Media Release — Happy Valentine’s Day! Love is in the air and it smells WEIRD! It must be because IDW Publishing and Yoe Books! have shacked up again to collect the most sexy, bizarre, sick, twisted, politically incorrect, kinky “romance” comics of the 1950s and beyond in WEIRD Love.
“Amazingly in the repressed 1950s and the anything-goes 1960s in some so-called ‘romance’ comics, there were some stories jaw-dropping sick, perverse, strange, kinky, twisted, and by today’s standards horribly politically incorrect. Only some kind of depraved person would now reprint them,” says Craig Yoe, “So, I am very excited and proud to be reprinting these gems!”
The aberrant spawn of our weird love will be released into the world this May. The bi-monthly comic, (and we hope you aren’t prejudice against bi-monthlies), will publish such luridly illustrated pulp comics classics like “Love of a Lunatic,” “I Fell for a Commie,” “I Liked Older Men,” and “There’s No Romance in Rock ‘n Roll.” More bizarro stories will include “I Was Too Beautiful,” “I Was A Pickup,” “I Joined a Teenage Sex Cult,” not to mention “You Also Snore, Darling!” These are sure to elicit a fair amount of “OMG-I-Can’t -Believe-This!” moments, we promise.
This full-color collector’s edition which begins the WEIRD Love series “ends” with a pre-code comics ode to the female derrier(!). No wonder the censors wanted this stuff banned! Sure to be a must-have big-buzz comic—and it’s bargain-priced! Who says love isn’t cheap?
About IDW Publishing
IDW is an award-winning publisher of comic books, graphic novels and trade paperbacks, based in San Diego, California. Renowned for its diverse catalog of licensed and independent titles, IDW publishes some of the most successful and popular titles in the industry, including: Hasbro’s The TRANSFORMERS, G.I. JOE and MY LITTLE PONY; Paramount’s Star Trek; Nickelodeon’s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles; 2000AD’s Judge Dredd; The Rocketeer; Toho’s Godzilla; Wizards of the Coast’s Magic: The Gathering and Dungeons & Dragons; and the Eisner-Award winning Locke & Key series, created by best-selling author Joe Hill and artist Gabriel Rodriguez. IDW is also home to the Library of American Comics imprint, which publishes classic comic reprints, Yoe! Books, a partnership with Yoe! Studio, and the multiple award-winning Artist’s Edition imprint.
IDW’s critically- and fan-acclaimed series are continually moving into new mediums. Currently, Jerry Bruckheimer Films and Disney are creating a feature film based on World War Robot; Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson and Warner Brothers are producing a film based on Ashley Wood’s Lore; Michael Bay’s Platinum Dunes and Sony are bringing Zombies vs. Robots to film, Kurtzman/Orci are producing a movie based on Locke & Key at Universal.