(July 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 ongoing series

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Betrayed (Table of Contents: 1)

comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script
Dorothy Woolfolk; Bill Woolfolk (plot)
Pencils
Mort Leav (signed)
Inks
Bob Rogers
Colors
?
Letters
Gaspar Saladino ?

Characters
Johanna Clemens; Frank Mason; Jim Blakely; Mr. Clemens; Mrs. Clemens; Pierre; Mrs. Mason
Synopsis
Farm girl Johanna is sad when boyfriend Jim is drafted. She is wooed by farm equipment salesman Frank, who is mature and sophisticated, but her parents oppose the relationship due to the age difference. When Johanna refuses to stop seeing Frank, her father forces her to move out. Johanna goes to the city to be with Frank, and meets his wife. Frank claims his marriage is a sham, but his wife pleads with Johanna to leave her husband alone. Johanna returns to her parents’ farm, repentant.

Indexer Notes

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

They Called Me Spitfire (Table of Contents: 2)

comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
Dorothy Woolfolk
Pencils
Paul Parker (signed)
Inks
Paul Parker
Letters
?

Characters
Mona Harper; Kent Thompson; Sandy; Junior Harper; Mrs. Harper; Mr. Evans
Synopsis
Music store clerk Mona has a terrible temper. She dates store manager Kent but he is embarrassed by her outbursts. She promises to mend her ways, but when Kent criticises a shop display she created, Mona wrecks it and they are both fired by company president Evans. Mona apologises to Evans, says the blame was hers, and asks him to re-hire Kent. She gets another job and changes her personality. Kent reappears and they reconcile.

Indexer Notes

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

Secrets From a Love Diary (Table of Contents: 3)

text article / 2 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

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

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

Script
?
Pencils
Chuck Miller
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
People with troubling problems which they cannot handle, come to Ray Mann!
Genre
romance
Characters
Ray Mann; Mark W.; Linda L.
Synopsis
Secretary Linda and salesman Mark fall in love and decide to get married. However, Linda’s parents refuse to give their blessing because Linda and Mark are of different religious faiths. Linda and Mark ask Ray Mann for assistance, and he urges Love Diary readers to write in with their advice.

Indexer Notes

art identification by Jim Vadeboncoeur, Jr.

Nowhere in the story are the religions of Linda and Mark identified.

Frankly Speaking (Table of Contents: 5)

text article / 1 page (report information)

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

Lonely for Love (Table of Contents: 6)

comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
Dorothy Woolfolk
Pencils
John Forte
Inks
Vince Alascia
Colors
?
Letters
Gaspar Saladino ?

Characters
Lorraine; Bill; June; doctor
Synopsis
Lorraine and Bill become engaged just before he is drafted and departs for basic training. Her sister June convinces Lorraine to go on a double date but Lorraine is uncomfortable. June’s boyfriend Jimmy is killed in action and she feels guilty because she was socialising while he was fighting a war. Bill offers to marry Lorraine before he’s shipped overseas but she says she doesn’t want to add to his worries. They can wait until he returns.

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.

I Was a Spendthrift! (Table of Contents: 7)

comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Gene Colan ?
Inks
Gene Colan ?
Colors
?
Letters
Ben Oda

Characters
Betty Carter; Gloria; Don Cullen; Mr. Carter; Mrs. Carter; Mr. Biggs
Synopsis
Office worker Betty is a compulsive shopper and always broke as a result. She borrows money from a finance company to go on vacation with co-worker Gloria. At the resort, she meets Don and they arrange to reunite in the city. Betty lies to her boss and gets a pay advance to buy a new dress, but her scheme is uncovered and she’s fired. Don proposes marriage but only if Betty changes her spendthrift ways. However, she pawns her engagement ring and Don breaks up with her. Betty exerts self-discipline and repays her debts. Don is impressed with the new Betty and they reconcile.

Indexer Notes

Credits per Nick Caputo, April 2017.

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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
  2. 1. Betrayed
  3. 2. They Called Me Spitfire
  4. 3. Secrets From a Love Diary
  5. 4. ["People with troubling problems which they cannot handle, come to Ray Mann!"]
    Prescription for Happiness
  6. 5. Frankly Speaking
  7. 6. Lonely for Love
  8. 7. I Was a Spendthrift!
This issue was most recently modified by:
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  • David Wilt
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  • Nick Caputo
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