Advice to the Lovelorn. Comics Style.

So last month for Valentine’s Day I had a special comics blog dedicated to Romance Comics. In that blog I mentioned that the advice columns were really amusing to read. A few of my loyal readers commented that they would like to read some of those letters. Ask and you shall receive. I don’t think that any other commentary is necessary except to say that if you had any of these problems when you were a teenager, I hope you were able to resolve them without too much pain, especially if your problem was like the last letter.

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7 Responses to “Advice to the Lovelorn. Comics Style.”

  1. Some of this advice is truly terrible. “Sorry, your mom’s right, no one will love you if you’re fat?” “Get rid of a boy you don’t like by being a hussy?” What year are these from? I wonder what a modern advice columnist would say to these girls?

  2. The Goog says:

    Wow, I totally agree with Red. That’s some bad advice. Hilarious. But bad advice.

    Then again, what do you expect when you write into a comic book for personal advice?

  3. Gary says:

    The fat letter is from 1970. The other is from 1961. I would think that a modern day advice columnest would be horrified at these reponses. Just goes to show how much viewpoints have changed in the past 40 to 50 years.

  4. Gary says:

    Good point. I would love to find out what happened to these girls and if they took the advice given to them.

  5. Comicazi Mike says:

    They’re all just broken women now. BAD comic advice!!
    :-)

  6. Scifinds says:

    What would modern columnists say.

    1) Boys don’t like fat chicks see look how skinny Lady Gaga is. You should try this cool diet plan we can sell you. Look it comes in fashionable pouches designed by Beyonce.

    2) Get rid of that boy by being a hussy just be sure to use condoms. Also be sure to stick it to him by posting some intimate clips online and send them to all of his friends.

    Oh look… basically the same, just a little more product placement attached.

  7. Gary says:

    100% agree with you. It’s all about advertising.

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