Ms. Sniff

 

Art attributed to George Tuska from the “Glory Forbes” story in Rangers Comics #22, April 1945.

 

 

Transcript:

CAPTION: At first, Shirley Smelmoor was just a hardworking deodorant model–testing the olfactory limits of the latest pit protection devised by Dismal Hygiene, Inc! But then a new, experimental deodorant is accidentally mixed with radioactive ore! (Don’t ask how! It doesn’t make sense to us either!) And Shirley becomes Ms. Sniff–the Maid of Malodorous Might!

PANEL #1: Ms. Sniff is undressing on a dock.

MS. SNIFF (thinking): Stopping that bank robbery left me smelling worse than a skunk in a cesspool!

PANEL #2: Ms. Sniff dives off the pier into the water as a bystander comments.

BYSTANDER: Hey! What reeks? Did something die?MS. SNIFF (thinking): A quick bath in Lake Fetid should do the trick!

PANEL #3: Ms. Sniff is hiding in the water below the pier as she hears voices from above.

BYSTANDER: No! It’s worse! It’s Ms. Sniff…The siren of stench!

BYSTANDER #2: Again? That putrid pariah oughta be run out of town!

MS. SNIFF (thinking): Th-that voice! It’s my date…Paul!

CAPTION: What happens next? Find out in our next sinus-scorching adventure: “I’ll love you forever…as long as you’re downwind!”

1945 Art by George Tuska Color by Lustig

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CAPTION: At first, Shirley Smelmoor was just a hardworking deodorant model--testing the olfactory limits of the latest pit protection devised by Dismal Hygiene, Inc! But then a new, experimental deodorant is accidentally mixed with radioactive ore! (Don’t ask how! It doesn’t make sense to us either!) And Shirley becomes Ms. Sniff--the Maid of Malodorous Might!

PANEL #1: Ms. Sniff is undressing on a dock.

MS. SNIFF (thinking): Stopping that bank robbery left me smelling worse than a skunk in a cesspool!


PANEL #2: Ms. Sniff dives off the pier into the water as a bystander comments.

BYSTANDER: Hey! What reeks? Did something die?MS. SNIFF (thinking): A quick bath in Lake Fetid should do the trick!

PANEL #3: Ms. Sniff is hiding in the water below the pier as she hears voices from above.

BYSTANDER: No! It’s worse! It’s Ms. Sniff...The siren of stench!

BYSTANDER #2: Again? That putrid pariah oughta be run out of town!

MS. SNIFF (thinking): Th-that voice! It’s my date…Paul!

CAPTION: What happens next? Find out in our next sinus-scorching adventure: “I’ll love you forever…as long as you’re downwind!”

1945 Art by George Tuska Color by Lustig

Beautiful Lies

I’ve ordered a 10-pound box of dark chocolates (with whiskey centers) for you, my sweet!

Art attributed to John Prentice from the story “Bedeviled” in First Love Illustrated #69, Oct. 1956.

 

 

Transcript:

SCENE: Stern, scary man leaning into woman who seems frightened.

WOMAN: No more ugly truth! I want beautiful lies! And chocolate!

1956 Art: John Prentice Color: Diego Jourdan Pereira

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SCENE: Stern, scary man leaning into woman who seems frightened.

WOMAN: No more ugly truth! I want beautiful lies! And chocolate!

1956 Art: John Prentice Color: Diego Jourdan Pereira

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Lover Confusion

Art by Dick Giordano from the cover of Secrets of Young Brides #40, Dec. 1963.

 

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SCENE: Woman holding cigarette is talking to a man who has one hand on the doorknob of a door and the other is holding a lit pipe. He appears angry and ready to leave.

WOMAN: Did I have sex with your best friend? I’m not sure! Which one is he?

1963 Art: Dick Giordano Color: Diego Jourdan Pereira

Art by Dick Giordano from the cover of Secrets of Young Brides #40, Dec. 1963.

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SCENE: Woman holding cigarette is talking to a man who has one hand on the doorknob of a door and the other is holding a lit pipe. He appears angry and ready to leave.

WOMAN: Did I have sex with your best friend? I’m not sure! Which one is he?

1963 Art: Dick Giordano Color: Diego Jourdan Pereira

Art by Dick Giordano from the cover of Secrets of Young Brides #40, Dec. 1963.

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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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