Thursday, April 29, 2010

One Year of Romance Comic Book Goodness!

Believe it or not folks, one year ago today Sequential Crush got its start! Time sure flew by quickly sharing my love for romance comics with you all! To celebrate, I have picked out some of my favorite posts from the past twelve months. Whether you are reading them again, or looking around for the first time -- enjoy!!!

A little Easter Egg arrived at Sequential Crush last May, and so did the ever-so-fashionable belted sweater torn from the pages of real-life fashion magazines!

The bitter tale, "Tomorrow is Too Late" demonstrated the deep and sometimes sorrowful emotions contained within the romance comics -- with great art to boot!

An expose on green tights led us all to ponder the significance behind the color choice. Keep an eye out for a sequel sometime soon!

Sink your teeth into romance comics a bit more with the downloadable pdf booklets, "Forgotten Romance - Artists of a Bygone Genre" and "The Look of Love - The Romantic Era of DC's Lois Lane, Supergirl and Wonder Woman."

The 1960s and '70s romance comics were teeming with discourse of social issues such as the Women's Movement and disability awareness, stories which truly make history come alive!

We saw that romance comic book characters don't just go to fancy restaurants and lounge on yachts all day long, sometimes they actually go back to their groovy pads!

Last but not least, I had the opportunity to interview two very dynamic women -- Irene Vartanoff and Suzan Loeb! Hopefully this next year provides opportunities for more interviews with those involved with the romance comics!

The fun I have had posting on the romance comics and interacting with you readers during the past year is truly insurmountable. I sincerely hope to continue to bring the grooviest stories, artwork, and history of the 1960s and '70s romance genre to you for many years to come!!!

♥ Thank you for reading Sequential Crush!!!


  1. happy anniversary, mate! keep up the sterling work!

  2. Jacque!

    Congratulations on one year of producing such an interesting, informative and fun blog. You've done a terrific job both in presentation and writing. I now and forevermore dub you the "Queen of Roamance Comics!" and let no pretender to the throne even think of usurping that moniker, or they'll have to face the ire of the Yancy Street Gang!

    Nick C.

  3. Congrats on a far-out first year, Jacque! Looking forward to more, more, more!

  4. Jacque: I think more men should wear belted sweaters. It makes them seem very busy and important. Like they don't have time for the seconds it would add to the removing and putting on of their pants. Those seconds can add up. And time is money.

    Happy anniversary! There is a lot of great stuff I missed the first time around!

  5. Joe: Thank you, sir! I will try!

    Nick: Ohhhh! The Yancy Street Gang guys are my henchmen it sounds like! :)

    Groovy Agent: I really appreciate it!

    Spectergirl: I concur. They are so dashing!!! If I had the resources, I would sell belted sweaters with the Sequential Crush logo on them. It would be the required uniform of the men that comment here...

    I received those books by the way. You are freakin' awesome, girl!!! I thank you a million times over!

  6. Happy Bloggiversary! You're doing a fine job over here, Jacque, with varied and interesting posts!

  7. I really appreciate it, Pat! Thanks again for helping me get my start!!! :)