Buried Troubles

Artist unknown. From Witches Tales #27, 1954.

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SCENE: Viewpoint from a man being buried alive. All we see of him are his hands. Another man is shoveling in dirt on top of the first man.

MAN BEING BURIED: Wait! I was just kidding! I didn’t sleep with your wife! And, if I did, it was just once...or maybe twice!

1954 Artist Unknown From the cover of Witches Tales #27



Haunted Honeymoon

Art by Edvard Moritz from Adventures Into The Unknown #1, 1948.

 

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SCENE: Man and woman standing in front of an dilapidated and spooky hotel—one door off it’s hinges.

SIGN #1: Monster Manor
Over 1 Million Souls Served…with Relish!

SIGN #2: Vacancy

MAN: Give it a chance! I got a killer deal on our room! Plus, all the beds vibrate!

WOMAN: They have magic fingers™?

MAN: More like Magic Claws!

1948 Art: Edvard Moritz From the cover of Adventures Into The Unknown #1

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SCENE: Man and woman standing in front of an dilapidated and spooky hotel---one door off it's hinges.

SIGN #1: Monster Manor
Over 1 Million Souls Served...with Relish!

SIGN #2: Vacancy

MAN: Give it a chance! I got a killer deal on our room! Plus, all the beds vibrate!

WOMAN: They have magic fingers™?

MAN: More like Magic Claws!

1948 Art: Edvard Moritz From the cover of Adventures Into The Unknown #1




Best Halloween Costume?

Special thanks for today’s comic treat to devil-may-care Mike Pascale!

Artist Unknown. From the story “Bachelor’s Farewell” in FIRST KISS #7, 1959.

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SCENE: Blonde woman talking to a guy in a devil costume.

WOMAN: My costume? I’m a nymphomaniac!

Artist Unknown Devilish Charm & Color: Mike Pascale
©2014 Last Kiss Inc
Image code: 7.5.2.4


Halloween Fashion Fail

Today and tomorrow I’m re-running some horror and Halloween-themed comics I’ve done with my pal Mike Pascale. I’ll be running all-new gags Monday through Halloween.

Art by Vince Colletta Studio from the story “The Love Thief” in First Kiss #37, 1964.

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SCENE: Vampire woman scene from the back is brushing her hair while looking into a mirror. The mirror shows the hairbrush, but not the vampire.

SCENE: Adult female vampire brushing her hair as she looks in the mirror. In the mirror’s image, we only see the brush—not the vampire.

VAMPIRE: This is why vampires never get new hairdos!

1964 Art: Vince Colletta Studio New Color: Allen Freeman Vampire SPX & Hair-Raising Humor: Mike Pascale

Art Code: 37.3.2.5

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SCENE: Vampire woman scene from the back is brushing her hair while looking into a mirror. The mirror shows the hairbrush, but not the vampire.

SCENE: Adult female vampire brushing her hair as she looks in the mirror. In the mirror's image, we only see the brush---not the vampire.

VAMPIRE: This is why vampires never get new hairdos!


1964 Art: Vince Colletta Studio New Color: Allen Freeman Vampire SPX & Hair-Raising Humor: Mike Pascale

Art Code: 37.3.2.5

Art by Vince Colletta Studio from the story "The Love Thief" in First Kiss #37, 1964.

Hairy Halloween

Hi. No coloring credit this time because I just scanned a print of the original comic and adjusted the color and the art myself. I’ll be using this approach for several of the other Halloween-themed comics coming up. I hope you like the results!  —John

1954 Art: Lee Elias From the cover of Witches Tales #23.

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SCENE: Crazed-looking old man who is wearing a white human uniform (doctor or mortician) is adjusting the hair or wig of a skeleton. The skeleton is smoking a cigarette and admiring himself as he looks into a hand mirror.

CRAZY OLD MAN: Hey, if it works for Trump, it’ll work for you!

SKELETON: Let's make Halloween great again!

1954 Art: Lee Elais From the cover of Witches Tales #23