About Me

(Photo: James L. Carey 

Hi, I'm Jacque Nodell.
 Independent scholar and museum professional
specializing in 20th century American history and culture.

A Little Bit About Me!

I developed an affinity for comic books early on due to my grandfather (Mart Nodell) and his role in the industry as the creator of the original Green Lantern. Attending conventions, watching my grandfather draw, and hearing stories of him and his colleagues was mesmerizing; but for the most part, the weight of their contribution to American culture eluded me. After all -- my early days on the convention circuit were more about family and friends than superheroes!

It wasn’t until 2008, after completing my graduate studies in history, that I realized researching and writing about the history of popular culture -- and comic books in particular -- was where my passion was taking me. In early 2009, while working in the museum field, I started Sequential Crush -- a blog devoted to preserving the memory of romance comic books and the creative teams that published them throughout the 1960s and 1970s. Through Sequential Crush, I hope to show that romance comics are an entertaining and important aspect of comic book history and worthy of critical attention.

When I’m not poring over dusty old comic books, I enjoy thrifting, reading fashion and design blogs, and exploring my new city of Chattanooga, Tennessee.    

Research Interests

19th and 20th century American history, popular culture history, comic book industry history, women’s studies, youth culture

New Reader? Start Here!

Click on an image to take you to the post!

Where it all began!
The very first post! 

Forgotten Romance
Artists of a Bygone Genre 

The Look of Love: The Romantic Era of DC's
Lois Lane, Supergirl and Wonder Woman

Get in Touch with Me!

Email me at jacquenodell at yahoo dot com or visit the Sequential Crush Facebook page! You can also find me on Twitter @jacquenodell.

All panels and stories featured on Sequential Crush are from my own collection, unless otherwise specified. If you use one of the images from this site, please give credit where credit is due. 

Full Disclosure

I run an Amazon aStore, and I have linked to books I recommend in various posts. If you decide to purchase through my Amazon bookshop, I get an itty bitty commission. This will not cost you anything additional, as Amazon has built in an extra cost to each item to accommodate for purchases made through affiliate links. As always, I appreciate your support!