The Comic Coloring Covers featured in our New Romance Comic Coloring Book series was originally published during the 1940’s, ‘50’s and through out the early ‘60’s. The stories featured in these popular heartthrob newsstand magazines were almost always told from a woman’s perspective. Soap-opera like scripts involved boy-meets girl, marriage, affairs and any other tear-jerking romantic interlude you can imagine.
Although the cover titles teased risqué, they consistently delivered PG. In the end, everyone lived happily ever after. Unless of course you were a “flirty, two-timing bad girl” or an insufferable “Cad.” Then you always got your comeuppance in the final few panels.
The many artists who contributed to this popular genre which began in 1947 had already created many famous characters including Captain America and Captain Marvel. In the future they would go on to create or co-create the likes of Spider-man, The Fantastic Four, The X-Men, Iron Man and many others who today are household names, and multimedia stars.
The covers in the Romance Comic Coloring Books series are taken from the original scans of the covers. Due to the poor conditions or age of some of them, considerable Photoshop work was called for. Every effort was taken to preserve the original look and style. All the original colors were removed to create these black and white coloring pages. Typefaces were also substituted to enhance readability, but none of the headlines were rewritten so as to preserve the titillation value.
Some of you may have enjoyed reading romance comics growing up. And for some of you, they may be a totally new experience. Either way, get out your colored markers and pencils, put aside the troubles of the day. Just have fun and color already!
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