(June 1951)

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 on-going series

Issue Notes

All sequences, credits and info added by Craig Delich (March 2006).


Back-Alley Girl!; How to Get a Man and Hold Him! (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
romance

Indexer Notes

Cover is the basis for the first story of the issue.

Back Alley Girl (Table of Contents: 1)

comic story / 13 pages (report information)

Script:
Dorothy Woolfolk; Bill Woolfolk (plot)
Pencils:
Mort Leav
Inks:
Mort Leav
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
romance
Characters:
Bess Nelson; Mrs. Nelson; Mrs. Connors; Joe Melton; Jim Nelson; Bix; Tony Landrow; Sammy Nelson
Synopsis:
Bess and her family live in the slums. She attracts the attention of big shot Tony, to the consternation of local cop Joe, who has a crush on Bess himself. Tony uses Bess’s little brother Sammy as a lookout for a robbery, and Sammy is shot. Tony refuses to let him be taken to a hospital. Bess goes to Joe for help and Tony is arrested. Bess realises Joe is “twice the man” that Tony is.

Indexer Notes

Writer credit from Martin O'Hearn.

I Married For Money! (Table of Contents: 2)

comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Syd Shores
Inks:
Syd Shores
Colors:
?
Letters:
Gaspar Saladino ?

Genre:
romance
Characters:
Laura; Jeannie; Ted; Gilbert Rand; May
Synopsis:
Store clerk Laura marries Gilbert for his money, although she doesn’t love him. Her former co-worker Jeannie weds Ted and they live happily despite their working-class status. Gilbert wants to construct veteran’s housing instead of offices, but Laura sees this as a threat to her economic security and convinces him to give up the idea. Some time later, Gilbert says he’s lost his money and they move to a small apartment. Laura confesses she married him for money and he leaves her. Laura moves in with Jeannie and her husband and changes her attitude. Gilbert returns and they reconcile.

How to Get a Man and Hold Him! (Table of Contents: 3)

Secrets From a Love Diary / text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Rae Herman [as Ray Mann] (signed)
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
romance

Indexer Notes

Story title mentioned on the cover.

“Connie J. has a serious problem she cannot resolve alone!” (Table of Contents: 4)

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

Script:
Bill Woolfolk; Miles Cahn
Pencils:
?
Inks:
Vince Alascia
Colors:
?
Letters:
Gaspar Saladino ?

Genre:
romance
Characters:
Ray Mann; Connie J.; Steve
Synopsis:
Connie and Steve are childhood sweethearts but as an adult she thinks of him only as a friend. Steve is drafted and asks Connie to marry him when he returns from overseas. Connie comes to Ray Mann for advice: should she agree to the engagement to make Steve happy now, or confess that she doesn’t love him? Ray says the readers of Love Diary might be able to solve her problem.

Indexer Notes

Writer credit from Martin O'Hearn.

Frankly Speaking (Table of Contents: 5)

letters page / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Rae Herman [as Ray Mann] (signed)
Letters:
typeset

Man Crazy! (Table of Contents: 6)

comic story / 8 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
romance
Characters:
Gale Starr; Nancy Greene; Barry Nelson; Ross Flint; Anna
Synopsis:
At boarding school, Gale has dates with many different boys. After graduation she goes home, thinking “I’m not going to settle for any one boy! I want to have dozens of them!” She doesn’t break up with her hometown boyfriend Barry, but openly dates others. When Ross asks her to a dance, Gale sets up Barry with her ex-roommate, mousy Nancy. However, Ross goes home at the end of the summer and Gale discovers Nancy and Barry have fallen in love.

Wanted; Wild Bill Pecos (Table of Contents: 7) (Expand) /

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

I Was a Slave To Tradition! (Table of Contents: 8)

comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
Dorothy Woolfolk; Bill Woolfolk (plot)
Pencils:
Mort Lawrence (signed)
Inks:
Mort Lawrence (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
romance
Characters:
Priscilla Newell; Mrs. Pettigrew; Roger Purcell; Paul Stewart
Synopsis:
Priscilla comes from an old family in the town of Braxton and opposes the efforts of newcomer Paul to build a tourist motel there. She encourages the townspeople to boycott his project but Paul finds other workers and supplies. Paul is attracted to Priscilla and she thinks she can convince him to change his plans, but he refuses. Priscilla gets his credit cut off, then learns Paul is a wounded veteran who loves the town as well as she does. She gets everyone to help build the motel and Paul and Priscilla admit their love for each other.

Indexer Notes

Writer credit from Martin O'Hearn.

Same premise as "I Was a Born Snob" in Boy Loves Girl (Lev Gleason, 1952 series) 50 (February 1955).

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. Back-Alley Girl!; How to Get a Man and Hold Him!
  2. 1. Back Alley Girl
  3. 2. I Married For Money!
  4. 3. How to Get a Man and Hold Him!
    Secrets From a Love Diary
  5. 4. “Connie J. has a serious problem she cannot resolve alone!”
    Prescription for Happiness
  6. 5. Frankly Speaking
  7. 6. Man Crazy!
  8. 7. Wanted; Wild Bill Pecos
  9. 8. I Was a Slave To Tradition!
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