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.

FK4.2.1.2

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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.

FK4.2.1.2

Fourth of July Encore

Vintage art & text

Art by Vince Colletta Studio from the story “Playing It Cool” in FIRST KISS #12, Jan. 1960.

 

Transcript:

SCENE: Man and woman in car at night.

MAN: So, I guess the fireworks are over!

WOMAN: Not if we move to the backseat!

1960 Art: Vince Colletta Studio Foreground Color: Allen Freeman

12.1.6.4

Vintage text:
WOMAN: Oh, Rajah. That was fun! You’re a great driver!

MAN: Yeah, maybe I’ll drive at Indianapolis someday!

 

 

 

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SCENE: Man and woman in car at night.

MAN: So, I guess the fireworks are over!

WOMAN: Not if we move to the backseat!

1960 Art: Vince Colletta Studio Foreground Color: Allen Freeman

12.1.6.4


Vintage text:
WOMAN: Oh, Rajah. That was fun! You're a great driver!

MAN: Yeah, maybe I'll drive at Indianapolis someday!

Uncle Sam Battles On

Happy Fourth of July from me and my frequent co-conspirator in Last Kiss fun Mike Pascale.

Vintage art & text: FK24.3.1.2

Art by Charles Nicholas & Sal Trapani from the story “Honeymoon Continued” in First Kiss #24, Jan. 1962.

 

 

Transcript:

SCENE: Caucasian woman in a medical mask talking to an African American Uncle Sam who has a black eye and a bandage on his cheek. In the background, fireworks going off.

WOMAN: Still battling to make things better?

SAM: Always!

Vintage 1962 Art: Charles Nicholas & Sal Trapani Master of Modern Miracles: Mike Pascale

24.3.1.2

Original Art:
Caption: Most husbands don’t want their wives to bother their pretty little head about money matters!

MAN (to woman): No, honey, you just let little ol’ me take care of you!

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SCENE: Caucasian woman in a medical mask talking to an African American Uncle Sam who has a black eye and a bandage on his cheek. In the background, fireworks going off.

WOMAN: Still battling to make things better?

SAM: Always!

Vintage 1962 Art: Charles Nicholas & Sal Trapani Master of Modern Miracles: Mike Pascale

24.3.1.2


Original Art:
Caption: Most husbands don't want their wives to bother their pretty little head about money matters!

MAN (to woman): No, honey, you just let little ol' me take care of you!

Last Kiss for July 2, 2020

Fourth of July Passion

Last Kiss for July 2, 2020

 

Vintage art & text for July 2, 2020

Art by Art Cappello & Dick Giordano from the story “Love’s Crucible” in FIRST KISS #1.

 

 

Transcript:

SCENE: Man and woman running towards a big-finned car.

MAN: I love the Fourth! The flashes of brilliance! The bold, loud bangs!

WOMAN: Yes! And between those bangs we can watch the fireworks!

1957 Art: Art Cappello & Dick Giordano Color: Allen Freeman

1.5.4.1

 

 

 

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SCENE: Man and woman running towards a big-finned car.

MAN: I love the Fourth! The flashes of brilliance! The bold, loud bangs!

WOMAN: Yes! And between those bangs we can watch the fireworks!

1957 Art: Art Cappello & Dick Giordano Color: Allen Freeman

1.5.4.1


Canada! Oh, Canada!

Happy Canada Day—especially to my wife Shelagh who has dual U.S.-Canadian citizenship and maple syrup in her veins!

Vintage art & text.

Inks by Dick Giordano from the story Heartbreaker in FIRST KISS #12, 1960.

 

Transcript:

Scene: Man and woman walking—the woman leading the way—and holding hands. They appear to be in an office party setting.

WOMAN: You’re from Canada? Cool! That’s up by the border isn’t it…near Mexico?

MAN: Eh?

1960 Inks: Dick Giordano Color: Allen Freeman

Happy Canada Day!

FK12.3.3.3

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Scene: Man and woman walking---the woman leading the way---and holding hands. They appear to be in an office party setting.

WOMAN: You’re from Canada? Cool! That’s up by the border isn’t it…near Mexico?

MAN: Eh?

1960 Inks: Dick Giordano Color: Allen Freeman

Happy Canada Day!

FK12.3.3.3