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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Use Your Bra-a-a-ins!

Use Your Bra-a-a-ins!

Don’t be a brainless zombie. Vote!!!

Courtesy of Mike Pascale and me.

Art by John Tartaglione from the story "To Stella with Love" in FIRST KISS #3, 1958.

Art by John Tartaglione from the story “To Stella with Love” in FIRST KISS #3, 1958.

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SCENE: Woman looking back over her shoulder at a moaning zombie guy.

ZOMBIE: BRAAAINS??

WOMAN: Sorry, I’m using mine to vote!

1958 Art: John Tartaglione Non-Zombie Color: Allen Freeman
Zombification & Dead-On Dialogue: Mike Pascale

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Zombody to Watch Over Me

Zombody to Watch Over Me

This is—by far—the most widely seen Last Kiss comic of all time. It appeared on an episode of The Big Bang Theory. Many thanks to Mike Pascale for the goofy gag—and the gore.

Cover of FIRST KISS #2 by Charles Nicholas & Vince Alascia, 1957.

Cover of FIRST KISS #2 by Charles Nicholas & Vince Alascia, 1957.

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SCENE: Zombie and blonde woman are in the woods. He's bitten into the top of her head to eat her brains, but she doesn't notice.

WOMAN (thinking): I know he has his flaws...but I've forgotten them for some reasons!

ZOMBIE: Mmmm...braaains!

Art by Charles Nicholas & Vince Alascia

Nonzombie Color: Allen Freeman Zombification: Mike Pascale
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His Last Kiss

His Last Kiss

It wouldn’t be Halloween without a Last Kiss collaboration with my pal Mike Pascale. This one and the one tomorrow are re-runs of two of the best zombie comics we’ve done together. But there’s a new zombie gag coming from Mike in a little over a week—just before the election!

The first page of the first issue of the FIRST KISS comic book---drawn in 1957 by my hero Dick Giordano.

The first page of the first issue of the FIRST KISS comic book—drawn in 1957 by my hero Dick Giordano.

 

 

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SCENE: A zombie girl prepares to kiss (or maybe eat) a young man.

MAN (thinking): She'll eat my brains...but first I'll get to Second Base!

1957 art by Dick Giordano in FIRST KISS #1.

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Hope Springs Fourth

Hope Springs Fourth

Happy Fourth of July! Today’s wacky whimsy and enhanced art are courtesy of my pal and freelance genius Mike Pascale! Thanks, Mike!

Pencils by Dick Giordano. Inks by either Giordano or Vince Colletta. From the story "A Letter from Long Ago" in FIRST KISS #6, 1958.

Pencils by Dick Giordano. Inks by either Giordano or Vince Colletta. From the story “A Letter from Long Ago” in FIRST KISS #6, 1958.

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SCENE: Young woman and Uncle Sam embrace as fireworks explode in the background.

WOMAN: You’re not sick about this election? How come?

UNCLE SAM: I’ve got a strong constitution!

1958 Pencils: Dick Giordano Inks: Giordano or Colletta
Special Effects & Eye-Poppin’ Optimism: Mike Pascale

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