Not every triangle between two women and a man involves romance...
...as this never-reprinted tale from Ziff-Davis' Romantic Marriage #9 (1952) proves...
What did you think was going to develop here?
It's the 1950s, you dirty-minded readers!Though the scripter is unknown, the art is by penciler Alice Kirkpatrick and inker Bernard Sachs.
Alice Kirkpatrick was one of the unsung heroines of Golden Age comics.
She started illustrating pulp magazines in 1937, but when the field slowly died after World War II, she switched to comic books, co-creating Sally O'Neill : Policewoman for Quality's National Comics and taking over Betty Bates: Lady at Law (a hands-on, kick-ass District Attorney) in Quality's Hit Comics!
But, within a year, her bread-and-butter became romance comics, with over 150 stories to her credit!
She left the business after the "Seduction of the Innocent" purge in the mid-1950s almost wiped out comics, and her post-comics life is a mystery.
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