Being Me

Original Vintage Art & Text

Art by Dick Giordano & Vince Alascia from the story “The Hearty Welcomers” in Frank Merriwell at Yale #1, 1955. Curious to see more? Click the link to read the entire vintage comic book.

 

 

Transcript:

SCENE: Medium close up of a guy.

MAN: At comic cons I don’t have to pretend! I can be who I really am…Jessica Rabbit’s sexier, less bashful sister!

1965 Art: Dick Giordano & Vince Alascia Figure Color: Diego Jourdan Pereira
Less Bashful Writer: John Lustig

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SCENE: Medium close up of a guy.

MAN: At comic cons I don’t have to pretend! I can be who I really am…Jessica Rabbit’s sexier, less bashful sister!

1965 Art: Dick Giordano & Vince Alascia Figure Color: Diego Jourdan Pereira
Less Bashful Writer: John Lustig

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Comics Save the Day

Original Vintage Art & Text

Inked by Dick Giordano in the story “My Foolish Heart” in First Kiss #21, 1961.

Curious to see more? Click the link to read the entire vintage comic book.

 

 

Transcript:

CAPTION: “On the highway of romance, our love had been hit by a moving van of pain and boredom. And now it was just a matter of scraping up the disgusting roadkill that remained of our marriage!
And yet…”

PANEL ONE SCENE: A mother comforts her crying adult daughter.

DAUGHTER: Mom! I still love him! What can I do?

MOM: have you two ever tried reading comic books?

PANEL 2:

SCENE: The daughter opens the door to a smiling man.

CAPTION: It sounded crazy! But after reading our first Last Kiss, we were like newlyweds again!

MAN: Good news! I bought out the comic shop! We can read comics every night!

DAUGHTER: At last, we’ll have something to do in bed!

CAPTION: Comics: Cheaper than alimony…and a lot more fun!

Inked by Dick Giordano
First Kiss #21, 1961
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CAPTION: “On the highway of romance, our love had been hit by a moving van of pain and boredom. And now it was just a matter of scraping up the disgusting roadkill that remained of our marriage!
And yet…”
PANEL ONE SCENE: A mother comforts her crying adult daughter.
DAUGHTER: Mom! I still love him! What can I do?
MOM: have you two ever tried reading comic books?
PANEL 2:
SCENE: The daughter opens the door to a smiling man.
CAPTION: It sounded crazy! But after reading our first Last Kiss, we were like newlyweds again!
MAN: Good news! I bought out the comic shop! We can read comics every night!
DAUGHTER: At last, we’ll have something to do in bed!
CAPTION: Comics: Cheaper than alimony…and a lot more fun!
Inked by Dick Giordano
First Kiss #21, 1961
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Save Your Marriage with Comics!

I’m not attending the San Diego Comic-Con this year. But there’s some great Last Kiss merchandise for sale at Prism Comics, Booth 2144. I hope you can take a look.

Original Vintage Art & Text

Inked by Dick Giordano in the story “My Foolish Heart” in First Kiss #21, 1961. Curious to see more? Click the link to read the entire vintage comic book.

 

Transcript:

CAPTION: “On the highway of romance, our love had been hit by a moving van of pain and boredom. And now it was just a matter of scraping up the disgusting roadkill that remained of our marriage!
And yet…”

PANEL ONE SCENE: A mother comforts her crying adult daughter.

DAUGHTER: Mom! I still love him! What can I do?

MOM: have you two ever tried reading comic books?

PANEL 2:

SCENE: The daughter opens the door to a smiling man.

CAPTION: It sounded crazy! But after reading our first Last Kiss, we were like newlyweds again!

MAN: Good news! I bought out the comic shop! We can read comics every night!

DAUGHTER: At last, we’ll have something to do in bed!

CAPTION: Comics: Cheaper than alimony…and a lot more fun!

Inked by Dick Giordano
First Kiss #21, 1961
21.5.4.2-3

 

↓ Transcript
CAPTION: “On the highway of romance, our love had been hit by a moving van of pain and boredom. And now it was just a matter of scraping up the disgusting roadkill that remained of our marriage!
And yet…”
PANEL ONE SCENE: A mother comforts her crying adult daughter.
DAUGHTER: Mom! I still love him! What can I do?
MOM: have you two ever tried reading comic books?
PANEL 2:
SCENE: The daughter opens the door to a smiling man.
CAPTION: It sounded crazy! But after reading our first Last Kiss, we were like newlyweds again!
MAN: Good news! I bought out the comic shop! We can read comics every night!
DAUGHTER: At last, we’ll have something to do in bed!
CAPTION: Comics: Cheaper than alimony…and a lot more fun!
Inked by Dick Giordano
First Kiss #21, 1961
21.5.4.2-3

Cosplay Coquette

A new Last Kiss by Tony Isabella & Diego Jourdan Pereira!

Original Vintage Art & Text

Art by John Celardo from the story “Stand-In for Love” in Intimate Love #24, Sept. 1953. Curious to see more? Click the link to read the entire vintage comic book.

 

 

Transcript:

MAN: How many parties do we have to go to?

WOMAN: This cosplay took me five hours!

WOMAN: We’re hitting every party!

WOMAN: Think of the fun you’ll have…

WOMAN: …getting me out of this rig!

1953 Art: John Celardo Color: Diego Jourdan Pereira Lettering: John Lustig
Writer: Tony Isabella

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MAN: How many parties do we have to go to?

WOMAN: This cosplay took me five hours!

WOMAN: We’re hitting every party!

WOMAN: Think of the fun you’ll have...

WOMAN: ...getting me out of this rig!

1953 Art: John Celardo Color: Diego Jourdan Pereira Lettering: John Lustig
Writer: Tony Isabella

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I Was a Romance Cover Model

I literally laughed out loud when I read Tony Isabella‘s gag for this art. For those of us who know romance comics, it’s outright hilarious!

Sobbing, broken-hearted females graced the covers of a staggering number of romance comics. Love didn’t make these women happy. It made them miserable—before their inevitable happy endings, of course.

Crying damsels in obvious distress didn’t appear on the covers of every romance comic. But they showed up so frequently that it must’ve been a challenge for the artists. How could they top the misery level of previous covers? How many tears were enough? Or too much?

Original Vintage Art & Text

Art by John Tartaglione from the story “To Stella with Love” in FIRST KISS #3, 1958. Click link to read the vintage comic book where this art first appeared.