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Romantic Facts

Here is a new recurring bit that’ll pop up every once in awhile where I just make fun of three old romance comic book covers.


This one just speaks for itself, right?

I just love how the lady being cheated on is totally butchering her scene. She doesn’t look like someone who just found out her fiance is cheating on her…

She looks like she is someone looking for the right moment to interject something. “Ah…I wanted to say something…ah…you finish up there first and then I’ll make my point.”
Okay, I’ll admit it, Young Romance, you did, in fact, sort of hook me with the simple yet intriguing title of “Different!”

Maybe “different” in this context means back door love?

If you have any romance comic covers you know of that are high-larious, drop me a line at bcronin@comicbookresources.com. Don’t mention the other covers in the comments.


Who dared them to print that issue of Young Romance? Was it a double dare? Or did they have the guts to do it the first time they were dared?

Rollo Tomassi

July 7, 2012 at 5:40 am

Yeah. And who is ‘they’?
‘They’ do an awful lot of daring.
And their anonymity affords them a safety from any sort of accountability should the dare have any negative repercussions.

What if the next ish had only 50 pages? Pressure to fill!

Maybe it was a double-dog dare…which would hint to what might be different.

Andrew Collins

July 7, 2012 at 9:39 am

“Oh Chet…I’m white and you’re a slightly tanned white. We’re so DIFFERENT!!”

Tom Fitzpatrick

July 7, 2012 at 9:56 am

Or maybe different is that forbidden transgendered relationship like in THE CRYING GAME? ;-)


The Young Romance n² 15 with the ‘Back Door Love”‘ storie… that story was done by Simon and Kirby .

and all you young and perverse minds… at this time, the phrase was literal … not what everybodu thinks today ,)

“The phrase was literal”?

Wow! A story about a woman in love with a back door? Pretty daring. Even today most comics would shy away from doing a story about object sexuality.

Of musketeers, foundationed deep somehow? I know that’s not quite right – feed me the correct line Brian!

The blonde on My Own Romance 4 looks like a Kirby illustration come to life.

For once, this is a feature on CSBG that I’m not fond of.
I miss when comics where everywhere and had a breadth of genre, and there are many romance comics I actually like. I was so glad to see Erica Sakurazawa’s books a few years back, they felt like a “welcome home, everything is still fresh”.

My fondness for this genre aside, I’m also not that into just making fun of things in general.

Romance comics can often be excellent, agreed.

The covers, though, are a whole other story.

For some reason, I couldn’t help but imagine “Interjecting Cheated-On Girl” with a proper British accent. In my head, she’s just babbling like a female Hugh Grant…

“Oh dear, Tom… I can’t believe you… oh my… Tom, this simply won’t do… oh bother…”

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