Santa Joins the Dynamic Duo for Holiday Cheer!
BATMAN Vol.1, No.27, February 1945; Cover Art: Jack Burnley, Ira Schnapp; Writer: Don Cameron; Penciler: Jack Burnley; Inker: Jerry Robinson
During the 1940s, DC Comics produced many very memorable Christmas covers on titles such as Batman, Action Comics, Comic Cavalcade, Sensation Comics, Adventure Comics and others. These covers often featured the heroes in festive scenes with Santa Claus, Christmas Trees and delivering gifts to children. Today, these Christmas covers have become very collectible.
Unfortunately, the tradition of the annual Christmas covers on many of the popular DC Comics magazines did not generally continue past the 1940s. On the cover of Batman #27, shown here, Batman and Robin are helping Santa balance a very large sack of toys. I hope it’s not too much for poor Robin!
Big Batman THANKS and Kudos to Bill Jourdain for his expert commentary featured in our 2021 Vintage Batman Calendar and to the talented artists and writers of DC Comics who captivated and inspired millions of readers during this magical Golden Age. Bill Jourdain has been an avid reader and collector of comic books for over 40 years. He has an extensive collection of comics spanning the 1930s to the 1970s. Bill previously produced a podcast devoted to the Golden Age of Comic Books, has penned articles about the Golden Age for Alter-Ego magazine and Comics Now! magazine, and has maintained websites devoted to the Golden Age of Comic Books and the Golden Age of Batman. Bill resides in north Georgia with his wife and children, and somehow finds time away from comic books to practice law.