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"Just remember this, Mr. Potter, that this rabble you're talking about... they do most of the working and paying and living and dying in this community. Well, is it too much to have them work and pay and live and die in a couple of decent rooms and a bath? Anyway, my father didn't think so. People were human beings to him. But to you, a warped, frustrated old man, they're cattle. Well, in my book he died a much richer man than you'll ever be."

- George Bailey, "It's a Wonderful Life"

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12-20-10

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How Larfleeze Saved Christmas!

 Larfleeze Christmas Special Every Justice Leaguer down in the Hall of Justice
Liked Christmas a lot...

But the Orange Lantern Larfleeze,
Who lived just North of Gotham, did NOT!

Larfleeze hated Christmas! The whole Christmas season!
Now, please don't ask why. No one quite knows the reason.
It could be that he was exhausted from being in Blackest Night.
It could be, perhaps, that his uniform was too tight.
But I think that the most likely reason of all
May have been that his power ring was two sizes too small.

But, whatever the reason,
He stood there on Christmas Eve, hating the League.
"Tomorrow is Christmas! It's practically here!"
Then he growled, with his orange projection fingers nervously drumming,
"I MUST find a way to keep Christmas from coming!"
And the more that Larfleeze thought of all the gift giving,

"If those gifts can't be mine, I must stop this whole thing!"
I MUST stop Christmas from coming! ...But HOW?"

Then he got an idea!  An awful idea!

Larfleeze got a Geoff Johns inspired idea!

"I know just what to do!" Larfleeze Laughed in his throat.
And his power ring made a quick Santy Claus hat and a coat.
And he chuckled, and clucked, "What a great Larfleeze trick!
"With this coat and this hat, I'll look just like Orange Lantern Saint Nick!"

"All I need is a reindeer..." Larfleeze looked around.
But since DC doesn't publish a Rudolph comic any more, there was none to be found.
Did that stop the Orange Lantern?
No! Larfleeze simply said, "If I can't find a reindeer, I'll make one instead!"
So he called his friend G'Nort. Then he took some orange thread
And he tied a big horn on top of his head.


All the windows were dark at the Hall of Justice.
The League were all dreaming of a major movie release.
He slid down the chimney. A rather tight squeeze.
But if Santa could do it, then so could Larfleeze.
Then he slithered and slunk, with a smile most unpleasant,
Around the whole room, and he took every present!

He took the Bat-pudding! He took the Bat-Beast!
He cleaned out the icebox as quick as a, ahem, .... flash.
Why, Larfleeze even took their last can of Bat-Hash!

"And NOW!" grinned Larfleeze, "I will stuff up the tree!"

And Larfleeze grabbed the tree, and he started to shove
When he heard a small sound like the coo of a dove.
He turned around fast, and surprised, he said "You!"
It was Ray Palmer, The Atom, who stood only 6 inches, plus two!

The Atom said "Santy Claus, why are you taking our tree?

And why are you orange?"

But, you know, Larfleeze was so smart and so slick
He thought up a lie, and he thought it up quick!
"Why, my mighty mite," the fake Santy Claus lied,
"There's a yellow lantern on this tree that won't light on one side."
And his fib fooled the tiny titan. Then he patted his head
And he got him a drink and he sent him to bed.


Larfleeze packed up the League's presents.

And he flew to the top of the Daily Planet.

"They're just waking up! I know just what they'll do!
"Their mouths will hang open a minute or two
"The all Justice Leaguers will all cry BOO-HOO!"

"That's a noise," grinned Larfleeze "That I simply must hear!"
So he paused. And the Orange Lantern put a hand to his ear.
And he did hear a sound rising over the snow.
It started in low. Then it started to grow...

But the sound wasn't sad! Why, this sound sounded merry!
It couldn't be so! But it WAS merry! VERY!

He went back to the Hall and nearly popped his eyes!
What he saw was a shocking surprise!

Every member of the League, the Big Three and the subs,
Were singing! Without any presents at all!
He HADN'T stopped Christmas from coming! IT CAME!
Somehow or other, it came just the same!


And Larfleeze, with his feet ice-cold in the snow,
Stood puzzling and puzzling: "How could it be so?
It came without ribbons! It came without tags!
"It came without packages, boxes or bags!"
Then Larfleeze thought of something he hadn't before!
"Maybe MINE," he thought, "doesn't mean gifts from a store.
"Maybe MINE...perhaps...means the feeling of giving one gift, or more"

And what happened then...?
Well...on OA they say that Larfleeze's small power ring
Grew three sizes that day!
And the minute his orange ring didn't feel quite so tight,
He whizzed with his load through the bright morning light
And he brought back the Bat-Hash and the food for the feast!
And he......HE HIMSELF...well, he kept everything else.

But is was a start!


New Blackest Night Action Figures!
Blackest Night Series 6 Action Figures
Series 6
The hugely successful BLACKEST NIGHT action figure line continues with four awesome new characters!

Included in this sixth installment of the series are Hal Jordan, the personification of the Green Lantern Corps; Wonder Woman, who finds the power of love and joins the ranks of the Star Sapphires; Hawkgirl, who was one of the first heroes to lose her life to the dark power of the Black Lanterns; and The Flash, who couples the power of the blue ring with his trademark speed to carry the message of hope to all.

All four figures feature multiple points of articulation and include a display base. Character-appropriate accessories are also included.
Archie Welcomes Obama & Palin!
President Barack Obama and former Alaska governor Sarah Palin get involved as Student Government campaigns spiral out of control at Riverdale High! The race between Archie and Reggie gets hot as campaign chaos reaches to the top, forcing an impromptu visit from these big-name politicos, who get pulled into the fray!

Archie # 616 arrives Wednesday!

Special limited variant cover also available!
Vampirella Archives vol. 1
Vampi Archives 1
Vol. 1 Hardcover

In September 1969, Vampirella #1 debuted with a stunning cover by the legendary Frank Frazetta -- and quickly made publishing history!

Dynamite now collects this legendary magazine in a hardcover archive edition FOR THE FIRST TIME! Featuring work by Forest J. Ackerman, Donald F. Glut, Tom Sutton, Neal Adams, Ernie Colon, Billy Graham, Alan Weiss, Jeff Jones, and Frank Frazetta.

Volume One collects the first seven terrifying issues of the magazine's original run, reprinted in its magazine-sized format, and features the very first Vampirella cover by the immortal Frank Frazetta!
FF 586 - Countdown to 3

As the army of the Anti-priest begins an invasion of the Baxter Building, and the Invisible Woman is caught in between the warring factions of New and Old Atlantis, and Reed Richards must decide the fate of the Earth amidst the chaos of Galactus devouring Nu-World.
Morning Glories # 5
First Story Arc Concludes!
It's an explosive confrontation as the Glories attempt to rescue one of their own from the deadly clutches of the Academy. But with their newly formed team already falling apart, they suddenly look like they're in need of rescue themselves!

The breakout hit of the summer concludes its action-packed and mystery-filled first arc!

'4 OUT OF 5! AN ENGROSSING AND FUN READ... (THE) WRITING IS FEARLESS.' - COMIC BOOK RESOURCES 'A TRIPPY, FOREBODING READ... A DARKER, UNNERVING SPIN ON THE COMING OF AGE SAGA.' - NEWSARAMA

Stuff of Legend: The Jungle # 3 (of 4)
Deep inside The Dark is a territory known as The Jungle. Max, Percy, Jester, and the rest enter this new kingdom in search of the missing boy, but will they be welcomed with open arms or sharp teeth? And what will their hosts do when they learn one of the heroes' darkest secrets?
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Disney, Batman, Muppets, Simpsons, Patriots, Sox and more!

Great stocking stuffer!

STOCKING STUFFERS!
We have a wide variety of stocking stuffers, many reduced in price for the holidays!

Choose from Pez, Silly Bandz, Smurfs, Key Chains, Trading Cards and much more!

LUNCH LADY BOOK SIGNING!
Lunch Lady Bake Sale Bandit
New Book Available 12/28/10

Meet Lunch Lady creator Jarrett J. Krosoczka at Friendly Neighborhood Comics on Saturday Jan. 8, 2011, from 11am - 1pm!

The 5th graphic novel in the series, Lunch Lady and the Bake Sale Bandit will arrive at FNC on 12/28/10!

The Lunch Lady series of graphic novels are very popular at FNC and I'm thrilled to host Jarrett Krosoczka!
Once More With Feeling!
One of the most popular events held at FNC this year was the live performance of Dr Horrible's Sing-Along Blog by the RKO Army.  This talented company of performers returns to Friendly Neighborhood Comics in January for another live performance!

Come see the RKO Army perform the classic Buffy the Vampire Slayer musical episode "Once More With Feeling" on Saturday, Jan. 29th @ 8pm! This is a free show.
FNC Carries A Full Line of Walking Dead Comics & Graphic Novels!
We have the collected editions as well as individual issues!

New Comics Wednesday!

For a list of this week's new comics, check
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