Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Sequential Crush: Romance Comics Blogstravaganza!


One overlooked genre in comics is the classic romance magazine. Packed with dramatic (and often unabashedly girly) stories of young men and women in love - along with the occasional advice column and fashion spread - they sprang up in the 40s and 50s, with titles produced by just about every major player in the comics game.

Sadly, they disappeared by the turn of the 1980s, and modern reprints show up about as often as a comet made of unicorns. Less sadly, there are a number of blogs devoted to them. Sequential Crush just might be the best, with oodles of scans to admire. Most are from the 60s and 70s, which, as you can see from the cover above, is when the best artists really let loose with their illustrations.

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