Last Kiss specializes in outrageous, sexually charged, single-panel gags. But, for the next few weeks, that’s going to change.
Starting June 27, there will still be plenty of outrageous humor (and some sexual innuendos), but Last Kiss creator John Lustig is going long and wide with a 10-part storyline featuring perhaps the unlikeliest hero in comics:
“Martha StewTart…Domestic Superhero.”
“Most of my current readers have never seen this story,” said Lustig. “But back in 2001 a black-and-white version of ‘Martha StewTart’ appeared in my Last Kiss comic book series. It was easily one of the most popular stories in the series.”
The story shows how Martha—once a homemaker who’d need a cookbook and massive luck just to boil water—gains superpowers that turn her into a crazed, culinary superhero.
“In a way, she’s really more of a super villain,” explained Lustig. “She totally loses touch with reality. What she does to her poor husband is loony, but definitely criminal.”
In addition to being in color, each episode of the story will give readers a chance to see Lustig’s original 1960s romance source material. (Lustig bought the rights to the First Kiss romance series from Charlton Comics and rewrites them for Last Kiss.)
“On my website, along with each day’s episode of ‘Martha StewTart,’ I’ll be running the corresponding panels from the Charlton story “Forever and a Day” drawn by Charles Nicholas & Sal Trapani,” said Lustig. “I think it’s going to be a kick for readers to see how far (and how close) I came to the original romance storyline.”
Last Kiss appears Mondays, Wednesday and Fridays on http://www.gocomics.com/lastkiss
The “Martha StewTart” storyline begins June 27. It will be briefly interrupted by a special July 4th standalone Last Kiss comic jointly created by Lustig and Mike Pascale. Following that, “Martha Stewtart” resumes July 6 and concludes July 20.