(November 1951)

Orbit-Wanted, 1949 Series
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Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
36
Indicia frequency:
monthly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
Our Publishing Co.
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)

Script:
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Pencils:
?
Inks:
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Colors:
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Letters:
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Indexer Notes

Photo Cover

My Hidden Past (Table of Contents: 1)

comic story / 10 pages (report information)

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

Characters:
Ruth Wilson; Jim Wilson; Greg Nugent; Tom; Aunt Margaret
Synopsis:
16-year-old Ruth marries Jim just before he reports for military service. He’s killed in action and she discovers she’s pregnant. Ruth places her baby temporarily in a children’s home, and gets a job in an aircraft factory. Ruth falls in love with her foreman Greg, but keeps her past a secret. Learning she has to claim her child soon or have it put up for adoption, Ruth decides to confide in Greg, but changes her mind when he makes disparaging remarks about a friend who married a divorcee with a child. Ruth writes a letter to Greg and moves away, but he finds her and they reconcile.
Keywords:
war widow

Indexer Notes

art identification by Jim Vadeboncoeur, Jr.

The Boy Next Door (Table of Contents: 2)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Mort Lawrence (signed)
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Characters:
Fred Wright; Ginny Simpson; Mr. Simpson; Mrs. Simpson; Mrs. Wright
Synopsis:
Ginny had a childhood crush on her neighbour Fred and when he returns from the Army, she hopes he’ll view her as a potential mate. However, he still treats her like a kid. Ginny tries to appear sophisticated and grown-up and Fred eventually realises she’s a woman now.

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

text article / 1 page (report information)

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

Frankly Speaking (Table of Contents: 4)

text article / 1 page (report information)

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

[“Once again, Ray Mann, ask the readers of Love Diary to help solve the problem of this heart-sick girl!”] (Table of Contents: 5)

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

Script:
?
Pencils:
CF Miller
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Characters:
Ray Mann; Isabel G.; Jerry; Bud
Synopsis:
Isabel and fellow office worker Jerry become engaged but he is very jealous and is angry when any other man pays attention to her. Isabel and Jerry argue and separate. She comes to Ray Mann for help. Ray asks Love Diary readers if Isabel can “CURE [Jerry] of his destructive jealousy? What should she do?”

Indexer Notes

art identification by Jim Vadeboncoeur, Jr.

Little White Lies (Table of Contents: 6)

comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
H Anderson
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Characters:
Joyce Morton; Van Proctor; Pauline Morton; Mrs. Morton; Mr. Clement
Synopsis:
As a child, Joyce developed a habit of telling lies and continues this as an adult. She dates Van, a salesman for the firm where she works, and continues her practice of lying, to him and others. When her lies are exposed, Joyce swears to stop, and she and Van become engaged. However, she pretends her mother’s engagement ring is the one Van gave her, and their boss therefore thinks Van is “an untrustworthy liar” and “an irresponsible spendthrift.” Van breaks up with Joyce. She confesses the truth to the boss, gets a new job, and changes her lying ways. Van returns and they make up.

Indexer Notes

art identification by Jim Vadeboncoeur, Jr.

Basically the identical story premise as “Liar” in Love Diary 2 (October 1949).

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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
  2. 1. My Hidden Past
  3. 2. The Boy Next Door
  4. 3. Secrets from a Love Diary
  5. 4. Frankly Speaking
  6. 5. [“Once again, Ray Mann, ask the readers of Love Diary to help solve the problem of this heart-sick girl!”]
    Prescription for Happiness
  7. 6. Little White Lies
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