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  • Vol. 1 #1 (1)
    Young Romance (1947-1963 Prize) Vol. 1 #1 (1)
    Published Sep 1947 by Prize.

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    First Romance Comic. Cover art by Jack Kirby. "I Was a Pick-up!", pencils by Jack Kirby, inks by Joe Simon; After her mother runs away, Toni is raised by her strict grandmother; Accepting a ride from Bob, Toni goes with him to a roadhouse; During a police raid, Bob ditches Toni but shes rescued by club owner Stan. "The Farmer´s Wife"; Nurse Nancy treats Bill in a veterans hospital and they become friends, even though hes 15 years older than she; They date and become engaged, but she wont marry him unless he gives up his dream of being a farmer and takes a job with the Department of Agriculture instead. "Misguided Heart," pencils by Jack Kirby, inks by Joe Simon; Factory worker June has a crush on Karl, snobbish son of the factory owner; After Karls father sends him to work in the plant, Karl begins to date June, to the consternation of worker Sherman, who loves her. "Diary of a Doubtful Damsel" text story. "The Plight of the Suspicious Bridegroom," art by Bill Draut; A sinister apartment building elevator operator tells his passenger about his hobby of breaking up engagements by planting seeds of suspicion and jealousy in each future grooms mind; He doesnt realize that his passenger is Frank, his latest "victim," and gets a punch in the nose for his trouble. "Summer Song"; Jenny lives in a resort town and envies the life of the wealthy summer residents, feeling local suitor Chuck is too ordinary, crude and low-class for her; Jenny meets rich tourist Rick, who agrees to meet her at the Yacht Club dance, even though hes engaged to Pamela. 52 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Vol. 1 #2 (2)
    Young Romance (1947-1963 Prize) Vol. 1 #2 (2)
    Published Nov 1947 by Prize.

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    Cover pencils by Jack Kirby. Stories by Jack Kirby, Joe Simon and unknown. Art by Jack Kirby, Bill Draut and Joe Simon. Featuring: "Boy Crazy"; "My Broken Heart"; "Dangerous Romance"; "The Poorest Girl in the World"; and "Her Tragic Love"! Plus: 2-page text story "15:30 A.M."! 48 pages, full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Vol. 1 #3 (3)
    Young Romance (1947-1963 Prize) Vol. 1 #3 (3)
    Published Jan 1948 by Prize.

    Cover pencils by Jack Kirby. "Marriage Contract," pencils by Jack Kirby, inks by Joe Simon; High school student Kitty and her working-class family live in a slum area; She is attracted to lawyer Eddie, but her father makes a deal with Mike: if Kitty marries Mike, hell pay them a weekly allowance to raise their standard of living. "Campus Outcast," art by Bill Draut; Department store clerk Pat envies the local college students, especially athlete Stan; Pat attends the prom with her would-be boyfriend Joe (attending college on the G.I. Bill), but uses the opportunity to meet Stan. "His Best Friend's Sweetheart!", pencils by Jack Kirby, inks by Joe Simon; Ruth and Jim get engaged before he leaves for service in the war; Jims friend Ted keeps Ruth company, but she suspects he wants to be more than a friend; When Jim comes home, Ted gives him a job as a salesman, which keeps Jim away from Ruth. "A Nice Point of Law" text story. "Love or a Career?", art by Jerry Robinson and Mort Meskin; Anne becomes the writer for radio commentator Eric, but rejects his romantic advances; Eric gets engaged to socialite Barbara; Annes work suffers and Barbara dumps Eric because its obvious he loves Anne. "Man-Hater!", pencils by Jack Kirby, inks by Joe Simon; Female athlete Bobbie says "no man will ever tame me!" and vows to become an architect "as good as any man!"; During summer vacation she meets Larry, who says he loves her; Bobbie will "never submit to becoming a disheveled drudge and humble wife as long as Ive a chance for a profession that will bring me respect and dignity!" 52 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Vol. 1 #4 (4)
    Young Romance (1947-1963 Prize) Vol. 1 #4 (4)
    Published Mar 1948 by Prize.

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    Cover by Jack Kirby & Joe Simon. Stories by Jack Oleck & Jack Kirby and unknown. Art by Jack Kirby, Bill Draut, Jerry Robinson?, Joe Simon and unknown. Featuring: "Fraulein Sweetheart.."; "Blind Date!"; "Guilty!"; "I Love You, Frank Gerard"; and "Her Rival!" Plus: 2-page text story "You´re so Subtle, Baby"! 48 pages, full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Vol. 1 #5 (5)
    Young Romance (1947-1963 Prize) Vol. 1 #5 (5)
    Published May 1948 by Prize.

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    Cover pencils by Jack Kirby, inks by Joe Simon. "I Fell In Love With My Star Pupil!", pencils by Jack Kirby, inks by Joe Simon; Mary graduates from college and takes a teaching job in the rural town of Pinesville; She tutors farmer Jim, which provokes a "whispering campaign" by jealous Peggy; Jim proposes to Mary but she turns him down. "Substitute Sweetheart," art by Bill Draut; Connie agrees to escort newcomer Bruce to a skating party so he can meet Phyllis, the most popular girl in their high school; Phyllis uses Bruce to promote her candidacy for school president, but discards him when his usefulness is over. "Shame," pencils by Jack Kirby, inks by Joe Simon; Secretary Joyce becomes engaged to her boss David; She claims her family is also high society, but in truth her mother is a scrub woman who scrimps to buy Joyce nice clothes; When Joyces mother is injured, David takes her to a hospital and Joyce thinks he wont care for her any more. "The Bachelor and the Baby-Sitter" text story. "Jealousy!", pencils by Jerry Robinson; Department store clerk Cathy doesnt want her fellow worker Jane to meet her boyfriend Bill, fearing Jane will steal him away; Jane and Bill become friends; after Cathy sees them together, she frames Jane for stealing at work; Then she learns Jane and Bill were just preparing a surprise birthday party for her. "Gold Digger," pencils by Jack Kirby, inks by Joe Simon; Rusty refuses to date anyone unless they spend money on her, so the local men convince newcomer Gil to pretend to be wealthy and go out with her and teach her a lesson; She accepts his invitation, only to discover hes taking her to a barn dance. 52 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Vol. 1 #6 (6)
    Young Romance (1947-1963 Prize) Vol. 1 #6 (6)
    Published Jul 1948 by Prize.

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    Cover by Jack Kirby & Joe Simon. Stories by unknown. Art by Jack Kirby, Bill Draut, Jerry Robinson, Joe Simon, Mort Meskin and unknown. Featuring: "Disgrace"; "Friend of the Family"; "The Love That Might Have Been.."; "The Inferior Male"; and "Gossip!" Plus: 2-page text story "Bachelor Girl"! 48 pages, full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #1
    Young Romance New 52 Valentines Day Special (2013) 1

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    (W) Andy Diggle. (CA) Kenneth Rocafort Romance is in the air in this very special Special! Wonder Woman consults Eros himself about her feelings for The Man of Steel. Barbara Gordon has always been too busy for romance, but could her role as Batgirl bring her back to the first guy she ever kissed? Following the events of 'Death in the Family,' how can Catwoman ease Batman's troubled soul? Aquaman makes waves as he treats his wife like a queen for a day. From the pages of STORMWATCH, Apollo and Midnighter celebrate Valentine's Day separately but with each other in mind. Who-or what-stands between them? Dick Grayson and the daughter of Lucious Fox meet-cute! Plus: Perforated Valentine's Day cards featuring the stars of these stories! Featuring contributions by Ann Nocenti, Emanuela Lupacchino & Jaime Mendoza (Batman & Catwoman in "Think It Through"), Cecil Castellucci & Inaki Miranda (Aquaman & Mera in "The Lighthouse"), Ray Fawkes & Julius Gopez (Batgirl in "Dreamer"), Peter Milligan & Simon Bisley (Apollo & Midnighter in "Seoul Brothers"), Kyle Higgins & Sanford Greene (Nightwing & Ursa Minor in "Another Saturday Night") and Andy Diggle, Robson Rocha & Julio Ferreira (Superman & Wonder Woman in "Truth or Dare"). Cover price $7.99.

  • Issue #1
    Millennium Edition Young Romance (2000) 1

    WRITTEN BY JOE SIMON, JACK KIRBY AND VARIOUS; ART BY SIMON, KIRBY, BILL DRAUT, AND VARIOUS; COVER BY SIMON AND KIRBY. Reprinting the 1947 title that was the first-ever romance comic, showcasing the storytelling prowess of an array of comic-book legends including Jack Kirby and Joe Simon. FC, 48 PG. Cover price $2.95.

  • Issue #1-1ST
    Young Romance The Best of Simon and Kirby's Romance Comics HC (2012-2014) 1-1ST

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    Volume 1 - 1st printing. Written by Joe Simon and Jack Kirby. Art and cover by Jack Kirby and Joe Simon. In the late 1940s, Joe Simon and Jack Kirby set the comics world on fire with the creation of a genre that resulted in some of the best-selling American comic books of all time: the romance comics. The stories they created were exciting, innovative, and beautifully drawn, and remain a high point in both artists' careers. This book brings this wonderful work back to light by reprinting 21 stories in full-color with 200 pages of never-before reprinted material restored by award-winning artist and animator Michel Gangé. Hardcover, 8-in. x 11-in., 200 pages, full color. Cover price $29.99.