Nightmare on Woke St.

This Nightmare on Woke St. episode is by Black Lightning creator Tony Isabella!

Vintage art & text. Art by Vince Colletta Studio from the story "Girl Meets Boy!" in FIRST KISS #11, Nov. 1959.

Art by Vince Colletta Studio from the story “Girl Meets Boy!” in FIRST KISS #11, Nov. 1959.

 

Transcript:

SCENE: Caucasian man talking to a woman of color.

MAN: We should get together, girl! I’m so woke I have insomnia!

WOMAN (thinks): Dear Jesus…Let me wake up…from this nightmare!

1959 Art: Vince Colletta Studio Color: Diego Jourdan Pereira
Guest Writer: Tony Isabella

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SCENE: Caucasian man talking to a woman of color.

MAN: We should get together, girl! I’m so woke I have insomnia!

WOMAN (thinks): Dear Jesus...Let me wake up...from this nightmare!

1959 Art: Vince Colletta Studio Color: Diego Jourdan Pereira
Guest Writer: Tony Isabella

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Mom Was Right About Men

 

Art by Vince Colletta Studio from the story “Girl Meets Boy!” in FIRST KISS #11, Nov. 1959.

 

 

 

Transcript:

Scene: Woman on a bed or couch with her head in her hands, thinking pensively.

WOMAN (thinking): Mom was right! If you don’t charge men for the first lap dance…they never respect you!

1959 Art: Vince Colletta Studio Color: Allen Freeman

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Scene: Woman on a bed or couch with her head in her hands, thinking pensively.

WOMAN (thinking): Mom was right! If you don’t charge men for the first lap dance...they never respect you!

1959 Art: Vince Colletta Studio Color: Allen Freeman

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Accidental Lover

More fun from guest writer Tony Isabella.

Art by Art Capello from the cover of Just Married #114, 1976.

 

 

Transcript:

SCENE: Woman in foreground looks with concern as a man and a woman in the background cuddle.

WOMAN IN FOREGROUND (thinks): Amber has another new beau. If only she could be mine! I hope this one…is as “accident-prone” as the last!

1976 Art: Art Capello Color: Diego Jourdan Pereira
Guest Writer: Tony Isabella

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SCENE: Woman in foreground looks with concern as a man and a woman in the background cuddle.

WOMAN IN FOREGROUND (thinks): Amber has another new beau. If only she could be mine! I hope this one...is as "accident-prone" as the last!

1976 Art: Art Capello Color: Diego Jourdan Pereira
Guest Writer: Tony Isabella

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Today's Last Kiss comic

Dumped without a Slump

Today's Last Kiss comic

Suggestive? You bet?
Art by “Chasal” (Charles Nicholas & Sal Trapani) from “My Silent Love” in First Kiss #21, July 1961.

 

Transcript:

SCENE: Man talking to smiling woman.

MAN: Darn it! I’m dumping you! Try not to look so happy!

1961 Art: “Chasal” (Charles Nicholas & Sal Trapani)
Foreground Color: Allen Freeman

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Art by “Chasal” (Charles Nicholas & Sal Trapani) from “My Silent Love” in First Kiss #21, July 1961.

 

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SCENE: Man talking to smiling woman.

MAN: Darn it! I’m dumping you! Try not to look so happy!

1961 Art: “Chasal” (Charles Nicholas & Sal Trapani)
Foreground Color: Allen Freeman

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Art by "Chasal" (Charles Nicholas & Sal Trapani) from "My Silent Love" in First Kiss #21, July 1961.

Today's Last Kiss: Will It Scare You?

Will It Scare You?

Today's Last Kiss: Will It Scare You?

I suspect this guy has totally killed the moment—and possibly the relationship.

By the way, I absolutely love this art by Dick Giordano. But then I could say that about virtually any art by Giordano. I’ll admit that I’m particularly fond of Dick’s romance art.

Years ago, I interviewed Dick about his romance work. To illustrate the interview, Dick kindly loaned me a huge pile of black and white photostats of his Charlton romance covers. This image is from one of the scans of that art

Art by Dick Giordano from Teen-Age Love #37, May 1964.

Transcript:
SCENE: Woman and man embracing—probably about to kiss.

WOMAN: Will it scare you if I say…I love you?

MAN: Not as much as if you say you’re pregnant!

1964 Art: Dick Giordano Color: Diego Jourdan Pereira

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Art by Dick Giordano from Teen-Age Love #37, May 1964.

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SCENE: Woman and man embracing---probably about to kiss.

WOMAN: Will it scare you if I say...I love you?

MAN: Not as much as if you say you’re pregnant!

1964 Art: Dick Giordano Color: Diego Jourdan Pereira

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Art by Dick Giordano from Teen-Age Love #37, May 1964.