Groovy to Goofy - The Motley One-Pagers of Charlton Romance Comics
One-page romance stories are one thing I never get sick of seeing in the romance comics. Every time I find one, a little thrill surges through me. So how's about a thrill for you today? Enjoy this diverse bunch of one-pagers from Charlton ranging from the groovy to goofy and everything in between!
Let's start with my favorite -- a psychedelic "Charlton Comics Mini-Poster." Dig those colors, dig that design! A gorgeous piece by one of Jonnie Love's originators, Tony Tallarico, with an added bonus of classic Elizabethan poetry.
"Is it Love?" is somber, bittersweet, and ends with a dose of morality reminding readers that true love waits.
Well, this one just sets everyone up for failure, doesn't it? Ain't nobody getting through that squiggly mess. Not even "catch," Handsome Harvey! All I can say here is, oh Charlton... so special.
"Not That Weird" plays up on the stereotype of hippies and the subsequent clash between generations that was so popular in the media during the late '60s and early '70s.
And last but not least, "When We Were Kids" is a goofy, slapstick take on the "roving eye" motif.