The Adventures of Santa Claus

Here’s one that’s been in my head since last Christ­mas, but there was too much going on then for me to get to it in time. So it feels good to final­ly get this real­ized this year!

I’ve always had a soft spot for those DC 80 Pg. Giants and 100 Pg. Super-Spec­tac­u­lars, and the idea of a some­what super­hero-style San­ta Claus 80 Pg. Giant com­ic sound­ed like a fun idea that need­ed to exist. And it’s a giv­en that Go-Go Checks auto­mat­i­cal­ly make any com­ic cov­er better!

Of course, there were a lot of pos­si­ble vil­lains to pick from, but ulti­mate­ly I grav­i­tat­ed towards these. For those who don’t know, Pitch comes from the 1959 Mex­i­can movie San­ta Claus. Voldar and Torg appear in the 1964 “clas­sic” San­ta Claus Con­quers the Mar­tians. The Heat Miser and the Snow Miser show up in the TV spe­cial, The Year With­out a San­ta Claus. And final­ly, Oogie Boo­gie comes from the Dis­ney clas­sic The Night­mare Before Christ­mas. Just real­ized: they’re all in chrono­log­i­cal order. I had­n’t real­ly planned it that way (I was think­ing more about even­ly dis­trib­ut­ing the reds and greens), but so be it!

That’s about all I can think of to say for this image, except: I’d like to wish all my site vis­i­tors a Mer­ry Christ­mas and a Hap­py New Year!

2 thoughts on “The Adventures of Santa Claus

  1. joe musich

    Once again a stroke of genius. I have these over­sized clas­sic Xmas cov­ers print­ed and framed in my yard for Xmas. 34×48. This should be among them. And of course I am now inspired to rewatch the films you point­ed to. There is a lot more going on here than “just a Xmas” cov­er. The plan­ning, the lay­out deci­sions, the exper­i­ment­ing with ideas for a final prod­uct among oth­er con­sid­er­a­tions before what we see arrives. Thank you. This deserves broad exposure.

    1. Mark Post author

      Wow, Joe! Very high praise. Thank you. So glad you like this. I’d want­ed to get to this ever since I thought of it last year.


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