Batman and Robin Recruit Santa!
The Cover issue above which is featured in our 2019 Vintage DC Comics Desktop Calendar was released in February of 1946 (Batman #33). The cover artist is Dick Sprang and the issue had 3 stories within; “Crime on the Wing, The Looters, and the Search for Santa Claus”
In the first of these three adventures, three crooks use The Penguin as cover for their own crimes, forcing the fine-feathered friend to turn to his own arch-enemies for help. In the second story, looters are raiding disaster-ridden towns and plundering people’s belongings; the criminal gang is pursued by Batman and Robin, who face their foes during an earthquake with a city crumbling around them. In the final feature, the Dynamic Duo recruit three men to play Santa Claus, including one targeted by his own relatives, who intend to get rid of him and take his money.
Many thanks for the expert commentary provided for our 2019 Vintage DC Comics Desktop Calendar (above) goes to Dr. Arnold Blumberg. Doc is an educator, publisher, author, comic and pop culture historian, and former museum curator. He was the editor of The Overstreet Comic Book Price guide and teaches courses in everything from comics to zombies to the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Find him on Twitter @DoctoroftheDead.