If You Dare to Believe-- in the Miracle of Love...
June 23, 2011 6:24 PM Subscribe
posted by suburbanbeatnik (13 comments total)
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are awesome, especially if you want stories about lesbians
, naughty nuns
, Vietnam war brides
, teenage sex clubs
or Gothic horror tales about feisty nurses
Although they've been scorned for decades, they are finally getting some recognition, with many amazing artists like Jim Steranko
, John Romita
, Tony Abruzzo
(who Roy Lichtenstein ripped off
) and Elizabeth Berube
having contributed to the genre. On NPR's "Fresh Air," Terry Gross interviewed
Michael Barson, author of "Agonizing Love: The Golden Era of Romance Comics."
There are also many great
blogs and websites
about them-- one of the best is Jacque Nodell's "Sequential Crush."
(Interestingly enough, Jacque is the granddaughter of Martin Nodell
, the creator of the Green Lantern
Previously. Previouslier. And yet still previouslier.