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Golden Age Christmas – Batman and Robin Redeem a Young Scrooge

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Welcome to the latest edition of Golden Age Christmas, where we will feature a different Golden Age Christmas comic book story every day from now until Christmas Eve!

Today we look at a 1944 Christmas story from Don Cameron and Jerry Robinson!

Batman #27’s “A Christmas Peril” sees Gotham City in the midst of a Christmas Tree price gouging. Batman and Robin corner the gangster who is coercing people to raise their prices on Christmas Trees…


The gangster, though, is seemingly being backed by a young millionaire…


I just love how the dude’s uncle shows up dressed as Santa Claus.


This little twerp needs a rude awakening, and Batman and Robin show up to do just that. They basically abduct him and take him on a “Ghost of Christmas Present” tour of Gotham…


But just when it seems that the young Scrooge has changed his mind, Uncle Tim learns that the boy’s overseers are robbing him blind…



How does the following “indigestion” line even apply?


I gotta give it up to the kid, that was really brave throwing himself in front of Batman like that!

In the end, they decided to deliver toys around Gotham in the Bat-Plane…


I love that Uncle Tim gets a send-off. Nice of Batman and Robin to let him pretend like anyone cares what he thinks.

This was an interesting tale by Cameron with strong artwork from Robinson.