Wednesday, September 28, 2016

YOUNG ROMANCE "Different!" Conclusion

Successful businessman Jack Williams and his family move to a small town where they're welcomed with open arms...until the locals discover he's an immigrant and his real name is Jacoby Wilheim!
(Note: he and his wife appear to be naturalized American citizens, and the children are apparently native-born Americans!)
Suddenly, business falls off, and his family become social pariahs!
Joe Simon and Jack Kirby weren't the sorts to let social injustices stand without speaking out.
The prejudices presented here, though mild, were (and are) quite real, and Simon & Kirby should be credited with trying to present the truth about them to their impressionable audience in Prize's Young Romance #30 (1951).
Next Week...
Our Annual Month-Long Halloween Extravaganza Begins!
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Wednesday, September 21, 2016

YOUNG ROMANCE "Different!" Part 1

With ethnic and religious prejudice on the rise again...
...perhaps we should look back on how pop culture tried to deal with it back in the 1940s...
Joe Simon and Jack Kirby weren't the sorts to let social injustices stand without speaking out.
The prejudices presented here, though mild, were (and are) quite real, and Simon & Kirby should be credited with trying to present the truth about them to their impressionable audience in Prize's Young Romance #30 (1951).
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Wednesday, September 14, 2016

REACH FOR HAPPINESS Episode 22 Part 2

..she convinces movie producer B.W. to keep director Barry Gordon (who directed Karen's late husband) on the payroll.
Impressed by the fact she stood up to him, B.W. takes Karen on a tour of his studio...
Karen's being handed a one-in-a-million chance and all she can think about is...Greg?
Now that is obsessive...
This chapter of "Reach for Happiness" from Secret Hearts #131 (1968) was written by Jack Miller, but the art credits are becoming somewhat nebulous, as a variety of hands seem to be doing various things on different pages, so we're not going to offer an assessment as to who did what, except the splash/cover art is by Dick Giordano!
BTW, there won't be any "Reach for Happiness" in October since we'll be running romance tales with horror or sci-fi/fantasy themes through the entire month to celebrate Halloween!
Next Week...
We don't know yet what we'll present!
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Wednesday, September 7, 2016

REACH FOR HAPPINESS Episode 22

..and see how Karen is doing in that cinematic Sodom (and/or Gomorrah)!
Will Karen bite the "apple" B.W. is offering her?
The Secret Behind the Splash Page!
(It's not what you think!)
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You'll Cry Your Eyes Out if You Miss It!
(Yeah, we say that a lot...but it's true!)
This chapter of "Reach for Happiness" from Secret Hearts #131 (1968) was written by Jack Miller, but the art credits are becoming somewhat nebulous, as a variety of hands seem to be doing various things on different pages, so we're not going to offer an assessment as to who did what, except the splash is by Dick Giordano!
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Wednesday, August 31, 2016

ADVENTURES IN ROMANCE "Head Over Heels in Love"

With Labor Day coming up, it's time to ease into Autumn...
...as we did into summer, with another story from the short-lived (and never reprinted) St John's Adventures in Romance #1 (1949)!
Written by the prolific Dana Dutch, about whom very little is known, except his extensive list of  comic scripts.
Interestingly, out of 206 identified scripts, over 200 were romance stories, with a smattering of superhero and high adventure!
Illustrated by the versatile Frank Bolle, who's still active in the field today!
Here's his website!
Next week:
The Return of Reach for Happiness...
(Yes, we screwed up the scheduling, but this time we mean it!)
You'll Cry Your Eyes Out if You Miss It!
(Things are really getting juicy...)

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featuring comics stories written by Dana Dutch!