I Wanna Be a Macho Man

Art by Charles Nicholas & Sal Trapani from the story “Good Ole Joe” in FIRST KISS #1, 1957.

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MAN #1 (Lighting cigarette): We can’t be gay! We’re tough, macho guys!

MAN #2 (Drinking from a cup of coffee.): Damn straight, Sweetie!

1957 Art: Charles Nicholas & Sal Trapani Color: Allen Freeman

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Art by Charles Nicholas & Sal Trapani from the story "Good Ole Joe" in FIRST KISS #1, 1957.

Too Much Booze

Art by Charles Nicholas & Vince Alascia from the story “One Heartbreak Too Many” in FIRST KISS #39, 1964.

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MAN: One of us has had too much to drink!

WOMAN (with drink): If I go home with you...it’s me!

1964 Art: Charles Nicholas & Vince Alascia Color: Diego Jourdan Pereira

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Art by Charles Nicholas & Vince Alascia from the story "One Heartbreak Too Many" in FIRST KISS #39, 1964.

The Big Bang Theory

Art by Mort Meskin & Jerry Robinson from the story “Larceny in the Lighthouse” from THE BLACK TERROR #24, 1948

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MAN WITH CIGARETTE: Birth control is just a theory, babe! Let’s wait
for more studies!

1948 Art: Mort Meskin & Jerry Robinson Re-Creation: Diego Jourdan Pereira

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Art by Mort Meskin & Jerry Robinson from the story "Larceny in the Lighthouse" from THE BLACK TERROR #24, 1948

Tough Dad, Rough Drive

Happy Father’s Day?

I hope it is for you. I know it’ll be happy for me since this it’s the first Father’s Day since my daughter and her hubby have moved here to Seattle. I love ’em both dearly!

(Hint: Don’t get me a tie, kids—unless it’s super classy and glows-in-the dark.)

Special thanks to my pal Mike Pascale for the offbeat gag in today’s comic.

Art by Art Saaf & Mike Peppe from the story “Kiss and Run” in NEW ROMANCES #14, 1952.

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MAN (in car: I’m going to get your old man what he really wants for Father’s Day!

WOMAN (outside of car): Oh? You’re leaving town?

1952 Art: Art Saaf & Mike Peppe Color: Diego Jourdan Pereira
Concept & Gag: Mike Pascale

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Art by Art Saaf & Mike Peppe from the story "Kiss and Run" in NEW ROMANCES #14, 1952.

Dad’s Law

Art & Possibly Script by Jack Keller from “Shifty’s Revenge” in TEENAGE HOTRODDERS #8, 1964. (Published in color, but scanned from black & white photostat.)

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BEARDED TEEN BOY: B-but all I did was whistle at a girl! What’s wrong with that?

POLICEMAN (writing a ticket): Plenty...when she’s my daughter!

1964 Art: Jack Keller Color: Diego Jourdan Pereira

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Art & Possibly Script by Jack Keller from "Shifty's Revenge" in TEENAGE HOTRODDERS #8, 1964.