Young Romance #v2#2 (8)
(November-December 1948)

Prize, 1947 Series
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Volume
2
Price
0.10 USD
Pages
52
Indicia Frequency
bi-monthly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Feature Publications, Inc.
Brand
A Prize Publication
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

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Love or Pity?
Genre
romance
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Although the cover alludes to the title of the first story inside ("Love or Pity?"), the characters on the cover and their situation do not reference the interior story at all.

Love or Pity? (Table of Contents: 1)

comic story / 14 pages (report information)

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

Genre
romance
Characters
Harlan Crain; Ginny Crain; Mrs. Crain; Ken Davis; Perry Crain; Mr. Brandon; Marty; Angeline Parks; Cissy; Chester; Danny Sutherland
Synopsis
Ginny is engaged to Ken but their future plans are disrupted when her brother Perry is charged with mail fraud by the FBI. The press and public opinion turn against the Crain family and her father has to resign as head of the local college’s physics department. Ken stands by Ginny but she suspects he just pities her. Ginny leaves for the city but on the trip she meets Danny, who says there are people who support them. Ginny goes home and marries Ken. Perry is eventually cleared.
Reprints
Keywords
Red Scare

Indexer Notes

Although Perry is arrested by the FBI for "mail fraud," this story seems to allude to the anti-Communist "Red Scare" which began around 1947 in the USA.

Fortune Hunter (Table of Contents: 2)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre
romance
Characters
Aunt Martha Daniels; Sue Daniels; Jimmy Cameron
Synopsis
Sue clashes her with guardian Aunt Martha over Sue’s boyfriend Jimmy. When Aunt Martha learns Sue is planning to elope, she intends to stop it, but changes her mind and permits her to leave, even secretly giving Sue $500. Aunt Martha remembers her youth, when she allowed her father to prevent her marriage to a young man. That young man is now the beloved governor, and Martha is “a wasted, lonely old maid.”

My Big Sister's Beau! (Table of Contents: 3)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre
romance
Characters
Irene; Frank Kennedy; Verne; Buzzy Bernard
Synopsis
Teenager Irene is attracted to her older sister Verne’s boyfriend Frank. While Verne is out, Irene dresses in her sister’s clothes and dates Frank, but feels out of place. She sees Verne—-dressed in Irene’s “bobby-soxer” outfit--dancing with Irene’s boyfriend Buzzy. Irene decides to act her age from now on.

A Lesson in Strategy (Table of Contents: 4)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
? [as Helen Perry]
Letters
typeset

Genre
romance

To Love Again (Table of Contents: 5)

comic story / 8 pages (report information)

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

Genre
romance
Characters
Paul Walther; Cathy; Major; Tom
Synopsis
In post-World War Two Europe, Army nurse Cathy meets artist Paul, who had spent 4 years in a concentration camp and has lost his faith in humanity. Cathy returns to the USA and her fiancé Tom, but arranges for Paul to emigrate to America. Tom, jealous, punches Paul when he hears Paul admit he loves Cathy. Cathy rejects Tom and realises she loves Paul.
Keywords
concentration camp; World War Two

Love Can Strike so Suddenly! (Table of Contents: 6)

comic story / 9 pages (report information)

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

Genre
romance
Characters
Evie Froman; Rex Taylor; Ann Froman; Mrs. Froman; Warren Wright; Rajah of Chandavar; Bascom "Deadeye" Fuller
Synopsis
Headstrong Evie travels to India with her sister Ann and Ann’s boss Warren. While Ann and Warren handle business matters, Evie is given a tour of the country by Deadeye, a former U.S. pilot now running a small airline and tour service. They fall in love, and Evie will soon return to India to join him.
Reprints
Keywords
India
Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. ["Love or Pity?"]
  2. 1. Love or Pity?
  3. 2. Fortune Hunter
  4. 3. My Big Sister's Beau!
  5. 4. A Lesson in Strategy
  6. 5. To Love Again
  7. 6. Love Can Strike so Suddenly!
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  • David Wilt
  • Daniel Thingvold
  • Nick Caputo
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