(April 1954)

Orbit-Wanted, 1949 Series
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Price
0.10 USD
Pages
36
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
Mike Suchorsky
Inks
Mike Suchorsky
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
romance

Pick-Up! (Table of Contents: 1)

comic story / 9 pages (report information)

Script
Bill Woolfolk
Pencils
Paul Parker
Inks
Paul Parker
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
romance
Characters
Marge Nelson; Mark Williams; Doug Forrester
Synopsis
Aircraft factory worker Marge gets a lift after her night shift from fellow employee Mark. She makes it clear she’s not a “pick-up” and he agrees. They fall in love but he has to leave town for 5 months on business. While Mark is gone, Marge accepts a ride from Doug but after he makes a pass at her, she vows never to accept lifts from strangers again. After Marge hears Mark is engaged to another woman, she allows herself to be picked up once more. This time, she is badly beaten and nearly raped. Mark visits her in the hospital and says he is engaged...to her.

Indexer Notes

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

The Way to a Man's Heart! (Table of Contents: 2)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre
romance
Characters
Perry Barnes; Doris; Ellen; Jane
Synopsis
High school student Doris has a reputation as a bossy, efficient organiser of activities. She has a crush on Perry but he doesn’t like being bossed around. Doris relinquishes her responsibilities and becomes “a dependent female” and Perry is now willing to date her.

Indexer Notes

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

How I Found Glamor! (Table of Contents: 3)

comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Chic Stone
Inks
Chic Stone
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
romance
Characters
Johnny Alders; Barbara "Buzz"; Priscilla "Pug" Walsh; Larry
Synopsis
Buzz is a teen-age tomboy who never has a date. When she visits her childhood friend Priscilla, Buzz gets a glamor makeover and is a hit with the boys in that town. She comes home and immediately attracts the attention of her crush Johnny. She informs him that she’s now to be called by her real name, Barbara.

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

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

Script
?
Pencils
Pete Riss
Inks
Bernard Sachs
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
In the office of Ray Mann, famed counsellor of Love diary, a beautiful young girl, Ilene N., has come for guidance...
Genre
romance
Characters
Ray Mann; Ilene N.; Ted; Barry
Synopsis
Ilene’s long-time boyfriend is sent to Japan on business for a year. Lonely, Ilene goes to a party and meets Brad. They date and fall in love. Ted comes home and Ilene realises she never really loved him. She asks Ray Mann for advice on how to break the news to Ted.

Blonde, Beautiful, and Bad! (Table of Contents: 5)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre
romance
Characters
Francie; Murray; Irene
Synopsis
Murray, although a steady fellow engaged to Irene, falls for cheap but attractive waitress Francie. His infatuation with the cynical, gold-digging Francie costs him Irene’s love and his job. Murray catches Francie with her real boyfriend and is badly beaten; Irene comes to the hospital and says she still loves him. He swears he’ll be worthy of her from now on.

Indexer Notes

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

A relatively rare example of a romance comic story told from a man's point of view.

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
  2. 1. Pick-Up!
  3. 2. The Way to a Man's Heart!
  4. 3. How I Found Glamor!
  5. 4. ["In the office of Ray Mann, famed counsellor of Love diary, a beautiful young girl, Ilene N., has come for guidance..."]
    Prescription For Happiness
  6. 5. Blonde, Beautiful, and Bad!
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