The Gothic Romance mini-trend of the early 70s left us with perhaps the most obscure subgenre of all-time. Only a handful of titles were produced by DC, Atlas-Seaboard and yes, our good friends at Charlton. Haunted Love is a wonderful little series with some entertaining stories and artwork by Charlton mainstays like Morisi, Ditko and Staton. It is a really treasure trove for Tom Sutton fans, however, as this is the stuff he was born to draw. This issue features a nice painted cover by Sutton, representing the final tale, drawn quite nicely by Enrique Nieto, in this book where nothing can come between the love of a sculptor and his muse except for a wee bit of consumption. The first story, "A New Life" also features Nieto art. It's a decent story about a ghost writer (literally) who finds success and love 100 years too late. Sandwiched between those stories is "Beware: Do Not Love Him" a great tale full of Gothic goodness drawn by Sutton. A family secret is locked away high in a tower at a creaky old manor. A nice dramatic ending concludes this fine tale. This is definitely interesting and fairly unique stuff - it's well worth picking up an issues from this series if you can find one.
Groovin' Back In the Summertime: July 1971
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