- Posted by Johanna on February 14, 2011 at 8:13 pm
- Category: KC
For KC’s column today at the Westfield blog, he looks at four classic superhero couples.
Favorite in-joke: “If It’s a KC Column, There MUST Be History! (It’s Okay — It’s Short — and Partially Made Up)”
[Romance] was a very popular genre and attracted a huge and loyal readership — mostly young women, many of whom (gasp!) really enjoyed reading comic books about things that interested them. Romance comics were largely a mystery to young boys, however, mostly because boys had the entire rest of comic books (superhero, crime, western, sci-fi, horror, jungle, etc.) to choose from. Romance comics even featured different advertising than other comic books, mostly about stuff that would only interest girls. That, added to all the kissing and hugging and mushy stuff, made romance comics not very interesting to young boys. So most boys didn’t care much about them at all. (Until many years later when the stupid boys suddenly realized that not only were many of the romance comics written and drawn by their favorite creators, but there were also a lot of cute girls in them! So, finally, they started buying them, and because of that, they drove the back issue prices up. Stupid boys!)
Favorite question: Hey, what did happen to Lucy and Ron Troupe and their kid?
Favorite thank-you: I love you, too, honey.