Medium Rare Maid

Vintage art & text

Art by Nick Cardy from “Good-Time Girl” in My Real Love #5, 1952.

 

 

Transcript:
SCENE: Woman holding her right hand, forefinger to her temple.
CAPTION: Medium Rare Maid (aka “The Clairvoyant Cutie”) must use her mysterious, mental powers to catch the craven culprit who killed Colonel Mustard in the
library with a “cattle prod!”*
CAPTION: *It wasn’t a sex toy–honest!
WOMAN: I sense the suspect’s obsessed with sex! So that narrows it down to…
WOMAN: <Gulp>
WOMAN: …everyone!

1952 Art: Nick Cardy New Inking & Color: Allen Freeman
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Transcript:
SCENE: Woman holding her right hand, forefinger to her temple.
CAPTION: Medium Rare Maid (aka “The Clairvoyant Cutie”) must use her mysterious, mental powers to catch the craven culprit who killed Colonel Mustard in the
library with a “cattle prod!”*
CAPTION: *It wasn’t a sex toy--honest!
WOMAN: I sense the suspect’s obsessed with sex! So that narrows it down to...
WOMAN: <Gulp>
WOMAN: …everyone!

1952 Art: Nick Cardy New Inking & Color: Allen Freeman
MyRL5.6.1.7


Today's Last Kiss: Booty Call from Her Se-Xman

Super Booty Call

Today's Last Kiss: Booty Call from Her Se-Xman

For those of you who don’t read comics (or minds), Charles Xavier is “Professor X”—the telepathic leader of Marvel’s mutant X-Men.

Not that this is a test, but—bonus points if you know why the woman in today’s Last Kiss comic can’t be writer Tony Isabella’s Marvel character Misty Knight.

Pencils by Mike Sekowsky from the story “Date with Scandal” Pencils in Intimate Love #28, Aug. 1954.

 

 

Transcript:

SCENE: Woman holding her hand up to her forehead.

WOMAN (thinks): What an incredible telepathic booty call! Maybe this long-distance thing…with Charles Xavier…can work out after all!

1954 Art: Mike Sekowsky Color: Diego Jourdan Pereira
Guest Writer: Tony Isabella

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Pencils by Mike Sekowsky from the story “Date with Scandal” Pencils in Intimate Love #28, Aug. 1954.

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SCENE: Woman holding her hand up to her forehead.

WOMAN (thinks): What an incredible telepathic booty call! Maybe this long-distance thing...with Charles Xavier...can work out after all!

1954 Art: Mike Sekowsky Color: Diego Jourdan Pereira
Guest Writer: Tony Isabella

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Pencils by Mike Sekowsky from the story "Date with Scandal" Pencils in Intimate Love #28, Aug. 1954.

Someday Somehow Someway

Art by Lee Elias for Hi-School Romance #23 – Oct. 1953.

 

 

Transcript:

SCENE: A woman is crying in the background as another woman and a man sit and kiss on the grass in the foreground.

CRYING WOMAN (thinking): I’ll never give up on my dream! Someday I’ll be in the fore-ground…of a Last Kiss cartoon!

1953 Art: Lee Elias Color: Diego Jourdan Pereira
Guest Writer: Tony Isabella

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SCENE: A woman is crying in the background as another woman and a man sit and kiss on the grass in the foreground.

CRYING WOMAN (thinking): I’ll never give up on my dream! Someday I’ll be in the fore-ground...of a Last Kiss cartoon!

1953 Art: Lee Elias Color: Diego Jourdan Pereira
Guest Writer: Tony Isabella

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Comic Book Eyes

I’ll admit Tony Isabella‘s gag in today’s comic made me laugh out loud. (I might have even giggled.)

Having spent much of my adult life working in the comic book biz, I’m not exactly a stranger to the tendency for comic artists to emphasize the way most super heroines fill out the top half of their costumes.

The most obvious example of this is Power Girl. According to comic book lore, Power Girl’s co-creator Wally Wood bet a studio mate that he could draw Power Girl with a bigger chest each issue and that editors at DC Comics would never notice or object. They didn’t.

Original art featuring Power Girl drawn by Wally Wood in All-Star Comics #65, 1977.

 

Art by Charles Nicholas & Vince Alascia from the story “One Too Many Heartbreaks” in FIRST KISS #39, 1964.

 

Transcript:

SCENE: Woman talking to a male artist who is sitting and drawing at his drawing board.

WOMAN: Hey, mister, my eyes are up here!

ARTIST: Listen, babe, if I wanted to draw your eyes…I wouldn’t have become a comic-book artist!

1964 Art: Charles Nicholas & Vince Alascia Color: Diego Jourdan Pereira Guest Writer: Tony Isabella

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Art by Charles Nicholas & Vince Alascia from the story “One Too Many Heartbreaks” in FIRST KISS #39, 1964.

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SCENE: Woman talking to a male artist who is sitting and drawing at his drawing board.

WOMAN: Hey, mister, my eyes are up here!

ARTIST: Listen, babe, if I wanted to draw your eyes...I wouldn’t have become a comic-book artist!

1964 Art: Charles Nicholas & Vince Alascia Color: Diego Jourdan Pereira Guest Writer: Tony Isabella

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Art by Charles Nicholas & Vince Alascia from the story "One Too Many Heartbreaks" in FIRST KISS #39, 1964.

Today's Last Kiss: Nerd Necessities

Nerd Necessities

Today's Last Kiss: Nerd Necessities

1963 art by Luis Dominguez from the story “Reckless Romance” in First Kiss #30. (Scanned from the publisher’s black & white photostats of the color comic.)

 

Transcript:

PANEL #1 SCENE: Young woman talking to her parents as they start to leave the house.

CAPTION: While waiting to win the lottery, Bella Bylotta is having a hard time affording the basic necessities–rent, food, Netflix and comics! So Bella decides she either has to get a job or…

YOUNG WOMAN: …move back in with you and Mom!

DAD: Great! We’ll just sleep in the driveway so there’s room for all your comics!

MOM: After we die of hypothermia, bury us in the flower beds!

PANEL #2 SCENE: Medium closeup of the distressed daughter after her parents leave.

YOUNG WOMAN (thinks): Anger! Guilt! Sarcasm! That’s so sweet! It’s just like I never left!

1963 Art: Luis Dominguez Color: Allen Freeman

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PANEL #1 SCENE: Young woman talking to her parents as they start to leave the house.

CAPTION: While waiting to win the lottery, Bella Bylotta is having a hard time affording the basic necessities--rent, food, Netflix and comics! So Bella decides she either has to get a job or...

YOUNG WOMAN: ...move back in with you and Mom!

DAD: Great! We’ll just sleep in the driveway so there’s room for all your comics!

MOM: After we die of hypothermia, bury us in the flower beds!

PANEL #2 SCENE: Medium closeup of the distressed daughter after her parents leave.

YOUNG WOMAN (thinks): Anger! Guilt! Sarcasm! That’s so sweet! It’s just like I never left!

1963 Art: Luis Dominguez Color: Allen Freeman

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