The Miracle of Modern Medicine

Art by Vince Colletta Studio from the story “The Face of Love” in FIRST KISS #19, 1961.

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MALE DOCTOR (talking to a patient who's wrapped head-to-toes in bandages): Good news. I fixed your hangnail!

1961 Art: Vince Colletta Studio Color: Allen Freeman


Art by Vince Colletta Studio from the story "The Face of Love" in FIRST KISS #19, 1961.


  1. What Miss West doesn’t know is that we replaced her normally beautiful face with Folger’s Instant Coffee. Let’s see if she can taste the difference.

    “We just didn’t do a good one. Should’ve gotten AFLAC.”

    “And your butt. But that was more of an aesthetic choice on our part.”

    “Oh Doctor! All I remember was someone yelling, ‘Hey! Do your Richard Pryor impression!’ And then things got weird.”

    The irony being, she’s a gargoyle model by trade. And they’ve made her beautiful.

  2. Shades of that classic Twilight Zone episode “The Eye of the Beholder”. But after reading the surgeon’s caption on the original art, all I could think of was that nowadays, they’d only do a “plastic job” on your credit cards.


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