Because we're feeling the pull of the yuletide (whatever the heck that is), we decided to start a countdown to Christmas in the tradition of that old holiday standard, The 12 Days of Christmas. Except we shook it up, tossed it over to some of the craziest and most talented comics creators we know, and made our own version: The Twelve Days of Comic Book Christmas. Each day until December 24th, we'll post an original piece of art from a creator telling a very different story about what their true love gave to them. So enjoy this gift to you, fair readers -- and make sure to spread the good comics cheer!

"On the third day of Christmas my true love gave to me:

three angels riding shooting stars!" - Marjorie Liu, art by Mike Perkins

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About Marjorie Liu:
Marjorie Liu writes X-23 and Dark Wolverine for Marvel Comics -- but she's a novelist, too, and her latest is IN THE DARK OF DREAMS, a paranormal romantic thriller about a merman and human who meet as children, and then form a psychic bond that allows them to share each other's dreams. Learn more at her website -- -- or follow her on Twitter -

About Mike Perkins: Mike Perkins is currently illustrating Marvel's adaptation of Stephen King's The Stand and, somehow, also fits in a Thor one-shot ( Wolves of The North) covers for Miracleman, Hawkeye and Powerman & Iron Fist as well as the inks over George Perez on the Titans:Games graphic novel...and a column for Comic Heroes magazine. Phew!

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