Remember those tabloid-sized collections of reprinted stories that came out back in the disco decade? Yeah, I thought so.
New material would also be featured in the over-sized format, but for the most part the treasury editions -- roughly 10 x 14 inch comics collections with cardboard covers -- represented older material. Both DC and Marvel produced similar volumes, but today we take a look back at Marvel's classic holiday offerings.
1974 brought us The Marvel Treasury Special, Giant Superhero Holiday Grab-Bag which reprinted "Have Yourself a Sandman Little Christmas!" from Marvel Team-Up #1 (March 1972) among other stories.
1975's Marvel Treasury Edition #8 Giant Superhero Holiday Grab-Bag treated us to "Twas the Night before Christmas" from Nick Fury, Agent of SHIELD #10 (May 1971) and "Jingle Bombs" from Luke Cage, Hero for Hire #7 (1972 series), plus even more tales.
and 1976's Marvel Treasury Edition #13 Giant Superhero Holiday Grab-Bag waxed nostalgic over such tales as "Once upon a Time -- the Ox!" from Daredevil #86 (April 1972) and still loads more holiday goodness.