This is a little Christmas gem, full of good and goofy 70's weirdness. I first read in one of Marvel's Holiday Grab Bag Treasury Editions, and was recently reminded of it by Linkara's Christmas Day review in 2018.
Seeking a quiet Christmas, the first since his super-origin (and the first since he left Hellgate Prison), Luke goes to pick up his girlfriend at the clinic where she works as a nurse. There, he has the first of three encounters with a seeming lunatic embodying harsh aspects of Christmas Past, Present, and Future, and calling himself Marley, though this is never confirmed as his real name. The Past is dressed as a sadistic 19th Century man, beating a newsboy with a cane. The Present disguises himself as a disabled, homeless, stere…Read more >