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Romance comics tell stories of romantic love, jealousy, and conflict. Some of the romance comics in Special Collections include:
My Love: 1971-1975
The romance genre was revived in the 1970s in an attempt to interest women in comics, and My Love is a prime example of the type. Most frequently penned by men, 70’s romance comics often featured subtle (and not so subtle) anti-feminist messages, along with art that put in doubt whether the comics were drawn for women or for the male gaze. #13, “It Happened at Woodstock” rates particularly high on the unintentional comedy scale.
For more information on romance comics, see Sequential Crush.
See also: Young Romance, Young Love, Love Stories