(March 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

I was a Pick-Up! (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre
romance
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Indexer Notes

Photo cover

I was a Pick-Up (Table of Contents: 1)

comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script
Dorothy Woolfolk
Pencils
Mort Leav
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
romance
Characters
Lila Cowan; Karen Cowan; Bert Robbins; Salvatore; Harry Saunders
Synopsis
While her boyfriend Bert is frequently out of town on business, Lila innocently allows herself to be picked up by strange men for dates. After one bad experience she has to walk home in a rainstorm, only to discover Bert waiting for her. He breaks off their relationship. Lila vows to rid herself of her bad reputation and be worthy of a decent man someday.

Indexer Notes

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

Unworthy of his Love (Table of Contents: 2)

comic story / 9 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
Vince Alascia ?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
romance
Characters
Paula Barga; Papa Barga; Jonathan Girard; Johnny Barga; Mom Barga; George Frazier; Professor Frazier; Mrs. Frazier; Madge Frazier
Synopsis
Paula takes a job in a department store after high school to help support her family, even though she dreamed of attending college. Paula falls in love with college professor George but his family thinks she’s not educated enough to be his wife. Bookstore customer Girard, a wealthy scholar and businessman who likes Paula, blackmails George’s father into permitting the marriage by threatening to withhold endowment funds from his college.
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Indexer Notes

In the splash panel, Lila's suitor is referred to as "Howard" by his parents, but in the story his name is George.

[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
Once again, Ray Mann, Love Diary’s Human Relations Advisor, invites you to sit in on a case...
Genre
romance
Characters
Ray Mann; Alice Chalmers; Tommy Jennings; Jeannie; Bob; Neil Shore
Synopsis
Alice’s boyfriend Tommy is drafted and she tries to remain faithful but eventually dates Neil. Tommy returns on leave and urges Alice to marry him right away. Alice can’t decide: should she marry Tommy and be separated for long periods, or marry Neil and have a husband by her side. Ray Mann asks Love Diary readers to help her choose.

Too Young to Marry (Table of Contents: 4)

comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Mort Lawrence (signed)
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
Ed Hamilton

Genre
romance
Characters
Jim Pearson; Patty; Mrs. Stewart
Synopsis
18-year-old Patty decides to marry Jim, against her parents’ advice. She has to keep her factory job to help pay the bills, and soon finds keeping house and working a full-time job is difficult and tiring. Jim and Patty squabble over money; he takes a night course so he can get a raise. Patty, left alone more than ever, decides to leave Jim. Patty's mature co-worker Mrs. Stewart says a successful marriage requires time and dedication: Patty has to think of herself as part of a couple, not a selfish individual. Patty and Jim reconcile.
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Indexer Notes

Unknown inks per Nick Caputo. previous indexer credited Mort Lawrence.

For Better or for Worse (Table of Contents: 5)

text story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Letters
Typeset

Genre
romance

No Place for Love! (Table of Contents: 6)

comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Gene Colan ?
Inks
Vince Alascia ?
Colors
?
Letters
Ed Hamilton

Genre
romance
Characters
Carol; Nancy; Bob Rodgers; Marie
Synopsis
Secretary Carol despises sloppiness and disorder, while her sister Nancy prefers to take life as it comes. Carol becomes irritated when her boyfriend Bob deviates from their usual routines. Bob calls her a “hopeless neurotic” and breaks up with her. With Nancy’s help, Carol conquers her compulsive desire for neatness and order, and finds herself enjoying life more. Bob returns and they make up.
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Indexer Notes

Possible Colan pencils and Alascia inks per Nick Caputo, April 2017.

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. I was a Pick-Up!
  2. 1. I was a Pick-Up
  3. 2. Unworthy of his Love
  4. 3. ["Once again, Ray Mann, Love Diary’s Human Relations Advisor, invites you to sit in on a case..."]
    Prescription for Happiness
  5. 4. Too Young to Marry
  6. 5. For Better or for Worse
  7. 6. No Place for Love!
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Jim Van Dore
  • David Wilt
  • Gary L. Watson
  • Michel Maillot
  • Nick Caputo
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Lou Mazzella
  • Craig Delich
  • Jim Walls
  • Gary L. Watson