Young Romance v5#7 (43)

United States

Prize

United States

Published
March 1952
Page count
52
Cover price
0.10 USD
Colour
Colour
Size
Standard size
Interior paper
Newsprint
Cover stock
Glossy colour
Binding
Saddle-stitched
Format
Comic series
GCD
www.comics.org/issue/9517

Credits

Editing
Joe Simon, Editor
 
Jack Kirby, Editor

Issue contents Hide all

Show/hide Cover Untitled Cover, 1 page

Featuring

Genre
Romance

Credits

Art
, photographer
Text
, typeset

Reprint history

Printed in
Young Romance: The Best of Simon & Kirby's Romance Comics (Fantagraphics, 2012 series) #[nn] (February 2012)

Notes

Photo cover

Show/hide 1. Fool in Love! Comic story, 10 pages

Featuring

Genre
Romance
Characters
Celia Hendrix; Phil Long; Mr. Wyatt; Lincoln Cross

Credits

Writing
Jack Kirby , scripter
Art
Jack Kirby, line art
 
Joe Simon, inker
 
, inker
Colours
, colourist
Text
Ben Oda, letterer

Synopsis

Celia’s boss Phil asks her to make friends with aspiring songwriter Lincoln, so that Lincoln will sell his songs to their publishing firm on favorable terms. Celia and Lincoln fall in love and she’s fired when she types up a fair contract for him. Phil and his partner decide to sign the contract anyway, but Celia resigns to become Lincoln’s wife and manager.

Show/hide 2. Untitled (Nancy Hale's Problem Clinic) Comic story, 3 pages

"A college education is a wonderful thing!"

Featuring

Feature
Nancy Hale's Problem Clinic
Genre
Romance
Characters
Nancy Hale; Deborah L.; Jerry

Credits

Writing
, scripter
Art
Mort Meskin, line art
Colours
, colourist
Text
Ben Oda, letterer

Synopsis

Deborah dates cabbie Jerry but wants him to go to college. He insists he doesn’t “need a fancy degree!” Nancy Hale advises: “You ought to be thankful for such an industrious, energetic young man!”

Show/hide 3. Untitled (The Way They Met!) Comic story, 1 page

"Rita was furious!"

Featuring

Feature
The Way They Met!
Genre
Romance
Characters
Rita K.; Leo F. Bellingham; Genevieve

Credits

Writing
, scripter
Art
, line art
Colours
, colourist
Text
Ben Oda, letterer

Synopsis

Office worker Rita is complaining to a fellow worker about an almost illegible report sent in by a salesman. A man arrives to see the boss and admits he’s the one who wrote the report. He asks Rita to tutor him in writing reports, over dinner.

Show/hide 4. A Honey of a Sergeant! Comic story, 8 pages

Featuring

Genre
Romance
Characters
Melinda Hopkins; Craig Jordan; Mrs. Rand; Mr. Ridges; Jean; Cherry; Mr. Bergner

Credits

Writing
Natalie Krigstein, scripter
Art
Bill Draut, line art
Colours
, colourist
Text
Ben Oda, letterer

Synopsis

Melinda leaves the Army and takes a job at a company, but her strict supervision causes morale to plummet in her division. The boss asks Craig to straighten her out and he does, by faking a crisis and taking Melinda to dinner. When she learns the truth, Melinda rejects him but Craig tells her off and admits he was also in the military and outranked her. They reconcile.

Notes

Krigstein script per biblio info published in Robin Snyder's The Comics, Vol 27, No. 5, May 2016.

Show/hide 5. Your Crowning Glory Text article, 1 page

Credits

Writing
, author [as Charmaine]
Art
, line art
Colours
, colourist
Text
, letterer
Show/hide 6. Say it With Kisses! Comic story, 7 pages

Featuring

Genre
Romance
Characters
Dottie Reiner; Willie Reiner; Bill Mason; Mr. Spalding; Mae Smith

Credits

Writing
, scripter
Art
Mort Meskin, line art
Colours
, colourist
Text
Ben Oda, letterer

Synopsis

Dottie runs a flower shop and Bill becomes her best customer, sending bouquets to his fiancée Mae. Dottie claims she’s also engaged, which is untrue. When Bill leaves town on a business trip, she discovers Mae broke up with him, because he was spending more time buying her flowers than being with her. Bill returns and doesn’t seem sad about Mae, because he really loves Dottie now.

Show/hide 7. End Those Blues Text article, 1 page

Credits

Writing
, author [as Nancy Hale]
Art
, line art
Colours
, colourist
Text
, typeset

Reprint history

Also printed
Australia
Love Pic (Atlas, 1952? series) #17 ([August 1953?])
End Those Blues
Show/hide 8. Gentlemen Prefer Ladies! Comic story, 9 pages

Featuring

Genre
Romance
Characters
Jennifer Wilson; Mike Miller; Sadie Parker; Max; Willy Keats; Mrs. Miller

Credits

Writing
, scripter
Art
Mort Meskin, line art
Colours
, colourist
Text
Ben Oda, letterer

Synopsis

Jennifer and her family live in an upscale part of town. When she becomes attracted to radio repairman Mike, she thinks he’s not interested because of his lower socio-economic status. She starts hanging around with the “Horton Street” crowd but Mike likes her even less, because he thinks her new friends are low-class. Mike tells her “it doesn’t pay to lower your standards to try to win a man! Gentlemen always prefer ladies!” and they kiss.


Status

AusReprints ID

  • 107517

Entry created

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