All December 2014, we will be celebrating a Silver Age Christmas, with great Silver Age comics about Christmas. For the sake of this endeavor, “Silver Age” will be defined as 1956-1970 (the annoying part about that is that 1951-1955 sort of fall into no man’s land, as it is not yet Silver Age but also seems to be a bit late for Golden Age).
We continue with this Frank Johnson story of the little known Charlton kids character, Li’l Tomboy in a story from 1957’s Giant Comics #3…
Li’l Tomboy was a comic series about, amazingly enough, a young girl who was a tomboy! Hilarity ensued when she kept doing stuff little boys traditionally liked, like (gasp!) played sports! The series was written and drawn by the underrated Frank Johnson, who has been working in comic strips for over fifty years, even a few of his own and yet has never really gotten the name recognition he deserves for being a very solid cartoonist.
Anyhow, the set-up for this Li’l Tomboy strip is that a robber in the area is threatening the Christmases of the people in the neighborhood and Li’l Tomboy is ready to take him down when a “stranger” is suddenly creeping through her house late at night on Christmas Eve…
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