Young Love #v5#1 (43)
(March 1953)

Prize, 1949 Series
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Volume
5
Price
0.10 USD
Pages
44
Indicia frequency
monthly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Crestwood Publishing Co., Inc.
Brand
Prize Group
Editing
Joe Simon
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

Teen-Age Widow (Table of Contents: 1)

comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script
Jack Kirby
Pencils
Jack Kirby
Inks
Jack Kirby; Joe Simon ?
Colors
?
Letters
Ben Oda

Genre
romance
Characters
Ken Shelby; Clara; Steve; Marie; Tod Benson; Judy Benson; Herb Carson; Mrs. Carson
Synopsis
17-year-old Clara marries Ken before his military deployment. On their honeymoon, he’s reported killed in an avalanche. Clara takes a job as governess for widower Tod’s daughter so she can remain at the site until Ken’s body is recovered in the spring, but stays on even afterwards. Tod introduces Clara to his employee Herb and they date, but Herb’s mother disapproves. Tod tells Clara that she needs to stop mourning and get on with her life, as he intends to do: they realise they love each other.

Indexer Notes

Kirby script per Nick Caputo based on an analysis of the text. Kirby inks, with Simon likely assisting, also per Nick.

You're Engaged (Table of Contents: 2)

text article / 1 page (report information)

Script
? [as Nancy Hale]
Pencils
? (illustration)
Inks
? (illustration)
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Keywords
advice

Indexer Notes

small header illo

The Wonderful Person! (Table of Contents: 3)

comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
Natalie Krigstein
Pencils
Bill Draut
Inks
Bill Draut
Colors
?
Letters
Ben Oda

Genre
romance
Characters
Ella Stanley; Roger Putnan [as Bill Gregory]; Jim Daly; Mrs. Lattimore; Sam Stanley; Mrs. Stanley; Mayor Henry Cordell
Synopsis
Ella works for Bill, a middle-aged newcomer who appears to be altruistically helping improve their small town. She admires Bill and even falls in love with him, so she refuses to listen to her boyfriend Jim, who claims Bill must have ulterior motives. Eventually, Jim exposes Bill as the head of a company which is making money from all of the civic “improvements” Bill has proposed. Ella apologises and marries Jim.

Indexer Notes

Krigstein script per biblio info published in Robin Snyder's The Comics, Vol 27, No. 5, May 2016.

Jim Daly is called "Jim Brady" in one panel.

Marriage to a Tree! (Table of Contents: 4)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
non-fiction; romance

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 5)

Nancy Hale's Problem Clinic / comic story / 2.5 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Jack Kirby
Inks
Jack Kirby; Joe Simon ?
Colors
?
Letters
Ben Oda

First Line of Dialogue or Text
I often wonder how many of these letters I receive...
Genre
romance
Characters
Nancy Hale; Thelma; Eddie Walker; Morton
Synopsis
Thelma has received marriage proposals from handsome football player Eddie and nice, studious assistant librarian Morton. She asks Nancy Hale which one she should marry. “The answer is neither!”

Coiffure Magic (Table of Contents: 6)

text article / 1 page (report information)

Script
? [as Charmaigne]
Pencils
Mort Meskin (Illustration)
Inks
Mort Meskin (Illustration)
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Keywords
advice

Indexer Notes

small header illo

Girl Friday! (Table of Contents: 7)

comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
John Prentice
Inks
John Prentice
Colors
?
Letters
Ben Oda

Genre
romance
Characters
Ella; Bert Keller; Maude Higgens; Tom
Synopsis
Ella has been Bert’s private secretary for 8 years; she loves him, but he’s already married. After Bert’s invalid wife dies, Ella encourages him to take a vacation. Bert returns with a new, young girlfriend, Maude. However, Maude elopes with another man. Ella quits her job. Bert comes to her and explains he wasn’t in love with Maude, but he does love Ella. He apologises for taking her for granted.
Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
  2. 1. Teen-Age Widow
  3. 2. You're Engaged
  4. 3. The Wonderful Person!
  5. 4. Marriage to a Tree!
  6. 5. ["I often wonder how many of these letters I receive..."]
    Nancy Hale's Problem Clinic
  7. 6. Coiffure Magic
  8. 7. Girl Friday!
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Nick Caputo
  • David Wilt
  • Axel Kahlstorff
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Daniel Thingvold
  • Michael Hoskin
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Jim Walls
  • Christopher Fama