Poor Bonnie Taylor!
When I was searching out romance comic covers for my previous post, I stumbled on a little meta-series. I didn’t see this in any other covers I found, but it appears that DC’s Young Romance series had an ongoing feature for this character. Bonnie Taylor, airline stewardess, very unlucky in love and always zipping around the world. It’s a good setup for an ongoing series! I guess she wasn’t popular enough to get one, but she did get featured on the cover of several issues.
I’m sure the stories are mostly just schlocky 60s comic stuff. Without any context, though, these covers are hilariously tragic. Whatever story I’m imagining here is probably better than the actual comics, and I want to keep it that way.
I’m very, very concerned about Bonnie Taylor’s mental health here, I must say. Does she have a support system about this? Actually, almost certainly no. She probably doesn’t even have a permanent address with her stewardess job, making it all the more tragic. And now with issue 131, her coworker’s stolen her man… Damn that Lori!
…And that’s it. Bonnie Taylor didn’t appear on any covers, or even get mentioned. Maybe she still got back-up stories, but I’m not doing the work to find out. I’d like to imagine she’s still out there to this day, age 77, still riding around the world. Maybe she’s a pilot now. But she’s definitely still getting her heart broken by men.
Someone at DC Comics should absolutely write that storyline.
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