Because everyone’s wanted to do it! Nah, not really. Paul Kupperberg just managed to work in an major selling point for a comic book with a masterfully crafted story. Don’t tell him that, of course. Raptor Jesus knows who he’ll kill next.
He’s done the same with Charlton Neo Media’s newest title, Secret Romances. This book is what Charlton Comics would be doing if there were still in business and the loan sharks needed to be paid. The artwork is top-notch, especially leading with the cover by comic book industry legend Jose Luis Garcia Lopez. The stories are almost what you’d find in the long defunct romance comic genre. But not quite. These are updated tales for a new century; each one is a well-written and staged little vignette into true modern romance, and Senor Kupperberg’s managed to cover all the angles. I think the text story is my personal favorite from the issue.
This is a good, old-fashioned comic book. Sure, it might be a little more on the adult side in the situations, but I heartily recommend this one to ANY and everyone!