Friday, March 8, 2013

Happy International Women's Day 2013!

"Today's Heartbreak!"
Secret Hearts #137  (July 1969)

Happy International Women's Day! This year's theme is "gaining momentum." And although the romance comics of the '60s and '70s weren't anywhere near where we are at in terms of equality in depictions of womanhood today in media, it is pretty cool that our leading lady (above) was even given the chance in the pages of Secret Hearts to ponder choosing her career over marriage. By 1969, the DC line of romance comics was gaining momentum, indeed!

3 comments:

  1. Jacque, are you sure this isn't a reprint? Dunno Peddy and Sachs either being at DC as late as 68-69.
    Wait! Looks like I'm right: reprint: http://www.comics.org/issue/13882/#617178

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  2. Wow, that's even more interesting in a story from Nov 1957!
    Thanks!

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  3. Yes, to be fair, this is a reprinted story (I put the link to the GCD where the artists are listed) and the original dialogue was mostly likely different. Unfortunately, I don't have the original story to check!

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