I don’t remember exactly what I was searching for when I stumbled across Jacque Nodell’s excellent Sequential Crush blog… and I don’t care anymore, my heart was swept away for the love of this glorious collection of lush images from 1960s and 1970s romance comics.
There are too many great strips and artists featured on the blog to do it justice in this post. Some highlights worth noting are: This complete strip by Alex Niño; This one page strip by Creig Flessel; Artist Spotlight on Elizabeth Berube; A multi-part in-depth look at Alex Toth’s “20 Miles to heartbreak”; and a chat with Jim Steranko about his classic “My Heart Broke in Hollywood!”, complete with the original color guides. The freshest bit of line in here for many people will be the incredible work from Cuban-American artist Ric Estrada, known mainly for a variety of mid-70s work for various DC titles, including Karate Kid and Richard Dragon and for the Amethyst series.
Jacque’s grandfather was Martin Nodell – creator of the golden age comic book superhero Green Lantern and a part of the team that created the Pillsbury Doughboy. You can follow Jacque on Twitter.