Dear Abby is a syndicated advice column dating from 1956, currently written by Jeanne Phillips. Earl Wilson was an American journalist, gossip columnist, and author, whose New York Post column ran from 1942 to 1983. Jackie Collins is a prolific English novelist, whose 26 novels have all been New York Times bestsellers.
Johnny Carson (1925-2005) was an American comedian and television host. He hosted The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson from 1962 to 1992.
The symbol on the back of Judy's jacket is two female (Venus) symbols joined together to resemble a male (Mars) symbol. This is not the most common way to make a lesbian symbol, but it is recognizable as such. "Joy Division," seen under the symbol, was an English rock band formed in 1976 and transformed into New Order in 1980, after the lead singer committed suicide.
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Transmission by Joy Division
Blue Monday by New Order
A mated pair will spend long periods of time simply sitting next to one another.
"Secret Hearts" is a fictional soap opera which has appeared before, in the DC universe, notably when Supergirl worked as an actress.
These are the lyrics to the theme song of the horror-inspired sitcom The Addams Family, which is shown playing on the TV.
Bette, Kate, and Judy take on the roles of the Fates, as seen on page 70.