From Girls’ Love Stories #173 (Sept 1972) comes this ad extolling the virtues of DC’s romance line. Now I know the romance stuff is never going to be exceedingly popular with modern audiences — even assuming comics have a modern audience! — but they remain a fascinating document of their times, and sometimes feature some beautiful art. Not often, admittedly, but just enough to make ploughing through a load of them worth while. And, if nothing else, they showcase solid storytelling where the artist is forced to make page after page of talking heads look interesting — no mean feat.

Not sure of the artist here. Bob Oksner perhaps. The inker is Vinnie Colletta.

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