(September 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:
Rae 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

Genre:
romance

Sailor's Sweetheart (Table of Contents: 1)

comic story / 12 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
romance
Characters:
Joe Whittaker; Nella Boland; Mrs. Boland; Eddie Conroy; Mr. Richards; Blanche
Synopsis:
Nella and U.S. Navy sailor Joe fall in love. Joe’s battleship prepares to sail for Korea; he wants to wait until he returns to marry Nella. They argue. After he’s gone, the lonely Nella takes a job at the Harbour Inn club but quits when the owner makes a pass at her. Joe is reported missing in action. Nella, upset, goes to work in a dance hall; Joe shows up and rejects her as a “sailor’s sweetheart.” The upset Nella runs out and is hit by a car. Joe apologises and she will recover.

Indexer Notes

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

Ladies' Man (Table of Contents: 2)

comic story / 9 pages (report information)

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

Characters:
Bill Waring; Paula Meade; Julie Stimson; Mr. Stimson; Jerry; Diana
Synopsis:
Aircraft plant engineer Bill is a womaniser. He falls in love with Julie, daughter of the company’s vice-president, but continues to date other women as well. Feeling jealous when he sees Julie with another man, Bill burns his little black book and vows to be faithful to her. One of his ex-girlfriends, Paula, tries to commit suicide. Paula survives but Julie dumps Bill because she can’t trust him. She marries someone else and Bill is left alone.

Indexer Notes

Art credits from the French fan magazine Back Up #14, as submitted by Stephane Petit, via the GCD Errors list, February 2009.

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

This is a rare example of a romance comic story told from a man's viewpoint (and narrated by a man).

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

text article / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Rae Hermann [as Ray Mann]
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
romance

["Many people with disturbing problems..."] (Table of Contents: 4)

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

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

Genre:
romance
Characters:
Ray Mann; Barbara N.; Helen N.; Paul
Synopsis:
Barbara’s older sister Helen takes care of her after their parents die, sacrificing her own personal life. Barbara falls in love with Paul and they plan to marry, but Helen falls into depression and Barbara asks Paul to postpone the wedding. Paul says she must choose: him or Helen. Barbara asks Ray Mann for help, and Ray passes the buck to the readers of Love Diary.

Indexer Notes

Art credits per Nick Caputo, April 2017.

I Loved My Boss (Table of Contents: 5)

comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script:
Bill Woolfolk
Pencils:
Bill Molno ?
Inks:
Vince Alascia
Colors:
?
Letters:
Ed Hamilton ?

Genre:
romance
Characters:
Harvey Logan; Georgia; Jim; Ann Hamilton; Russell; Georgia's father
Synopsis:
Georgia’s father insists she stop being frivolous and look for a job. Trying to avoid being hired, she dresses plainly but she gets a position as secretary for handsome Harvey. Georgia develops a crush on Harvey, even though he’s engaged to snobbish Ann. Harvey and Georgia fall in love, but they’re caught in an embrace by Ann and Georgia flees. She thinks Ann and Harvey have been married, but Harvey shows up and says he loves Georgia.

Indexer Notes

Credits per Nick Caputo, April 2017.

The Life of the Party (Table of Contents: 6)

comic story / 8 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
romance
Characters:
Kathy; Cliff; Betty; Grace; Jim
Synopsis:
Kathy has the reputation as the “life of the party.” She dates Cliff but he’s turned off by her wild, attention-seeking antics. She tones down her act and they plan to be married. However, when she meets his parents, Kathy tries too hard to win their approval and winds up acting the fool. Cliff breaks up with her. Kathy changes her extroverted behaviour and Cliff comes back to her.
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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
  2. 1. Sailor's Sweetheart
  3. 2. Ladies' Man
  4. 3. Secrets From a Love Diary
  5. 4. ["Many people with disturbing problems..."]
    Prescription For Happiness
  6. 5. I Loved My Boss
  7. 6. The Life of the Party
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Jim Van Dore
  • David Wilt
  • Lou Mougin
  • Nick Caputo
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Lou Mazzella
  • Craig Delich
  • Jim Walls
  • Gary L. Watson