Wednesday, June 20, 2018

COWGIRL ROMANCES "Stars Fell on Arizona" / MOVIE COMICS "Mitzi in Hollywood Meets Sonny Sagebrush"

but this story from Fiction House's CowGirl Romances #10 (1952) doesn't do that!


OK, pretty straightforward tale of a starry-eyed girl living near a movie location, getting to appear in the movie, meeting her screen idol, and not finding true love, right?
But, that's not how it started out!
This is actually a re-use of lovely Matt Baker art for an earlier ongoing series, Mitzi in Hollywood, about a struggling actress looking for her big break in Hollywood!
This particular episode from Fiction House's Movie Comics #4 (1947) was about working on a Western, and the original script was quite different...
Sadly, this was the final issue of Movie Comics, so no more Mitzi adventures ever appeared...except as heavily-modified reprints!
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Wednesday, June 13, 2018

LOVELORN "Come Back My Love!" in TrueVision!

You won't need red/blue 3-D glasses to read the 3-D comic story...
...behind this Ogden Whitney cover, because it's not red/blue 3-D, but an idea to simulate 3-D called...
While other companies were doing actual 3-D, ACG decided to save a few bucks and also tout the fact their "3-D" was still FULL color!
And now, on with the story...

It's a clever concept, but I can see how it would become irritating on an ongoing basis.
The big problem is that the cheap "newsprint" paper was never meant to have so much solid black ink on the pages, resulting in blotchy backgrounds!
Art on this never-reprinted story from ACG's Lovelorn #51 (1954) was by Edmond Good, who worked in various genres for DC, Fox, Nedor/Standard, Fawcett, and ACG, among others.
He left comics to become the Art Director for Tupperware from the mid-1950s until his retirement in the mid-1970s!
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Wednesday, June 6, 2018

JON JUAN "World's Greatest Lover"

As promised, here's Jerry Siegel's concept of a romantic leading man...
...as illustrated by Alex Schomburg for Toby's Jon Juan #1 (1950)
Is it just me, or does anyone else need a shower to help themselves feel clean after reading this?
"I'll give her Smile Number Three...the one I reserve for emergencies! It never fails!"
"Can I help it if their neglected women cast lovelorn glances in my direction? Can I be blamed if my nimble tongue sought out the proper words to solace thwarted femininity?"
Women are foolish and easily manipulated, according to this story.
"Like a thousand women before her...and a thousands yet to come...she surrendered!"
Note that in the origin tale, Jon wears Superman's color scheme!
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Wednesday, May 30, 2018

The Co-Creator of Superman Presents the World's Greatest Lover...JON JUAN!

Yeah, I know it's hard to believe...
...but the guy who co-created the most dysfunctional male-female relationship in fiction (Superman/Lois Lane/Clark Kent) thought he knew how to write a romance comic!
Does Jerry know how to write a romance comic?
Note: the cover artist is the guy who illustrated the interior pages, Alex Schomburg, using the pen-name "Al Reid" for this and the title page, the only time he ever used that particular alias!
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Wednesday, May 23, 2018

JUST MARRIED "A Good Fight is Fun"

If you're not married, ask your friends (or your parents). They'll tell you...
...making up afterwards is really the best part!
From Charlton's Just Married #102 (1974).
Art by the talented Demetrio Sanchez Gomez (who signs each page).

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