Friday, December 24, 2010
Christmas crime comes once a year
Good grief! It's Christmas again already! Didn't we just have one of these about 365 days ago? Time doesn't just fly, it puts on the afterburners and goes supersonic.
Last year around this time I showed you a Boy Commandos story with a character named J. Smytherton Malone, who helped the Commandos on Mount Everest. You can read the story in Pappy's #648. In this Boy Commandos story, from Detective Comics #132, 1948, the Commandos revisit some of their past friends, including J. Smytherton on Everest, in order to leave him a Christmas gift. Awwwww. That's the ol' Christmas spirit, boys.
Unfortunately, the bad guy, rotund Rollo, believes it's better to receive than to give. He does plenty of taking, and what he does give is trouble.
The artwork is credited by the Grand Comics Database to Curt Swan and Steve Brodie.
I hope you and yours are having a great Christmas.