Saturday, December 24, 2016

Holiday Reading Room CHRISTMAS WITH MOTHER GOOSE "Night Before Christmas"

It's Christmas Eve, and what better way to celebrate than with...
as re-told (and enhanced) by writer/artist Walt (Pogo) Kelly?
Hard to believe this cool version of the classic tale from Dell's Four Color #126 (1946) aka Christmas with Mother Goose, has been reprinted only once, and that was 27 years ago!
I echo Santa in saying "Merry Christmas to all and to all a good night!", and we'll see you Monday!

Friday, December 23, 2016

Holiday Reading Room SANTA CLAUS FUNNIES "Ticky Tack the Littlest Reindeer"

You know all about Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer...
...but I'd bet you've never even heard of this guy!
This story from Dell's Four Color #205 (1948) aka Santa Claus Funnies, is an original tale by writer/artist Walt (Pogo) Kelly, who mostly did adaptations of stories modified to fit the Christmas season or straignt-out re-tellings like tomorrow's "Night Before Christmas".
There have been other "Littlest Reindeer" tales, but none with this particular plot or characters (besides Santa and the rest of the classic reindeer, of course!)!
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Thursday, December 22, 2016

Holiday Reading Room CHRISTMAS WITH MOTHER GOOSE "Miss Cross Patch on Christmas Eve"

Unlike the Goldilocks story, which adapted a fairy tale into a Christmas setting...
...but a nursery rhyme, greatly expanded and enhanced by Walt (Pogo) Kelly!
From Dells' Four Color Comics #253 aka Christmas with Mother Goose (1949)
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Wednesday, December 21, 2016

Holiday Reading Room CHRISTMAS CARNIVAL "Twas the Night Before Christmas and All Though the House..."

It's a pretty long title for a one-pager...
...but the pay-off makes it worthwhile.
The writer and artist for this piece from the one-shot anthology Christmas Carnival (published by Ziff-Davis in 1952 and reprinted by St John in 1955) are, sadly, unknown.
But we didn't want this piece, unseen for 61 years, to be forgotten, so here it is for your enjoyment!
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Tuesday, December 20, 2016

Holiday Reading Room: CHRISTMAS WITH MOTHER GOOSE "3 Christmas Bears"

A Christmas-themed variation on a classic fairy tale...
...as told by Walt (Pogo) Kelly!
Told with charm and finesse, this never-reprinted tale from Dell's Four Color #253 (1949) aka Christmas with Mother Goose, was one of a number of already-existing stories Kelly wittily-modified to fit the Yuletide season.
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Monday, December 19, 2016

Holiday Reading Room TREASURE CHEST "Father Kiernan Tells About Christmas Customs in Other Lands"

Here's a rarely-seen Christmas piece...
...from the little-known and never-reprinted comic series Treasure Chest, only available by subscription in Catholic schools.
The Treasure Chest of Fun and Fact was a comic published bi-weekly during the school year (September thru June) and distributed to Catholic churches and schools from 1946 to 1966, featuring wholesome stories about historical, scientific, and sports subjects, adaptations of famous fictional works, and a number of original series.
Many well-known Golden and Silver Age creators contributed work to the title including Joe Sinnott, Reed Crandall, Jim Mooney, Graham Ingels, Bernard Bailey, Bob Powell, Fran Matera, and Frank Borth.
It became a year-round bi-weekly from 1966 to 1968, then reverting to school-year only until it's cancellation in 1972.
This particular story, written by George S Foley and illustrated by an unknown artist appeared in Vol 2 #9 (Dec. 24, 1946).

Sunday, December 18, 2016

The Man Who Personifies Christmas: 2016!

Trash the Tree!
Mangle the Mistletoe!
Exterminate the EggNog!
It's 2016!
And only ONE MAN can show us the True Way to Financial Salvation!
Charles Dickens' immortal hero is back to lead us thru these dark times!
And only Atomic Kommie Comics™ could offer you so many different bargain-priced ways to show how you appreciate Him!
We offer almost two dozen designs including...
Several from the very 1st Edition of A Christmas Carol!
Several from the A Christmas Carol edition illustrated by legendary fantasy artist Arthur Rackham!
A trio from A Christmas Carol the 1951 movie with Alastair Sim as the definitive screen Scrooge!
PLUS: several other Scrooge and Christmas Carol designs including a "Bah, Humbug!" in classic Victorian-era lettering!
What better way to show what Christmas 2016 means to us all?
Choose from our miserly-priced Clothing, Collectibles (including 10 or 20 packs of greeting cards /  Christmas cards!), or Aprons and Stockings to proclaim to the world your loyalty to Him!
Give the gift that keeps on giving
(even if you, personally, don't)!
And "Bah, Humbug!" to all this Holiday Season!
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