Naughty and Nice

This week I’ll be posting Last Kiss comics every day through Christmas. I hope you enjoy the extra comics!

Santa appears here courtesy of part-time Christmas elf and full-time nice guy Mike Pascale.

Original Vintage Art & Text

Art by Dick Giordano from the story “Fooling with Love” in FIRST KISS #7, 1959. Read the entire issue for free by clicking the link.

 

 

 

 

Transcript:

SCENE: Close up of a woman kissing Santa Claus on the cheek. She has one hand on his other cheek.

SANTA: Ready to get off my naughty list?

WOMAN: Nope!

1959 Art: Dick Giordano Santa-fication: Mike Pascale
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SCENE: Close up of a woman kissing Santa Claus on the cheek. She has one hand on his other cheek.

SANTA: Ready to get off my naughty list?

WOMAN: Nope!

1959 Art: Dick Giordano Santa-fication: Mike Pascale
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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!

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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!

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Santa Believes

Below is the original, vintage art before artist Diego Jourdan Pereira Santa-fied it:

Artist unknown. From the story “Censored” in All True Romance #2, published by Comics Media in 1951.

 

Transcript:

SCENE: Santa Claus thinking to himself.

SANTA (thinks): At last I believe in myself!

CAPTION: After years of therapy, Santa finally has a breakthrough!

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SCENE: Santa Claus thinking to himself.

SANTA (thinks): At last I believe in myself!

CAPTION: After years of therapy, Santa finally has a breakthrough!

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Letter to Santa

Original, Vintage Art:

Art by Nick Cardy from the Senorita Rio story in Fight Comics #20, 1942. Published by Fiction House.

 

 

 

SCENE:

SCENE: Young woman in high heels and a sexy outfit (as opposed to a prison uniform) in a jail or prison cell filing away at one of her cell’s window bars.

LETTER: Dear Santa,
As always, I’ve been very good this year!
By the way, I finally moved outta that cramped apartment in the city…and have a place of my own outta town.
Here’s my new address…

1942 Art: Nick Cardy Color: Diego Jourdan Pereira

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SCENE: Young woman in high heels and a sexy outfit (as opposed to a prison uniform) in a jail or prison cell filing away at one of her cell's window bars.

LETTER: Dear Santa,
As always, I’ve been very good this year!
By the way, I finally moved outta that cramped apartment in the city...and have a place of my own outta town.
Here’s my new address…

1942 Art: Nick Cardy Color: Diego Jourdan Pereira

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