The Dangers of Reading Last Kiss

Art by Dick Giordano from I Love You #44, Feb. 1963

 

Transcript:

SCENE: A man and a woman dancing at a party. In the background, a second man has his hands on his hips and is sternly lecturing them.

SECOND MAN: You got married…on a first date? Again?!! That does it! No more Last Kiss comics for you, young lady!

CAPTION: Surgeon General’s Warning:
Reading Last Kiss corrupts morals and can be dangerously silly! Stop reading now–or you could end up married, pregnant or both!

1963 Art: Dick Giordano Color: Allen Freeman
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SCENE: A man and a woman dancing at a party. In the background, a second man has his hands on his hips and is sternly lecturing them.

SECOND MAN: You got married...on a first date? Again?!! That does it! No more Last Kiss comics for you, young lady!

CAPTION: Surgeon General’s Warning:
Reading Last Kiss corrupts morals and can be dangerously silly! Stop reading now--or you could end up married, pregnant or both!


1963 Art: Dick Giordano Color: Allen Freeman
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My Vast Comic Book Fortune

Yes, this is the third Tony Isabella gag I’ve used in a row! Not enough Tony for you? On Wednesday let’s make it four!

Art by Dick Giordano from Secrets of Young Brides #37, 1963. (Scanned from a photostat of the original black & white line art.)

 

Transcript:

SCENE: In the foreground, U.S. dollar bills of various denominations fly through the air. In the background, a man speaks angrily to a woman.

MAN: Are you insane? You sold my comic-book collection and this was all you got? Those comics were worth millions! Thousands! Hundreds! I’m just going to go to the comic shop, okay?

1963 Art: Dick Giordano Color: Diego Jourdan Pereira
Writer: Tony Isabella

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SCENE: In the foreground, U.S. dollar bills of various denominations fly through the air. In the background, a man speaks angrily to a woman.

MAN: Are you insane? You sold my comic-book collection and this was all you got? Those comics were worth millions! Thousands! Hundreds! I'm just going to go to the comic shop, okay?

1963 Art: Dick Giordano Color: Diego Jourdan Pereira
Writer: Tony Isabella

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Well Blow Me Down

Delicious dialogue by Tony Isabella—spinach salesman to the stars and writer of stuff.

Art by Dick Giordano from Secrets of Young Brides #37, June 1963.

 

 

Transcript:

SCENE: Young man in a sailor’s cap is standing behind a crying woman, holding her by the arm just below the shoulder.

WOMAN: We’re finished! I won’t wear a ratty old dress..and go on a starvation diet…and get breast reduction surgery…to fulfill your “Olive Oyl” fantasy!

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SCENE: Young man in a sailor's cap is standing behind a crying woman, holding her by the arm just below the shoulder.

WOMAN: We’re finished! I won’t wear a ratty old dress..and go on a starvation diet...and get breast reduction surgery...to fulfill your “Olive Oyl” fantasy!

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The Society of Slightly Useful Heroes

Inks by Dick Giordano from the story “Hello Beautiful” in First Kiss #12, Jan. 1960.

 

Transcript:

CAPTION #1: After its latest humiliating defeat, The Society of Slightly Useful Heroes meets in its secret headquarters. (Just off Highway 9! Ask for directions at the Motel 6.) Never has morale been so low! Never has the future looked so bleak! And never have the potato chips been so stale! Oh, what to do? What to do?

SCENE: Very unglamorous-looking group of people (three-women and two women) in a living room/parlor setting.)

CAPTION #2 is a Roll Call: Our Heroes: Princess PMS

Bowel Boy

Captain Kaput

Lady Looker

Quip Queen

WOMAN #1: Our foes are laughing at us! They say we’re Common Cowards!

WOMAN #2: B-But we’re not! Everyone knows…we’re super cowards!

1960 Inks: Dick Giordano New Color: Allen Freeman

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CAPTION #1: After its latest humiliating defeat, The Society of Slightly Useful Heroes meets in its secret headquarters. (Just off Highway 9! Ask for directions at the Motel 6.) Never has morale been so low! Never has the future looked so bleak! And never have the potato chips been so stale! Oh, what to do? What to do?

SCENE: Very unglamorous-looking group of people (three-women and two women) in a living room/parlor setting.)

CAPTION #2 is a Roll Call: Our Heroes: Princess PMS

Bowel Boy

Captain Kaput

Lady Looker

Quip Queen

WOMAN #1: Our foes are laughing at us! They say we’re Common Cowards!

WOMAN #2: B-But we’re not! Everyone knows...we’re super cowards!

1960 Inks: Dick Giordano New Color: Allen Freeman

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Beware! Beach Monsters!

Tony Isabella‘s love for “Uncle Godzilla” isn’t exactly a secret.

For years Tony has been proclaiming himself “the pastor of the First Church of Godzilla.

Kinky? Sure. But Tony assures me that I have nothing to worry about. (No virgins, giant moths or three-headed dragons were sacrificed in the making of today’s comic.)

I appreciate Tony’s passion for giant, god-like creatures. So expect more Gorgo comics to pop up here—occasionally—in the future.

Will they be religious experiences? I don’t know. But I’m sure they’ll be funny.

Now let us prey!

Art by Steve Ditko from the story “Goro’s Triumph!” in Gorgo #11, Feb. 1963.

 

 

Transcript:

SCENE: Gorgo (a Godzilla like creature) attacks a movie crew that’s filming on a beach.

GORGO (thinking): Their Covid-19 numbers are climbing…and they have their beaches open! No social distancing! No masks! Uncle Godzilla definitely nailed it…about “the folly of man!”

1963 Art: Steve Ditko
Guest Dialogue: Tony Isabella

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SCENE: Gorgo (a Godzilla like creature) attacks a movie crew that's filming on a beach.

GORGO (thinking): Their Covid-19 numbers are climbing...and they have their beaches open! No social distancing! No masks! Uncle Godzilla definitely nailed it...about “the folly of man!”

1963 Art: Steve Ditko
Guest Dialogue: Tony Isabella

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