Comic Reality

As announced last week, I’m doing a little experiment. Every Friday, I’m going to run one of my old Last Kiss comics that originally appeared Comics Buyer’s Guide (CBG.) Most have never been reprinted or appeared anywhere except CBG. And almost all of them were multi-panel, black & white and had comic book themes.

I really have no idea how my current readers will react since these comics are so different from the color, single-panel gags I usually do now. But I hope you like ’em. If so, I’ll keep running them.

Art by Vince Colletta Studio from the story Love’s Lovely Mirage” in FIRST KISS #36, 1964.

 

Transcript:

CAPTION: Is Pluto a planet again? Or is he just Mickey Mouse’s dog? Can pigs fly? (And, if so…Economy or First Class?) Do robots have souls? (How about Rhumbas?) Will these dumb questions ever end? Who knows? Certainly, not Mary Mylar! And these mind-boggling uncertainties are making her sick!

PANEL #1: Female Nurse and woman patient talking in a hospital setting. The patient is in bed.

PATIENT: I thought reality was real! But now…I’m not sure! Maybe the universe is just a constantly shifting state of mind! Oh, maybe the doctor will know!

NURSE: Have you ever considered a brain transplant?

PANEL 2: Patient and male doctor talking.

CAPTION: Fortunately, Dr. Otto Quackenflap is on the case!

DOCTOR: I’ve quadrupled your tranquilizers and…I’m prescribing a lifetime supply of comic books! After a few years, you’ll find that nothing ever really changes in comics!

PATIENT: At last! Something I can believe in!

1964 Art: Vince Colletta Studio ©2006 & 2018 Last Kiss Inc

Art Code: 36.1.8.1-2

 

 

↓ Transcript
CAPTION: Is Pluto a planet again? Or is he just Mickey Mouse’s dog? Can pigs fly? (And, if so...Economy or First Class?) Do robots have souls? (How about Rhumbas?) Will these dumb questions ever end? Who knows? Certainly, not Mary Mylar! And these mind-boggling uncertainties are making her sick!

PANEL #1: Female Nurse and woman patient talking in a hospital setting. The patient is in bed.

PATIENT: I thought reality was real! But now…I’m not sure! Maybe the universe is just a constantly shifting state of mind! Oh, maybe the doctor will know!

NURSE: Have you ever considered a brain transplant?

PANEL 2: Patient and male doctor talking.

CAPTION: Fortunately, Dr. Otto Quackenflap is on the case!

DOCTOR: I’ve quadrupled your tranquilizers and…I’m prescribing a lifetime supply of comic books! After a few years, you’ll find that nothing ever really changes in comics!

PATIENT: At last! Something I can believe in!

1964 Art: Vince Colletta Studio ©2006 & 2018 Last Kiss Inc

Art Code: 36.1.8.1-2