The Saturday Comics: Thanksgiving Covers

24 Nov

November 24, 2012

Comics are just like reality. They celebrate the same holidays we do. Wether it be Christmas, Thanksgiving, or the anniversary of the day Superman rocketed to Earth, you can find a cover to commemorate the event. And sometimes, like your uncle Moe at the dinner table, they tell strange stories. Let’s see what comics have to say about Thanksgiving.

Donald Duck. Patriot. Member of the NRA. And fearsome turkey hunter. will he catch the turkey? Will his nephews outsmart him? Will that ancient gun explode the moment he pulls the trigger?

Things are getting desperate for that poor turkey. He’s really buttering up, or perhaps hitting on, Donald. Hey , if you were going to be served for dinner you’d go to extreme lengths to survive too.

I guess the turkey won. And it looks like Donald has found some appropriate replacements. I am not sure under what circumstances ducks will turn to cannibalism, but Huey, Dewey, and Louie? Them’s good eating.

Let’s see if Bugs Bunny can do any better.

This is one proactive turkey. If I were Bugs I’d be thinking about letting Elmer Fudd go after this one.

Yup, this turkey is not taking things lying down. I think the odds are pretty good that Bugs will end up on the bird’s dinner table.

Nope, Bugs Bunny won, but judging from the crazed look in his eyes he may never be the same again. Poor guy has been traumatized for life.

So far the turkeys are taking pretty good care of themselves, but can they beat the Justice Society?

Yes they can. This turkey is managing to elude Flash, Wonder Woman, and Green Lantern. He’s the Lex Luthor of turkeys, and just as bald. What is next for the foul fiend, world domination?

Next up is a bird who ended up roasted but still seems to have gotten some sort of revenge.

It seems that Solomon Grundy is immune to salmonella poisoning. I would never accept dinner at Grundy’s house. Would you expect an undead swamp monster to wash his hands after restroom? I don’t think so.

This is just weird. Aside from Lana having a crush on her own brother for all those years, why would Superboy wear his costume around the house and to serve dinner?

And lastly, I had to end with something that, while not a comic book, is what the season is all about.


8 Responses to “The Saturday Comics: Thanksgiving Covers”

  1. zathra November 24, 2012 at 1:57 am #

    I’ve come up with ( hopefully ) appropriate movie – type titles for the Disney comics :
    ” Dumb & Dumber “, ” Sleeping With the Enemy ” & ” Hannibal “.
    Haven’t thought of similarly fitting ones for the rest yet….. Maybe ” First Blood ” & ” NUTS ! ” for the Looney Tunes ones….. ? 😀


    • bmj2k November 24, 2012 at 3:31 am #

      And while you’re at it, why were the DC artists so lazy about drawing backgrounds?


      • zathra November 24, 2012 at 3:43 am #

        Hm. To draw your focus to the characters ? Minimalism ? Less is more ? 😉


        • bmj2k November 24, 2012 at 3:45 am #

          In the Long Halloween cover it was part of the unified look of the series, every cover was like that, But the Superboy? Walt Simonson used to take a lot of heat for sometimes not doing backgrounds in his panels. That superboy looks pretty bad.


          • zathra November 24, 2012 at 4:58 am #

            & Superboy looks as bland as a bowl of tapioca. Not to be picky, but still…..


  2. Jimbo November 24, 2012 at 3:50 am #

    FWiW there are many more here (

    Superboy = pfft


    • bmj2k November 24, 2012 at 3:54 am #

      Thanks Jimbo! Some of those Rockwell-esque covers are beautiful.


      • zathra November 24, 2012 at 5:02 am #

        Yeah. What’s more American than Superboy / Superman ( Even though he renounced his U.S. citizenship in a no doubt P.C. move ) or Supergirl & company ?


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