Happy Valentine's Comics Day!
- Benson, John. 2007. Confessions, Romances, Secrets and Temptations: Archer St. John and the St. John Romance Comics. Seattle: Fantagraphics. 96pp. ISBN-10: 1560977914; ISBN-13: 978-1560977919
- Nolan, Michelle. 2008. Love on the Racks: A History of American Romance Comics. McFarland & Company. ISBN-10: 0786435194; ISBN-13: 978-0786435197 (hardcover).
- Robbins, Trina. 1999. From Girls to Grrrlz: A History of Women's Comics From Teens to Zines. San Francisco: Chronicle Books. ISBN 0811821994 (paper).
Image: Considered the first American romance comic book, Young Romance #1 (September-October 1947) was created by Joe Simon and Jack Kirby (the team who also created, amongst myriad other titles, Captain America). The Grand Comics Database has information on the original comic as well as DC Comics' reprint from 2000.