Tuesday, October 09, 2007

The Tell-Tale Boutonniere

From "A Bouquet of Roses" in Charlton's "First Kiss" #20 (May, 1961): the delivery of an anonymous bouquet riles a woman's work-a-holic husband, so she decides she can best regain his attentions by secretly arranging for more "mysterious" bouquets to be sent to her house. When her scheme fails to pan out, she returns to the florist... and learns some surprising information. Prepare your heart strings for imminent plucking!

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

What I love about Charlton's romance comics, especially the stories about married couples, is that they all read like the Twiddlebug sketches from old-time Sesame Street. I like to think that, with another panel to fill, every story would end with, "And now we can go to the park. I love you, dear."

Excellent reading of it, too. I got all swept up in the lack of emotion of the moment.

Blockade Boy said...

That's a hilariously spot-on assessment of Charlton romance comics! Bravo! (Or brava if you're a lady, or a really pretty man.)

Bill S. said...

That... was brilliant. Thank you!

Blockade Boy said...

No, thank you, Bill! I know my non-superhero-themed posts don't garner many comments (sometimes they get none) so I appreciate it when folks take the time to say they dig 'em.