Sunday, November 30, 2008
Christmas Countdown 2008: The Best of DC Blue Ribbon Digest #4- Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer (DC Comics-1980)
For over a decade from 1950 to around 1963, an annual holiday tradition at DC Comics was the yearly Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer Christmas Special. These were fun little books with some really great art by Sheldon Mayer. After 1963, Rudolph took a break for around 15 years, appearing in a couple of DC's tabloid sized Treasury Editions during the mid-1970s comprised mostly of reprints of the annual specials. Blue Ribbon Digest #4 from 1980 is sadly the last time DC utilized their take on the character...which is a shame, because any book in my opinion that involved Sheldon Mayer is worth repeat viewings.
I'd love to see DC collect those specials in a trade, because it'd make for some great "gateway" comics for younger readers...
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DC Blue Ribbon Digest #4 CBR file