Love’s Labors Found

Happy Valentine’s weekend!

Many thanks to manly and mischievous Mike Pascale for the crazy Cupid gag and art changes! We’ll have another Valentine’s treat on Monday—this one by Tony Isabella!

Original Vintage Art & Text

Art by Vince Colletta Studio from the story “Condemned” in FIRST KISS #40, 1965. Curious to see more? Click the link to read the entire vintage comic book.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Transcript:

SCENE: A female nurse (or doctor) in medical scrubs and a mask is holding a newly born, winged Cupid. In the background the mother of the baby is lying in bed, sweating profusely.

NURSE/DOCTOR: You gave birth to…Cupid?!

MOTHER: You think that’s amazing? imagine passing Those $#@&! wings!

1965 Art: Vince Colletta Color: Allen Freeman
Way-Out, Winged Wackiness: Mike Pascale

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SCENE: A female nurse (or doctor) in medical scrubs and a mask is holding a newly born, winged Cupid. In the background the mother of the baby is lying in bed, sweating profusely.

NURSE/DOCTOR: You gave birth to…Cupid?!

MOTHER: You think that’s amazing? imagine passing Those $#@&! wings!

1965 Art: Vince Colletta Color: Allen Freeman
Way-Out, Winged Wackiness: Mike Pascale

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Cupid’s Choices

It’s almost Valentine’s Day. Try not to fall in love with the wrong person…’til then.

Reminder: You can still vote for Last Kiss model Felina Vie in Inked Magazine’s cover girl contest. (You’ll need a Facebook account to sign in to vote.) Thanks!

 

 

Transcript:

SCENE: Baby Cupid standing on a cloud, getting ready to fire an arrow (with a red, heart tip.)

CUPID: Is that a cow or a person? I can’t tell without my glasses! Hey, maybe I’ll close both eyes this time! it’s not like I can actually aim!

Artist: ma_i_vi

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SCENE: Baby Cupid standing on a cloud, getting ready to fire an arrow (with a red, heart tip.)

CUPID: Is that a cow or a person? I can’t tell without my glasses! Hey, maybe I’ll close both eyes this time! it’s not like I can actually aim!

Artist: ma_i_vi

Strange Valentines

Happy Valentine’s Day!

Few pieces of Last Kiss art have been used as much—and have evolved as much—as the art in today’s comic. Many thanks to my pal Mike Pascale for continuing to find new ways to tweak and transform this vintage panel.

Art by Vince Colletta Studio from the story “Hope Never Dies” in FIRST KISS #29, 1962.

 

 

Transcript:

SCENE: Two flying cupids (with bows and arrows) talk in the foreground while in the background a man and a woman kiss. Both the man and the woman have arrows sticking out of their backs,

CUPID #1: You made a Democrat and a Republican fall in love? Amazing!

CUPID #2: And for my next trick…I’m gonna change my own diaper!

1962 Baby Art: Vince Colletta Studio Cupidization & Flying Fun: Mike Pascale

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SCENE: Two flying cupids (with bows and arrows) talk in the foreground while in the background a man and a woman kiss. Both the man and the woman have arrows sticking out of their backs,

CUPID #1: You made a Democrat and a Republican fall in love? Amazing!

CUPID #2: And for my next trick…I’m gonna change my own diaper!

1962 Baby Art: Vince Colletta Studio Cupidization & Flying Fun: Mike Pascale

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Today's Last Kiss comic

Oh, Baby!

Today's Last Kiss comic

This comic that mischievous Mike Pascale and I created back in 2014 is one of my favorite Valentine’s Day gags. But tomorrow we’ll have a brand new cupid comic that’s twice as outrageous!

The vintage comic art that today's Last Kiss used as a basis.

Art by Vince Colletta Studio from the story “Condemned” in FIRST KISS #40, 1965.

 

Transcript:

SCENE: Woman holding a baby who has wings.

WOMAN: So, Cupid, still think you’re not the father.

Art: Vince Colletta Studio Cupidization: Mike Pascale

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Art by Vince Colletta Studio from the story “Condemned” in FIRST KISS #40, 1965.

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SCENE: Woman holding a baby who has wings.

WOMAN: So, Cupid, still think you're not the father.

Art: Vince Colletta Studio Cupidization: Mike Pascale

40.3.2.5

Art by Vince Colletta Studio from the story "Condemned" in FIRST KISS #40, 1965.