Passionate Kisses

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A sheltered girl, a boy from the wrong side of the tracks and a speeding hot rod.

Add Alex Toth’s typically gorgeous art and you have the makings of a Pre-Code romance classic!

From Best Romance #5 (Standard Comics, 1952), here’s “My Stolen Kisses.” The art is credited to Toth and Art Saaf.

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Fantagraphics is due to publish a book examining Toth’s tenure with Standard, appropriately titled Setting the Standard: Comics by Alex Toth 1952-1954, later this year. Check it out!