Flag Day 2020

Happy Flag Day—sort of.

There’s no vintage art this time. Diego drew this from scratch—two versions. One flag upright. The other flag upside down.

The upside down one (with the dour dialogue you see in today’s comic) was for a Bucky animation project that Bucky co-creator Jack Enyart and I were pitching. It was a pretty downbeat moment for the usually upbeat Bucky.

I wasn’t planning to use this gag in the Last Kiss webcomic. But this seems like an appropriate time for it.

(Dialogue by my much-missed pal, the late Jack Enyart.)

 

 

Transcript:

SCENE: Bucky, dressed as a Boy Scout, is standing, holding an American flag upside down in his left hand and saluting with his right hand.

VOICE FROM OFF PANEL: Psst, Bucky! The flag’s upside down! That’s the sign of distress!

BUCKY: I know!

It’s Always Bucky™
Art: Diego Jourdan Pereira
Bucky created by Jack Enyart & John Lustig
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SCENE: Bucky, dressed as a Boy Scout, is standing, holding an American flag upside down in his left hand and saluting with his right hand.

VOICE FROM OFF PANEL: Psst, Bucky! The flag’s upside down! That’s the sign of distress!

BUCKY: I know!

It’s Always Bucky™
Art: Diego Jourdan Pereira
Bucky created by Jack Enyart & John Lustig
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Make America Pretty Again

 

Art by the Vince Colletta Studio from the story “Hidden Love” in First Kiss #26, June 1962.

 

 

Transcript:

FEMALE FLIGHT ATTENDANT: I love witness protection!

OTHER WOMAN: I’m so glad we blew the whistle on Dad…before he threw us under the bus! I shudder remembering the tread marks on Ivanka and Jared!

1962 Art: Vince Colletta Studio Color: Diego Jourdan Pereira
Guest Writer: Tony Isabella

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FEMALE FLIGHT ATTENDANT: I love witness protection!

OTHER WOMAN: I’m so glad we blew the whistle on Dad...before he threw us under the bus! I shudder remembering the tread marks on Ivanka and Jared!

1962 Art: Vince Colletta Studio Color: Diego Jourdan Pereira
Guest Writer: Tony Isabella

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A Vote from the Vault

Money is important in politics. But there’s something even more powerful. Your vote. My vote. All our votes together are the one thing that politicians can’t ignore. 

So please don’t leave politics up to people like today’s Last Kiss character. Vote.

—John

Art by Dick Giordano & Vince Alascia from the story “The Big Meet” in Frank Merriwell at Yale #2, Aug. 1955.

 

Transcription:

MAN IN WHITE SUIT & BOW STRING TIE—HOLDING A WAD OF DOLLAR BILLS: Senator, I found this money in my wallet! Is it yours?

1955 Art: Dick Giordano & Vince Alascia Color: Diego Jourdan Pereira

Art Code: DJP.lk404

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MAN IN WHITE SUIT & BOW STRING TIE---HOLDING A WAD OF DOLLAR BILLS: Senator, I found this money in my wallet! Is it yours?

1955 Art: Dick Giordano & Vince Alascia Color: Diego Jourdan Pereira

Art Code: DJP.lk404

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

Time to Clean Up

 

Art by Vince Colletta Studio from the story “His Future Bride” in Brides in Love #10, Nov. 1958.

 

Transcription:

WOMAN (talking to man): You clean up the house! I’ll clean up the world!

1958 Art: Vince Colletta Studio Re-Creation: Diego Jourdan Pereira

Art Code: DJP.lk130

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WOMAN (talking to man): You clean up the house! I’ll clean up the world!

1958 Art: Vince Colletta Studio Re-Creation: Diego Jourdan Pereira

Art Code: DJP.lk130