(October 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 ongoing series

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre
romance

Never Love a Pilot! (Table of Contents: 1)

comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Paul Parker
Inks
Paul Parker
Colors
?
Letters
Ed Hamilton

Genre
romance
Characters
Janet Winters; Sis Winters; Harvey Winters; Hal Sommers; Pietro
Synopsis
Janet blames a cowardly test pilot for crashing a new plane her father designed; her sister’s test pilot husband was also killed in a crash, another reason Janet dislikes that profession. Janet falls in love with Hal, an airplane mechanic. Her father builds a new plane but can’t find a pilot willing to test it. Hal reveals himself to be a test pilot—-he pretended to be a mechanic because he knew Janet hated test pilots. Hal flies the plane successfully and Janet knows if she loves him she has to accept his dangerous profession.

Too Young For Love (Table of Contents: 2)

comic story / 9 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Bill Everett (signed)
Inks
Bill Everett (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
Ben Oda

Genre
romance
Characters
Nancy Anderson; Mrs. Anderson; Tom; Tony Madden; Sandra; Richard Hartley
Synopsis
Nancy is determined to leave Pottsville, where her family lives in relative poverty. She gets a job as a chorus girl in a nightclub and falls for dance director Tony, but wants to hook a rich husband. Playboy Richard is attracted to her. The club is closed down because Nancy is a minor (she lied about her age to Tony) and she discovers Richard has only been toying with her affections. Nancy discards her pretensions and takes an office job. She also reunites with Tony.

Waiting For Larry (Table of Contents: 3)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
romance

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 4)

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
To the office of Ray Mann there comes daily...
Genre
romance
Characters
Ray Mann; Marcia Hooper; Ann; Al; Leonard Ellis
Synopsis
Marcia moves in with her married sister Ann and her husband Al. Ann and her husband constantly fight over money. Ann moves out and gets a job as Leonard’s secretary. Ann accepts his marriage proposal but then demands he support her in lavish fashion. Leonard calls her greedy and breaks their engagement, leaving for a job in Brazil. Ann comes to Ray Mann for help, and he offers “Love Diary” readers the chance to submit suggestions via mail.

Indexer Notes

Ray's client is "a girl whom he knows only as Marcia G.," but in the story her last name is given as Hooper.

Ray Mann's appearance in this issue is back to the original version (black hair, clean shaven, round face).

Love In a Storm (Table of Contents: 5)

comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Bill Everett ?
Inks
Bill Everett
Colors
?
Letters
Ed Hamilton

Genre
romance
Characters
Jim Blake; Meg Saunders; Bob Saunders; Gloria Manners; Jeb
Synopsis
After his father dies in a storm, Jim decides to give up the fishing business. His friend Meg convinces him to run an excursion boat for tourists to a nearby island. Rich Gloria charters his boat and later offers Jim a city job. When Meg’s younger brother Bob and some other fishermen are in trouble, Meg asks Jim to captain a rescue attempt. Bob is saved and Jim realises he belongs on the sea, and with Meg.

Spoiled Darling (Table of Contents: 6)

comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
John Rosenberger
Inks
John Rosenberger
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
romance
Characters
Ruth Herland; Don Gorman; Martha; Mr. Herland; Mr. Clay; Mrs. Clay; Perry Marchand
Synopsis
Spoiled Ruth flirts with Don, a photographer for a newspaper owned by her father, hoping to convince him not to print an embarrassing photo of her boyfriend Perry. Don is attracted to her, but refuses. Perry breaks their engagement. Ruth coerces her father into firing Don. However, she learns that she’s now a social outcast, and tries to repent by becoming a volunteer social worker. While on duty at the local orphanage, Ruth risks her life to save the children from a fire. Don and Ruth realise they love each other.
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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
  2. 1. Never Love a Pilot!
  3. 2. Too Young For Love
  4. 3. Waiting For Larry
  5. 4. ["To the office of Ray Mann there comes daily..."]
    Prescription for Happiness
  6. 5. Love In a Storm
  7. 6. Spoiled Darling
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Jim Van Dore
  • David Wilt
  • Lou Mougin
  • Nick Caputo
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Lou Mazzella
  • Craig Delich
  • Jim Walls
  • Gary L. Watson