(April 1952)

Prize, 1949 Series
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Volume:
4
Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
52
Indicia frequency:
Monthly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
Crestwood Publishing Co., Inc.
Brand:
A Prize Publication
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

Issue Notes

Most unusual for a romance comic, three of the four main stories in this issue are narrated by the male protagonists.


Can't Help Wanting That Man! (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
romance

Can't Help Wanting That Man! (Table of Contents: 1)

comic story / 9.5 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
romance
Characters:
Janie Cooper; Lillian Cooper; Charles Cooper; Glen Clark
Synopsis:
Janie's mother Lillian pushes her to become a performer, denying her daughter a normal childhood full of fun and social activities. Learning Janie's former high school classmate Glen is now a TV producer, Lillian encourages a romance between the two young people, then pressures Glen into giving Janie a spot on his program. Janie is a flop, as Glen knew she would be, but that's fine with both of them: now Janie can "retire" to become Glen's wife.
Reprints:

Nice to Have Around (Table of Contents: 2)

text article / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Nancy Hale
Pencils:
? (illustration)
Inks:
? (illustration)
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Indexer Notes

Advice article

Three Day Pass! (Table of Contents: 3)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Al Avison ?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
Ben Oda

Genre:
romance
Characters:
Johnny Williams; Mike; Leila; Sgt. Willis; June Hall; Mr. Hall; Mrs. Hall
Synopsis:
Young soldier Johnny gets a letter from his hometown sweetheart Leila, who says she's dating someone else. Johnny can only get a 3-day pass, which doesn't give him enough time to go home: he decides to go AWOL to see Leila. He gets stuck in a small town when he misses a train, and spends the whole day with sympathetic Red Cross hostess June. At the end of the day, Johnny decides to return to camp. June kisses him and promises to write.

Indexer Notes

Story narrated by Johnny.

Love or Goulash! (Table of Contents: 4)

comic story / 9.5 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
romance
Characters:
Dr. Jake Kapek; Ann Pierce; Peggy; Rose; Mrs. Kapek; Mr. Kapek; Mrs. Brozzi
Synopsis:
Steel heiress Ann is attracted to intern Jake, but isn't comfortable with his working class family or his clientele of steel workers and their families. Jake wisely chooses his nurse Peggy as his wife.

Indexer Notes

Narrated by Jake.

Leg Art (Table of Contents: 5)

text article / pages (report information)

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

Indexer Notes

Advice article

["Some girls have a faculty for being natural little heartbreakers!"] (Table of Contents: 6)

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

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

Genre:
romance
Characters:
Nancy Hale; Jacqueline W.; Cal; Alan
Synopsis:
Jacqueline and Cal take "a break" from their romance because he needs to concentrate on his studies. Although she still cares for Cal and intends to marry him when he graduates, Jacqueline dates Alan, but doesn't love him. Nancy Hale advises Jacqueline to be honest with Alan, telling him he'll never be more than "second-best" to her.

["Sam was a swell fellow, but a little slow when it came to romance, June thought!"] (Table of Contents: 7)

How He Proposed! / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
romance
Characters:
Sam; June
Synopsis:
Cinema manager Sam proposes marriage to June by putting a message on his theatre marquee.

His Lucky Number! (Table of Contents: 8)

comic story / 9 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
romance
Characters:
Larry Higgins; Runt Parker; Jane Lord; Helen; Marge; Gloria; Louise
Synopsis:
College student Larry wins a prom date with "Queen of the Campus" June. He is surprised that whenever they are together, he is incredibly lucky--winning prizes, avoiding traffic tickets, excelling at golf, and so on. Whenever he dates other girls, the opposite occurs. Larry proposes marriage to June and she accepts.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Narrated by Larry.

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. Can't Help Wanting That Man!
  2. 1. Can't Help Wanting That Man!
  3. 2. Nice to Have Around
  4. 3. Three Day Pass!
  5. 4. Love or Goulash!
  6. 5. Leg Art
  7. 6. ["Some girls have a faculty for being natural little heartbreakers!"]
    Nancy Hale's Problem Clinic
  8. 7. ["Sam was a swell fellow, but a little slow when it came to romance, June thought!"]
    How He Proposed!
  9. 8. His Lucky Number!
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