Strange Valentines

Happy Valentine’s Day!

Few pieces of Last Kiss art have been used as much—and have evolved as much—as the art in today’s comic. Many thanks to my pal Mike Pascale for continuing to find new ways to tweak and transform this vintage panel.

Art by Vince Colletta Studio from the story “Hope Never Dies” in FIRST KISS #29, 1962.

 

 

Transcript:

SCENE: Two flying cupids (with bows and arrows) talk in the foreground while in the background a man and a woman kiss. Both the man and the woman have arrows sticking out of their backs,

CUPID #1: You made a Democrat and a Republican fall in love? Amazing!

CUPID #2: And for my next trick…I’m gonna change my own diaper!

1962 Baby Art: Vince Colletta Studio Cupidization & Flying Fun: Mike Pascale

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SCENE: Two flying cupids (with bows and arrows) talk in the foreground while in the background a man and a woman kiss. Both the man and the woman have arrows sticking out of their backs,

CUPID #1: You made a Democrat and a Republican fall in love? Amazing!

CUPID #2: And for my next trick…I’m gonna change my own diaper!

1962 Baby Art: Vince Colletta Studio Cupidization & Flying Fun: Mike Pascale

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Today's Last Kiss comic

Oh, Baby!

Today's Last Kiss comic

This comic that mischievous Mike Pascale and I created back in 2014 is one of my favorite Valentine’s Day gags. But tomorrow we’ll have a brand new cupid comic that’s twice as outrageous!

The vintage comic art that today's Last Kiss used as a basis.

Art by Vince Colletta Studio from the story “Condemned” in FIRST KISS #40, 1965.

 

Transcript:

SCENE: Woman holding a baby who has wings.

WOMAN: So, Cupid, still think you’re not the father.

Art: Vince Colletta Studio Cupidization: Mike Pascale

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Art by Vince Colletta Studio from the story “Condemned” in FIRST KISS #40, 1965.

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SCENE: Woman holding a baby who has wings.

WOMAN: So, Cupid, still think you're not the father.

Art: Vince Colletta Studio Cupidization: Mike Pascale

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Art by Vince Colletta Studio from the story "Condemned" in FIRST KISS #40, 1965.

Today's Last Kiss comic

Richie, The Poor Little Rich Guy

Today's Last Kiss comic

More fun from Black Lightning creator Tony Isabella.

Sorry no original art this time!

 

 

 

Transcript:

SCENE: Close up of a red-headed woman wearing a gold bracelet, necklace and earrings.

CAPTION: Glorie knew exactly how to think Richie for this lovely solid gold Fitbit. She’d show the Poor Little Rich guy some steps he’d never even dreamed of!

1957 Artist Unknown Color: Diego Jourdan Pereira
Guest Writer: Tony Isabella

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SCENE: Close up of a red-headed woman wearing a gold bracelet, necklace and earrings.

CAPTION: Glorie knew exactly how to think Richie for this lovely solid gold Fitbit. She'd show the Poor Little Rich guy some steps he'd never even dreamed of!

1957 Artist Unknown Color: Diego Jourdan Pereira
Guest Writer: Tony Isabella

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Today's Last Kiss Comic

Sweet Dark Love

Today's Last Kiss Comic

This is the reason I always give chocolate for Valentine’s Day.

The vintage art that today's Last Kiss comic is based on.

Pencils by Mike Sekowsky from the story “Date with Scandal” Pencils in Intimate Love #28, Aug. 1954.

 

 

Transcript:

SCENE: Crying woman does a faceplant as a man walks away in the background.

WOMAN: The only lover who never disappoints me is…chocolate!

1954 Pencils: Mike Sekowsky Color: Diego Jourdan Pereira

Pencils by Mike Sekowsky from the story “Date with Scandal” Pencils in Intimate Love #28, Aug. 1954.

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SCENE: Crying woman does a faceplant as a man walks away in the background.

WOMAN: The only lover who never disappoints me is...chocolate!

1954 Pencils: Mike Sekowsky Color: Diego Jourdan Pereira

Pencils by Mike Sekowsky from the story "Date with Scandal" Pencils in Intimate Love #28, Aug. 1954.

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A Tasteful Valentine

Happy Valentine’s Day from me and my pal (& frequent collaborator) Mike Pascal.

I’m not sure why Mike and I keep coming up with zombie LK comics for V. Day. We’ve also done a fair amount of Cupid gags for the holiday. Hmm. I can see where this is going and—no, Mike, we’re not a doing zombie Cupid comic next year!

(Unless, of course it’s very, very funny—and tasteful.)

Art by Dick Giordano from the story “My Secret” in First Kiss #27, Aug. 1962.

 

Transcript:

SCHOOL GIRL #1: My Valentine has heart!

SCHOOL GIRL #2: Mine has brains!

ZOMBIE GIRL: Mine had both…and they were delicious!

1962 Art: Dick Giordano Color: Allen Freeman & Mike Pascal Zombie Makeover & Dating Advice: Mike Pascale

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SCHOOL GIRL #1: My Valentine has heart!

SCHOOL GIRL #2: Mine has brains!

ZOMBIE GIRL: Mine had both...and they were delicious!

1962 Art: Dick Giordano Color: Allen Freeman & Mike Pascal Zombie Makeover & Dating Advice: Mike Pascale

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