A Very Marry Christmas

A Very Marry Christmas

Happy Holidays!

 

Original Vintage Art & Text

If you’re wondering about the bizarre color in the art below, the whole page of the printed comic is this way. It wasn’t unusual for Charlton comics to be printed with colors out of register. But to print with an entire color plate missing? That was rare—even for Charlton!

Art by Vince Colletta from the story “Involuntary Bride” in First Kiss #40, 1965. Published by Charlton. The story begins on Page 24 of comicbookplus’s fabulous, free online reprint here.

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SCENE: A bride and groom kissing with a Christmas tree in the background.

BRIDE & GROOM (thinking): Marry Christmas!*

CAPTION: *Merry Christmas however you spell it or celebrate it!

1965 Art: Vince Colletta Character Color: Diego Jourdan Pereira
Married & Merry: John Lustig

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Mom Approves

Mom Approves

Obviously, this gag is worth at least $1 million. But would my mom approve of it? Probably not.

Original Vintage Art & Text

Inks by Dick Giordano from the story “Heartbreakers” in First Kiss #12, Jan. 1960. Published by Charlton.

Curious to see more? Click the link above to read the entire vintage comic book for free on ComicBookPlus.com’s presentation of the comic. The story begins on Page 13.

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SCENE: A very dressed up man and woman are coming out of a building--possibly a night club.

WOMAN: I told mom I was marrying a millionaire! And guess what? She approves!

MAN: Me? A millionaire?! But I’m not...

WOMAN: And I’ll tell Mom that someday...after the wedding! But for now...she approves!!!

1960 Inks: Dick Giordano Color: Allen Freeman
Richie Rich’s Illegimate Brother: John Lustig

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She Hid His Shotgun

She Hid His Shotgun

Original Vintage Art & Text

Art by Vince Colletta Studio from the story “My Outlaw Lover” in FIRST KISS #20. Curious to see more? Click the link to read the entire vintage comic book.

 

 

Transcript:

SCENE: Woman and man in a semi-embrace. She has her right hand on her chest and is trying to reassure him. He looks very unhappy.

WOMAN: I hid the shotgun! But dad improvised! So now we’re having a brass knuckles & pea shooter wedding!

1961 Art: Vince Colletta Studio Re-creation: Diego Jourdan Pereira
Brass Knucklehead: John Lustig

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Transcript:

SCENE: Woman and man in a semi-embrace. She has her right hand on her chest and is trying to reassure him. He looks very unhappy.

WOMAN: I hid the shotgun! But dad improvised! So now we’re having a brass knuckles & pea shooter wedding!

1961 Art: Vince Colletta Studio Re-creation: Diego Jourdan Pereira
Brass Knucklehead: John Lustig

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