I Lead a Simple Life

I love the photos, but I’ll admit that I haven’t watched the film they’re taken from—yet. From the clips I’ve seen and the Wikipedia listing and the IMDB description that I’ve read, this is one very highly stylized, supremely campy and weird movie.

In short, as a serious movie—it’s not to be recommended. But as unintentionally funny tale with a lot of interesting visuals—maybe.

If you want to check it out, the whole film is on Youtube here.

 

 

 

Transcript:

SCENE: A photo of a woman wearing a fancy, feathered headpiece and many jewels. She has her eyes closed.

WOMAN: I lead a simple life. Just me and my servants! And perhaps their families. I’m not really sure, but…I think
they might live in one of my nicer dungeons!

Alla Nazimova in the title role of the 1923 film Salome.
New dialogue by John Lustig

Photo: Alla_Nazimova_in-Salome_1923_short

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SCENE: A photo of a woman wearing a fancy, feathered headpiece and many jewels. She has her eyes closed.

WOMAN: I lead a simple life. Just me and my servants! And perhaps their families. I’m not really sure, but...I think
they might live in one of my nicer dungeons!

Alla Nazimova in the title role of the 1923 film Salome.
New dialogue by John Lustig

Photo: Alla_Nazimova_in-Salome_1923_short

Alla Nazimova in the title role of the 1923 film Salome.
New dialogue by John Lustig

Image: Alla_Nazimova_in-Salome


Tattoo Terror

My thanks to guest writer Tony Isabella for the great gag…and never showing me any of his tattoos. (If he has any.)

Art by Vince Colletta Studio from the story “I Chose Heartbreak” in FIRST KISS #37, 1964.

Transcript:

SCENE: Woman with a tattoo of a black teardrop below one eye is standing outside in the rain.

WOMAN: I thought Blaine would be turned on by my stylish teardrop tattoos. But, instead…he seems terrified of me!

1964 Art: Vince Colletta Studio Color: Diego Jourdan Pereira
Guest Writer & Prison Tattoo Artist: Tony Isabella

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SCENE: Woman with a tattoo of a black teardrop below one eye is standing outside in the rain.

WOMAN: I thought Blaine would be turned on by my stylish teardrop tattoos. But, instead...he seems terrified of me!

1964 Art: Vince Colletta Studio Color: Diego Jourdan Pereira
Guest Writer & Prison Tattoo Artist: Tony Isabella

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Women Tell Me That A Lot

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

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WOMAN: You make me want to puke!

MAN: Women tell me that a lot! But when I kiss ‘em...very few actually barf!


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

Beware! Beach Monsters!

Tony Isabella‘s love for “Uncle Godzilla” isn’t exactly a secret.

For years Tony has been proclaiming himself “the pastor of the First Church of Godzilla.

Kinky? Sure. But Tony assures me that I have nothing to worry about. (No virgins, giant moths or three-headed dragons were sacrificed in the making of today’s comic.)

I appreciate Tony’s passion for giant, god-like creatures. So expect more Gorgo comics to pop up here—occasionally—in the future.

Will they be religious experiences? I don’t know. But I’m sure they’ll be funny.

Now let us prey!

Art by Steve Ditko from the story “Goro’s Triumph!” in Gorgo #11, Feb. 1963.

 

 

Transcript:

SCENE: Gorgo (a Godzilla like creature) attacks a movie crew that’s filming on a beach.

GORGO (thinking): Their Covid-19 numbers are climbing…and they have their beaches open! No social distancing! No masks! Uncle Godzilla definitely nailed it…about “the folly of man!”

1963 Art: Steve Ditko
Guest Dialogue: Tony Isabella

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SCENE: Gorgo (a Godzilla like creature) attacks a movie crew that's filming on a beach.

GORGO (thinking): Their Covid-19 numbers are climbing...and they have their beaches open! No social distancing! No masks! Uncle Godzilla definitely nailed it...about “the folly of man!”

1963 Art: Steve Ditko
Guest Dialogue: Tony Isabella

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Super Sisterhood

Super fun (and dietary guidance) from Black Lightning creator Tony Isabella.

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

 

 

Transcript:

SCENE: Costumed superhero woman is changing in an alley when she spots a man and a woman talking.

SUPERHERO: My ex doesn’t realize it, but he’s hooking up with a villainess who will drain all his stamina. Oh, heck, he was a lousy boyfriend in and out of the sack. Who am I to deny a sister a light snack?

1952 Art: Art Saaf & Mike Peppe Color: Diego Jourdan Pereira
Guest Writer: Tony Isabella

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SCENE: Costumed superhero woman is changing in an alley when she spots a man and a woman talking.

SUPERHERO: My ex doesn’t realize it, but he’s hooking up with a villainess who will drain all his stamina. Oh, heck, he was a lousy boyfriend in and out of the sack. Who am I to deny a sister a light snack?

1952 Art: Art Saaf & Mike Peppe Color: Diego Jourdan Pereira
Guest Writer: Tony Isabella

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