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Six by 6 | Six comics perfect for Christmas reading

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Certain pieces of music, film and art have become ingrained in our collective consciousness as Christmas standards, be it Bing Crosby’s “White Christmas” or Rankin/Bass’ Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer. In American comics, however, Christmas seems best known for superhero-filled parodies or dark twists on the winter holiday. But that”s not all that’s out there, if you look — and we did.

For Christmas Eve, ROBOT 6 collects six go-to comics that can sit side by side with holiday classics from other mediums. And while superheroes are represented, these selections stretch the breadth of the medium, offering a little something for everyone.

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Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer coming to comics this fall


Each Christmas, many fans gather around their televisions to watch the Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer, the stop-motion animated classic based on the beloved song. And by the time the holiday season rolls around again, you’ll be able to have a comic-book equivalent to enjoy with your friends and family.

In September, Ardden Entertainment and Square Fish (a imprint of Macmillan) will release the standalone original graphic novel Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer: The Island of Misfit Toys.

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