Wednesday, January 25, 2012

DARING CONFESSIONS "My Sister and I"

Two women fighting over a man isn't that unusual...
...but two siblings in conflict can make for serious problems as this story from the aptly-named Daring Confessions #8 (1953) shows...
The art is by Vince Colletta, an inker noted for his amazing speed whose feathery style was one of the hallmarks of romance comics of the 1950s and 60s.
He did very few pencil jobs, and this particular one shows influences, if not outright swipes, from a number of other artists including Alex Toth, Wally Wood, Ross Andru, even Steve Ditko!

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Wednesday, January 18, 2012

PERSONAL LOVE "Too Late for Love"

There's a long-standing stereotype about scheming secretaries who steal married men...
...demonstrated in this superbly-rendered story from Personal Love #25 (1954)!
Though the writer is unknown, the art is by fantasy art master Frank Frazetta, who did another story we've presented HERE.
BTW, Lila is based on 1950s pin-up queen Bettie Page...
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Wednesday, January 11, 2012

GOLDEN WEST LOVE "The Love I Almost Lost"

It's not often we run a real-life love story about a celebrity...
...and, in addition, it's a Western romance!
Annie Oakley appeared in almost 300 stories in the 1950s and '60, including several strips in anthology comics, numerous guest appearances in other character's strips, and at least two solo comic books.
This story from Golden West Love #2 (1949) was penciled by Tex Blaisdell and inked by John Augustin.
The writer is unknown. 

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Wednesday, January 4, 2012

YOUNG LOVE "One Boy After Another"

Even though New Year's is behind us, some girls just can't stop partying...
as shown in this 60s-70s story from Girls' Romances #144 (1969) and reprinted in Young Love #112 (1974), originally titled "I Couldn't Be Faithful!"
Illustrated by Ric Estrada and Vince Colletta.
This reprint follows the format we mentioned HERE about taking old stories, updating the art to show contemporary fashions and hairstyles, though in this case, the 1974 reprint has very few art changes (mostly the guys' hairstyles) from the 1969 original, which was the cover story...
But, changing the title wasn't done very often.

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