(June 1954)

Prize, 1949 Series
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Volume:
6
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

["Perfect Lady!"] (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
romance
Characters:
Doris; Larry; Kirk
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

The cover is based in part on the interior story "Perfect Lady!" However, the character of "Kirk" doesn't appear in the story at all.

The Unblessed Events (Table of Contents: 1)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
romance
Characters:
Sherry; Joe; Ralph Parker; Mrs. Parker; doctor
Synopsis:
Teenager Sherry is mortified when her mother and father announce that they’re having another baby. Sherry’s boyfriend Joe doesn’t understand why Sherry is so upset; she even moves out of the house and gets a job. Joe brings Sherry back to her house after her baby sister is born, and she changes her mind about things.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Art identification by Jim Vadeboncoeur, Jr.

A Man To Marry! (Table of Contents: 2)

comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Ernie Schroeder
Inks:
Ernie Schroeder
Colors:
?
Letters:
Ben Oda

Genre:
romance
Characters:
Julie Marsh; Hal Walker; Steve Ellis; Mr. Ellis; Mrs. Ellis; Ed Spaulding
Synopsis:
Studious Hal proposes to fellow college student Julie, but she is Steve’s girlfriend. Steve is overbearing and possessive. Steve’s mother says she was courted by her husband and by Ed, 20 years before: she preferred Ed, but Steve’s father swept her off her feet. Julie chooses Hal.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Art identification by Jim Vadeboncoeur, Jr.

Conversation Pieces (Table of Contents: 3)

text article / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Nancy Hale (credited)
Letters:
typeset

Perfect Lady! (Table of Contents: 4)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
romance
Characters:
Larry Kingsley; Doris Palmer; Mrs. Branch; Joan Walsh; Mr. Duncan
Synopsis:
Former artist Larry is now down-and-out, after being jilted by singer Joan. Doris, who lives in the same boarding house, nurses Larry back to health from pneumonia. Doris gets Larry an art commission from the ad agency where she works, but he says he can’t draw anymore. Doris poses for him and their landlady is scandalised, so Larry marries Doris. He refuses to get a job, and a pregnant Doris leaves him. Larry returns: he’s now working again and reunites with Doris.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Art identification by Jim Vadeboncoeur, Jr.

A Lesson in Love! (Table of Contents: 5)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Art Gates (signed)
Inks:
Art Gates (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
romance
Characters:
Del Evans; Betty
Synopsis:
Betty spends a year remaking her boyfriend Del into a “polished...gentleman,” then he tells her that he’s engaged to someone else. He says his fiancee “loves me exactly as I am!” whereas Betty constantly found fault with him.

I Was Heartsick! (Table of Contents: 6)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Art Gates (signed)
Inks:
Art Gates (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
romance
Characters:
Marcia; Don; Aunt Alice
Synopsis:
Aunt Alice pushes Marcia into becoming an actress. Marcia fails, and her hometown boyfriend Don dumps her. Marcia returns to the city and gets a job in a department store. Don and Aunt Alice show up: Aunt Alice had asked Don to give up Marcia so she could concentrate on her acting career, but is now sorry she interfered. Don and Marcia reconcile.

Firm Foundation (Table of Contents: 7)

text article / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Charmaigne (credited)
Letters:
typeset

Reprints:

Live, Love and Be Married! (Table of Contents: 8)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
romance
Characters:
Wayne; Ginny; Evelyn; Arthur; George Forman; Harold; Wayne's mother
Synopsis:
Wayne and Ginny get married on a whim and move into an old house that needs work. Wayne can’t keep a job because his “heart isn’t in it!” Ginny is consoled by her boss George. Wayne demands his share of his inheritance from his brother and buys a greenhouse. Ginny supports him, because she knows gardening is his passion and he’ll make good.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Art identification by Jim Vadeboncoeur, Jr.

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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. ["Perfect Lady!"]
  2. 1. The Unblessed Events
  3. 2. A Man To Marry!
  4. 3. Conversation Pieces
  5. 4. Perfect Lady!
  6. 5. A Lesson in Love!
  7. 6. I Was Heartsick!
  8. 7. Firm Foundation
  9. 8. Live, Love and Be Married!
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