Whap! Pow! Splat! - The Guy Fights of Charlton Romance Comics!

The Charlton romance comics of the 1960s and '70s are noteworthy not only for their inherent wackiness, but for the sheer number of fights that take place between male characters. The DC and Marvel romances have the occasional fight, but not as often as the Charlton books. The panels with flying fists usually involve fantastic onomatopoeia, entertaining dialogue, and guys with unkempt hair. But why so much fighting, you ask? Well, for the ladies of course! Whether out of jealousy, defense, or to impress -- the guys of Charlton don't hold back. And though many of the ladies stand on by with clenched fists, it isn't unusual for them to get in the action with some fierce purse swinging!

  "Old Enough for Heartbreak"  Teen Confessions  #48 (January 1968)

"Old Enough for Heartbreak" Teen Confessions #48 (January 1968)

  "Always Near"  Time for Love  #33 (April 1973) Pencils: Charles Nicholas, Inks: Vincent Alascia

"Always Near" Time for Love #33 (April 1973) Pencils: Charles Nicholas, Inks: Vincent Alascia

  "Another's Love"  Teen Confessions  #85 (September 1974) Pencils and Inks: Sururi Gumen ( GCD Identification )

"Another's Love" Teen Confessions #85 (September 1974) Pencils and Inks: Sururi Gumen (GCD Identification)

  "Nobody Owns Me"  Teen-Age Love  #93 (June 1973)

"Nobody Owns Me" Teen-Age Love #93 (June 1973)

  "My Lonely Heart"  Time for Love  #40 (February 1975) Pencils and Inks: Art Cappello

"My Lonely Heart" Time for Love #40 (February 1975) Pencils and Inks: Art Cappello

  "Sweeter Kisses"  For Lovers Only  #70 (March 1973) Pencils and Inks: Charles Nicholas

"Sweeter Kisses" For Lovers Only #70 (March 1973) Pencils and Inks: Charles Nicholas

  "I Dream of Love"  Love Diary  #67 (July 1970)

"I Dream of Love" Love Diary #67 (July 1970)