Girl’s Romances #154 Poster FRAMED (1971) Nick Cardy


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You are purchasing the item pictured, framed. Priority mail, tracking and $50 insurance is included with purchase. Item will be bagged to protect from dust, packed in packing peanuts and boxed. Just open box and hang it on the wall…makes a perfect gift!

Girls’ Romances was a comic book published in the United States. It ran for 160 issues, from Feb-Mar 1950 to Oct. 1971. It covered romance topics like dating and marriage, and was published by the National Romance Group/DC. Roy Lichtenstein based many of his works on panels from the comic. Most of Lichtenstein’s best-known works are relatively close, but not exact, copies of comic book panels, a subject he largely abandoned in 1965, though he would occasionally incorporate comics into his work in different ways in later decades. These panels were originally drawn by such comics artists as Jack Kirby and DC Comics artists Russ Heath, Tony Abruzzo, Irv Novick, and Jerry Grandenetti, who rarely received any credit. One of Lichtenstein’s copies of Abruzzo’s work recently sold for $45,000,000 at auction. A work by Roy Lichtenstein has sold at auction for nearly $45m, a new record for the US Pop Art icon. Sleeping Girl, from 1964, went for $44.9m (£27.8m) at Sotheby’s New York sale of post-war and contemporary art. Slowly but surely, romance comics started to reconcile themselves to the sexual revolution. Once the province of weeping girls and cover lines like “The Day My Heart Died” and “I’ll Never Love Again,” DC’s romance covers of the late ’60s and early ’70s increasingly portrayed the female leads in less passive postures. Heroines were shown slapping faithless boyfriends, admonishing milquetoast lovers to grow up and act like men, or outfoxing other woman for the affections of their hippie paramours. One brazen Girls’ Romances cover from 1969 even depicted a mother and daughter vying for hte love of the same man. But with the new freedoms came new pitfalls as well. In this issue’s cover story, “Part-Time Lover,” a liberated young woman ditches her dullsville boyfriend for a flashy Hollywood big shot who, for some strange reason, can only see her on Mondays and Thursdays. Shouldn’t that have been her first clue the cad was married? Nicholas Viscardi (October 20, 1920 – November 3, 2013), known professionally as Nick Cardy or Nick Cardi, was an American comic book artist best known for his DC Comics work on Aquaman, the Teen Titans and other major characters. Cardy was inducted into the Will Eisner Comic Book Hall of Fame in 2005.


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