Labor Day with Hercules

I helped shape today’s gag, but the majority of the credit has to go to my pal Mike Pascale. First Mike came up with the brilliantly outlandish idea of linking the 12 labors of Hercules to Labor Day.  Then, after he and I batted the dialogue back and forth, he revamped the art.

Mike has made it his mission to come up with as many bizarre Last Kiss holiday gags as possible. Frankly, I can’t wait to see what he comes up with next.

Art by Art Cappello & Vince Alascia from First Kiss #11, 1959.

Art by Art Cappello & Vince Alascia from First Kiss #11, 1959.

↓ Transcript
SCENE: Hercules on a swimming raft with a beautiful woman in a modern bathing suit and a child in a bathing suit.

I performed 12 LABORS--beat

WOMAN: Easy! I'm a woman--I was in labor for 12 HOURS!

Art: Art Cappello & Vince Alascia
Herculean Labor Day SPX & Wit: Mike Pascale

©2013 Last Kiss Inc


  1. Listening to that woman bitch about her labor pains might qualify Herc for a 13th labor performed.

  2. Way cool, creative, cunning.



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