Finally finding his way home after being trapped in an alternate dimension for years, an emotional response was evoked from veteran superhero, Super-tough, after being reunited with his old sidekick Young-tough, now known as Mace (whose face was permanently scared from the nega-bomb explosion that sent Super-tough to the other dimension). Erik displayed the scene on a splash page on the second page of the issue.
Anyway, Erik Larsen never made the kiss into some big promotional gimmick to hype sales. Sure it was shocking at the time, but it also helped advance the story. If you didn’t read Savage Dragon, it’s likely you never even heard about it.