Wednesday, May 5, 2010

When in Doubt...

Charlton's Secret Romance makes no secret as to its stance on "aggressive" women who instigate the marriage proposal, as evidence in the last issue of the series...

"Let Him Propose"
Secret Hearts #41 (November 1976)

12 comments:

  1. It's funny, because when I was a kid, it was always assumed in fiction that this was a cliffhanger moment. That is, that the gal might actually say no. But in real life I suspect the yes/no ratio is something like 100-1. Note as well that the gal does not suffer anything by proposing other than to let her guy know that she will accept his proposal.

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  2. Is that a medallion around her beau's neck, or a transistor radio??

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  3. I thought that was very cute (not to mention the love-struck girl's skirt, yow!). Not a bad looking kiss in that last panel, either!

    And I had the same quesion as Ghost. What the hell is that thing? I was around in '76 (oh, yeah, baby!); and I don't remember radios as necklaces every being hip.

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  4. Pat: I have known a few people to say no... that usually ends things right there! In this case, it seems like a casual little slip up on her part, but you are right -- it all works out!

    Hate to break it to you guys, but it really does look like a radio around his neck. I am gonna hunt high and low for the inspiration behind it! That skirt is great, isn't it, Mykal?

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  5. Jacque: Amy feels that, perhaps, the radio-medallion is a combination accessory much like the calculator-wristwatch.

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  6. Did you know that I wear a calculator-wristwatch? You probably didn't, but now you do!

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  7. Actually, we did. It was visible in the photos where you made the recipe contest winner.

    and BTW, EGAD!:

    http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=400006215703&rvr_id=&crlp=1_263602_263622&UA=WXF%3F&GUID=5c98f1261250a06c22169e16ffa17a7e&itemid=400006215703&ff4=263602_263622

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  8. You guys are incredibly observant! And holy cow! I can't believe you found that! That is so wondrously cool!!! And its an owl no less! Good detective work. Got some cash to drop? Then Amy can buy a red ruffly skirt and you guys can recreate this fine tale.

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  9. Jacque: I'm afraid that if Amy bought a ruffly red skirt, Mykal Banta would don adult diapers and drive all night from Florida to come woo her.

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  10. Haha! yeah, Justin was really diggin' the character's dress/skirt thing too!

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  11. ". . .Jacque: I'm afraid that if Amy bought a ruffly red skirt, Mykal Banta would don adult diapers and drive all night from Florida to come woo her . .


    (damn kids)

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  12. Look at those word balloon pointers - that's not a radio, it's a Bronze Age Hawkings voice box. Poor guy ...

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