One Year of Romance Comic Book Goodness!

Believe it or not folks, one year ago today Sequential Crush got its start! Time sure flew by quickly sharing my love for romance comics with you all! To celebrate, I have picked out some of my favorite posts from the past twelve months. Whether you are reading them again, or looking around for the first time -- enjoy!!!

Bad 1970s fashion belted sweater knits
  • A little Easter Egg arrived at Sequential Crush last May, and so did the ever-so-fashionable belted sweater torn from the pages of real-life fashion magazines!
  • The bitter tale, "Tomorrow is Too Late" demonstrated the deep and sometimes sorrowful emotions contained within the romance comics -- with great art to boot!
Green tights vintage romance fashion
  • An expose on green tights led us all to ponder the significance behind the color choice. Keep an eye out for a sequel sometime soon!
  • Sink your teeth into romance comics a bit more with the downloadable pdf booklets, "Forgotten Romance - Artists of a Bygone Genre" and "The Look of Love - The Romantic Era of DC's Lois Lane, Supergirl and Wonder Woman."
  • The 1960s and '70s romance comics were teeming with discourse of social issues such as the Women's Movement and disability awareness, stories which truly make history come alive!
  • We saw that romance comic book characters don't just go to fancy restaurants and lounge on yachts all day long, sometimes they actually go back to their groovy pads!
romance comic book advice column
  • Last but not least, I had the opportunity to interview two very dynamic women -- Irene Vartanoff and Suzan Loeb! Hopefully, this next year provides opportunities for more interviews with those involved with the romance comics!

The fun I have had posting on the romance comics and interacting with you readers during the past year is truly insurmountable. I sincerely hope to continue to bring the grooviest stories, artwork, and history of the 1960s and '70s romance genre to you for many years to come!!! Thank you for reading Sequential Crush!