Happy Hallobean!

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Here’s the last of Mike Pascale‘s 2012 Halloween gags. (I can’t wait to see what Mike cooks up next year!)

To see all of Mike’s Last Kiss Halloween comics over the years, click Pascale-Halloween.

To the right is the original romance art (as colored by Allen Freeman.)

Below is a black & white version of the comic book art as it appeared in 1958 in First Kiss #5.

The romance story (“The Sea Green Eyes”) has a plot that is as fantastic as any superhero story. Ralph is a poor poet whose work is rescued from oblivion by Lydia—an assistant book editor with a taste for romantic mush.

She gets Ralph’s work published. Then she meets Ralph and they fall in love.

Unlikely? Maybe!

But then the story jumps the rails. Ralph’s book of poetry is such a success that he’s constantly in demand for stage readings and society parties. He’s a celebrity. And we all know what stinkers superstar poets are!

He ditches Lydia and stops writing so he can spend all his time giving recitals and getting into fights in night clubs.

Finally, he runs out of royalties and comes to his senses. He starts writing again and returns to the arms of Lydia with the “sea green eyes.”

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SCENE: Zombie man and human woman embrace.

ZOMBIE: GRAAAINS!

WOMAN: I’m so glad you’re a vegan!

Vintage Art: John Tartaglione Gag & Zombie by Mike Pascale

Undead Fashion…Fail!

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Here’s the latest of Mike Pascale‘s 2012 Halloween gags. (One more to go!) As in years past, Mike has taken some of my old Last Kiss art and monster-fied it.

To see all of Mike’s Last Kiss Halloween comics over the years, click Pascale-Halloween.

To the right is the original romance art (as colored by Allen Freeman.)

Below is a black & white version of the comic book art as it appeared in 1964 in First Kiss #37. Click image to enlarge.

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SCENE: Vampire woman scene from the back is brushing her hair while looking into a mirror. The mirror shows the hairbrush, but not the vampire.

VAMPIRE: This is why vampires never get new hairdos!

Original art: V. Colletta Studio ©2012 Last Kiss Inc
Color: Allen Freeman

Gag & Vampire SPX: Mike Pascale

Zombie Snacks

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Here’s the latest (and goriest) of the amazing Mike Pascale‘s 2012 Halloween gags. As in years past, Mike has taken some of my old Last Kiss art and monster-fied it.

Two more Pascale horror comics to go between now and Halloween. Stay tooned for more funny chills!

To see all of Mike’s Last Kiss Halloween comics so far, click Pascale-Halloween.

To the right is the original romance art (as colored by Allen Freeman.)

Below is a black & white version of the comic book art as it appeared in 1961 in First Kiss #21.

 

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SCENE: Man talking to zombie woman. Zombie woman has bitten off finger of man and it is protruding from her mouth.

MAN: I told you, no snacking between meals!
Inked: Dick Giordano
Gag & zombification: Mike Pascale


I’m glad you love my folks, but…

The art as it was first colored for me by Allen Freeman. I used it this way in one of my previous Last Kiss gags. Click image to enlarge.

Prepare to be amazed (and maybe a little grossed out.) Mike Pascale is back with more horror-themed Last Kiss comics for Halloween.

As in past years, Mike has taken some old Last Kiss art and revamped it to include monsters. Unlike past years, though, I didn’t write any of the jokes. Mike dreamed up all four gags himself.

And these gags are killer good!

(Or killer bad if you’re squeamish about gore.)

Below is the original art from First Kiss #20 (1961.)

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SCENE: Woman scolding a werewolf boyfriend. The werewolf has bloody lips.

WOMAN: I said meet my parents, not eat them!

Art: Vince Colletta Studio
Joke & Wolfication: Mike Pascale

VP in charge of brown-nosing

Just so you know, in my version of reality Miss Foster quit the Left-Handed Paper Clip Company later that year.

She then started her own corporation, Digital Paper Clips (“For all your digital paper needs.”)

She eventually sold the company; married a Mr. Robinson (briefly); and invested half her money in plastics and the rest in an online dating service called Cougars.R.Us.com

She is much richer and happier than you.

Original art (left) from First Kiss #4 (1958.)

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SCENE: Older man smoking a cigar is talking two a man and a woman. Although we don't see the background, it's apparently in an office or work setting.

OLDER MAN: Bob’s in charge of brown nosing! And you’re
in charge of doing all the actual work!

Art: Vince Colleta Studio
Cleanup: Heather Chesnut
Color: Diego Jourdan Pereira