Wednesday, September 25, 2013

A MOON, A GIRL...ROMANCE! "I Was a Flirt"

Before EC Comics became (in)famous for doing horror comics...
...they covered every genre in comics, including romance!
They just didn't do all of them as well as horror...
Illustrated by "Ghastly" Graham Ingels, this never-reprinted, tawdry tale from EC's A Moon, A Girl...Romance #9 (1949) is, perhaps, the perfect example of why EC is not known for its' romance comics.
Next week:
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Wednesday, September 18, 2013

TIPPY TEEN "Fashions from Our Readers" & "Mad Fads"

Besides stories, comics run features...
...like this page featuring contributions from the readers (redrawn by the comic's artists), and the two-pager below, that I'm not sure was legit, or just the middle-aged male editor's idea of what teen girls were thinking...
All three pages from Tower's Tippy Teen #15 (196x).
The art looks like Doug Crane.
Next week:
We haven't decided yet what it'll be, but we can guarantee that...
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Wednesday, September 11, 2013

TRUE LOVE PICTORIAL "Bargaining for Happiness"

Can cold cash provide the means to true love?
See what happens in a tale of morals, mortgages, and matrimony from St John's True Love Pictorial #1 (1952).
Even 60 years later, the gap between the rich and working-class, sadly, still exists.
Both the writer and artist(s) of this tale are, regrettably, unknown.
Next week:
We haven't decided yet what it'll be, but we can guarantee that...
You'll Cry Your Eyes Out if You Miss It!
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Wednesday, September 4, 2013

AMAZING ADVENTURES "Asteroid Witch"

Most comic book romance tales are geared towards 'tween/teen girls...
Art by Clinton Spooner
...which make you wonder what the 'tween/teen male attitude on romance is.
This never-reprinted story from Ziff-Davis' Amazing Adventures #1 (1950) offers that viewpoint.
Women, alien or not, are scheming little trollops, plotting to control helpless men, usually by tricking them into marriage.
No wonder there's so much misogyny in America...
While the writer for this story is unknown (but believed to be editor Jerry [Superman] Siegel), the art is by Murphy Anderson, who did a lot of work for Ziff before moving on to illustrate the Buck Rogers newspaper strip!
Next week:
We haven't decided yet what it'll be, but we can guarantee that...
You'll Cry Your Eyes Out if You Miss It!
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