Brides in Love
Cover to Brides in Love #1 (Aug. 1956).
Publication information
Publisher Charlton Comics
Schedule Bimonthly
Format Ongoing series
Genre Romance
Publication date Aug. 1956 – Feb. 1965
Number of issues 45

Brides in Love (cover title Stories of Brides in Love) is a comic book series in the romance comics genre. It was published by Charlton Comics in the 1950s and 1960s. With Brides in Love “Charlton checked out the strength of the romance market” (for the superhero market, Charlton introduced the comic Nature Boy).[1]

One of Charlton's longest lasting series, Brides in Love was published from August 1956 to November 1965. At that point, the title was "split" into two ongoing comics, Hollywood Romances and Summer Love, both of which continued the numbering of Brides in Love.[2][3] Hollywood Romances lasted 14 additional issues, publishing its final issue, #59, in June 1971. Summer Love only lasted three issues, publishing its final issue, #48, in Nov. 1968.


  1. Mike Benton: The Comic Book in America. An Illustrated History. Taylor Pub., 1989, p. 55.
  2. "Bridal" to "Bridgework," Michigan State University Libraries, Special Collections Division, Reading Room Index to the Comic Art Collection. Accessed April 4, 2011.
  3. Brides in Love entry, ComicVine. Accessed April 4, 2011.

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