Instant Romance–and Exercise!

Original Vintage Art & Text

Art—possibly penciled and inked by Alice Kirkpatrick. All Romance #1, 1949.

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SCENE: Man has picked up a woman and is holding her in his arms. They are both smiling.

CAPTION: Exercise the Old Fashioned Way!
Pick up women,
not weights!

1949 Artist: Alice Kirkpatrick? Restoration: Diego Jourdan Pereira

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Love Me!

 

Original Vintage Art & Text

Art by Vince Colletta Studio from the story “Make Believe” in FIRST KISS #7, 1959.

 

Transcript:

SCENE: Two young women. One looks very satisfied and happy with herself. The other woman looks on with doubt.

SATISFIED WOMAN: His family loves me! His
cat loves me! Even his ex-wife loves me!

DOUBTFUL WOMAN: but…does he love you?

SATISFIED WOMAN: Not
yet! But he will!

1959 Art: Vince Colletta Studio Color: Allen Freeman

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SCENE: Two young women. One looks very satisfied and happy with herself. The other woman looks on with doubt.

SATISFIED WOMAN: His family loves me! His
cat loves me! Even his ex-wife loves me!

DOUBTFUL WOMAN: but...does he love you?

SATISFIED WOMAN: Not
yet! But he will!

1959 Art: Vince Colletta Studio Color: Allen Freeman

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Hot, Burning Love

Last Kiss dialogue and health advice by Dr. Tony Isabella—Ohio’s top heartburn specialist!

Art by Vince Colletta Studio from the story “For Better, Not Worse” in First Kiss #29, Dec. 1962. (Although the comic was published in color, this was scanned from the publisher’s black & white production stats.)

 

 

 

 

Transcript:

SCENE: A man and a woman embrace. The man is kissing the woman’s check (or maybe nibbling on her ear or neck.) In the background we see a orangish glow.

MAN: Mi amor, my heart burns for you!

WOMAN: Two things…One…you’re probably feeling…the fast-approaching wildfires! Two…evacuate now, amor later.

1962 Art: Vince Colletta Studio Color: Diego Jourdan Pereira
Writer: Tony Isabella

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Hammered by Lust

Art by Charles Nicholas & Dick Giordano from the story “Don’t Ever Love a Fool” in First Kiss #25, April 1962. Charlton Comics.

 

 

 

Transcript:

SCENE: A carpenter (or at least a man dressed like one) is kissing a woman outside. Nearby on the grass are some carpenter tools. We also see trees in the background:

CARPENTER: I framed!
I sawed!

WOMAN: You conquered!

1962 Art: Charles Nicholas & Dick Giordano Color & Extra Art: Allen Freeman
Everything Else: John Lustig

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SCENE: A carpenter (or at least a man dressed like one) is kissing a woman outside. Nearby on the grass are some carpenter tools. We also see trees in the background:

CARPENTER: I framed!
I sawed!

WOMAN: You conquered!

1962 Art: Charles Nicholas & Dick Giordano Color & Extra Art: Allen Freeman
Everything Else: John Lustig

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Love Vultures

Art by Vince Colletta from the story “Involuntary Bride” from FIRST KISS #40, 1965.

 

 

 

Transcript:

SCENE: A man and a woman kiss as birds high above them circle in the sky.

CAPTION: The Love Vultures
circled, waiting for the
romance to die. Surely, the couple couldn’t keep kissing! Surely their love would end! Years later, the birds
were all dead–eaten by other vultures. And the man and woman? They were still kissing!

1965 Art: Vince Colletta Color: Diego Jourdan Pereira

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SCENE: A man and a woman kiss as birds high above them circle in the sky.

CAPTION: The Love Vultures
circled, waiting for the
romance to die. Surely, the couple couldn’t keep kissing! Surely their love would end! Years later, the birds
were all dead--eaten by other vultures. And the man and woman? They were still kissing!

1965 Art: Vince Colletta Color: Diego Jourdan Pereira

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