(1988)

DC, 1988 Series
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Price:
2.95 USD; 4.00 CAD
Pages:
100
Publisher's Age Guidelines:
Approved by the Comics Code Authority
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
DC Comics, Inc.
Brand:
DC [bullet]
Editing:
Mark Waid
Color:
Color
Dimensions:
Standard Modern Age U.S.
Paper Stock:
Newsprint
Binding:
Squarebound
Publishing Format:
Was Ongoing Series

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

DC heroes / cover / 2 pages (report information)

Pencils:
John Byrne
Inks:
John Byrne
Colors:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Black Canary [Dinah Lance]; Green Arrow [Oliver Queen]; Wildfire [Drake Burroughs]; Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Superman [Clark Kent]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Wonder Girl [Donna Troy]
Keywords:
Christmas

Indexer Notes

wrap-around cover.

Wanted: Santa Claus--Dead or Alive (Table of Contents)

Batman / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script:
Denny O'Neil
Pencils:
Frank Miller
Inks:
Steve Mitchell
Colors:
Glenn Whitmore
Letters:
Ben Oda
Editing:
Len Wein
Job Number:
G-4432

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Matty Lasko; Boomer Katz; Mister Jackson; "Fats" Morgan; Al; Louie
Synopsis:
Batman stops a mob from stealing the days receipts from a department store with the help of Boomer Katz, a paroled robber, and the light from a Nativity star.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Reprint of Frank Miller's 1st work on Batman.

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:
Glenn Whitmore
Letters:
Ben Oda
Editing:
Julius Schwartz
Job Number:
S-1627

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Justice League of America [JLA; Superman [Clark Kent]; Batman [Bruce Wayne]; The Flash [Barry Allen] (Cameo); The Atom [Ray Palmer] (Cameo); Elongated Man [Ralph Dibny] (Cameo); Black Canary [Dinah Lance]; Green Arrow [Oliver Queen]; Red Tornado [John Smith](new costume); Aquaman [Arthur Curry] (Cameo); Green Lantern [Hal Jordan] (cameo); Phantom Stranger (cameo)]; 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 Claus puts the JLA on the tail of the Key and his scheme to kill the JLA.
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Indexer Notes

"Special thanks to Duffy Vohland."

The TT's Swinging Christmas Carol (Table of Contents)

Teen Titans / comic story / 23 pages (report information)

Script:
Bob Haney
Pencils:
Nick Cardy
Inks:
Nick Cardy
Colors:
Helen Vesik
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 Rachet; Tiny Tom; Jacob Farley; Mr. Big
Synopsis:
The Titans relive Dickens' classic story, A Christmas Carol.
Reprints:

Cap's Hobby Hints (Table of Contents)

Cap's Hobby Hints / filler / 0.5 page (report information)

Script:
Henry Boltinoff
Pencils:
Henry Boltinoff
Inks:
Henry Boltinoff
Colors:
?
Letters:
Henry Boltinoff

Genre:
non-fiction
Synopsis:
Tip from Lee Travis of Cleveland, OH.
Reprints:
  • From ?

Star Light, Star Bright... Farthest Star I See Tonight! (Table of Contents)

Legion of Super-Heroes / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script:
Paul Levitz
Pencils:
Jose Luis Garcia-Lopez
Inks:
Dick Giordano
Colors:
Jerry Serpe
Letters:
Ben Oda
Editing:
Len Wein

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Legion of Super-Heroes [Superboy [Clark Kent]; Phantom Girl [Tinya Wazzo]; Mon-El; Saturn Girl [Imra Ardeen]; Karate Kid [Val Armorr] (Cameo); Sun Boy [Dirk Morgna] (Cameo); Princess Projectra (Cameo); Chameleon Boy [Reep Daggle] (Cameo); Colossal Boy [Gim Allen] (Cameo); Wildfire [Drake Burroughs]; Lightning Lad [Garth Ranzz]]
Synopsis:
Superboy convinces the Legion of Super-Heroes on Christmas Eve to go searching for the star that appeared over Bethlehem during Jesus' birth.
Reprints:

'Twas the Fright Before Christmas (Table of Contents)

Superman; Santa Claus / comic story / 23 pages (report information)

Script:
E. Nelson Bridwell (Plot); Len Wein (Plot & Script)
Pencils:
Curt Swan
Inks:
Murphy Anderson
Colors:
Jerry Serpe
Letters:
Ben Oda
Editing:
Julius Schwartz

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman [Clark Kent; Kal-El]; Santa Claus; Toyman [Winslow P. Schott] (villain); Timmy Dickens; Krypto (flashback); Baby Kal-El (flashback); Santa's Elves; Santa's Reindeer
Synopsis:
Santa Claus helps Superman stop Toyman and replaces all the Christmas toys that Toyman rigged for evil.
Reprints:
Keywords:
Fortress of Solitude; green kryptonite; Krypton (flashback)

The Silent Night of the Batman (Table of Contents)

Batman / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
Mike Friedrich
Pencils:
Neal Adams
Inks:
Dick Giordano
Colors:
Jerry Serpe
Letters:
?
Job Number:
S-282

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; James Gordon
Synopsis:
A peaceful night in Gotham allows Batman to spend time with James Gordon.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Story told with very few words.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

text article / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Mark Waid
Letters:
Typeset

Synopsis:
Mark Waid relates the story of a Christmas Eve he spent alone and depressed. He turned to his comics for some Christmas tales to remind him about Christmas.
Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    DC heroes
  2. 1. Wanted: Santa Claus--Dead or Alive
    Batman
  3. 2. The Man Who Murdered Santa Claus!
    Justice League
  4. 3. The TT's Swinging Christmas Carol
    Teen Titans
  5. 4. Cap's Hobby Hints
    Cap's Hobby Hints
  6. 5. Star Light, Star Bright... Farthest Star I See Tonight!
    Legion of Super-Heroes
  7. 6. 'Twas the Fright Before Christmas
    Superman; Santa Claus
  8. 7. The Silent Night of the Batman
    Batman
  9. 8. [no title indexed]
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