Young Romance #v1#1 [1]
(September-October 1947)

Prize, 1947 Series
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Volume
1
Price
0.10 USD
Pages
52
Indicia Frequency
bi-monthly
On-sale Date
1947-07-15
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Feature Publications, Inc.
Editing
Joe Simon; Jack Kirby
Color
Color
Dimensions
Standard Golden Age U. S.; Later Standard Silver Age U. S.
Paper Stock
Glossy Covers; Newsprint Interiors
Binding
Saddle-Stitched
Publishing Format
Was Ongoing Series

Issue Notes

The on-sale date is the publication date reported in the U. S. Copyright Office filing.


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Jack Kirby
Inks
Jack Kirby ?; Joe Simon ?
Colors
?
Letters
Howard Ferguson

Genre
romance
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Penciller revision from Joe Simon to Jack Kirby by Craig Delich 4-5-08. Verified on page 24 of Alter Ego #76.

I Was a Pick-up! (Table of Contents: 1)

comic story / 13 pages (report information)

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

Genre
romance
Characters
Toni Benson; Granny; Bob Scott; Stanley Budko; Jerry
Synopsis
After her mother runs away, Toni is raised by her strict grandmother. Accepting a ride from Bob, Toni goes with him to a roadhouse. During a police raid, Bob ditches Toni but she’s rescued by club owner Stan. They date for a time but Stan vanishes, because he doesn’t want her to be tainted by his bad reputation in town. Toni allows herself to be picked up by Jerry but flees when he makes a pass at her. She discovers Stan now runs a gas station and they are reunited.
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The Farmer’s Wife (Table of Contents: 2)

comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Bill Draut ?
Inks
Bill Draut ?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
romance
Characters
Nancy Merrin Toomey; Bill Toomey
Synopsis
Nurse Nancy treats Bill in a veteran’s hospital and they become friends, even though he’s 15 years older than her. They date and become engaged, but she won’t marry him unless he gives up his dream of being a farmer and takes a job with the Department of Agriculture instead. After they wed, Bill is always “too tired” to go out with Nancy at night. This causes marital strife and he eventually leaves her. She tracks him to his farm and finds him rejuvenated: she realizes it was the office work that made him act old and worn-out. They reconcile.
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Misguided Heart (Table of Contents: 3)

comic story / 7 pages (report information)

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

Genre
romance
Characters
Sherman Sherman; June Collins; Karl Barton Jr.; Karl Barton Sr.; Mr. Jensen
Synopsis
Factory worker June has a crush on Karl, snobbish son of the factory owner. After Karl’s father sends him to work in the plant, Karl begins to date June, to the consternation of worker Sherman, who loves her. When Karl makes a disparaging remark about June, Sherman punches him and gets a promotion from Karl’s father. June realizes Sherman is the man for her.
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Indexer Notes

In panel 1 of page 2, June and another worker are having a conversation, and June calls the other woman "June." So unless they are both coincidentally named June, this is a blooper.

Diary of a Doubtful Damsel (Table of Contents: 4)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
romance

The Plight of the Suspicious Bridegroom (Table of Contents: 5)

comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Bill Draut
Inks
Bill Draut
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
romance
Characters
Frank McHale; elevator operator; Ann; Jenkins
Synopsis
A sinister apartment building elevator operator tells his passenger about his hobby of breaking up engagements by planting seeds of suspicion and jealousy in each future groom’s mind. He doesn’t realise that his passenger is Frank, his latest “victim,” and gets a punch in the nose for his trouble.
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Indexer Notes

This story is seen "through the eyes" of Frank (his eye sockets frame most panels).

Summer Song (Table of Contents: 6)

comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Jack Kirby ?; Joe Simon ? (see notes)
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
romance
Characters
Jenny Porter; Chuck Haley; Pamela Bradford; Rick Carlson; Mr. Carlson
Synopsis
Jenny lives in a resort town and envies the life of the wealthy summer residents, feeling local suitor Chuck is too ordinary, crude and low-class for her. Jenny meets rich tourist Rick, who agrees to meet her at the Yacht Club dance, even though he’s engaged to Pamela. Chuck escorts Jenny to the dance and she ditches him for Rick. Pamela and Chuck scheme to make Rick reveal that Jenny means nothing to him. Jenny and Chuck reconcile.
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Indexer Notes

Harry Mendryk credits Jack Kirby with pencils; Nick Caputo suspects the story is penciled primarily by Joe Simon. Unknown inks per Harry Mendryk. Previous indexer credited Joe Simon.

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
  2. 1. I Was a Pick-up!
  3. 2. The Farmer’s Wife
  4. 3. Misguided Heart
  5. 4. Diary of a Doubtful Damsel
  6. 5. The Plight of the Suspicious Bridegroom
  7. 6. Summer Song
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Nick Caputo
  • David Wilt
  • Jerry Hillegas (R.I.P.)
  • Katy Hayhurst
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Craig Delich
  • Daniel Thingvold
  • Merlin Haas
  • R. S. Martin
  • Gregory Fischer
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Axel Kahlstorff
  • Christopher Fama
  • Jim Walls
  • Ramon Schenk
  • Mickey Coalwell