I Slept with Your Brother Because…

At best, love is a leap of faith off a cliff of uncertainty…into a whirlpool of passion. At worst, it’s a belly flop into heartbreak!

But this is Leap Day. So what the heck? Leap!

A Peek at the Original Romance Art…

The panel below is from a story about a prim, young woman who wants to be bad. So she dresses up like a slut and pretends to be faster than a race car on an oiled track. But then a boy (whom she met earlier on the boardwalk) calls her bluff and kisses her. Urk!

Instantly she’s back to her prim, confused and boy-less self! Or…is she?

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WOMAN (talking to a man) I thought I was in love before...but it turns out I was just horny!

Inks by Dick Giordano

Sex? Dad’s Such a Sport!

Below is the original 1965 romance comic art. Football, hockey, skiing—they’re okay. But sisters stealing each others boyfriends? Now that’s a sport!

Click image to enlarge.

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SCENE: Two women talking.

FIRST WOMAN: The paternity tests are back!

SECOND WOMAN: So, who’s the lucky dad? The ski team? or the Hockey team?

Art by Vince Colletta Studio

Beauty Sleeps

And here’s an alternative universe version of reality–the original romance art and text from the early 1960s…

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SCENE: Someone talking to an unhappy man.

SPEAKER: Great first date! But I need a nap…before my sex change tomorrow!

Art by Vince Colletta Studio

Smooch Emergency

And here’s the original romance art. Click to enlarge.

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SCENE: Woman standing in a doorway, looking wide-eyed at a man kissing another woman (or man?)

WOMAN IN DOORWAY: So, it’s not a kiss? it’s mouth-to-mouth resexitation?

Pencils by Vince Colletta Inks by Dick Giordano

The it’s Too-Late, Birth Control Plan

And here’s the original romance art—before it got the Last Kiss update:

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SCENE: A woman looks sad.

WOMAN (thinking): I’ll say it’s a miracle! Another virgin birth!

Art by Vince Colletta Studio