The Secret Ingredient

The Secret Ingredient

This comic has a bit of history. When it originally ran in 2010, the punchline was that the final secret ingredient was “1,300 tablespoons of rum!” But I had a request from The Dayton City Paper—which runs Last Kiss every week—for a comic to go with it’s cover story about marijuana.

So, I dug out this comic off and made a minor change. Hence my humor this time is even “dopier” than usual.

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

 

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SCENE: Young woman talking to her mom in a kitchen. The mom is holding a big mixing bowl.

MOM: The secret ingredients are a cup of love...a dash of hope...and 18 ounces of Maui Wowie!

1959 Art: Vince Colletta Studio Color: Allen Freeman

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Drink Time?

Drink Time?

Art by Vince Colletta Studio from the story "To Find My Love" in FIRST KISS #16, 1960.

Art by Vince Colletta Studio from the story “To Find My Love” in FIRST KISS #16, 1960.

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SCENE: Dizzy woman with her hand to her head and her eyes closed as imaginary circles swirl around her.

WOMAN: If I had time for a drink…I wouldn’t need one so much!

1960 Art: Vince Colletta Studio Color: Allen Freeman

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Breakfast Bar?

Breakfast Bar?

Art by Charles Nicholas & Sal Trapani from the story "How He Came to Kiss Me" in FIRST KISS #21, 1961.

Art by Charles Nicholas & Sal Trapani from the story “How He Came to Kiss Me” in FIRST KISS #21, 1961.

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SCENE: Woman in front of a background filled with alcohol symbols.

WOMAN: Sure! I’d love a drink! I haven’t had one since breakfast!

1961 Art: Charles Nicholas & Sal Trapani Re-Creation: Diego Jourdan Pereira

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New Drinking Game

New Drinking Game

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

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

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SCENE: Woman pouring herself some booze from a bottle.

WOMAN: it’s a new drinking game! if you don’t pass out...and wake up with all your money gone...you win!

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

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If Life’s A Journey

If Life’s A Journey

Art by Vince Colletta from the story "Lucky Liz" in FIRST KISS #9, 1959.

Art by Vince Colletta from the story “Lucky Liz” in FIRST KISS #9, 1959.

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SCENE: Woman walking away from a plane at the airport.

WOMAN: If life’s a journey, I want a window seat…and free cocktails!

1957 Art: Vince Colletta Color: Allen Freeman
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