Christmas Comics Countdown: Marvel Adventures Spider-Man #46

by Matthew Price Modified: April 22, 2013 at 4:21 pm •  Published: December 24, 2011

Todd DeZago creates a fun, touching Christmas tale in “Marvel Adventures Spider-Man” No. 46, an issue of the all-ages series first released in 2008.

In “Silent Nights,” drawn by Roberto Castro (behind a cool cover by Francis Tsai) Spidey is battling the cold, and trying to come up with a great present for Aunt May.   Last year, she broke a ceramic decoration she had shared with her late husband, Peter’s Uncle Ben.  Peter would like to replace it, but it runs $100, and he’s significantly short.

He tries to scare up a photo assignment from Daily Bugle publisher J. Jonah Jameson, but Jameson’s got nothing for him.  Then Spider-Man hears there’s a burglar going around dressed as Santa Claus, and figures nabbing him might be good for some Bugle photos.   The mishaps and adventures that follow make for an exciting tale with a heartwarming twist.   DeZago does a good job capturing the feeling of the young Peter Parker here in a recommended holiday tale.

- Matt Price

Comics read in 2011:  2011!  Still to go: 0!


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Features Editor Matthew Price has worked for The Oklahoman since 2000. He’s a University of Oklahoma graduate who has also worked at the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette and was a Dow Jones Newspaper Fund intern for the Dallas Morning News. He’s...
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