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Christmas stories, ranging from Ebenezer to Sherlock Holmes in this anthology.
Charles Dickens, Clement C. Moore, Mark Twain, Arthur Conan Doyle, O. Henry, Willa Cather, F. Scott Fitzgerald, & Fitz-James O’Brien
Tom Pomplun, Rich Rainey, & Alex Burrows
Anton Emdin, Micah Farritor, Florence Cestac, Hunt Emerson & Tony McGee, Cynthia Martin, Evert Geradts, Simon Gane, & Rick Geary & Benjamin Wright
Just in time for the holidays is the latest Graphic Classics collection, all about Christmas. You do get the usual suspects in here, just what you’d expect from a collection of Christmas tales, but there are a couple of genuine surprises. Perhaps the best story in this collection is one I’d never heard of, “A Chaparral Christmas Gift”, O. Henry
’s brief Western about two men vying for the same woman, and how one becomes an outlaw that intends to do away his rival. Not a lot of sentiment here, and the Christmas angle, although important to the end of the story, is kind of incidental. The art by Martin
is the best of the collection, full of clean lines and clear coloring, and the whole story moves at a brisk pace without being rushed. This was an outstanding