Happy Fourth of July courtesy of Mike Pascale, Diego Jourdan Pereira and me.
Art by Vince Colletta Studio from the story “His Future Bride” in BRIDES IN LOVE #10, 1958.
SCENE: Uncle Sam and a woman embrace.
UNCLE SAM: Wanna make me great again?
WOMAN: You already are!
1958 Art: Vince Colletta Studio Re-Creation: Diego Jourdan Pereira
Fourth of July Makeover & Magic: Mike Pascale
Today’s proudly patriotic panel of pulsating pizzazz comes courtesy of my pal Mike Pascale.
If you like this, good news. Tomorrow Mike and I will have another Independence Day delicacy dedicated to delightfully dizzy patriotism.
(But don’t be surprised if it’s alliterative free. Whew!)
Art by Charles Nicholas & Sal Tapani from the story “Honeymoon Continued” in FIRST KISS #24, 1962.
SCENE: Uncle Sam talking to a beautiful woman as fireworks go off in the background.
UNCLE SAM: Give me liberty…or give me sex!
WOMAN: Don't you mean death?
UNCLE SAM: Only if my wife finds out!
1962 Art: Charles Nicholas & Sal Trapani
Fireworks, Fashion & Fun: Mike Pascale
Happy Fourth of July! Today’s wacky whimsy and enhanced art are courtesy of my pal and freelance genius Mike Pascale! Thanks, Mike!
Pencils by Dick Giordano. Inks by either Giordano or Vince Colletta. From the story “A Letter from Long Ago” in FIRST KISS #6, 1958.
SCENE: Young woman and Uncle Sam embrace as fireworks explode in the background.
WOMAN: You’re not sick about this election? How come?
UNCLE SAM: I’ve got a strong constitution!
1958 Pencils: Dick Giordano Inks: Giordano or Colletta
Special Effects & Eye-Poppin’ Optimism: Mike Pascale
Inks by Dick Giordano from the story “Hello, Beautiful” in FIRST KISS #12, 1950.
SCENE: Man and woman with fireworks in the background.
WOMAN: Fireworks are like sex! I only like them in the dark…outside with large crowds!
Inks by Dick Giordano Color by Allen Freeman
Many thanks to my pal Mike Pascale for the special effects and the gag in today’s comic.
Art by Charles Nicholas & Vince Alascia from the story “Take My Number” in FIRST KISS #21, 1961.
SCENE: Uncle Sam talks to a pretty blonde while fireworks go off in the background.
UNCLE SAM: I bet I can make you cry “uncle!”
BLONDE: Not before I make you beg for freedom!
Art: Colletta Studio Re-ink: Diego Jourdan Pereira
Patriotic Pizzaz & Punny Pontificating: Mike Pascale
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