2 of the Hottest Trends in Golden Age Comics

 

There is no doubt about it, romance themed comics from the Golden Age are white hot, then throw in Matt Baker, another white hot trend in Golden Age circles and a mixture that could be lethal to collecting budgets soon. Now, let’s throw in our typical subject matter, War Comics, and we get a great combination that are wise investments for almost any collector.

The bread and butter for This sub-genre comes from the Wartime Romances series from St. John. It ran for 18 issues from 1951 to 1953. Most of these have yet to set a current market price as most sales are from before the Golden Age surge. Also, most issues in the run have less than 10 copies on the CGC census.

 

Wartime Romances #1

 

Wartime Romances #2

This one reminds me of his Canteen Kate character.

 

Wartime Romances #3

 

Wartime Romances #4

 

Wartime Romances #5

 

Wartime Romances #6

 

Wartime Romances #7

 

Wartime Romances #8

A undervalued and under-appreciated cover. In my opinion this is the cover to have from the run!

 

Wartime Romances #9

 

Wartime Romances #10

 

Wartime Romances #11

 

Wartime Romances #12

 

Wartime Romances #13

This one has peaked at $1444 for a 7.0 so far, and surprisingly it isn’t the best of the run.

 

Wartime Romances #14

 

Wartime Romances #15

 

Wartime Romances #16

 

Wartime Romances #17

 

Wartime Romances #18

 

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2 comments

  • Horrific

    This was a good one. I’m also find of Lee Elias and of course LB Cole. Lee Elias has excellent War and Romance covers but I haven’t seen these types of mashups. Great write up.

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    I think the now seemingly campy dialogue and themes of the Golden Age and Silver Age romance and humor covers are sought after and treasured, as I see lots of them auctioned off on ComicLink, usually commanding pretty impressive sales figures.

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