What are the rarest romance comics?
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On 3/20/2019 at 9:45 PM, Point Five said:

All-True Romance #11 is the 'best' of the run I've found so far. The interior stories are unbelievably racy, with alcoholism, wife beating, multiple rape attempts, suicide and other rough stuff...

And hey, if you collect drunken hookup covers, this right here is pretty much your Action #1.

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Never seen a copy before.  It's kind of reminiscent of Giant Comics 15 ... in a very unwholesome way!

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Speaking of gals who took a wrong turn. 

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Just now, Sqeggs said:

Is this actually Kinstler? @Dr. Love? Anyone? @Dr. Love? Bueller? 

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Probably interior. Don't know who did the cover, but those pokies practically put out my eye. Time to get a copy.

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1 minute ago, comicnoir said:

Probably interior. Don't know who did the cover, but those pokies practically put out my eye. Time to get a copy.

Good point.  The label note doesn't say "cover," so probably not him.  I assume it's recycled from an Avon paperback. Does look a bit like ERK, though. hm

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1 hour ago, Sqeggs said:

Ok.  Now tell me with that full moon that this guy isn't going to turn into a werewolf.  He looks like he may already be half way there. :whatthe:

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He’s a “wolf” alright...

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18 hours ago, sacentaur said:

Not a Baker in the bunch, but I’m quite pleased with my WonderCon haul...

 

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The Diary Confessions is a real find - the Stanley Morse titles (of which Sqegg's new Radiant Love is a great example) are real hard. 

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14 hours ago, Sqeggs said:

Dang!  Colletta just inked the heck out of those two.  I wonder if his first step was to erase Everett's pencils? hm

Nah, Colletta didn't ink this book.  His sig, while not iron clad proof, is indicative.  More telling is the two background figures are clearly Everett; if Colletta had inked, that wouldn't be the case.

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4 minutes ago, Dr. Love said:

The Diary Confessions is a real find - the Stanley Morse titles (of which Sqegg's new Radiant Love is a great example) are real hard. 

The Diary Confessions is the stand out 

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On 5/13/2018 at 8:29 AM, Scrooge said:

Here's the correspondence -

Avon Series # Title Author Comic
114 Sinister Errand Peter Cheyney Parole Breakers # 2
123 The Case of the Dark Hero Peter Cheyney The Saint # 12
143 Flash Casey, Hard-Boiled Detective George Harmon Coxe Gangsters and Gun Molls # 3
156 Pardners of the Badlands Bliss Lomax Jesse James # 6
179 Blondie Iscariot, Siren of the Underworld Edgar Lustgarden Prison Break! # 3
253 Confidential Donald Henderson Clarke Realistic Romances # 4
66 Little Caesar W.R. Burnett Famous Gangsters # 3
222 The Neon Wilderness Nelson Algren Intimate Confessions # 1
151 Where the Girls were different Erskine Caldwell Campus Romance # 2
171 Amorous Philandre Jean-Galli De Bibiena For a Night of Love
456 The Chastity of Gloria Boyd Donald Henderson Clarke Intimate Confessions # 2
201 Strange Desires Len Zinberg Campus Romance # 3
292 Four Boys A Girl and A Gun Willard Weiner Gangsters and Gun Molls # 1
141 Career in C Major James M. Cain Romantic Love # 2
252 A Hell of a Good Time James T. Farrell Romantic Love # 1
252 A Hell of a Good Time James T. Farrell Sparkling Love nn (1953)
118 The Saint in Action Leslie Charteris The Saint # 7
289 Friday for Death Lawrence Lariar The Saint # 10
299 The Round-Up Oscar J. Friend Wild Bill Hickok # 8
173 On the Spot Edgar Wallace Complete Romance # 1
173 On the Spot Edgar Wallace Women to Love nn (1953)
283 She Posed for Death Russel Gordon Parole Breakers # 1
329 Little Caesar W.R. Burnett Police Lineup # 2
120 Alabam' Donald Henderson Clarke Intimate Confessions # 6
250 Carlotta Robert Briffault Intimate Confessions # 3
304 Song Without Sermon James Woolf Intimate Confessions # 4
375 Babes and Sucklings Philip Wylie Intimate Confessions # 8
397 Nina Donald Henderson Clarke Realistic Romances # 8
187 The Love Trap Vina Delmar Romantic Love # 8
207 Virgie Goodbye Nathan Rothman Romantic Love # 6
212 Iron Man W.R. Burnett Romantic Love # 10
306 Gone to Texas John W. Thomas Jr. Bad Men of the West # 1
Murder Mystery Monthly 45 On the Spot Edgar Wallace Police Lineup # 3
Murder Mystery Monthly 46 The Green Ice Murders Raoul Whitfield Police Lineup # 1
Murder Mystery Monthly 47 The Blonder, The Gangster and The Private Eye Dale Clark Murderous Gangsters # 2
Murder Mystery Monthly 48 Murder in her Big Blue Eyes Julius Long Murderous Gangsters # 3
Western Novel Monthly 2 Cattle War Buckaroo William Hopson Jesse James # 7

:bump: for Sqeggs. The cover for Romantic Love # 11 is not a recycled ppb cover.

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Speaking of scarce romance, at WonderCon Bedrock shared with me a tall sweet stack of post-Code DC romance (50’s to early 60’s)  - mid grade to high grade, every single book I saw was attractive and appealing. 

He was still sorting and pricing, but oh my...

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Posted (edited)

An early entry in Romance Comics by DC...anyone collect these?...anyone want this one?

 

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Edited by Marty Mann

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5 hours ago, Dr. Love said:

Nah, Colletta didn't ink this book.  His sig, while not iron clad proof, is indicative.  More telling is the two background figures are clearly Everett; if Colletta had inked, that wouldn't be the case.

Maybe Colletta just asked Everett to sign his name in ink because he'd have butchered the signature otherwise...  I see Sqegg's point about Colletta influence.

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28 minutes ago, Marty Mann said:

An early entry in Romance Comics by DC...anyone collect these?

A few, Marty, a few

the art in the early books is quite nice

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4 minutes ago, Hap Hazard said:

Here's a batch of them missing issue 12.

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Dang never seen these before.  They’re all amazing.

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