Friday the 13th? Unlucky Pussy Cat!

Friday the 13th? Unlucky Pussy Cat!

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.

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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
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Santa’s Watching You

Santa’s Watching You

Happy Santa sightings and holiday joy from me, Mike Pascale and Diego Jourdan Pereira!  —John Lustig

1953 Artist: Tom Feelings. From the story “Blues” in ALL TRUE ROMANCE #14.

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SCENE: Santa's in a doorway looking abashed as a woman changing her clothes in the room yells at him.

WOMAN: I don’t care if you’re a saint, Nick! You're on my naughty list!

1953 Art: Tom Feelings Re-Creation: Diego Jourdan Pereira
Santa-fication & Holiday Miracles: Mike Pascale

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Reindeer Mixup

Reindeer Mixup

Many thanks to my pal Mike Pascale for today’s “tasteful” gag!

1962 artist unknown. From the story “The Love that Failed” in FIRST KISS #25.

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SCENE: Elf (or man made up as one) talks to woman dressed as Mrs. Claus who is holding her head in her hand in despair.

ELF: You mean I was supposed to feed the reindeer...and cook the turkey?

1962 Artist Unknown Holiday Magic & Elfish Wit: Mike Pascale

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Free Turkey

Free Turkey

Happy Thanksgiving!

And many thanks to my pal Mike Pascale for today’s tasty gag!

Inked by Dick Giordano from the story "My Foolish Heart" in FIRST KISS #21, 1961.

Inked by Dick Giordano in the story “My Foolish Heart” in FIRST KISS #21, 1961.

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SCENE: Man getting a picnic basket out of the truck of a car as a woman looks on.

MAN: As a Vegan, I’m setting the turkey free!

WOMAN: After it’s roasted?

1961 Art: Inked by Dick Giordano Color: Allen Freeman
Calorie-Free-Dialogue and Art Changes: Mike Pascale

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Gobbler Greatness

Gobbler Greatness

Art by Charles Nicholas & Vince Alascia from the story "Love Will Point the Way" in FIRST KISS #14, 1960.

Art by Charles Nicholas & Vince Alascia from the story “Love Will Point the Way” in FIRST KISS #14, 1960.

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SCENE: Man and woman (in an apron) embrace---framed by an opening in a kitchen with pots and pans.

MAN: You’re going to make Thanksgiving great again? How?

WOMAN: I’m ordering out!

1960 Art: Charles Nicholas & Vince Alascia Color: Allen Freeman

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