The Best of DC #22 [Direct]
(March 1982)

DC, 1979 Series
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Volume:
4
Price:
0.95 USD
Pages:
100
Indicia frequency:
Monthly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
DC Comics, Inc.
Brand:
DC Blue Ribbon Digest
Editing:
Julius Schwartz; E. Nelson Bridwell (consulting editor)
Color:
Color
Dimensions:
5" x 6.75"
Paper Stock:
Newsprint
Binding:
squarebound
Publishing Format:
was ongoing

Issue Notes

This issue has variants.

Copyright © 1981 DC Comics Inc.


Christmas with the Super Heroes (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Rich Buckler (signed)
Inks:
Dick Giordano (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
Gaspar Saladino

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman [Clark Kent; Kal-El]; Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Green Arrow [Oliver Queen]; Black Canary [Dinah Lance]; Teen Titans [Aqualad [Garth]; Kid Flash [Wally West]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Wonder Girl [Donna Troy]]; Captain Marvel, Jr. [Freddy Freeman]

Indexer Notes

Gaspar Saladino credit per Brian Saner Lamken [2012 March 7].

Best of DC -- Christmas with the Super-Heroes (Table of Contents)

foreword, introduction, preface, afterword / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Letters:
typeset

Indexer Notes

inside front cover. Table of contents.

The TT's Swingin' Christmas Carol! (Table of Contents)

Teen Titans / comic story / 21.5 pages (report information)

Script:
Bob Haney
Pencils:
Nick Cardy
Inks:
Nick Cardy
Colors:
?
Letters:
Joe Letterese
Editing:
George Kashdan

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Teen Titans [Robin [Dick Grayson]; Kid Flash [Wally West]; Wonder Girl [Donna Troy]; Aqualad [Garth]]; Ebenezer Scrounge; Bob Ratchet; Tiny Tom Ratchet; Jacob Farley; Mr. Big (real name unknown); Mr. Big's unnamed crew
Synopsis:
After Tiny Tom Ratchet discovers that his father's employer, Mr. Scrounge, is letting criminals use the junkyard for illicit activity, he contacts the Teen Titans — who, noting the situation's parallels to Dickens' classic tale, haunt Scrounge as the Ghosts of Christmas Past, Present, and Future.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

The second page of the original story has been cut.

Merry Christmas (Table of Contents)

Batman / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
Denny O'Neil
Pencils:
Irv Novick
Inks:
Dick Giordano
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Batman; Chimp Manners
Reprints:

Freddy Freeman's Christmas! (Table of Contents)

Captain Marvel, Jr. / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Bud Thompson
Inks:
Bud Thompson
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Reprints:

A Christmas Peril! (Table of Contents)

Batman / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script:
Bill Finger
Pencils:
Jerry Robinson
Inks:
Jerry Robinson
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Reprints:

The Seal Men's War on Santa Claus (Table of Contents)

Sandman / comic story / 18 pages (report information)

Script:
Michael Fleisher
Pencils:
Jack Kirby
Inks:
Mike Royer
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero

Indexer Notes

Originally scheduled to be published in Sandman (DC, 1974 series) #7, and then scheduled to be integrated into a 25-page story in Kamandi, the Last Boy on Earth (DC, 1972 series) #61, but both comics were cancelled before these issues were published. Story printed in the limited distribution Cancelled Comic Cavalcade (DC, 1978 series) #2.

Robin's (Very) White Christmas! (Table of Contents)

Robin / comic story / 9 pages (report information)

Script:
Bob Rozakis
Pencils:
José Delbo
Inks:
Vince Colletta
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Robin; Lori Elton; Frank McDonald; Batman; Alfred Pennyworth; Aunt Harriet
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Story title corrected from original.

The Man Who Murdered Santa Claus! (Table of Contents)

Justice League / comic story / 20 pages (report information)

Script:
Len Wein
Pencils:
Dick Dillin
Inks:
Dick Giordano
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman [Clark Kent]; Batman [Bruce Wayne]; The Flash [Barry Allen] (Cameo); The Atom [Ray Palmer] (Cameo); Elongated Man [Ralph Dibny] (Cameo); Black Canary [Dina Lance]; Green Arrow [Oliver Queen]; Red Tornado [John Smith](new costume); Aquaman [Arthur Curry] (Cameo); Green Lantern [Hal Jordan] (cameo); Phantom Stranger (cameo) (all as the Justice League of America/JLA); Sue Dibny (cameo); Iris Allen (cameo); Mera (cameo); Kathy Sutton (cameo); Green Lantern [John Stewart]; Santa Simpson; Eric Russell (Iris's father); Fran Russell (Iris's Mother); The Key (villain)
Synopsis:
The murder of a department store Santa Clause puts the JLA on the tail of the Key and his scheme to kill the JLA.
Reprints:

Another Dynamite Comic from the House of Daring Concepts! (Table of Contents)

Captain Carrot and his Amazing Zoo Crew / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Letters:
?

Indexer Notes

Inside back cover. Promo for Captain Carrot and his Amazing Zoo Crew. Cover to #1 is depicted.

[Holiday Greetings] (Table of Contents)

illustration / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
George Pérez
Inks:
George Pérez
Colors:
?
Letters:
Gaspar Saladino

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman; Batman; Robin; Green Arrow; Black Canary; Captain Marvel Jr.; Kid Flash; Aqualad; Wonder Girl; Sandman

Indexer Notes

Back cover. Characters from the stories depicted on ornaments on a Christmas tree.
Gaspar Saladino credit per Brian Saner Lamken [2012 March 7].

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. Christmas with the Super Heroes
  2. 1. Best of DC -- Christmas with the Super-Heroes
  3. 2. The TT's Swingin' Christmas Carol!
    Teen Titans
  4. 3. Merry Christmas
    Batman
  5. 4. Freddy Freeman's Christmas!
    Captain Marvel, Jr.
  6. 5. A Christmas Peril!
    Batman
  7. 6. The Seal Men's War on Santa Claus
    Sandman
  8. 7. Robin's (Very) White Christmas!
    Robin
  9. 8. The Man Who Murdered Santa Claus!
    Justice League
  10. 9. Another Dynamite Comic from the House of Daring Concepts!
    Captain Carrot and his Amazing Zoo Crew
  11. 10. [Holiday Greetings]
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Brian Saner Lamken
  • Peter Croome
  • Gregory Fischer
  • Mike Nielsen
  • Merlin Haas
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
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