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