Stan Lee’s Birthday

Besides paying tribute to Stan Lee, today’s comic is also special because it’s given me an idea for something new for Last Kiss. Or rather something old that many of you haven’t seen before.

You see, I originally created today’s Last Kiss years ago as part of my long-running comic strip for Comics Buyer’s Guide (CBG.) While looking at it and my other CBG comics, I thought, “Hey some of these aren’t bad. And most of ’em have never been reprinted. Hmmm…”

So, for the next few Fridays, I’ll be reprinting the best of my CBG strips. Whether I continue doing so will largely depends on reader reactions. I hope you like ’em. Let me know what you think.

—John Lustig

Original Art:

Art from an old, Fox News interview with Stan Lee.

 

Dialogue Transcript:

CAPTION: Welcome to the exciting world of comics–where all sentences end in exclamation marks! All wars end with knockout punches! And outrageous fantasies never end!

PANEL #1
SCENE: Stan Lee is being interviewed by a man as a beautiful, scantily-clad woman in a super-hero-ish costume sits in the background,

INTERVIEWER: I’m here with Stan Lee and one of the many super-heroes he…

WOMAN: Me? A super-hero?

STAN: Try again, True Believer!

PANEL 2
SCENE: Closeup of Interviewer.
INTERVIEWER: Oh, my! Then you must be a…(gulp!)…super villain, right?

PANEL 3
SCENE: Cut back to all three of them. Stan smiles and pumps his fist.
WOMAN: No! I’m just Stan’s secretary! He says all the women who work in comics dress like this!
INTERVIEWER: Sheer genius! And that’s why Stan’s the man!
STAN: Excelsior!

CAPTION: Playfully dedicated to Stan Lee on what would’ve been his 96th birthday.

Art © 2018 Marvel Characters, Inc. Used with permission.

Art Code: RomitaStanLeeStrip

↓ Transcript
CAPTION: Welcome to the exciting world of comics--where all sentences end in exclamation marks! All wars end with knockout punches! And outrageous fantasies never end!

PANEL #1
SCENE: Stan Lee is being interviewed by a man as a beautiful, scantily-clad woman in a super-hero-ish costume sits in the background,

INTERVIEWER: I'm here with Stan Lee and one of the many super-heroes he...

WOMAN: Me? A super-hero?

STAN: Try again, True Believer!


PANEL 2
SCENE: Closeup of Interviewer.
INTERVIEWER: Oh, my! Then you must be a...(gulp!)...super villain, right?

PANEL 3
SCENE: Cut back to all three of them. Stan smiles and pumps his fist.
WOMAN: No! I'm just Stan's secretary! He says all the women who work in comics dress like this!
INTERVIEWER: Sheer genius! And that's why Stan's the man!
STAN: Excelsior!

CAPTION: Playfully dedicated to Stan Lee on what would’ve been his 96th birthday.

Art © 2018 Marvel Characters, Inc. Used with permission.

Art Code: RomitaStanLeeStrip

Text ©2010 & 2018 Last Kiss Inc. Color by Allen Freeman