Young Brides #v2#5 [11]
(January 1954)

Prize, 1952 Series
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Volume
2
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

Issue Notes

Index updated with information from Ger Apeldoorn via the GCD Error Tracker.


Too Beautiful to Be True (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre
romance

Too Beautiful to Be True! (Table of Contents: 1)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Mort Meskin
Inks
Joe Simon
Colors
?
Letters
Ben Oda

Genre
romance
Characters
Janet Price; Mr. Stevens; Amy Baker; Terry Wright; Phil; Walt
Synopsis
Beautiful Janet is repeatedly fired, either because her boss makes a pass at her or the wife of her boss is jealous. She also can’t get decent dates either because men get “fresh” or they think she’s out of their league. Janet undergoes a reverse-makeover to become her own “cousin,” mousy “Helen Brown.” She and her longtime crush Terry fall in love. Terry has his friend Walt give “Helen” a makeover and she becomes Janet again. Terry thinks he’s been the victim of a joke but Janet convinces him she’s serious and they decide to get married.

Indexer Notes

JVJ index card attached to online scanned version credits Meskin with pencils and Simon with inks.

Original indexers notes: Kirby pencils credit per Ger Apeldoorn; Meskin per Harry Mendryk. Nick Caputo believes it is a combination of the two.

Ghost Wife (Table of Contents: 2)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Natalie Krigstein
Pencils
Bill Draut
Inks
Bill Draut
Colors
?
Letters
Ben Oda

Genre
romance
Characters
Lil; Evelyn Giles; Marty Giles; Mr. Burton
Synopsis
Although her older sister Lil says Evelyn is too immature to marry, Evelyn and Marty wed anyway. Lil helps Evelyn and Marty afterward; Marty appreciates it, but Evelyn feels Lil is taking over. She also catches Lil and Marty kissing. Evelyn stands up to Lil, saying “what you really need is a life and a man of your own!” Marty and Evelyn can now live a normal married life.

Indexer Notes

Krigstein script per biblio info published in Robin Snyder's The Comics, Vol 27, No. 5, May 2016.

Fit to Be Queen (Table of Contents: 3)

text story / 1 page (report information)

Script
? [as Nancy Hale]
Letters
typeset

Genre
romance

Practically Married! (Table of Contents: 4)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre
romance
Characters
Dean Vincent; Nora Sidney; Mr. Sidney; Anne
Synopsis
17-year-old Nora’s father has her marriage to Dean annulled; he says Nora can marry Dean in a year if she still wants to, and Dean can come to work for him. Dean progresses in the business, but his relationship with Nora cools. When Nora turns 18, Dean dumps her, saying “I’ve…outgrown you!” Nora’s father says Dean’s success in business was rigged, and he needs Nora. Dean agrees and he and Nora depart to get married, but not before Nora’s father tells her that Dean had to be taken “down a peg,” and prove he was man enough to deserve Nora.

Indexer Notes

JVJ index card credits Kirby with pencils and Simon with inks.

Apeldoorn says "some Kirby inks."

Good Manners Will Make You Rate With Your Date (Table of Contents: 5)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

No Raving Beauty (Table of Contents: 6)

text story / 1 page (report information)

Script
? [as Charmaigne]
Letters
typeset

Genre
romance

The Bachelor and the Baby Sitter (Table of Contents: 7)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Bill Benulis (signed)
Inks
Bill Benulis (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
Ben Oda

Genre
romance
Characters
Julie Miller; Cass Loman; Peggy Sloan; Freddy; Mr. Sloan; Mr. Kendall; Mrs. Kendall
Synopsis
Cass gets teenager Peggy to babysit for his fiancée Julie’s little brother so they can have dinner with his boss. Peggy develops a crush on Cass and this affects his relationship with Julie; Peggy’s father warns Cass to stay away from his daughter. To make Peggy see reason, Cass says he’ll marry her right away, even though that means she might have to get a job “at least until the children come!” This scares Peggy off; she returns to her teenage boyfriend. Now Cass and Julie can marry in peace.
Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. Too Beautiful to Be True
  2. 1. Too Beautiful to Be True!
  3. 2. Ghost Wife
  4. 3. Fit to Be Queen
  5. 4. Practically Married!
  6. 5. Good Manners Will Make You Rate With Your Date
  7. 6. No Raving Beauty
  8. 7. The Bachelor and the Baby Sitter
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Nick Caputo
  • Harry Mendryk
  • David Wilt
  • Katy Hayhurst
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Ray Bottorff Jr
  • Michael Hoskin
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Jim Walls