The Unlikeliest Superhero of All

 

Art by Art Cappello & Vince Alascia from the story “My Man” in First Kiss #11, Nov. 1959.

 

Transcript:

CAPTION: During every full moon Tallulah Tearwell becomes a living dynamo of emotional energy…capable of feats far beyond the ken of mortal man! Thus is born the legend of the unlikeliest superhero of all…PMS Woman!

VOICE COMING FROM OFF-PANEL: Wait! come back! The quicksand is sucking me under! I…ggglubb!

RUNNING WOMAN: That look of horror…can mean only one thing! He thinks I’m fat! Must go…shopping…before it’s too late!

1958 Art: Art Cappello & Vince Alascia Color by Allen Freeman

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CAPTION: During every full moon Tallulah Tearwell becomes a living dynamo of emotional energy...capable of feats far beyond the ken of mortal man! Thus is born the legend of the unlikeliest superhero of all...PMS Woman!

VOICE COMING FROM OFF-PANEL: Wait! come back! The quicksand is sucking me under! I...ggglubb!

RUNNING WOMAN: That look of horror...can mean only one thing! He thinks I'm fat! Must go...shopping...before it's too late!

1958 Art: Art Cappello & Vince Alascia Color by Allen Freeman

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Pregnant with Hope

Art by John Tartaglione from the story “The Sea Green Eyes!” from First Kiss #5, 1958.

 

 

Transcript:

WOMAN: One of us is pregnant!

MAN: I hope it’s me!

1958 Art: John Tartaglione Color: Allen Freeman

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WOMAN: One of us is pregnant!

MAN: I hope it's me!

1958 Art: John Tartaglione Color: Allen Freeman

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Your Wife’s Doppelgänger

Pencils by Bob Powell from the story “The Rat Man” in Tomb of Terror #5, Oct. 1952.

 

Transcript:

SCENE: Two men (one in a suit and the other in a policeman’s uniform) are looking at something off panel with curiosity and astonishment.

MAN IN SUIT: Do you know whom she reminds me of? Your wife!

POLICEMAN: This girl is beautiful…You’re crazy!*

MAN IN SUIT: Just picture your wife 15 years younger, 20 pounds lighter…her hair dyed, her nose operated on. The same girl!*

CAPTION: 1953 Pencils: Bob Powell Color: Diego Jourdan Pereira
*Dialogue from the 1931 film The Smiling Lieutenant
(Starring Maurice Chevalier, Claudette Colbert & Miriam Hopkins)

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SCENE: Two men (one in a suit and the other in a policeman's uniform) are looking at something off panel with curiosity and astonishment.

MAN IN SUIT: Do you know whom she reminds me of? Your wife!

POLICEMAN: This girl is beautiful...You’re crazy!*

MAN IN SUIT: Just picture your wife 15 years younger, 20 pounds lighter...her hair dyed, her nose operated on. The same girl!*

CAPTION: 1953 Pencils: Bob Powell Color: Diego Jourdan Pereira
*Dialogue from the 1931 film The Smiling Lieutenant
(Starring Maurice Chevalier, Claudette Colbert & Miriam Hopkins)

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Secret Origin of the Six Dollar Man

Art by Charles Nicholas & Sal Trapani from the story “Good Ole Joe” in FIRST KISS #1, 1957.

 

Transcript:

CAPTION: In the brutal, ancient past before web comics existed…

PANEL 1, SCENE: Young woman and man embrace in the background, looking towards an older woman in the foreground.

MAN: We’re getting married! In fact…You’re practically a grandma!

PANEL 2:

OLDER WOMAN: Dream on! You can’t support a family! You spend all your money on comic books!

MAN: T-t-then I’ll give up comics! I’ll go cold turkey!

CAPTION: “To take my mind off my comic book cravings, I took up less expensive, less dangerous hobbies: Smoking, drinking, skydiving without a parachute! But nothing worked until…”

CAPTION: “I had a brilliant idea!”

PANEL 3, SCENE: Man stubbing out cigarette in an ash tray.

MAN: I can still buy comics…if I sell one of my kidneys! But…what’ll I do next month?

CAPTION: Next: The Secret Origin of The Bionic Comic Fan
1957 Art: Charles Nicholas & Sal Trapani Color: Allen Freeman

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CAPTION: In the brutal, ancient past before web comics existed...

PANEL 1, SCENE: Young woman and man embrace in the background, looking towards an older woman in the foreground.

MAN: We're getting married! In fact...You're practically a grandma!

PANEL 2:

OLDER WOMAN: Dream on! You can’t support a family! You spend all your money on comic books!

MAN: T-t-then I'll give up comics! I'll go cold turkey!

CAPTION: “To take my mind off my comic book cravings, I took up less expensive, less dangerous hobbies: Smoking, drinking, skydiving without a parachute! But nothing worked until...”

CAPTION: “I had a brilliant idea!"

PANEL 3, SCENE: Man stubbing out cigarette in an ash tray.

MAN: I can still buy comics...if I sell one of my kidneys! But...what'll I do next month?

CAPTION: Next: The Secret Origin of The Bionic Comic Fan
1957 Art: Charles Nicholas & Sal Trapani Color: Allen Freeman

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Love? Scary Stuff!

Sex is one thing. But love? That can change everything!

Art attributed to Matt Baker from the story “Dungaree Doll” reprinted in First Love Illustrated #89, 1962.

 

Transcript:

MAN: I’m afraid I might…love you!

WOMAN: That’s…scary! ‘cause I might love you too!

Artist unknown, but may be Matt Baker Color: Diego Jourdan Pereira

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MAN: I’m afraid I might...love you!

WOMAN: That’s...scary! ‘cause I might love you too!

Artist unknown, but may be Matt Baker Color: Diego Jourdan Pereira

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