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So, yeah, typically holiday books are dumping grounds for throwaway work aimed at the guy who has to buy everything on the racks. BUT it’s also a proving ground for young writers and artists and is, occasionally, the place old stars roll out a brilliant short they’ve wanted to tell for years. Is this late-90s Marvel Valentines Day book a hidden gem or a low-rent cash-grab? I don’t know, but for the price it’s not going to hurt to find out.

Here’s something a bit more reliable. We know what’s going to happen in this one. These old romance books dealt so squarely in archetypes and convention, that I could probably just tell you what happens based on the cover. Still, every so often these will throw you for a loop that makes sci-fi comics look grounded. I just wish this one revealed some REAL bride secrets, like the sort I’ve seen in adult film.

It would’ve been easy to go with Amazing Spider-Man annual 21 for Valentines Day. It has one of my favorite romantic covers and just makes your heart melt to look at it. But what about this? Just as important as a wedding is the proposal. No proposal, no wedding, right? Buried in this otherwise forgettable issue, we’ve got Peter’s proposal to Mary Jane. Romance. Also, look at this awesome cover. “Hiding in Pittsburgh won’t save you” is fantastically self-aware.

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Valentine’s Day IS right around the corner, after all…

Nothing says Gender Equality quite like…

Wonder Woman earrings. 

First off – I’ve never seen earrings that appear to be pins before. Kind of what you’d picture on the table of a high school ska band – but with a clip to put on your ear. Maybe some real new merch opportunities being underused here guys. Two really NICE options in this direction, then I’ll give you something that’s a little more¬†bourgeois.

Okay, I can dig that. Cool image, iconic look, but… do I think any woman in my world, even ones interested in comic books, would wear these? Not so much.

These are just ugly. I mean, there’s zero effort and then there’s ZERO effort. Come on!

And here are the winners. Pretty classy, solid craftsmanship. If I were to buy some Wonder Woman earrings today, these are the ones. Boo-yah – Valentines Day shopping, COMPLETE!

* ComicNoize does not endorse the idea of buying your significant other Wonder Woman earrings unless explicitly instructed to. Really.

** I did have to look up how to spell bourgeois. I googled “booshwaa” first. No luck.

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