Shopping for Sex

Bob died years ago, but Mr. Barnes is just delivering Bob’s angry, insulting letter to Sheila (Bob’s old girlfriend) now. And now…let’s see if we can make Sheila feel even worse.

Original art from "Letter from Long Ago" in First Kiss, 1958.

Original art from “Letter from Long Ago” in First Kiss, 1958.

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SCENE: Woman talking to a man.

WOMAN: My job? I’m a personal shopping consultant! I tell men what I like…and they buy it
for me!

Art: Dick Giordano & possibly V. Colletta Color by Allen Freeman
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6.1.2.1

Whine Cooler

Original art from First Kiss #21, 1961.

Original art from First Kiss #21, 1961.

 

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SCENE: Man talking to woman.

MAN: most women think I’m a whiny loser! But…you’re different, right?

Art: Charles Nicholas & Sal Trapani Color: Allen Freeman
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21.3.1.3

Sleeping with Friends

First Kiss #37, 1964

Art from “Change of Heart” in First Kiss #37, 1964. Click image to enlarge.

 

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SCENE: Man and woman are dancing.

WOMAN: I haven’t slept with all your friends---just the cute ones!

Art: Vince Colletta Studio
Color: Allen Freeman
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37.2.5.3

Lust? Not This Time, Buster!

Art from First Kiss #32, 1963. Click art to enlarge.

Art from First Kiss #32, 1963. Click art to enlarge.

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SCENE: On a penthouse rooftop, a woman in a cocktail dress recoils as an older man reaches out to her.

WOMAN: Sure, I’ve dated men older than you! But that was different! I liked them!

Art : Vince Colletta Studio Color : Allen Freeman
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FK32

Science Fiction Girl

Original art from Just Married #10, 1959.

Original art from Just Married #10, 1959.

I could be wrong, but it seems like women in popular entertainment are more likely to be portrayed as strong, heroic action-oriented characters if the stories are science fiction or fantasy-based.

Buffy, Xena, Wonder Woman, Emma Peal, Ellen Ripley, Sarah Connor, Lara Croft, etc.

Why? Is it safer if it’s a fantasy?

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SCENE: Woman sitting at desk with a pen in her hand.

WOMAN: I’m writing science fiction, so…gosh! Maybe the hero can be a girl!

Art: Vince Colletta
Restoration & Color: Diego Jourdan Pereira

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