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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Yankee Doodle Randy

Here’s another fun Fourth of July  comic by magical Mike Pascale. As usual, Mike has “holidazed” some of my old romance art. Plus, Mike wrote this one on his own.

You can see more of Mike’s Last Kiss holiday gags here.

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Here’s the original cover from I Love You #44 (1963) by Dick Giordano.

 

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SCENE: Woman dancing with man dressed as Uncle Sam at a party. Man in background staring angrily.

MAN IN BACKGROUND: What’s that dandy got that I haven’t?

WOMAN: A bigger Yankee Doodle!

Art: Dick Giordano Rendering: Allen Freeman
Patriotization & Gag: Mike Pascale

©2013 Last Kiss Inc.

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Foreplay for the Fourth

Here’s the first of this year’s two Fourth of July comics courtesy of magical Mike Pascale. As usual, Mike has “holidazed” some of my old romance art. And, as often happens, the gag is a joint Pascale-Lustig effort.

You can see more of Mike’s Last Kiss holiday gags here.

Here’s the art from First Kiss #6 back in 1958. In his notes to me about First Kiss, the late Dick Giordano said that he either drew this story on his own or collaborated with Vince Colletta.

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First Kiss #6, 1958.

And below is the art after it was colorized and modified by Allen Freeman several years ago. I’ve used this art for several gags over the years. This is the version which Mike Pascale “holidazed” for the Fourth of July.

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The art as colored and extended by Allen Freeman.

 

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SCENE: Woman with Uncle Sam. Fireworks in background.

WOMAN: That was spectactular! What’s your secret?

UNCLE SAM: I’ve had 237 years to learn foreplay!

Original Pencils: Dick Giordano Uncle Sam SPX: Mike Pascale

©2013 Last Kiss Inc

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