(January-February 1958)

Prize, 1957 Series
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Volume:
1
Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
36
Indicia frequency:
Bi-monthly
Publisher's Age Guidelines:
Approved by the Comics Code Authority
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
Headline Publications, Inc.
Brand:
Prize Group
Editing:
?
Color:
color
Dimensions:
standard Silver Age US
Paper Stock:
glossy cover; newsprint interior
Binding:
saddle-stitched
Publishing Format:
was ongoing series

Issue Notes

Indexed from scanned copy at http://digitalcomicmuseum.com


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Bill Draut ?; Joe Simon ? (see notes)
Inks:
Bill Draut; Joe Simon (see notes)
Colors:
?

Genre:
romance

Indexer Notes

possible Draut art with Simon alterations per Nick Caputo, November 2014.

Hope Chest (Table of Contents: 1)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
romance
Characters:
Hal Emerson; Laurie; Steven Hill
Synopsis:
Laurie is engaged to Hal, but he’s financially “sensible” and doesn’t want to spend money on an engagement ring for her. Laurie, ashamed she has no ring, meets Steve, who is selling one because girlfriend Ruth dumped him. He offers Laurie a deal if she’ll date him to make Ruth jealous; Laurie agrees but Ruth doesn’t care. Laurie buys the ring anyway. Hal is angry that Laurie spent $200 on “nonsense” and says “if I marry you, you’ll throw my money away!” They break up. Steve appears and says he lied about Ruth just to spend time with Laurie. Laurie and Steve have “a wonderful future ahead.”

Indexer Notes

Art credits identified by Jim Vadeboncoeur Jr.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 2)

Advice / letters page / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Letters:
typeset

Three's a Crowd (Table of Contents: 3)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
romance
Characters:
Phil Elder; Sue; Beth
Synopsis:
Beth and her friend Sue are both “plainjanes” without boyfriends. Beth meets Phil at a dance and they begin to date, but she insists that he bring a friend for Sue. Eventually Phil “run[s] out of dates” for Sue and says he wants to see Beth alone. When Beth objects, they break up. Sue later tells Beth that she’s found a boyfriend of her own and didn’t want Beth “tagging along” on their dates. Sue calls Phil and explains, and he and Beth get back together.

Indexer Notes

Pencil credit identified by Jim Vadeboncoeur Jr.

My Man to Love (Table of Contents: 4)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
romance
Characters:
Eve; Tom Rogers; Marge Donaldson; Dean Parkes
Synopsis:
Marge’s college roommate Eve only dates football star Tom because he’s the “big man on the campus,” but Marge loves him “for the fine person he is.” When Tom is injured and can’t play any more, Eve dumps him: “I want a husband who’s going to be something.” The dean asks Marge to tutor Tom so he won’t flunk out. She does, and they fall in love. They get married and Tom becomes a football coach.

Indexer Notes

Art credits identified by Jim Vadeboncoeur Jr.

Selfish Lover! (Table of Contents: 5)

comic story / 7 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
romance
Characters:
Ilene Anderson; Dr. Ralph Johnson; Ruth
Synopsis:
Nurse Ruth and Dr. Ralph plan to be married soon, but he is distracted by wealthy heiress Ilene, a patient in the hospital where they work. Ralph says Ilene just wants to help him set up a private practice, but Ruth disagrees: she knows Ilene is out to marry him. When medical personnel are asked to volunteer at a dangerous tunnel cave-in site, Ilene urges Ralph not to go. Ruth responds and Ralph also eventually shows up: his dedication to his profession was too great. He also says he loves only Ruth.

Indexer Notes

Art credits identified by Jim Vadeboncoeur Jr.

Same basic plot as “Was It Love or Pity?” in Love Problems and Advice Illustrated (McCombs, 1949 series) 2 (August 1949).

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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
  2. 1. Hope Chest
  3. 2. [no title indexed]
    Advice
  4. 3. Three's a Crowd
  5. 4. My Man to Love
  6. 5. Selfish Lover!
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  • Nick Caputo
  • Mike Nielsen
  • Michael Hoskin