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    Posted on Dec 2, 2013

    49 Things That Comics Imply About Christmas

    The holidays always brings out the best in comic book cover artists. They also brings out the weirdness.

    1. Comics strongly imply that Santa is never able to do his job without help

    2. Because his sleigh always seems to break down

    3. Or he forgets his reindeer

    4. So he mostly relies on the labor of others

    5. Though Batman really isn't pulling his weight

    6. These three didn't even use the chimney...

    7. Honestly, Superman just wants Claus' job

    8. and is kinda a jerk about it

    9. Santa gets upstaged a lot

    10. In strange and unique ways..

    11. He appears to dislike his job

    12. As he has to deal with greed

    13. Assault...

    14. Thievery...

    15. Misogyny....

    16. Casual racism

    17. and Hippies

    18. Santa's helpers fare no better

    19. No one trusts Saint Nick to do his job so they pose as him...

    20. With varying degrees of success

    21. You're not fooling anyone Optimus

    22. C'mon Man-Thing...

    23. No one can get into the spirit of the holidays

    24. They fight

    25. Mostly in Christmas ornaments

    26. I guess because they are shiny?

    27. Or malls

    28. and they end up having a horrible holiday season

    29. Heroes make the holidays a total downer

    30. Because someone is either screwing up

    31. Having anger issues

    32. Or plotting world domination

    33. Or having financial problems

    34. Or just attempting to destroy the world

    35. And some heroes take the religious aspect a bit too seriously

    36. I mean Superman is an alien, I didn't expect him to be preachy

    37. So its no surprise when Santa blows his stack

    38. and attempts vehicular homicide

    39. or assaults Iron Man with a death ray...

    40. turns himself into a zombie...

    41. or creates clones of himself...

    42. Santa will use whatever means necessary

    43. However, sometimes things don't always come up Santa

    44. and the results are tragic

    45. But the holidays are also a time for romance

    46. festivity...

    47. friendship...

    48. and peace

    49. and every so often the heroes do something truly noble to keep Santa from going over the edge

    An earlier version of this post featured a cover designed by Comics Alliance, thanks to @MikeyPanda for the catch.

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