Romance Strikes Out

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My wife is a big baseball fan. But I’m sure she wasn’t thinking about strike outs and batting averages when I proposed.
Well, almost sure.

Art by Jack Sparling from the story "Good-bye, My Love" in CINDERELLA LOVE #8, 1952.

Art by Jack Sparling from the story “Good-bye, My Love” in CINDERELLA LOVE #8, 1952.

Transcript:

SCENE: Man and woman having dinner—probably in a restaurant. The woman is wearing headphones. Two glasses of wine are on the table.

MAN: I-I’ve gotta ask before I l-loose my nerve…W-Will you m-marry me?

WOMAN: Whatever you said, can it wait ‘til after this inning?

VOICE FROM HEADPHONES: And here’s the pitch…

1952 Art: Jack Sparling Re-Creation: Diego Jourdan Pereira

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SCENE: Man and woman having dinner---probably in a restaurant. The woman is wearing headphones. Two glasses of wine are on the table.

MAN: I-I’ve gotta ask before I l-loose my nerve...W-Will you m-marry me?

WOMAN: Whatever you said, can it wait ‘til after this inning?

VOICE FROM HEADPHONES: And here’s the pitch...

1952 Art: Jack Sparling Re-Creation: Diego Jourdan Pereira

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Cheerleader Dress Code

Original art below:

What happens when your boyfriend takes your dad’s job?

Do you cheer him on as the new football coach? Or do you tell him he’s struck out and eject him from your love life?

HINT: This is an angst-filled romance comic. Draw your own conclusions!

Art by Bill Ward from the story "Rapture at Homecoming Time" in DIARY LOVES #8, 1951.

Art by Bill Ward from the story “Rapture at Homecoming Time” in DIARY LOVES #8, 1951.

 
Transcript:

WOMAN: Why didn’t someone tell me? Cheerleaders should wear underwear!

1951 Art: Bill Ward Re-Creation: Diego Jourdan Pereira

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WOMAN: Why didn’t someone tell me? Cheerleaders should wear underwear!

1951 Art: Bill Ward Re-Creation: Diego Jourdan Pereira

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Tonsil Hockey

Art by Charles Nicholas & Vince Alascia from the story "Don’t Lie to a Loved One" in FIRST KISS #11, 1959.

 
Transcript:

SCENE: Man and woman looking on as another man and woman kiss. They’re all outside and there’s a banner with the words “Sports Day” on it. People are playing some sort of sport in the background.

WOMAN: Tonsil Hockey? What kind of sport is that?

MAN: The best! No matter who scores, you win!

1959 Art: C. Nicholas & V. Alascia Color: Allen Freeman

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SCENE: Man and woman looking on as another man and woman kiss. They're all outside and there's a banner with the words "Sports Day" on it. People are playing some sort of sport in the background.

WOMAN: Tonsil Hockey? What kind of sport is that?

MAN: The best! No matter who scores, you win!

1959 Art: C. Nicholas & V. Alascia Color: Allen Freeman

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Safe at Home

Today’s comic is for my own baseball-loving, redhead at home: Shelagh.

Art by Bill Ward from the story "Rapture at Homecoming Time" from DIARY LOVES #8, 1951.

Art by Bill Ward from the story “Rapture at Homecoming Time” from DIARY LOVES #8, 1951.

 
Transcript:

SCENE: Blonde woman talking to a man who’s dressed as a baseball player.

WOMAN: I’m throwing myself at you! Easy score! Why aren’t you swinging?

BASEBALL PLAYER: I was traded to a redhead at home!
Art: Bill Ward Restoration & Color: Diego Jourdan Pereira
©2015 Last Kiss Inc
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SCENE: Blonde woman talking to a man who's dressed as a baseball player.

WOMAN: I’m throwing myself at you! Easy score! Why aren’t you swinging?

BASEBALL PLAYER: I was traded to a redhead at home!
Art: Bill Ward Restoration & Color: Diego Jourdan Pereira
©2015 Last Kiss Inc
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Seahawk Fun with Last Kiss Contributor Mike Pascale

Last Kiss contributor Mike Pascale Artist-Writer (left) with Game Buzz co-creator Jason M Davies at a Seahawks game.

Last Kiss contributor Mike Pascale Artist-Writer (left) with Game Buzz co-creator Jason M Davies at a Seahawks game.

Artist-writer Mike Pascale and I always team up for Halloween (and many other holidays) to create some wild Last Kiss humor. But many LK fans aren’t aware that Mike also does a funny webcomic (Game Buzz) about the Seattle Seahawks.

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If you enjoy Mike’s work (or you’re a Seahawks fan) check out this YouTube video. The interview with Mike begins about six minutes into the podcast.