Friday, September 16, 2016

Friday Favorites - You Should be Dancing!

Since 2009, I've had the pleasure of sharing my love for romance comics with all you fine folks here on the blog. I am happy to let you know that this spring I will be launching a brand spankin' new Sequential Crush site. Not only will there be blog posts (including full archives), there will be video posts, and special rotating exhibits. Get ready for more romance comic book goodness than you can shake a stick at!

Besides reflecting on the future direction of the blog, I've also been using the time since my Kickstarter campaign ended in July to figure out what is next for my book How to Go Steady: Timeless Dating Advice, Wisdom, and Lessons from Vintage Romance Comics. I tossed around the idea of running a second Kickstarter campaign but ultimately, I've decided to self-fund the completion of the book and publish it digitally and print on demand through Amazon.

I am SO excited where things are headed that it makes me want to do a happy dance. In that spirit, here are some of my favorite covers featuring dancing!

 Girls' Romances #115
(March 1966)

Romantic Story #109
(October 1970)

 Time for Love #20
(January 1971)

The book will be released in early December (just in time for the holidays) and pre-orders will start soon!

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Credits: 1.) Girls' Romances #115 (March 1966) Pencils and Inks: Win Mortimer 2.) Romantic Story #109 (October 1970) Top illustration by Peter Morisi 3.) My Love #2 (November 1969) Pencils and Inks: John Romita 4.) Young Romance #157 (December 1968/January 1969) Pencils and Inks: Nick Cardy 5.) Time for Love #20 (January 1971)


  1. Thanks for sharing this. They're all good, but I particularly love (for the art) the My Love cover and (for the story situation) Young Romance's "My Mother...My Rival."

  2. As I was scrolling I started to wonder, 'What np Nick Cardy cover?'

    And the next scroll down revealed a Nick Cardy cover. I knew he had to drawn a groovy dancing cover.

    1. We are big fans of Nick Cardy here at Sequential Crush!