Enjoying Her Gift

Instead of showing the original, vintage panel art, I’m posting the opening, splash panel from that same story. Frankly there’s a lot more going on it and I thought it’d be more fun! —John

Artist unknown. From the Glory Forbes story in Ranger Comics #39, Feb. 1948. Fiction House.

 

 

Transcript:

SCENE: Young woman skiing rapidly and out of control down a mountain.

CAPTION: Dear Santa:
Thank you for the skis!
I didn’t see any instructions. But I’m sure I’ll figure it out!

WOMAN: Where the %$#@ are the brakes?!!

1948 Artist Unknown Color: Diego Jourdan Pereira

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SCENE: Young woman skiing rapidly and out of control down a mountain.

CAPTION: Dear Santa:
Thank you for the skis!
I didn’t see any instructions. But I’m sure I’ll figure it out!

WOMAN: Where the %$#@ are the brakes?!!

1948 Artist Unknown Color: Diego Jourdan Pereira

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She’s Having a Ball

Original art & text.

Inks (and possibly pencils) by Dick Giordano from the cover of Love Diary #33, June 1964.

 

 

Transcript:

SCENE: A bowling alley. A woman in the foreground is holding a bowling ball and smiling at a man who is holding her, showing her how to bowl. In the background, another woman looks on in a huff and with her hands on her hips.

WOMAN IN BACKGROUND (thinking): Look at her! Pretending she doesn’t know how to handle balls!

1964 Inks & Possibly Pencils: Dick Giordano Color: Diego Jourdan Pereira

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Love Diary #33 Cover

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SCENE: A bowling alley. A woman in the foreground is holding a bowling ball and smiling at a man who is holding her, showing her how to bowl. In the background, another woman looks on in a huff and with her hands on her hips.

WOMAN IN BACKGROUND (thinking): Look at her! Pretending she doesn’t know how to handle balls!

1964 Inks & Possibly Pencils: Dick Giordano Color: Diego Jourdan Pereira

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Love Diary #33 Cover



How to Score in Sports without Scoring

Art by Nick Caputo from Hi-School Romance #34, Dec. 1954.

 

Transcript:

SCENE: Woman comforting a bandaged male football player as he’s carried off the field on a stretcher.

FOOTBALL PLAYER: B-but I didn’t score!

WOMAN: That’s okay! I was rooting for the other team!

1954 Art: Nick Caputo Color: Diego Jourdan Pereira

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SCENE: Woman comforting a bandaged male football player as he's carried off the field on a stretcher.

FOOTBALL PLAYER: B-but I didn’t score!

WOMAN: That’s okay! I was rooting for the other team!

1954 Art: Nick Caputo Color: Diego Jourdan Pereira

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His Balls Are in the Gutter

Art by Charles Nicholas & Vince Alascia from the story “One Too Many Heartbreaks” in FIRST KISS #39, 1964.

 

Transcript:

SCENE: bowling alley

MAN #1 (to Man #2): I’m rolling gutter balls, but I’ll bet I can still score!

WOMAN WITH BOWLING BALL: I’ll take that bet!

1964 Art: Charles Nicholas & Vince Alascia Color: Diego Jourdan Pereira

Art Codes: DJP.lk408    FK39.1.1.2

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SCENE: bowling alley

MAN #1 (to Man #2): I’m rolling gutter balls, but I’ll bet I can still score!

WOMAN WITH BOWLING BALL: I’ll take that bet!

1964 Art: Charles Nicholas & Vince Alascia Color: Diego Jourdan Pereira

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Art by Charles Nicholas & Vince Alascia from the story "One Too Many Heartbreaks" in FIRST KISS #39, 1964.

Shark Tanked

Yes, this is a revamp of a Last Kiss comic I did years ago. I’m running it so that I have time to go on a family vacation (with my wonderful wife.) No sharks involved…I assume.

Inks by Sal Trapani from the "The Ugly One" in FIRST KISS #23, 1961.

Inks by Sal Trapani from the “The Ugly One” in FIRST KISS #23, 1961.

Transcript:

SCENE: Knife-wielding swimmer is below the water line about to confront a hungry shark.

MAN: Thank God! It’s just a shark. For a moment, I THOUGHT it was my ex-wife!

1961 Inks: Sal Trapani Color: Allen Freeman

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SCENE: Knife-wielding swimmer is below the water line about to confront a hungry shark.

MAN: Thank God! It's just a shark. For a moment, I THOUGHT it was my ex-wife!

1961 Inks: Sal Trapani Color: Allen Freeman

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