Wednesday, June 14, 2017
Number 2062: Karen's bitter love
That’s all the amateur psychiatry I can muster for a six-page love story. The main selling feature for me with “Bitter Love” is Reed Crandall’s artwork. He draws Karen as pretty but demure, and Enid as gorgeous and sexy (the red hair and the plunging decolletage are clues). Beyond the artwork, the story follows the predictable patterns of comic book love, with Karen’s demureness and dignity winning out over hot sister’s hotness.
Illustrator Norman Saunders did the cover. From Cinderella Love #11 (actual #2, 1951):