Goodbye Riverdale

My thanks to Black Lightning creator Tony Isabella for this alternative take on Riverdale’s red-headed heartthrob.

Art by Dick Giordano from Secrets of Young Brides #36, 1957.

 

 

Transcript:

SCENE: Diego and a crying red-head Archie look back wistfully at something off-screen.

CAPTION: As she took a last wistful look at Riverdale…she knew Diego had been right. About her and about what she felt for him. Diego mused that his life with Archie had certainly taken a wonderful turn.

CAPTION: Love is Love.

1957 Art: Dick Giordano Color: Diego Jourdan Pereira
Guest Writer: Tony Isabella

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SCENE: Diego and a crying red-head Archie look back wistfully at something off-screen.

CAPTION: As she took a last wistful look at Riverdale…she knew Diego had been right. About her and about what she felt for him. Diego mused that his life with Archie had certainly taken a wonderful turn.

CAPTION: Love is Love.

1957 Art: Dick Giordano Color: Diego Jourdan Pereira
Guest Writer: Tony Isabella

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Super Education

I only had time to dig out and post one of the two panels of original art. Here it is, Princess…

Art by Art Saaf & Mike Peppe from the story “Kiss and Run” in New Romances #14, 1952.

 

Transcript:

CAPTION: Sure, you’re a superhero! But that doesn’t mean you’re invulnerable to
super embarrassment!

How many times have you defeated a crazed villain and then–just moments before plunging to his death–the creep ridicules you because you don’t have a college degree?

MAN: I know it hurts…worse than an atomic wedgie! But now you can earn the respect of the scumbags you battle…with a real degree from the greatest diploma mill in the universe! Comicstown University!

SCENE: Young woman in a commencement graduation cap & gown is embraced by her father (the man from the first panel.) In the background, two older women are talking.

YOUNG WOMAN: With a degree in psychology, I can bash bad guys…and psychoanalyze them!

OLDER WOMAN #1: Wow! Fists of Fury and flaming Freudian philosophy!

OLDER WOMAN #2: That’s a super-powered combo that’ll make any villain cringe!

CAPTION: Comicstown University: We guarantee you’ll get a super education–even if you’re super dumb!

1952 Art: Art Saaf & Mike Peppe
Color–Left Panel: Diego Jourdan Perira Right Panel Color: Allen Freeman

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CAPTION: Sure, you’re a superhero! But that doesn’t mean you’re invulnerable to
super embarrassment!

How many times have you defeated a crazed villain and then--just moments before plunging to his death--the creep ridicules you because you don’t have a college degree?

MAN: I know it hurts...worse than an atomic wedgie! But now you can earn the respect of the scumbags you battle...with a real degree from the greatest diploma mill in the universe! Comicstown University!

SCENE: Young woman in a commencement graduation cap & gown is embraced by her father (the man from the first panel.) In the background, two older women are talking.

YOUNG WOMAN: With a degree in psychology, I can bash bad guys…and psychoanalyze them!

OLDER WOMAN #1: Wow! Fists of Fury and flaming Freudian philosophy!

OLDER WOMAN #2: That’s a super-powered combo that’ll make any villain cringe!

CAPTION: Comicstown University: We guarantee you’ll get a super education--even if you’re super dumb!

1952 Art: Art Saaf & Mike Peppe
Color--Left Panel: Diego Jourdan Perira Right Panel Color: Allen Freeman

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Dancing for Comic Joy

Today’s comic was written by Black Lightning creator Tony Isabella.

Art by John Tartaglione from the story “The Sea Green Eyes!” in FIRST KISS #5, 1958.

 

SCENE: Man (view from behind him) standing with arms open and smiling woman (also with arms open), rushing towards the man.

CAPTION: It was when Charlene spontaneously broke into the “Peanuts dance”…that Alan knew he had found his soulmate!

1958 Art: John Tartaglione Color: Diego Jourdan Pereira
Guest Writer: Tony Isabella

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SCENE: Man (view from behind him) standing with arms open and smiling woman (also with arms open), rushing towards the man.

CAPTION: It was when Charlene spontaneously broke into the “Peanuts dance”...that Alan knew he had found his soulmate!

1958 Art: John Tartaglione Color: Diego Jourdan Pereira
Guest Writer: Tony Isabella

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Super Proud

June is Gay Pride Month. So this seemed like a good way to start off the month. I’ll be running other LGBTQ-themed gags about once a week during June.

By the way, this is the first time I’ve posted this comic on the web. But I actually created it last year and turned it into a fridge magnet for the San Diego Comic-Con. Sales at the Prism Comics booth were…well, super!

 

Art by Gill Fox from the cover of Crack Comics #26, Nov. 1942.

 

Transcript:

SCENE: Superhero in short pants, cape and boots is holding an American flag in front of a rainbow-colored background.

CAPTION: Truth, Justice & Fabulous!

1942 Art: Gill Fox Re-Creation: Diego Jourdan Pereira

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SCENE: Superhero in short pants, cape and boots is holding an American flag in front of a rainbow-colored background.

CAPTION: Truth, Justice & Fabulous!

1942 Art: Gill Fox Re-Creation: Diego Jourdan Pereira

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Wipe Out

 

Vintage art & Text

Art by Fred Schwab [as Watt A. Mugg] in the Red Rocket story in Phantom Lady #3 (Ajax), April 1955.

 

Transcript:

SCENE: A masked male superhero with a Last Kiss logo on his check is talking. In the background are many roles of toilet paper.

SUPERHERO: Good news! Toilet paper is back in stores! So, it’s safe to have bean burritos again! Best of all, I’m no longer needed…at the Last Kiss Emergency Wipe Service…Now that demand has bottomed out!

Fred Schwab [as Watt A. Mugg] Re-Creation: Dan McConnell

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SCENE: A masked male superhero with a Last Kiss logo on his check is talking. In the background are many roles of toilet paper.

SUPERHERO: Good news! Toilet paper is back in stores! So, it’s safe to have bean burritos again! Best of all, I’m no longer needed...at the Last Kiss Emergency Wipe Service...Now that demand has bottomed out!

Fred Schwab [as Watt A. Mugg] Re-Creation: Dan McConnell

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