I love Christmas.

Or Yule.  Or the Holidays.  Or whatever you celebrate.  This time of year is just plan awesome.  I love the music.  I love the weather.  I love the feeling I get when my wife and I watch Christmas movies in our den with the lights off except for the Christmas tree.

It really is the most wonderful time of the year.

Last year I chose to celebrate Christmas here at the Fortress by posting a different Christmas related comic book cover everyday from the first through Christmas Eve.  This year I am going to try and do something both different and more involved.  Above you’ll see the cover to Christmas With The Super-Heroes #1.  Christmas With The Super-Heroes #1 is a reprint book that collects Christmas themed stories from the sixties, seventies and eighties and as I type this sentence I realize I suddenly sound like one of those radio stations that plays soft rock from all eras.  I bought this comic when it came out in 1988 mainly because of the fantastic John Byrne but it quickly became a favorite of mine because of the stories inside.  I love this book and literally take it out of the collection/archives every Christmas and read through it again.

Traditions are important after all.

This year I thought it might be fun to not only re-read this book but all of my DC holiday themed anthologies.  As I pulled them out of the short box (which sounds vaguely dirty) inspiration struck.  “What if…” I began to think,  “…I read through Christmas With The Super-Heroes and these other books and briefly wrote something about each story on the Fortress?  One story per day until Christmas Day.”

“Sounds like a plan to me.”

“Yes it does.”

“Wait…am I still thinking to myself?”

“It seems like you are.”

“Well…stop it.  It probably looks weird.”

“How can it look any weirder than you standing in front of a closet surrounded by short boxes wearing super-hero themed sleep pants and a white T-shirt?”

“Good point.”

Anyway, it sounded like a plan mainly because it was, in fact, a plan.  A really fun plan, too.  I won’t be writing a full synopsis followed by in depth commentary because I am realistic about the amount of time I will have to write these posts.  I know me and I know how easy it is to let time slip away.  So short but fun posts about some great (and in some cases not so great) Christmas and/or holiday themed super-hero stories every day until the 25th.

The fun really starts tomorrow, folks so y’all come back now, you hear?

More to follow…

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One Response to CHRISTMAS 2011 – DAY ONE

  1. tnr105 says:

    Mike has become Deadpool! He’s talking to his own thought captions!

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