Agonizing Love: The Golden Era of Romance Comics

Agonizing Love The Golden Era of Romance Comics Return to thetear stained melodramatic heyday of romance comics in this fantastic anthologyof the genre s best stories covers advice columns and In a valentineto a bygone era perfect for fans of

  • Title: Agonizing Love: The Golden Era of Romance Comics
  • Author: Michael Barson
  • ISBN: 9780061807343
  • Page: 236
  • Format: Paperback
  • Return to thetear stained, melodramatic heyday of romance comics in this fantastic anthologyof the genre s best stories, covers, advice columns, and In a valentineto a bygone era, perfect for fans of modern love stories, Archie comics,and series like Strangers in Paradise, pop culture expert Michael Barson celebrates the stories that captivated the AmericanimaginatioReturn to thetear stained, melodramatic heyday of romance comics in this fantastic anthologyof the genre s best stories, covers, advice columns, and In a valentineto a bygone era, perfect for fans of modern love stories, Archie comics,and series like Strangers in Paradise, pop culture expert Michael Barson celebrates the stories that captivated the Americanimagination during the 1950s and 1960s Readers of books like From Girls to Grrrlz A History of Female Comics From Teens to Zines will be captivated by this one of a kind look atfour color female portrayals, while collectors of the history of Golden Agecomics will be entranced by crucial stories from Fawcett, Marvel, DC, and many comics publishing giants Above all, however, the indelible pathos at theheart of every Agonizing Love story makes Barson scollection than a pop culture artifact it s also an unforgettable lookinto the heart of true romance.

    One thought on “Agonizing Love: The Golden Era of Romance Comics”

    1. Agonizing love can be a patronizing love considering these gems of forgotten comic book history. This book is full of color reproductions from the actual comics that were available between 1947 and 1957 and has whole stories as well as advertisements, quizzes, and other filler.The only real criticism I have is that there's not much material about the writers, artists, and producers of these comics, but it's a great start if you want to take a trip back some 60 years and get a glimpse of how roma [...]

    2. Fun, Fun, Fun!!! I would really love to see a book of romance comics' last gasp (The 70's). Where's that book?

    3. Agonizing Love was incredibly fun to read. As most of its content consists of ridiculously plotted romantic comic stories from the 50's (the evil mother-in-law tricks her son's bride into putting too much Tabasco sauce into the meat pie), there's not a lot to it, but it's a great book to laugh at with a friend or family member.

    4. Fascinating and sometimes as subtle as a sock in the jaw, these stories from a bygone era were well chosen for their four color fascination with Love, Comic Book Style. The art, ranging from pedestrian to simply scrumptious is the real treat of this collection.Culled, edited and notated with love, affection and tongue planted firmly in cheek, this book is an amusing read.

    5. Gasp! Sob! Let me break it down for you:Chapter 1: BLISSChapter 2: JEALOUSY AND BETRAYALChapter 3: DESPAIRChapter 4: MARRIAGE HELLChapter 5: CLASS STRUGGLESOh, and in 1953, it was perfectly acceptable to name a mainstream publication "Gay Love."

    6. these love story comics from the 40s and 50s are sweet, hilarious, and a little bit frightening. "no wife of mine is going to workyou're going to have to give up somethingeither that jobor me!"i wish they still made romance comic magazines.

    7. Wonderful collection of examples of classic romance comics, but also a very interesting commentary and history of the genre. Nicely done book.

    8. Michael Barson's text is Stan Lee-lite, but the comics themselves are pretty amazing, particularly the final couple of entries.

    9. A really good read if you are interested in these types of things. It shows a lot of the actual comics and isn't just about the history of them.

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