Wednesday, November 25, 2009

The Holidays are upon us!

One of the “fun” types of comics that I look forward to every year are holiday comics. You know the ones I’m talking about: year-end (Christmas), Valentine’s Day, etc. Over the years, Marvel has published quite a number of these types of books, and as you can expect, I have acquired several of these, including holiday-themed comics from other publishers.

Well, Marvel stopped publishing a year-end holiday comic a couple of years back, and this year they re-instituted it. Unfortunately, while I really do enjoy these books (as stated), and I’m glad that they did again this year, I’m a bit disappointed this find that several (if not all) of the stories contained in this issue, are reprints.

I’m currently in the process of tracking down these stories (and I’ll get back to you all on that), I’m also a bit disappointed that this comic only contains Christmas stories. No Chanukkah, and no stories from other faiths. You would think that in this day and age (especially when there are numerous Marvel characters from other faiths), that they would be overlooked (especially when I know for a fact that some of these stories do exist. I mean so long as you are reprinting stories, why not reprint a non-Christian story as well?)

Still, this is a fun book, and worth the investment, especially if you don’t have the stories in their original incarnations.

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