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Favourite Christmas Stories?

Post by tony ingram on Sat Dec 25, 2010 1:23 pm

Christmas stories have been a tradition in comics pretty much forever. Any favourites? British, American or otherwise, which stories stand out as the best? For me, the top one is still probably 'Should Auld Acquaintance be Forgot' from DC's 'Christmas With the Super Heroes' #2 (1989), in which a depressed Deadman is reminded of the meaning of Christmas by a mysterious blonde who we (but not he) eventually realize is the ghost of the long dead and supposedly forgotten Supergirl. But I also have a soft spot for the bit of lunacy reproduced below, in which the Toyman tries to sabotage Christmas...


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Re: Favourite Christmas Stories?

Post by GBF on Sun Dec 26, 2010 12:24 pm

My favourite Christmas story is the one where Hatch gets snow balled - at least it's original...

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Re: Favourite Christmas Stories?

Post by tony ingram on Sun Dec 26, 2010 12:35 pm

Share it with the boys and girls, Uncle Glenn.

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Re: Favourite Christmas Stories?

Post by tony ingram on Thu Dec 30, 2010 5:02 pm


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Post by GBF on Thu Dec 30, 2010 7:48 pm

Thanks for posting for me, Tony - the most original story in the history of comics!!

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Post by kembel on Fri Dec 31, 2010 10:18 am

I liked it. Full of pathos.

And snow.

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Re: Favourite Christmas Stories?

Post by tony ingram on Fri Dec 31, 2010 10:19 am

kembel wrote:I liked it. Full of pathos.

And snow.
But mostly snow.

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Re: Favourite Christmas Stories?

Post by GBF on Sat Jan 01, 2011 7:15 pm

Good to see you've not lost any of your jealously for the New Year and new decade, Mr Ingram!! santa

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Post by GBF on Sat Jan 01, 2011 7:15 pm

...oh, and a Happy New Year to everyone...let's hope you all get the
Doctor Who story you deserve!! lol!

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Post by tony ingram on Sat Jan 01, 2011 8:21 pm

And a Happy New Year from me, too!

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Re: Favourite Christmas Stories?

Post by felneymike on Sun Jan 02, 2011 12:41 am

The first half of The Red Man's Ghost from The Boys Friend in 1913 is good. I say "first half" because i somehow missed the big "two part story" blurb on the cover and will probably never track down the second part!

Another is one i read recently, but i can't remember where. Possibly in The Captain from 1914. Anyway a clerk in the 18th century leaves his mean, miserly boss/guardian and aims to go to sea. He actually says stuff like "These are stirring days and i would love to serve my lord Nelson" and "The press gang shall have no need of me! I give myself willingly". It reads like a very earnest school panto! Anyway he discovers a gang of highwaymen are plotting to hold up the guests at a party, and rescues a small but brave one-armed man from the gang. And wouldn'tyaknowit, but it turns out to be Nelson himself, who gives our hero a comission.

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