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Orbit Publications, also known as Orbit-Wanted, was a comic book publishing house operated by the female publisher, editor, and cartoonist Ray Herman during the Golden Age of Comic Books. The company was co-owned by Herman and Marjorie May (niece of World Color Press owner Roswell Messing, Sr.).
|Country of origin||United States|
|Headquarters location||1819 Broadway, New York City|
|Publication types||Comic books|
|Fiction genres||romance, crime, Western, humor|
|Imprints||Our Publishing Co.|
Patches Publications, Inc.
Taffy Publications, Inc.
Toytown Publications, Inc.
Wanted Comic Group
|Owner(s)||Ray Herman and Marjorie May|
Orbit operated from 1945 to 1955; the company's longest-running titles were Wanted Comics (crime), The Westerner (a Western title featuring Wild Bill Pecos) and Love Diary (romance); contributing artists included John Buscema, Syd Shores, Bernard Krigstein and Mort Leav.
- Love Diary (48 issues, July 1949 - September-October 1955) — romance
- Love Journal (16 issues, October 1951 - July 1954) – romance
- Patches (10 issues, [July] 1945 - December 1947) — Western title continued from Rural Home Publications title
- Taffy Comics (10 issues, 1946 - February 1948) — funny animal title continued from Rural Home
- Toytown Comics (5 issues, Aug. 1946–May 1947) — humor title continued from B. Antin series
- Wanted Comics (45 issues, September-October 1947 - April 1953) — crime comic; numbering continued from Toytown
- The Westerner Comics (28 issues, June 1948 - December 1951) — Western title
- BIP Comics: Publisher Insignia and Indicia Data - "Wanted Comics" #50 Archived 2011-07-24 at the Wayback Machine
- "Rae Herman," Who's Who of American Comic Book Artists, 1928–1999. Accessed Sept. 23, 2017.
- Saunders, David. "RAY R. HERMANN," Field Guide to Wild American Pulp Artists. Accessed Sept. 23, 2017.
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