Caffeine to the Rescue

Caffeine to the Rescue

Many cups of java and thanks to my pal Mike Pascale for “zombifying” this art.

(I can’t remember which of us came up with the gag. Often it’s a joint effort.)

Original Vintage Art & Text

Art by Vince Colletta Studio from the story “Second Time Around” in First Kiss #33, Aug. 1963. Charlton Comics. The story begins on Page 23.

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↓ Transcript
PANEL #1 SCENE: A woman zombie is about the drink a cup of coffee.


PANEL #2 SCENE: The woman has drunk some coffee and is now alive and human.

WOMAN (thinking): I'm dead 'til my first cup!

dead ‘til
my first cup!

1963 Art: Vince Colletta Studio Restoration: Diego Jourdan Pereira
Zombification: Mike Pascale Caffeine Cravings: Pascale & Lustig