(March 1954)

Orbit-Wanted, 1949 Series
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Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
36
Indicia frequency:
monthly except April, June, August, and November
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)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Mike Suchorsky
Inks:
Mike Suchorsky
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
romance

Behind Closed Doors! (Table of Contents: 1)

comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script:
Bill Woolfolk
Pencils:
Pete Riss ?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
romance
Characters:
Neil Garson; Joan; Margo; Joe; Mr. Nelson; Mrs. Nelson; Nancy Nelson; Mr. Caspar; Sheila Caspar; Peter Caspar; Sandra; Mrs. Garson; Bob
Synopsis:
Joan works as a babysitter in the town of Glenvale, and sees the bad side of many residents. She’s hired to accompany invalid Mrs. Garson to the park each day by the lady’s son, architect Neil. Joan develops a crush on Neil, but he’s engaged to Margo. Joan doesn’t trust Margo, who’s a gold-digger and nasty to Mrs. Garson. Neil and Joan fall in love, and when Margo catches them, she reveals her true, unpleasant personality. Neil and Joan will wed.

Indexer Notes

Woolfolk credit from Martin O'Hearn at http://martinohearn.blogspot.com/

Margo refers to Joan as a "teen-aged slut," which is pretty strong language for a comic book in this era.

The Girl With a Past! (Table of Contents: 2)

comic story / 7 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
romance
Characters:
Jean; Harry; Jim Barton
Synopsis:
Jean learns her boyfriend Harry is a married man when they’re caught by divorce detectives. She leaves town due to the scandal and becomes a librarian in the city. Jean vows to avoid men and tries to discourage Jim when he approaches her. They eventually become friends but she rejects him when he parks his car and tries to kiss her. Jean decides to leave town but Jim shows up. She explains her past and Jim says she isn’t a cheap pick-up: he wants to marry her.

[“Through the magic portals of Ray Mann’s office come many troubled souls”] (Table of Contents: 3)

Prescription for Happiness / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Bill Woolfolk
Pencils:
Mike Suchorsky
Inks:
Mike Suchorsky
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
romance
Characters:
Ray Mann; Arthur D.; Charlotte
Synopsis:
Arthur’s girlfriend Charlotte is spoiled and selfish. When she insists they buy a house too far from his work, Arthur breaks their engagement. Charlotte apologises and says she can change, but Arthur isn’t sure. Will she go back to her old habits after the wedding? He asks Ray Mann for advice.

Dance for Me, Darling! (Table of Contents: 4)

comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script:
Bill Woolfolk
Pencils:
Pete Riss ?
Inks:
Nicholas Alascia ?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
romance
Characters:
Irene Riley; Red Dawson; Mr. Riley; Mrs. Riley; Roger Berchley
Synopsis:
Dancer Irene is turned down after a TV show audition but makes friends with comedian Red, who advises her to get more training if she is serious about her career. Irene’s parents are opposed to this, as is her boyfriend Roger, but Irene moves to the city and studies intensely. She gets a job on a show and reunites with Red. After her debut, Irene is harshly criticised by her parents and Roger. Red stands by her and they realise they are in love.

Indexer Notes

Tentative art credits from JVJ index card attached to online scanned version. "Al Gordon?" is another guess.

Editing
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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
  2. 1. Behind Closed Doors!
  3. 2. The Girl With a Past!
  4. 3. [“Through the magic portals of Ray Mann’s office come many troubled souls”]
    Prescription for Happiness
  5. 4. Dance for Me, Darling!
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Jim Van Dore
  • David Wilt
  • Daniel Thingvold
  • Lou Mougin
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Lou Mazzella
  • Craig Delich
  • Jim Walls
  • Gary L. Watson