I Left Out Some Men

Artist unknown. From the story “The Case of the Crafty Collaborators” in AMERICA’S BEST COMICS #26, 1948.

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WOMAN WITH FUR HAT & BOOK: Sure, I left some men out of my autobiography! But only the ones I haven’t slept with yet!

1948 Artist Unknown Re-Creation: Diego Jourdan Pereira


Voices in My Head

Art by John Tartaglione from the story “My Confidence Man” in FIRST KISS #5, 1958.

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WOMAN TO MAN: I hear voices in my head! So...I’m either crazy…or a writer!

1958 Art: John Tartaglione Color: Diego Jourdan Pereira


100 Percent, Almost Truthful

Art by Vince Colletta Studio from the story “Man Vs. Diary” in FIRST KISS #33, 1963. Click image to enlarge.

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SCENE: Woman writing in a book as she talks to a man.

WOMAN: My book's gonna be 100 percent truthful…about everything and everyone...except me!

1963 Art: Vince Colletta Studio Color: Allen Freeman

My Pulsing Passion

Art by Vince Colletta Studio from the story “Party Girl” in FIRST KISS #4, 1958.

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SCENE: Woman smiles and talks as someone reads a book.

WOMAN: I changed some names! But all the orgasms are real!

TITLE ON BOOK COVER: Tempest Von Tramp's Pulsing Passion

1958 Art: Vince Colletta Studio Color: Diego Jourdan Pereira


A Writer’s Date Night

Artist unknown (although it might be Alice Kirkpatrick.) ALL ROMANCES #2, 1949.

I know this is obvious, but in the original art, those strange, shadowy images on the woman’s arm and face aren’t tattoos. They’re images from the other side of the page that bled through when the cover was scanned. On the other hand, if you’re into tattoos…then they’re tattoos!

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SCENE: A red-headed woman has her arms around a young man and is staring at him with adoration.

WOMAN: My main character is a writer who can’t get laid! Until one special night...very much like this one!

1949 Artist Unknown (although it might be Alice Kirkpatrick.) Re-Creation: Diego Jourdan Pereira