It’s Curtains for Drapery Doll

More whimsy from Black Lightning creator Tony Isabella—who is confronting “ghostly evil” in real life by running for office!

 

Art by John Prentice from the story “Bedeviled” in First Love Illustrated #69, Oct. 1956.

 

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SCENE: Woman in a costume (trapeze artist or superhero, take your pick!) is on a stage. She appears to be doing a shimmy with a bunch of cloth behind her posterior. An appreciative audience looks on.

CAPTION: By day, Marissa’s the host of HGTV’s hit series Haunted House Renovation.
CAPTION: By night, she dons her mystic drapery to confront ghostly evil as…
CAPTION: Drapery Doll, the Material Girl Who Closes the Curtains on Evil!*
CAPTION: *Okay, well, she’s still working on her hero name. All the good ones have been taken.

1956 Art: John Prentice Color: Diego Jourdan Pereira
Guest Writer: Tony Isabella

Art by John Prentice from the story “Bedeviled” in First Love Illustrated #69, Oct. 1956.

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SCENE: Woman in a costume (trapeze artist or superhero, take your pick!) is on a stage. She appears to be doing a shimmy with a bunch of cloth behind her posterior. An appreciative audience looks on.

CAPTION: By day, Marissa’s the host of HGTV’s hit series Haunted House Renovation.
CAPTION: By night, she dons her mystic drapery to confront ghostly evil as…
CAPTION: Drapery Doll, the Material Girl Who Closes the Curtains on Evil!*
CAPTION: *Okay, well, she’s still working on her hero name. All the good ones have been taken.

1956 Art: John Prentice Color: Diego Jourdan Pereira
Guest Writer: Tony Isabella

Art by John Prentice from the story "Bedeviled" in First Love Illustrated #69, Oct. 1956.


Have a Super Veterans Day

Happy Veterans Day!

Art by Mac Raboy from Master Comics #30, 1942.

 

Transcript:

SCENE: A superhero (Captain Marvel Jr.) holds a large American flag as he leads American soldiers into battle.

CAPTION/TITLE: Not All Heroes Wear Capes!

Happy Veterans Day
1942 Art: Mac Raboy Captain Marvel Jr. © & ™ DC Comics

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SCENE: A superhero (Captain Marvel Jr.) holds a large American flag as he leads American soldiers into battle.

CAPTION/TITLE: Not All Heroes Wear Capes!

Happy Veterans Day
1942 Art: Mac Raboy Captain Marvel Jr. © & ™ DC Comics

Today's Last Kiss Comic

The Legion of Superfluous Heroes

Today's Last Kiss Comic

Art by Art Saaf & Mike Peppe from the story “Kiss and Run” in NEW ROMANCES #14, 1952.

 

Transcript:

CAPTION: Death be not proud…or forever when you’re a superhero. But it sure sells comics! And here at Last Kiss, we’re anxious to give you readers what you so obviously desire: gratuitous death on an epic scale! Having a limited budget, though, we’ll have to use an old radio show trick and depend on you to supply the multi-million special effects…and most of the all-star, over-paid cast as well! Ready? Here goes!

PANEL #1: Lightning

SOUND: Zap

SOUND: Look out! It’s…

SOUND: Arrrggh!

SOUND: Yikes!

SOUND: Nooooo!

SOUND: Iiieeee!

PANEL 2: In a graveyard, a crying woman is comforted by a man. In the background, two men work with shovels to fill in a grave.

WOMAN: The entire Legion of Superfluous Heroes wiped out…in a bloody, depraved battle! Who’ll protect us from mindless carnage now?

MAN: Not the Comics Code! That’s for sure!!

CAPTION: Next: The Society of Stupid Pet Tricks gets neutered!

1952 Art: Art Saaf & Mike Peppe Right Panel Color: Diego Jourdan Pereira

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CAPTION: Death be not proud…or forever when you’re a superhero. But it sure sells comics! And here at Last Kiss, we’re anxious to give you readers what you so obviously desire: gratuitous death on an epic scale! Having a limited budget, though, we’ll have to use an old radio show trick and depend on you to supply the multi-million special effects…and most of the all-star, over-paid cast as well! Ready? Here goes!

PANEL #1: Lightning

SOUND: Zap

SOUND: Look out! It's...

SOUND: Arrrggh!

SOUND: Yikes!

SOUND: Nooooo!

SOUND: Iiieeee!

PANEL 2: In a graveyard, a crying woman is comforted by a man. In the background, two men work with shovels to fill in a grave.

WOMAN: The entire Legion of Superfluous Heroes wiped out...in a bloody, depraved battle! Who’ll protect us from mindless carnage now?

MAN: Not the Comics Code! That’s for sure!!

CAPTION: Next: The Society of Stupid Pet Tricks gets neutered!

1952 Art: Art Saaf & Mike Peppe Right Panel Color: Diego Jourdan Pereira

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Ms. Sniff

 

Art attributed to George Tuska from the “Glory Forbes” story in Rangers Comics #22, April 1945.

 

 

Transcript:

CAPTION: At first, Shirley Smelmoor was just a hardworking deodorant model–testing the olfactory limits of the latest pit protection devised by Dismal Hygiene, Inc! But then a new, experimental deodorant is accidentally mixed with radioactive ore! (Don’t ask how! It doesn’t make sense to us either!) And Shirley becomes Ms. Sniff–the Maid of Malodorous Might!

PANEL #1: Ms. Sniff is undressing on a dock.

MS. SNIFF (thinking): Stopping that bank robbery left me smelling worse than a skunk in a cesspool!

PANEL #2: Ms. Sniff dives off the pier into the water as a bystander comments.

BYSTANDER: Hey! What reeks? Did something die?MS. SNIFF (thinking): A quick bath in Lake Fetid should do the trick!

PANEL #3: Ms. Sniff is hiding in the water below the pier as she hears voices from above.

BYSTANDER: No! It’s worse! It’s Ms. Sniff…The siren of stench!

BYSTANDER #2: Again? That putrid pariah oughta be run out of town!

MS. SNIFF (thinking): Th-that voice! It’s my date…Paul!

CAPTION: What happens next? Find out in our next sinus-scorching adventure: “I’ll love you forever…as long as you’re downwind!”

1945 Art by George Tuska Color by Lustig

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CAPTION: At first, Shirley Smelmoor was just a hardworking deodorant model--testing the olfactory limits of the latest pit protection devised by Dismal Hygiene, Inc! But then a new, experimental deodorant is accidentally mixed with radioactive ore! (Don’t ask how! It doesn’t make sense to us either!) And Shirley becomes Ms. Sniff--the Maid of Malodorous Might!

PANEL #1: Ms. Sniff is undressing on a dock.

MS. SNIFF (thinking): Stopping that bank robbery left me smelling worse than a skunk in a cesspool!


PANEL #2: Ms. Sniff dives off the pier into the water as a bystander comments.

BYSTANDER: Hey! What reeks? Did something die?MS. SNIFF (thinking): A quick bath in Lake Fetid should do the trick!

PANEL #3: Ms. Sniff is hiding in the water below the pier as she hears voices from above.

BYSTANDER: No! It’s worse! It’s Ms. Sniff...The siren of stench!

BYSTANDER #2: Again? That putrid pariah oughta be run out of town!

MS. SNIFF (thinking): Th-that voice! It’s my date…Paul!

CAPTION: What happens next? Find out in our next sinus-scorching adventure: “I’ll love you forever…as long as you’re downwind!”

1945 Art by George Tuska Color by Lustig

The Unlikeliest Superhero of All

 

Art by Art Cappello & Vince Alascia from the story “My Man” in First Kiss #11, Nov. 1959.

 

Transcript:

CAPTION: During every full moon Tallulah Tearwell becomes a living dynamo of emotional energy…capable of feats far beyond the ken of mortal man! Thus is born the legend of the unlikeliest superhero of all…PMS Woman!

VOICE COMING FROM OFF-PANEL: Wait! come back! The quicksand is sucking me under! I…ggglubb!

RUNNING WOMAN: That look of horror…can mean only one thing! He thinks I’m fat! Must go…shopping…before it’s too late!

1958 Art: Art Cappello & Vince Alascia Color by Allen Freeman

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CAPTION: During every full moon Tallulah Tearwell becomes a living dynamo of emotional energy...capable of feats far beyond the ken of mortal man! Thus is born the legend of the unlikeliest superhero of all...PMS Woman!

VOICE COMING FROM OFF-PANEL: Wait! come back! The quicksand is sucking me under! I...ggglubb!

RUNNING WOMAN: That look of horror...can mean only one thing! He thinks I'm fat! Must go...shopping...before it's too late!

1958 Art: Art Cappello & Vince Alascia Color by Allen Freeman

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