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

People Who Aren’t as Smart as You

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

 

 

TRANSCRIPT:

CAPTION: Unlike you, most people are already having trouble keeping their New Year’s resolutions! Why? Well, frankly they’re not as smart as you! (And not as easily flattered either!) Take Bob for instance…please!

UNIDENTIFIED MAN: Hi, Bob! Why the long face?

WOMAN: Oh, he’s just grumpy because of his New Year’s resolution! He’s giving up comics…to make me happy! Not more than hot, wild love with me!

BOB: Actually, I’d settle for a mildly arousing handshake if I could just keep reading Last Kiss!

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

Art Codes: 39.1.4.4 & 39.1.4.5

 

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CAPTION: Unlike you, most people are already having trouble keeping their New Year’s resolutions! Why? Well, frankly they’re not as smart as you! (And not as easily flattered either!) Take Bob for instance…please!

UNIDENTIFIED MAN: Hi, Bob! Why the long face?

WOMAN: Oh, he’s just grumpy because of his New Year’s resolution! He’s giving up comics...to make me happy! Not more than hot, wild love with me!

BOB: Actually, I’d settle for a mildly arousing handshake if I could just keep reading Last Kiss!

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

Art Codes: 39.1.4.4 & 39.1.4.5




Last Kiss Party

This is the second half of our two-day celebration of the day (Jan. 19, 2009) Last Kiss launched on GoComics. (Read Part 1 here!)

To celebrate the event, the nice folks at GoComics interviewed me and created a special collection of some of my favorite Last Kisses.

Again, many thanks for all the congrats and kind thoughts I’ve received!

Art by Bill Ward from Torchy #4, May 1950, Quality Comics.

Transcript:

SCENE: Two women fixing their makeup and hair in preparation for going to a party.

WOMAN #1: I’m so excited! It’s the 10th anniversary of Last Kiss on GoComics!

WOMAN #2: I can’t wait to meet Last Kiss fans at the party! I hear they’re all rich, witty…and so sexy!

CAPTION: Love and Last Kisses to my amazing readers for 10 years of enthusiasm & sexy silliness! —John Lustig

1950 Art: Bill Ward Color: Diego Jourdan Pereira

Art Code: DJP.lk512

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SCENE: Two women fixing their makeup and hair in preparation for going to a party.

WOMAN #1: I’m so excited! It’s the 10th anniversary of Last Kiss on GoComics!

WOMAN #2: I can’t wait to meet Last Kiss fans at the party! I hear they’re all rich, witty...and so sexy!


CAPTION: Love and Last Kisses to my amazing readers for 10 years of enthusiasm & sexy silliness! ---John Lustig

1950 Art: Bill Ward Color: Diego Jourdan Pereira

Art Code: DJP.lk512

Last Kiss: Hidden History!

Hi. This is actually only Part 1 of a two-day celebration. (Part 2 is tomorrow!) 

Thank you all so much for reading and making these 10 years (on GoComics and off) such an incredible experience for me.

And double thanks to any of you who have been following me and Last Kiss even longer. (Sometimes much, much longer!)

If I was gonna do triple thanks—and apparently I am—I want to say how much I appreciate the comments made on this site by fans. In particular I want to thank “Jam” whose comments are so wildly imaginative and funny that I’m sure he’s developed fans of his own. Kudos as well for memorable and frequent posts from Dave Dell. And so many others.*

I hope to keep this going for many more years!

*Including commentators—just to sample from recent posts—such as: Rudolf vonLuchen, Peter Bromwich, inventor, Tony, Wes & Rex.

Although the art for today’s Last Kiss is taken from different stories by various artists, here’s the original art for part of it—created by Charles Nicholas & Vince Alascia for the story “Love Him…Love What He Does” in FIRST KISS #2, 1958.