Tag Archives | Romance

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A Different Side of Romance

Note: This article contains spoilers for Saga #1 – Saga #23. Ahh, romance. There’s nothing quite like the glee one feels at the beginning stages of a relationship. That euphoria, that high – it’s hard to top. It’s also hard to maintain. I don’t mean to say happiness doesn’t continue and that such feelings twinkle […]

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The World of Strangers in Paradise

I didn’t read Strangers in Paradise when it was being published as single issues. By the time I really got into comics, the series was already wrapping up a fourteen-year run. It was already a classic. It had been, for a long time, one of the books that I planned on eventually diving into – […]

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 Do girlfriends and fiancees in comic books stand up for themselves this well now?

Golden Age Superhero Romance

In the beginning, and in fact before that, superheroes had girlfriends. It was a significant part of the story but virtually every history only looks at heroes as a group but the girlfriends (and occasional boyfriends) are treated almost as an afterthought. The evidence isn’t really happy with that assessment. The original super powered crime […]

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Cruel to Be Kind

We’re going to take another trip back to the Silver Age of Comics this week, since last week’s was so much fun. This time, we’ll be enjoying that special brand of emotional cruelty and callous humor at the expense of your loved ones that could only be found in the pages of SUPERMAN’S GIRLFRIEND, LOIS […]

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Lips to Die For

When it comes to full-on, big-time no-brakes comic-book insanity, it’s hard to top issues of SUPERMAN’S GIRLFRIEND LOIS LANE, particularly in the late 1960s and early 1970s. Need more proof, you say? Look no further than LOIS LANE #111 (July 1971), “The Dark Side of the Justice League,” written by Robert Kanigher and drawn by […]

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True Love

There’s this Kevin Smith quote that I think about a lot. He was talking about Cop Out, the first film that he directed but didn’t write, and how it differed from his other work. He said, “The other movies – they weren’t films, they weren’t movies, they were just me ripping open my chest, pulling […]

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Buck to the Future

In 1979, while in the throes of both a whirling dervish of Star Wars mania and a feverish countdown until the 1980 release of the first sequel, The Empire Strikes Back, I was whisked away to the theatre to watch the latest sci-fi adventure to hit the big screens, Buck Rogers in the 25th Century.  […]

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With This Ring, I Thee Web

With the big Spidey news all over the interwebs, it seems like a good time to look back at another newsworthy Spidey event. So please join us if you will, as we set the Wayback Machine for the year 1987. It really did come out of the blue. At the time, AMAZING SPIDER-MAN had been […]

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The Naughty Bits

I forget where I saw this, but I remember Stjepan Sejic saying that he prefaces his graphic novel Sunstone with a hearty, “It’s not what you think.” The cover features two women, one dressed as a dominatrix and the other in a collar, giving the reader the sexy eye – so it’s definitely clear what […]

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Romancing the Duck

With Back to the Future filling movie theaters all across the country in 1985, it was easy to see that the main cast members were definitely going to be back on the screen for years to come. Lea Thompson was already well on the road to finishing her next big project, one that she was […]

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Going to the Chapel

When you think of romance in comics, you can’t help think of Superman and Lois Lane. Although the course of love has not always run smooth for Miss Lane, particularly in the 1960s, when Lois had her own magazine that was seemingly dedicates to her relationship disasters. Example, you ask? How about LOIS LANE #89 […]

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Welcoming the Future, Treasuring the Past.