Thursday, February 14, 2008

Happy Valentine's Comics Day!

We've taken the opportunity this St. Valentine's Day to rectify a gross oversight on our part. Our genres section hasn't included romance comics! So we've begun that section today, sharing the love about:
As always, please contact us with suggestions.

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.

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Blogger K. A. Laity said...

Designed for the more adult reader of comics: indeed! But why are those adult readers so interested in "young romance"?

2/14/2008 1:54 PM  
Blogger Gene K. said...

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2/14/2008 3:27 PM  
Blogger Gene K. said...

I think they're just using "Young" to mean "not yet middle-aged." John, Linda, and Jane all look like they're well past their teens...

(FYI: Kirby's final forays into romance, I believe, were the somewhat ill-conceived [and, not coincidentally, unpublished] True Divorce Cases and Soul Love.)

2/14/2008 3:32 PM  

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