Shipwrecked

My thanks to Jim Guida who wrote the hilarious dialogue for that unfortunate young lady pining away in the background. (I then came up with the cover caption in the red box.)

Over the years, Jim has contributed several gags (all great) to Last Kiss. And fortunately there doesn’t seem to be a way to stop him from coming up with more!

Original Vintage Art & Text

Art by Al Avison from the cover of Hi-School Romance #10, August 1951. Harvey Comics. Curious to see more? Click the link to read the entire vintage comic book.

 

 

 

 

 

Transcript:

SCENE: A woman and a bare-chested man are kissing on a deserted island—deserted that is except for a sad, bandaged woman who watches in the background. Further back in the distance, we see a yacht wrecked in the water.
WOMAN IN BACKGROUND: Well, at least I still have my yacht.
CAPTION: After the shipwreck, Mary Ann had to choose! Would she commit…
“Murder or Ménage à Trois?”

1951 Art: Al Avison
2022 Wiseguys: Jim Guida & John Lustig

Hi-School Romance #10

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SCENE: A woman and a bare-chested man are kissing on a deserted island---deserted that is except for a sad, bandaged woman who watches in the background. Further back in the distance, we see a yacht wrecked in the water.
WOMAN IN BACKGROUND: Well, at least I still have my yacht.
CAPTION: After the shipwreck, Mary Ann had to choose! Would she commit…
“Murder or Ménage à Trois?”

1951 Art: Al Avison
2022 Wiseguys: Jim Guida & John Lustig

Hi-School Romance #10

I Need A Man…Any Man

Original Vintage Art & Text

Art by Vince Colletta Studio from the story “Playing It Cool” in FIRST KISS #12, Jan. 1960. Curious to see more? Click the link to read the entire vintage comic book.

 

 

 

Transcribe:

SCENE: Woman crying as an older woman (her mom) gives her advice.

CRYING WOMAN: I need a man!

OLDER WOMAN: Have you tried police line-ups? That’s how I met your dad!

1960 Art: Vince Colletta Studio Color: Allen Freeman

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SCENE: Woman crying as an older woman (her mom) gives her advice.

CRYING WOMAN: I need a man!

OLDER WOMAN: Have you tried police line-ups? That’s how I met your dad!

1960 Art: Vince Colletta Studio Color: Allen Freeman

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Other Men…or Other Women?

Yes, taken out of context, the original 1960s romance art and dialog (below) may seem really suggestive. But that’s just because you have a dirty mind.

Shame on you!

Original Vintage Art & Text

Suggestive? You bet?
Art by “Chasal” (Charles Nicholas & Sal Trapani) from “My Silent Love” in First Kiss #21, July 1961. Curious to see more? Click the link to read the entire vintage comic book.

 

 

 

Transcript:

WOMAN (talking to a man): I like you! You’re not like other men! You’re more like other women!

1961 Art: Charles Nicholas & Sal Trapani Character Color: Allen Freeman
Not Like Other Writers: John Lustig
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WOMAN (talking to a man): I like you! You’re not like other men! You’re more like other women!

1961 Art: Charles Nicholas & Sal Trapani Character Color: Allen Freeman
Not Like Other Writers: John Lustig
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It’s a Tie—and a Loss!

More Last Kiss fun from Tony Isabella & Diego Jourdan Pereira!

Original Vintage Art & Text

Art by Vince Colletta from the story “A One-Sided Love” in Romantic Story #45, Sept. 1959. Charlton Comics. Curious to see more? Click the link to read the entire vintage comic book.

 

 

 

 

Transcript:

SCENE: Beautiful woman in the foreground. A handsome man in a tux is in the background.

CAPTION: She hated hurting Bartholomew that way…

CAPTION: …but she had to break up with him.

CAPTION: The frequent hickeys on her neck were tolerable…

CAPTION: …but those bowtie burns made her skin crawl.

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

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SCENE: Beautiful woman in the foreground. A handsome man in a tux is in the background.

CAPTION: She hated hurting Bartholomew that way...

CAPTION: ...but she had to break up with him.

CAPTION: The frequent hickeys on her neck were tolerable...

CAPTION: ...but those bowtie burns made her skin crawl.

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

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Fine with Men?

Alternative Version:

I went through several different versions of this gag. Below is an earlier version which I decided was a little too wordy and a little too negative. Plus, I didn’t think the punchline was as strong.

Original Vintage Art & Text

Inks by Vince Colletta from the story “A Forgotten Kiss” in Brides in Love #9, 1958. Charlton Comics. Curious to see more? Click the link to read the entire vintage comic book.

 

 

 

 

Transcript:

WOMAN: I don’t dislike all men…just the ones I’ve married! And the ones I’ve dated! And the ones I’ve met! I’m sure the rest are fine!

1958 Inks: Vince Colletta Re-Creation: Diego Jourdan Pereira
Out of the Dating Pool: John Lustig

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WOMAN: I don’t dislike all men...just the ones I’ve married! And the ones I’ve dated! And the ones I’ve met! I’m sure the rest are fine!

1958 Inks: Vince Colletta Re-Creation: Diego Jourdan Pereira
Out of the Dating Pool: John Lustig

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