Friday Favorites - The Late Romance Covers of Charlton

For all the truly bizarre romance covers Charlton published over the years, there are some equally stunning ones. In the years just prior to the demise of the genre, exquisite covers such as these were created -- many by the hands of the talented cadre of Hispanic artists that Charlton employed. In my opinion, the following five are some of the most beautiful covers in the entirety of romance comics.

   I Love You  #130 (May 1980), originally from  My Only Love  #3 (November 1975)

I Love You #130 (May 1980), originally from My Only Love #3 (November 1975)

   Just Married  #111 (June 1976) Illustrated by: Jorge Badia Romero

Just Married #111 (June 1976) Illustrated by: Jorge Badia Romero

   Secret Romance  #35 (November 1975) Illustrated by: Gustave Pujalte

Secret Romance #35 (November 1975) Illustrated by: Gustave Pujalte

   Teen Confessions  #76 (October 1972) Illustrated by: Tony Tallarico

Teen Confessions #76 (October 1972) Illustrated by: Tony Tallarico

   Time for Love  #47 (May 1976) Illustrated by Jorge Badia Romero

Time for Love #47 (May 1976) Illustrated by Jorge Badia Romero