Valentine Sex? Surely!

Valentine Sex? Surely!

Artist unknown, but possibly Vince Colletta Studio. From the story “The Time of Decision” in BRIDES IN LOVE #9, 1958.

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WOMAN: Surely, I’ll be your Valentine! But...darn it! Looks like I picked the wrong week to quit sex!

MALE AIRLINE PILOT: You bet! And don’t call me Shirley!

1958 Artist Unknown Re-Creation: Diego Jourdan Pereira

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Artist unknown, but possibly Vince Colletta Studio. From the story "The Time of Decision" in BRIDES IN LOVE #9, 1958.

You Can Say That Again

You Can Say That Again

Art by John Tartaglione from the story “Dear Jilted” in BRIDES IN LOVE #8, 1958.

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MAN: I don’t believe in déjà vu!

WOMAN: You always say that!

MAN: I don’t believe in déjà vu!

WOMAN: You always say that!

MAN: I don’t believe in déjà vu!

WOMAN: You always say that!

1958 Art: John Tartaglione Re-Creation: Diego Jourdan Pereira
Happy Groundhog Day!

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Art by John Tartaglione from the story "Dear Jilted" in BRIDES IN LOVE #8, 1958.

I’m Happy—Okay?

I’m Happy—Okay?

Be happy and have a great New Year, everyone.

Art by Vince Colletta Studio from the story “Surprise Party” in FIRST KISS #40, 1965.

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WOMAN #1: This year I’m going to be happy...no matter what other people say!

WOMAN #2: Great!

WOMAN #1: Y-you think so?

1965 Art: Vince Colletta Studio Color: Allen Freeman

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Art by Vince Colletta Studio from the story "Surprise Party" in FIRST KISS #40, 1965.

Happy Ending

Happy Ending

Goodbye, 2017. In many ways, you were so much worse—but sometimes better—than I could have imagined.

One thing that was always great, though, was all the support from my readers. Thank you for all the encouragement, suggestions and enthusiasm. You folks make all the work worthwhile. See you in 2018!

Art by Jack Keller from the story “Thunder on the Tracks” in TEENAGE HOTRODDER #7, 1964.

 

 

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CAPTIONS: Lies! More Lies! Huge Fires! Hurricanes! Bigotry! Bombings! Mass Shootings! Neo-Nazis! Sexual scandals! Terrorism! Divisive Politics! Collusion!

MAN #1: Wasn't there anything good about 2017!
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Art by Jack Keller from the story "Thunder on the Tracks" in TEENAGE HOTRODDER #7, 1964.

MAN: #2: Yup! It ended!

1964 Art: Jack Keller Color: Diego Jourdan Pereira



Art by Jack Keller from the story "Thunder on the Tracks" in TEENAGE HOTRODDER #7, 1964.

Buy Yourself a Merry Little Christmas

Buy Yourself a Merry Little Christmas

Merry Christmas!

Art by Charles Nicholas & Vince Alascia from the story “Does He Love Me?” in FIRST KISS #21, 1961.

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WOMAN WITH GIFTS THAT SHE'S JUST BOUGHT: Please, God! Can I stop shopping now?

1961 Art: Charles Nicholas & Vince Alascia Foreground Color: Allen Freeman

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Art by Charles Nicholas & Vince Alascia from the story "Does He Love Me?" in FIRST KISS #21, 1961.