Father’s Day Delight

Happy Father’s Day from me and my pal Mike Pascale (who wrote today’s gag.)

Art by Vince Colletta Studio in the story “Made for Romance” in FIRST KISS #4, 1958.

 

 

 

Transcript:

SCENE: Man with a cigar in his mouth talking to a younger man and woman.

MAN WITH CIGAR: You’re eloping? So… I don’t have to pay for the wedding? Best Father’s Day…EVER!

1958 Art: Vince Colleta Studio Re-Creation: Diego Jourdan Pereira
Proud Papa of Paternal Wordplay: Mike Pascale

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SCENE: Man with a cigar in his mouth talking to a younger man and woman.

MAN WITH CIGAR: You’re eloping? So... I don’t have to pay for the wedding? Best Father’s Day...EVER!

1958 Art: Vince Colleta Studio Re-Creation: Diego Jourdan Pereira
Proud Papa of Paternal Wordplay: Mike Pascale

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Dad Has a Monster of a Problem

Dialogue by Tony Isabella–pastor of The First Church of Godzilla (Reform), the one true church of the Great Scaly One.

Art by Charles Nicholas & Vince Alascia from the story “Homecoming” in Gorgo #4, Nov. 1961.

Some of the dialogue from the original art has dropped out. As near as I can tell, here’s what the man says: Go ahead and look, ugly! Don’t get gay with me or I’ll smack you in the eye!

 

Transcript:

GODZILLA-LIKE MONSTER: Back off, Derek! You might be dating my mom…but that doesn’t make you my dad!

CAPTION: Derek’s relationship with his future stepson got off to a rocky start.

1961 Art: Charles Nicholas & Vince Alascia Art Cleanup: John Lustig
Guest Writer: Tony Isabella

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GODZILLA-LIKE MONSTER: Back off, Derek! You might be dating my mom...but that doesn’t make you my dad!

CAPTION: Derek’s relationship with his future stepson got off to a rocky start.

1961 Art: Charles Nicholas & Vince Alascia Art Cleanup: John Lustig
Guest Writer: Tony Isabella

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One of Us is Gay

Art by Vince Colletta Studio from the story “Love Comes Later” in First Kiss #15, July 1960!

 

 

Transcript:

WOMAN: Hmmm! I think one of us is gay!

MAN (thinks): I hope it’s me!

1960 Art: Vince Colletta Studio Color: Diego Jourdan Pereira

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WOMAN: Hmmm! I think one of us is gay!

MAN (thinks): I hope it's me!

1960 Art: Vince Colletta Studio Color: Diego Jourdan Pereira

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Don’t Worry. Be Happy!

Art by Louis Ravelli from For a Night of Love. Published by Avon, 1951.

To read the entire original story (and the rest of the comic) for free, go to: https://comicbookplus.com/?dlid=23713

 

 

 

Transcript:

SCENE: A woman us either removing or putting on a flimsy wrap.

WOMAN: You wanna be happy? It’s simple! Stop worrying about what other people think! Unless, OF COURSE, those “other people” are me!

1951 Art: Louis Ravelli Re-Creation: Diego Jourdan Pereira

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SCENE: A woman us either removing or putting on a flimsy wrap.

WOMAN: You wanna be happy? It’s simple! Stop worrying about what other people think! Unless, OF COURSE, those “other people” are me!

1951 Art: Louis Ravelli Re-Creation: Diego Jourdan Pereira

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Flag Day 2020

Happy Flag Day—sort of.

There’s no vintage art this time. Diego drew this from scratch—two versions. One flag upright. The other flag upside down.

The upside down one (with the dour dialogue you see in today’s comic) was for a Bucky animation project that Bucky co-creator Jack Enyart and I were pitching. It was a pretty downbeat moment for the usually upbeat Bucky.

I wasn’t planning to use this gag in the Last Kiss webcomic. But this seems like an appropriate time for it.

(Dialogue by my much-missed pal, the late Jack Enyart.)

 

 

Transcript:

SCENE: Bucky, dressed as a Boy Scout, is standing, holding an American flag upside down in his left hand and saluting with his right hand.

VOICE FROM OFF PANEL: Psst, Bucky! The flag’s upside down! That’s the sign of distress!

BUCKY: I know!

It’s Always Bucky™
Art: Diego Jourdan Pereira
Bucky created by Jack Enyart & John Lustig
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SCENE: Bucky, dressed as a Boy Scout, is standing, holding an American flag upside down in his left hand and saluting with his right hand.

VOICE FROM OFF PANEL: Psst, Bucky! The flag’s upside down! That’s the sign of distress!

BUCKY: I know!

It’s Always Bucky™
Art: Diego Jourdan Pereira
Bucky created by Jack Enyart & John Lustig
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