Graveyard Gertie

Happy Halloween!

And many thanks to my pal Mike Pascale for the ghastly—I mean—great gag and the amazing art transformation!

Original Vintage Art & Text

Art by Vince Colletta Studio from the story “A Moment to Remember” in FIRST KISS #21, 1962. Click the link to read the entire vintage comic book.

 

 

Transcript:

SCENE: A female ghoul and a male ghoul talking outside—perhaps in a graveyard!

CAPTION: Gertie was the talk of the graveyard! Everyone said she was a real man-eater! But, alas for poor Ed, he wasn’t much of a man anymore!

MALE GHOUL: Don’t you want to be my ghoulfriend?

FEMALE GHOUL: Sorry, I…I think we should eat other people!

1961 Art: Vince Colletta Studio
Monster Makers: Mike Pascale & John Lustig

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SCENE: A female ghoul and a male ghoul talking outside---perhaps in a graveyard!

CAPTION: Gertie was the talk of the graveyard! Everyone said she was a real man-eater! But, alas for poor Ed, he wasn’t much of a man anymore!

MALE GHOUL: Don’t you want to be my ghoulfriend?

FEMALE GHOUL: Sorry, I…I think we should eat other people!

1961 Art: Vince Colletta Studio
Monster Makers: Mike Pascale & John Lustig

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New Diet? It’s a No Brainer!

Although the dialogue is brand new, I first used this art in 2010. That was the year Mike Pascale and I started doing Halloween comics together. Eventually we branched out into doing Thanksgiving, Christmas and holidays comics. But this art was in that first 2010 batch.

Happy 12th Creative Anniversary, Mike!

Original Vintage Art & Text

Art by Vernon Greene from the story “Dial L-O-V-E” in Today’s Romance #8, Sept. 1952. Published by Pines (Standard.) Curious to see more? Click the link to read the entire vintage comic book.

 

Transcript:

SCENE: Zombie woman with a bag of groceries is at a doorway. It looks like she’s just walked in.

ZOMBIE WOMAN: Honey, I couldn’t find anyone to eat! So, we’re going vegan! Healthwise it’s a no brainer!

VOICE FROM OFF PANEL: Veggies?!! Over my dead body!

1952 Art: Vernon Greene Color: Allen Freeman
Zombification: Mike Pascale Dead On Dialogue: John Lustig

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SCENE: Zombie woman with a bag of groceries is at a doorway. It looks like she's just walked in.

ZOMBIE WOMAN: Honey, I couldn’t find anyone to eat! So, we’re going vegan! Healthwise it’s a no brainer!

VOICE FROM OFF PANEL: Veggies?!! Over my dead body!

1952 Art: Vernon Greene Color: Allen Freeman
Zombification: Mike Pascale Dead On Dialogue: John Lustig

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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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