(August 1953)

Prize, 1949 Series
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Volume:
5
Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
36
Indicia frequency:
Monthly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
Crestwood Publishing Co., Inc.
Brand:
Prize Group
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

How Can You Pretend It's Love (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
romance

Indexer Notes

photo cover

Don't Wait for Me! (Table of Contents: 1)

comic story / 5.5 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Jack Kirby
Inks:
Joe Simon
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
romance
Characters:
Russ; Amy Cooper; Matt Stevens
Synopsis:
Russ goes off to fight in Korea, leaving his girlfriend Amy behind. Matt, an Army friend of Russ, visits Amy and says Russ hasn’t written because he was wounded. Matt falls in love with Amy and suggests “Russ isn’t a prize package!” When Russ arrives, he admits he hasn’t been faithful to her and had asked Matt to break up with Amy for him; Matt made up the wounded-arm story to spare her feelings. Amy goes off with Matt.
Keywords:
Korean War

Indexer Notes

Art credits from JVJ index card attached to online scanned version.

The Marrying Kind (Table of Contents: 2)

comic story / 3.67 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Jack Kirby
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
romance
Characters:
Lucy; Lucy's sister; the Captain
Synopsis:
18-year-old Lucy decides to marry Bob, an older crew member she’s just met on a cruise. Her older sister opposes the match, but when she meets the handsome ship’s captain she finds romance of her own.

Indexer Notes

Bottom one-third of last page is split between an ad and a cartoon for the American Cancer Society.

Let's Go Dutch (Table of Contents: 3)

text article / 1 page (report information)

Script:
? [as Nancy Hale]
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
non-fiction
Keywords:
advice

Cold Shoulder for Two! (Table of Contents: 4)

comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Jack Kirby
Inks:
George Roussos
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
romance
Characters:
Jerri Castle; Patrice Lovell; Mr. Castle; Mrs. Castle; Tess
Synopsis:
Jerri and Patrice are both dumped by their boyfriends. Jerri falls into depression and her “continued morbid behavior” leads to “a state of collapse!” Patrice, on the other hand, after grieving for a bit, gets on with her life and eventually finds a “new...more gratifying love!”

Indexer Notes

Art credits from JVJ index card attached to online scanned version.

["Marriage must be based..."] (Table of Contents: 5)

Nancy Hale's Problem Clinic / comic story / 1.5 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Jack Kirby
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
romance
Characters:
Nancy Hale; Marie; Charley; Helen
Synopsis:
Marie writes to Nancy Hale: her husband Charley is a factory worker who sometimes works the night shift. This plays havoc with Marie’s life and she turns “into a nagging shrew!” Nancy says Marie must “adjust herself to her husband’s schedule.” Marie does, and things work out.
Keywords:
advice

Indexer Notes

Bottom half of second page is an advertisement.

How Can You Pretend About Love! (Table of Contents: 6)

comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
John Prentice
Inks:
John Prentice?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
romance
Characters:
Jeff; Sherry Anderson; Mr. Anderson; Mrs. Anderson; Mrs. Masters; Mrs. Cooper
Synopsis:
Sherry and Jeff are engaged but she’s adopted and wonders who her real parents might be. She thinks she might be of “aristocratic stock.” Her adopted parents give Jeff the address of Sherry’s mother: she lives in a slum and is an aged slattern. Jeff doesn’t want to destroy Sherry’s illusions, so he tells her that he couldn’t find her parents. He’ll marry her and “share her with a dream.”
Keywords:
adoption

Beauty Is As.... (Table of Contents: 7)

text article / 1 page (report information)

Script:
? [as Charmaigne]
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
non-fiction
Keywords:
advice

Love, Honor and Betray! (Table of Contents: 8)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
romance
Characters:
Alan Franklin; Mr. Herrick; Steve Franklin; Jean Porter
Synopsis:
Alan’s wife dies in childbirth and he is bitter; he leaves the child behind and goes to South America to work for 3 years. Alan returns and wants to claim Steve, but Jean is his legal guardian and won’t give him up. Alan romances Jean and marries her so he can claim his son. After the wedding, Jean finds out Alan intends to take Steve back to South America without her, and leaves. However, she gives up the child. Alan changes his mind and decides to form a real family with Jean and Steve.
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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. How Can You Pretend It's Love
  2. 1. Don't Wait for Me!
  3. 2. The Marrying Kind
  4. 3. Let's Go Dutch
  5. 4. Cold Shoulder for Two!
  6. 5. ["Marriage must be based..."]
    Nancy Hale's Problem Clinic
  7. 6. How Can You Pretend About Love!
  8. 7. Beauty Is As....
  9. 8. Love, Honor and Betray!
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