Friday, November 4, 2011

Friday Favorites - The Romance Comic Covers of Nick Cardy

Hey all! I hope you are doing well this fine Friday! Today I have for you a few of my absolute favorite Nick Cardy romance covers!!! Attractive characters, expressive characterization and super groovy outfits -- few can top the romance covers of Cardy in my eyes!

Falling in Love #137
(October 1972)

Girls' Love Stories #148
(January 1970)

Girls' Romances #153
(December 1970)

Girls' Romances #154
(January 1971)

Young Romance #157
(December 1968/January 1969)

I unfortunately don't have the following two in my collection, but they are also favorites! Hopefully someday I will be able to make them mine!

Girls' Romances #148
(April 1970)

Heart Throbs #121
(August/September 1969)

Do you have any favorite Cardy covers --
romance or otherwise?

15 comments:

  1. Fantastic! Cardy was one of my favorite romance cover artists (along with Giordano). There are a few more Nick Cardy romance covers at http://romancecomics.tumblr.com/tagged/cardy

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  2. Thank you!
    Beautiful.
    Cheers!

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  3. GREAT covers!

    Groovy kind of love; thanks for sharing!

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  4. http://toobusythinkingboutcomics.blogspot.com/2011/04/king-is-dead-king-was-murdered-nick.html

    Nick Cardy good.

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  5. Very awesome covers. But is "Doormat for Love" as awesome as it looks?

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  6. http://www.comics.org/issue/23054/cover/4/

    --Marshall

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  7. Cardy was the best, great penciler, even better inker. And I think he was better with the smaller art boards starting in the mid-60s. Carmine Infantino thought Cardy was the best. Only thing he did that I didn't like was all the superhero covers he did at the end of his time at DC. Of course, any art with a woman in it was something else -- always painfully terrific.

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  8. Oh, I love Cardy's superhero covers too, especially the Action Comics ones.

    Great line-up, Jacque (are YOU a nice girl?). That Mom cover is a hoot, it reminds me of the UK TV show Hotter Than My Daughter.

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  9. Totally agree -- few can top the romance covers of Nick Cardy. My favorite Cardy romance cover
    is Super DC Giant No. S-17 presents Love 1970: 

    http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-dYT6hgIAQpc/TV5OUQNXPPI/AAAAAAAAidU/YxzGyQY3Aqo/s
    1600/nick+cardy.+love+1970.+cover.+001.jpg

    ~Jake Oster

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  10. Sooooooo many good ones! Thanks for sharing your favorites everyone!!! I only wish he had drawn more romance. If you ever have a chance to meet Mr. Cardy at a convention, be sure to say hello. Not only an amazing artist, but such a kind man.

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  11. Elaine -- to answer your question! "Doormat for Love" is as good as it looks! Stay tuned! I see it in our near future here at Sequential Crush!

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  12. Jacque - Awesome! I do love things like this. I only have a small "collection" of these stories myself-- the deeply awesome "Romance Without Tears"-- and I'm fascinated by the whole genre.

    Thanks for sharing with us!

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  13. Cardy is a very talented artist, particularly good in the romance department. I'm especially fond of the "Get Lost!" cover.

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  14. Hi Jacque,

    Falling in Love # 137's cover looks a little odd to my eye, as though another hand were involved besides Cardy. Perhaps some touch ups/alterations by Colletta, particularly the womans face.

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  15. Cardy did sign it with his initials -- hard to see on my scan, it got cut off a bit. I don't doubt anything though! It does have a not 100% Cardy quality to it...

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