Hounded

Art by Charles Nicholas & Vince Alascia from the story “Take Me Back” in First Kiss #38, July 1964.

 

Transcript:

SCENE: Man clutching a woman who doesn’t look happy with him.

MAN: I need love!

WOMAN: Buy a dog!

1964 Art: Charles Nicholas & Vince Alascia Color: Allen Freeman

38.3.5.4

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SCENE: Man clutching a woman who doesn't look happy with him.

MAN: I need love!

WOMAN: Buy a dog!

1964 Art: Charles Nicholas & Vince Alascia Color: Allen Freeman

38.3.5.4

Hounded

Artist unknown. From the story “A Good Life” in FIRST KISS #12, 1960.

 

 

Transcript:

SCENE: A dog (some sort of terrier) standing by herself with voices coming from off-panel.

VOICE #1: What’ll we do today?

DOG (thinking): Go for a walk!

VOICE #2: See a movie?

DOG (thinking): Go for a walk!

VOICE #1: Naw! How about shopping?

DOG (thinking): Go for a walk!

VOICE #2: Sex?

DOG (thinking): <Sigh> Go for a walk…afterwards!!

1960 Artist: Unknown Color: Diego Jourdan Pereira

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SCENE: A dog (some sort of terrier) standing by herself with voices coming from off-panel.

VOICE #1: What'll we do today?

DOG (thinking): Go for a walk!

VOICE #2: See a movie?

DOG (thinking): Go for a walk!

VOICE #1: Naw! How about shopping?

DOG (thinking): Go for a walk!

VOICE #2: Sex?

DOG (thinking): <Sigh> Go for a walk...afterwards!!

1960 Artist: Unknown Color: Diego Jourdan Pereira

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Today's Last Kiss comic

Lady and the Von Tramp

Today's Last Kiss comic

I’m exceedingly happy and proud to present the first Last Kiss comic written by my pal (and comic book legend!) Tony Isabella. I’ll be featuring Tony’s work about once a week for the next few weeks—and possibly longer if I can get him to do more!

Tony has been working in the comics industry since 1972, first as an editorial assistant at Marvel, but went on to write brilliantly for Marvel, DC, Dark Horse, Topps, Comico…oh, heck. Name a good comics company and chances are Tony wrote or edited for it. Among his creations are Black Lightning (DC’s first African America superhero,) Misty Knight and Tigra.

As to why I’ve asked Tony to contribute:

—I knew Tony would do a great job and I’m always looking for ways to expand the content and approach to Last Kiss and make it more fun.

—I’ve been struggling with a health issue for awhile and I’ve had to rely on re-runs of old Last Kisses a bit more than I’d like. I want to stress that I’m not dealing with anything life threatening. But I do go through periods when I have pain and fatigue problems that limit how much I can work. So having Tony contribute will let me keep to the same publication schedule with fewer reprints while I recover. And there’s the added bonus of having a new, fresh creative input and getting to work with someone I admire!

—Even after I do get the health issue resolved, I’ve got some book projects that have been on the back burner for way too long. So getting some help and eventually getting ahead on Last Kiss will let me finally get to those!

Original 1958 art and text:

Art by John Tartaglione from the story “To Stella with Love” from First Kiss #3, 1958.

 

 

Transcript:

SCENE: A man and a woman kissing.

CAPTION: Walt Disney’s Dating Etiquette

CAPTION: When reenacting the dinner scene from Lady and the Tramp, hold the kiss just long enough to savor the remaining sauce on your date’s lips!

CAPTION: If either of you burps, you’ve linguine too long!

1955 Art: John Tartaglione Color: Diego Jourdan Pereira
Guest Writer: Tony Isabella

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SCENE: A man and a woman kissing.

CAPTION: Walt Disney’s Dating Etiquette

CAPTION: When reenacting the dinner scene from Lady and the Tramp, hold the kiss just long enough to savor the remaining sauce on your date’s lips!

CAPTION: If either of you burps, you’ve linguine too long!

1955 Art: John Tartaglione Color: Diego Jourdan Pereira
Guest Writer: Tony Isabella

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Canine Catastrophe

Art by the Vince Colletta Studio from the story “Old Enough to Marry” in First Kiss #24, Jan. 1962.

 

Transcript:

SCENE: Man and woman kissing as birds above and in the background.

WOMAN (thinking): Gosh! This reminds me…I’ve got to get the dog neutered!

Art: Vince Colletta Studio Color: Allen Freeman

Art Code: 24.1.2.3

Art by the Vince Colletta Studio from the story “Old Enough to Marry” in First Kiss #24, Jan. 1962.

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SCENE: Man and woman kissing as birds fly up above and in the background.

WOMAN (thinking): Gosh! This reminds me...I’ve got to get the dog neutered!

Art: Vince Colletta Studio Color: Allen Freeman

Art Code: 24.1.2.3

Art by the Vince Colletta Studio from the story "Old Enough to Marry" in First Kiss #24, Jan. 1962.

Puppy Love

Sometimes true love is right there waiting for you…

Artist unknown. From the story “A Good Life” in FIRST KISS #12, 1960.

 

Transcript:

SCENE: We see a dog (fox terrier) sitting on a lawn as a voice comes from off panel.

VOICE: My lover had nothing except a dog when he moved in! And, when he left, he took everything…except his dog!

Fox Terrier (thinking): So, lucky you–right?

1960 Artist Unknown Color: Diego Jourdan Pereira

Art Code: DJP.lk376 & 12.7.1.1

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SCENE: We see a dog (fox terrier) sitting on a lawn as a voice comes from off panel.

VOICE: My lover had nothing except a dog when he moved in! And, when he left, he took everything…except his dog!

Fox Terrier (thinking): So, lucky you--right?

1960 Artist Unknown Color: Diego Jourdan Pereira

Art Code: DJP.lk376 & 12.7.1.1