Tuesday, December 25, 2012

12 Days of Christmas 2012! "Tis the Season!" by Stern, Tuska, and Perlin

Here's wishing the happiest of Christmas Days to all of my Groove-ophiles! Today's extra-special post features the far-out framing sequence from Marvel Treasury Edition #13's (Christmas 1976) Giant Superhero Holiday Grab-Bag by Roger Stern, George Tuska, and Don Perlin, complete with Gil Kane/Joe Sinnott covers and the splashes from the stories the framing sequence introduced. 'Twas the last, and thanks to the framing sequence, finest of Marvel's treasury-sized holiday offerings and it featured tons-o-characters...Spidey, the FF, the Avengers, the Hulk, the Silver Surfer, the Defenders, Daredevil, and even the Champions! What a merry and Marvel-ous Christmas gift it was!


  1. Groove, thanks so much for posting this - little me was given this as an early Xmas present back in '76. I loved that framing sequence, especially the snowball fight. For me, it's one of the best Christmas comics ever.
    Anyway, thanks again for posting all the great stuff, and have a wonderful Christmas.

  2. Nicely done. I thought of something similar to this a week ago or so, but you've done it much better than I ever could have.

    Rip Off

  3. Merry Christmas, Groove! Here's wishing you and yours a happy and healthy Christmas time.

  4. As you would say ..... have a GROOVY MERRY CHRISTMAS everyone !!!!!!! :)

  5. Merry Christmas, Edo, Rip, and cerebus660! Thank you for being such an important and supportive part of the Diversions. Best of the best to y'all!

  6. Merry Christmas and happy holidays! BTW, somebody should tell Johnny Storm that a human torch doesn't really need to button up with a jacket and gloves in cold weather. On the other hand, he aims a mean snowball, so more power to him. :) :)

  7. MERRY, MERRY CHRISTMAS one and all. I just discovered this Treasury Edition a few weeks ago, bidding on it now on eBay.

    LOVE the back cover.

  8. Thanks for the memories. I had this back in '76, when I was 14. Fond memories! Peace, O Groovy One!



Blog Widget by LinkWithin
Note to "The Man": All images are presumed copyright by the respective copyright holders and are presented here as fair use under applicable laws, man! If you hold the copyright to a work I've posted and would like me to remove it, just drop me an e-mail and it's gone, baby, gone.

All other commentary and insanity copyright GroovyAge, Ltd.

As for the rest of ya, the purpose of this blog is to (re)introduce you to the great comics of the 1970s. If you like what you see, do what I do--go to a comics shop, bookstore, e-Bay or whatever and BUY YOUR OWN!