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Siegel and Sikela send out another Superman Christmas story in Action 105 (Feb. 47).

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The art is top drawer as evil Jasper Rasper heads to the North Pole, in order to fulfill his dream destroying Christmas.

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He has developed a drug that causes huge weight gain, and gives it to Santa Claus and his reindeer.  Superman is close behind, and spends the rest of the story trying to help Santa lose weight.

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Yes, there are laughs aplenty as Superman flies Santa Claus in circles around a volcano, one of the most common methods of weight loss in the late 40s.

But it’s silly, and fun, and the art is excellent.

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This story sees the Vigilante in the west, as Greg Sanders travels on a radio tour.  It begins a trend of moving the urban cowboy into a more rural setting.  The western genre had a huge boom in these few years, and the Vigilante series made the most of it.

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The story itself is mostly set within a town, and deals with a corrupt sheriff, and a crusading newspaper.  So it has some western stereotypes, as well as a saguaro cactus.

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