What are the rarest romance comics?
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There are so many various Fox titles and variation numbers. I would think if one were to try to put a collection of Fox romance books together, it would be a real daunting task.

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Saw a boardie post a few of these and was instantly wowed by them... so went out and hunted down a few of my own.  Gulp... taking the first step down the slippery slope of painted romance covers.  Technically my first Timely's too, but they didn't seem expensive enough to put in that thread...

 

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@szav Great pick ups! You've got quite the eye!

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...One that i saw @Sqeggs post a few years back? Iv'e been on the hunt for one since. Hunt came to end last week. Cover subject of violent Girls Gangs? In the 50's? Precode goodness! Very special Romance entry. Filled with toxic...hm

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On 6/22/2015 at 3:00 PM, Dr. Love said:

 

OK, back to business. In so much of life it seems, There Can Be Only One. In the painted cover category, that would be Avon. The marketplace speaks, and by definition, it's always right. Avon books go for big bucks. In this case I tend to agree.

 

I LOVE this cover. It is hands down the nastiest clinch you'll see, at least in this genre, where things don't go off the tracks too often. Hands gripping hair, these two couldn't get any further into each others' mouths. Children, avert your eyes!

 

I don't like to own beat up books, and I really don't like to post them. Romance has enough problems getting street cred, I don't need to add to it. But for this book I'll definitely make an exception. Someone out there owns a slabbed 7.5. If it's you, give sell it to me. Please?

 

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Just re-posting the greatest romance comic kiss of them all !!!

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2 hours ago, 1950's war comics said:

Just re-posting the greatest romance comic kiss of them all !!!

That's a great cover that I haven't seen before. Definitely a pre-code clinch.

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14 hours ago, 1950's war comics said:

Just re-posting the greatest romance comic kiss of them all !!!

I posted my copy in the Avon thread (thumbsu

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9 hours ago, Dr. Love said:

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Great books. I'm a sucker for those grey backgrounds like in the Romantic Story.

This Girls Love is a great comparison to the Sparkling Love.  Very similar, but the gripping and pulling hands of the couple in the Sparkling just kicks it up a notch in the passion department.

More books for the want list.

 

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8 hours ago, Scrooge said:

I always thought this one was intense. Maybe it's the red background -

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Superior, the most bizarre and interesting publisher. So amateur but so captivating

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This is the only superior romance I have at the moment

 

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On 6/24/2015 at 7:59 AM, Dr. Love said:

 

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young Burt Lancaster  prototype ??

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