Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Negro Romance Comics - 1950

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Two of my interests converged! Black comic book characters and vintage African-American images!

For that reason, this post is a crossover on both my Black Superheroines blog and on b.vikki vintage.



I'd never heard of the 1950 Fawcett Publications comic Negro Romance until about two weeks ago, and still, I haven't been able to find any images from within its three issues. But the cover photography is charming.



Fawcett published 3 issues of Negro Romance on a bi monthly schedule between June and October of 1950, with the second issue being reprinted by Charlton as Negro Romances # 4 dated May 1955.



Unfortunately, that is about as much as I've been able to find about the Negro Romance series. There's lots of regurgitation of the tidbits above around the internet, but no information to add. And apparently, becuase of their obscurity and rarity, the Negro Romance issues sell for hundreds of dollars each.



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7 comments:

  1. My mother never missed reading these. I did read a few of the stories. (I was a teenager.) They were typical romance stories of the time, kind of gushy. But we loved having these and the white romance stories sold very well.

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  2. These bring back memories,I remember comics being popular even in the early eighties, then they just fell off the =map.

    Wel I guess we will need to remember the even the likes of Ebony.

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  4. Necrophiliac romance stories ? It sounds kinda creepy, Afro American romance stories sounds better. they need a marketer.

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  5. I had never heard about Negro Romance so I think cover photographies are perfect because look at that couple they seem so good in there really romantic that's what I love.m10m

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  6. I would like to purchase it as soon as possible because my mother told me lots of things about him. I do like naggers and their music!

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  7. I have #3 on ebay right now!

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