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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Comics to the Rescue

This is another one of the Last Kiss comics I originally created for Comics Buyer’s Guide way back when. This is the first time it’s ever appeared on the web. First time in color too!

Art by Charles Nicholas & Vince Alascia from the story Judy and the Dude in Career Girl Romances #64, 1971.

 

Transcript:

CAPTION: Your car breaks down on a lonely dirt road…miles from anywhere! No food! No cell phone! No Tivo! All you have are your wits…and your comic books (because you’d never leave home without them.) How do you survive?

A. You read your comics for inspiration and come up with a brilliant plan! Alas, it involves time travel and moving the Earth out of orbit. So you die!

B. You alert Superman with your emergency signal watch! You’re saved!

C. Oops! You forgot to put new batteries in the watch! You die!

D. You (reluctantly!) ask your girlfriend for advice. She fixes the car in 10 seconds with some
chewing gum. You’re saved!

E. You decide it’s all a dream! So it won’t matter if you ignore everything and keep reading comics until…you die!

SCENE: Man and woman cuddling and enjoying a campfire.

MAN: Wow! This is great! How did you get the fire going?

WOMAN: I used your comics for kindling!

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1971 Art: Charles Nicholas & Vince Alascia in Career Girl Romances #64.

 

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CAPTION: Your car breaks down on a lonely dirt road…miles from anywhere! No food! No cell phone! No Tivo! All you have are your wits…and your comic books (because you’d never leave home without them.) How do you survive?

A. You read your comics for inspiration and come up with a brilliant plan! Alas, it involves time travel and moving the Earth out of orbit. So you die!

B. You alert Superman with your emergency signal watch! You’re saved!

C. Oops! You forgot to put new batteries in the watch! You die!

D. You (reluctantly!) ask your girlfriend for advice. She fixes the car in 10 seconds with some
chewing gum. You’re saved!

E. You decide it’s all a dream! So it won’t matter if you ignore everything and keep reading comics until...you die!

SCENE: Man and woman cuddling and enjoying a campfire.

MAN: Wow! This is great! How did you get the fire going?

WOMAN: I used your comics for kindling!

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1971 Art: Charles Nicholas & Vince Alascia in Career Girl Romances #64.

Siren Sex

Here’s another updated comic from the days when I did Last Kiss for Comics Buyer’s Guide. Note: The two original art panels (below) are from the same story, but were taken from different pages of that story.

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

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

 

Curious about the story this art comes from? You can read the entire—extremely odd—story and the rest of the vintage comic book here on the free comics site, ComicBookPlus.com.

Transcript:

CAPTION: Welcome to Comicstown–where getting bitten by a radioactive spider, cloned by aliens, and becoming an orphaned mutant are every child’s dream…and constitutional right!

SCARLET SIREN: I’m the Scarlet Siren! My super power? I turn men into…unsuspecting fools!

MAN: I find that hard to believe!

SCARLET SIREN: See! It’s working already!

1960 Art: Vince Colletta Studio Color by Allen Freeman

Art Code: 14.1.1.3 & 14.1.2.2

 

 

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CAPTION: Welcome to Comicstown--where getting bitten by a radioactive spider, cloned by aliens, and becoming an orphaned mutant are every child’s dream…and constitutional right!

SCARLET SIREN: I’m the Scarlet Siren! My super power? I turn men into…unsuspecting fools!

MAN: I find that hard to believe!

SCARLET SIREN: See! It's working already!

1960 Art: Vince Colletta Studio Color by Allen Freeman

Art Code: 14.1.1.3 & 14.1.2.2

Last Kiss Secrets

Art by Vince Colletta Studio from the story “Dream Along with Me” in First Kiss #32, June 1963.

 

Transcript
CAPTION: Are your lovers leaving smaller and smaller wads of cash on your nightstand? Are you looking for love in all the wrong places…mostly because all the good street corners are already taken? Then it’s time you set your sights higher! Read Last Kiss to learn the secrets to happier, more financially rewarding romance!

SCENE: Woman #1 is looking in a mirror and adjusting her hair, getting ready for a date. In the background Woman #2 sits at a desk.

WOMAN #1: Since I’ve been reading Last Kiss, I’ve been getting “birthday” gifts from men every day!

WOMAN #2: Every day? You poor kid! Mine are delivered hourly! But then, I’m easy…to buy for! I accept anything…as long as it’s over two carats!

Art by the Vince Colletta Studio

Next: How to date yourself…and make it tax deductible!

Art Code: 32.1.3.2-3

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CAPTION: Are your lovers leaving smaller and smaller wads of cash on your nightstand? Are you looking for love in all the wrong places...mostly because all the good street corners are already taken? Then it’s time you set your sights higher! Read Last Kiss to learn the secrets to happier, more financially rewarding romance!

SCENE: Woman #1 is looking in a mirror and adjusting her hair, getting ready for a date. In the background Woman #2 sits at a desk.

WOMAN #1: Since I’ve been reading Last Kiss, I’ve been getting “birthday” gifts from men every day!

WOMAN #2: Every day? You poor kid! Mine are delivered hourly! But then, I’m easy…to buy for! I accept anything…as long as it’s over two carats!

Art by the Vince Colletta Studio

Next: How to date yourself…and make it tax deductible!

Art Code: 32.1.3.2-3


Look at Mom

Curious about the story this art comes from? You can read the entire story and the rest of the vintage comic book here on the free comics site, ComicBookPlus.com.

Art by Bob Powell & Howard Nostrand from the story “The Girl in the Moonpool” in Chamber of Chills #11, Aug. 1952.

 

Transcript:

OLD WOMAN IN WOODS: They say, to know what a girl will look like when she’s old, meet her mom! Fortunately for you, my mom looks great!

1952 Art: Bob Powell & Howard Nostrand Color: Diego Jourdan Pereira

Art Code: DJP.lk508

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OLD WOMAN IN WOODS: They say, to know what a girl will look like when she’s old, meet her mom! Fortunately for you, my mom looks great!

1952 Art: Bob Powell & Howard Nostrand Color: Diego Jourdan Pereira

Art Code: DJP.lk508