Weird Love #18 – Review
Dear Lonely Heart #1, So This Is Love
Art: Iger Shop
Publisher: Comic Media
Katy Shine is what is a woman who knows what she likes. She also knows what she doesn’t like. After being robbed, Katy Shine gets help from officer Patrick Murphy. Of course, this isn’t the end of Officer Murphy. A dinner date full of backhanded compliments would normally put someone off. Not Katy Shine. I was really enjoying this story. As it neared the end I was waiting for a more satisfying ending. However, I got an anti-climactic ending and our protagonist swept up in emotions. Although it started out great, it kind of dropped off at the end.
Teen-Age Love #43, Swinger
Script: Joe Gill
Pencils: Bill Montes
Inks: Dick Giordano
Teenage Dory is stuck in complacency. Her life, her town, and even her boyfriend, Gil, just don’t have the same joy. Luckily, Dory’s friend Joy may have a solution: a dance club named Teddy’s. Dory’s swinging dance caught the eye of a handsome boy named Chuck. A wild ride on the town made Dory realize just what she wanted. I certainly enjoyed this story. Seeing Dory find herself in Swinger was fun. Moreover, this was one of the best stories in Weird Love #18.
My Romantic Adventures #122, He Can Be Different!
Atributted to Emil Gershwin
Who says a man can’t change? Certainly not Ivy. Ivy’s boyfriend Joe wore the loudest outfits you can find. After sending subtle signals, including an “anonymous” fashion magazine, Joe gets it. Now before you think too hard about that, the moral of the story is not to just change the man. It was supposed to show how changing could actually change both persons.
True Life Secrets #9, My Secret Betrayed Me
Script: A Tyler
Art: Art Cappello
Ann Dowling has always lived in the shadows of her younger sister, Myrt. These days, Myrt is better known as the famous actress, Jessica. To make things worse, everyone Ann comes into contact with mistakes her for Jessica. This leads to fake friends, harassment, and Ann quitting her jobs. One day, Ann gets so fed up, she just runs with the idea of being Jessica. It doesn’t really end well. I like this story from Weird Love because it shows that all that glitters is not gold. I so wish it were a movie. All that drama deserves to be onscreen. I’d watch it.Would you?
Doctor Tom Brent, Young Intern #1, My First Date
Barbie (Yes, Barbie) is finally getting her first date for the Spring Hop. However, its a blind date with a not-so-handsome boy named Jud. Unfortunately, Barbie isn’t that into him. After a pep talk from Mom, Barbie decides to go out with him anyway. Her day isn’t ruined and all is not lost. Now, before you start thinking Barbie is shallow, just stop. Barbie is portrayed as the girl who doesn’t have to be swept up with just any guy that comes her way. I’m glad the story didn’t end in “the nice guy always finishes last”. Tolerance and understanding is key.
Romantic Adventures #38, When You’re In Love
Art: Art Gates
“Plain Jane” Elaine goes to New York. She’s looking for adventure, romance, and a better life. Larry Webster is a “homely” man who is dissatisfied with his life. Both Elaine ad Larry have the displeasure of seeing each other every morning. They don’t even hold back their disgust for each other. On night, they find themselves in each other’s arms and the rest in history. This is also one of the better Weird Love stories. Almost reminds me of Pillow Talk, starring Doris Day and Rock Hudson. Minus the disguised voice and lies. Still dramatic and enjoyable.
In conclusion, Weird Love has been a mixed bag of good and not so good. I love the art of this time period, and it makes the books more fun to read. I will be following more of Weird Love. Love is in the air!