Today's Last Kiss: Nerd Necessities

Nerd Necessities

Today's Last Kiss: Nerd Necessities

1963 art by Luis Dominguez from the story “Reckless Romance” in First Kiss #30. (Scanned from the publisher’s black & white photostats of the color comic.)

 

Transcript:

PANEL #1 SCENE: Young woman talking to her parents as they start to leave the house.

CAPTION: While waiting to win the lottery, Bella Bylotta is having a hard time affording the basic necessities–rent, food, Netflix and comics! So Bella decides she either has to get a job or…

YOUNG WOMAN: …move back in with you and Mom!

DAD: Great! We’ll just sleep in the driveway so there’s room for all your comics!

MOM: After we die of hypothermia, bury us in the flower beds!

PANEL #2 SCENE: Medium closeup of the distressed daughter after her parents leave.

YOUNG WOMAN (thinks): Anger! Guilt! Sarcasm! That’s so sweet! It’s just like I never left!

1963 Art: Luis Dominguez Color: Allen Freeman

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PANEL #1 SCENE: Young woman talking to her parents as they start to leave the house.

CAPTION: While waiting to win the lottery, Bella Bylotta is having a hard time affording the basic necessities--rent, food, Netflix and comics! So Bella decides she either has to get a job or...

YOUNG WOMAN: ...move back in with you and Mom!

DAD: Great! We’ll just sleep in the driveway so there’s room for all your comics!

MOM: After we die of hypothermia, bury us in the flower beds!

PANEL #2 SCENE: Medium closeup of the distressed daughter after her parents leave.

YOUNG WOMAN (thinks): Anger! Guilt! Sarcasm! That’s so sweet! It’s just like I never left!

1963 Art: Luis Dominguez Color: Allen Freeman

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Today's Last Kiss: Ban Them All

Ban Them All

Today's Last Kiss: Ban Them All

Art by Alex Toth & Mike Peppe from the story “Ring on Her Finger” in Thrilling Romances #24, Jan. 1954.

 

Transcript:

SCENE: Woman with her head down, crying uncontrollably on a bed. There are several books on the bed with her.

WOMAN: School! Parents! Boys! They should all be illegal!

Art by Alex Toth & Mike Peppe from the story “Ring on Her Finger” in Thrilling Romances #24, Jan. 1954.

1954 Art: Alex Toth & Mike Peppe Color: Diego Jourdan Pereira

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SCENE: Woman with her head down, crying uncontrollably on a bed. There are several books on the bed with her.

WOMAN: School! Parents! Boys! They should all be illegal!

Art by Alex Toth & Mike Peppe from the story "Ring on Her Finger" in Thrilling Romances #24, Jan. 1954.

1954 Art: Alex Toth & Mike Peppe Color: Diego Jourdan Pereira

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Rocky Wins a Close One

Another hard-hitting, knockout gag by my pal (and comic book legend!) Tony Isabella. Thanks, Tony!

Original 1958 art and text:

Art by Charles Nicholas & Vince Alascia from the story “Love Him…Love What He Does” in FIRST KISS #2, 1958.

 

Transcript:

SCENE: Woman caressing the face of Rocky—a fighter with multiple bandaids on his face.

WOMAN: I love my new BRACELET, Rocky! But, gee whiz…that OLD BROAD really gave you some KNOCKS!

ROCKY: Yeah, Grandma always was the FEISTY one!

1958 Art: Charles Nicholas & Vince Alascia Color: Diego Jourdan Pereira
Guest Writer: Tony Isabella

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SCENE: Woman caressing the face of Rocky---a fighter with multiple bandaids on his face.

WOMAN: I love my new BRACELET, Rocky! But, gee whiz...that OLD BROAD really gave you some KNOCKS!

ROCKY: Yeah, Grandma always was the FEISTY one!

1958 Art: Charles Nicholas & Vince Alascia Color: Diego Jourdan Pereira
Guest Writer: Tony Isabella

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Family Fright Night

Art by Art Saaf & Mike Peppe from the story “Kiss and Run” in NEW ROMANCES #14, 1952.(The story was published in color, but this scan is from the original, black and white art.)

 

Transcript:

SCENE: Woman and man about to kiss.

WOMAN: What could be worse than meeting your parents?

MAN: Meeting my wife!

1952 Art: Art Saaf & Mike Peppe Color: Diego Jourdan Pereira

Art Code: DJP.lk295

Art by Art Saaf & Mike Peppe from the story “Kiss and Run” in NEW ROMANCES #14, 1952.

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SCENE: Woman and man about to kiss.

WOMAN: What could be worse than meeting your parents?

MAN: Meeting my wife!

1952 Art: Art Saaf & Mike Peppe Color: Diego Jourdan Pereira

Art Code: DJP.lk295

Art by Art Saaf & Mike Peppe from the story "Kiss and Run" in NEW ROMANCES #14, 1952.

DNA Challenged

Art by Art Cappello & Dick Giordano from the story “Love’s Crucible” in FIRST KISS #1, 1957.

 

Transcript:

SCENE: Man and woman in lab coats look down at something. There are in a scientific lab with test tubes.

MAN: This test proves we’re not related

WOMAN: So we can get married? At last! I can’t wait to tell our kids!

1957 Art: Art Cappello & Dick Giordano Color: Diego Jourdan Pereira

Art Code: DJP.lk329

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SCENE: Man and woman in lab coats look down at something. There are in a scientific lab with test tubes.

MAN: This test proves we’re not related

WOMAN: So we can get married? At last! I can’t wait to tell our kids!


1957 Art: Art Cappello & Dick Giordano Color: Diego Jourdan Pereira

Art Code: DJP.lk329