The Mouse That Roared


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With a shelf life that spanned 16 years, Supermouse was one of the longest lived super-heroes of the Golden Age … right along with such better known crusaders as Plastic Man, Captain Marvel, Batman and some guy from the planet Krypton who wore his underwear outside of his pants.

The character, who debuted the same month as Terrytoons’ Mighty Mouse in 1942, was also the very first super-powered animal to appear in a comic book, beating out Hoppy The Marvel Bunny and numerous other competitors by several weeks.

So who better to continue our Christmas week extravaganza than The Big Cheese himself, especially when he’s pit against a greedy toy maker out to destroy the very spirit of selflessness and generosity that play such a pivotal role in the December holiday?

From Santa’s Christmas Comics #1 (Standard Comics, December 1952), here’s “A Super Merry Christmas.” The writer and artist of this tale are not credited.

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