Art by Vince Colletta Studio from the story “Make Believe” in FIRST KISS #7, 1959.
WOMAN #1: I wanna be his love slave! and Have his babies!
WOMAN #2: So, good first date?
1959 Art: Vince Colletta Studio Re-Creation: Diego Jourdan Pereira
Art by Jack Sparling? From the story “Bottled Headache” in GREAT LOVER ROMANCES #11, 1953. Click image to enlarge.
SCENE: Woman in cocktail dress and man in tuxedo talk. The woman is holding a cocktail.
WOMAN: I said I was drinking for two…not pregnant!
1953 Art: Jack Sparling? Re-Creation: Diego Jourdan Pereira
I know what you’re thinking.
You think I do the sensible thing. I study a piece of art, write a gag to go with it, and then hire an artist to color the art.
And sometimes I do. But all too often I’ll find an interesting piece of art and have the artist I’m working with fix it up and color it. And then later, I’ll write the gag to go with it.
It sounds insane, but it usually works out. A day, a week or maybe a few months later the right gag pops into my brain and a new Last Kiss is born.
But then there are all those other times, when it take me years…and years…and years to find the right joke to fit the art.
It doesn’t happen often. But, geez…guess which one this was?
Art by Charles Nicholas & Sal Trapani from the story “Good Ole Joe” in FIRST KISS #1, 1957.
SCENE: Young man and woman talking.
WOMAN: My folks say we’re too immature to get married!
MAN: Those stupid, doo doo heads!
WOMAN: How can we prove we’re responsible adults?
MAN: You could get pregnant!
SCENE: Pause to think about it.
WOMAN: That’ll do it!
1957 Art: Charles Nicholas & Sal Trapani Color: Allen Freeman
Artist unknown. From the story “Heartless” in NEW ROMANCES #9, 1952.
SCENE: Young blonde woman is talking on the phone.
WOMAN: But, Mom, we did wait! We didn’t get engaged…‘til after the third pregnancy test!
1952 Artist Unknown Re-Creation: Elite Avni-Sharon
Art by Alex Toth & Mike Peppe from the story “Murder Mansion” in ADVENTURES INTO DARKNESS #5, 1952.
STARTLED WOMAN: Pregnant? But, Doctor…that’s impossible! I’m almost a virgin!
Art: Alex Toth & Mike Peppe Restoration & Color: Diego Jourdan Pereira
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