(October 1952)

Orbit-Wanted, 1949 Series
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Price
0.10 USD
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
Monthly except June
On-sale date
1952
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 ongoing series

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
John Buscema
Inks
John Buscema
Colors
?
Letters
?

Indexer Notes

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

Weekend of Shame (Table of Contents: 1)

comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Mort Leav (signed)
Inks
Mort Leav (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
romance
Characters
Nella Brown; Johnny Pitts; Bruce Reed; Gail Harmon; Martha Blake
Synopsis
Office worker Nella goes to a lakeside resort on vacation, hoping she can escape her reputation as a "wallflower." However, she is awkward and doesn't seem to fit in, so she accepts an invitation for a moonlight stroll from known wolf Johnny. She barely eludes his lecherous advances. Her roommate Gail gives her a makeover and tells Nella to have confidence in herself. Nella makes new friends and even attracts handsome Bruce, so now she can tell creepy Johnny to take a hike.

Cupid's Little Helper! (Table of Contents: 2)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
romance
Characters
Nan Martin; Judy; Alex Brant; Glenn; Hal Stewart
Synopsis
Teenagers Nan and Judy set out to conquer college boys Glenn (Judy's brother) and Alex (Glenn's roommate), respectively. Nan eventually catches Glenn. Judy strikes out with Alex but finds a new crush right away.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 3)

Secrets From a Love Diary / text article / 1 page (report information)

Script
Ray Mann
Letters
typeset

Genre
romance

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

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

Script
?
Pencils
Eddie Robbins
Inks
Eddie Robbins
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Like so many other girls in need of counsel, Sally G. came to the office of Ray Mann, seeking help.
Genre
romance
Characters
Ray Mann; Sally G.; Jean G.; Randy
Synopsis
Sally moves to the city to live with her sister Jean. She and Jean's boyfriend Randy are mutually attracted, and fall in love. Randy says he was never serious about Jean, but Jean thinks her sister stole him from her. Sally asks Ray Mann for advice: she doesn't want to lose Randy or her sister. Ray says the readers of Love Diary have never failed to answer a call for help.

Indexer Notes

Ray Mann is off-model in this story, with brown hair instead of black.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 5)

Frankly Speaking / letters page / 1 page (report information)

Script
Ray Mann
Letters
typeset

Open Season for Romance! (Table of Contents: 6)

comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
John Buscema
Inks
John Buscema
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
romance
Characters
Rick Martin; Linda Lewis; Ed; Marge; Mrs. Lewis; Bill Saunders
Synopsis
Linda gets a summer job as a car hop in a resort town. Kitchen helper Rick is assigned to orient her. Rick falls for Linda and while she is attracted to him, she wants to find a rich husband. She changes her mind and confesses she loves Rick, but he thinks it's only because she discovered he's the heir to a chain of restaurants (she really didn't know). Linda writes a letter to her mother telling the truth about her feelings for Rick, but accidentally switches it with her letter of resignation. Rick reads her letter and realises she's sincere. They reconcile with a kiss.

Indexer Notes

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

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Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
  2. 1. Weekend of Shame
  3. 2. Cupid's Little Helper!
  4. 3. [no title indexed]
    Secrets From a Love Diary
  5. 4. ["Like so many other girls in need of counsel, Sally G. came to the office of Ray Mann, seeking help."]
    Prescription for Happiness
  6. 5. [no title indexed]
    Frankly Speaking
  7. 6. Open Season for Romance!
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