Wednesday’s Weekly Comic Cover: Marvel Holiday Special 2011

December 26th, 2012 | Posted by Emmett in Comics
In the spirit of yesterday's holiday, I decided to do a little digging to find a good holiday-themed comic cover for this week's post. Interestingly enough, there weren't a whole of options to choose from, but perhaps this is evidence that the modern comic book publisher is avoiding the potential to alienate certain readerships by focusing on a particular holiday tradition. Or more likely, people have just run out of new ideas for Christmas comic stories. There are only so many times a villain with cold-oriented powers or tendencies can escape for a late December crime spree, and the PSA stories of the past have really never found a solid foothold in today's media beyond select children's programming. Even looking outside of comics, I can only remember one Christmas episode from Batman the Animated Series (the one where the Joker escapes Arkham on a rocket Christmas tree singing "Jingle Bells, Batman Smells"... classic) and don't remember any holiday episodes from Spider-Man the Animated Series. Regardless of the comic industry's approach to December sales, I did find a cool cover from last year. Created by Tim Seeley and Leonardo Olea, it definitely got an Avenger's feel to it. Anyway, that's really all I got this time. It's the day after Christmas, and I used all my creative analysis up on last week's post. Besides, I have a rare, free day off, and I hope to use it to finally finish Dishonored. So Merry (late) Christmas, everyone.

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