Secret Origin of the Six Dollar Man

Art by Charles Nicholas & Sal Trapani from the story “Good Ole Joe” in FIRST KISS #1, 1957.

 

Transcript:

CAPTION: In the brutal, ancient past before web comics existed…

PANEL 1, SCENE: Young woman and man embrace in the background, looking towards an older woman in the foreground.

MAN: We’re getting married! In fact…You’re practically a grandma!

PANEL 2:

OLDER WOMAN: Dream on! You can’t support a family! You spend all your money on comic books!

MAN: T-t-then I’ll give up comics! I’ll go cold turkey!

CAPTION: “To take my mind off my comic book cravings, I took up less expensive, less dangerous hobbies: Smoking, drinking, skydiving without a parachute! But nothing worked until…”

CAPTION: “I had a brilliant idea!”

PANEL 3, SCENE: Man stubbing out cigarette in an ash tray.

MAN: I can still buy comics…if I sell one of my kidneys! But…what’ll I do next month?

CAPTION: Next: The Secret Origin of The Bionic Comic Fan
1957 Art: Charles Nicholas & Sal Trapani Color: Allen Freeman

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CAPTION: In the brutal, ancient past before web comics existed...

PANEL 1, SCENE: Young woman and man embrace in the background, looking towards an older woman in the foreground.

MAN: We're getting married! In fact...You're practically a grandma!

PANEL 2:

OLDER WOMAN: Dream on! You can’t support a family! You spend all your money on comic books!

MAN: T-t-then I'll give up comics! I'll go cold turkey!

CAPTION: “To take my mind off my comic book cravings, I took up less expensive, less dangerous hobbies: Smoking, drinking, skydiving without a parachute! But nothing worked until...”

CAPTION: “I had a brilliant idea!"

PANEL 3, SCENE: Man stubbing out cigarette in an ash tray.

MAN: I can still buy comics...if I sell one of my kidneys! But...what'll I do next month?

CAPTION: Next: The Secret Origin of The Bionic Comic Fan
1957 Art: Charles Nicholas & Sal Trapani Color: Allen Freeman

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Love? Scary Stuff!

Sex is one thing. But love? That can change everything!

Art attributed to Matt Baker from the story “Dungaree Doll” reprinted in First Love Illustrated #89, 1962.

 

Transcript:

MAN: I’m afraid I might…love you!

WOMAN: That’s…scary! ‘cause I might love you too!

Artist unknown, but may be Matt Baker Color: Diego Jourdan Pereira

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MAN: I’m afraid I might...love you!

WOMAN: That’s...scary! ‘cause I might love you too!

Artist unknown, but may be Matt Baker Color: Diego Jourdan Pereira

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Booze? Better!

Art by Harry Anderson and Bill Ward from the story “I Took the Wrong Road” in DIARY LOVES #7, 1950.

 

Transcript:

SCENE: A red-headed woman is pouring a bottle of liquor into a glass with ice cubes.

WOMAN: I’m just drinking ‘til things get better! Should be any year now!

1950 Art: Harry Anderson & Bill Ward Re-Creation: Diego Jourdan Pereira

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SCENE: A red-headed woman is pouring a bottle of liquor into a glass with ice cubes.

WOMAN: I’m just drinking ‘til things get better! Should be any year now!

1950 Art: Harry Anderson & Bill Ward Re-Creation: Diego Jourdan Pereira

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Welcome to Romanceville

Here’s the original art—or at least a portion of it. I grabbed panels for today’s Last Kiss from different pages of the story “Jealousy.” I think the two panels below are the only panels that I used that are both consecutive and from the same page.

Art by Vince Colletta Studio from the story “Jealousy” in First Kiss #14, May 1960.

Three Stories Down, One Ending

Art by Vince Colletta Studio from the story “A Childish Dream” in FIRST KISS #9, 1959.

 

Transcript:

SCENE: Young woman talking to an older woman—possibly her mom.

YOUNG WOMAN: What else could I do? He wanted a break! Some distance between us!

OLDER WOMAN: So you dropped him?

YOUNG WOMAN: Yeah! Off the roof!

1959 Art: Vince Colletta Studio Color: Allen Freeman

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Art by Vince Colletta Studio from the story “A Childish Dream” in FIRST KISS #9, 1959.

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SCENE: Young woman talking to an older woman---possibly her mom.

YOUNG WOMAN: What else could I do? He wanted a break! Some distance between us!

OLDER WOMAN: So you dropped him?

YOUNG WOMAN: Yeah! Off the roof!

1959 Art: Vince Colletta Studio Color: Allen Freeman

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Art by Vince Colletta Studio from the story "A Childish Dream" in FIRST KISS #9, 1959.