Ladder Lass’ Tall, Tall Tale

She had high hopes, but low morals!

Original Vintage Art & Text

Art by Al Avison from the cover of Hi-School Romance #11, Oct. 1951. Harvey Comics. Curious to see more? Click the link to read the entire vintage comic book.

 

 

 

Transcript:

SCENE: Young woman is climbing through a window as she hands her suitcase to a man on a ladder.

WOMAN: Shhh! For crying out loud. Haven’t you ever eloped before? I don’t wanna wake my husband…uh, I mean…my folks.

CAPTION: Forbidden in 47 states! The sex saga that was all downs and no ups: “I Fell for any Man with a Ladder!”

1951 Art: Al Avison Ladder Salesman: John Lustig

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SCENE: Young woman is climbing through a window as she hands her suitcase to a man on a ladder.

WOMAN: Shhh! For crying out loud. Haven’t you ever eloped before? I don’t wanna wake my husband…uh, I mean...my folks.

CAPTION: Forbidden in 47 states! The sex saga that was all downs and no ups: “I Fell for any Man with a Ladder!”

1951 Art: Al Avison Ladder Salesman: John Lustig

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You Can Kiss Me…Today

Original Vintage Art & Text

Art by Dick Giordano from Just Married #38, Oct. 1964. Curious about the original vintage comic book? Click the link to read the entire issue for free.

Transcribe:

SCENE: A bride and groom are about to kiss at their wedding. In the background, a man and woman look on.

GROOM: Mind if I kiss you?

BRIDE: I guess it’ll be okay…this time!

1964 Art: Dick Giordano Color: Diego Jourdan Pereira Dialogue:John Lustig

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SCENE: A bride and groom are about to kiss at their wedding. In the background, a man and woman look on.

GROOM: Mind if I kiss you?

BRIDE: I guess it’ll be okay...this time!

1964 Art: Dick Giordano Color: Diego Jourdan Pereira Dialogue:John Lustig

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He Will

Original Vintage Art & Text

Artist unknown. From the story “Censored” in All True Romance #2, Oct. 1951. Published by Comics Media. Click link to read entire comic book for free.

 

 

Transcript:

SCENE: A bride covering the mouth of a groom who is struggling to speak.

BRIDE: He says…he will!

Artist Unknown Restoration & Color: Diego Jourdan Pereira

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SCENE: A bride covering the mouth of a groom who is struggling to speak.

BRIDE: He says…he will!

Artist Unknown Restoration & Color: Diego Jourdan Pereira

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Honeymoon Excitement

Diego and Icha on their wedding day.

Last Kiss Artist Marries

I’m thrilled to announce that artist Diego Jourdan Pereira has lost his bachelor status and gotten hitched! He and his sweetie Maritza “Icha” Mardones Castillo were wed last Friday (Oct. 1) in Santiago, Chile where they both live.

The couple met in 2008 at a friend’s birthday party and eventually dated. But that first brush with romance didn’t stick. Years later they re-united and fell in love.

(By then Diego was re-inking and coloring romance art for Last Kiss. And I like to think that all that romance work had something to do with Diego and Icha finding true love.)

In addition to his Last Kiss work, Diego has worked on numerous other comics, coloring books and licensing projects for major publishers such as DC Comics. In the last few years, Diego has also become the author of numerous trivia and puzzle books.

 

Original Vintage Art & Text

Pencils by Charles Nicholas. (Inks possibly by Jon D’Agostino.) From the story “The End of the Honeymoon” in BRIDES IN LOVE #1, 1956. Click link to read this entire vintage comic book for free.

 

 

 

Transcript:

SCENE: A groom and bride are close–possibly about to kiss.

GROOM: Just think! We can spend our entire honeymoon in bed…reading comics.

1956 Pencils: Charles Nicholas Re-Creation: Diego Jourdan Pereira
Dialogue & Lettering: John Lustig

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SCENE: A groom and bride are close--possibly about to kiss.

GROOM: Just think! We can spend our entire honeymoon in bed...reading comics.

1956 Pencils: Charles Nicholas Re-Creation: Diego Jourdan Pereira
Dialogue & Lettering: John Lustig

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Statistics Fun

Original Vintage Art & Text

Pencils by Charles Nicholas. ( Inks possibly by Jon D’Agostino.) From the story “The End of the Honeymoon” in Brides in Love #1, 1956.

 

 

Transcript:

SCENE: Bride and groom embracing and about to kiss.

GROOM: Uh oh! I just heard…the divorce rate is one out of two!

BRIDE: Gosh! I wonder who’ll be getting divorced…you or me?

1956 Pencils: Charles Nicholas Inks: Jon D’Agostino? Re-Creation: Diego Jourdan Pereira
Dialogue: John Lustig

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SCENE: Bride and groom embracing and about to kiss.

GROOM: Uh oh! I just heard…the divorce rate is one out of two!

BRIDE: Gosh! I wonder who’ll be getting divorced...you or me?

1956 Pencils: Charles Nicholas Inks: Jon D'Agostino? Re-Creation: Diego Jourdan Pereira
Dialogue: John Lustig

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