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‘Twas the night before Comic Christmas

‘Twas the night before Comic Christmas, when all through the house
Not a creature was stirring, not even #MightyMouse.
The #conceptart was hung by the chimney with care,
In hopes that @TheRealStanLee soon would be there.

The #Watchmen were nestled all snug in their beds,
While visions of smiley faces danced in their heads.
And #LoisLane in her glasses, and I in my cape,
Had just settled down after another close escape.

When out on the horizon there arose a #LexLuthor clatter,
I jumped from my bed to see what was the matter.
Away to the window I flew like #TheFlash,
Tore open the shutters and threw up the sash.

The moon on the breast of the new-fallen snow
Gave off the light of #DrManhattan’s blue glow.
When, what to my X-ray vision eyes should appear,
But a miniature Batmobile, and eight tiny brigadiers.

With a painted, rumpled driver, so horrid and ochre,
I knew in a moment it must be #TheJoker.
More rapid than #GhostRider his captors they came,
And he jeered, and shouted, and called them by name!

“Now Batman! now, Wolverine! now, Aquaman and Hulk!
On, Marv! On, Thing! On Thor and Spiderman!
To the top of #GothamCity! to the top of City Hall!
The Joker will conquer them, conquer them, conquer them all!”

As dry leaves that before the wild hurricane fly,
When they meet with an obstacle, mount to the sky.
So up to the fortress the captors they flew,
With the Batmobile full of explosives, and #TheJoker too.

And then, in a flash, I heard up above
The fighting and battling and a series of “thuds”
As I drew in my head, and was turning around,
Down the fire escape The Joker came with a bound.

He was dressed in a trench, from his neck to his foot,
In the worst shade of purple, and covered in soot.
A bundle of horror he had flung on his back,
And he looked like a peddler, just opening his pack.

His eyes–how they deadened! his smile how chilling!
Green hair all so matted he must be a villain!
His droll little mouth painted on in blood red,
And the cackle of his laugh soon was stuck in my head.

The arch of his brow set my nerves on their warning
And I felt a distinct sense that he wouldn’t see the morning.
To the phone booth I ran and whipped off my specs
Trading horn-rimmed glasses in for a blue suit of spandex

I woke up #IronMan, my visiting holiday guest,
And told him to suit up with his best armored vest!
A blip of his #ArcReactor and a twist of his head,
Soon gave me to know I had nothing to dread.

Then #IronMan and I, with #ScottPilgrim and #Blade
Put #TheJoker to shame with an aerial raid.
Using Thor’s mighty hammer, and in just the right time
The superheroes blasted #TheJoker through space to Jötunheim!

Batman recovered his mobile, and the team gave a whistle,
Then everyone cheered when #GreenLantern disarmed Joker’s missile.
As we all parted ways and disappeared out of sight,
“Happy #ComicChristmas to all, and to all a good-night!”


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