Showing posts with label British Romance Comics. Show all posts
Showing posts with label British Romance Comics. Show all posts

Monday, April 30, 2012

1970s Danish Romance Comics

A few weeks ago I came across a small stash of 1970s Danish romance comics in a used bookshop, and I just had to share them with you! Though American romance comics will always be #1 in my heart, stumbling upon these was pretty exciting! Titles I found include, Amor, Starlet, Love, and Jackie. If you are familiar with British romance comics, you will notice that some of these (not sure if all) are just the British comics translated to Danish. Though most of these digest-type romance comics are comprised primarily of one story, they do contain much of the same filler material that make the American romance comics so fun -- house ads, advice columns, recipes, and fashion tips.

The illustrated covers of Amor really caught my eye!
Amor #331 (1977) and Amor #354 (1978)

Love #7 (1979) was the only issue
I found that was in full color.


Just a few examples of the black and white interiors from the other issues I picked up...

"Pigen i Midten"
("The Girl in the Middle")
from Amor #110 (1969)  

 "Altid det Bedste"
("Always the Best") 
from Amor #331 (1977)

"En Uskyldig Spøg"
("An Innocent Joke") 
from Jackie #28 (1972)

Back cover house ad for Amor and another romance title, Min Melodi. They don't get much more gorgeous than this! 

Pretty cool, huh? Not sure if my Danish will get to the level anytime soon so that I can actually read them, but the gorgeous covers and illustrations were enough to persuade me to dish out a few Danish Kroner to add them to my collection!

Sunday, October 17, 2010

Help Scott Edelman Identify This British Romance Comic Book Panel!

Hi all! I hope you are having a lovely weekend! This is a very special post! Comic book writer extraordinaire, Scott Edelman needs your help! This morning on his LiveJournal blog, Scott recounts a trip to London in 1977 with his new bride, Irene Vartanoff, during which he clipped the following panel from a British romance comic.

Feeling that it was representative of their future together, Scott held onto the panel all these years in his wallet and just recently took it out. Now, he needs our help identifying what comic it came from! If you have any information that could help Scott, be sure to leave him a comment over at his site! Now that is a tale of true life romance!!!

To see more examples of British romance comics, be sure to check out the informative blog, Out of This World. You will be blow away by the gorgeous art, and happy to know DC, Marvel and Charlton weren't the only ones in on the romance game! Also, if you haven't already -- be sure to choose which "Too" story you would like to see this coming week here on Sequential Crush. You have until this evening at 9pm (Central Time) to let me know! So far, it looks like "Too Smart for Romance" is in the lead!
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