Confessions, Romances, Secrets, and Temptations GN (2007 Fantagraphics) comic books
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1st printing. By John Benson. This is the companion volume to John Benson's popular anthology of romance comics, Romance Without Tears. This new book explores the background of these "romance" comics and their publisher, including a short biography, interviews with the editors and artists who worked for the company, and critical commentary. Confessions contains a time chart of every title published by St. John (all genres), showing issue number and date, and a complete, detailed checklist of all the company's romance comics, giving story titles, artist credits, and cross-indexing the extensive reprints. The book is lavishly illustrated with examples of the comics, and includes rare photos and other visuals from the period. Softcover, 6-in. x 9-in., 112 pages, Text (with Illustration) Cover price $9.95.