A Tasteful Valentine

Happy Valentine’s Day from me and my pal (& frequent collaborator) Mike Pascal.

I’m not sure why Mike and I keep coming up with zombie LK comics for V. Day. We’ve also done a fair amount of Cupid gags for the holiday. Hmm. I can see where this is going and—no, Mike, we’re not a doing zombie Cupid comic next year!

(Unless, of course it’s very, very funny—and tasteful.)

Art by Dick Giordano from the story “My Secret” in First Kiss #27, Aug. 1962.

 

Transcript:

SCHOOL GIRL #1: My Valentine has heart!

SCHOOL GIRL #2: Mine has brains!

ZOMBIE GIRL: Mine had both…and they were delicious!

1962 Art: Dick Giordano Color: Allen Freeman & Mike Pascal Zombie Makeover & Dating Advice: Mike Pascale

Art Code: 27.1.1.2_MP

 

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SCHOOL GIRL #1: My Valentine has heart!

SCHOOL GIRL #2: Mine has brains!

ZOMBIE GIRL: Mine had both...and they were delicious!

1962 Art: Dick Giordano Color: Allen Freeman & Mike Pascal Zombie Makeover & Dating Advice: Mike Pascale

Art Code: 27.1.1.2_MP

Going Postal

Later this week, I’ll have a new Valentine’s Day cartoon that I cooked up with my pal Mike Pascale. But for now, here’s a slightly updated Valentine’s Day comic from the Last Kiss comic book series—way back in 2002.

And here’s the original 1962 published art:

Art by Dick Giordano from the cover of Love Diary #24, Nov. 1962.

 

Transcript:

SCENE: Crying woman calls out to a letter carrier/postman who is holding some letters in front of a post box.

WOMAN: B-but you must have at least one Valentine for me! I’ve slept with every man in town!

POSTMAN: Well…uh, not every man!

1962 Art: Dick Giordano Color: Shane Fisher & John Lustig

Art Code: N45PostalDue

 

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SCENE: Crying woman calls out to a letter carrier/postman who is holding some letters in front of a post box.

WOMAN: B-but you must have at least one Valentine for me! I've slept with every man in town!

POSTMAN: Well...uh, not every man!

1962 Art: Dick Giordano Color: Shane Fisher & John Lustig

Art Code: N45PostalDue

2019 Promises

Happy New Year!

Inks by Dick Giordano from the story “Heartbreaker” in First Kiss #12, 1960.

 

Transcription:

SCENE: A man and a woman are dancing close together as soap bubbles swirl around them.

MAN: I’m looking forward to keeping ALL of my resolutions in 2019!

WOMAN: That’s funny! I’m looking forward to breaking all of mine!

1960 Inks: Dick Giordano Color: Allen Freeman

Art Code: 12.3.3.4

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SCENE: A man and a woman are dancing close together as soap bubbles swirl around them.

MAN: I’m looking forward to keeping ALL of my resolutions in 2019!

WOMAN: That’s funny! I’m looking forward to breaking all of mine!

1960 Inks: Dick Giordano Color: Allen Freeman

Art Code: 12.3.3.4

New Year, New Attitude

For 2019, l resolved not to make any New Year’s resolutions until I lost a ton of weight; wrote a best-selling book and grew three inches. So far, so good!

Art by Charles Nicholas & Sal Trapani from the story “One Stolen Kiss” from FIRST KISS #1, 1957.

 

Transcript:

SCENE: A wearing a beret and smoking a cigarette talks to a woman.

MAN: This year I resolve to be a beacon of kindness and civility…even to dimwits like you!
WOMAN: You’ll never be as kind as me, you jerk!

1957 Art: Charles Nicholas & Sal Trapani Color: Diego Jourdan Pereira

Art Code: DJP.lk524 1.3.5.3

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SCENE: A wearing a beret and smoking a cigarette talks to a woman.

MAN: This year I resolve to be a beacon of kindness and civility...even to dimwits like you!
WOMAN: You’ll never be as kind as me, you jerk!

1957 Art: Charles Nicholas & Sal Trapani Color: Diego Jourdan Pereira

Art Code: DJP.lk524 1.3.5.3


Working Christmas Eve

Many thanks to my pal Mike Pascale for the holiday visual transformation in today’s comic.

Art by Vince Colletta Studio from the story “My Outlaw Lover” in FIRST KISS #20, 1961.

Want Last Kiss greeting cards for Christmas or other occasions? Get ’em here.

 

Transcript:

SANTA CLAUS: I’m working Christmas Eve!

MRS CLAUS: Again?!! Admit it! You’re just avoiding dinner with my family!

1961 Art: Vince Colletta Studio Santa-fication: Mike Pascale

Art Code: 20.4.5.1Pink_Xmas2013

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SANTA CLAUS: I’m working Christmas Eve!

MRS CLAUS: Again?!! Admit it! You’re just avoiding dinner with my family!

1961 Art: Vince Colletta Studio Santa-fication: Mike Pascale

Art Code: 20.4.5.1Pink_Xmas2013