Happy Christmas! Also, Happy Holidays, Hanukkah Greetings, Merry Kwanza… whether you celebrate any, all or none of these festivals, the very best to you.
I’m a Christmas fella and I’ve done a done a few Christmas posts down the years, mentioning stories centred on the season that I’ve enjoyed. Sadly, the nature of superhero comics today – long storylines with no room for single-issue tales, and rarely a mention of the seasons – mean that Christmas stories are as rare as turkeys’ teeth.
But if you want to hear about fun festive fare from the Bronze Age, listen to me chatting New Adventures of Superboy #39 to Ronald T Fleming on his Fantastic Comic Fan Podcast. It’s a tale of a very different Smallville Christmas from the classic creative team of Paul Kupperberg and Kurt Schaffenberger, behind a gorgeous Gil Kane cover. Click on this link to hear about a great comic, or search your favourite podcasts for Episode 83. And if you want to read the story, it’s available over at DC Universe Infinite.
And if you have any favourite festive tales, I’d love to hear about them here.