Tuesday, February 01, 2011

romance comic department

In the midst of winter cleaning at the Warehouse, we've uncovered a treasure trove of romance comics from the 1960s and 1970s. Here's one of the gems we found.

Future In-Laws

After a near-death experience with a perfectly spherical boulder that charged at you on an idyllic cliffside beach, what pair of stiffly-drawn young lovers can't resist a touch of in-law humour?

John and his unnamed lover soon returned to the picnic, where everyone had a good laugh as if it was the closing minute of a Hanna-Barbera cartoon. When the lovebirds wandered off to change their clothes, the in-laws had a quiet conversation...

MOTHER: I told you not to buy a boulder from the Acme catalogue!
FATHER: But it was the only one I could afford! SMERSH's boulders cost too much!
MOTHER: (sighs) I knew I should have brought the arsenic.

None of the major comic book databases have a clue as to who the uncredited writer and artist of this one-page filler were.

Source: Just Married #102, October 1974 - JB

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