Green Passion

Many thanks to my pal Mike Pascale for transforming the original art (below) into a fantastic horror-themed, romance comic for Halloween. The basic gag is also by Mike. (I just make a small tweak to the dialogue.)

By sheer coincidence, Mike submitted the gag just a couple of weeks after Shelagh and I went “green” and got a three-year lease on an all-electric car–a 2020 Chevy Bolt. (Rumor has it that Frankenstein’s Monster has already gotten the 2021 model.)

Art by Dick Giordano with possible assist by Vince Colletta. From the story “Letter from Long Ago” in FIRST KISS #6, 1958.

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SCENE: Frankenstein's Monster and a young woman are talking as a lightning storm rages in the background. The Monster's face is glowing green.

MONSTER: I hear you're into "green energy!"

WOMAN: Wanna make some sparks?

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Pumpkin Patch Security Breach

Dialogue and pumpkin security by guest writer Tony Isabella.

Pencils (& possibly inks) by the great Matt Baker from the story “Call to Arms” in Fightin’ Marines #3, Dec. 1951.

 

 

Transcript:

SCENE: Man wiping his brow with a cloth.

CAPTION: Sheltering at home was taking a heavy toll on the usually unflappable Leon.

CAPTION: This was all that was left…

CAPTION: …of the security blanket…

CAPTION: …he’d taken from that weird kid…

CAPTION: …in the pumpkin patch.

1951 Art: Matt Baker Re-Creation: Kirsten Wilson
Guest Writer: Tony Isabella

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SCENE: Man wiping his brow with a cloth.

CAPTION: Sheltering at home was taking a heavy toll on the usually unflappable Leon.

CAPTION: This was all that was left...

CAPTION: ...of the security blanket...

CAPTION: ...he’d taken from that weird kid...

CAPTION: ...in the pumpkin patch.

1951 Art: Matt Baker Re-Creation: Kirsten Wilson
Guest Writer: Tony Isabella

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Dating Wednesday Addams

Photo courtesy of Unsplash’s Luísa Schetinger. (For more of her creative endeavors, check out her recipe blog.)

 

 

Transcript:

SCENE: Wednesday Addams digging with a shovel.

WEDNESDAY: I’ve dug guys before! But you’re..different! You’ve got a pulse!

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SCENE: Wednesday Addams digging with a shovel.

WEDNESDAY: I've dug guys before! But you're..different! You've got a pulse!

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Labor Day of Love

Happy Labor Day!

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

Read the entire original story “Condemned” for free here on ComicBookPlus.com

 

 

Transcript:

SCENE: In background is a mom in bed. In the foreground is a female nurse holding a newborn baby. The nurse is wearing a surgical gown and surgical mask.

MOM: So I said, “Let’s plan something different for Labor Day!” And nine months later…

BABY (thinking):I’m a labor of love!

1965 Art: Vince Colletta Studio Color: Allen Freeman
Art Code: FK40.3.2.4

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SCENE: In background is a mom in bed. In the foreground is a female nurse holding a newborn baby. The nurse is wearing a surgical gown and surgical mask.

MOM: So I said, “Let’s plan something different for Labor Day!” And nine months later…

BABY (thinking):I'm a labor of love!

1965 Art: Vince Colletta Studio Color: Allen Freeman
Art Code: FK40.3.2.4


A New (Tax) Day Dawns

A tax gag in July? Yup! Because of the coronavirus, the IRS changed it’s deadlines this year from the usual April 15. Instead the deadline is July 15. Yikes!

Art by Vince Colletta Studio in the story “Made for Romance” in FIRST KISS #4, 1958.

 

 

Transcript:

WOMAN AT A DESK TO MAN: I’m sorry, sir, but the IRS does not accept souls for payment…yet!

Art by Vince Colletta Studio in the story “Made for Romance” in FIRST KISS #4, 1958.

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WOMAN AT A DESK TO MAN: I'm sorry, sir, but the IRS does not accept souls for payment...yet!

Art by Vince Colletta Studio in the story "Made for Romance" in FIRST KISS #4, 1958.

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