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CSBG Totally Tubular 80s Christmas Advent Calendar, Day 1

It's our yearly Comics Should Be Good Advent Calendar! Every day until Christmas Eve, you can click on the current day's Advent Calendar post and it will show the Advent Calendar with the door for that given day opened and you can see what the "treat" for that day will be! You can click here to see the previous Advent Calendar entries. This year, the theme is a Totally Tubular 80s Christmas! Each day will be a Christmas comic book story from the 1980s, possibly ones that have a specific 1980s bent to it (depends on whether I can come up with 24 of them).

For the first day, I'll show you the image itself...

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The drawing for this year's Advent Calendar, of Miami Vice Santa Claus giving out 80s presents, like a Rubik's Cube and a Sony Walkman, to four superheroes with the most-80s costumes around, is by Nick Perks.

Here it is in calendar form...

And now, Day 1 will be opened (once opened, the door will feature a panel from the featured story)...

Our first story is "'Twas the Night" by Chris Claremont, Marc Silvestri and Joe Rubinstein from Uncanny X-Men #230.

This story took place at an odd time in the X-Men's history. During the "Fall of the Mutants" storyline, the X-Men sacrificed themselves to defeat a powerful magical being known as the Adversary. They essentially turned into beams of magical light. However, after they successfully defeated the villain, the supernatural being known as Roma resurrected the entire team and made them invisible to electronic media, so that they can continue to pretend that they are dead if they want. They head to Australia in the outback, where they fight the villainous Reavers. They take control of the Reavers' home base in the outback.

In this issue, the X-Men come across all of the loot that the Reavers have stolen over the years. Longshot discovers that when he touches an item, he is given the history of the item, including the psychic pain of the item being stolen. It is quite distressing to him, which he shares with the rest of the team via Psylocke's telepathy...

Meanwhile, Rogue has been trying to befriend the teleporting mutant known as Gateway, who lives near their new base. The X-Men work together a plan. They use Longshot's ability to sort the stolen loot into different piles based on the continent they were stolen from and then Gateway teleports them around the world to return the loot. It happens to be Christmas Eve night, so the X-Men are, in effect, being Santa Clause with the stolen loot...

Isn't that a super clever idea?

The whole thing takes them all night long and they get home for Christmas Day, and Dazzler is gifted the bike she wants by the rest of the team...

We then see Rogue give Gateway a present and she finally breaks through his standoffish facade...

Pretty damn adorable

DOES ANYTHING IN THIS COMIC SCREAM 'TOTALLY TUBULAR 80s'?

Yes, Dazzler's very-80s motorcycle. Anyone know what brand it is?

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