Holidays and comics join forces to fight evil and sell merchandise…

1930s

Cover by Craig Flessel (1939)

1940s

Cover by unknown artist (1942)


Cover by Frank Harry (1943)



Cover by C.C. Beck (1943)


Cover by Jack Burnley (1945)

Notice how Batman doesn’t help with the heavy lifting. That’s what sidekicks are for.


Cover by Wayne Boring (1947)

Helping Santa the Superman way – with brute force!

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Cover by Bob Oksner (1948)

1950s

Cover by unknown artist (1952)

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Cover by Ed Emshwiller (1951)

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Cover by unknown artist (1959)

1960s

Cover by unknown artist (1960)


Cover by unknown artist (1961)

The final issue of “Santa Claus Funnies.” It lasted longer than any comic starring Aquaman.

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(1964)

The comic adaptation of one of the worst movies ever made.

1970s

Cover by Neal Adams (1972)

Batman put no effort into that Santa costume.

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Cover by Nick Cardy (1973)


Cover by Nick Cardy (1975)

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Cover by Gil Kane (1976)



Cover by Jose Luis Garcia-Lopez (1978)

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Cover by Sheldon Mayer (1978)

I’m fairly certain that every single fictional character ever has starred in at least one DC Comic.

1980s

Cover by Alan Kupperberg and Mike Esposito (1983)

Yup. Santa is actually the Kingpin of Crime.

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Cover by Kyle Baker (1986)

The 80’s were a strange time…

Cover by David Mazzucchelli (1986)

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Cover by Stephen DeStephano and Larry Mahlstedt (1989)



Cover by Will Eisner (1989)

Contains reprints of older material.

1990s

Cover by Simon Bisley (1991)

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Cover by Bill Jaaska (1991)

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Cover by Mike Deodato, Jr. (1995)

Image Comics exists to make Marvel and DC look classy.

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Cover by John McCrea (1998)


Cover by Adam Pollina

2000s

Cover by Cliff Rathburn (2002)

Santa just can’t catch a break…

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Cover by Jose Garabaldi (2005)

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Cover by Greg Staples (2008)


Cover by Frank Quitely (2009)

Best to end on good ole’ fashioned, commercialized schlock.

Merry Christmas! And to those who do not partake – happy day off work!


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