Agonizing Love: The Golden Era of Romance Comics by Michael BarsonAgonizing Love: The Golden Era of Romance Comics by Michael Barson

Agonizing Love: The Golden Era of Romance Comics

byMichael Barson

Paperback | May 10, 2011

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Return to thetear-stained, melodramatic heyday of romance comics in this fantastic anthologyof the genre's best stories, covers, advice columns, and more! In a valentineto a bygone era, perfect for fans of modern love stories, Archie comics,and series like Strangers in Paradise, pop-culture expert Michael Barson celebrates the stories that captivated the Americanimagination during the 1950s and 1960s. Readers of books like From Girls to Grrrlz: A History of Female Comics From Teens to Zines will be captivated by this one-of-a-kind look atfour-color female portrayals, while collectors of the history of Golden Agecomics will be entranced by crucial stories from Fawcett, Marvel, DC, and manymore comics publishing giants. Above all, however, the indelible pathos at theheart of every Agonizing Love story makes Barson’scollection more than a pop-culture artifact; it’s also an unforgettable lookinto the heart of true romance.
Michael Barson is the author of more than a dozen books that celebrate popular culture. His work has appeared in the pages ofEntertainment Weekly,Premiere,American Film, andAMCmagazine, among other publications. His books and postcard anthologies includeLost, Lonely & Vicious,Born to Be Bad,Teenage Confidential,True West, andRed Scared...
Title:Agonizing Love: The Golden Era of Romance ComicsFormat:PaperbackDimensions:208 pages, 11.25 × 8.38 × 0.73 inPublished:May 10, 2011Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0061807346

ISBN - 13:9780061807343