Retiring Fashions

Art by Al Bare from the story “I Was a Snob” from LOVE LIFE #1, 1961.

Transcript:

SCENE: Two rich, heavy-set women (wearing expensive jewelry and furs).

WOMAN #1: After we retire, every day will be casual Friday!

WOMAN #2: Finally! I can stop wearing underwear!

1951 Art: Al Bare Re-Creation: Diego Jourdan Pereira

DJP.lk286 & Love Life #1.5.6

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SCENE: Two rich, heavy-set women (wearing expensive jewelry and furs).

WOMAN #1: After we retire, every day will be casual Friday!


WOMAN #2: Finally! I can stop wearing underwear!

1951 Art: Al Bare Re-Creation: Diego Jourdan Pereira

DJP.lk286 & Love Life #1.5.6

Apprentice Trophy Wife Comic

Trophy Wife?

Apprentice Trophy Wife Comic

Art by John Tartaglione from the story “The Sea Green Eyes!” from First Kiss #5, 1958.

 

 

Transcript: 

WOMAN (talking to a man): My career goal? Trophy wife! But I’ll settle for trophy secretary…for now!

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Art by John Tartaglione from the story “The Sea Green Eyes!” from First Kiss #5, 1958.

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WOMAN (talking to a man): My career goal? Trophy wife! But I’ll settle for trophy secretary…for now!

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Art by John Tartaglione from the story “The Sea Green Eyes!” from First Kiss #5, 1958.

Free Love?

Art by John Tartaglione from the story “The Sea Green Eyes!” from First Kiss #5, 1958.

 

TRANSCRIPT:

SCENE: Man and a woman in an office. She’s filing some papers at a filing cabinet.

MAN: Be fair! I’m already providing free parking! You can’t expect free love too!

WOMAN: OK! then I demand a discount on foreplay!

1958 Art: John Tartaglione Color: Diego Jourdan Pereira

Art by John Tartaglione from the story “The Sea Green Eyes!” from First Kiss #5, 1958.

DJP.lk395 FK05.5.4.4

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SCENE: Man and a woman in an office. She's filing some papers at a filing cabinet.

MAN: Be fair! I’m already providing free parking! You can’t expect free love too!

WOMAN: OK! then I demand a discount on foreplay!

1958 Art: John Tartaglione Color: Diego Jourdan Pereira

Art by John Tartaglione from the story “The Sea Green Eyes!” from First Kiss #5, 1958.

DJP.lk395 FK05.5.4.4

Cheap Date

When it comes to proposals, he’s pennywise and pound (cake) foolish!

In regard to the original comic panel (below,), the guy’s missing mouth is odd, but that’s clearly a printing error. (The mouth is there in the black and white photostat of the art as it was originally drawn.)

But what flummoxes me is the half-empty caption box that’s floating in the art. I’ve never seen a caption box before with so much empty space., Obviously, more text was planned for that spot. Normally, text was lettered—or in Charlton’s case, typed with a giant typewriter—right on the original art. But it’s possible that extra text was planned for this caption, then pasted on and simply fell off before printing. Or maybe someone forgot to add it. This is the type of oddity that makes Charlton Comics so maddening—and fascinating.

Art possibly by the Vince Colletta Studio. From the story “The Right Love” in First Kiss #34, 1963.

Scan from black & white original art for First Kiss #34.

 

Transcription:

SCENE: Man sitting in a restaurant looks at a waitress walking by.

MAN (thinking): I’ll propose! I hope she says “yes!” Then I won’t have to tip her!

1963 Art: Possibly the Vince Colletta Studio Color: Diego Jourdan

Art Code: DJP.lk386

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SCENE: Man sitting in a restaurant looks at a waitress walking by.

MAN (thinking): I’ll propose! I hope she says “yes!” Then I won’t have to tip her!

1963 Art: Possibly the Vince Colletta Studio Color: Diego Jourdan

Art Code: DJP.lk386

Soda Jerked

Artist unknown—though it may be Matt Baker. From the story “Second Best Beau” in Hi-School Romance #75, 1958.

 

Transcript:

SCENE: Young man and woman having sodas, malts or milk shakes.

MAN: I won’t be a junior assistant soda jerk forever! someday I’ll be…a real jerk

WOMAN: Golly, I think you already are!

1958 Artist Unknown Color: Diego Jourdan Pereira

Art Code: DJP.lk466

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SCENE: Young man and woman having sodas, malts or milk shakes.

MAN: I won’t be a junior assistant soda jerk forever! someday I’ll be…a real jerk

WOMAN: Golly, I think you already are!

1958 Artist Unknown Color: Diego Jourdan Pereira

Art Code: DJP.lk466