The Man I Married - Heart Throbs #138 (February 1972)
Our first story for Black History Month is "The Man I Married" from Heart Throbs #138 (February 1972). While some romance stories featuring African-American characters deal with issues of race, it is most often the case in the romance comics that when both the leading man and woman are African-American, it is a typical romance story and race is irrelevant. I think this one is particularly good. I am fond of it because of the beautiful color pallet and the O. Henry style ending -- which are always fun in my opinion! This three-page story is best read in it's entirety -- enjoy!!!
*Thanks to Nick Caputo for identifying the art of this story as being the work of Mike Sekowsky and Vince Colletta!