Save Your Marriage with Comics!

I’m not attending the San Diego Comic-Con this year. But there’s some great Last Kiss merchandise for sale at Prism Comics, Booth 2144. I hope you can take a look.

Original Vintage Art & Text

Inked by Dick Giordano in the story “My Foolish Heart” in First Kiss #21, 1961. Curious to see more? Click the link to read the entire vintage comic book.

 

Transcript:

CAPTION: “On the highway of romance, our love had been hit by a moving van of pain and boredom. And now it was just a matter of scraping up the disgusting roadkill that remained of our marriage!
And yet…”

PANEL ONE SCENE: A mother comforts her crying adult daughter.

DAUGHTER: Mom! I still love him! What can I do?

MOM: have you two ever tried reading comic books?

PANEL 2:

SCENE: The daughter opens the door to a smiling man.

CAPTION: It sounded crazy! But after reading our first Last Kiss, we were like newlyweds again!

MAN: Good news! I bought out the comic shop! We can read comics every night!

DAUGHTER: At last, we’ll have something to do in bed!

CAPTION: Comics: Cheaper than alimony…and a lot more fun!

Inked by Dick Giordano
First Kiss #21, 1961
21.5.4.2-3

 

↓ Transcript
CAPTION: “On the highway of romance, our love had been hit by a moving van of pain and boredom. And now it was just a matter of scraping up the disgusting roadkill that remained of our marriage!
And yet…”
PANEL ONE SCENE: A mother comforts her crying adult daughter.
DAUGHTER: Mom! I still love him! What can I do?
MOM: have you two ever tried reading comic books?
PANEL 2:
SCENE: The daughter opens the door to a smiling man.
CAPTION: It sounded crazy! But after reading our first Last Kiss, we were like newlyweds again!
MAN: Good news! I bought out the comic shop! We can read comics every night!
DAUGHTER: At last, we’ll have something to do in bed!
CAPTION: Comics: Cheaper than alimony…and a lot more fun!
Inked by Dick Giordano
First Kiss #21, 1961
21.5.4.2-3

Check! And then Mate?

I’m not going to Comic-Con this year. But there’s some great Last Kiss merchandise for sale at Prism Comics, Booth 2144.

Original Vintage Art & Text

Art by Charles Nicholas and Vince Alascia from the story “The Spoiler” in Secret Romance #28, Dec. 1973. Art by Charles Nicholas and Vince Alascia from the story “The Spoiler” in Secret Romance #28, Dec. 1973. Charlton. (The full story isn’t online. So no link this time.)

 

 

Transcript:

SCENE: Woman in background watches as a hand comes into the foreground of the panel and moves a chess piece.

WOMAN: “Strip chess?” is that a real thing?

HAND PERSON: Sure! it’s just like “strip checkers”…Except, when you get naked, it’s more intellectual!

1973 Art: Charles Nicholas & Vince Alascia Re-Creation: Diego Jourdan Pereira
Grandmaster of Gags: John Lustig

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↓ Transcript
SCENE: Woman in background watches as a hand comes into the foreground of the panel and moves a chess piece.

WOMAN: “Strip chess?” is that a real thing?

HAND PERSON: Sure! it’s just like “strip checkers”...Except, when you get naked, it’s more intellectual!

1973 Art: Charles Nicholas & Vince Alascia Re-Creation: Diego Jourdan Pereira
Grandmaster of Gags: John Lustig

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The Blame Game

Original Vintage Art & Text

Artist unknown. From the story “You Can Never Tell” from First Kiss #10, 1959. Curious to see more? Click the link to read the entire vintage comic book.

 

Transcript:

SCENE: Two men in suits are with a woman. One is talking with her. She looks angry.

MAN: OMG, Janet! We’re so glad you’re here! We were looking for someone to blame!

CAPTION: On tonight’s episode of Undercover Boss: “Janet” revealsl her true identity….and sacks the entire Scranton sales team!

1959 Art: Vince Colletta? Color: Allen Freeman
Don’t Blame Me: John Lustig

10.1.4.4

↓ Transcript
SCENE: Two men in suits are with a woman. One is talking with her. She looks angry.

MAN: OMG, Janet! We’re so glad you’re here! We were looking for someone to blame!

CAPTION: On tonight’s episode of Undercover Boss: “Janet” revealsl her true identity....and sacks the entire Scranton sales team!

1959 Art: Vince Colletta? Color: Allen Freeman
Don’t Blame Me: John Lustig

10.1.4.4



Pearls of Wisdom

 

 

Transcript:

Scene: Photo of a young woman wearing a massive number of pearls.

WOMAN: I used to eat oysters for the pearls! But I hated the taste! But then I discovered men! They taste better…and give more pearls!

Image: Vilma Banky in the 1925 film The Eagle.
New Dialogue: John Lustig
Annex – Banky, Vilma (Eagle, The)

 

↓ Transcript
Scene: Photo of a young woman wearing a massive number of pearls.

WOMAN: I used to eat oysters for the pearls! But I hated the taste! But then I discovered men! They taste better...and give more pearls!

Image: Vilma Banky in the 1925 film The Eagle.
New Dialogue: John Lustig
Annex - Banky, Vilma (Eagle, The)


Well-Qualified for Her Position

Happy Gruntled Workers Day!

Original Vintage Art & Text

Art by Ken Rice from the story “Too Smart for Love” in Ten-Story Love #204, Sept. 1955. Ace Magazines. Curious to see more? Click the link to read the entire vintage comic book.

 

Transcript:

SCENE: Woman sitting at a desk, holding a piece of paper and a pencil. She’s thinking.

WOMAN: Gotta pump up my resume! Should I add sex kitten…or porn star?

1955 Art: Ken Rice New Inks & Color: Diego Jourdan Pereira
Writer with a Whip: John Lustig

Ten-Story Love204.5.1
or Ten-Story Love204.6.1

↓ Transcript
SCENE: Woman sitting at a desk, holding a piece of paper and a pencil. She's thinking.

WOMAN: Gotta pump up my resume! Should I add sex kitten…or porn star?

1955 Art: Ken Rice New Inks & Color: Diego Jourdan Pereira
Writer with a Whip: John Lustig

Ten-Story Love204.5.1
or Ten-Story Love204.6.1