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Welcome on this blog about Love and Romance Comics.

 

Romance comics (sometimes romantic love comics) is a comics genre depicting strong and close romantic love and its attendant complications such as jealousy, marriage, divorce, betrayal, and heartache. The term is generally associated with an American comic books genre published through the first three decades of the Cold War (|1947–1977). Romance comics of the period typically featured dramatic scripts about the love lives of older high school teens and young adults, with accompanying artwork depicting an urban or rural America contemporaneous with publication. plaatje1

The origins of romance comics lie in the years immediately following World War II when adult comics readership increased and superheroes were dismissed as passé. Influenced by the pulps, radio soap operas, newspaper comic strips such as Mary Worth, and adult confession magazines, Joe Simon and Jack Kirby created the flagship romance comic book Young Romance and launched it in 1947 to resounding success. By the early 1950s, dozens of romance titles from major comics publishers were on the newsstands and drug store racks. Young Romance, Young Love and their imitators differed from the earlier teen humor comics in that they aspired to realism, using first-person narration to create the illusion of verisimilitude, a changing cast of characters in self-contained stories, and heroines in their late teens or early twenties who were closer to the target audience in age than teen humor characters.

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You can view the comics with any cbr-reader like CDisplay or ComicRack.

Most comics are from the 50’s-80’s with some 90’s.

I did not scan the comics myself only collect them from various sites on the internet, internet archive, Usenet Newsgroups and torrents.
So thanks to all the scanners and uploaders.

You can access the information and comics through the sidebar.
The comics are mostly in packages from around 100mb, inside these rar-packages you will find the comics in cbr format.

This blog is purely ment to preserve the comics and to enjoy them, no financial meanings are involved, if you like the comics buy them as long as they are availabe, because nothing can beat the feeling of reading a real comic.

If you find something wrong (downloads, numbering, information) please let me know so that i can correct the error.

Thanks to the following sites for the information :

Grand Comics Database

Wikipedia

 

 

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  1. boutje777 says:

    UPDATE 28-05-2016

    The next titles are updated.

    All True Romance
    Brides Romances
    Brides Secrets
    Complete Love Magazine
    Confessions of the Lovelorn
    Dear Lonely Heart (new title)
    Diary Loves
    Exciting Romances
    Exotic Romances
    First Love Illustrated
    First Romance Magazine
    Forbidden Love (new title)
    GI Sweethearts
    Girls In Love
    Girls’ Love Stories
    Glamorous Romances
    Great Lover Romances
    Heart Throbs
    Hi School Romance
    Hollywood Secrets

    You can find the updates on older titles at the top between ==========

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  2. boutje777 says:

    UPDATE 29-05-2016

    The next titles are updated.

    Intimate Confessions (new title)
    Intimate Love (new title)
    Just Married
    Life Story
    Lonely Heart (new title)
    Love and Marriage
    Love at first sight
    Love Confessions
    Love Experiences
    Love Letters
    Love problems and advice illustrated
    Love Secrets
    Lovelorn
    Movie Love
    My Romantic Adventures

    You can find the updates on older titles at the top between ==========

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  3. boutje777 says:

    UPDATE 30-05-2016

    The next titles are updated.

    Real Love
    Realistic Romances
    Romantic Adventures
    Romantic Hearts
    Romantic Love
    Romantic Marriage
    Romantic Secrets
    Romantic Story
    Secrets of young brides
    Strange Confessions (new title)
    Sweetheart Diary
    Sweethearts
    Teen-age Romances
    Teen-age Temptations
    Thrilling Romances
    Top Love Stories
    True bride to be romances
    True life secrets
    True to life romances
    True war romances
    Wartime Romances
    Wedding Bells
    Young Brides
    Young Love
    Young Romance
    Various

    You can find the updates on older titles at the top between ==========

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  4. boutje777 says:

    UPDATE 21-08-2016

    Brides Romances (2)
    Dream of love (1)
    Heart Throbs (1)
    Intimate Confessions (1)
    Intimate Love (1)
    Life Story (1)
    Love and Marriage (1)
    Love Diary (1)
    Love Journal (3) – New Title
    Love Letters (1)
    Lovelorn (1)
    Romantic Adventures (1)
    Romantic Marriage (3)
    Romantic Secrets (29)
    Romatic Story (20)
    Sweetheart Diary (7)
    Sweethearts (21)
    True stories of romance (3) – New Title
    Young Love (1)

    Broadway Romances 4 – In Various
    True Confidences 1 – In Various
    True sweetheart secrets 9,10 – In Various
    True tales of romance 4 – In Various
    Young Marriage 1 – In Various

    You can find the updates on older titles at the top between ==========

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  5. boutje777 says:

    UPDATE 04-11-2016

    A date with Millie (7) – New Title
    Campus love (1)
    Career girl romances (3)
    Falling in love (2)
    First kiss (1)
    First romance magazine (1)
    For lovers only (2)
    Girls´ love stories (1)
    Girls´ romances (1)
    Glamorous romances (1)
    Haunted love (11) – New Title
    Heart throbs (1)
    Hi school romance (3)
    I love you (2)
    In love (3) – New Title
    Intimate confessions (1)
    Just married (24)
    Love adventures (5) – New Title
    Love and romance (1)
    Love diary (4)
    Love journal (3)
    Love romances (1)
    Love tales (7)
    My only love (3) – New Title
    My secret marriage (1)
    Nurse Betse Crane (5) – New Title
    Romance tales (3) – New Title
    Romantic secrets (1)
    Romantic story (6)
    Secret romance (8)
    Soap opera (5) – New Title
    Sweetheart diary (3)
    Sweethearts (10)
    Teen confessions (1)
    Teen secret diary (3) – New Title
    Teen-age confidential confessions (1)
    Teen-age love (8)
    True confidences (3) – New Title
    True life secrets (3)
    Various (11)

    You can find the updates on older titles at the top between ==========

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  6. zooty says:

    Love these blogs. I don’t suppose you have any Little Archie or Patsy Walker?

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    • boutje777 says:

      Little Archie don’t fit in any of the themes from my blogs, i have to think about Patsy Walker because she is a bit versatile, started with teen-humor in the 40’s after that more romancelike in the 60’s and in the 70’s even a superheroine.

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      • zooty says:

        Yes.I can understand the trickiness of which blog to put Patsy Walker on. I had the same difficulty working out which blog to make the request 🙂

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      • boutje777 says:

        If you can give me some information on which comics you want from Patsy Walker, i can see what i have and upload them and leave a link in a comment to download, so i don’t have to be conceirned to place them on a specific blog. The superheroineperiod is too late for the golden age heroes blog and the teen-humor doesn’t fit anywhere.

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  7. zooty says:

    I’m actually after her pre-superhero appearances. Seems like Patsy’s early appearances were in Miss America magazine but any of her early books would be appreciated (Patsy Walker, Date with Patsy, Patsy & Hedy etc). Not sure which would be classified as romance.

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  8. Neil A. Hansen says:

    Warren’s Teen-age Love Stories: https://archive.org/details/teenagelovestorieswarren

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  9. Fabulous blogs! Have you any Millie the model? Thanks a lot

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  10. boutje777 says:

    I will update the blog tomorrow because i almost finished preparing them, a bit more work i expected. I have 886 new comics in total with 63 Millie the Model.

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  11. boutje777 says:

    UPDATE 08-04-2017/11-04-2017

    Sorry for the delay, there was a little problem with the site.

    All for love (1)
    All Love (7) – New Title
    Brides Romances (1)
    Campus Loves (1)
    Cinderella Love (3)
    Complete Love Magazine (23)
    Confessions of the Lovelorn (8)
    Diary Loves (3)
    Diary Secrets (1)
    Exotic Romances (2)
    First Love Illustrated (23)
    First Romance Magazine (37)
    G.I. Sweethearts (1)
    Gay Comics (9) – New Title
    Girl Comics (9) – New Title
    Girls In Love (2)
    Glamorous Romances (12)
    Hedy Devine (6) – New Title
    Hi-School Romance (38)
    Lonely Heart (1)
    Love at first sight (13)
    Love Confessions (4)
    Love Experiences (15)
    Love Journal (4)
    Love Lessons (4) – New Title
    Love Memories (3) – New Title
    Love problems and advice illustrated (24)
    Love Tales (10)
    Lovelorn (7)
    Lovers (21)
    Meet Miss Bliss (4) – New Title
    Millie the Model (63) – New Title
    Mitzi (5) – New Title
    My Date (4) – New Title
    My Romantic Adventures (10)
    My Secret Life (3)
    My Secret Marriage (1)
    Patsy Walker (302) – New Title
    Perfect Love (10) – New Title
    Real Love (10)
    Romance stories of true love (7) – New Title
    Romantic Adventures (10)
    Romantic Marriage (12)
    Romantic Story (1)
    Secret Romances (6) – New Title
    Secret Story Romances (15) – New Title
    Secrets of love and marriage (1)
    Secrets of young brides (1)
    Stories Of Romance (4) – New Title
    Sweet Love (5) – New Title
    Sweethearts (1)
    Teen Love Stories (3) – New Title
    Teen-Age Brides (7) – New Title
    Teen-Age Romances (4)
    Teen-Age Temptations (1)
    Ten-Story Love (21)
    Today’s Romance (4) – New Title
    Top Love Stories (2)
    True bride to be romances (10)
    True Brides Experiences (7) – New Title
    True Life Secrets (11)
    True Sweetheart Secrets (8) – New Title
    True to life romances (1)
    True war Romances (1)
    Untamed Love (4) – New Title
    Wendy Parker (8) – New Title
    Western Hearts (6) – New Title
    Various (18)

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  12. geniaeu says:

    Thanks so much

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  13. boutje777 says:

    UPDATE 11-06-2017

    All for love (2)
    Brides in love (4)
    Career girl romances (29)
    Cindy Comics (5) – New Title
    Confessions of the lovelorn (4)
    Dear Beatrice Fairfax (4) – New Title
    Diary Loves (1)
    Falling in love (1)
    First Kiss (3)
    First love illustrated (1)
    For lovers only (11)
    Gay Comics (2)
    Girl Comics (3)
    Girl Confessions (7)
    Girls in love (1)
    Girls’ love stories (15)
    Girls’ Romances (9)
    Glamorous Romances (4)
    Heart Throbs (9)
    Hedy DeVine (21)
    Hi school romance (1)
    High school confidential diary (1)
    Hollywood Romances (5)
    I love you (18)
    Junior Miss (3) – New Title
    Just Married (10)
    Love and Romance (6)
    Love at first sight (1)
    Love diary (19)
    Love experiences (2)
    Love lessons (1)
    Love problems and advice illustrated (5)
    Love romances (17)
    Love secrets (1)
    Love stories (1)
    Love tales (6)
    Lovelorn (4)
    Lovers (14)
    Millie the Model (1)
    My only love (3)
    My own romance (11)
    My romantic adventures (4)
    Nellie the Nurse (18) – New Title
    Nurse Betsy Crane (4)
    Patsy Walker (6)
    Real love (3)
    Romantic adventures (3)
    Romantic secrets (1)
    Romantic story (2)
    Secret hearts (13)
    Secrets romance (14)
    secrets of love and marriage (14)
    Secrets of young brides (2)
    Soap opera (2)
    Suzie Comics (10) – New Title
    Sweethearts (9)
    Teen confessions (9)
    Teen secret diary (2)
    Teen-age love (12)
    Tender love stories (4) – New Title
    Tessie the Typist (9) – New Title
    Time for love (19)
    True life secrets (1)
    True secrets (10) – New Title
    Wedding Bells (1)
    Young love (28)
    Young romance (32)

    Various (11)

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  14. boutje777 says:

    UPDATE 15-06-2017

    I’ve made 3 compilations with love and romance stories from the 40s, 50s and 60s, drawn by Jack Kirby, for anyone who is interested they can be downloaded at the compilations page.
    I am likely to plan some more of other artists, i have to figure out which artists has a name with drawing love and romance comics.
    I also planning some compilations with certain characters like Patsy Walker in love and romance, and themes like divorce, weddings and broken relations in the future.
    If anyone has an idea about a compilation they like to see, please let me know.

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  15. Sam Henderson says:

    It’s great you’re back. Presumably you shut down previous incarnations to stay off the radar of copyright holders. Do you have blogs for funny animal comics, or general magazines like you did through Comics World?

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    • boutje777 says:

      Thanks. I don’t have any Funny Animals but i am planning a blog with pulp and other old magazines for later this year.

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