Lonely Hearts Episode 8 - Gothic Romance

We're back! After a short break, the boys tackle Gothic romance as a genre, and specifically, DC Comics' Sinister House of Secret Love #3, "The Bride of the Falcon", by Frank Robbins, Alex Toth and Frank Giacoia. Told with the help of Romance Comics Theatre!

Listen to Episode 8 (the usual filthy filthy language warnings apply) by clicking HERE!

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This is a gorgeous comic from the cover...
...to the interiors. Here are some of our favorite bits, as discussed during the 'cast. The sexy page where we very much go back in time with Kathy Harwood:
Thunder crashes as the lovers share a first kiss:
The red pantsuit. And an unfortunate place to abort a word:
Suspense as Kathy hears Lorenzo's voice for the first time:
Past and present separate again in the issue's closing moments:
Oh very well, here's the Raquel Welsh pillow Bass and Furn were drooling over. Sigh.
Further credits :
"Comic Book Romance" (Theme for Lonely Hearts Podcast) by Johnny and the Jokers.

"Here's to the Losers" (End theme for Lonely Hearts Podcast) by James (Vic Fontaine) Darren.

Relevant teaser clip from "Crimson Peak" by Guillermo del Toro, starring Tom Hiddleston

Additional audio:

Romance Comics Theatre Music: "Dark Whispers" by Brandon Fietcher

Bonus clips from: "Medieval Madness Pinball" game designed by Brian Eddy; "Foxy Brown" by Jack Hill, starring Pam Grier; "On Sale Now" by Daniel May; "Longstreet", words by Bruce Lee.

Thanks for leaving a comment, Lonely Hearts!


Michael May said...

FanTAStic episode. I need to track down that comic. The combination of Toth and one of my favorite genres is too awesome.

Regarding your discussion of whether contemporary gothic romances are still possible, Rebecca was modern for its day and pulled it off pretty well. And of course Southern Gothic is a whole subgenre with plenty of stories set in modern-day.

Siskoid said...

The decay of the South! Of course, makes sense!


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