Friday, December 24, 2010

Number 866

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.



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Merry Christmas, Pappy!

john said...

"Boy Commandos" was, I believe, Swanny's first DC gig. Ironic, his doing a Kirby property when you consider that years later, Swan (and or Murphy Anderson) would frequently be called on to redraw Superman's face on Kirby's Jimmy Olsen work.

rnigma said...

What... no gifts for Jan or Alfy? How soon they forget their former comrades in arms! (Especially after they go all the way up Everest for that one guy's gift!)

Jeff Overturf said...

Commando Christmas goodness!!!

Merry Christmas to you and yours Pappy and much happy blogging in the coming year!