(June 1950)

Prize, 1947 Series
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Volume:
3
Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
52
Indicia frequency:
monthly
On-sale date:
1950
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 Hall (photograph); Emerson Hall (photograph)
Inks:
Theda Hall (photograph); Emerson Hall (photograph)
Colors:
Theda Hall (photograph); Emerson Hall (photograph)
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
romance

Indexer Notes

This cover is a photographic version of the painted cover used on the paperback novel "Iron Man" by W.R. Burnett (Avon #212, 1949). That cover was used for Romantic Love (Avon, 1949 series) 10 (March 1952).

The Savage in Me! (Table of Contents: 1)

comic story / 14 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
romance
Characters:
Gary Donovan; Augusta Hatcher; Pistol Pete; Dr. Hatcher; Captain Lin
Synopsis:
Augusta and her father are missionaries in China. “River pirate” Donovan is attracted to the strait-laced Augusta, but he warns her than Chinese bandits are on their way to attack the town. He forces Dr. Hatcher and Augusta to accompany him to safety. Afterwards, Augusta becomes “Donovan’s woman forever!”
Reprints:
Keywords:
China

Sister Was a Stinker (Table of Contents: 2)

comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Leonard Starr
Inks:
Leonard Starr
Colors:
?
Letters:
Ben Oda

Genre:
romance
Characters:
Barbara "Bobby"; Anne; Dane; Lee Nevin
Synopsis:
Bobby is the popular sister and Anne is the quiet one. Bobby is interested in Anne’s boyfriend Dane; Dane proposes marriage but Anne temporises. Anne’s former boyfriend Lee comes back to town and Bobby hopes Anne will go back to him. However, a comparison between the two men makes Anne realise Dane is the one she loves. Bobby is left out in the cold.

Is Your Heart Lonely? (Table of Contents: 3)

text article / 1 page (report information)

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

Child Bride! (Table of Contents: 4)

comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Mort Meskin (signed)
Inks:
Mort Meskin (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
Ben Oda

Genre:
romance
Characters:
Melody; Abel; Ma; Pa
Synopsis:
Swamp girl Melody is forced to marry Abel although she’s just a teenager. Fleeing from him, she injures her leg and is rescued by Bob. Bob protects her from Abel. Abel shoots and wounds Bob but falls in quicksand and dies. Bob will recover and Melody will marry him when she’s 18.

Accent on Accessories (Table of Contents: 5)

text article / 1 page (report information)

Script:
? [as Charmaigne]
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Synopsis:
Fashion hints.

[“This month’s problem concerns a young girl whose future happiness was jeopardized by fear”] (Table of Contents: 6)

Nancy Hale's Problem Clinic / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
romance
Characters:
Nancy Hale; Marion Sawyer; Miss Arnold; Clyde Parker; Mr. Wiley; Mr. Oliver
Synopsis:
Marion runs away from the orphanage and gets a job as a hotel maid. She confides in fellow worker Clyde. Clyde steals some jewelry and warns Marion if she snitches on him that he’ll reveal her secret. Marion asks Nancy Hale for advice and is told “You must learn to face life’s problems squarely!” Marion tells the truth and everything will be alright.

Change Your Name to Mine! (Table of Contents: 7)

comic story / 3.67 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
romance
Characters:
Gloria Glockenspell; David Flugelhorn [as David King]
Synopsis:
After losing jobs because of her odd last name, Gloria Glockenspell tries to have it changed legally, but the office is closing. Clerk David goes out to dinner with Gloria and sympathises with her: he says she can legally “adopt any name you like!” He suggests “Gloria Gay.” Gloria gets a good job. David proposes, and when they fill out their marriage license application she discovers his real last name is Flugelhorn, not King.

Indexer Notes

Unknown pencils per Nick Caputo. Previous indexer credited Jack Kirby as possible artist.

Last third of page 4 is an advertisement.

I Never See Helen Alone (Table of Contents: 8)

comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Bruno Premiani
Inks:
Bruno Premiani
Colors:
?
Letters:
Ben Oda

Genre:
romance
Characters:
Helen Scott; Alex Cunningham; Mrs. Scott; Mr. Scott; Jim Scott; Judy Scott; Martha Scott
Synopsis:
Alex dates Helen but he can never be alone with her, since her parents and siblings are always around. He finally proposes marriage and Helen accepts. Her father says “Mother and I had the same problem! In fact we had to get married to have any privacy!”
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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
  2. 1. The Savage in Me!
  3. 2. Sister Was a Stinker
  4. 3. Is Your Heart Lonely?
  5. 4. Child Bride!
  6. 5. Accent on Accessories
  7. 6. [“This month’s problem concerns a young girl whose future happiness was jeopardized by fear”]
    Nancy Hale's Problem Clinic
  8. 7. Change Your Name to Mine!
  9. 8. I Never See Helen Alone
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Nick Caputo
  • David Wilt
  • Merlin Haas
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Daniel Thingvold
  • Ramon Schenk
  • Gregory Fischer
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Axel Kahlstorff
  • Christopher Fama
  • Jim Walls
  • Ramon Schenk
  • Mickey Coalwell