Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Donate to Sequential Crush!

Hello my dearest readers! I hope you’ve enjoyed the posts here lately. I’ve slowed down a little bit due to another project (can’t wait to tell you about it!) and work, but I’m trying to go with the quality over quantity thing for the moment. Anyhow, I’m writing to you today to ask if you might be interested to donate a little something to Sequential Crush for the expressed purpose of purchasing some new romance issues. Since 2009 I have run the site without any sort of ads (and will continue to do so for the foreseeable future, because they just really aren’t my thing) and Sequential Crush has been a major part of my life and my primary passion. I am coming close to having in my collection a majority of the issues published by DC and Marvel from the mid-1960s through the 1970s when they ceased publication, and I’m working on filling in my Charlton romance runs as well (though that is a bit of a bigger task considering the amount of issues they published during this time period). Though acquiring full runs of everything is still a little ways off, every single new issue I obtain helps me see patterns, learn about new artists, understand the genre more fully, and ultimately, share the knowledge and fun with you!

Next weekend I will be going to Wizard World Nashville and I’m going to try to pick up some books -- let us hope the dealers are wise and bring their romance issues! I’m going to leave a donation button on the sidebar until then, and if you would like to make a little donation (or a tip I guess, as some bloggers like to call it) I will use that money to purchase romance comics at the show. If for some reason the stock of romance comics are low at this show (hard to tell since this is a new convention, and dealers don’t always bring their romance issues to conventions), I will use the money donated to buy books from another source, most likely online. I will share any books that I purchase with the donated money either here on the blog or on the Sequential Crush Facebook page in some manner, whether stories, pages, or individual panels.

I wish I could have invited you all to an elegant beach house to give you this spiel, but well, ya know. Logistics. 

Please do not feel any sort of obligation to donate, I just thought I would try it. I have honestly been really resistant to the whole donation/crowdfunding thing for Sequential Crush, but I do put a ton of time and effort in to it, and I thought I would give it a shot. So if you do decide to donate, I want to thank you in advance. I will keep the button up until the evening of Friday, October  18th. If you aren’t able to donate right now, holla! I totally understand. I feel so fortunate to have each and every one of you as a reader -- I’m pretty sure I have the greatest readers around. I mean, come on, if you are reading about romance comics you are obviously in the top echelon of cool! Thanks everyone, you truly are the best!


  1. Good luck with the "book drive," Jacque! (It should be more fun than any of the book drives I remember from school!)

    Which DC issues are you still looking for? I'm guessing you already have all of the issues I own, since I have only 14 issues from the time period you collect, and I've seen several of them featured on your blog. (In fact, just tonight I read Young Romance 187, which was featured in your previous post!)

    1. Thank you so much, David!

      I have a few scattered about that I need from the middle to ends of the DC titles, but I would like to find more in the 1960 to 1965 range. I have most of the issues of My Love and Our Love Story. Charlton issues leave the biggest gap, but luckily those are rather inexpensive!