CAPTION: Somewhere in Iowa...on the way back from one poll to...that other Pole.
PENGUIN: Ohhh, baby! It’s cold outside!
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Birdbrain Writer: John Lustig
Running a gag written by my pal Mike Pascale is a great way to start off the year! Thanks, Mike! And Happy New Year to all of us–no matter what happens in politics!
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Today’s comic was written by the always stimulating Mike Pascale.
WOMAN: Ready for another round of “government stimulus?”
MAN: Yes, madame Mayor–let me slip on my “personal protective equipment!”
1965 Art: Dick Giordano Color: Allen Freeman
Sex Scribe & Stimulus Specialist: Mike Pascale
Just Married #44 Cover Giordano 1965.Corrected
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.)
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
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