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Saturday, October 22, 2005

This comic makes me want to pull my hair out

Actually, this comic makes that little girl on the cover of Girl's Love Stories #179, (DC Comics, Sept. 1973) want to pull her sister's boyfriend's hair out. I think. Unfortunately those two teenagers are so deeply involved in their embrace that neither appears to notice that a screaming, crying child is pulling the poor guy's hair AND sweater! That is SOME kiss. I was so moved by the jarring bizarreness of the cover, that I had to read it... and it just gets worse. It seems that Dina, the pigtailed little hair-puller from the cover wakes up one night to get a drink of water... and spies her older sister in an embrace with her boyfriend. Since her sister is saying "Stop it- Steve-- please-- please-- Stop!", Dina naturally rushes in to help her sister fend off the apparent masher's advances, only to be chastised by her sister with the following illogic: "Don't be a silly little fool! You watch too much TV!" Boy things sure are different nowadays, aren't they? Today Steve would have been pepper-sprayed to the floor and 911-ed in a heartbeat, possibly appearing on a future episode of the "COPS" TV show. I won't even go into the rest of this twisted story, like how Dina becomes a chilly young lady afraid of love, or how her sister's husband's Best Man rescues her from drowning... it's all too sordid. Let me just leave you with the warning that it's best to leave these romance comics unread sometimes, and just bask in the goofy imagery of the covers. And steer clear of pigtailed hair-pullers.


At 10/22/2005 6:39 PM, Blogger MegoSteve said...

Hah, I love that cover. What's weird is that the girl looks like she's eating her boyfriend's face or something... look how far his face is in her mouth. Either that, or they are just rubbing their cheeks together.


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