Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Happy Hanukkah from Charlton!

  "David and Eileen, Part II - Too Many In-Laws" 
Pencils: A. Martinez, Inks: J. Zuniga
Just Married #94 (May 1973)

While DC and Marvel made efforts at portraying racial diversity in the '70s, Charlton went a different route -- religious diversity. For nine issues of Just Married, readers were treated to the trials and tribulations of David and Eileen -- interfaith newlyweds. As far as I know, the series contains the only references to Judaism in romance comics, and one of the only two instances of recurring characters in the Charlton romances -- the other, Jonnie Love of course! Happy Hanukkah my friends!  

2 comments:

  1. I suspect these Charlton characters were inspired by CBS television’s “Bridget Loves Bernie” which ran from September 16, 1972 to September 8, 1973.

    Happy Holidays, Jake Oster

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    1. It is no surprise, as so many other romance stories (including "Reach for Happiness") drew inspiration from television shows. Thanks, Jake! I think I have a little (vintage) TV watching to do! :)

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