Naughty News

Today’s Last Kiss comic is available as a Christmas card here through my friends at NobleWorks. Other Last Kiss cards for all occasions here.

Artist unknown. From the story “Nightmare Journey” in Diary Loves #9, April 1951. Published by Quality Comics.

(Many thanks to Diego Jourdan Pereira for the Christmas-themed re-vamp of this art.)

Transcript:

SCENE: Santa is confronting and holding the wrists of an angry young woman.

SANTA: I hear you’ve been naughty!

WOMAN: Fake news!I blame the media!

1951 Artist Unknown Re-Ink and Santa Outfit: Diego Jourdan Pereira

Art Codes: djp_lk-badsanta03b    DJP.lk148

↓ Transcript
SCENE: Santa is confronting and holding the wrists of an angry young woman.

SANTA: I hear you’ve been naughty!

WOMAN: Fake news!I blame the media!

1951 Artist Unknown Re-Ink and Santa Outfit: Diego Jourdan Pereira

Art Codes: djp_lk-badsanta03b    DJP.lk148



Black Friday Sex Appeal

Pencils by Dick Giordano (with inks by either Giordano or Vince Colletta) from the story “Letter from Long Ago” in FIRST KISS #6, 1958.

 

Transcript:

SCENE: Woman talking to a man.

WOMAN: My job? I’m a personal shopping consultant! I tell men what I like…and they buy it
for me!

Art: Dick Giordano & possibly Vince Colletta Color: Allen Freeman
Background adapted from photo by Heidi Sandstrom

Art Code: 6.1.2.1

Pencils by Dick Giordano (with inks by either Giordano or Vince Colletta) from the story “Letter from Long Ago” in FIRST KISS #6, 1958.

 

↓ Transcript
SCENE: Woman talking to a man.

WOMAN: My job? I’m a personal shopping consultant! I tell men what I like…and they buy it
for me!

Art: Dick Giordano & possibly Vince Colletta Color: Allen Freeman
Background adapted from photo by Heidi Sandstrom

Art Code: 6.1.2.1

Thanksgiving Stuffing

Happy Thanksgiving! As often happens on the holidays, today’s Last Kiss humor is a collaborative gag cooked up by me and my pal Mike Pascale. Unless, of course, you don’t like it. Then it’s all Mike’s fault!

Art by Vince Colletta Studio from the story “I Chose Heartbreak” in FIRST KISS #37, 1964.

 

Transcript:

SCENE: Bald-headed man looks through the kitchen doorway as a younger woman washes dishes and an older woman carries dishes.

MAN: Want me to stuff your bird?

OLDER WOMAN: Sure! And afterwards you can stuff the turkey!

1964 Art: Vince Colletta Studio Color: Diego Jourdan Pereira
Overstuffed, Gluten-Free Humor: John Lustig & Mike Pascale

Art Code: DJP.lk509

Art by Vince Colletta Studio from the story “I Chose Heartbreak” in FIRST KISS #37, 1964

↓ Transcript
SCENE: Bald-headed man looks through the kitchen doorway as a younger woman washes dishes and an older woman carries dishes.

MAN: Want me to stuff your bird?

OLDER WOMAN: Sure! And afterwards you can stuff the turkey!

1964 Art: Vince Colletta Studio Color: Diego Jourdan Pereira
Overstuffed, Gluten-Free Humor: John Lustig & Mike Pascale

Art Code: DJP.lk509

Pilgrim Pride

Happy Thanksgiving from me and Pilgrim punster Mike (“I’ want the drumstick!”) Pascale.

Artist Unknown. From the story “The Love that Failed” in FIRST KISS #25, 1962

 

Transcript:

SCENE: Pilgrim man and woman talking. He’s wearing a tall hat with a buckle on the front. She’s buried her head in her hand in disbelief.

PILGRIM MAN: You know what I’m thankful for? This hat will never go out of style!

1962 Artist Unknown Facial Coloring: Allen Freeman
Master of Buckles & Bonnets: Mike Pascale

Art Code: 25.1.4.1

 

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SCENE: Pilgrim man and woman talking. He's wearing a tall hat with a buckle on the front. She's buried her head in her hand in disbelief.

PILGRIM MAN: You know what I’m thankful for? This hat will never go out of style!

1962 Artist Unknown Facial Coloring: Allen Freeman
Master of Buckles & Bonnets: Mike Pascale

Art Code: 25.1.4.1

Corny Candy for Halloween

Happy Halloween from me and Mike (“I’ve got the munchies!”) Pascale.

Art by Lee Elias from Witches Tales #8, 1952.

 

Transcript:

SCENE: The Grim Reaper—appearing as a skeleton clothed in a hooded robe and carrying a scythe—confronts a frightened woman in a grave yard. She’s tied to a large tombstone. Other living skeletons cavort around them.

GRIM REAPER: Mortal,
you committed the ultimate Halloween SIN! You gave out Candy Corn!

WOMAN: I had to! nobody would eat Candy Broccoli!

SKELETON: Watta Corny joke!

1952 Art: Lee Elias From the cover of Witches Tales #8
Tasty Text: Mike (Mounds) Pascale & John (Junior Mints) Lustig

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SCENE: The Grim Reaper---appearing as a skeleton clothed in a hooded robe and carrying a scythe---confronts a frightened woman in a grave yard. She's tied to a large tombstone. Other living skeletons cavort around them.

GRIM REAPER: Mortal,
you committed the ultimate Halloween SIN! You gave out Candy Corn!

WOMAN: I had to! nobody would eat Candy Broccoli!

SKELETON: Watta Corny joke!

1952 Art: Lee Elias From the cover of Witches Tales #8
Tasty Text: Mike (Mounds) Pascale & John (Junior Mints) Lustig