Happy Hallobean!

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Here’s the last of Mike Pascale‘s 2012 Halloween gags. (I can’t wait to see what Mike cooks up next year!)

To see all of Mike’s Last Kiss Halloween comics over the years, click Pascale-Halloween.

To the right is the original romance art (as colored by Allen Freeman.)

Below is a black & white version of the comic book art as it appeared in 1958 in First Kiss #5.

The romance story (“The Sea Green Eyes”) has a plot that is as fantastic as any superhero story. Ralph is a poor poet whose work is rescued from oblivion by Lydia—an assistant book editor with a taste for romantic mush.

She gets Ralph’s work published. Then she meets Ralph and they fall in love.

Unlikely? Maybe!

But then the story jumps the rails. Ralph’s book of poetry is such a success that he’s constantly in demand for stage readings and society parties. He’s a celebrity. And we all know what stinkers superstar poets are!

He ditches Lydia and stops writing so he can spend all his time giving recitals and getting into fights in night clubs.

Finally, he runs out of royalties and comes to his senses. He starts writing again and returns to the arms of Lydia with the “sea green eyes.”

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SCENE: Zombie man and human woman embrace.

ZOMBIE: GRAAAINS!

WOMAN: I’m so glad you’re a vegan!

Vintage Art: John Tartaglione Gag & Zombie by Mike Pascale

Undead Fashion…Fail!

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Here’s the latest of Mike Pascale‘s 2012 Halloween gags. (One more to go!) As in years past, Mike has taken some of my old Last Kiss art and monster-fied it.

To see all of Mike’s Last Kiss Halloween comics over the years, click Pascale-Halloween.

To the right is the original romance art (as colored by Allen Freeman.)

Below is a black & white version of the comic book art as it appeared in 1964 in First Kiss #37. Click image to enlarge.

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SCENE: Vampire woman scene from the back is brushing her hair while looking into a mirror. The mirror shows the hairbrush, but not the vampire.

VAMPIRE: This is why vampires never get new hairdos!

Original art: V. Colletta Studio ©2012 Last Kiss Inc
Color: Allen Freeman

Gag & Vampire SPX: Mike Pascale

Zombie Snacks

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Here’s the latest (and goriest) of the amazing Mike Pascale‘s 2012 Halloween gags. As in years past, Mike has taken some of my old Last Kiss art and monster-fied it.

Two more Pascale horror comics to go between now and Halloween. Stay tooned for more funny chills!

To see all of Mike’s Last Kiss Halloween comics so far, click Pascale-Halloween.

To the right is the original romance art (as colored by Allen Freeman.)

Below is a black & white version of the comic book art as it appeared in 1961 in First Kiss #21.

 

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SCENE: Man talking to zombie woman. Zombie woman has bitten off finger of man and it is protruding from her mouth.

MAN: I told you, no snacking between meals!
Inked: Dick Giordano
Gag & zombification: Mike Pascale


Zombody to Watch Over Me

We wrap up our three-part Halloween zombie fest with—I think—the funniest of the bunch. As well as the bloodiest.

Credit for the gag and the gore go to monster-maker Mike Pascale. Thanks, Mike.

To see all of Mike’s Last Kiss Halloween comics so far, click Pascale-Halloween.

Happy Halloween, everybody. And look out for the walking dead—especially if they’re cartoonists!

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SCENE: A zombie is eating embracing a girl, eating her brains. She doesn't seem to mind.

GIRL: I know he has his flaws…but I’ve
forgotten them for some reason!

ZOMBIE: MMMM...BRAAAINS!

Text and vintage art zombified by Make Pascale.

Original art by Charles Nicholas & Vince Alascia.

Pre-zombie color by Allen Freeman

Zombie Perfection

Our Zombie Week celebration continues—courtesy of Mike Pascale. You won’t want to miss the Halloween installment…if you have any bra-a-a-ins!

To see all of Mike’s Last Kiss Halloween comics so far, click Pascale-Halloween.

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SCENE: Zombie at the table with a bowl of brains. Young woman and an older woman look on.

YOUNG WOMAN: He doesn’t
get drunk, cheat or fart! And I never have to cook!

OLDER WOMAN: The perfect man!

ZOMBIE: Braaains!

Art zombified by Mike Pascale