Artist unknown (although I suspect Vince Colletta may have had a hand in this.) From the story “The Love that Failed” in FIRST KISS #25, 1962.
MAN (at restaurant ordering from a menu): I'll take
the Passion Plate Special! Hold the matrimony!
WAITRESS: Do you want kinky or regular sex with that?
1962 Artist Unknown Color: ALLEN FREEMAN
Art by Charles Nicholas & Vince Alascia from the story “Coffee and…a Kiss, Darling!” in FIRST KISS #8, 1959.
SCENE: Someone tries to hand a young woman a pastry.
CAPTION: The Super Model Diet!
WOMAN: No, thanks! I ate last year and I’m still full!
1959 Art: Charles Nicholas & Vince Alascia Color: Allen Freeman
Have a mind-blowingly great Valentine’s Day!
Script: Jerry Siegel Pencils: Charles Nicholas Inks: Jon D’Agostino? From the story “Crime That Didn’t Occur!” in ZAZA THE MYSTIC #10, 1956.
SCENE: A woman fortune teller who looks vaguely like a Gypsy.
WOMAN: I predict mind-blowing sex on Valentine’s Day! Or better yet...chocolate!
1956 Pencils: Charles Nicholas Re-Creation: Diego Jourdan Pereira
Art by Bill Ward from the story “I Danced with Heartbreak” in DIARY LOVES #9, 1951. Click image to enlarge.
SCENE: Woman smoking cigarette in front of he Eiffel Tower.
WOMAN: I’m an acquired taste! Like Brussels sprouts! Or cyanide!
1951 Art: Bill Ward Re-Creation: Diego Jourdan Pereira
Background Photo: Sarah Neighbour
Many thanks to my pal Mike Pascale for today’s “tasteful” gag!
1962 artist unknown. From the story “The Love that Failed” in FIRST KISS #25.
SCENE: Elf (or man made up as one) talks to woman dressed as Mrs. Claus who is holding her head in her hand in despair.
ELF: You mean I was supposed to feed the reindeer...and cook the turkey?
1962 Artist Unknown Holiday Magic & Elfish Wit: Mike Pascale