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Young Love (1949-1957) comic books

  • Issue #2
    Young Love (1949-1957) 2
    • Discounted from $126.00.

    Photo covers begin. Art by Bill Draut, Al Eadeh, John Belfi, Vic Donahue and Jack Kirby. Part of Prize's influential romance comics line, produced by the studio of Captain America creators Joe Simon and Jack Kirby. Redhead Judy is ashamed to tell Hal she works as a "taxi dancer," or dancer for hire. 17-year-old Laurie insists on marrying her beau, but her parents think she's too young. Nancy Hale gives advice to a girl whose reputation is damaged because she likes to dance. Too Wise For Romance; A Very Young Bride; Girl or Goddess?; Love Finds a Way; Nancy Hale's Problem Clinic; Old Maid. 48 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #5
    Young Love (1949-1957) 5
    • Discounted from $32.00.
    • 2" Cumulative spine split.

    Photo cover features movie star Joy Lansing. Art by Ann Brewster, Bruno Premiani, and Joe Simon. Part of Prize's influential romance comics line, produced by the studio of Captain America creators Joe Simon and Jack Kirby. Eve faces judgment from male and female peers alike because she likes to play the field. Reformed shoplifter Margie wants a man who won't judge her for her past, but she's not sure if it's bad-boy Dave or handsome co-worker Lee. Kathy encourages architect Johnny to sell the plans for their dream home to further his career. Too Many Boy Friends; Long Engagement!; The Love I Didn't Want!; For Sale: One Dream!; Made for Each Other; Nancy Hale's Problem Clinic; Discovered! 48 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #16
    Young Love (1949-1957) 16
    Published 1950 by Prize.
    • Discounted from $50.00.
    • 2.25" Cumulative spine split.

    Cover by Jack Kirby. Art by Bill Draut, Mort Meskin, and Jack Kirby. Part of Prize's influential romance comics line, produced by the studio of Captain America creators Joe Simon and Jack Kirby. Issue #16 on cover; Vol. 4, issue #4 in indicia. Jack is concerned about Merry's wild friends, but she rejects his controlling behavior. Claire fears for her fiancee's health because he plays football with a heart condition. Tom falls for his mother's maid Gerta, but both fear her disapproval. The Reformer; Bring A Friend; Will You Help Me?; It's The Little Things; The Upstairs Maid; When He Begins To Tire; Nancy Hale's Problem Clinic; Huntress. 48 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #18
    Young Love (1949-1957) 18
    Published 1950 by Prize.
    Auction opens January 3
    • Paper: Off white
    • Slab: Scuffing on front and back of case; Scuffing to inner well of case
    • Label #1019001029

    Cover by Jack Kirby. Art by Bill Draut, Mort Meskin, Leonard Starr and Jack Kirby. Part of Prize's influential romance comics line, produced by the studio of Captain America creators Joe Simon and Jack Kirby. Issue #18 on cover; Vol. 2, issue #12 in indicia. Georgia's interfering mother tries to sabotage her relationship with Eddie. Babs agrees to marry a man she hates to keep her real boyfriend out of prison. A woman from an unhappy home fears that her own marriage will turn out the same way. Unwilling Bride; The Cave Man Type; Will You Help Me?; Let's Talk Clothes; He's So Refined; My Old Flame; Nancy Hale's Problem Clinic; More About Beauty; I Won't Leave Mother. 48 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #23
    Young Love (1949-1957) 23
    • Discounted from $28.00.

    Art by Bill Draut, John Prentice, Mort Meskin, Marvin Stein and Jack Kirby. Part of Prize's influential romance comics line, produced by the studio of Captain America creators Joe Simon and Jack Kirby. Issue #23 on cover; Vol. 3, issue #5 in indicia. Edie says whatever will win a guy's attention, even if it's a lie. Paul gives his maid Peggy a "My Fair Lady" makeover, and inevitably falls for her in the process. Warning signs of bad boyfriends and other love advice. Also featuring a vintage ad that offers to help women and men gain weight, a sign of its times. Maid to Order!; Does He Treat You Right?; Will You Help Me?; Cradle Robber!; Nancy Hale's Problem Clinic; In Love With Two; Wrong Number!; Half an Hour To Beauty; Nag, Nag, Nag! 48 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #27
    Young Love (1949-1957) 27
    • Discounted from $19.50.

    Art by John Prentice, Bill Draut, Mort Meskin, and George Roussos. Part of Prize's influential romance comics line, produced by the studio of Captain America creators Joe Simon and Jack Kirby. Issue #27 on cover; Vol. 3, issue #9 in indicia. Helen fears that Rick is planning to dump her. Gayle wants to romance klutzy Clark, but she has to keep saving him from disaster. Ruth is bored with the same old pick-up lines. Also featuring a vintage ads for the book "How to Get Along with Boys" and "How to Hypnotize" (!). The Brush Off!; Save Me! Lose Me!; You Can Look Like A Glamour Girl for Under $10; Nancy Hale's Problem Clinic; Love Proof!; Are You Good Marriage Material?; The Way They Met!; More About Beauty; Fresh as Daisy! 48 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #28
    Young Love (1949-1957) 28
    • Discounted from $45.00.

    Art by George Roussos, Bill Draut, Mort Meskin, and Jack Kirby. Part of Prize's influential romance comics line, produced by the studio of Captain America creators Joe Simon and Jack Kirby. Issue #28 on cover; Vol. 3, issue #10 in indicia. A woman receives an anonymous love letter after flirting with her handsome mailman. An ever-present friend who can't take a hint starts to interfere with a couple's love life. A woman must choose between a reliable but boring businessman or a poor but devoted sailor. Never Been Kissed?; How He Proposed!; Love Without Logic!; Nancy Hale's Problem Clinic; The Pest!; The Way They Met!; The Other Woman! 48 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #29
    Young Love (1949-1957) 29
    • Discounted from $8.70.
    • 6" cumulative spine split.

    Art by Bill Draut, Mort Meskin, and John Prentice. Part of Prize's influential romance comics line, produced by the studio of Captain America creators Joe Simon and Jack Kirby. Issue #29 on cover; Vol. 3, issue #11 in indicia. Playboy Larry finally meets a woman he can't just forget and walk away from. Doug loves plus-size redhead Ginny, but she's sensitive about her weight and doubts his sincerity. Ann tries to decide what to do when her fiance falls for someone else. Love 'Em and Leave 'Em Guy!; Heavy Date!; What Did I Do Wrong?; Nancy Hale's Problem Clinic; My Conscience!; The Over-All Picture; The Sensible Thing To Do!; Dumb Blonde! 48 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #31
    Young Love (1949-1957) 31
    Published 1952 by Prize.
    • Discounted from $155.00.
    • 1.5" Spine split from top.

    Photo cover features what could be a young Robert Redford. Art by George Roussos, Mort Meskin, John Prentice and Jack Kirby. Part of Prize's influential romance comics line, produced by the studio of Captain America creators Joe Simon and Jack Kirby. Issue #31 on cover; Vol. 4, issue #1 in indicia. A misdirected Valentine card causes confusion and heartache for Ginny, Scott and his new love Ruth. Wally and Steve love to camp and fish in the great outdoors, and their new girlfriends don't understand. Alice dreads telling her boyfriend the scandalous family secret: her mother has been married once before. Also featuring a vintage ad for the book "How to Write Thrilling Love Letters." Be My Valentine!; The Great Indoors!; Being Beautiful; Razzle Dazzle Romance!; How To Say No; House of Your Dreams!; How He Proposed; What Advice Would You Have Given?; Baby Doll! 48 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #35
    Young Love (1949-1957) 35
    • Discounted from $9.40.

    Art by George Roussos, Mort Meskin, Bill Draut, and John Prentice. Part of Prize's influential romance comics line, produced by the studio of Captain America creators Joe Simon and Jack Kirby. Issue #35 on cover; Vol. 4, issue #5 in indicia. Jimmy determines to win Martha away from her disabled fiance Steve. Bill is a little too trusting where Charlie and his girlfriend are concerned. Country girl Marcy starts to run with a fast crowd that likes to jitterbug and race their jalopies. The Lonely!; Mind Your Manners!; Nancy Hale's Problem Clinic; Heart of Gold!; More Than Beauty by Charmaigne; Fast Crowd! 40 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #37
    Young Love (1949-1957) 37
    Auction opens January 3
    • Paper: Off white
    • Slab: Scuffing to inner well of case
    • Label #0146454019

    Art by Bill Walton, Bill Draut, Joe Simon and Jack Kirby. Part of Prize's influential romance comics line, produced by the studio of Captain America creators Joe Simon and Jack Kirby. Issue #37 on cover; Vol. 4, issue #7 in indicia. A woman answers a curious ad for marriage with a handsome man, but first she needs $10,000. Mike meets a waitress who can tell the future with cards, and seeks her love advice. Ethel's new neighbor takes advantage of her helpful nature. Also featuring an early ad for a record club, offering "Hit Parade Tunes" and "Hill Billy Hits." Young Man with Tuxedo Will Marry; You're Meeting His Mother; Tell Your Fortune?; Mr. Know-It-All Falls in Love; How to Be a Sweater Girl; The Way They Met!; Helpmate! 40 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #38
    Young Love (1949-1957) 38
    • Discounted from $22.00.
    • Discounted from $19.50.
    • Discounted from $17.25.
    • Paper: Off white
    • Discounted from $17.25.

    Art by John Prentice, Bill Draut, Marvin Stein, Mort Meskin and George Roussos. Part of Prize's influential romance comics line, produced by the studio of Captain America creators Joe Simon and Jack Kirby. Issue #38 on cover; Vol. 4, issue #8 in indicia. Actress Marilyn sets her sights on agent Jay, but his fiancee isn't amused. Uptight Helen is too serious for Charles, but free spirit Margie is too far in the other direction. Gene marries Nora, but he's bitter and jealous of her ex. Also featuring a vintage ad for the book "How to Write Thrilling Love Letters." Jay's Protege; I've Had Enough; Let Your Hair Down!; Take Care of My Sweetheart!; Nancy Hale's Problem Clinic; Summer Is In; How He Proposed!; What's Mine Is Yours! 40 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #39
    Young Love (1949-1957) 39
    Published 1952 by Prize.
    • Discounted from $24.50.

    Art by Bill Walton, Bill Draut, Joe Simon and Jack Kirby. Part of Prize's influential romance comics line, produced by the studio of Captain America creators Joe Simon and Jack Kirby. Issue #39 on cover; Vol. 4, issue #9 in indicia. Jeff and Lucy find that the strain of running a small business together is about to destroy their marriage. A couple tries to manage a disagreement. A woman seeks to overcome her fear of men. Each Day I Die!; Marriage on the Rocks!; Wanted...a Husband!; Lovers' Quarrel!; Away with Acne!; Will You Help Me?; My Fear of Men!; Nancy Hale's Problem Clinic. 40 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #42
    Young Love (1949-1957) 42
    • Discounted from $25.00.
    • Piece missing from back cover.

    Art by Bill Draut, Morris Waldinger, John Prentice, Mort Meskin and Jack Kirby. Part of Prize's influential romance comics line, produced by the studio of Captain America creators Joe Simon and Jack Kirby. Issue #42 on cover; Vol. 4, issue #12 in indicia. A hitchhiking waitress and the trucker who picks her up find themselves in a tight spot. Dale is afraid her own reputation will be tainted after her sister is involved in a scandal. Jerry becomes intrigued with the frumpy woman working in his sweatshop. At this point in the series, the stories become pretty offbeat for romance comics. Girl Hitchhiker!; Sincerely, Sue; Scarlet Sister; Your Wardrobe; Horoscope Marriage!; The Outsider; The Creep!; Nancy Hale's Problem Clinic. 40 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.