Rick may not have the Captain Marvel Christmas comic whose cover we saw on Sunday, but he does have this beauty, the second issue of Fawcett’s Xmas Comics, with another gorgeous Cap drawing on the cover. He reports that the 324 pages consisted of that month’s issues of all the Fawcett titles, bound together– a lot of Golden Age fun for 50 cents. That was, we need to remember, “a lot of money at the time”. And of course they didn’t know it was the Golden Age. In fact it was wartime, as this little advertisement from the back of the comic reminds us:If you think the art looks a little familiar, you would be right– it’s early work from the man who was known in full as Dr. Seuss.
(Thanks, Rick, for the scans and background information. I bet he can identify all the characters in the sleigh– I get a little stuck after Bulletman, who is sort of obvious, and Ibis the Invincible, who is the magician in the turban.)