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Love Hurts: A Gallery Of Classic Romance Comic Heartbreaks

Secret Hearts #118, DC Comics

Valentine's Day is once again looming in the near future, which means that here at ComicsAlliance, our thoughts have turned to romance. And, since our ideas of romance have been formed pretty much entirely by comics, that means that we're also pretty fixated on the sobbing, sniffling, and weeping of utter heartbreak.

If there's one thing I've learned from my love of classic romance comics -- and to be honest, I'm not sure that there is one thing I've learned from these, other than that old men in the 1950s and '60s had some pretty weird ideas about what girls were into -- it's that true love cannot exist without an equal measure of sorrow. That's why today, we've gone back through a stack of back issues to bring you 20 of the most heartbreaking moments in romance comic history.

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Love Hurts: ‘He’ll Never Love Me Now! I Was Too Blind To See — The Formula Of Love!’

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Ah, romance! As Valentine's Day lingers on the horizon, it is once again time to turn our thoughts -- and our hearts -- to love. Or at least, the truly bizarre and occasionally downright mind-boggling version of love that appears in that most dubious of genres, the Romance Comic. Because really, you can't have enough s

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Love Hurts: ‘You’re Not A Real Woman — Like Mom! But I Am!’

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Ah, romance! As Valentine's Day lingers on the horizon, it is once again time to turn our thoughts -- and our hearts -- to love. Or at least, the truly bizarre and occasionally downright mind-boggling version of love that appears in that most dubious of genres, the Romance Comic. Because really, you can't have enough s

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Love Hurts: ‘I Can’t Help What I Dream… But Dream Tears Can’t Hurt Me!’

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Ah, romance! As Valentine's Day lingers on the horizon, it is once again time to turn our thoughts -- and our hearts -- to love. Or at least, the truly bizarre and occasionally downright mind-boggling version of love that appears in that most dubious of genres, the Romance Comic. Because really, you can't have enough s

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Love Hurts: ‘Do I Want To See Vic When He Comes Out Of Prison — Or Forget I Ever Knew Him?’

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Ah, romance! As Valentine's Day lingers on the horizon, it is once again time to turn our thoughts -- and our hearts -- to love. Or at least, the truly bizarre and occasionally downright mind-boggling version of love that appears in that most dubious of genres, the Romance Comic. Because really, you can't have enough s

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Link Ink: Ralph Wiggum, the MC Chris Cartoon and New ‘Fringe’ Comic Creators

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Upcoming: Ralph Wiggum, the Lisa-loving, leprechaun-seeing secondary star of The Simpsons is getting his own one-shot from Bongo Comics on February 29.

Creators: Jeff Parker (Thunderbolts, Underground) recommends some conversation points new comic collaborators should consider when starting a project together.

Gaming: Marvel Super Hero Squad Online and Marvel Heroes MMO studio G

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Love Hurts: ‘I Was Foolish To Go Steady — So Young — For So Long!’

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Today is Valentine's Day, and as we've been doing all month, ComicsAlliance is celebrating this time of hearts and flowers with some of the most tragic stories of love gone wrong from the pages of Romance Comics! Today, we finish our heartbreaking retrospective with the pain of Our Love Story #24's "Joe Howard's Chick!"

From 1973, Stan Lee and Don Heck bring you a tale of woe that may be the most overwrought tearjerker in Romance Comic history. The heartbroken subject today is one

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Love Hurts: ‘Nobody’s Going To Grab Me! I’m Too — Too Unfeminine!’

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As we head towards Valentine's Day, ComicsAlliance is offering up a daily tribute to love, as depicted in the somewhat dubious world of Romance Comics! Today's entry: Young Romance #197's "That Strange Girl!"

Hoo boy. This thing.

Billed on the cover as "The Stor

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Love Hurts: ‘I’m Not a Normal Girl! I’m a Model!’

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As we head towards Valentine's Day, ComicsAlliance is offering up a daily tribute to love, as depicted in the somewhat dubious world of Romance Comics! Today's entry: Our Love Story #25's "The Loves of a Model!"

From 1973 Stan Lee and Don Heck bring you yet another dubious classic with the story of Bev, a beautiful young model who, according to the first page of the story, likes to sit around looking at pictures of herself.

Even aside from the crippling narcissism, th

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Love Hurts: ‘I Felt Drenched By The Scalding Tears of the Heartsick’

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As we head towards Valentine's Day, ComicsAlliance is offering up a daily tribute to love, as depicted in the somewhat dubious world of Romance Comics! Today's entry: Secret Hearts #107's "Heartbreak -- Take Me!"

In this novel-length tear-jerker from 1965, Robert Kanigher and Gene Colan tell the story of one Amy Ames -- The Listening Heart! -- an advice columnist who is fed right the f*** up with dealing with letters from teenagers about their dumb romance troubles. Now, I'm not saying that this characterization was definitely based on

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