Hope Springs Fourth

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.

Pencils by Dick Giordano. Inks by either Giordano or Vince Colletta. From the story “A Letter from Long Ago” in FIRST KISS #6, 1958.


 

Transcript:

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

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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

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Fireworks Are Like Sex

Inks by Dick Giordano from the story "Hello, Beautiful" in FIRST KISS #12, 1950.

Inks by Dick Giordano from the story “Hello, Beautiful” in FIRST KISS #12, 1950.

 

Transcript:

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

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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

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Cry Uncle?

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.

Art by Charles Nicholas & Vince Alascia from the story “Take My Number” in FIRST KISS #21, 1961.

 
Transcript:

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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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
©2015 Last Kiss Inc
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Fireworks in Your Mind

Many thanks to talented Mike Pascale for the fireworks/special effect in today’s comic. Mike will be back Friday with more fireworks and a new Fourth of July gag.

Original art by Vince Colletta from the story "Rich Girl, Poor Guy" in BRIDES IN LOVE #14, 1959.

Original art by Vince Colletta from the story “Rich Girl, Poor Guy” in BRIDES IN LOVE #14, 1959.

 
Transcript:

SCENE: A man and a woman kissing while fireworks go off in the background.

MAN (thinking): Some fireworks are best with your eyes closed!

Art: Vince Colletta Restoration: Diego Jourdan Pereira
Fireworks, Fab Color & Fun: Mike Pascale

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SCENE: A man and a woman kissing while fireworks go off in the background.

MAN (thinking): Some fireworks are best with your eyes closed!

Art: Vince Colletta Restoration: Diego Jourdan Pereira
Fireworks, Fab Color & Fun: Mike Pascale

Right Again, Sam!

Happy Fourth of July from me and Last Kiss Fireworks Foreman Mike Pascale.

Meanwhile, back in 1952…
See the original 1952 art and dialogue for today’s Last Kiss webcomic here.

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SCENE: Woman crying in the foreground as Uncle Sam and another woman walk off towards some fireworks.

WOMAN: Sam was right! I am
crying “Uncle!”

1952 Art: Nick Cardy Re-ink: Allen Freeman
Pun, Fun & Pyrotechnics: “Uncle MIke” Pascale

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