Friday, October 18, 2013

Alan Moore, Catwoman, and Miss Atwood - A Charlton Halloween Story!

Okay, okay, you caught me! The title of this post really has nothing to do with Alan Moore (other than being the name of the main love interest in tonight's story) or Catwoman, but it probably got your attention, right?! Anyway, with so few tales in the romance comics revolving around holidays, you can probably imagine how excited I was to find one that featured Halloween! "Miss Atwood and the Fountain of Youth" from Sweethearts #98 (June 1968) is an eight-page story that chronicles the teaching career of Miss Atwood. Just out of normal school herself, Miss Atwood tries at all costs to appear older and professional in order to gain respect from her students. In the process, she winds up falling in love with fellow teacher, Alan Moore, but not before going to a Halloween dance in a Catwoman-esque costume! The story is chock-full of great imagery and dialogue, and definitely has that dated Charlton charm about it. As a thank you for all your donations to the Sequential Crush book drive, I've decided to post the entire story below! Just click on each page to enlarge. Enjoy!

Thank you so much again for all your donations! In case you would still like to donate, I will keep the button up for a bit longer and take it down in the morning.

*Edit: I took the button down, but if you would still like to donate, feel free to email me! Thanks to everyone for their incredible generosity! 


  1. "And when I'm in your classroom, Alan, I feel so *stimulated*!" Har har harrrr!!! ;-)

  2. This is really interesting what you do here Ms Nodell

  3. Thanks again, Jacque, for posting!

    It's a cute idea for a story, even if the execution is not quite right at times. The dialogue and the art are not quite up to the standards of other publishers. (In terms of collecting romance comics, I'm strictly a DC guy myself.)

    Still, it's fun to see what the other publishers were up to!

    1. In my opinion, the DC romance comics were best but Charlton had so many gems (and oddities)!

  4. Va Va Va Voom, Pussycat!

    Very lovely.