Today’s story is another medieval/renaissance “miracle” tale much like the one in the previous post. While one could draw all sorts of parallels and analogies between this tale and various historical/legendary events (like the Pied Piper of Hamelin or the feud between the Hatfields and the McCoys), sometimes a story is just a story. This is a lovely little fable (despite the predictable ending) with some especially nice illustrations; I’m very much taken with the panels depicting the chapel on page three. It comes to us from a 1944 Dell Comics Christmas publication (the same issue which contained the Walt Kelly story about Santa, featured a few days ago).

As always, right-click on a page and open it in a new tab to enlarge it. Enjoy!

The Miracle in the Wildwood – Santa Claus Funnies #61, 1944

The Miracle in the Wildwood – Santa Claus Funnies #61, 1944

The Miracle in the Wildwood – Santa Claus Funnies #61, 1944

The Miracle in the Wildwood – Santa Claus Funnies #61, 1944

The Miracle in the Wildwood – Santa Claus Funnies #61, 1944

The Miracle in the Wildwood – Santa Claus Funnies #61, 1944

The Miracle in the Wildwood – Santa Claus Funnies #61, 1944

The Miracle in the Wildwood – Santa Claus Funnies #61, 1944

The Miracle in the Wildwood – Santa Claus Funnies #61, 1944

The Miracle in the Wildwood – Santa Claus Funnies #61, 1944

The Miracle in the Wildwood – Santa Claus Funnies #61, 1944

The Miracle in the Wildwood – Santa Claus Funnies #61, 1944

Happy holidays! — Steve

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