Tough Dad, Rough Drive

Happy Father’s Day?

I hope it is for you. I know it’ll be happy for me since this it’s the first Father’s Day since my daughter and her hubby have moved here to Seattle. I love ’em both dearly!

(Hint: Don’t get me a tie, kids—unless it’s super classy and glows-in-the dark.)

Special thanks to my pal Mike Pascale for the offbeat gag in today’s comic.

Art by Art Saaf & Mike Peppe from the story “Kiss and Run” in NEW ROMANCES #14, 1952.

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MAN (in car: I’m going to get your old man what he really wants for Father’s Day!

WOMAN (outside of car): Oh? You’re leaving town?

1952 Art: Art Saaf & Mike Peppe Color: Diego Jourdan Pereira
Concept & Gag: Mike Pascale

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Art by Art Saaf & Mike Peppe from the story "Kiss and Run" in NEW ROMANCES #14, 1952.

Dad’s Law

Art & Possibly Script by Jack Keller from “Shifty’s Revenge” in TEENAGE HOTRODDERS #8, 1964. (Published in color, but scanned from black & white photostat.)

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BEARDED TEEN BOY: B-but all I did was whistle at a girl! What’s wrong with that?

POLICEMAN (writing a ticket): Plenty...when she’s my daughter!

1964 Art: Jack Keller Color: Diego Jourdan Pereira

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Art & Possibly Script by Jack Keller from "Shifty's Revenge" in TEENAGE HOTRODDERS #8, 1964.

Happy Mother’s Day!

Art by Vince Colletta Studio from the story “The Face of Love” in FIRST KISS #19, 1961.

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Doctor and patient wrapped up in bandages like a mummy.

DOCTOR: Happy Mummy’s Day!

1961 Art: Vince Colletta Studio Color: Allen Freeman

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Art by Vince Colletta Studio from the story "The Face of Love" in FIRST KISS #19, 1961.

Prom Queen

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

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WOMAN: <Sigh!> I was a prom queen! But now, what am I?

BABY: A Dairy Queen!

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



Thinking of You

Art by Dick Giordano from the story “The Serious Type” in FIRST KISS #13, 1960.

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MAN (to woman): But, babe,every time I kissed your sister...I was thinking of you!

1960 Art: Dick Giordano Figure Color: Allen Freeman

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Art by Dick Giordano from the story "The Serious Type" in FIRST KISS #13, 1960.