Wednesday, December 25, 2013

Black and White Wednesday: "The Christmas Spirit (of 1948)" by Will Eisner

Meeeeeerrry Christmas, Groove-ophiles! Here's wishing all the very best to you and yours from Groove City! Hope your day is merry and bright, that you spend it with those you love, and that the Spirit of Christmas warms your heart and brings you true joy. And thank you, especially, for spending a few precious moments of this special day with Ol' Groove. It truly means a lot to me. You Groove-ophiles are the ginchiest! For our special day, let's go back to Warren's Spirit Magazine #12 (December 1975) which reprinted the classic "The Christmas Spirit (of 1948)" (which was originally published on December 19, 1948). Will Eisner truly was the master of the comicbook form. Here's just one morsel of proof...


  1. A very Merry Christmas to you, too, Groove. Thanks for posting all the great stuff year around, and thanks for this outstanding Christmas story - yes, Eisner was indeed the master (heck, grandmaster) of the form.

  2. that's the good stuff! happy Christmas, Groove! hope it's a cracker, mate ( pun absolutely intended ).

  3. Wow! What a fantastic Christmas present from the legendary Will Eisner. Thanks for posting, Groove.
    Hope you have a great Christmas :-)

  4. Merry Christmas, Groove, also thanks for all the great stuff you post. As many times as I've seen this tale posted on Christmas, the art always strikes you as what a master Eisner was. It's a stunning piece of work.

  5. Merry Christmas! Thanks for all the posting you do.

  6. Er, if no-one ever suspected the truth, how was the Spirit able to tell the tale?



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