Topic: Comic Book History
TODAY'S 'MAIN FEATURE':
I want to share with you today some Christmas comic book covers that I have either seen or owned over the years....
Starting with a couple that were published in time for my 1st Christmas in 1952!
The one at the top left of this blog post is from Standard Comics. It's amazing how many comics publishers no longer exist today from the 1950's! But I have to admit that we are experiencing a New 'Golden Age' today, where individual comic book creators can publish their own works, which could be even better!
The comic book at the top right of this blog is from Farrell Publications. Instead of running a 'Bugs Bunny' Christmas Holiday comic book cover here like I've done in the past; I thought I'd run 'Billy Bunny' instead. I'm probably getting several blank stares at the screen just about now... Billy Bunny??? LOL!
The comic book cover that we just passed while reading this text was one of those neat-o comic book ideas, 3-D Comics! You know, just like "at the movies" in 1953 when this comic book was published! It was a 'cool idea' to see the First Christmas in 3-D back then... but where's my 3-D glasses at?!
The comic book to the immediate left reminds me of the many times I've been to Disneyland during the Holidays.
It used to be that a family could go to Disneyland on Christmas Day or the Day after without crowds.
Now the crowds are there with the same idea, making Disneyland during the Holidays look a lot like Summertime... Sheesh!
Although Disneyland was my favorite amusement park growing up, running a close 2nd was Knott's Berry Farm. When I returned years later to live in the Orange County area, I found myself living just a few miles away from Knott's, so I really had fun taking relatives who came out to visit to have Mrs. Knott's Chicken Dinner. And load up on the Knott's Berry Farm Boysenberry Preserves. Knott's became my favorite amusement park in California. Yumm... good ol' days!
Talking about the good ol' days, I grew up as a 'Ford' man, because my Dad had nothing but Fords when I lived at home!
Heck, my first car was a brand new 1970 Ford Maverick, not the 1961 Ford Mustang that Santa Claus is driving in the 1961 Ford Promotional Christmas Comic Book at the immediate left!
I really enjoyed those promo comics of the Golden and Silver Ages of Comics, as you can see through the period of time I've been blogging and including them in the 'Main Features' or 'Featurettes' sections!
A lot of those promo comics are now shown at Scott Shaw!'s Oddball Comics web site, as well in his card packs for sale. If you received cash during the holiday season, and enjoy the covers shown here today, check out Scott's sites. This year I did a special 'Spotlight On... Scott Shaw!', where you can find out more of the details and why I love attending his 'Oddball Comics Slideshow'!
Okay, now I skip a few years to 1978. The year that the comic book to the immediate left was published from Marvel Comics.
I do enjoy reading the Classics stories, especially in Classics Illustrated style or similar like Marvel Comics did.
The 'Santa Claws' versus whomever that have seen print in recent years really don't get my attention. Plus I wouldn't give those away for Christmas gifts either.
So yeah, I'm getting older, even though I feel like a 'Big Kid' most of the time!
There are more Christmas Comic Book Covers out there, but I've run several of those in past years here at my Blog, plus I have to leave a few for the upcoming years to blog about! There are enough of them out there that someone could actually build a 'Christmas Comic Book Covers Collection', and have a good short box full!
My thanks to those who emailed me or messaged me, asking about where's my Christmas Comic Book Covers this year in my Blog. In past years I've used them several days up to Christmas Day, but decided not to do that this year!
BTW, If YOU are a comics or graphic novel creator, and would like to possibly see Your work reviewed here in my Blog, including Christmas Comic Books or Stories for 2010, please check this following link, where I tell you: "How To Best Submit YOUR Publication For Possible Review!"
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~ Michael D Hamersky @ ComicBookCollectorsBlog.com