When I was a kid, I loved the first of December because that meant that my family could break out the advent calendar and start the countdown to Christmas Day. There was always something about the daily routine of opening the little card doors and seeing what was underneath (especially if it was chocolate). With that in mind – as well as my love of holiday-themed comics, the more sentimental and ridiculous the better – I decided to attempt my very own version of an advent calendar right here on Blog@: Every day between now and Christmas Day, I’ll post a holiday comic cover under the jump, as your own little festive treat. Click through for the first!
Above: The great Green Lantern: Mosaic #9, cover by Cully Hamner. Mosaic is one of those cruelly-forgotten series that really deserves some kind of mass critical re-appraisal, I think, and this issue in particular is one that should be revisited. One of my favorite holiday comics of all time, if only because it really gets at the ambivalence that the holidays can bring.