A Romantic New Year’s Resolution

Happy New Year! Thanks for reading in 2015.
May your 2016 be full of joy and kisses!  —John Lustig

Art by Syd Shores from the story "The Fatal Note" in NIGHTMARE #1, 1952.

Art by Syd Shores from the story “The Fatal Note” in NIGHTMARE #1, 1952.

 
Transcript:

SCENE: Man and woman are embracing. But the man is sweating profusely and looks nervously at the woman.

WOMAN: My New Year’s resolution is to get pregnant! And married! Not necessarily in that order, of course!

1952 Art: Syd Shores Re-Creation: Diego Jourdan Pereira

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SCENE: Man and woman are embracing. But the man is sweating profusely and looks nervously at the woman.

WOMAN: My New Year’s resolution is to get pregnant! And married! Not necessarily in that order, of course!

1952 Art: Syd Shores Re-Creation: Diego Jourdan Pereira

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Doggone Men?

Artist unknown. From the story "All That Glitters" in Cinderella Love #10, 1952.

Artist unknown. From the story “All That Glitters” in Cinderella Love #10, 1952.


 
Transcript:

SCENE: Young woman crying in the arms of an older woman—her mother.

YOUNG WOMAN: Men are such dogs!

OLDER WOMAN: Nonsense, dear! Dogs are faithful!

1952 Artist Unknown Re-Creation: Diego Jourdan Pereira

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SCENE: Young woman crying in the arms of an older woman---her mother.

YOUNG WOMAN: Men are such dogs!

OLDER WOMAN: Nonsense, dear! Dogs are faithful!

1952 Artist Unknown Re-Creation: Diego Jourdan Pereira

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Turned Down

Art by Nina Albright from the story "My Hotel Romance" in CINDERELLA LOVE #1, 1950.

Art by Nina Albright from the story “My Hotel Romance” in CINDERELLA LOVE #1, 1950.


 
Transcript:

SCENE: Blonde maid comforts a crying brunette maid.

BRUNETTE MAID: I wanted to say “yes!” But he requested turn down service!

1950 Art: Nina Albright Re-Creation: Diego Jourdan Pereira

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SCENE: Blonde maid comforts a crying brunette maid.

BRUNETTE MAID: I wanted to say “yes!” But he requested turn down service!

1950 Art: Nina Albright Re-Creation: Diego Jourdan Pereira

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Merry, Marry Christmas

Many thanks to my pal Mike Pascale for collaborating on this holiday treat. Merry—or even Marry—Christmas, everyone!

Art by Vince Colletta from the story "Involuntary Bride" in FIRST KISS #40, 1965.

Art by Vince Colletta from the story “Involuntary Bride” in FIRST KISS #40, 1965.


 
Transcript:

SCENE: A groom (in a Santa hat) and a bride kiss. In the background is a Christmas tree.

BOTH THINKING: Marry Christmas

1965 Art: Vince Colletta Preliminary Color: Diego Jourdan Pereira
Christmas Pizzaz & Holiday Spirit: Mike Pascale

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SCENE: A groom (in a Santa hat) and a bride kiss. In the background is a Christmas tree.

BOTH THINKING: Marry Christmas

1965 Art: Vince Colletta Preliminary Color: Diego Jourdan Pereira
Christmas Pizzaz & Holiday Spirit: Mike Pascale

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The Best Gift of All?

Here’s the first of this year’s two Christmas collaborations with my pal Mike Pascale. And for Christmas day? Mike and I have cooked up something sweeter than a Christmas sugar plum!

Art by Luis Dominguez from the story "Reckless Romance" in FIRST KISS #30, 1963.

Art by Luis Dominguez from the story “Reckless Romance” in FIRST KISS #30, 1963.


 
Transcript:
SCENE: Male Christmas elf talking to a female Christmas elf.

MALE ELF: Sex? for Christmas? Gee, that’s what I got you too!

1963 Art: Luis Dominguez Facial Color: Allen Freeman
Elf Haute Coutre & Holiday Spirit: Mike Pascale

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SCENE: Male Christmas elf talking to a female Christmas elf.

MALE ELF: Sex? for Christmas? Gee, that’s what I got you too!

1963 Art: Luis Dominguez Facial Color: Allen Freeman
Elf Haute Coutre & Holiday Spirit: Mike Pascale

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