Let’s Face It—Last Kiss Anniversary

The first Last Kiss comic appeared during the Stone Age (1996) in the late, lamented COMICS BUYER’S GUIDE. But nine years ago on Jan. 19, I re-invented Last Kiss and launched it as a webcomic on GoComics.com.

Since then I’ve done about 1,400 comics. I’m looking forward to doing at least 1,400 more. Oh, heck. Let’s make it 14,000 more!

So Happy Anniversary to me. And thank you for reading my comics—whether it’s on GoComics.com, here or elsewhere!

—John Lustig

Art by Vince Colletta Studio from the story “A Moment to Remember” from FIRST KISS #21, 1961.

 

Transcript:

SCENE: Woman talking to a man whose face is completely blacked out.

WOMAN: You’re not getting paid?!!

MAN: Nope! I’m just appearing in this comic to get my name [name scratched out] and face known!

1961 Art: Vince Colletta Studio Color: Allen Freeman

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Art by Vince Colletta Studio from the story “A Moment to Remember” from FIRST KISS #21, 1961.

 

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SCENE: Woman talking to a man whose face is completely blacked out.

WOMAN: You’re not getting paid?!!

MAN: Nope! I’m just appearing in this comic to get my name [name scratched out] and face known!

1961 Art: Vince Colletta Studio Color: Allen Freeman

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Art by Vince Colletta Studio from the story "A Moment to Remember" from FIRST KISS #21, 1961.

Old Problem, New Sister

Art by Charles Nicholas & Sal Trapani from the story “He’s Not Good Enough” in FIRST KISS #5, 1958.

 

Transcript:

WOMAN: I didn’t cheat on you! That was my twin sister!

MAN: B-but…You don’t have a sister!

WOMAN: I do now!

1958 Art: Charles Nicholas & Sal Trapani Color: Diego Jourdan Pereira
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Art by Charles Nicholas & Sal Trapani from the story “He’s Not Good Enough” in FIRST KISS #5, 1958.

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WOMAN: I didn’t cheat on you! That was my twin sister!

MAN: B-but...You don’t have a sister!

WOMAN: I do now!

1958 Art: Charles Nicholas & Sal Trapani Color: Diego Jourdan Pereira
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Art by Charles Nicholas & Sal Trapani from the story "He’s Not Good Enough" in FIRST KISS #5, 1958.

See Student

Art by Vince Colletta Studio from the story “Old Enough to Marry” in FIRST KISS #24, 1962.

 

Transcript:

Two young women/girls in a bedroom studying.

WOMAN: I used to be a “C student!” But now I’m a “Double D!”

1962 Art: Vince Colletta Studio Color: Allen Freeman

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Art by Vince Colletta Studio from the story “Old Enough to Marry” in FIRST KISS #24, 1962.

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Two young women/girls in a bedroom studying.

WOMAN: I used to be a “C student!” But now I’m a “Double D!”

1962 Art: Vince Colletta Studio Color: Allen Freeman

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Art by Vince Colletta Studio from the story "Old Enough to Marry" in FIRST KISS #24, 1962.

Laughing Lovers

Art by Art Saaf & Mike Peppe from the story “Kiss and Run” in NEW ROMANCES #14, 1952.

 

Transcript:

MAN: I’m a catch! I make women laugh…sometimes on purpose!

1952 Art: Art Saaf & Mike Peppe Color: Diego Jourdan Pereira

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Art by Art Saaf & Mike Peppe from the story “Kiss and Run” in NEW ROMANCES #14, 1952.

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MAN: I’m a catch! I make women laugh...sometimes on purpose!

1952 Art: Art Saaf & Mike Peppe Color: Diego Jourdan Pereira

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Art by Art Saaf & Mike Peppe from the story "Kiss and Run" in NEW ROMANCES #14, 1952. copy

Fashion? That’s a Crime!

Art by Dick Giordano & Vince Alascia from the story “The Big Meet” in FRANK MERRIWELL AT YALE #2, 1955.

 

Transcript:

CROOK #1: Sure, we’re crooks! But—honestly! Do we have to dress like crooks?

1955 Art: Dick Giordano & Vince Alascia Color: Diego Jourdan Pereira

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Art by Dick Giordano & Vince Alascia from the story “The Big Meet” in FRANK MERRIWELL AT YALE #2, 1955.

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CROOK #1: Sure, we’re crooks! But---honestly! Do we have to dress like crooks?

1955 Art: Dick Giordano & Vince Alascia Color: Diego Jourdan Pereira

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Art by Dick Giordano & Vince Alascia from the story "The Big Meet" in FRANK MERRIWELL AT YALE #2, 1955.