Agonizing Love

Agonizing Love

The Golden Era Romance Comics

Book - 2011
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Return to thetear-stained, melodramatic heyday of romance comics in this fantastic anthologyof the genre's best stories, covers, advice columns, and more! 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 manymore comics publishing giants. Above all, however, the indelible pathos at theheart of every Agonizing Love story makes Barson'scollection more than a pop-culture artifact; it's also an unforgettable lookinto the heart of true romance.
Publisher: New York : Harper Design, 2011.
ISBN: 9780061807343
0061807346
Characteristics: 208 p. : col. ill. ; 28 cm.

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LadyDi52
Apr 04, 2014

A great book to reference for political parody. Divided into chapters on Bliss, Betrayal, Despair, Marriage and Class Struggles (the boy or girl from the wrong side of the tracks). Includes classics - teardrops while sniffling into a lace-edged hankie, I was Engaged to a Puppet, and several quizzes and advice columns on how to increase your Dateability.

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