
  • Daniel Thingvold
  • Gary L. Watson
  • Nick Caputo
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Jim Walls
  • Christopher Fama