Wednesday, July 28, 2021

MY LOVE "Must I Live Without Love?"

We saw last week how wonderfully legendary artist John Buscema portrayed women in swimsuits... here's a cover that takes a scene occurring (in the story) during the chilly Autumn and turns it into a hot Summer pic...
When this story by writer Stan Lee, penciler John Buscema, and inker Sal Buscema (yes, John's little brother, who's an equally-gifted penciler) initially-appeared in Marvel's My Love V2N1 (1969), it wasn't the cover-featured tale.
But, when it was reprinted in Marvel's My Love Special #1 (1971), a new cover, based on the last panel of Page 6, was commissioned.
Guess they felt a bare-chested guy and bikini-clad girl would sell better than the sweater-clad couple in the story...
Next week:
Be here Monday as we begin our annual Beach Read blogathon featuring a book-length, multi-chapter Gothic romance!
You'll Cry Your Eyes Out if You Miss It!
And now a word from out sponsor..
Marvel's picked some of the best love comics from the 60s and 70s!
"It Happened at Woodstock," "My Heart Broke in Hollywood," "Love on the Rebound!"
Collects Love Romance #89 and #101-104; My Love #2, #14, #16 and #18-20; Teen-Age Romance #77 and #84, Our Love Story #5; and Patsy Walker #119.

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