It’s the final day of our holiday countdown!! Happy Christmas Eve!!
Perhaps not surprisingly, our final cover is from Comic Cavalcade #9, and is drawn by Everett E. Hibbard. The Flash, Wonder Woman, and Green Lantern look to be helping out Santa Claus again, and are delivering presents to a young boy:
What is nicest about this cover is that the heroes are helping out a family who are clearly not at all well-off. The plaster has fallen off the wall in spots, the blind is torn, and the pillow and blanket are both patched. Plus, they obviously can’t afford any kind of security system, as evidenced by the heroes breaking in with ease. Anyway, on what is a ridiculously materialistic holiday where we too often spend lots of time, money, and effort on people who really don’t need anything, it’s good to get a swift kick in the ass about poverty. I heartily endorse this cover!! Not in a “break into people’s houses and give them presents” way (that’s rather illegal)… in a “help the less fortunate in general” way. I don’t want to go to prison as your breaking and entering e-accomplice.
As a fun Christmas Eve treat, here is a festive Wonder Woman story from the 1975 album “Exciting Christmas Stories”. The story is entitled “The Prisoner of Christmas Island”… enjoy:
And, just because you’ve all been good this year, let’s finish with a little “Oh Christmas Troy”. MERRY CHRISTMAS!!