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Love on the racks : a history of American romance comics

"This is the first book devoted entirely to the rarely studied world of romance comics. The text includes information on several types of romance comics and their creators, plus the history, numbers, and publishing frequency of dozens of romance titles"--Provided by publisher
Print Book, English, ©2008
McFarland, Jefferson, N.C., ©2008
Criticism, interpretation, etc
viii, 229 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 27 cm
9780786435197, 0786435194
Pulp love and true confessions: what came before romance comics
Twixt teens and tears: how teen humor and girls' comics provided a bridge to romance
Young romance in bloom: how love came to the comic books
Love conquers all: the record growth of romance comics in 1949
The love glut: the romance boom and bust of 1950
Writers of the purple page: a short-lived flirtation with western romance
You can't keep a good girl (or guy) down: before the comics code-how romance comics rebounded in the 1950s
Minor-league lovers: one-shot wonders and other short-lived flirtations
Cut that cleavage! Before and after the comics code authority
The bland leading the bland: when tears began to flow freely
Hippies, harpies and heroines: national comics takes charge in the 1960s and '70s
Where love has gone: the end of young romance and young love
Appendix: Catalog of American romance comics / by Dan Stevenson, Michelle Nolan, Jim Vadeboncoeur, Jr