He’s Green with Jealousy

I think my title for Tony Isabella‘s gag about lizard romance is okay. But I came up with so many others that I sorta lost perspective. My second favorite was:

Jealousy (and Coke)—it’s the Real Thing!

—John

Original Vintage Art & Text

Art by Joe Sinnott & Vince Colletta from the story “The Day Manhattan Died!” in Gorgo #8, Aug. 1962. Click link to read the entire vintage comic for free.

 

 

 

 

Transcript:

SCENE: In one paw, Gorgo is angrily holding a snarling polar bear. Below them on the snow or ice is a very upset young woman who is looking up and calling out to Gorgo.

CAPTION: Bonnie was terrified! She never realized how jealous her big beau could become!

WOMAN: No, sweetie, no! We were just having a Coke! He’s just a friend!

1962 Art: Joe Sinnott & Vince Colletta
Restoration: John Lustig Writer: Tony Isabella

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SCENE: In one paw, Gorgo is angrily holding a snarling polar bear. Below them on the snow or ice is a very upset young woman who is looking up and calling out to Gorgo.

CAPTION: Bonnie was terrified! She never realized how jealous her big beau could become!

WOMAN: No, sweetie, no! We were just having a Coke! He’s just a friend!

1962 Art: Joe Sinnott & Vince Colletta
Restoration: John Lustig Writer: Tony Isabella

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How Oktoberfest always ends on Monster Island

Because of Covid, Oktoberfest wasn’t held this year in Germany. But that didn’t stop Gorgo in this tale of Monster Love from Tony Isabella.

Original Vintage Art & Text

Art by Bill Montes and Ernie Bache from the story “The World Shaker” in Gorgo #19, July 1964. Charlton Comics. Click link to read the entire vintage comic book for free.

 

 

Transcript:

PANEL #1: Gorgo is standing tall above the jungle, but is leaning unsteadily as if about to fall. There are are stars and special effect images above his head indicating that he’s losing consciousness.

PANEL #2: Gorgo crashes to the ground. A man flees screaming.

CAPTION: it was a familiar tale. Boy meets girl. Boy loses girl.

Boy drinks to forget girl.

And, as always, it was the helpless breweries…

…that paid the price for love unrequited.

SOUND EFFECT: KRAASH

MAN: YEEIII!

1964 Art: Bill Montes & Ernie Bache
Writer: Tony Isabella

John Lustig’s Last Kiss
©2021 Last Kiss Inc

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SCENE:

PANEL #1: Gorgo is standing tall above the jungle, but is leaning unsteadily as if about to fall. There are are stars and special effect images above his head indicating that he's losing consciousness.

PANEL #2: Gorgo crashes to the ground. A man flees screaming.

CAPTION: it was a familiar tale. Boy meets girl. Boy loses girl.

Boy drinks to forget girl.

And, as always, it was the helpless breweries...

...that paid the price for love unrequited.

SOUND EFFECT: KRAASH

MAN: YEEIII!

1964 Art: Bill Montes & Ernie Bache
Writer: Tony Isabella

John Lustig’s Last Kiss
©2021 Last Kiss Inc

Monster Movie Madness

I’m always happy to present a new comic written by the great Tony Isabella. I’m doubly pleased this time because today’s comic was a joint effort and (for the first time) I get to share a writing byline with Tony!

 

Art by Joe Sinnott & Vince Colletta from the story “The Day Manhattan Died!” in Gorgo #5, Jan. 1962. Charlton Comics.

 

 

Transcript:

SCENE: Gorgo and another monster (this one tentacled) are fighting, knocking over buildings as the city is in flames and a fighter jet fires at them.

CAPTION: Gorgo was done with this movie! He was a serious actor! He knew his lines! Why didn’t his costar know his? How hard was it to memorize…”RRAAAUUGHHH?”

1962 Art: Joe Sinnott & Vince Colletta Art Restoration: John Lustig
Writers: Tony Isabella & John Lustig

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SCENE: Gorgo and another monster (this one tentacled) are fighting, knocking over buildings as the city is in flames and a fighter jet fires at them.

CAPTION: Gorgo was done with this movie! He was a serious actor! He knew his lines! Why didn’t his costar know his? How hard was it to memorize..."RRAAAUUGHHH?"

1962 Art: Joe Sinnott & Vince Colletta Art Restoration: John Lustig
Writers: Tony Isabella & John Lustig

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Different Worlds, Same Love

Gorgo love courtesy of matchmaker Tony Isabella.

Artist unknown, but possibly by Dick Giordano & Vince Colletta. From Gorgo #10, Dec. 1962.

 

Transcript:

SCENE: Gorgo and another giant creature are fighting (or hugging) as skyscrapers are knocked two the ground and turned to rubble. In the background a flying saucer attacks with some sort of ray blast and a helicopter is also flying nearby.

CAPTION #1: Though they were literally from different worlds…

CAPTION #2: everyone could see their love was true.

CAPTION #3: However, there were some issues…

CAPTION #4: with their reception and wedding night.

CAPTION #5: Mar-a-Lago would never be the same.

1962 Art: Unknown, but possibly by Dick Giordano & Vince Colletta Restoration: John Lustig
Guest Writer: Tony Isabella

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SCENE: Gorgo and another giant creature are fighting (or hugging) as skyscrapers are knocked two the ground and turned to rubble. In the background a flying saucer attacks with some sort of ray blast and a helicopter is also flying nearby.

CAPTION #1: Though they were literally from different worlds...

CAPTION #2: everyone could see their love was true.

CAPTION #3: However, there were some issues...

CAPTION #4: with their reception and wedding night.

CAPTION #5: Mar-a-Lago would never be the same.

1962 Art: Unknown, but possibly by Dick Giordano & Vince Colletta Restoration: John Lustig
Guest Writer: Tony Isabella

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TV’s Biggest Guest Star

From now through Dec. 31, I’m going to be running a ton of Halloween, monster and spooky-themed Last Kiss comics. And what better way to start than with this Gorgo panel written by my pal Tony Isabella?

Art by Joe Sinnott & Vince Colletta from the story “The Day Manhattan Died!” in Gorgo #5, Jan. 1962.

 

 

Transcript:

SCENE: Gorgo looks at a boat/ship in the water.

CAPTION: Discovered at last! The fabled lost episode of…The Love Boat!

VOICE FROM SHIP: Captain Stubing…you’re gonna need a bigger cruise ship.

1962 Art: Joe Sinnott & Vince Colletta Restoration: John Lustig
Guest Writer: Tony Isabella

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SCENE: Gorgo looks at a boat/ship in the water.

CAPTION: Discovered at last! The fabled lost episode of...The Love Boat!

VOICE FROM SHIP: Captain Stubing...you’re gonna need a bigger cruise ship.

1962 Art: Joe Sinnott & Vince Colletta Restoration: John Lustig
Guest Writer: Tony Isabella

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