Is It All You Need? A Battlefield? A Many Splendored Thing? Tell Me, Dammit!

64 Romance Comic Story Titles That Explain to Us What Love Is 

Love is what you want it to be
Love is heaven to the lonely
Show me what you want me to do
Cause love is what I got for you

– “Love Is,” Alannah Myles (1989)

Apparently, love was also a lot of things to the people hired to write the romance comics…

1. “Love Is an Act!”
Girls’ Romances #97 (DC, 12/63)

2. “Love Is a Boy Named Joey!”
Girls’ Romances  #110 (DC, 07/65)

3. “Love Is a Challenge”
Search for Love #2 (American Comics Group, 04-05/50)

4. “Love Is a Dangerous Thing”
Boy Loves Girl #56 (Lev Gleason, 02/56)

5. “Love Is a Dirty Word!”
Young Love #114 (DC, 02-03/75)

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6. “Love Is a Distant Dream”
Girls’ Romances #43 (DC, 02-03/57)

7. “Love Is an Equalizer”
Sweethearts #52 (Charlton, 02/60)

8. “Love Is an Explosive Thing!”
Confessions of the Lovelorn #108 (American Comics Group, 09/59)

9. “Love Is a Feeling”
Girls’ Romances #97 (DC, 12/63)

10. “Love Is a Fraud”
Just Married #5 (Charlton, 10/58)

11. “Love Is a Gamble”
Dotty #39 (Ace Magazines, 03/49)

12. “Love Is a Game”
Sweethearts #111 (Fawcett, 05/52)
Secret Hearts #35 (DC, 08-09/56)

13. “Love Is a Game…for Two”
Girls’ Romances #145 (DC, 12/69)

14. “Love Is a Girl Named Sue”
Love Romances #19 (Marvel, 11/51)

15. “Love Is a Lie”
Romantic Adventures #45 (American Comics Group, 05/54)
Girls’ Love Stories #100 (DC, 01/64)

16. “Love Is a Lonely Hunter”
Girls’ Romances #60 (DC, 05/59)

17. “Love Is a Memory”
Girls’ Romances #152 (DC, 10/70)

18. “Love Is a Mental Illness!” 
Love Diary #48 (Charlton, 03/67)

19. “Love Is a Million Miles Away”
Young Love #61 (DC, 05-06/67)

20. “Love Is a Red, Red Rose”
Falling in Love #13 (DC, 09/57)

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21. “Love Is a Riddle”
Secret Hearts #39 (DC, 04-05/57)

22. “Love Is a Serenade”
Teen-Age Confidential Confessions #9 (Charlton, 11/61)

23. “Love Is a Serious Business”
Time for Love #13 (Charlton, 11/69)

24. “Love Is a Stranger”
Girls’ Love Stories #54 (DC, 05/58)

25. “Love Is a Sudden Thing!”
Sweethearts #46 (Charlton, 12/58)

26. “Love Is a Summer’s Dream”
Girls’ Romances #49 (DC, 01/58)

27. “Love Is a Swinger”
Young Romance #170 (DC, 02-03/71)

28. “Love Is a Three-Ring Circus”
Young Romance #165 (DC, 04-05/70)

29. “Love Is a Twosome”
Boy Meets Girl #18 (Lev Gleason, 12/51)

30. “Love Is All”
Personal Love v3 #2 (Prize, 11-12/59)

31. “Love Is Blind!”
Patsy Walker #25 (Marvel, 11/49)
Honeymoon #41 (Marvel, 01/50)

32. “Love Is Dangerous”
Secret Hearts #19 (DC, 12/53-01/54)

33. “Love Is Everything”
Cinderella Love #10 (Ziff-Davis, 1950)

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34. “Love Is Everywhere!”
Secret Hearts #12 (DC, 10-11/52)

35. “Love Is for the Birds!”
Time for Love
#47 (Charlton, 05/76)

36. “Love Is for the Living”
Romantic Adventures #5 (American Comics Group, 11-12/49)

37. “Love Is Forbidden Here”
Time for Love #5 (Charlton, 07/68)

38. “Love Is Forever!”
My Love Story #1 (Marvel, 04/56)
Secret Hearts #35 (DC, 08-09/56)
My Own Romance #54 (Marvel, 10/56)
Girls’ Romances #84 (DC, 06/62)

39. “Love Is In the Heart”
Sweethearts #38 (Charlton, 05/57)
Romantic Secrets #11 (Charlton, 06/57)

40. “Love Is Just a Word”
Young Romance #153 (DC, 04-05/68)

41. “Love Is Like That”
My Love Story #4 (Marvel, 10/56)

42. “Love is Lovely”
I Love You #110 (Charlton, 01/75)

43. “Love Is Many Things”
Secrets of Young Brides #23 (Charlton, 01/60)

44. “Love Is More Than This”
Young Love #63 (DC, 09-10/67)

45. “Love Is Never Logical”
Teen-Age Love #71 (Charlton, 07/70)

46. “Love Is No Act”
Falling in Love #59 (DC, 05/63)

47. “Love Is No Laughing Matter!”
Heart Throbs #146 (DC, 10/72)

48. “Love Is No More”
Girls’ Romances #61 (DC, 07/59)

49. “Love Is Not a Dream”
Secret Hearts #2 (DC, 11-12/49)
Girls’ Romances #41 (DC, 10-11/56)

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50. “Love Is Not a Lullaby”
Girls’ Romances #96 (DC, 11/63)

51. “Love Is Not Blind”
I Love You #17 (Charlton, 02/58)
Heart Throbs #53 (DC, 04-05/58)

52. “Love Is Not Enough”
Girls’ Romances #16 (DC, 08-09/52)

53. “Love Is Old-Fashioned!”
Romantic Story #40 (Charlton, 09/58)

54. “Love Is Only a Dream”
Girls’ Romances #46 (DC, 09/57)

55. “Love Is Only a Word on a Typewriter”
Young Romance #127 (DC, 12/63-01/64)

56. “Love Is Only for Me…”
Secret Romance #4 (Charlton, 12/69)

57. “Love Is Standing on a Corner”
Young Romance #173 (DC, 08/71)

58. “Love Is the Master”
Dream of Love #1 (I. W. Publishing, 1958)

59. “Love Is the Only Gamble”
Career Girl Romances #77 (Charlton, 10/73)

60. “Love Is to Blame”
Best Romance #7 (Standard, 08/52)

61. “Love Is What It’s All About”
Young Romance #154 (DC, 06-07/68)

62. “Love Is Where the Heart Is!”
Girl Comics #1 (Marvel, 10/49)

63. “Love Is Where You Find It”
My Own Romance #15 (Marvel, 03/51)
Cowgirl Romances #11 (Fiction House, Fall 1952)
Sweethearts #33 (Charlton, 02/56)
True Tales of Love #26 (Marvel, 09/56)
Young Romance #v15#5  (Prize, 08-09/62)
Falling in Love #115 (DC, 05/70)

64. “Love Is Your Own Set of Things”
Just Married #55 (Charlton, 11/67)

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