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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24-Carat Callers

Art by Vince Colletta Studio from the story “The Face of Love” in FIRST KISS #19, 1961. Click image to enlarge.

Transcript:

SCENE: Beautiful, well-dressed woman in front of a make-up table and mirror. On the table are a bunch of framed portrait photos of men.

WOMAN: I wish the phone would ring! It’s been days since anyone gave me any jewelry!

Art by Vince Colletta Studio Color by Allen Freeman

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SCENE: Beautiful, well-dressed woman in front of a make-up table and mirror. On the table are a bunch of framed portrait photos of men.

WOMAN: I wish the phone would ring! It’s been days since anyone gave me any jewelry!

Art by Vince Colletta Studio Color by Allen Freeman

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I’m Glad I Listened to Mother

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

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

Translation: Listen to your mother and date a college man who buys you jewelry.

Meanwhile, back in the present…
See the revamped version of this art and with new, funny dialogue in today’s Last Kiss Comic.

Thanks for the Little Things

Meanwhile, back in 1961…
See the original 1961 art and dialogue for today’s Last Kiss webcomic here.

↓ Transcript
SCENE: Woman and man standing in front of a jewelry shop window looking through the glass at boxes of rings.

WOMAN: I’m thankful for the little things in life...but not too little!
Art by Vince Colletta Studio Color by Allen Freeman
©2014 Last Kiss Inc
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She is a Ringer

Original art from First Kiss #37, 1964.

Original art by Vince Colletta Studio from First Kiss #37, 1964.

Talk about impulsive! The Romeo in the original romance art sounds about as stable as a two-legged table.

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SCENE: We see two pairs of hands reaching towards each other across a restaurant table. The woman's has an engagement ring on her finger.

WOMAN: I love the engagement ring! It’s so much nicer than the ones men usually give me!

Art: Vince Colletta Studio Color: Allen Freeman

©2013 Last Kiss Inc

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