Corny Candy for Halloween

Happy Halloween from me and Mike (“I’ve got the munchies!”) Pascale.

Art by Lee Elias from Witches Tales #8, 1952.

 

Transcript:

SCENE: The Grim Reaper—appearing as a skeleton clothed in a hooded robe and carrying a scythe—confronts a frightened woman in a grave yard. She’s tied to a large tombstone. Other living skeletons cavort around them.

GRIM REAPER: Mortal,
you committed the ultimate Halloween SIN! You gave out Candy Corn!

WOMAN: I had to! nobody would eat Candy Broccoli!

SKELETON: Watta Corny joke!

1952 Art: Lee Elias From the cover of Witches Tales #8
Tasty Text: Mike (Mounds) Pascale & John (Junior Mints) Lustig

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SCENE: The Grim Reaper---appearing as a skeleton clothed in a hooded robe and carrying a scythe---confronts a frightened woman in a grave yard. She's tied to a large tombstone. Other living skeletons cavort around them.

GRIM REAPER: Mortal,
you committed the ultimate Halloween SIN! You gave out Candy Corn!

WOMAN: I had to! nobody would eat Candy Broccoli!

SKELETON: Watta Corny joke!

1952 Art: Lee Elias From the cover of Witches Tales #8
Tasty Text: Mike (Mounds) Pascale & John (Junior Mints) Lustig

Best Halloween Costume?

Special thanks for today’s comic treat to devil-may-care Mike Pascale!

Artist Unknown. From the story “Bachelor’s Farewell” in FIRST KISS #7, 1959.

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SCENE: Blonde woman talking to a guy in a devil costume.

WOMAN: My costume? I’m a nymphomaniac!

Artist Unknown Devilish Charm & Color: Mike Pascale
©2014 Last Kiss Inc
Image code: 7.5.2.4


Halloween Fashion Fail

Today and tomorrow I’m re-running some horror and Halloween-themed comics I’ve done with my pal Mike Pascale. I’ll be running all-new gags Monday through Halloween.

Art by Vince Colletta Studio from the story “The Love Thief” in First Kiss #37, 1964.

Transcript:

SCENE: Vampire woman scene from the back is brushing her hair while looking into a mirror. The mirror shows the hairbrush, but not the vampire.

SCENE: Adult female vampire brushing her hair as she looks in the mirror. In the mirror’s image, we only see the brush—not the vampire.

VAMPIRE: This is why vampires never get new hairdos!

1964 Art: Vince Colletta Studio New Color: Allen Freeman Vampire SPX & Hair-Raising Humor: Mike Pascale

Art Code: 37.3.2.5

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SCENE: Vampire woman scene from the back is brushing her hair while looking into a mirror. The mirror shows the hairbrush, but not the vampire.

SCENE: Adult female vampire brushing her hair as she looks in the mirror. In the mirror's image, we only see the brush---not the vampire.

VAMPIRE: This is why vampires never get new hairdos!


1964 Art: Vince Colletta Studio New Color: Allen Freeman Vampire SPX & Hair-Raising Humor: Mike Pascale

Art Code: 37.3.2.5

Art by Vince Colletta Studio from the story "The Love Thief" in First Kiss #37, 1964.

Hairy Halloween

Hi. No coloring credit this time because I just scanned a print of the original comic and adjusted the color and the art myself. I’ll be using this approach for several of the other Halloween-themed comics coming up. I hope you like the results!  —John

1954 Art: Lee Elias From the cover of Witches Tales #23.

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TRANSCRIPTION:

SCENE: Crazed-looking old man who is wearing a white human uniform (doctor or mortician) is adjusting the hair or wig of a skeleton. The skeleton is smoking a cigarette and admiring himself as he looks into a hand mirror.

CRAZY OLD MAN: Hey, if it works for Trump, it’ll work for you!

SKELETON: Let's make Halloween great again!

1954 Art: Lee Elais From the cover of Witches Tales #23

Tough Dad, Rough Drive

Happy Father’s Day?

I hope it is for you. I know it’ll be happy for me since this it’s the first Father’s Day since my daughter and her hubby have moved here to Seattle. I love ’em both dearly!

(Hint: Don’t get me a tie, kids—unless it’s super classy and glows-in-the dark.)

Special thanks to my pal Mike Pascale for the offbeat gag in today’s comic.

Art by Art Saaf & Mike Peppe from the story “Kiss and Run” in NEW ROMANCES #14, 1952.

 

Transcript:

MAN (in car: I’m going to get your old man what he really wants for Father’s Day!

WOMAN (outside of car): Oh? You’re leaving town?

1952 Art: Art Saaf & Mike Peppe        Color: Diego Jourdan Pereira
Concept & Gag: Mike Pascale

Art Codes: DJP.lk436 New Romances 14.5.6

 

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MAN (in car: I’m going to get your old man what he really wants for Father’s Day!

WOMAN (outside of car): Oh? You’re leaving town?

1952 Art: Art Saaf & Mike Peppe Color: Diego Jourdan Pereira
Concept & Gag: Mike Pascale

DJP.lk436 New Romances 14.5.6

Art by Art Saaf & Mike Peppe from the story "Kiss and Run" in NEW ROMANCES #14, 1952.