The Shadow of Love

I did Last Kiss comics for every issue of Comics Buyer’s Guide from 2000 until the magazine ended in 2013. This is one of my favorites—from 2005.

Panel 1 Art: Vince Colletta Studio from FIRST KISS #20, 1961.

Panel 1 Art: Vince Colletta Studio from “A Bouquet of Roses” in FIRST KISS #20, 1961.

And…

Inks by Dick Giordano from the story "My Ben" in FIRST KISS #14, 1960.

Inks by Dick Giordano from the story “My Ben” in FIRST KISS #14, 1960.

 
Transcript:

PANEL 1, SCENE: Woman watching the shadow of a man.

CAPTION: As she sadly sang “Happy Birthday” to herself, Maggie McGoo caught her first glimpse of the Shadow Man in the flickering light of the cake’s candles…and suddenly she didn’t feel so alone!

WOMAN (thinking): He’s definitely boyfriend material! After all, black goes with everything!

PANEL 2, SCENE: The silhouette of a man and woman talking and perhaps about to kiss.

CAPTION: After awhile, she stopped dating other men. It was so much easer to spend her time with the shadow of a man than the real thing! Little by little, reality faded away…until all that remained was a Shadow Man…and a Shadow Woman!

WOMAN: Will we always be together, darling?

MAN: Yes, dear! Without a shadow of a doubt!

Panel 1 Art: Vince Colletta Studio Panel 2 Art: Inked by Dick Giordano

20.1.4.6. & 14.2.2.4

↓ Transcript
PANEL 1, SCENE: Woman watching the shadow of a man.

CAPTION: As she sadly sang “Happy Birthday” to herself, Maggie McGoo caught her first glimpse of the Shadow Man in the flickering light of the cake’s candles…and suddenly she didn’t feel so alone!

WOMAN (thinking): He’s definitely boyfriend material! After all, black goes with everything!

PANEL 2, SCENE: The silhouette of a man and woman talking and perhaps about to kiss.

CAPTION: After awhile, she stopped dating other men. It was so much easer to spend her time with the shadow of a man than the real thing! Little by little, reality faded away…until all that remained was a Shadow Man…and a Shadow Woman!

WOMAN: Will we always be together, darling?

MAN: Yes, dear! Without a shadow of a doubt!

Panel 1 Art: Vince Colletta Studio Panel 2 Art: Inked by Dick Giordano

20.1.4.6. & 14.2.2.4