Birth of a Great Idea

Years ago, my wife and I went to break the big news to her parents: They were going to become grandparents for the first time.

To my astonishment, my overjoyed mother-in-law ignored my wife. Instead she hugged me and gushed, “Oh thank you, John!”

My response?

“Hey! My pleasure!”

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MAN: Having kids will be easy! We'll split all the work!

WOMAN: Great! You give birth first! I'll go second!

Art by Vince Colletta Studio

Honeymoon Swoon! So Soon?

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MAN: Wow! This is a first! None of my other wives wanted a divorce...until after our honeymoon!

Art by Vince Colletta Studio

No Sex In Sex Ed

Extra credit assignment: Don’t get pregnant!

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WOMAN (to students): No drinking or sex in class! use the parking lot…like everyone else!

Art by Charles Nicholas and Sal Trapani

I’m Not Ready for My Closeup, Mr. DeMille

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WOMAN: Does this closeup make me look fat?

Art by Vince Colletta Studio

Ten Years Ago: 9-11

I don’t know if I was the first person to compare the 9-11 rescuers to superheroes. But I know for certain that I wasn’t the last. It was a popular theme in all the tributes that appeared in the coming months–especially for those of us working in the comics field.

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CAPTION: Sept. 9, 2001: Bored, billionaire playboy Wayne Bruce is alarmed when he turns on his 3,200-inch TV and his favorite cartoon show, has been pre-empted by ...

WAYNE BRUCE: …a terrorist attack? Why aren’t Captain U.S.A. and Princess Amazon protecting us?

WOMAN: Because they’re just cartoon characters, Mr. Bruce!

WAYNE BRUCE: Gulp! Don’t we have any real super-heroes?

WOMAN: look at the TV! People are risking their lives to save others! If
they’re not superheroes...who are?

CAPTION: Dedicated to the 9-11 Rescue Workers

CAPTION: Originally presented in Comics Buyer’s Guide--Sept . 2001