(August 1950)

Orbit-Wanted, 1949 Series
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Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
52
Indicia frequency:
monthly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
Our Publishing Co.
Editing:
Rae Hermann
Color:
color
Dimensions:
standard Golden Age US
Paper Stock:
glossy cover; newsprint interior
Binding:
saddle-stitched
Publishing Format:
was on-going series

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
romance

Imitation of Love (Table of Contents: 1)

comic story / 9 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Mort Leav (signed)
Inks:
Staff (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
romance
Characters:
Mary; Steve Whitman; Bob Andrews; Sally
Synopsis:
Mary is unsure if she wants to settle down and marry her boyfriend Bob. She’s swept off her feet by the slick “promoter” Steve, even though her friends warn her that he’s a phony. Steve asks Mary to loan him $500 for a big deal and she gets the money from Bob, only to discover Steve is a con man. Bob says he still loves Mary and they are happily reunited. Steve escapes to grift another day.

They Called Me Bad (Table of Contents: 2)

comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Mort Leav (signed)
Inks:
Mort Leav (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
romance
Characters:
Ellen Denton; Jean Denton; Arthur; Dick; Johnny; Bill Stevens; Harvey Lewis
Synopsis:
Ellen is jealous of her sister Jean’s attractiveness and popularity. At the end of a boring date with Johnny, Ellen allows him to kiss her. This leads to more dates with Johnny and other boys. Jean warns Ellen that she’s getting a bad reputation in town. Ellen dates Harvey and they fall in love. He defends her from insults and they will be married.

Start Getting the Most Out of Life (Table of Contents: 3)

comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Al Fagaly ?
Inks:
Al Fagaly ?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
romance
Characters:
Ray Mann; Mary Nelson; Mrs. Nelson; Eddie; Johnny; Grace; Andy
Synopsis:
Ray Mann advises Mary (and the readers) about ways to change their habits and become popular.

["Seeking advice and aid..."] (Table of Contents: 4)

Prescription for Happiness / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
Bill Woolfolk
Pencils:
Mort Lawrence (signed)
Inks:
Mort Lawrence (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
romance
Characters:
Ray Mann; Dorothy Thames; Joe Ross; Gordon Leslie
Synopsis:
Dorothy is bored with her small town life and her boyfriend Joe. Gordon comes back to town and romances her with tales of his life as a press agent in New York. Joe warns Dorothy that Gordon is a gambler but she doesn’t believe him, until Gordon admits the truth and says he’s not interested in marrying her. Dorothy comes to Ray for advice on how to win back her former boyfriend Joe. Ray passes the buck to readers of Love Diary comics.

Indexer Notes

The "Ray Mann" in this story (brown hair, smokes a pipe) looks completely different from the usual depiction of Ray Mann (black hair, round face) seen in previous issues of "Love Diary" and in "Start Getting the Most Out of Life" in this issue.

All That Glitters (Table of Contents: 5)

text article / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Rae Hermann [as Ray Mann]
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
romance

My Secret Shame (Table of Contents: 6)

comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Mort Lawrence (signed)
Inks:
Mort Lawrence (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
romance
Characters:
Sharon; Helen; Bill; Doug Brant; Mrs. Brant
Synopsis:
Sharon and Doug fall in love, but when he’s offered a better job in another town, she doesn’t want to leave and convinces him to turn down the offer. Doug says he will marry her right away and buy the house she’s always wanted, but his mother will have to live with them for a couple of years to help with expenses. Sharon agrees but lies to his mother and says Doug doesn’t want her with him. His mother tries to commit suicide and Doug learns the truth. He and his mother move away, leaving Sharon alone and remorseful.
Keywords:
suicide

Her Fatal Beauty (Table of Contents: 7)

comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Syd Shores
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
romance
Characters:
Lorraine Thomas; Jim Browning; Mrs. Carwell; Mr. Carwell; Mrs. Thomas; Sally; Ivan; Nick Castro
Synopsis:
Beautiful Lorraine falls in love with lawyer Jim. She is entered in a local beauty contest against her wishes, but when she wins she decides to continue competing. After winning the state contest, Lorraine seems to have a bright future in movies, television and modeling, but Jim breaks up with her since his law practice is in their hometown, Gotham City. Lorraine becomes disgusted with the superficiality of the modeling world and comes home to Jim. They marry and have a son.
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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
  2. 1. Imitation of Love
  3. 2. They Called Me Bad
  4. 3. Start Getting the Most Out of Life
  5. 4. ["Seeking advice and aid..."]
    Prescription for Happiness
  6. 5. All That Glitters
  7. 6. My Secret Shame
  8. 7. Her Fatal Beauty
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Jim Van Dore
  • David Wilt
  • Lou Mougin
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Lou Mazzella
  • Craig Delich
  • Jim Walls
  • Gary L. Watson