Sex is a Fantasy

This one’s for my wife Shelagh—an eternal optimist. (In short, a Seattle Mariner’s fan.)

What? You thought I was the baseball fan in the family? Not likely!

But—for Shelagh’s sake—Go Mariners!

Original art and text from First Kiss #20, 1961,

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SCENE: Woman crying.

WOMAN: “Fantasy baseball?” Oh,
%#@&! I thought he wanted “Fantasy sex!”

Art by Vince Colletta Studio Color by Allen Freeman

©2013 Last Kiss Inc

Easter Bunny Beware

My pal Mike Pascale is back with another holiday treat. This time, though—instead of transforming some old romance art—Mike worked his magic on something (almost) new.

The original version of this art was drawn a few years by my longtime colorist Allen Freeman. Five points and a chocolate Easter egg–if you can find one–to everyone who can guess which holiday Allen originally had in mind!

Original version of art by Allen Freeman

Here are some of the past holiday collaborations that Mike and I have done.

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SCENE: A beautiful woman wearing a skimpy, Playboy-type bunny costume.

WOMAN: I ordered Easter Bunny, but Amazon sent me Playboy Bunny! Disappointed!

Art by by Allen Freeman Bunnification by Mike Pascale

©2013 Last Kiss Inc

Easter Basket Case

Original art by Vince Colletta Studio from First Kiss #4, 1958.

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CAPTION: It’s a sad Easter for Esther Thinshell. Her husband Humpty Dumpty--a good egg to the end--has dyed!

WOMAN (thinking): Out of respect, today’s comic is humor free! Seriously, folks...we’re not yoking!

Art by Vince Colletta Studio
Color by Allen Freeman with some Easter color adjustments by John Lustig

©2013 Last Kiss Inc

Too Old for You

Original art from First Kiss #21 (1961.) Penciller unknown. Inked by Dick Giordano.

Original art from First Kiss #21 (1961.) Penciller unknown. Inked by Dick Giordano.

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SCENE: Man and woman in a car. Man is driving. Woman reacts with extreme fear at something the man says.

MAN: You’re right! I’m too old for you! So I’ll marry your mom instead!

Inked by Dick Giordano Color by Allen Freeman

©2013 Last Kiss Inc

Catch Me If You Can

George (right) beats people up for a living. No, he’s not not an insurance salesman.

He’s a boxer!

He’s a tough guy. He might even be the champ someday.

But does he stand a chance against his toughest opponent–his girlfriend?

Original art: First Kiss #2, 1958
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SCENE: Woman talking to a man.

WOMAN: No, I’m not cheating on you! But it’s your fault…if I am! Especially if you catch me!

Art Cleanup: Heather Chestnut
Color: Dan McConnell
©2013 Last Kiss Inc
Art: Charles Nicholas & Vince Alascia