|I Love You|
I Love You #7, the first issue published by Charlton. Pencils by Jack Kirby.
|Publication date||July 1955 – May 1980|
|Number of issues||124|
|Artist(s)||Vince Colletta, Dick Giordano, Art Capello|
|Penciller(s)||Charles Nicholas, Norman Nodel, Joe Sinnott|
|Inker(s)||Vince Alascia, Vince Colletta|
|Editor(s)||Pat Masulli, Dick Giordano, Sal Gentile, George Wildman|
Notable creators who worked on the title included inker Vince Alascia, who contributed to nearly every issue during its 25-year run. Joe Sinnott drew many early covers; most were inked by Vince Colletta, who worked on the title during the period 1959–1968. Dick Giordano illustrated a number of covers during this period as well. Charles Nicholas was a frequent contributor from 1959–1976. Norman Nodel illustrated for the title from 1966 – c. 1972. Art Capello drew for the title throughout the 1970s, including many covers.
As with many comic book titles published at the time, I Love You did not start with issue number one. Its first issue was #7, continuing the numbering of the Charlton romance title In Love, which published two issues in 1955. (Charlton had picked up In Love from the defunct Mainline Publications [operated by Jack Kirby and Joe Simon], which published the first four issues.) Early issues of I Love You sported the tagline "True Love Stories."
Charlton published 115 issues of I Love You from July 1955 – December 1976. After a nearly three-year hiatus, Charlton resumed the series with issue #122 in March 1979. I Love You ran for nine more issues – most of which were filled with reprints – finally ending for good with issue #130 in May 1980.
Starting in the mid-1960s, I Love You featured rotating advice columns by Jeannette Copeland and Harold Gluck. Copeland's column was known as "Just Jeannette," while Gluck's were alternately titled "Canteen Corner" and "Teen-Age Troubles." In the mid-1970s, Jennifer White's "Jennifer's Corner" took over as the advice column.
The last few issues featured a letter column edited by Buck Mason called "Buck's Bag."
- Capello bio, Who's Who of American Comic Books, 1928–1999.