Hounded

Art by Charles Nicholas & Vince Alascia from the story “Take Me Back” in First Kiss #38, July 1964.

 

Transcript:

SCENE: Man clutching a woman who doesn’t look happy with him.

MAN: I need love!

WOMAN: Buy a dog!

1964 Art: Charles Nicholas & Vince Alascia Color: Allen Freeman

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SCENE: Man clutching a woman who doesn't look happy with him.

MAN: I need love!

WOMAN: Buy a dog!

1964 Art: Charles Nicholas & Vince Alascia Color: Allen Freeman

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Mr. Not Quite Right

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

 

Transcript:

CAPTION: Ladies, what if Mr. Right doesn’t exist? Or he’s already married? Or he’s in Key West running a gay bar for all the other perfect guys who aren’t dating you? Well then, maybe it’s time for…Mr. Not-Quite-Right!

SCENE – PANEL 1: Man and woman kissing outside behind some bushes.

WOMAN: At first, I was only interested in the perfect man! Then, I was willing to settle for less! Actors!
lawyers! WEB CARTOONiSTS! My standards fell faster than a rock star’s attention span! Finally, I hit bottom!

SCENE – PANEL 2: Man and woman cuddling.

MAN: So, you’ll marry me?

WOMAN: Sure! HOW BAD CAN marrying A POLiTiCiAN be?

1959 Art: Vince Colletta Studio Color: Allen Freeman

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CAPTION: Ladies, what if Mr. Right doesn’t exist? Or he’s already married? Or he’s in Key West running a gay bar for all the other perfect guys who aren’t dating you? Well then, maybe it’s time for...Mr. Not-Quite-Right!

SCENE - PANEL 1: Man and woman kissing outside behind some bushes.

WOMAN: At first, I was only interested in the perfect man! Then, I was willing to settle for less! Actors!
lawyers! WEB CARTOONiSTS! My standards fell faster than a rock star’s attention span! Finally, I hit bottom!

SCENE - PANEL 2: Man and woman cuddling.

MAN: So, you’ll marry me?

WOMAN: Sure! HOW BAD CAN marrying A POLiTiCiAN be?

1959 Art: Vince Colletta Studio Color: Allen Freeman

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Today's Last Kiss

Love is in the Air

Today's Last Kiss

More high-flying humor from my pal Tony Isabella!

Art possibly by Al Avison. From First Love #52, May 1955.

 

 

Transcript:

SCENE: Male passenger is attempting to cuddle/smooch with a startled female flight attendant who is carrying a tray of food.

MAN: You smell of recycled air and tiny bottles of booze!

FLIGHT ATTENDANT: No man can resist me!

1955 Art: Al Avison? Re-Creation: Diego Jourdan Pereira
Guest Writer: Tony Isabella

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SCENE: Male passenger is attempting to cuddle/smooch with a startled female flight attendant who is carrying a tray of food.

MAN: You smell of recycled air and tiny bottles of booze!

FLIGHT ATTENDANT: No man can resist me!

1955 Art: Al Avison? Re-Creation: Diego Jourdan Pereira
Guest Writer: Tony Isabella

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Today's Last Kiss comic

Lady and the Von Tramp

Today's Last Kiss comic

I’m exceedingly happy and proud to present the first Last Kiss comic written by my pal (and comic book legend!) Tony Isabella. I’ll be featuring Tony’s work about once a week for the next few weeks—and possibly longer if I can get him to do more!

Tony has been working in the comics industry since 1972, first as an editorial assistant at Marvel, but went on to write brilliantly for Marvel, DC, Dark Horse, Topps, Comico…oh, heck. Name a good comics company and chances are Tony wrote or edited for it. Among his creations are Black Lightning (DC’s first African America superhero,) Misty Knight and Tigra.

As to why I’ve asked Tony to contribute:

—I knew Tony would do a great job and I’m always looking for ways to expand the content and approach to Last Kiss and make it more fun.

—I’ve been struggling with a health issue for awhile and I’ve had to rely on re-runs of old Last Kisses a bit more than I’d like. I want to stress that I’m not dealing with anything life threatening. But I do go through periods when I have pain and fatigue problems that limit how much I can work. So having Tony contribute will let me keep to the same publication schedule with fewer reprints while I recover. And there’s the added bonus of having a new, fresh creative input and getting to work with someone I admire!

—Even after I do get the health issue resolved, I’ve got some book projects that have been on the back burner for way too long. So getting some help and eventually getting ahead on Last Kiss will let me finally get to those!

Original 1958 art and text:

Art by John Tartaglione from the story “To Stella with Love” from First Kiss #3, 1958.

 

 

Transcript:

SCENE: A man and a woman kissing.

CAPTION: Walt Disney’s Dating Etiquette

CAPTION: When reenacting the dinner scene from Lady and the Tramp, hold the kiss just long enough to savor the remaining sauce on your date’s lips!

CAPTION: If either of you burps, you’ve linguine too long!

1955 Art: John Tartaglione Color: Diego Jourdan Pereira
Guest Writer: Tony Isabella

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SCENE: A man and a woman kissing.

CAPTION: Walt Disney’s Dating Etiquette

CAPTION: When reenacting the dinner scene from Lady and the Tramp, hold the kiss just long enough to savor the remaining sauce on your date’s lips!

CAPTION: If either of you burps, you’ve linguine too long!

1955 Art: John Tartaglione Color: Diego Jourdan Pereira
Guest Writer: Tony Isabella

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Are You Perfect?

Art by Matt Baker from Canteen Kate #2, Aug. 1952.

 

 

Transcript:

WOMAN: I’m looking for the world’s sexiest man! Are you him? Oddly, most men say “yes!”

1952 Art: Matt Baker Re-Creation: Kirsten Wilson

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WOMAN: I’m looking for the world’s sexiest man! Are you him? Oddly, most men say “yes!”

1952 Art: Matt Baker Re-Creation: Kirsten Wilson

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