This Woman Wants to Revive the Lost Art of the Romance Comic

Once upon a time, you could get your tales of love in several forms—paperback romances and rom-coms, sure, but also romance comics. While they've fallen out of fashion, one woman wants to bring them back. » 3/24/15 1:10pm 3/24/15 1:10pm

"Life Slapped Her Cruelly, Again And Again"

Michael Barson's Agonizing Love collects romance comics from the forties and fifties and shows them off in all their overwrought — at least to the contemporary eye — glory. The young lady above isn't the only one whose young heart gets bruised in this compendium — Barson shows us jealousy, lust, betrayal, and an… » 5/11/11 2:20pm 5/11/11 2:20pm

"And Then My Tears Would Start Anew"

Easily Mused has an exhaustive list of reasons "why chicks cry" in romance comics. These reasons include sunburns, an unsightly elbow wart, having weird reflections (see pic), and, more generally, dudes. (And in the case of Lichenstein, self-pity/martyrdom.) [Easily Mused] » 7/07/09 10:20am 7/07/09 10:20am