The Swing Shift Shuffle is a radio program of swing, big band, jazz, boogie woogie and other popular music from the 1930's and 40's that airs every Wednesday from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. (US Central Time) on WEVL 89.9 FM in Memphis, Tennessee, with a live webcast at In addition to the radio show, this blog is dedicated to all aspects of the Swing Era, including art, automobiles, cartoons, comics, history, movies, music, news, science, technology, and anything else that happened during that time. It also includes announcements about events in the Memphis/Mid-South area related to the Swing Era, such as classic movies, concerts, dances, lectures, etc. If you see something that fits the description, send it to me at If you would like more information about the radio show, just go to the Radio Show FAQ page.

Friday, December 23, 2011

Captain Marvel As The Ghosts Of Christmas

Yes, I admit that this 1944 issue of Captain Marvel and the Plot Against Christmas, posted on Four Color Shadows, is a pretty obvious and simple variation on Dicken's A Christmas Carol, and there is not even any time travelling involved.  Nevertheless, I enjoyed reading every frame as the Captain taught a miserly old toy company executive the true meaning of Christmas.  It certainly put me in the Christmas spirit. 

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