Young Brides #v1#3 [3]
(January-February 1953)

Prize, 1952 Series
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Volume
1
Price
0.10 USD
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
monthly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Feature Publications, Inc.
Brand
Prize Group
Editing
Joe Simon; Jack Kirby
Color
color
Dimensions
standard Golden Age US
Paper Stock
glossy cover; newsprint interior
Binding
saddle-stitched
Publishing Format
was ongoing series

"Dear John: I Love Someone Else-" (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
? (photograph)
Inks
? (photograph)
Colors
? (photograph)
Letters
typeset

Genre
romance

Dear John: I Love Someone Else--- (Table of Contents: 1)

comic story / 6.5 pages (report information)

Script
Joe Simon ?
Pencils
Jack Kirby
Inks
Jack Kirby ?; Joe Simon ?
Colors
?
Letters
Ben Oda

Genre
romance
Characters
Matt Sims; Cathy Gray
Synopsis
Soldier Matt loves his hometown girlfriend Ruth, but when he and WAC Cathy are stranded in a hut in Korea overnight, he kisses her and is conflicted. Matt later receives a “Dear John” letter from Ruth, breaking up with him. Matt wastes no time in finding Cathy, and they are soon married.
Keywords
Korean War; WAC

Indexer Notes

Produced by Simon & Kirby.

As You Were (Table of Contents: 2)

Nancy Hale / text story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
romance
Keywords
Advice column

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

What Advice Would You Have Given? / comic story / 2.5 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Mort Meskin
Inks
George Roussos ?
Colors
?
Letters
Ben Oda

First Line of Dialogue or Text
How good a romance counselor would you make?
Genre
romance
Characters
Nancy Hale; Frances D.; Michael
Synopsis
Frances and Michael are engaged, but her parents don’t think his antiques shop is a solid business venture. Michael gets a job as a mechanic then quits. He breaks up with Frances when her parents won’t give their consent to the marriage and she asks him to wait to open his store until they’ve been married for a year. Nancy Hale asks readers what advice they would give.
Keywords
advice column

Indexer Notes

Ger Apeldoorn previously suggested Jack Kirby on pencils.

This story does not have the "Nancy Hale's Problem Clinic" logo. That feature usually appeared in Young Love and Young Romance comics. Other issues of Young Brides had the "Ask Dan Wilson" series instead.

Nancy Hale's advice is printed upside-down in the final panel.

Bride and Broom! (Table of Contents: 4)

comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Mort Meskin; Joe Simon ? (see notes)
Inks
George Roussos ?; Joe Simon ? (see notes)
Colors
?
Letters
Ben Oda

Genre
romance
Characters
Marge; Kay Ligget; William "Bill" Stuart; Ted Ligget
Synopsis
Marge marries young dentist Bill. Marge doesn’t like having to economise because Bill is building up a practice; she envies her married friend Kay, who has a nice house and luxuries. Marge finally leaves Bill after an argument over dresses she bought. Kay tells Marge that she and her husband were poor at first, but they worked together. Marge returns to Bill and apologises, and he says they can budget for “a few luxuries if we’re careful!”

Indexer Notes

Ger Apeldoorn suggests Joe Simon as penciller, noting Lots of crosshatching in the drawings. Nick Caputo suspects Simon either inked or heavily retouched the art.

Voice Charm (Table of Contents: 5)

Charmaigne / text story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
romance
Keywords
advice column

Strange Honeymoon (Table of Contents: 6)

comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Mort Meskin
Inks
George Roussos ?; Joe Simon ? (see notes)
Colors
?
Letters
Ben Oda

Genre
romance
Characters
Jeff Walden; Laura Walden; Mrs. Brice; Bill Capper; Dan Brice
Synopsis
Against her mother’s advice, Laura decides to spend her honeymoon with Jeff in the small town where she grew up. The townspeople are surprised when they learn Laura is Dan Brice’s daughter: her mother told her that her father was a prominent man, but Laura discovers Dan still lives there and is "the town tramp." Laura and Jeff stand up to the townspeople. A cleaned-up Dan spends time with them before they depart.

Indexer Notes

Crosshatching in the drawings suggests Simon input in the inks.

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. "Dear John: I Love Someone Else-"
  2. 1. Dear John: I Love Someone Else---
  3. 2. As You Were
    Nancy Hale
  4. 3. ["How good a romance counselor would you make?"]
    What Advice Would You Have Given?
  5. 4. Bride and Broom!
  6. 5. Voice Charm
    Charmaigne
  7. 6. Strange Honeymoon
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Nick Caputo
  • Harry Mendryk
  • David Wilt
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Ray Bottorff Jr
  • Ger Apeldoorn
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Jim Walls