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35 pages (October 1950); 6.3MB download
Shoulders of Giants; ISBN: SHGI-00055
GLAMOROUS ROMANCES was one of the various great Romance comics of the Golden age. These comics were written and drawn almost exclusively by men, and they tended to reinforce notions that a woman's primary goal in life was to marry. These classic stories frequently dealt with complex, mature issues. Their protagonists were almost always working women, and their problems were often taken directly from life. Workplace power struggles between the sexes, out-of-wedlock children, marital infidelity, and divorce were tackled between stories of pure escapist fantasy. In this manner, romance comics responded to needs that were historically significant: young, working women saw representations of themselves as intelligent, modern people; people who valued love and dreamt of romance, but who also lived life in the real world.
In this issue: 'That first time we kissed': My name is Francey Blair, and I'd been singing ever since I could talk. But when I came to New York to knock the town back on it's heels, I couldn't make a dent in the entertainment world. So I went to work selling hats in a tiny shop...