Today's Last Kiss comic

Whistle? Stop!

Today's Last Kiss comic

Like a runaway train headed for a cream pie factory, it’s humor from guest writer Tony Isabella!

Vintage art & text.

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

 

 

Transcript:

SCENE: A woman and a man embrace on a train station platform. There’s a train nearby in the background.

WOMAN: Oh, Billy, traveling cross country by train is so much fun! I made so many friends along the way! The engineer even let me pull his whistle!

MAN (thinks): Ulp! I hope that’s not a euphemism!

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

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↓ Transcript
SCENE: A woman and a man embrace on a train station platform. There's a train nearby in the background.

WOMAN: Oh, Billy, traveling cross country by train is so much fun! I made so many friends along the way! The engineer even let me pull his whistle!

MAN (thinks): Ulp! I hope that’s not a euphemism!

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

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Some Day My Prince Will Come

I’ve watched (and loved) a lot of silent films over the years. And adding silent movie images to the Last Kiss mix isn’t as unlikely as it might first seem.
In fact, it was the old TV show Fractured Flickers—which added silly, dubbed dialogue to silent movies—that partially inspired my creation of Last Kiss. It was funny stuff—and no wonder. Fractured Flickers was created by Jay Ward, the genius behind the Rocky & Bullwinkle show.
I’ve got at least one more of these silent screen sillies coming up soon in Last Kiss. I hope people enjoy ’em. I’ve love to do more.

 

Transcript:

Theda Bara as Cleopatra: Someday my prince will come! But waiting for him is a royal pain…in my plump patrician posterior!

Image: Theda Bara from the 1917 film, Cleopatra.
Dialogue by John Lusig

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Theda Bara as Cleopatra: Someday my prince will come! But waiting for him is a royal pain...in my plump patrician posterior!

Image: Theda Bara from the 1917 film, Cleopatra.
Dialogue by John Lusig

Today's Last Kiss

Reality Show Romance

Today's Last Kiss

Art attributed to Jack Kamen from the story “Dangerous Deception” in First Romance Magazine #51, 1958.

Curious about the story this art comes from? You can read the entire story and the rest of the vintage comic book here on the free comics site, ComicBookPlus.com.

 

Transcript:

SCENE: Woman sitting on couch looking somewhat sad as she holds a newspaper that has a photo of her and a man. The headline under the photo says: Engaged!

WOMAN: No! Of course, I’m not urging you to cheat on me! But, if you do, my agent says he can get us a reality TV show!

1958 Art: Jack Kamen? Color: Diego Jourdan Pereira

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SCENE: Woman sitting on couch looking somewhat sad as she holds a newspaper that has a photo of her and a man. The headline under the photo says: Engaged!

WOMAN: No! Of course, I’m not urging you to cheat on me! But, if you do, my agent says he can get us a reality TV show!

1958 Art: Jack Kamen? Color: Diego Jourdan Pereira

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Fourth of July Encore

Vintage art & text

Art by Vince Colletta Studio from the story “Playing It Cool” in FIRST KISS #12, Jan. 1960.

 

Transcript:

SCENE: Man and woman in car at night.

MAN: So, I guess the fireworks are over!

WOMAN: Not if we move to the backseat!

1960 Art: Vince Colletta Studio Foreground Color: Allen Freeman

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Vintage text:
WOMAN: Oh, Rajah. That was fun! You’re a great driver!

MAN: Yeah, maybe I’ll drive at Indianapolis someday!

 

 

 

↓ Transcript
SCENE: Man and woman in car at night.

MAN: So, I guess the fireworks are over!

WOMAN: Not if we move to the backseat!

1960 Art: Vince Colletta Studio Foreground Color: Allen Freeman

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Vintage text:
WOMAN: Oh, Rajah. That was fun! You're a great driver!

MAN: Yeah, maybe I'll drive at Indianapolis someday!

Uncle Sam Battles On

Happy Fourth of July from me and my frequent co-conspirator in Last Kiss fun Mike Pascale.

Vintage art & text: FK24.3.1.2

Art by Charles Nicholas & Sal Trapani from the story “Honeymoon Continued” in First Kiss #24, Jan. 1962.

 

 

Transcript:

SCENE: Caucasian woman in a medical mask talking to an African American Uncle Sam who has a black eye and a bandage on his cheek. In the background, fireworks going off.

WOMAN: Still battling to make things better?

SAM: Always!

Vintage 1962 Art: Charles Nicholas & Sal Trapani Master of Modern Miracles: Mike Pascale

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Original Art:
Caption: Most husbands don’t want their wives to bother their pretty little head about money matters!

MAN (to woman): No, honey, you just let little ol’ me take care of you!

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SCENE: Caucasian woman in a medical mask talking to an African American Uncle Sam who has a black eye and a bandage on his cheek. In the background, fireworks going off.

WOMAN: Still battling to make things better?

SAM: Always!

Vintage 1962 Art: Charles Nicholas & Sal Trapani Master of Modern Miracles: Mike Pascale

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Original Art:
Caption: Most husbands don't want their wives to bother their pretty little head about money matters!

MAN (to woman): No, honey, you just let little ol' me take care of you!