The Society of Slightly Useful Heroes

Inks by Dick Giordano from the story “Hello Beautiful” in First Kiss #12, Jan. 1960.

 

Transcript:

CAPTION #1: After its latest humiliating defeat, The Society of Slightly Useful Heroes meets in its secret headquarters. (Just off Highway 9! Ask for directions at the Motel 6.) Never has morale been so low! Never has the future looked so bleak! And never have the potato chips been so stale! Oh, what to do? What to do?

SCENE: Very unglamorous-looking group of people (three-women and two women) in a living room/parlor setting.)

CAPTION #2 is a Roll Call: Our Heroes: Princess PMS

Bowel Boy

Captain Kaput

Lady Looker

Quip Queen

WOMAN #1: Our foes are laughing at us! They say we’re Common Cowards!

WOMAN #2: B-But we’re not! Everyone knows…we’re super cowards!

1960 Inks: Dick Giordano New Color: Allen Freeman

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CAPTION #1: After its latest humiliating defeat, The Society of Slightly Useful Heroes meets in its secret headquarters. (Just off Highway 9! Ask for directions at the Motel 6.) Never has morale been so low! Never has the future looked so bleak! And never have the potato chips been so stale! Oh, what to do? What to do?

SCENE: Very unglamorous-looking group of people (three-women and two women) in a living room/parlor setting.)

CAPTION #2 is a Roll Call: Our Heroes: Princess PMS

Bowel Boy

Captain Kaput

Lady Looker

Quip Queen

WOMAN #1: Our foes are laughing at us! They say we’re Common Cowards!

WOMAN #2: B-But we’re not! Everyone knows...we’re super cowards!

1960 Inks: Dick Giordano New Color: Allen Freeman

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Jack Kirby & Marvel Romance Redux, Part 2

I had hoped to write a few paragraphs about Jack Kirby—who would’ve turned 103 on Aug. 28, 2020. However deadlines and life have kept me from that and other things I was planning for this week. But if you Google “Jack Kirby” you’ll find hundreds of sites with tributes better than anything I could come up with about the man who has justifiably been called “the King” of comics.

Instead, I’m posting the first page of the Marvel story that my two-part Kirby/Colletta webcomics are pulled from. I don’t feel comfortable posting more than that. It’s copyright, of course, Marvel Comics and appears here only for promotional and informational purposes.

Page 1 of my story “I Was a Beach Blanket Barbarian” in Marvel Romance Redux: But I Thought He Loved Me!” ©2006 Marvel Comics.

Marry…You?

 

Pencils by Jack Kirby from I Love You #7, Sept. 1955. Published by Charlton Comics.

I Hate to Brag, But…

Art by Vince Colletta Studio from the story “Girl Meets Boy!” in FIRST KISS #11, Nov. 1959.

 

 

Transcript:

MAN: I hate to brag, but…

WOMAN: But you’re so good at it!

MAN: I know! I even won a trophy! it’s huge…

WOMAN: I’ve seen big ones before!

MAN: Not like this!

1959 Art: Vince Colletta Studio Color: Diego Jourdan Pereira

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MAN: I hate to brag, but…

WOMAN: But you’re so good at it!

MAN: I know! I even won a trophy! it’s huge…

WOMAN: I’ve seen big ones before!

MAN: Not like this!

1959 Art: Vince Colletta Studio Color: Diego Jourdan Pereira

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