The Lonely Hearts Romance Comics Podcast – Episode 1 – I Was a Pick-Up!

lonelyhearts300x300If everybody jumped off a bridge, would I jump too? Apparently so! Listening to a lot of fun comic book podcasts made me get into the game! I got my friends Bass, Furn and Marty near some microphones and we started talking about comic book romances and classic romance comics. Hey, comics fans have mostly ignored this entire genre of comics! No longer!

In the first episode, we introduce ourselves, talk about our favorite comic book romances, and dissect the first story of the very first romance comic, Young Romance #1’s “I Was a Pick-Up!” (1947) by Simon & Kirby! Also featuring Romance Comics Theatre!

Listen to Episode 1!

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Story pages below so you can follow along:

Further credits :

“Comic Book Romance” (Theme for Lonely Hearts Podcast) by Johnny and the Jokers.

“Here’s to the Losers” (End theme for Lonely Hearts Podcast) by James (Vic Fontaine) Darren.

Relevant teaser clip from “Before Sunrise” by Richard Linklater, starring Ethan Hawke and Julie Delpy.

Romance Comics Theatre Music: Theme from Love Story by Francis Lai.

Additional music: “Pick Up Man” by Joe Diffie.

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