Romance Comics Depicted in Romance Comics!
I don't know about you, but I love the house ads of the romance comics! Many of them depicted other titles, as well as upcoming storylines and features. They always seemed to capture the iconicness of the genre effortlessly. Today, I have for you a few examples of a more indirect form of advertising that almost borders on the subliminal. Take a look at the panels and pages to see romance comic books purchased, read, and discussed by romance comic book characters!
Falling in Love #104 went a step further by actually working the romance titles into the main plot of the story. In "The Truth About Men," leading lady Noelle writes into DC advice columnist, Ann Martin for advice. As you will see, she even received a reply from the love guru!
Notice that in each example, the romance comics worked into the panels were different titles than the title the panel appears in. What great (and not to mention free!) advertising! Pretty ingenious marketing if you ask me!