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Comics in Special Collections

Romance Comics

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