Today’s proudly patriotic panel of pulsating pizzazz comes courtesy of my pal Mike Pascale.
If you like this, good news. Tomorrow Mike and I will have another Independence Day delicacy dedicated to delightfully dizzy patriotism.
(But don’t be surprised if it’s alliterative free. Whew!)
Art by Charles Nicholas & Sal Tapani from the story “Honeymoon Continued” in FIRST KISS #24, 1962.
SCENE: Uncle Sam talking to a beautiful woman as fireworks go off in the background.
UNCLE SAM: Give me liberty…or give me sex!
WOMAN: Don't you mean death?
UNCLE SAM: Only if my wife finds out!
1962 Art: Charles Nicholas & Sal Trapani
Fireworks, Fashion & Fun: Mike Pascale
Art by Art Saaf & Mike Peppe from the story “Kiss and Run” in NEW ROMANCES #14, 1952.
SCENE: Man and woman in a car talking.
MAN: As an April Fool’s joke, let’s have sex!
WOMAN: How’d that be funny?
MAN: Seeing me naked always makes women laugh!
1952 Art: Art Saaf & Mike Peppe Re-Creation: Diego Jourdan Pereira
Happy St. Patrick’s Day from me and my partner in today’s comic shenanigans—Mike Pascale.
In addition to transforming a guy in a striped suit (see first panel below) into a leprechaun, Mike provided today’s “lepre-con” pun.
By the way, today’s comic is a mashup of two panels from FIRST KISS Comics. See below.
Art by the Vince Colletta Studio from FIRST KISS #8, 1959.
Artist unknown. Art from the story “The Love that Failed” in FIRST KISS #25, 1962.
SCENE: Leprechaun talking to a skeptical woman.
LEPRECHAUN: You're in luck, lass! For a pot o' gold*...you can buy a hot night o' leprechaun love!
WOMAN: Sounds like a lepre-con job to me!
CAPTION: *AND YOUR CREDIT CARD NUMBER!
Preposterous Pun & Lavish Leprechaun Art: Mike Pascale
John Lustig’s Last Kiss
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Have a mind-blowingly great Valentine’s Day!
Script: Jerry Siegel Pencils: Charles Nicholas Inks: Jon D’Agostino? From the story “Crime That Didn’t Occur!” in ZAZA THE MYSTIC #10, 1956.
SCENE: A woman fortune teller who looks vaguely like a Gypsy.
WOMAN: I predict mind-blowing sex on Valentine’s Day! Or better yet...chocolate!
1956 Pencils: Charles Nicholas Re-Creation: Diego Jourdan Pereira
My sister (Lisa Hernandez) has been a major help with my Last Kiss business. She has more business acumen—and more commonsense—than silly, impractical me. And she often helps me out at comic conventions.
But it never occurred to me that my sweet sis would want to write a Last Kiss comic. And it seemed even less likely that my cat-loving, zombie-hating sister would ever make a joke about a mangled feline. But…geez, what do I know?
Hey, Lisa. Got any vampire cat gags?
(Many thanks to Mike Pascale and Diego Jourdan Pereira for the revised art!)
1954 artist unknown. From the story “Chip on Her Shoulder” in TEN STORY LOVE #196.
SCENE: Very mangled (half-zombie?) cat says something to a woman who's standing nearby.
CAT: oops! I thought that was life #8!
CAPTION: Be careful! It’s Friday the 13th!
Art: Diego Jourdan Pereira & Mike Pascale
Dialogue: Lisa Lustig Hernandez