Don’t Grade Me

Don’t Grade Me

Art by Vince Colletta Studio from the story “Dream Along With Me” in FIRST KISS #32, 1963.

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SCENE: Girl hugging a guy.

GIRL: You thought I was in college? Gee! Wait'll I tell the other ninth grade girls!
Art by by Vince Colletta Studio Color by Allen Freeman
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Art by Vince Colletta Studio from the story "Dream Along With Me" in FIRST KISS #32, 1963.

Sleep? It’s a Sin-Onym

Sleep? It’s a Sin-Onym

Art by Nina Albright from the story “My Hotel Romance” in CINDERELLA LOVE #1, 1950.

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CRYING MAID: So, You didn’t sleep with my boyfriend?
OTHER MAID: Sleep? Heck, no! We barely had time for sex!

1950 Pencils: Nina Albright Re-Creation: Diego Jourdan Pereira
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I Have a System…for Romance

I Have a System…for Romance

I love Ernst Lubitsch films!

But the otherwise terrific Jack Buchanan (THE BAND WAGON, 1953) doesn’t work for me as the romantic lead in MONTE  CARLO (1930) and the film isn’t as deliciously funny as most of Lubitsch’s other films.

Still, even a lesser Lubitsch film has moments that sparkle and I really like the dialogue I “borrowed” for today’s comic.

However it was just a little too verbose to fit into a single panel cartoon. So, I made some small changes to make it fit. For the sake of accuracy, the original 1930 dialog is below:

MAN WITH CIGAR: I have a system that can’t miss. If I happen to be standing beside a brunette I bet on red. If I am standing next to a redhead I bet on black.

OTHER MAN: But suppose you’re standing next to a blonde? What do you do then?

MAN WITH CIGAR: I ask where she lives.

Below is the original art for today’s comic:

Art by Dick Giordano & Vince Alascia from the story “The Ringers” in FRANK MERRIWELL AT YALE #3, 1955.

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SCENE: Two men talking.

MAN WITH CIGAR: I have a system that can't miss. if I’m beside a brunette I bet on red. If I’m beside a redhead I bet on black.

OTHER MAN: But suppose you're beside a blonde? What do you do then?

MAN WITH CIGAR: I ask where she lives.*

1955 Art: Dick Giordano & Vince Alascia Color: Diego Jourdan Pereira
*Dialogue adapted from the 1930 movie MONTE CARLO

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Men Are Good

Men Are Good

Inks by Dick Giordano from the story “Who Hooked Who” in FIRST KISS #3, 1958.

Click on image to see much larger version of art.

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SCENE: Man and woman kissing.

WOMAN (thinking): So it’s true! Men are good…for something!

1958 Inks: Dick Giordano Color: Diego Jourdan Pereira

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I Want Time and a Half! Plus Combat Pay!

I Want Time and a Half! Plus Combat Pay!

 

Art by John Tartaglione from the story “To Stella with Love” from FIRST KISS #3, 1958. Click image to enlarge.

You can also read the entire issue of FIRST KISS #3  for free at ComicBookPlus.com.

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MAN: Tonight let’s forget that I’m your boss!

WOMAN: So... I’m not getting paid?

1958 Art: John Tartaglione Color: Diego Jourdan Pereira

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