The House Ads of the Charlton Romance Comics!
Crazy fonts! Bright colors! Inventive one-liners! The house ads of the Charlton Romance Group had everything going for them to attract readers to the company's wide range of titles. Here is just a smattering of the very cool house ads that Charlton featured in their romance comics from 1967 through 1973. Notice the number of titles quickly expand from eight in 1967 to nine in 1968 and to eleven in 1970. Not only did the number of titles increase, but the names of titles changed over time as well -- for example, in the summer of 1971, Hollywood Romances was replaced by the For Lovers Only.
There were so many of these groovy beauties to choose from, so don't be surprised if this post has an eventual sequel!!! What do you think? Do you have a favorite ad out of the ones shown here?