It should go without saying that putting the label "Best of" on any substantial body of work is sure to lead to disagreement, especially when it comes to someone with as much work as Kirby! So, while we respectfully disagree that this collection constitutes the best of Kirby Romance, it is nevertheless an excellent collection. The selection is an intelligent survey of the dozen years of Kirby romance comics produced forYoung Romance and its ancillary titles – Young Love, Young Brides (which was overlooked here) & Real West Romances – published by Prize Comics in the post-war years under the guidence of Simon & Kirby. The production is all that you could wish for: high resolution scans of original comics that have been "restored" for superior reproduction and printed on flat, off-white paper stock. Also included are an afterword by editor Michael Gagné and a cover gallery that focuses on photo covers. We've said it before and we'll say it again: Romance comics, from their inception in 1947 with Young Romance and running through to the introduction of the Comics Code in 1955, were extremely popular and included in their number some of the finest comics ever produced. Some of these gems are collected here. These are truly great comics that deserve the appellation, "classic." We say: a must for all devotees of the form!
Now out of print, and currently out of stock :( We are always on the lookout for more copies, so feel free to check back!