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CSBG Advent Calendar – A Super Christmas, Day 5

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CSBG Advent Calendar – A Super Christmas, Day 5

Nick Perks drew this Santa/Superman piece. So how this works is that every day until Christmas Eve, you can click on the current day’s Advent Calendar post and it’ll have a story in it that is part of my countdown of the 24 Greatest Superman Christmas Comics ever told! And I’ll add links to the previous days in each new installment.

Here’s Day 1, #24 on the countdown.

Here’s Day 2, #23 on the countdown.

Here’s Day 3, #22 on the countdown

Here’s Day 3, #21 on the countdown

And now for Day 5, #20 on the countdown is…

“Metropolis E-Mailbag” from “Superman” #177 by Jeph Loeb, Ed McGuinness, Kevin Maguire and Cam Smith.

The main plot of the issue is the introduction of Hiro Okamura, the new Toyman, complete with his giant Manga-esque armor.

However, the side plot that carries on throughout the issue is Loeb’s continuation of the whole Metropolis Mailbag concept, only now things are updated, so they are E-MAILS instead of actual physical mail.

Here are a few of the e-mails that Superman received during the day…




And after everything is settled, Superman responded to a more personal note…


This was a cute spin on the Metropolis Mailbag concept and I enjoyed the new Toyman.

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