Wednesday, October 16, 2019

Weird Halloween Romances AGAR-AGAR "Rendezvous with Aquarius"

This isn't a scary tale...
...but it is a wild, surreal tale of inter-species love!
So, enjoy!
♪"This is the dawning of the Age of Aquarius...Age of Aquarius..."♫
Oops, sorry, got carried away there for a second.
This psychedelic mini-series had eight installments, each one weirder than the previous.
Agar-Agar "got physical" (in a PG-13 way) with a variety of life-forms including centaurs, super-heroes, and a human or two.
Illustrated in a Peter Max-esque style by Alberto Solsona.
Written by Luis Gasca under the pen-name "Sadko" and published in England as part of Dracula (1971), a 12-issue partworks by New English Library, the first 3 tales made their American debut in Warren Publishing's Dracula TPB which reprinted #1-#6 of the British Dracula's run in 1973.
You'll see the rest of the series, including the five stories that have never been seen by American readers, here in once-a-month posts starting in January, 2020!
It'll be a groovy trip, baby!
Next week:
Another Tale of True Love...with a Halloween Twist!
You'll Cry Your Eyes Out if You Miss It!
(Oh, you've heard that, eh?)

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Wednesday, October 9, 2019

Weird Halloween Romances LIANA

...Nestled none too securely in the grim world of the future, Liana longs for the miracle that will end the pain of her lonely existence!
But, miracles can have dangerous side-effects, as Liana will soon find out!
We ran the earlier, b/w version of this tale HERE, but when we came across a color version in Eclipse's Twisted Tales of Bruce Jones #3 (1986), we couldn't resist presenting it!
Next Wednesday:
Another Tale of True Love...with a Halloween Twist!
You'll Cry Your Eyes Out If You Miss It!

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Wednesday, October 2, 2019

Weird Halloween Romance NOT BRAND ECHH "Best Side Story"

What if the Silver Age Doctor Strange and Wonder Woman fell in love?
We'd probably have ended up with a serious version of this titanic tale!
Written by Roy Thomas and illustrated by Tom Sutton, this comic company crossover classic was included in Marvel's Not Brand Echh! #6 (1968)...

...a romance-oriented issue that also included a look at how a Human Scorch (Human Torch)/Gristle (Crystal) marriage would work out, and Spidey-Man (do I haveta tell you?) marrying the unlikeliest character of all!
Spoiler Alert: Its' The Wasp!
Welcome to our annual Weird Halloween Romance Blogathon, this year tied in to the wild Countdown to Halloween 2019 Blogathon covering so many kool pop-culture blogs (including this one), it's scary!
Every post this month is cross-genre, whether its' superheroes (like this one), horror, fantasy, or sci-fi!
Be here every Wednesday for more "horrible" fun!
BTW, filming on the Stephen Spielberg-directed remake of West Side Story just wrapped!
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Wednesday, September 25, 2019

TENDER LOVE STORIES "I Wanted the World" Conclusion

Scheming, manipulative Crystal Larson has been bed-hopping (in a PG-13 manner) to move herself up the social and financial ladder...
This never-reprinted tale from Skywald's Tender Love Stories #2 (1971) shows that what's good for the goose is equally-good for the gander!
Next Week...
Our annual month-long look at Weird Romances...just in time for Halloween!
Yes, it's ROMANCE, but with a serious helping of...
Horror
Sci-Fi
and/or
Fantasy!
You'll Cry If You Miss It!
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Wednesday, September 18, 2019

TENDER LOVE STORIES "I Wanted the World" Part 1

When most women describe themselves as "hard-working"...
...I don't think this is quite what they mean!
But then, Crystal Larson isn't planning to go though the whole "nose to the grindstone" routine...
Written by Gardner Fox and illustrated by Jack Katz (with some redrawing by Skywald's art director Ross Andru along with Mike Esposito, and Frank Giacoia), this never-reprinted tale from Tender Love Stories #2 (1971) shows a more 1940s-50s mindset than a tale written at the dawn of the Womens' Lib movement should!
BTW, our sincere thanks to the amazing Kracalactaka for the scans from this incredibly-hard to find comic!
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