(November 1950)

Orbit-Wanted, 1949 Series
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Volume
1
Price
0.10 USD
Pages
52
Indicia Frequency
monthly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Our Publishing Co.
Editing
Ray Hermann
Color
color
Dimensions
standard Golden Age US
Paper Stock
glossy cover; newsprint interior
Binding
saddle-stitched
Publishing Format
was ongoing series

Bachelor Girl (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Bachelor Girl (Table of Contents: 1)

comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
John Buscema
Inks
John Buscema
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
romance
Characters
Jerry Walker; Judy; Dave; Helen; Ann; Henry; Frankie
Synopsis
Stenographer Judy isn’t interested in marriage or a family, preferring her freedom. She dates Jerry but is troubled when he admits he isn’t the “marrying kind,” because she’s used to rejecting men's marriage proposals. They both eventually realise love and marriage is what they’ve always wanted.
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Indexer Notes

Art credits from the French fan magazine Back Up #14, as submitted by Stephane Petit, via the GCD Errors list, February 2009.
Additional infos come from the John Buscema checklist built by Jim Vadeboncoeur Jr and Michel Maillot.

Mockery of Love (Table of Contents: 2)

comic story / 10 pages (report information)

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

Genre
romance
Characters
Lorraine Hunt; Bob Dunning; Count Anton Braffio; Carla; Mrs. Hunt
Synopsis
Lorraine takes a cruise to Europe and has a shipboard romance with Bob but doesn’t want to get serious. In Marseilles, she meets Count Anton and he proposes marriage. She learns he’s poor and thinks she’s a rich American. Lorraine goes back to her midwestern home in the USA and is surprised when Bob shows up—he lives nearby and their romance rekindles.
Keywords
France

Indexer Notes

Writer credit by Martin O'Hearn.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 3)

Prescription for Happiness / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
I am Ray Mann, Love Diary's Human Relations Counsellor
Genre
romance
Characters
Ray Mann; Ruth S.; Dirk E.; Mrs. S.
Synopsis
Ruth and Dirk become engaged, against her mother’s wishes. After a drunken car crash, Dirk is sent to prison for 5 years for manslaughter. Ruth promises to wait for him, but her mother says this would be foolish. Ray Mann asks Love Diary readers for their opinions.
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Mexican Madness (Table of Contents: 4)

comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
Typeset

Genre
romance
Characters
Millie Mathews; Ted Dixon; José Fernando; Ruth
Synopsis
Junior high school history teacher Millie books a tour of Mexico. She develops a crush on Ted, an aspiring artist working as a tour guide. Millie lies and says she’s engaged, purchasing a photo in a curio shop as “proof.” She is shocked to later meet her “fiancé” in the flesh: José Fernando, a famous bullfighter. José goes along with the gag, but later makes unwanted advances on Millie. Ted rescues her. Millie and Ted will be wed.
Keywords
bullfighter; Mexico

Time on my Hands (Table of Contents: 5)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
?
Letters
Typeset

Genre
romance

A Love D-I-V-I-D-E-D (Table of Contents: 6)

comic story / 9 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
romance
Characters
Kitty Marsh; Mrs. Mandrake; Ed Benton; Joey Marsh; Linda Marsh; Officer Murphy; Tom Winslow
Synopsis
Hairdresser Linda supports her younger brother and sister after her mother’s death, and has no time for romance, although she’s courted by the stolid Ed. Linda falls in love with college student Tom, but they can’t marry until he finishes school. Linda decides she’ll marry Ed so her siblings can have a better life, but the two children run away when they overhear Ed saying he’ll send them to boarding school. Linda breaks up with Ed and will wait for Tommy.
Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. Bachelor Girl
  2. 1. Bachelor Girl
  3. 2. Mockery of Love
  4. 3. ["I am Ray Mann, Love Diary's Human Relations Counsellor"]
    Prescription for Happiness
  5. 4. Mexican Madness
  6. 5. Time on my Hands
  7. 6. A Love D-I-V-I-D-E-D
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Lou Mougin
  • Michel Maillot
  • David Wilt
  • Merlin Haas
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Daniel Thingvold
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Lou Mazzella
  • Craig Delich
  • Jim Walls
  • Gary L. Watson