Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Housework, Allowance, and Romance - "Solitary Sam" Says, Forget the Dishes and Go Bowling!

There is always so much good stuff in the advice columns -- I just can't help but share! The two letters I have for you today were both sent in to DC titles by guys. The first is a traditional question letter concerning allowance, and the second is a sort of public service announcement/scare letter to all the newlywed romance comic book readin' ladies of yore. I've said it before, but it's worth mentioning again -- though the advice columns may not be as pretty as the sequential stories, they are so significant because they really show who was reading the romance comics. Or supposedly not reading them! *ahem* I'm looking at you, "Solitary Sam!"

From Girls' Love Stories #61 (March 1959)
Just on the cusp of the '60s!

From Heart Throbs #131 (April/May 1971)
Boys just want to have fun!?

1 comment:

  1. You really should sign a pre-nup about bowling. Seriously.