HAPPY THANKSGIVING 2008

Yeah everyone uses this cover around Thanksgiving to tie the holiday and comic books together, but I like it so that’s really all that matters to me right now.

In all honesty I could have used this cover as well.

Sure there is no direct connection between eating Turkey and the death of Supergirl but the first time I read Crisis on Infinite Earths #7 was on a Thanksgiving, probably 1990 or 1991, so I always associate the two.

Also I snagged that Crisis cover from Heroic Images.  It’s a neat site.  I’d link to it but apparently they are going through some kind of maintenance.

I also could have thrown in a picture of George Reeves as Superman because of the several Thanksgivings I spent watching the Adventures of Superman marathon Channel 9 in New York would air that was hosted by Jack Larson, but I don’t have time to hunt down a good picture.  Things to do, houses to clean and all that.

In any case I don’t have much for you today since it is a holiday and I know you probably want to spend it with your families but I just wanted to take a few moments to list the things I am thankful for  this year as a comic book fan.

  • The fact that my wife still puts up with my addiction.  Actually I am pretty much thankful for my wife across the board.
  • The fact that the Superman books have been so good lately with the exception of Superman/Batman.
  • The fact that people listen to my podcast, Views From The Longbox and seem to like it.  That means a lot to me.
  • I am also thankful for the fact that I have made some really good friends through the podcast this year.  Brad Douglas from the Spider-Man Crawlspace is one and Big Honkin’ Steve from Geek Out Loud is another.
  • I’m thankful that I have found some people at the shop to talk to when I get to go on Wednesday.  There a good bunch of guys and we laugh a lot.
  • I’m thankful that I have a large collection of back issues now that the new stuff isn’t grabbing me anymore.
  • I’m thankful you are reading this blog.  I hope it brings you some measure of entertainment.

That’s it, y’all.  Hope you all have a safe and happy Thanksgiving.  Enjoy the turkey coma that is to come.

More to follow…

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2 Responses to HAPPY THANKSGIVING 2008

  1. dan mcfan says:

    This cover, although well drawn by George Perez and Dick Giordano, is a swipe of the classic THOR 127 cover that was illustrated by Jack Kirby and Vince Colletta.
    Dan
    http://ismarkevaniermentallyill.blogspot.com/

  2. Michael Bailey says:

    Dan,

    The composition is similar, but you could say the same for Batman #156, the legendary “Robin Dies at Dawn” story.

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