Sep 17, 2012


                            Bud Plant and Michelle Nolan look for back issues at OAFCON 2011

As a life long comic book collector, it seems Michelle has always been a major part of Fandom. She has worked conventions, helped out the American Association of Comic Book Collectors (AACC), written articles for almost all of our major industry trade papers and magazines, and even self published fanzines as far back as 35 years ago.
LOVE ON THE RACKS is Michelle's latest book. For the better part of three decades romance comics were an American institution. Nearly 6,000 romance comics were published between 1947 and 1977, and there was a time when one of every five comics sold in the U.S. was a romance comic. This is the first book devoted entirely to the rarely studied world of romance comics. The text includes information on several types of romance comics and their creators, plus the history, numbers, and publishing frequency of dozens of romance titles. The author examines several significant periods in the development of the romance genre, including the origins of Archie Comics and other teen romance publications, the romance comic "boom and bust" of the 1950s, and the genre's sudden disappearance when fantasy and superhero comics began to dominate mainstream comics in the late 1970s. 
Come visit with Michelle and pick her brain for obscure comic book information. She's a walking encyclopedia!

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