Not So Old After All

Below is the original 1960s First Kiss romance art. No commentary this time. I’m too busy, busy, busy with the Emerald City Comic Con. I’ll be at Booth #708.

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SCENE: Young woman in a bathing suit is smiling at a leering older man.

WOMAN: Really! You’re not so old…for someone in your tax bracket!

Art by Vince Colletta Studio

I Have Morals! For Now…

New Dialog Contest

Time for a new dialog challenge.  Take a look at the original 1959 romance art (from First Kiss #7) below and come up with a clever bit of dialog that one (or both) of the characters would say next. You can submit the dialog as a comment on my Last Kiss Facebook page. If you’re Facebook shy, submit it as a comment to this blog post. No prizes. No deadlines. No pressure!

The Original Story:

In case you’re wondering, the context for the original panel is that Jerry has just arrived at his former girlfriend’s house and gotten a welcoming kiss from the girl in the panel. He thinks it’s his former girlfriend, but—surprise! It’s really his former girlfriend’s identical cousin.

(Yes, this was basically the plot of every episode of The Patty Duke Show—which first aired in 1963—four years after this story was published.)

Jerry and the cousin enjoy the kiss. A lot.  And—as it always does when you find yourself dating someone who looks exactly like the girl who rejected you—love proves irresistible.

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SCENE: Woman smiles and touches a man's chin playfully.

WOMAN: I’m not drunk enough to go home with you! Maybe later!

Artist unknown

Bed Rest? You Wish!

Below is the original 1960s art. (If it appears squished in your browser then click on the image to unsquish and enlarge!)

I’m showing the entire page here—and without any touch ups—just to show how much cleaning some of the art needs before I can use it.

Some need very little. This page needed needed a bit more than most—but far less than some!—because I had to scan from a negative. The negatives I received from Charlton always seem to be dirtier and drop out more detail than Charlton’s photostats.

In case you’re wondering, I’ve digitally reversed the whites and blacks of the negative so that it looks like a like a regular page of art.

Click on image to enlarge.

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SCENE: Woman in bed alone. She's talking to someone who is off-camera.

WOMAN: You can rest later! Get back in bed!

Art by Vince Colletta Studio

I’m a Gift! Unwrap Me Quick!

Below is the original 1960s art—featuring a theme that only makes sense if you have the IQ of mud…or possibly if you’re in love:

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MAN: I’ve got something big and hard for you!

WOMAN: It better be a diamond!

Art by Dick Giordano with possible assist by Vince Colletta.

The Pain of Sexy You

And here’s the original romance art from the 1960s. One headache on the way!

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WOMAN: Oh, no! I’ve got a headache! You must be horny!

Art by Vince Colletta Studio