Rocky Wins a Close One

Another hard-hitting, knockout gag by my pal (and comic book legend!) Tony Isabella. Thanks, Tony!

Original 1958 art and text:

Art by Charles Nicholas & Vince Alascia from the story “Love Him…Love What He Does” in FIRST KISS #2, 1958.

 

Transcript:

SCENE: Woman caressing the face of Rocky—a fighter with multiple bandaids on his face.

WOMAN: I love my new BRACELET, Rocky! But, gee whiz…that OLD BROAD really gave you some KNOCKS!

ROCKY: Yeah, Grandma always was the FEISTY one!

1958 Art: Charles Nicholas & Vince Alascia Color: Diego Jourdan Pereira
Guest Writer: Tony Isabella

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SCENE: Woman caressing the face of Rocky---a fighter with multiple bandaids on his face.

WOMAN: I love my new BRACELET, Rocky! But, gee whiz...that OLD BROAD really gave you some KNOCKS!

ROCKY: Yeah, Grandma always was the FEISTY one!

1958 Art: Charles Nicholas & Vince Alascia Color: Diego Jourdan Pereira
Guest Writer: Tony Isabella

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Family Fright Night

Art by Art Saaf & Mike Peppe from the story “Kiss and Run” in NEW ROMANCES #14, 1952.(The story was published in color, but this scan is from the original, black and white art.)

 

Transcript:

SCENE: Woman and man about to kiss.

WOMAN: What could be worse than meeting your parents?

MAN: Meeting my wife!

1952 Art: Art Saaf & Mike Peppe Color: Diego Jourdan Pereira

Art Code: DJP.lk295

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

↓ Transcript
SCENE: Woman and man about to kiss.

WOMAN: What could be worse than meeting your parents?

MAN: Meeting my wife!

1952 Art: Art Saaf & Mike Peppe Color: Diego Jourdan Pereira

Art Code: DJP.lk295

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

DNA Challenged

Art by Art Cappello & Dick Giordano from the story “Love’s Crucible” in FIRST KISS #1, 1957.

 

Transcript:

SCENE: Man and woman in lab coats look down at something. There are in a scientific lab with test tubes.

MAN: This test proves we’re not related

WOMAN: So we can get married? At last! I can’t wait to tell our kids!

1957 Art: Art Cappello & Dick Giordano Color: Diego Jourdan Pereira

Art Code: DJP.lk329

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SCENE: Man and woman in lab coats look down at something. There are in a scientific lab with test tubes.

MAN: This test proves we’re not related

WOMAN: So we can get married? At last! I can’t wait to tell our kids!


1957 Art: Art Cappello & Dick Giordano Color: Diego Jourdan Pereira

Art Code: DJP.lk329

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.

 

Transcript:

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

Art Codes: DJP.lk436 New Romances 14.5.6

 

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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.)

↓ Transcript
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.