Abe Lincoln’s Last Kiss

Abe Lincoln’s Last Kiss

Happy Presidents’ Day from me and mischievous Mike Pascale. (View the original 1958 art below to see how thoroughly Mike modified it for today’s comic.)

By the way, Abe Lincoln is my favorite president. Tragic and witty, he’s also easily our most quotable commander-in chief:

“If I were two-faced, would I be wearing this one?”

“Do I not destroy my enemies when I make them my friends?”

“America will never be destroyed from the outside. If we falter and lose our freedoms, it will be because we destroyed ourselves.”

Art by John Tartaglione from the story “The Sea Green Eyes!” in FIRST KISS #5, 1958.

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SCENE: Woman talking to President Abe Lincoln / Abraham Lincoln.

WOMAN: Abe Lincoln in a Last Kiss comic? Why?!! Don’t you have better things to do?

Lincoln: I had some free time between Presidents’ Day sales!

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1958 Art: John Tartaglione Fabulous Facelift: Mike Pascale

Art by John Tartaglione from the story "The Sea Green Eyes!" in FIRST KISS #5, 1958.

Candy & Flowers for Valentine’s Day

Candy & Flowers for Valentine’s Day

Happy Valentine’s Day!

My heartfelt thanks—but no “Candy” or “Roses”—to my pal Mike Pascale who came up with today’s joke.

Mike also did a masterful job of modifying the original art. I think this is the first time Mike has ever added cleavage to any Last Kiss characters.

Normally, of course, neither of us would ever think of sullying Last Kiss with <gasp!> sex. But it made the joke funnier. So, what could we do?

Art by Vince Colletta Studio from the story “The Gay Deception” in FIRST KISS #8, 1959.

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MAN (to girlfriend or wife): You wanted Candy and flowers for Valentine’s Day, so…

SECOND WOMAN: Hi! I’m Candy!

THIRD WOMAN: I’m Rose!

1959 Art: Vince Colletta Studio Master of Mirth & Creator of Cleavage: Mike Pascale

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Art by Vince Colletta Studio from the story "The Gay Deception" in FIRST KISS #8, 1959.

Valentine Sex? Surely!

Valentine Sex? Surely!

Artist unknown, but possibly Vince Colletta Studio. From the story “The Time of Decision” in BRIDES IN LOVE #9, 1958.

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WOMAN: Surely, I’ll be your Valentine! But...darn it! Looks like I picked the wrong week to quit sex!

MALE AIRLINE PILOT: You bet! And don’t call me Shirley!

1958 Artist Unknown Re-Creation: Diego Jourdan Pereira

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Artist unknown, but possibly Vince Colletta Studio. From the story "The Time of Decision" in BRIDES IN LOVE #9, 1958.

You Can Say That Again

You Can Say That Again

Art by John Tartaglione from the story “Dear Jilted” in BRIDES IN LOVE #8, 1958.

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MAN: I don’t believe in déjà vu!

WOMAN: You always say that!

MAN: I don’t believe in déjà vu!

WOMAN: You always say that!

MAN: I don’t believe in déjà vu!

WOMAN: You always say that!

1958 Art: John Tartaglione Re-Creation: Diego Jourdan Pereira
Happy Groundhog Day!

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Art by John Tartaglione from the story "Dear Jilted" in BRIDES IN LOVE #8, 1958.

I’m Happy—Okay?

I’m Happy—Okay?

Be happy and have a great New Year, everyone.

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

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WOMAN #1: This year I’m going to be happy...no matter what other people say!

WOMAN #2: Great!

WOMAN #1: Y-you think so?

1965 Art: Vince Colletta Studio Color: Allen Freeman

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