Young Romance #v3#4 (16)
(December 1949)

Prize, 1947 Series
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Volume
3
Price
0.10 USD
Pages
52
Indicia Frequency
monthly
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

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Theda and Emerson Hall (photograph)
Inks
Theda and Emerson Hall (photograph)
Colors
Theda and Emerson Hall (photograph)
Letters
typeset

Genre
romance

Indexer Notes

Photo cover of Shirley Johns. Info from indicia.

Dance Hall Pickup! (Table of Contents: 1)

comic story / 11 pages (report information)

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

Genre
romance
Characters
Walt Prescott; Paula Lendowska; Mr. Lendowska; Gloria; Jim Powell
Synopsis
Walt falls in love with dance hall hostess Paula, but is embarrassed by her lack of culture and style. He breaks up with her: “I’m ashamed and disgusted! Your voice shouts the jargon of the gutter!” A year later Walt runs into Paula and she says she’s been trying to make herself worthy of him. Walt asks her to marry him.

The Wolves of the City! (Table of Contents: 2)

comic story / 8 pages (report information)

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

Genre
romance
Characters
Corry Jamison; Grace Kirby; Nancy Crane; Mrs. Crane; Mr. Crane; Nina; Vera
Synopsis
Farm girl Nancy visits her friend Grace in New York, and meets Corry. She falls in love and is jealous of other women who flirt with him, but he never makes a committment. Nancy goes home but returns to the city to fight for Corry’s love. He says “no man likes to be hunted and you were hunting me!” However, he knows she’s “a country girl” and “not a she-wolf!” and he loves her.

Indexer Notes

"Nina" is later referred to as "Vina."

The Girl I Left Behind! (Table of Contents: 3)

comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
George Roussos; Jack Kirby (splash panel only)
Inks
Joe Simon
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
romance
Characters
Susan; Alice Hollis; Jeff Widmer; Mrs. Hollis; Charlie Parker
Synopsis
Jeff proposes to Susan but he’s haunted by thoughts of his former girlfriend Alice. They loved each other but he left her behind seven years before when he came to New York to become a writer. Susan tells Jeff to go home and see if he still loves Alice. Alice is happily married to an aspiring artist and doesn’t bear Jeff any ill will. Jeff goes back to Susan and they reconcile.

Janet Loves Janet! (Table of Contents: 4)

comic story / 8 pages (report information)

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

Genre
romance
Characters
Janet Graham; Margaret Bonham; Bob Bonham; Philip Leeds; Mr. Bonham; J.D. Markham; Miss Winton
Synopsis
Janet uses her friendship with college roommate Margaret to meet Phil and get a job at his office. She romances Phil and is promoted to his private secretary. Janet impresses the company president at Phil’s expense, and he decides to go back to Margaret. Janet becomes a junior executive but she realizes she actually loved Phil and has lost him forever.

Good Manners Will Make you Rate with your Date (Table of Contents: 5)

Nancy Hale / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
? [as Nancy Hale]
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
Ben Oda

Genre
romance
Synopsis
How to behave properly.

The Beauty Clinic (Table of Contents: 6)

text article / 1 page (report information)

Script
? [as Charmaine]
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

How to Get Over a Broken Heart! (Table of Contents: 7)

text article / 1 page (report information)

Script
? [as Nancy Hale]
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 8) (Expand) /

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

His Engagement Ring! (Table of Contents: 9)

comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Mort Meskin
Inks
Mort Meskin ?
Colors
?
Letters
Ben Oda ?

Genre
romance
Characters
Greg Bowman; Irene Worth; Vivian Mackay
Synopsis
Irene admires an engagement ring and her college student boyfriend Greg takes a night job to buy it for her. However, they eventually drift apart. A year later, they meet and Greg says he’s now engaged to Vivian, so Irene gives him back the ring. Vivian is jealous and Greg has doubts about their relationship. Irene says Greg can have her back if he brings her the ring the next day. As the story ends, Irene waits for Greg to see if he has the ring or not...
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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
  2. 1. Dance Hall Pickup!
  3. 2. The Wolves of the City!
  4. 3. The Girl I Left Behind!
  5. 4. Janet Loves Janet!
  6. 5. Good Manners Will Make you Rate with your Date
    Nancy Hale
  7. 6. The Beauty Clinic
  8. 7. How to Get Over a Broken Heart!
  9. 8. ["I hated her--I feared her--I wanted her!"]
  10. 9. His Engagement Ring!
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