Thursday, February 21, 2013
It probably comes as no surprise that in February -- the month of love, there would be a ton of romance comic book related things out there on the web. Here are a few links I saw that may be of interest to you!
Scott Edelman recently wrote a post pondering the differences between the covers of romance comics and romance novels while purchasing some original art for his wife, Irene Vartanoff. He then did a subsequent post of the story he ended up purchasing a page from.
Johanna Draper Carlson reviewed the Fantagraphics publication Young Romance: The Best of Simon & Kirby's Romance Comics. Have you picked it up yet?
Have time for a longer read on romance comics? Read CBLDF's historical look at them by Joe Sergi, "Tales From the Code: You've Lost That Loving Feeling." Sergi reiterates many of the same quotes from Wertham I did in my 2011 post, "Time Travel Tuesdays - Dr. Wertham Speaks Out on Romance Comics."
Dork Shelf gives their pick on the most ridiculous romance comic book covers ever. The cover for Young Love #104 (June/July 1973)? No way! :)
Any thoughts on Marvel's plan to introduce a line of romance comic-esque novels based on Rogue and She-Hulk?
Spectergirl over at As Told to Stan Lee lends her always excellent sense of humor to Charlton's "There's More Than Tears!" published in I Love You #99 (September 1972) (panel at top from her post). Neighbors Bart and Evelyn get off to a bad start courtesy of a noisy typewriter, but soon, romance blossoms. Read the whole post here!
I hope you enjoy these links and be sure to visit the Sequential Crush Facebook page or my Twitter for more!