(December 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
Ray 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

Wedding Dress for Sale (Table of Contents: 1)

comic story / 11 pages (report information)

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

Genre
romance
Characters
Hazel; Bob; Janet; Tommy; George Martin; Jim Baldwin; Martha; Gloria Lane; Mom; Dad
Synopsis
College student Hazel has had a problem with jealousy since childhood. After one date with athlete George, she becomes angry when he dates other girls. Hazel falls in love with crew team coach Jim on the rebound, but jealousy causes her to trail him to a crew meet at another school and make a scene. Jim breaks up with her. Hazel vows to change her ways. Learning of this, Jim returns and they reconcile.

Indexer Notes

Script credit per Martin O'Hearn's blog: http://martinohearn.blogspot.com/2017/04/dorothy-woolfolk-on-love-diary-...

Wait for Me-- Darling (Table of Contents: 2)

comic story / 7 pages (report information)

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

Genre
romance
Characters
Bob Ross; Nina Weston; Madame Clementi; Andre Duchamp; Anne Ross
Synopsis
Nina dedicates her life to her ballet career, putting her romance with Bob on hold. They plan to wed after her first season as a professional ends, but Nina postpones the ceremony to go on tour, then decides to spend a year dancing in Europe. Bob’s patience runs out. Anne returns to the USA to marry him but he’s already married, to Anne, and they have a child. Anne sadly goes back to Europe to dance.
Keywords
ballet

No More Secrets! (Table of Contents: 3)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
romance

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

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

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Once more Ray Mann, Love Diary's Human Relations Counselor, takes his readers into his confidence
Genre
romance
Characters
Ray Mann; Kathy R.; Tommy Hood; Charlotte
Synopsis
Fashion magazine editor Kathy is reunited with her fiancé, photographer Tommy, after six months apart. Kathy criticises Tommy for his lack of ambition. He breaks up with her. Kathy discovers her own career now seems boring--she realises a woman must support the man she loves even if she disagrees with his life choices. She asks Ray Mann how to win Tommy back. Ray prefers to have Love Diary readers do his work for him, requesting their advice via letters.

Indexer Notes

Supposedly drawn as an advice strip based on reader's questions.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 5)

Frankly Speaking / letters page / 1 page (report information)

Script
Ray Mann
Letters
typeset

Genre
romance
Keywords
advice

Mama's Girl (Table of Contents: 6)

comic story / 9 pages (report information)

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

Genre
romance
Characters
Ralph Watson; Shirley Richards; Mrs. Richards; Bob; Mrs. Lucy Watson
Synopsis
Office worker Shirley spends her leisure time with her widowed mother, who never approves of the men she dates. Shirley is introduced to Ralph, the nephew of one of her mother’s friends. They hit it off, but Shirley’s mother schemes to keep them apart, fearing she’ll be abandoned. Shirley breaks up with Ralph but her mother realises Shirley is unhappy and withdraws her objections to Ralph and her daughter’s romance.

Indexer Notes

Script credit per Martin O'Hearn's blog: http://martinohearn.blogspot.com/2017/04/dorothy-woolfolk-on-love-diary-...

The Wrong Kind of Love (Table of Contents: 7)

comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
romance
Characters
Dave; Amy Marshall; Edward Marshall; Mrs. Marshall; Frank Shay; Sonny Marshall
Synopsis
The Marshall family—unemployed chemist father, mother, and 3 children, including Amy—find work in the Shay orchards. Amy’s father tries to convince Frank Shay to invest in his locust-killing formula, but is rejected. Amy falls in love with orchard foreman Dave. Frank makes advances to Amy and orders the family to leave when she rejects him. However, after her father’s chemical saves the orchards from a locust infestation, Shay apologises for his actions and agrees to back Mr. Marshall financially. Amy and Dave will be married.

Indexer Notes

This story is very similar to “Fruits of Promise” in Flaming Love (Quality, 1949 series) #3 (April 1950), although the conclusion is different.

The Classroom Secret (Table of Contents: 8)

public service announcement / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Henry Fasano (signed)
Inks
Henry Fasano (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
typeset
Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
  2. 1. Wedding Dress for Sale
  3. 2. Wait for Me-- Darling
  4. 3. No More Secrets!
  5. 4. ["Once more Ray Mann, Love Diary's Human Relations Counselor, takes his readers into his confidence"]
    Subscription for Happiness
  6. 5. [no title indexed]
    Frankly Speaking
  7. 6. Mama's Girl
  8. 7. The Wrong Kind of Love
  9. 8. The Classroom Secret
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Lou Mougin
  • Nick Caputo
  • David Wilt
  • Mike Nielsen
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Gary L. Watson
  • Ramon Schenk
  • James Ludwig
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Lou Mazzella
  • Craig Delich
  • Jim Walls
  • Gary L. Watson