It’s 1993, and the comics glut is at full swing. Rulers of the domain are Image, who bury the market under ultra-rare collector’s issues with alternative embossed chromium foil green logo hologram covers, grim heroes and zero content, and Wizard Magazine, who continually try to convince the gullible public that they really need this stuff.
And so, at Christmas, they join together to celebrate their tidings of not that much comfort and even less joy on a chromium embossed card with Wizard. Strange days, strange days.
Still, all the best for Christmas and the New Year from the Ephemerist, who will probably go into hiding and bask in the warm glow of the family for a few days now.
(art and copy © Joe Quesada and Jimmy Palmiotti, I guess)