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Monday, October 25, 2004

First Romance Magazine #42 - Cover

FIRST ROMANCE MAGAZINE #42, 1956. One of the Harvey romance covers Kirby did in that era. An average Kirby cover, but I'm assuming the art doesn't refer to story in the caption. Check out this juxtaposition:



If you can't read it, it says

Should I Keep My Love a Secret? Or Compete With... "My Sister, My Rival"

Now, if that referred to this cover, by romance comic standards, it would be the bus driver in the background who's speaking, meaning that's his sister in the foreground, and she's his rival for the affections of the coffee-counter guy. Now, I've got no problem with that, but I don't think it would have gotten that code seal in the corner in 1956 with that plot.

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

From your remarks it appears you haven't seen the original issue. If you'll pardon my asking, could the image be a manipulated version of the cover, created as a joke?

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bob said...

I've seen a seperate smaller scan of the cover, and while the lettering is too small to read, it does appear to be the same. Just a rather odd juxtaposition that whoever was doing the layout didn't get.

Thanks for the kind words.