(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

["I often wonder how many of these letters I receive..."] (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

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.
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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:
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  • David Wilt
  • Axel Kahlstorff
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Daniel Thingvold
  • Michael Hoskin
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