Here’s another of the back page ads that ran on the DC romance line during the late-50s/early-60s. Very bright and colourful, with a real sense of presenting the romance titles as a line of unmissable books that you simply must own. If you love one, you’ll love ’em all kind of thing. Which was probably true, let’s face it: there’s not a whole lot to distinguish one title from another. Note that they push this as the National Romance Group as if to distinguish themselves from the regular comics line — heck there’s not even any mention that these “magazines” are comics!

“The thrill of a kiss… A touch of heartbreak… A moment of love” was there ever a finer way of summing up the romance genre? Well, yes, okay, but we’re being kind here on Gorilla Daze…

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