Labor Day of Love

Happy Labor Day!

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

Read the entire original story “Condemned” for free here on ComicBookPlus.com

 

 

Transcript:

SCENE: In background is a mom in bed. In the foreground is a female nurse holding a newborn baby. The nurse is wearing a surgical gown and surgical mask.

MOM: So I said, “Let’s plan something different for Labor Day!” And nine months later…

BABY (thinking):I’m a labor of love!

1965 Art: Vince Colletta Studio Color: Allen Freeman
Art Code: FK40.3.2.4

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SCENE: In background is a mom in bed. In the foreground is a female nurse holding a newborn baby. The nurse is wearing a surgical gown and surgical mask.

MOM: So I said, “Let’s plan something different for Labor Day!” And nine months later…

BABY (thinking):I'm a labor of love!

1965 Art: Vince Colletta Studio Color: Allen Freeman
Art Code: FK40.3.2.4


Covid Solved

Printed Version of Original, Vintage Art & Dialog:

Art by Harry Lazarus from the story “Fate Is a Many-Armed Buddha!” in Adventures into the Unknown #66, Sept. 1955.

 

 

Transcript:

CAPTION: As billionaires go, Mannly Rich and his brother Vastly Rich aren’t complicated. They believe in simple solutions
…no matter how complex the problems! Of course, no problem is more complex than Covid 19! So…

SCENE, PANEL 1: Two men in suits (one wearing a yacht captain’s hat) are standing by a cannon.

Face masks? Social distancing? it’s absurd! I say we fight this virus the good, ol’ American way! We ignore it!

SCENE, PANEL 2: Man in yacht captain’s hat smiles as the cannon fires.

Right! And when that doesn’t work…We blow it to kingdom come!

CANNON FIRES: Boom!

CAPTION: Problem solved!

1955 Art: Harry Lazarus Art Cleanup & New Dialogue: John Lustig

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CAPTION: As billionaires go, Mannly Rich and his brother Vastly Rich aren’t complicated. They believe in simple solutions
...no matter how complex the problems! Of course, no problem is more complex than Covid 19! So...

SCENE, PANEL 1: Two men in suits (one wearing a yacht captain's hat) are standing by a cannon.

Face masks? Social distancing? it’s absurd! I say we fight this virus the good, ol’ American way! We ignore it!


SCENE, PANEL 2: Man in yacht captain's hat smiles as the cannon fires.

Right! And when that doesn’t work...We blow it to kingdom come!

CANNON FIRES: Boom!

CAPTION: Problem solved!

1955 Art: Harry Lazarus Art Cleanup & New Dialogue: John Lustig

Grocery Wars

Today’s comic was written by Black Lightning creator Tony Isabella.

Art by Dick Giordano from Sweethearts #77, June 1964. (Scanned from the publisher’s black & white stat—made in preparation for the printed color cover.)

 

 

 

Transcript:

CRYING WOMAN (thinking): It’s been an hour *sob* since Jeremiah went to the grocery store…and he hasn’t texted to say he’s okay!

CAPTION: Just as wives have ever done in times of war…Makayla waited and prayed…for her husband to return.

1964 Art: Dick Giordano Re-Creation: Diego Jourdan Pereira
Guest Writer: Tony Isabella

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CRYING WOMAN (thinking): It's been an hour *sob* since Jeremiah went to the grocery store...and he hasn’t texted to say he’s okay!

CAPTION: Just as wives have ever done in times of war...Makayla waited and prayed...for her husband to return.

1964 Art: Dick Giordano Re-Creation: Diego Jourdan Pereira
Guest Writer: Tony Isabella

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Their Romance is Booked

More Last Kiss fun from Black Lightning creator Tony Isabella.

Vintage art & text.

Art by Vince Colletta Studio from the story Love’s Lovely Mirage” in FIRST KISS #36, 1964.

 

 

Transcript:

SCENE: A woman and a man are talking outside. He is holding a book.

WOMAN: I know we’re social distancing, Carter, but, really…Reading
a book on our date?

MAN: I’m also practicing emotional distancing, Hortense! We shan’t be exchanging bodily fluids…until there’s a vaccine!

CAPTION: Romance was just another victim of the Covid-19.

1964 Art: Vince Colletta Studio Color: Diego Jourdan Pereira

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SCENE: A woman and a man are talking outside. He is holding a book.

WOMAN: I know we’re social distancing, Carter, but, really...Reading
a book on our date?

MAN: I’m also practicing emotional distancing, Hortense! We shan’t be exchanging bodily fluids...until there’s a vaccine!

CAPTION: Romance was just another victim of the Covid-19.

1964 Art: Vince Colletta Studio Color: Diego Jourdan Pereira

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Today's Last Kiss Comic

May the Mask Be With You

Today's Last Kiss Comic

Seriously, wear a mask. Pretend you’re a super villain. (Or a superhero!) A bank robber. The Scarlet Pimpernel. (Or even better, the Daffy Duck version—The Scarlet Pumpernickel!) Whatever.
But wear a d*mn mask!

Something new!

Today, I don’t have any original art to share. So I thought it’d be fun to share an alternative version of today’s comic.

It’s not unusual for me to go through several different gags (and sometimes images) before I settle on what I like best. This one was vary close to what I wanted.
Heck, maybe this one should’ve been the one I went with. It’s always hard to say.

 

Transcript:

SCENE: Darth Vader with a starry, space background.

CAPTION: Wearing a mask doesn’t make you evil. But not wearing one…might!

CAPTION: May the Fourth Be With You!

Alternative Image:

Be like Darth Vader! Always wear a mask!

 

 

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Transcript:

SCENE: Darth Vader with a starry, space background.

CAPTION: Wearing a mask doesn’t make you evil. But not wearing one…might!

CAPTION: May the Fourth Be With You!