Friday (Un)Favorites - Romance Comic Book Cover Fails!

If anyone loves romance comics and is willing to stick up for them, it's me. Once in a while, though, there is a cover that is so ridiculous that I just can't help but chuckle. Chalk it up to a rushed schedule for the artist or simply a creative idea gone astray, these five covers are pretty nuts and be counted among some of the covers I like the least!

This first one by Jay Scott Pike is crazy! That kid's chompers! They'll get ya!

   Girls' Love Stories  #179 (September/October 1973) Pencils: Jay Scott Pike, Inks: Vince Colletta

Girls' Love Stories #179 (September/October 1973) Pencils: Jay Scott Pike, Inks: Vince Colletta

At first glance, this cover isn't soooo bad -- but take a closer look. What are those goofy guys doing back there? I don't know about you, but I am also mystified by the brunette's crazy eyebrows and the fact that they are so high up on her forehead!

   Our Love Story  #11 (June 1971) Pencils: John Buscema, Inks: John Romita

Our Love Story #11 (June 1971) Pencils: John Buscema, Inks: John Romita

Nothing says romance like severed torsos in matching sweaters!

   Romantic Story  #115 (October 1971)

Romantic Story #115 (October 1971)

Holy mouthful of mustache, Batman!

   Teen Confessions  #85 (September 1974)

Teen Confessions #85 (September 1974)

It's not that wedgie-picking isn't attractive, but when first meeting your best friend's boyfriend whom you are planning to steal? Come on, Marcia!

   Young Love  #89 (November 1971) Pencils: Don Heck, Inks: Dick Giordano

Young Love #89 (November 1971) Pencils: Don Heck, Inks: Dick Giordano

I hope you enjoyed my little tour of some romance comic book cover "fails!" If you did, let me know in the comments section which was your favorite! Next week I will post the winning cover's corresponding interior story!