Love Hurts

The Listening Heart Thinks Your Feelings Are Stupid (1965)
While my favorite superheroes are pretty well-known, I've always had a soft spot for the weird, minor and exceptionally obscure comic book characters, too. There's something about those goofy little weirdos that only show up a few times that always grab my attention, and this week, as we head towards Valentine's Day, I think I have found a new favorite: Amy Ames, The Listening Heart! Amy appeared in the mid-60s in the pages of DC's Secret Hearts as an advice columnist who would sort out her readers' heartbreaks and occasionally find a few herself, and I'll be honest with you, folks, those stories are not really that great. They do, however, feature scenes where Amy just tells a bunch of teenagers that their feelings are stupid, and that is a romance comic plot I can get behind.
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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 Story They Dared Us To Print," this thing is drenched in as much subtext as it could get away with right from the start..
Love Hurts: ‘I’m Not a Normal Girl! I’m a Model!’
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

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