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Girls' Love Stories

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Girls' Love Stories
Cover to issue #1 of Girls' Love Stories, August–September 1949.
Publication information
PublisherDC Comics
ScheduleBi-monthly (#1-47, #175-180)
8 times a year (#48-161)
Monthly (#162-174)
Publication dateAugust–September 1949 — November–December 1973
No. of issues180
Creative team
Written byZena Brody, Bob Kanigher, Lee Goldsmith, Barbara Friedlander, George Kashdan, Jack Miller, Phyllis Reed, Morris Waldinger
Artist(s)Bill Draut, Bob Oksner, Jay Scott Pike, John Romita, Sr.
Penciller(s)Tony Abruzzo, Gil Kane, Art Peddy, Joe Rosen, John Rosenberger, Mike Sekowsky, Morris Waldinger
Inker(s)Vince Colletta, Frank Giacoia, Mike Peppe, Bernard Sachs
Editor(s)Zena Brody, Phyllis Reed, Bob Kanigher

Girls' Love Stories was an American romance comic book magazine published by DC Comics in the United States. Started in 1949 as DC's first romance title, it ran for 180 issues,[1] ending with the Nov-Dec 1973 issue. The stories covered such topics as girls worrying about getting a man, or marrying out of pressure, not love. Some of the early covers were photographs. The book's initial tagline was "True to Life!"

Writers for the title included Bob Kanigher, George Kashdan and Steven Pineda. Notable artists for Girls' Love Stories included George Tuska,[2] Tony Abruzzo, Vince Colletta, Bill Draut, Frank Giacoia, Gil Kane, Bob Oksner, Art Peddy, Jay Scott Pike, John Romita Sr., Joe Rosen, John Rosenberger, Bernard Sachs, and Mike Sekowsky.

Editor Zena Brody began working on Girls' Love Stories in 1952.[3]

Images taken from Girls' Love Stories have been used in some of Roy Lichtenstein's work.[4]


  1. ^ Encyclopedia of Comic Books and Graphic Novels. ABC-CLIO. 2010. p. 527. ISBN 9780313357466.
  2. ^ Cassell, Dewey; Sultan, Aaron; Gartland, Mike (2005-02-05). The Art of George Tuska. TwoMorrows Publishing. p. 120. ISBN 9781893905405.
  3. ^ Hughes, Bob. "DC Timeline 1946-1955". DC Comics Artists. Retrieved 2018-03-07.
  4. ^ Holg, Garrett (18 July 1999). "A peek inside the cold "Interiors of Lichtenstein Genius hangs in the unbalance at MCA retrospective". Chicago Sun-Times. Archived from the original on 2018-03-13. Retrieved 12 March 2018.

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