Today, we look at how Spider-Man and Mephisto fought over the fate of the Angel of Christmas.
It’s our yearly Comics Should Be Good Advent Calendar! Every day until Christmas Eve, you can click on the current day’s Advent Calendar post and it will show the Advent Calendar with the door for that given day opened and you can see what the “treat” for that day will be! You can click here to see the previous Advent Calendar entries. This year, the theme is a Very Dope 90s Christmas! Each day will be a Christmas comic book story from the 1990s, possibly ones that have a specific 1990s bent to it (depends on whether I can come up with 24 of them).
This year’s Advent Calendar, of Grunge Santa Claus giving out 90s present, like a Tamagotchi, while posing with four superheroes with the most-90s costumes around, is by Nick Perks.
And now, Day 8 will be opened (once opened, the door will feature a panel from the featured story)…
Today, we look at 1993’s “Hopes and Fears” from the 1993 Marvel Holiday Special by Steven Grant and Pat Broderick…
In this interesting little tale, Spider-Man finds himself fighting against Mephisto to save the “Spirit of Christmas,” ultimately coming down to a bargain – save the angel/spirit of Christmas and leave with him or if he fails, then Mephisto gets Spidey’s soul..
Spider-Man then loses pretty easily, forfeiting his soul….
Luckily, Mephisto wants Spidey to be whole so that he can fully appreciate Mephisto’s victory, but….
As it turned out, the Christmas Angel doesn’t power Christmas, he is powered BY Christmas!
Spider-Man is sent back to Mary Jane and when they get home, they see that the Christmas Angel left them a special tree…
Good, trippy stuff.
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from Ultimate Comic Blog