Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Groovy Christmas' Past: The JLA must find "The Man Who Murdered Santa Claus!"

When you're in the fifth grade, headed home from the doctor who just tended to your broken arm (which you broke at school--take Ol' Groove's advice: never play soccer with a basketball on a snowy/icy blacktop playground while wearing cowboy boots), and it's not quite Christmas, things can be a little rough. But when you stop at the drugstore on the way home from that terrible trip and see a gem like Justice League of America #110 (100 pages for sixty cents!) sitting on the spinner rack, things can brighten up considerably. I know they did for Young Groove. So here's an extra special Christmas treat guaranteed to make even the Scroogiest of Scrooges smile. From December, 1973, here's a big dose of holiday cheer from Len Wein, Dick Dillin, Dick Giordano, and Julie Schwartz..."The Man Who Murdered Santa Claus!"


  1. got to be my second favourite Christmas comic, ever ( you want to know what the first is, you'll have to pay a visit to the Street tomorrow, won't you? ). a proper classic! great post!

  2. Of course I'll visit your blog tomorrow, Mighty One! Won't it be funny if we do the same comic tomorrow?

  3. aaah, the 70s! thanx for the Christmas cheer!

  4. A real Christmas classic, thanks for posting. Love the Red Tornado's new costume. Disco!

  5. My pleasure, dudes!

    Yeah, ol' Reddy was disco before they even knew what to call it!

  6. Thank you,Mr Groove!
    I just re-read "The Man who Murdered Santa Claus".That was fun.
    I was six years old when this story was published and I did not at the time understand that Mr Queen and Ms Lance were about to get it on (page 3).
    Now,as an adult,I fully understand both their reactions.
    That is NOT a good time to be interrupted.
    They should have turned their Beepers off!
    /Mr Anonymous



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