From the June, 1957 issue of Bride’s Secrets comics, comes the story of Vicky who must choose between fame and a wedding band, while also fending off the advances of her manipulative boss, Mr Ross. To the modern reader there are some jarring moments, the first of which comes when Vicky rebuffs Mr Ross’s kisses. “All right, then,” he says. “I won’t kiss you… But nothing can stop me from asking you… Oh, Vicky… Darling, will you marry me?” That’s how you know we’re really in the ’50s: When the only way to get a girl to kiss you is to marry her. Later, he appears to smack the shit out of her when she tells him her show biz career is more important than his marriage proposal. Serves her right, selfish dame. But it’s the ending that REALLY knocks you for a loop. I guarantee your jaw will be on the floor. Also, a quick note on the look of this story. It has almost a ’40s noir feel to it, doesn’t it? The art feels closer to Dick Tracy than Archie, and the text is wordier isn’t it? It reads more like a pulp novel than the comics we’re used to today. It’s harder to get through, I think, but definitely worth it. Read the 1957 classic “Will You Marry Me?” after the jump.