Come to the the Coelacanth Gallery to see our holiday decorations. Here’s my favorite so far, a gorgeous C.C. Beck* Captain Marvel “Christmas cover”. The snow, the trees, the giant boot… the color scheme and the lettering … they don’t make ’em like that any more. Someone out there probably has a copy of this comic and can tell us what’s in it, but I bet whatever its contents, a good copy is a pricey collectible indeed. And if yours is a reading copy with some lucky long gone kid’s name on the gift tag, well, I think that’s a good thing.
This just in: Intrepid reader Rick, who apparently has a copy of this comic because he has everything cool, points out that the stocking (described above as “a giant boot”) is actually flocked for a green and fuzzy textural experience! Now that I look at the image on a better monitor than the one in my laptop, I think you can see it pretty clearly. The Golden Age was pretty amazing in the present department.
(*Well, it sure looks like Beck to me, and it’s tagged as Beck on Tumblr. )