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Marvel Unlimited Edition: The Steranko Effect

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The Marvel Unlimited app is a gigantic, messy cache of awesome and terrible old comic books: a library of 13,000 or so back issues of Marvel titles, available on demand for subscribers with tablets or mobile phones. Like any good back-room longbox, it's disorganized and riddled with gaps, but it's also full of forgotten and overlooked jewels, as well as a few stone classics. In Marvel Unlimited Edition, Eisner-winning critic Douglas Wolk dives into the Unlimited archive to find its best, oddest and most intriguing comics.

Jim Steranko's reputation as one of the great American comic book artists rests almost entirely on the comparatively tiny body of work he drew for Marvel between 1966 and 1970: nine complete comic books, eighteen "Nick Fury: Agent of S.H.I.E.L.D." episodes that each occupied half of an issue of Strange Tales, and a pair of seven-page stories from anthologies, as well as a handful of covers. All of his Marvel stories can now be read on the Unlimited app... except for Nick Fury #5, for whatever reason. If you've never gotten to sample Steranko's psychedelic delights, here are three excellent starting points.

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Love Hurts: A Gallery Of Classic Romance Comic Heartbreaks

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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: ‘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: ‘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 Want Romance — Not Lectures!’

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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 #29's "When Love is Lost!"

A lot of thought can go into choosing your college courses. You might consider which ones will help you g

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Parting Shot: ‘I Don’t Know How to Swim, I’m Blind!’

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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 #28's "Alone in the Dark!"

Fortunately for all concerned, "Alone in the Dark" has nothing to do with the video game series of the same name or its 2005 Uwe Boll/Tara Reid adaptation. Instead, Holli Resnicoff and Alan Weiss tell the story of youn

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Love Hurts: The Gossamer Wedding Dress Prison

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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 #29's "When A Love Story Ends!"

Jean Thomas and Alan Weiss's depiction of Tracy's spiral into despair might seem a touch melodramatic, but keep in mind that her fiancee just broke up with her and told her that he never wanted to see her again over the phone the day before their wedding. You'd probably start cursing the diaphanous dungeon th

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