Foreplay for the Fourth

Here’s the first of this year’s two Fourth of July comics courtesy of magical Mike Pascale. As usual, Mike has “holidazed” some of my old romance art. And, as often happens, the gag is a joint Pascale-Lustig effort.

You can see more of Mike’s Last Kiss holiday gags here.

Here’s the art from First Kiss #6 back in 1958. In his notes to me about First Kiss, the late Dick Giordano said that he either drew this story on his own or collaborated with Vince Colletta.

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First Kiss #6, 1958.

And below is the art after it was colorized and modified by Allen Freeman several years ago. I’ve used this art for several gags over the years. This is the version which Mike Pascale “holidazed” for the Fourth of July.

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The art as colored and extended by Allen Freeman.

 

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SCENE: Woman with Uncle Sam. Fireworks in background.

WOMAN: That was spectactular! What’s your secret?

UNCLE SAM: I’ve had 237 years to learn foreplay!

Original Pencils: Dick Giordano Uncle Sam SPX: Mike Pascale

©2013 Last Kiss Inc

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Strip Chess

From Secret Romance #28.

From Secret Romance #28

From Secret Romance #28

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SCENE: In the foreground, a hand is moving a chess piece. A woman in the background looks on in dismay.

WOMAN: Strip chess? Gee, can’t I just take my clothes off now?
Restoration & Color: Diego Jourdan Pereira
©2013 Last Kiss Inc
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Old-Fashioned Fun

All Romances #1 (1949.) Artist may be Alice Kirkpatrick.

All Romances #1 (1949.) Artist may be Alice Kirkpatrick.

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SCENE: Man carrying woman.

CAPTION: Exercise the old fashioned way!

CAPTION #2: Pick up women, not weights!

Restoration & Color: Diego Jourdan Pereira

©2013 Last Kiss Inc

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Last Kiss Couple-Up Contest #2 with Mike Grell

Rules, prize info and how to enter here!

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SCENE: Costumed man and woman kissing.

OPENING CAPTION: “She knew when she let him kiss her that it wouldn't end there. It couldn't be their Last Kiss. Could it?”
--Mike Grell

BELOW IMAGE CAPTION: Opening caption by Mike Grell. Dialogue by you! Deadline 7/1/13 10 p.m. PDT. Rules & prize info: http://tinyurl.com/kffbrfp

Original art: Art Cappello from cover of Secret Romance #21, 1972.

Restoration & Color: Diego Jourdan Pereira

©2013 Last Kiss Inc

Casual Sex Fridays?

Original art from Career Girl Romance #45

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WOMAN: Orgies? During work? Everyone, take the day off!

Art: Ernesto R. Garcia Restoration & Color: Diego J. Pereira
©2013 Last Kiss Inc

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