Friday Favorites - Malt Shop Romance!

It's Friday! Let's celebrate with some great DC romance covers! You will quickly notice that all five of these covers take place in a malt shop -- the quintessential hangout for the mid-century teen. I always just assumed as a devout Saved By the Bell watching elementary school kid that high school would be rife with after school meetups at the local diner (à la the Max). Not so as it turned out! But maybe it was a good thing. Judging from these covers, one is liable to cry in such an establishment! 

   Falling in Love  #76 (July 1965) Pencils: Tony Abruzzo

Falling in Love #76 (July 1965) Pencils: Tony Abruzzo

   Falling in Love  #104 (January 1969) Pencils: Ric Estrada, Inks: Dick Giordano

Falling in Love #104 (January 1969) Pencils: Ric Estrada, Inks: Dick Giordano

   Girls' Love Stories  #145 (August 1969) Pencils and Inks: Nick Cardy

Girls' Love Stories #145 (August 1969) Pencils and Inks: Nick Cardy

   Young Love  #81 (July/August 1970) Pencils: Bill Draut, Inks: Dick Giordano

Young Love #81 (July/August 1970) Pencils: Bill Draut, Inks: Dick Giordano

   Young Love  #93 (March 1972) Pencils: John Rosenberger, Inks: Vince Colletta

Young Love #93 (March 1972) Pencils: John Rosenberger, Inks: Vince Colletta