Young Romance #v7#4 (64)
(December 1953)

Prize, 1947 Series
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Volume
7
Price
0.10 USD
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
monthly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Feature Publications, Inc.
Brand
Prize Group
Editing
Joe Simon; Jack Kirby
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

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre
romance
Characters
Young Man; Young Woman
Synopsis
Full-page color photo depicting a couple at a piano.

Indexer Notes

front cover

Beautiful Friendship! (Table of Contents: 1)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre
romance
Characters
Valerie Hood; Charlie Strauss (truck driver); Eddie Flynn; Mrs. Bowser
Synopsis
Valerie moves into Mrs. Bowser's boarding house and immediately excites the romantic interests of resident best buds, Charlie and Eddie. Both men date her, but then begin to fight over her. Val declines future dates with either men because she believes she's jeopardizing their friendship. Both men retreat a bit, but Charlie eventually becomes her husband. In spite of losing Val, Eddie remains a fast friend to both.

Indexer Notes

credits per Nick Caputo, May 2015, who notes that Roussos may have inked pages 2-3.

Unkissed Bride! (Table of Contents: 2)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre
romance
Characters
Donna Harper; Donna's Father; Lee Saxon; Edith Merril
Synopsis
Donna loves Lee, but Lee is engaged to Edith. Lee is crushed when Edith elopes with another. Donna offers to marry Lee, telling him that it is not in his best interest to see Edith and her husband about town or to let himself become the subject of gossip. They marry and move to the coast, but Lee can't forget Edith. After six months of misery, confusion, and living in separate bedrooms, Lee realizes he loves Donna and consummates their marriage.

Indexer Notes

Prentice art per Nick Caputo, May 2015.

Stop, Thief! (Table of Contents: 3)

Nancy Hale / text article / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre
non-fiction
Synopsis
Advice on deflecting the stratagems of women intent on stealing the boyfriends and husbands of others.

The Doctor is In Love! (Table of Contents: 4)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre
romance
Characters
Doctor Beth Simmons; Jeff Turner (engineer); Ginny Ford (secretary)
Synopsis
Beth and Jeff date and fall in love. He proposes but she won't accept because she believes he is self-centered and would resent the amount of attention she devotes to a clinic for poor children. She later learns he was born in the slums, worked hard for an engineering degree, and has long built low cost housing and playgrounds for the poor with no financial remuneration for himself. She realizes she has misjudged his character and begs his forgiveness.

Indexer Notes

credits per Nick Caputo, May 2015.

Primitive Horoscope (Table of Contents: 5)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
non-fiction
Synopsis
The birth customs and beliefs of the Malagasy people of Madagascar.

Control Your Breath (Table of Contents: 6)

Charmaigne / text article / 1 page (report information)

Script
? [as Charmaine]
Pencils
? (header illustration)
Inks
? (header illustration)
Colors
? (header illustration)
Letters
typeset

Genre
non-fiction
Synopsis
Article about deep breathing and exercises to accomplish it.

The Heartbreaker! (Table of Contents: 7)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre
romance
Characters
Johnny Porter; Ruth Morse; Master Sergeant Abel Morse (Ruth's father); Ilsa Mueller; Ilsa's Father; Hans (Ilsa's betrothed)
Synopsis
Soldier Johnny is a heartless Casanova and leaves his German sweetheart Ilsa devastated when he returns to the States. He dates Ruth while coldly ignoring Ilsa's letters. Ruth learns of Ilsa and deplores the cruel way Johnny treats her. She drops him. Johnny is bitter and asks for a transfer to Germany, thinking Ilsa will welcome him with open arms. He discovers she's betrothed and has lost all interest in him. Johnny wonders if a reunion with Ruth is possible.

Indexer Notes

credits per Nick Caputo, May 2015.

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
  2. 1. Beautiful Friendship!
  3. 2. Unkissed Bride!
  4. 3. Stop, Thief!
    Nancy Hale
  5. 4. The Doctor is In Love!
  6. 5. Primitive Horoscope
  7. 6. Control Your Breath
    Charmaigne
  8. 7. The Heartbreaker!
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Kathryn Wright
  • Daniel Thingvold
  • Nick Caputo
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  • Christopher Fama
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