2020 Gets the Shaft

Happy New Year! (And good riddance to 2020.) I hope we all have much better years.

Many thanks to my frequent partner in holiday hilarity Mike Pascale for today’s gag—plus the art changes!

Art by Vince Colletta Studio. Appeared first in First Kiss #29, 1962.

 

 

Transcript:

SCENE: Woman holding baby (with a 2021 sash) who is also a boy and is wearing a quiver of arrows.

WOMAN: What the bow and arrow for?

BABY: I wanna make sure old-man 2020 doesn’t come back!

CAPTION: *Baby’s First Weapon™ now sold in the Nursery Section of the Last Kiss Store!

962 Art: Vince Colletta Studio Color: Allen Freeman
Archery Art & Killer Humor: Mike Pascale

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SCENE: Woman holding baby (with a 2021 sash) who is also a boy and is wearing a quiver of arrows.

WOMAN: What the bow and arrow for?

BABY: I wanna make sure old-man 2020 doesn't come back!

CAPTION: *Baby’s First Weapon™ now sold in the Nursery Section of the Last Kiss Store!

962 Art: Vince Colletta Studio Color: Allen Freeman
Archery Art & Killer Humor: Mike Pascale

29.1.1.2

Temptation–Resist or Give In?

To give me more time to figure out which New Year’s resolutions I’m going to make and break, I’m re-running this Last Kiss comic from 2016.
Happy New Year, everyone!
Photo by Allen Freeman featuring the lovely Miss Kitty Harlow!

 

 

Transcript:

SCENE: Blonde woman with champagne bottle. Balloons in background.

WOMAN: Why wait? Let’s break our New Year’s resolutions now!

Model: Miss Kitty Harlow Photo: Allen Freeman

Text ©2016 Last Kiss Inc
Photo ©2016 Allen Freeman

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Transcript:
SCENE: Blonde woman with champagne bottle. Balloons in background.
WOMAN: Why wait? Let’s break our New Year’s resolutions now!
Model: Miss Kitty Harlow Photo: Allen Freeman
Text ©2016 Last Kiss Inc
Photo ©2016 Allen Freeman
MissKittyHarlowSilverBalloons

Enjoying Her Gift

Instead of showing the original, vintage panel art, I’m posting the opening, splash panel from that same story. Frankly there’s a lot more going on it and I thought it’d be more fun! —John

Artist unknown. From the Glory Forbes story in Ranger Comics #39, Feb. 1948. Fiction House.

 

 

Transcript:

SCENE: Young woman skiing rapidly and out of control down a mountain.

CAPTION: Dear Santa:
Thank you for the skis!
I didn’t see any instructions. But I’m sure I’ll figure it out!

WOMAN: Where the %$#@ are the brakes?!!

1948 Artist Unknown Color: Diego Jourdan Pereira

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SCENE: Young woman skiing rapidly and out of control down a mountain.

CAPTION: Dear Santa:
Thank you for the skis!
I didn’t see any instructions. But I’m sure I’ll figure it out!

WOMAN: Where the %$#@ are the brakes?!!

1948 Artist Unknown Color: Diego Jourdan Pereira

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Believe Me! Santa Loves You!

Happy Holidays and many thanks to all of you who’ve been reading Last Kiss! I hope 2021 is a much better and happier year for all of us!

Original Vintage Artwork:

Pencils by Charles Nicholas in Nurse Betsy Crane #18, 1962.

 

Transcript:

SANTA (pointing his forefinger forcibly upwards as he makes a point): You don’t have to believe in me! But Santa believes in you!

CAPTION: Believe, hope and have a Merry Christmas!

djp_lk_badsanta06b & NurseBetsyCrane18.3.4

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SANTA (pointing his forefinger forcibly upwards as he makes a point): You don’t have to believe in me! But Santa believes in you!

CAPTION: Believe, hope and have a Merry Christmas!

djp_lk_badsanta06b & NurseBetsyCrane18.3.4


Presents Under the Tree

Art by Charles Nicholas & Vince Alascia from the story “Kiss Me Tonight” in First Kiss #7, Feb. 1959.

 

 

Transcript:

SCENE: Woman thinking in front of a Christmas tree with presents under the tree.

WOMAN: If I was a gift, I’d be expensive! Beautifully wrapped…and laid under the tree!

Art: Charles Nicholas & Vince Alascia Color: Allen Freeman

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SCENE: Woman thinking in front of a Christmas tree with presents under the tree.

WOMAN: If I was a gift, I’d be expensive! Beautifully wrapped…and laid under the tree!

Art: Charles Nicholas & Vince Alascia Color: Allen Freeman

7.3.2.5