*Romance: While the horror and crime series generally got the brunt of the blame for the comic-burning and mass cries for censorship of the 1950’s, romance certainly came in for its share of criticism, and one of the examples cited by popular psychologists at the time was Charlton’s True Life Secrets #23. The cover depicted a shapely young lady with far too much eyeshadow contemplating some proffered bling, and asking the question; “…And just what must I do to get those?”. Contextually, it looks like the gentleman wasn’t expecting her to do his windows, his taxes, or his motor maintenance. The contents, though competent, are relatively innocuous (sorry to disappoint), but the cover caused outrage, and remains infamous today. This copy is a lovely high grade – FN/VF – and is on sale at £80.