Library JournalIn this creative partnering between the old and the new, Martinet (The Art of Mingling) writes contemporary love stories using the settings and illustrations from DC's romance comics from the 1940s through the 1970s. In Martinet's world, a 1950s story called "Loving the Wrong Man," originally involving an affair with a married man, might be rewritten as "Loving a Gay Man," for example. Others include "My Heart Said Yes, but My Therapist Said No!" and "Too Dumb for Love!" The collection is uneven, as some of the retellings work contemporary social mores into their fabric better than others. Still, this is a book with plenty of appeal for older teens and adults. A good purchase for libraries with strong humor collections. Stephen Weiner, Maynard P.L., MA Copyright 2001 Cahners Business Information.
- Crown Publishing Group
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- 7.76(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.34(d)
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Just as Mystery Science Theater 3000 talked back to the inanities of bad movies, this wonderful book talks back to the inanities of romance comic books of the past. The drawings here are the comic book originals, but the captions in the dialog balloons have been changed. And HOW they have been changed! Absolutely hilarious!