(January-February 1949)

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:
Jack Kirby
Colors:
?
Letters:
Ben Oda

Genre:
romance
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Inking credit changed from Joe Simon to Jack Kirby based on information from Greg Theakston.

Was Love to Be My Sacrifice! (Table of Contents: 1)

comic story / 15 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
romance
Characters:
Irene Lorraine; Chris Lorraine; Mrs. Lorraine; Sam Dickerson; Mr. Nolan
Synopsis:
Chris and Irene are raised by their mother for show business careers. Chris has second thoughts, and when their agent Sam proposes marriage, she hesitates, afraid of disappointing her mother and sister. However, she decides love comes first, which provokes a bitter argument with Irene. After the wedding, Sam arranges a reconciliation between Chris and Irene.
Reprints:

[Young Love #1] (Table of Contents: 2) (Expand) /

promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

Good Manners (Table of Contents: 3)

letters page / 1 page (report information)

Script:
? [as Nancy Hale]
Letters:
typeset

Indexer Notes

Probably all fake letters

The Lie I Lived (Table of Contents: 4)

comic story / 9 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
romance
Characters:
Helen Neilson; Mrs. Neilson; Mr. Neilson; Jed Barron; Johnny Adams; Mel Doyne; Martha Winters
Synopsis:
Helen has a scar on her face, the result of a childhood accident. She can’t afford plastic surgery, but family friend Jed (a former circus clown) shows her how to use makeup to hide the scar. Moving to another town where no one knows her, Helen dates deliveryman Johnny. However, he hates dishonest people and Helen is afraid to tell him the truth about her face. She decides to leave town but is badly injured in a car accident; the insurance pays for plastic surgery on her face. Helen confesses to Johnny that she had a scar before, proving she’s an honest person. They will be married.

The Easy Life (Table of Contents: 5)

comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Joe Simon ?
Inks:
Joe Simon
Colors:
?
Letters:
Ben Oda

Genre:
romance
Characters:
Claire Stratton; Mr. Stratton; Mrs. Stratton; John Cantrell; Steve Crane
Synopsis:
Claire grows up in poverty, caring for her invalid father and berated by her stepmother. Her father tells her to “get the things she wants” in life and commits suicide so he won’t be a burden. Claire sets out to seduce her boss John, and he proposes marriage to her. Fellow employee Steve knows Claire’s plan and blackmails her into going on a date with him: he admits he loves Claire but can’t give her the luxurious life she wants. Claire confesses all to John, and he admits he knew what she was doing, but loved her anyway. He sets her free to reunite with Steve.

Indexer Notes

Possible Simon pencils per Nick Caputo, May 2015.

They Both Got There (Table of Contents: 6)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
romance

Last Chance for Love! (Table of Contents: 7)

comic story / 9 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
romance
Characters:
Peggy Gooding; Mrs. Gooding; Nila Gooding; Lee Jordan; Frankie Thomas; Dr. Davidson
Synopsis:
After her father’s death, Peggy has to forego college and work to support her mother and younger sister Nila. Peggy wants to marry Frankie, but her mother forbids it. Peggy’s mother spends freely on Nila, denying Peggy any luxuries. When Lee proposes to Peggy, her mother says they can’t get by without her salary. Peggy tells Lee she’d like to keep working and have her mother live with them after the wedding, but he says her family are “leeches!” Peggy pretends to be sick and confronts her mother and sister with their selfishness. They apologise and Peggy will now marry Lee and be happy.
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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
  2. 1. Was Love to Be My Sacrifice!
  3. 2. [Young Love #1]
  4. 3. Good Manners
  5. 4. The Lie I Lived
  6. 5. The Easy Life
  7. 6. They Both Got There
  8. 7. Last Chance for Love!
This issue was most recently modified by:
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  • Mike Nielsen
  • Merlin Haas
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Daniel Thingvold
  • Gregory Fischer
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