They had war, espionage, humor…and romance!
There were many books that focused on romance, but, I’ll focus on “Our Love Story” from Marvel Comics.
The series ran 38 issues from October, 1969 to February, 1976, and over the years featured work by writers Stan Lee, Steve Englehart and Gerry Conway and the usual Marvel Bullpen artists, including John Romita, John Buscema, Don Heck, Gene Colan, Jim Sterenko, Jim Starlin, Sal Buscema, Gil Kane and Alan Weiss, as well as reprints from earlier romance books with art by Vince Colletta, John Forte, Jay Scott Pike, Matt Baker and Jack Kirby!
Later issues reprinted earlier stories, as well as covers! Check out some of that crazy cover copy…
...and maybe romance comics readers too!
Looking at those two covers by John Romita….
…do they remind you of anyone from the Marvel Universe?
....the answer is coming soon…
…real soon, in fact!
The story was reprinted in Marvel Treasury Edition #1 (among many other places…)
Peter and MJ have had their problems over the years, but are still a romance for the ages, and proves that comic characters (like comic collectors) aren’t that different from anyone else…we all just want someone to love!