(May-June 1955)

Prize, 1952 Series
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Volume:
3
Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
36
Indicia frequency:
bi-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

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Mort Meskin (signed)
Inks:
Mort Meskin
Colors:
?
Letters:
Ben Oda

Genre:
romance

Those Two (Table of Contents: 1)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Joe Albistur
Inks:
Joe Albistur ?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
romance
Characters:
Kathy Lake; Anatole Kurtz; Elliot Lewis; Minister Elpin; Mrs. Lewis
Synopsis:
“Homely” Kathy is introduced to writer Elliot by their mutual friend, blind pianist Anatole. Elliot was burned and scarred in an auto accident, and his fiancee broke off their engagement as a result. Kathy and Elliot fall in love, but she fears her appearance will harm Elliot’s career when he returns to the city. Elliot says they can be married and rent Anatole’s cottage, where they’ll live happily and in love. Elliott’s mother disapproves but in the end Elliot and Kathy remain in their “magic cottage, under its enchanted roof.”

Indexer Notes

This is an uncredited adaptation of the 1920s play "The Enchanted Cottage" by Arthur Wing Pinero (made into films in 1924, 1945 and 2016).

The Bouquet (Table of Contents: 2)

text story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
? [as Nancy Hale]
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
romance

Indexer Notes

Byline supplied by Ger Apeldoorn via the GCD Error Tracker.

The Pianist (Table of Contents: 3)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Ted Galindo ?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
romance
Characters:
Carl Dennis; Jane; John; Maestro Tosca
Synopsis:
Pianist Carl is engaged to Jane, but his career is just getting started and they can’t afford to marry. Jane’s brother John offers Carl a job in his factory, but Carl quits after injuring his hand there. Jane takes John’s side and Carl leaves. A repentant Jane discovers Carl playing the piano in a bar. They’re trapped on the roof by a fire, and Carl saves them by sliding down a wire, again injuring his hands. Carl recovers and becomes a famous concert pianist with Jane by his side.

Indexer Notes

Tentative art credit from JVJ index card attached to online scanned version.

Dream Love (Table of Contents: 4)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Carl Pfeuffer
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
romance
Characters:
Julia Trent; Carl Aiken; William "Bill" Queen
Synopsis:
Julia, who comes from a poor background, goes on a cruise and makes friends with wealthy Carl. On a stopover, she meets Bill and is attracted to him, but fears he’s “a waster, a drifter” like her father and rejects his romantic advances. When a tidal wave strikes the island, Carl panics but Bill and Julia work together and are safe. Julia discovers Bill is the owner of a fleet of cruise ships and a marine engineer.

Indexer Notes

Pencils credit suggested by Ger Apeldoorn via the GCD Error Tracker, who says, "looks like Severin inked by an unknown." Nick Caputo doubts any Severin involvement.

JVJ index card attached to online scanned version indicates Pfeuffer was the artist.

This has the same story premise as "Race for Happiness" in Cinderella Love (St. John, 1953 series) 13 (December 1953) and “Determined Darling!” in All True Romance 4 (32) (Farrell, 1955 series) 4 (32) (November 1957). The latter story appears to be a reprint but the original source is unknown.

Trail's End! (Table of Contents: 5)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Bob McCarty
Inks:
Joe Simon ?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
romance
Characters:
Genevieve; Gloria Brooks; Mark Benson
Synopsis:
Olympic skier Mark vists a town to ski “Devil’s Drop,” and mousy librarian Genevieve pretends to be an expert skier to impress him. Mark invites her to ski the dangerous trail with him and she goes through with it. Mark has to rescue her, but it’s alright because they have fallen in love.

Indexer Notes

Pencil credit confirmed from JVJ index card attached to online scanned version.

Same story premise as "Dateless" in First Love Illustrated (Harvey, 1949 series) 1 (February 1949).

Mona Lisa (Table of Contents: 6)

text story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
? [as Charmaigne]
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
romance

Indexer Notes

Byline supplied by Ger Apeldoorn via the GCD Error Tracker.

Editing
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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
  2. 1. Those Two
  3. 2. The Bouquet
  4. 3. The Pianist
  5. 4. Dream Love
  6. 5. Trail's End!
  7. 6. Mona Lisa
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Harry Mendryk
  • David Wilt
  • Ray Bottorff Jr
  • Nick Caputo
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Jim Walls