The Dangers of Reading Last Kiss

Art by Dick Giordano from I Love You #44, Feb. 1963

 

Transcript:

SCENE: A man and a woman dancing at a party. In the background, a second man has his hands on his hips and is sternly lecturing them.

SECOND MAN: You got married…on a first date? Again?!! That does it! No more Last Kiss comics for you, young lady!

CAPTION: Surgeon General’s Warning:
Reading Last Kiss corrupts morals and can be dangerously silly! Stop reading now–or you could end up married, pregnant or both!

1963 Art: Dick Giordano Color: Allen Freeman
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SCENE: A man and a woman dancing at a party. In the background, a second man has his hands on his hips and is sternly lecturing them.

SECOND MAN: You got married...on a first date? Again?!! That does it! No more Last Kiss comics for you, young lady!

CAPTION: Surgeon General’s Warning:
Reading Last Kiss corrupts morals and can be dangerously silly! Stop reading now--or you could end up married, pregnant or both!


1963 Art: Dick Giordano Color: Allen Freeman
DG.ILoveY.44.0

Smack Gurgle Slurp

Passion and slurps courtesy of Tony Isabella!

Vintage Art:

Art by Vince Colletta from FIRST KISS #9, 1959.

 

Transcript:

SCENE: A man (a sailor) and a woman are kissing.

SOUND EFFECTS: *MFFF* *SMACK* *GURGLE* *SLURP* *AHH* *GLUPP*

CAPTION: Love has a language all its own.

1959 Art: Vince Colletta Foreground Color: Allen Freeman
Lip-Smacking Dialogue: Tony Isabella

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SCENE: A man (a sailor) and a woman are kissing.

SOUND EFFECTS: *MFFF* *SMACK* *GURGLE* *SLURP* *AHH* *GLUPP*

CAPTION: Love has a language all its own.

1959 Art: Vince Colletta Foreground Color: Allen Freeman
Lip-Smacking Dialogue: Tony Isabella

FK09Cover.Sailor.RZ

Bragging Rights

Original Vintage, Published Art

Art by Vince Colletta Studio from the story “A Moment to Remember” in FIRST KISS #21, 1961.

 

 

Transcript:

SCENE: Woman in foreground looks on at a woman and man in the background. The woman in the background is holding onto one of the man’s arms.

MAN: Secret affair? Hardly! I’ve been bragging about it all night!

1962 Art by Vince Colletta Studio Color by Allen Freeman

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SCENE: Woman in foreground looks on at a woman and man in the background. The woman in the background is holding onto one of the man's arms.

MAN: Secret affair? Hardly! I’ve been bragging about it all night!

1962 Art by Vince Colletta Studio Color by Allen Freeman

FK21.1.2.1

No Escape from Love

A pulsating parable of pen-itentiary pals by prisoner of pun Tony Isabella.

Original Art:

Pencils by Matt Baker from Journey Into Fear #1, May 1951.

 

 

 

Transcript:

Scene: A male prisoner is carrying an unconscious woman in his arms and away from a large building (a prison?) in the background.

MAN (thinking): I saved the warden from the riot and got her to safety! But even if this wins me parole…I’ll never be free! I’m a prisoner of love!

CAPTION: It was always just a matter of time before Tony’s love of Mel Brooks would get “Last Kiss” into legal trouble.

1951 Pencils: Mat Baker
Color: Diego Jourdan Pereira
Writer: Tony Isabella

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Scene: A male prisoner is carrying an unconscious woman in his arms and away from a large building (a prison?) in the background.

MAN (thinking): I saved the warden from the riot and got her to safety! But even if this wins me parole...I’ll never be free! I’m a prisoner of love!

CAPTION: It was always just a matter of time before Tony’s love of Mel Brooks would get “Last Kiss” into legal trouble.

1951 Pencils: Mat Baker
Color: Diego Jourdan Pereira
Writer: Tony Isabella

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A Bad Case of Girl Flu?

This is a sort of sequel to Monday’s comic. Both use art and characters created by the great J.R. Williams in his early 20th century comic strip Out Our Way.

My thanks to Ron Evry and Bruce Simon for permission to use art from their collections of Williams’ work. This one from is from: Hoo-Hah! Out Our Way – Born Thirty Years Too Soon

Comic (circa 1920s-’30s) by J.R. William. Reprinted from Bruce Simon’s & Ron Evry’s book: Hoo-Hah! Out Our Way: Born Thirty Years Too Soon. Used with permission.

 

 

Transcript:

SCENE: Boy in bed looking miserable.

OFF-PANEL VOICE #1: What’s wrong with him? Got the flu?

OFF-PANEL VOICE #2: Worse! Suzy said she “likes” him! He’s trying to decide if he likes her back!

Vintage Art: J.R. Williams New Dialogue: John Lustig
Art from Bruce Simon’s & Ron Evry’s book:
Hoo-Hah! Out Our Way: Born Thirty Years Too Soon

ART: Born Thirty Years Too Soon-0068

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SCENE: Boy in bed looking miserable.

OFF-PANEL VOICE #1: What’s wrong with him? Got the flu?

OFF-PANEL VOICE #2: Worse! Suzy said she “likes” him! He’s trying to decide if he likes her back!

Vintage Art: J.R. Williams New Dialogue: John Lustig
Art from Bruce Simon’s & Ron Evry’s book:
Hoo-Hah! Out Our Way: Born Thirty Years Too Soon

ART: Born Thirty Years Too Soon-0068