Diary Hopes

With Black Lightning creator Tony Isabella guest writing Last Kiss (about once a week) I’ve been able to get ahead a bit on my schedule. But the biggest delight of working with Tony is seeing what he comes up with. I’ll admit, this is one of my favorites!

Art by Vince Colletta Studio from the story “Girl Meets Boy!” in FIRST KISS #11, Nov. 1959.

 

 

Transcript:

SCENE: Young woman in bed looking at a book.

CAPTION: Henrietta sobbed softly. Another lonely weekend staring at the blank
pages of her diary. Lost in heartache, she didn’t see the portal open. Adventure
and romance await!

1959 Art: Vince Colletta Studio Color: Diego Jourdan Pereira
Guest Writer: Tony Isabella

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SCENE: Young woman in bed looking at a book.

CAPTION: Henrietta sobbed softly. Another lonely weekend staring at the blank
pages of her diary. Lost in heartache, she didn’t see the portal open. Adventure
and romance await!

1959 Art: Vince Colletta Studio Color: Diego Jourdan Pereira
Guest Writer: Tony Isabella

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Love? Scary Stuff!

Sex is one thing. But love? That can change everything!

Art attributed to Matt Baker from the story “Dungaree Doll” reprinted in First Love Illustrated #89, 1962.

 

Transcript:

MAN: I’m afraid I might…love you!

WOMAN: That’s…scary! ‘cause I might love you too!

Artist unknown, but may be Matt Baker Color: Diego Jourdan Pereira

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MAN: I’m afraid I might...love you!

WOMAN: That’s...scary! ‘cause I might love you too!

Artist unknown, but may be Matt Baker Color: Diego Jourdan Pereira

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Siren Sex

Here’s another updated comic from the days when I did Last Kiss for Comics Buyer’s Guide. Note: The two original art panels (below) are from the same story, but were taken from different pages of that story.

Art by Vince Colletta Studio from the story “Jealousy” in First Kiss #14, 1960.

Art by Vince Colletta Studio from the story “Jealousy” in First Kiss #14, 1960.

 

Curious about the story this art comes from? You can read the entire—extremely odd—story and the rest of the vintage comic book here on the free comics site, ComicBookPlus.com.

Transcript:

CAPTION: Welcome to Comicstown–where getting bitten by a radioactive spider, cloned by aliens, and becoming an orphaned mutant are every child’s dream…and constitutional right!

SCARLET SIREN: I’m the Scarlet Siren! My super power? I turn men into…unsuspecting fools!

MAN: I find that hard to believe!

SCARLET SIREN: See! It’s working already!

1960 Art: Vince Colletta Studio Color by Allen Freeman

Art Code: 14.1.1.3 & 14.1.2.2

 

 

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CAPTION: Welcome to Comicstown--where getting bitten by a radioactive spider, cloned by aliens, and becoming an orphaned mutant are every child’s dream…and constitutional right!

SCARLET SIREN: I’m the Scarlet Siren! My super power? I turn men into…unsuspecting fools!

MAN: I find that hard to believe!

SCARLET SIREN: See! It's working already!

1960 Art: Vince Colletta Studio Color by Allen Freeman

Art Code: 14.1.1.3 & 14.1.2.2

Men Who Look Like Me

I look a lot like me…sometimes.

Art by Vince Colletta Studio from the story “The Gay Deception” in FIRST KISS #8, 1959.

 

 

Transcript:

SCENE: Man talking to a woman.

MAN: You keep marrying men who look a lot like me! Next time, why not marry a man who looks exactly like me! Like, maybe…me!

1959 Art: Vince Colletta Studio Color: Allen Freeman

Art Code: 8.1.4.1

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SCENE: Man talking to a woman.

MAN: You keep marrying men who look a lot like me! Next time, why not marry a man who looks exactly like me! Like, maybe...me!

1959 Art: Vince Colletta Studio Color: Allen Freeman

Art Code: 8.1.4.1

Romance on the Spot

Artist Unknown. From the cover of True Love Problems and Advice Illustrated #34, 1954.

 

SCENE: Man trying to paint a wall, but a woman kisses him.

WOMAN: You missed a spot!

1955 Artist Unknown Color: Diego Jourdan Pereira

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SCENE: Man trying to paint a wall, but a woman kisses him.

WOMAN: You missed a spot!

1955 Artist Unknown Color: Diego Jourdan Pereira

Art Code: DJP.lk502