Monday, December 24, 2018
Number 2277: Christmas Eve Panic!
As editor Al Feldstein explained, “We were banned in Boston for lampooning the poem, ‘The Night Before Christmas.’ Panic, in the words of Massachusetts Attorney General George Fingold, ‘. . . depicts the night before Christmas in a pagan manner . . .’ A.G. George Fingold threatened criminal proceedings against [publisher] Gaines unless the comic book Panic containing the satire of the poem was withdrawn voluntarily.’”
That didn’t happen, and as the old saying goes, “You can’t buy that kind of publicity.” Even if you live in Boston, Massachusetts, you are safe reading this story.
Here is a hearty “Merry Christmas!” to you from Pappy.