A Collection of One-Pagers
Not all stories in romance comics were full length. Below are seven one-page stories from both DC and Charlton romance titles. What they lack in breadth, they sure make up in charm!
Done in this divergent style, Henry Boltinoff (of Super-Turtle fame) shows romance readers the elusive male perspective.
One-pagers weren't all done for the gag. Some were quick and simple ways to convey romantic norms and expectations.
Some, such as "Pen Pal!" were effective because of their clever punchline.
The two following one-pagers from DC (from titles Young Romance and Young Love, respectively) are some of the last the company would publish in the disappearing genre of romance.
"Shadow from the Past" is by an artist you don't normally see associated with romance comics -- Mike Vosburg. Vosburg was the artist who drew the majority of the covers that appeared at the beginning of the television show, Tales from the Crypt. By the time this one-pager was published in 1979, romance comics had all but vanished.