(February 1951)

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

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Prisoner of Love! (Table of Contents: 1)

comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script
Dorothy Woolfolk
Pencils
Mort Leav (signed)
Inks
Bob Rogers (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
Ed Hamilton

Genre
romance
Characters
Ruth Andrews; Derek Masters; Aunt Mary; Bob Simmons
Synopsis
Orphan Ruth lives her with miserly Aunt Mary. Ruth spends her own money on piano lessons with Derek and is devastated when her aunt says this must stop. Derek agrees to teach her at no charge but becomes enraged when Ruth dates music store clerk Bob, and stops her lessons. Ruth tries to forget her music but her life seems empty: she realises she loves Derek and playing the piano, and returns to his side.

Indexer Notes

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

I Was a Fat Girl! (Table of Contents: 2)

comic story / 9 pages (report information)

Script
Dorothy Woolfolk
Pencils
Syd Shores
Inks
Syd Shores ?
Colors
?
Letters
Ed Hamilton

Genre
romance
Characters
Nancy; Pat; Johnny Marshall; Clyde Morgan; Nancy's mother
Synopsis
Plump office clerk Nancy loses her boyfriend Johnny to her slim sister Pat. Nancy goes on a diet to attract co-worker Clyde, but fears Pat will steal him as well. However, Clyde proves he loves Nancy and Pat vows to help her sister get down to a “normal weight” for her wedding.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

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

Art credits per Nick Caputo, April 2017.

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

Prescription for Happiness / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Once again, Ray Mann, Love Diary's counselor, receives an anguished girl who has come to him desperately seeking help...
Genre
romance
Characters
Ray Mann; Rhonda R., Tom G.; Celia
Synopsis
Rhonda meets Tom on vacation and they fall in love. However, she discovers Tom is engaged to her best friend Celia. Rhonda asks Ray Mann if she should warn Celia that Tom is a “trifler” or keep her mouth shut. Ray suggests Love Diary readers write in with their opinions.

Indexer Notes

Ray Mann is off-model again in this story, with brown hair and more angular facial features than the standard image.

Not Meant for Love (Table of Contents: 4)

comic story / 8 pages (report information)

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

Genre
romance
Characters
Mike Lowry; Irene Grey; Mr. Grey; Mrs. Grey; Mrs. Warner; Jimmy Warner
Synopsis
Irene’s parents think her health is delicate, so they are reluctant to move to a mining town in Alaska, where Mr. Grey has a new job. Irene insists, and they settle in, helped by handsome Mike. Mike and Irene fall in love, but her frailty limits her activity. Mike says it’s because she’s pampered, not ill, and Irene realises he is correct. She proves she’s fit and can live a normal life, and she and Mike reconcile.
Keywords
Alaska

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 info from the John Buscema checklist built by Jim Vadeboncoeur Jr and Michel Maillot.

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

Femme Fatale (Table of Contents: 5)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
?
Letters
Typeset

Genre
romance

The Man of My Dreams (Table of Contents: 6)

comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
John Forte ?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
romance
Characters
Phyllis Prentice; Ted; Fredric Parker; Dean Wilson; Tommy Prentice; Mrs. Prentice; Mr. Prentice; Marge; Jimmy Morrison; Al
Synopsis
High school student Phyllis meets actor Fredric Parker and decides he is her model for the perfect man. Even when she goes to college, she turns down dates, preferring to dream about finding her perfect mate. After Fredric Parker is involved in a scandal, Phyllis realises there is no perfect man. She reluctantly dates football player Jimmy. Jimmy’s behaviour during an emergency makes her realise that he’s brave and sweet and she discovers he is the man of her dreams.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Possible Forte pencils per Nick Caputo, April 2017.

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
  2. 1. Prisoner of Love!
  3. 2. I Was a Fat Girl!
  4. 3. ["Once again, Ray Mann, Love Diary's counselor, receives an anguished girl who has come to him desperately seeking help..."]
    Prescription for Happiness
  5. 4. Not Meant for Love
  6. 5. Femme Fatale
  7. 6. The Man of My Dreams
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Jim Van Dore
  • David Wilt
  • Daniel Thingvold
  • Michel Maillot
  • Nick Caputo
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Lou Mazzella
  • Craig Delich
  • Jim Walls
  • Gary L. Watson