The Day After Valentine’s Day–I Feel Good

The Day After Valentine’s Day–I Feel Good

Original Vintage Art & Text

Art probably by Jack Sparling. From the story “Bottled Heartbreak” in Great Lover Romances #11, 1953. Published by Toby Press.

Curious to see more? Click this link to read the entire vintage comic book for free. This panel is from Page 21 of ComicBookPlus.com’s presentation of the comic. The story begins on Page 17.

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SCENE: Woman drinking as she sits in a stuffed chair. She has one leg up in the air and is smiling.

WOMAN: Maybe it’s just the booze, Candy and sex, but I feel good!

1953 Artist: Jack Sparling? Re-ink & Color: Diego Jourdan Pereira
Cheap Candy & Cheaper Gags: John Lustig

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Risky Romance

Risky Romance

Happy Valentine’s Day from me and master of romantic mirth Mike Pascale!

(No original, vintage art this time. Sorry.)

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SCENE: Woman pointing a handgun at a man.

MAN: B-b-but it's Valentine's Day!

WOMAN: That's why I'm aiming for your heart!

1934 Artist Unknown Color: Diego Jourdan Pereira
Sure Shot Humor: Mike Pascale

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Playing Cupid? It’s a Contact Sport!

Playing Cupid? It’s a Contact Sport!

Happy Valentine’s Day from me, Tony Isabella & Allen Freeman!

By the way, have you ever wanted to meet Last Kiss contributor (and all-around swell guy) Tony Isabella? Then you’re in luck. Tony will be a guest at Pensacon (Feb. 18-20.) So drop by Tony’s Artist Alley table and tell him how much you enjoy his work. Rumor has it that he’s written a few thousand other brilliant comics besides Last Kiss!

Original Vintage Art & Text

Art by Vince Colletta from the story “Lucky Liz” in FIRST KISS #9, 1959. (The rest of this comic isn’t online. So there’s no link this time.)

 

 

 

 

 

Transcript:

MAN: We have to do something different for Valentine’s Day.

WOMAN: But it’s our tradition to cosplay as Cupid…

WOMAN: …and shoot love-arrows at people.

MAN: That got a little out of hand last year.

WOMAN: Pshaw! That woman is barely limping now.

1959 Art: Vince Colletta Character Color: Allen Freeman
Writer: Tony Isabella

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MAN: We have to do something different for Valentine’s Day.

WOMAN: But it’s our tradition to cosplay as Cupid...

WOMAN: ...and shoot love-arrows at people.

MAN: That got a little out of hand last year.

WOMAN: Pshaw! That woman is barely limping now.

1959 Art: Vince Colletta Character Color: Allen Freeman
Writer: Tony Isabella

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Love’s Labors Found

Love’s Labors Found

Happy Valentine’s weekend!

Many thanks to manly and mischievous Mike Pascale for the crazy Cupid gag and art changes! We’ll have another Valentine’s treat on Monday—this one by Tony Isabella!

Original Vintage Art & Text

Art by Vince Colletta Studio from the story “Condemned” in FIRST KISS #40, 1965. Curious to see more? Click the link to read the entire vintage comic book.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Transcript:

SCENE: A female nurse (or doctor) in medical scrubs and a mask is holding a newly born, winged Cupid. In the background the mother of the baby is lying in bed, sweating profusely.

NURSE/DOCTOR: You gave birth to…Cupid?!

MOTHER: You think that’s amazing? imagine passing Those $#@&! wings!

1965 Art: Vince Colletta Color: Allen Freeman
Way-Out, Winged Wackiness: Mike Pascale

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SCENE: A female nurse (or doctor) in medical scrubs and a mask is holding a newly born, winged Cupid. In the background the mother of the baby is lying in bed, sweating profusely.

NURSE/DOCTOR: You gave birth to…Cupid?!

MOTHER: You think that’s amazing? imagine passing Those $#@&! wings!

1965 Art: Vince Colletta Color: Allen Freeman
Way-Out, Winged Wackiness: Mike Pascale

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Love Cop

Love Cop

Happy Valentine’s Day!

Today’s Last Kiss was written by that esteemed Love Cop in Training–Tony Isabella.

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Vintage, Published Art & Dialogue

Art by Jack Keller in the story “Shifty’s Revenge” in Teenage Hotrodders #8, July 1964. Published by Charlton Comics.

 

Transcript:

CAPTION: Introducing…The Casebook of Officer Cupid…Love Cop

YOUNG MAN #1: Those ladies look friendly…

YOUNG MAN #2: How can we talk to them?

OFFICER CUPID-LOVE COP: Youngsters, just be yourselves…and not your D&D characters. Remember…you have the right to seek love. But only in a respectful manner.

1964 Art: Jack Keller Color: Diego Jourdan Pereira
Writer: Tony Isabella

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CAPTION: Introducing...The Casebook of Officer Cupid...Love Cop

YOUNG MAN #1: Those ladies look friendly...

YOUNG MAN #2: How can we talk to them?

OFFICER CUPID-LOVE COP: Youngsters, just be yourselves...and not your D&D characters. Remember...you have the right to seek love. But only in a respectful manner.

1964 Art: Jack Keller Color: Diego Jourdan Pereira
Writer: Tony Isabella

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