What are the rarest romance comics?
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Now we've got some juices flowin! :banana:

 

Great books you guys.

 

pumpkn - life is a challenge when you're a completist. But you not only get the books, you get them in great shape. :applause: the pulps are awesome. Did you ever get the Sex, Marriage and Love Customs Around the World? that's one pulp I'd pay a pretty penny for

 

damon - wow, that's fresh from Sarasota eh? white pages too! looks better than the grade, were you happy?

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Sqeggs! Beat me by that much on that book. I knew I should have bumped $100 on that snipe. I think I could have had you at $130. Dang! Sparkle Sunday nights, good times. Where did they go, my friend? I'd thought they'd never end.

 

 

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Sqeggs! Beat me by that much on that book. I knew I should have bumped $100 on that snipe. I think I could have had you at $130. Dang! Sparkle Sunday nights, good times. Where did they go, my friend? I'd thought they'd never end.

 

 

I certainly wish I could have some of their Baker auctions back! I still think they made a mistake in listing so many Bakers in so short a period. I know they could have gotten more out of me -- in bids if not bucks -- if they had spread them out over a little longer period.

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If anyone has a nice one of these I'd love the chance to wrest it from your collection. Please PM me!

 

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Love that cover!

 

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Who did that cover?

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Now we've got some juices flowin! :banana:

 

Great books you guys.

 

pumpkn - life is a challenge when you're a completist. But you not only get the books, you get them in great shape. :applause: the pulps are awesome. Did you ever get the Sex, Marriage and Love Customs Around the World? that's one pulp I'd pay a pretty penny for

 

damon - wow, that's fresh from Sarasota eh? white pages too! looks better than the grade, were you happy?

 

Thanks guys! I have those issues scanned because I was getting them donw for the Fantagraphics book or I picked them up somewhat recently. I started scanning my Cole collection (which pretty much is my GA collection) and I think I stopped alphabetically around H or I. So I haven't gotten to all of my TTLR or Top Love or Popular Teen-Agers, let alone School Day Romances or a few other titles.

 

No, I haven't found a copy of Sex, Marriage and Love Customs Around the World yet. :( The last one on ebay went for stupid $$$ and I think I had just picked up a few other books. I've done good this year though, a bunch of HTF books including a Suspense #4 so I can't complain!

 

I happen to think these 2 are pretty rare:

 

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Now we've got some juices flowin! :banana:

 

Great books you guys.

 

 

damon - wow, that's fresh from Sarasota eh? white pages too! looks better than the grade, were you happy?

 

I was happy. I sent two in, and figured both were 8.0 +/-. The other was graded 7.5 white with less of a miswrap.

 

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Now we've got some juices flowin! :banana:

 

Great books you guys.

 

pumpkn - life is a challenge when you're a completist. But you not only get the books, you get them in great shape. :applause: the pulps are awesome. Did you ever get the Sex, Marriage and Love Customs Around the World? that's one pulp I'd pay a pretty penny for

 

damon - wow, that's fresh from Sarasota eh? white pages too! looks better than the grade, were you happy?

 

Thanks guys! I have those issues scanned because I was getting them donw for the Fantagraphics book or I picked them up somewhat recently. I started scanning my Cole collection (which pretty much is my GA collection) and I think I stopped alphabetically around H or I. So I haven't gotten to all of my TTLR or Top Love or Popular Teen-Agers, let alone School Day Romances or a few other titles.

 

No, I haven't found a copy of Sex, Marriage and Love Customs Around the World yet. :( The last one on ebay went for stupid $$$ and I think I had just picked up a few other books. I've done good this year though, a bunch of HTF books including a Suspense #4 so I can't complain!

 

I happen to think these 2 are pretty rare:

 

14949w8.jpg

 

27yd8cz.jpg

 

Cool books and I don't think I've seen the #2 before.

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If anyone has a nice one of these I'd love the chance to wrest it from your collection. Please PM me!

 

RomanticMarriage81951a_zps19f98a55.jpg

 

Love that cover!

 

RomanticMarriage8.jpg

 

Who did that cover?

 

I would guess Norman Saunders

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If anyone has a nice one of these I'd love the chance to wrest it from your collection. Please PM me!

 

RomanticMarriage81951a_zps19f98a55.jpg

 

Love that cover!

 

RomanticMarriage8.jpg

 

Who did that cover?

 

I would guess Norman Saunders

 

Great cover. I want one.

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I would guess Norman Saunders

Norm Saunders :luhv: what a genius

 

He did #3 and 4 so you'd think, right? Anyways, i was just on the Norm Saunders site (put up by his son) and there's a comic books index and the #8 isn't there. I guess his son would know.

 

Norman Saunders

 

 

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Great cover. I want one.

And so it begins...a little toe here, a pinky there

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Cool books and I don't think I've seen the #2 before.

 

I've seen a high grade CGC one pop up on ebay that doesn't sell, so it can be cound but it took me forever to get my copy. I didn't want to settle for that crease but after I bought a #1 I settled on maybe upgrading someday.

 

This is the only copy I've seen of this book:

 

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If anyone has a nice one of these I'd love the chance to wrest it from your collection. Please PM me!

 

 

Love that cover!

 

RomanticMarriage8.jpg

 

Who did that cover?

 

I think it likely that Allan Anderson painted as he was one of the main cover artists for the Ziff-Davis line. I can't be sure as it was not included in the list that David Saunders put together in his article on Anderson.

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I would guess Norman Saunders

Norm Saunders :luhv: what a genius

 

He did #3 and 4 so you'd think, right? Anyways, i was just on the Norm Saunders site (put up by his son) and there's a comic books index and the #8 isn't there. I guess his son would know.

 

Norman Saunders

 

It would not be Norm Saunders as his painting texture is much rougher. Anderson's is smoother. Saunders = gritty, Anderson = pretty

 

There are many similarities between the two as they shared a studio and used the same models. Also, Anderson was very much influenced by Saunders' style.

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I would guess Norman Saunders

Norm Saunders :luhv: what a genius

 

He did #3 and 4 so you'd think, right? Anyways, i was just on the Norm Saunders site (put up by his son) and there's a comic books index and the #8 isn't there. I guess his son would know.

 

Norman Saunders

 

 

I have that book, it's mostly pulp covers and a few comics.

 

Another favorite of mine by him (I'm assuming) is G.I. Joe #35

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Here's another personal fave of the genre; I have another (Bethlehem) but no scan handy

 

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Btw below is a self-portrait of the great and under-appreciated Ogden Whitney

 

I'll take this one off your hands

 

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I bought this one in Philly for $2. Not my copy:

 

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Look at the guy. The story splash is the same as the cover with more dialogue, and if you can't tell from his eyes he's totally $hitfaced. Completely hysterical.

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Btw below is a self-portrait of the great and under-appreciated Ogden Whitney

 

I'll take this one off your hands

 

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The next issue was also interesting. ACG was kinda confusing with the series name being out of whack with the covers during certain parts of the run. I think these are actually "Lovelorns" rather than "Confessions of the Loverlorns" hm

 

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Here's another personal fave of the genre; I have another (Bethlehem) but no scan handy

 

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Great Jackie K hairdo!

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