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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The More Things Change…

Some people will be upset that I’m bringing politics into Last Kiss. But I actually wrote this comic and published it first at least a dozen years ago. The only change is that I now label the politician as an “incumbent.”

You can interpret that any way you want.

Oh, screw that. I think Donald Trump is a liar and a monster. Vote Biden.

Green Passion

Many thanks to my pal Mike Pascale for transforming the original art (below) into a fantastic horror-themed, romance comic for Halloween. The basic gag is also by Mike. (I just make a small tweak to the dialogue.)

By sheer coincidence, Mike submitted the gag just a couple of weeks after Shelagh and I went “green” and got a three-year lease on an all-electric car–a 2020 Chevy Bolt. (Rumor has it that Frankenstein’s Monster has already gotten the 2021 model.)

Art by Dick Giordano with possible assist by Vince Colletta. From the story “Letter from Long Ago” in FIRST KISS #6, 1958.

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SCENE: Frankenstein's Monster and a young woman are talking as a lightning storm rages in the background. The Monster's face is glowing green.

MONSTER: I hear you're into "green energy!"

WOMAN: Wanna make some sparks?

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Pumpkin Patch Security Breach

Dialogue and pumpkin security by guest writer Tony Isabella.

Pencils (& possibly inks) by the great Matt Baker from the story “Call to Arms” in Fightin’ Marines #3, Dec. 1951.

 

 

Transcript:

SCENE: Man wiping his brow with a cloth.

CAPTION: Sheltering at home was taking a heavy toll on the usually unflappable Leon.

CAPTION: This was all that was left…

CAPTION: …of the security blanket…

CAPTION: …he’d taken from that weird kid…

CAPTION: …in the pumpkin patch.

1951 Art: Matt Baker Re-Creation: Kirsten Wilson
Guest Writer: Tony Isabella

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SCENE: Man wiping his brow with a cloth.

CAPTION: Sheltering at home was taking a heavy toll on the usually unflappable Leon.

CAPTION: This was all that was left...

CAPTION: ...of the security blanket...

CAPTION: ...he’d taken from that weird kid...

CAPTION: ...in the pumpkin patch.

1951 Art: Matt Baker Re-Creation: Kirsten Wilson
Guest Writer: Tony Isabella

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Don’t Be a Monster

A message of monstrous importance from me and my pal Mike Pascale.

Original art by Vince Colletta Studio from First Kiss #20, 1961.

 

 

Transcript:

SCENE: Woman wearing a medical/covid mask points her finger at a werewolf.

WOMAN: Don’t be a monster! Vote!

1961 Art: Vince Colletta Studio Dialogue: John Lustig
Wolfication: Mike Pascale

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SCENE: Woman wearing a medical/covid mask points her finger at a werewolf.

WOMAN: Don't be a monster! Vote!

1961 Art: Vince Colletta Studio Dialogue: John Lustig
Wolfication: Mike Pascale

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