(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 on-going 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.

["Once again, Ray Mann, Love Diary's counselor, receives an anguished girl who has come to him desperately seeking help..."] (Table of Contents: 3)

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

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

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-diary-11-20-oh.html

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.

Indexer Notes

Possible Forte pencils per Nick Caputo, April 2017.

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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