Leprechaun? Lepre-can’t!

Happy St. Patrick’s Day, everyone. And Happy 38th Wedding Anniversary to my personal leprechaun—not a lepre-can’t—Shelagh!

Many thanks to my pal Mike Pascale for the idea that sparked this gag as well as the awesome St. Pat’s makeover from the original art.

Original Vintage Art & Text

Inked by Dick Giordano. From the story “My Foolish Heart” in FIRST KISS #21, 1961. Curious to see more? Click the link to read the entire vintage comic book.

 

 

Transcript:

SCENE: In the foreground an upset young woman is holding her hands to each side of her face. In the background (in a thought balloon), a leprechaun (or a man dressed as a leprechaun) is running away towards a boat.

WOMAN: At first I felt so lucky!

WOMAN: I was dating a real LEPRECHAUN!!!

WOMAN: Sure, I was disappointed…he never gave me a pot o’gold! or any magic wishes!

WOMAN: But no orgasms? That was a problem!!!

WOMAN: Then he left me and I realized the truth!

WOMAN: I’d been LEPRE-CONNED!

1961 Inks: Dick Giordano
New Color: Allen Freeman
Lepre-Artist: Mike Pascale
Lepre-Writer: John Lustig

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SCENE: In the foreground an upset young woman is holding her hands to each side of her face. In the background (in a thought balloon), a leprechaun (or a man dressed as a leprechaun) is running away towards a boat.

WOMAN: At first I felt so lucky!


WOMAN: I was dating a real LEPRECHAUN!!!

WOMAN: Sure, I was disappointed...he never gave me a pot o’gold! or any magic wishes!

WOMAN: But no orgasms? That was a problem!!!

WOMAN: Then he left me and I realized the truth!

WOMAN: I’d been LEPRE-CONNED!

1961 Inks: Dick Giordano
New Color: Allen Freeman
Lepre-Artist: Mike Pascale
Lepre-Writer: John Lustig

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Love’s Labors Found

Happy Valentine’s weekend!

Many thanks to manly and mischievous Mike Pascale for the crazy Cupid gag and art changes! We’ll have another Valentine’s treat on Monday—this one by Tony Isabella!

Original Vintage Art & Text

Art by Vince Colletta Studio from the story “Condemned” in FIRST KISS #40, 1965. Curious to see more? Click the link to read the entire vintage comic book.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Transcript:

SCENE: A female nurse (or doctor) in medical scrubs and a mask is holding a newly born, winged Cupid. In the background the mother of the baby is lying in bed, sweating profusely.

NURSE/DOCTOR: You gave birth to…Cupid?!

MOTHER: You think that’s amazing? imagine passing Those $#@&! wings!

1965 Art: Vince Colletta Color: Allen Freeman
Way-Out, Winged Wackiness: Mike Pascale

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SCENE: A female nurse (or doctor) in medical scrubs and a mask is holding a newly born, winged Cupid. In the background the mother of the baby is lying in bed, sweating profusely.

NURSE/DOCTOR: You gave birth to…Cupid?!

MOTHER: You think that’s amazing? imagine passing Those $#@&! wings!

1965 Art: Vince Colletta Color: Allen Freeman
Way-Out, Winged Wackiness: Mike Pascale

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Naughty and Nice

This week I’ll be posting Last Kiss comics every day through Christmas. I hope you enjoy the extra comics!

Santa appears here courtesy of part-time Christmas elf and full-time nice guy Mike Pascale.

Original Vintage Art & Text

Art by Dick Giordano from the story “Fooling with Love” in FIRST KISS #7, 1959. Read the entire issue for free by clicking the link.

 

 

 

 

Transcript:

SCENE: Close up of a woman kissing Santa Claus on the cheek. She has one hand on his other cheek.

SANTA: Ready to get off my naughty list?

WOMAN: Nope!

1959 Art: Dick Giordano Santa-fication: Mike Pascale
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SCENE: Close up of a woman kissing Santa Claus on the cheek. She has one hand on his other cheek.

SANTA: Ready to get off my naughty list?

WOMAN: Nope!

1959 Art: Dick Giordano Santa-fication: Mike Pascale
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What About Bob?

Another Halloween treat from Mike Pascale!

Original Vintage Art & Text

Inks by Dick Giordano from the story “Heartbreaker” in FIRST KISS #12, 1960. Click link to read the entire vintage comic for free.

 

 

 

Transcript:

Scene: Young woman and a young man in a booth having a soda. The man is oggling the woman’s breasts. Another man is behind the booth and is also looking at her boobs. The woman smiles and looks towards a zombie who is coming towards her.

MAN #1: Boobs…

MAN #2: Boobs…

ZOMBIE: Braaains!

WOMAN (thinking): I like Bob! He’s not like other boys!

1960 Inks: Dick Giordano Color: Allen Freeman
Additional Art, Idea & Zombification: Mike Pascale

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Scene: Young woman and a young man in a booth having a soda. The man is oggling the woman's breasts. Another man is behind the booth and is also looking at her boobs. The woman smiles and looks towards a zombie who is coming towards her.

MAN #1: Boobs...

MAN #2: Boobs...

ZOMBIE: Braaains!

WOMAN (thinking): I like Bob! He’s not like other boys!

1960 Inks: Dick Giordano Color: Allen Freeman
Additional Art, Idea & Zombification: Mike Pascale

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Breast Thanksgiving Ever!

I’ll be posting a new Thanksgiving comic tomorrow. But today’s comic is a golden oldie from the ancient past—of 2014. Mike Pascale and I have teamed up on a lot of holiday gags over the years. This is one of my favorites.

 

Original Art & Dialogue

Artist Unknown. From the story “The Love that Failed” in FIRST KISS #25, 1962

 

 

SCENE: Pilgrim man talking to a Pilgrim woman who has her hand over her face in disbelief at what he’s saying.

PILGRIM MAN: But…you said to “grab a breast!”

PILGRIM WOMAN: I meant the turkey’s…not my sister’s!

1962 Artist Unknown Pilgrim Cosplay: Mike Pascale

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SCENE: Pilgrim man talking to a Pilgrim woman who has her hand over her face in disbelief at what he's saying.

PILGRIM MAN: But...you said to "grab a breast!"

PILGRIM WOMAN: I meant the Turkey's...not my sister's!

1962 Artist Unknown Pilgrim Cosplay: Mike Pascale

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