Young Romance #v2#1 (7)
(September-October 1948)

Prize, 1947 Series
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Volume
2
Price
0.10 USD
Pages
52
Indicia Frequency
?
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Feature Publications, Inc.
Editing
Joe Simon ?
Color
Color
Dimensions
Standard Golden Age U. S.; Later Standard Silver Age U. S.
Paper Stock
Glossy Covers; Newsprint Interiors
Binding
Saddle-Stitched
Publishing Format
Was Ongoing Series

Trials of a War Bride (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre
romance
Reprints
Keywords
passenger ships; war brides

War Bride (Table of Contents: 1)

comic story / 13 pages (report information)

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

Genre
romance
Characters
Janine Arday; Fred Baker; Aristide Renault; Tony Cummings; Ma Cummings; Monsieur Arday; Madame Arday
Synopsis
Janine meets American soldier Fred in France during the war. Afterwards, she travels to the USA to marry him, but Fred is killed in a freak accident on the docks as she arrives. To avoid returning to France, Janine accepts the marriage proposal of wealthy French immigrant Aristide. He installs her on the Cummings farm, where she falls in love with Tony. However, Aristide returns and she agrees to wed him out of gratitude. A dream about Fred convinces her that she should marry the man she really loves: Tony.
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Indexer Notes

Credits per Nick Caputo, April 2015.

"Aristide" is spelled "Aristede" on the splash panel.

I'll Get Him Back! (Table of Contents: 2)

comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Lee Elias ?
Inks
Lee Elias ?
Colors
?
Letters
Ben Oda

Genre
romance
Characters
Bill; Judy; Ann Vance
Synopsis
College student Judy turns down Bill’s marriage proposal because she wants to finish her degree and start a career. He gets engaged to Ann on the rebound, then Judy admits she wants him back. When Ann humiliates Judy during a class, Bill breaks up with her and reconciles with Judy.

Indexer Notes

Credits per Nick Caputo, April 2015.

Mother Said No! (Table of Contents: 3)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Joe Simon ?; Warren Broderick ?
Inks
Joe Simon ?; Warren Broderick ?
Colors
?
Letters
Ben Oda

Genre
romance
Characters
Sue Chadwick; Gladys Chadwick; Mr. Chadwick; Greg Winston; Larry Lane; Betty Winston; Bruce Ransome; Craig Williams
Synopsis
Sue’s parents forbid her to date Greg, so she goes out with Bruce (who makes an indecent proposal) and Craig (who's married), neither of whom is worthy of her. She then falls in love with Larry, her art teacher. Sue overhears her parents saying they've been just trying to protect her from making the same bad decisions they did, but have failed. Sue tells them that they can work things out, and when Larry arrives her parents are understanding.

Indexer Notes

Simon credits from Nick Caputo, April 2015. Broderick credit from Harry Mendryk at http://kirbymuseum.org/blogs/simonandkirby/archives/1490.

Troubles of a Troubadour (Table of Contents: 4)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
?
Letters
typeset

I Stole for Love! (Table of Contents: 5)

comic story / 8 pages (report information)

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

Genre
crime; romance
Characters
Frank Craig; Dottie Craig; Mr. Gregory
Synopsis
Frank and Dottie get married even though he worries he can’t support them both on his salary. After the wedding, Frank feels guilty his wife can’t have nice things, so he begins to embezzle money from his job. When he’s injured in a car accident, Frank's replacement discovers the thefts. Frank is sent to prison for three years, but vows never to disappoint his wife again after he’s released.
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Indexer Notes

Credits per Nick Caputo, April 2015.

Love on the Rebound (Table of Contents: 6)

comic story / 8 pages (report information)

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

Genre
romance
Characters
Kitty; Bill; Jed Barrows; Marcia Clay; Mr. Barrows; Mrs. Barrows; Helen
Synopsis
Bill dumps Kitty to marry the wealthy Helen. Jed falls in love with Kitty and proposes to her, even though she says she still loves Bill. She accepts but after the wedding tells Jed that she has to see Bill, to find out if their love is still strong. Bill claims he loves Kitty and suggests they have an affair, while each taking money from their rich spouses. Kitty rejects him and returns to Jed, whom she now loves.
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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. Trials of a War Bride
  2. 1. War Bride
  3. 2. I'll Get Him Back!
  4. 3. Mother Said No!
  5. 4. Troubles of a Troubadour
  6. 5. I Stole for Love!
  7. 6. Love on the Rebound
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