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.
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
Art by Vince Colletta Studio from the story “To Find My Love” in FIRST KISS #16, 1960.
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
Art by Charles Nicholas & Sal Trapani from the story “How He Came to Kiss Me” in FIRST KISS #21, 1961.
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
Art by Harry Anderson and Bill Ward from the story “I Took the Wrong Road” in DIARY LOVES #7, 1950.
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
Art by Vince Colletta from the story “Lucky Liz” in FIRST KISS #9, 1959.
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