DC Special Series #21 - Super-Star Holiday Special
(Spring 1980)

DC, 1977 Series
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Volume
4
Price
1.00 USD
Pages
68
Indicia frequency
four times a year
On-sale date
1979-12-04
Publisher's Age Guidelines
Approved by the Comics Code Authority
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
DC Comics, Inc.
Brand
DC [bullet]
Barcode
0709893216404
Editing
Joe Orlando (managing editor); Len Wein (editor)
Color
Color
Dimensions
Standard Modern Age U.S. (1-17, 20-22); Digest (18, 19, 23, 24); Tabloid (25-27)
Paper Stock
Glossy Cover; Newsprint Interior
Binding
Saddle-Stitched (1-17, 20-22, 25-27); Squarebound (18, 19, 23, 24)
Publishing Format
Was Ongoing Series

Issue Notes

Indicia reads: "Super-Star Holiday Special, Spring 1980. (DC Special Series, Vol. 4, No. 21)." Cover date: April.

On-sale date from Comic Reader #175.


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Legion of Super-Heroes; Jonah Hex; Sgt. Rock; Batman; The House of Mystery / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
José Luis García-López (signed)
Inks
José Luis García-López (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Job Number
C-263
Genre
detective-mystery; superhero; war; western-frontier
Characters
Legion of Super-Heroes [Lightning Lad; Saturn Girl; Superboy [Clark Kent]; Wildfire; Phantom Girl]; Jonah Hex; Sgt. Rock; Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Cain; Abel; Mildred
Reprints

[Introductory Page] (Table of Contents: 1)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Len Wein
Pencils
Gerry Talaoc
Inks
Gerry Talaoc
Colors
?
Letters
?

Job Number
J-6477
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Sgt. Rock; Jonah Hex; Superboy [Clark Kent]

The Fawn and the Star (Table of Contents: 2)

Jonah Hex / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script
Michael Fleisher
Pencils
Dick Ayers
Inks
Romeo Tanghal
Colors
Gene D'Angelo
Letters
Shelly Leferman

Job Number
J-6348
Genre
western-frontier
Characters
Jonah Hex; Woodson Hex (flashback); Virginia Hex (flashback)

Wanted: Santa Claus -- Dead or Alive! (Table of Contents: 3)

Batman / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script
Denny O'Neil
Pencils
Frank Miller
Inks
Steve Mitchell
Colors
Glynis Wein
Letters
Ben Oda

Job Number
J-6360
Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Matty Lasko; Boomer Katz; Mister Jackson; "Fats" Morgan; Al; Louie
Synopsis
Batman stops a mob from stealing the day's receipts from a department store with the help of Boomer Katz, a paroled robber, and the light from a Nativity star.
Reprints

Hawkman Makes a Safe Landing (Table of Contents: 4) (Expand) /

Hawkman; Hostess Cup Cakes / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 5)

The House of Mystery / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
Bob Rozakis
Pencils
Romeo Tanghal
Inks
Dan Adkins
Colors
Bob LeRose
Letters
Shelly Leferman

Job Number
J-6368
First Line of Dialogue or Text
I don't see him, guys!
Genre
detective-mystery
Characters
Cain; Abel; Mildred; Mordred; Cynthia; Destiny; Phantom Stranger; Madame Xanadu
Synopsis
The hosts of The House of Mystery, The Witching Hour, and Secrets of Haunted House compete to tell the best holiday-themed twist-ending story.

Indexer Notes

The House of Mystery is listed as the feature because it is the only feature listed on the cover and its logo and tagline are on the splash page.

The Longest Night! (Table of Contents: 6)

Sgt. Rock of Easy Co. / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script
Robert Kanigher
Pencils
Dick Ayers
Inks
Romeo Tanghal
Colors
Tatjana Wood
Letters
Ben Oda

Genre
war
Characters
Sgt. Rock
Synopsis
Sgt. Rock and Easy Co. try to protect worshipers headed to the Shrine at Santa Maria.

Star Light, Star Bright... Farthest Star I See Tonight! (Table of Contents: 7)

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

Script
Paul Levitz
Pencils
José Luis García-López
Inks
Dick Giordano
Colors
Adrienne Roy
Letters
Ben Oda

Job Number
J-6346
Genre
superhero
Characters
Legion of Super-Heroes [Supreboy [Clark Kent]; Phantom Girl [Tinya Wazzo]; Mon-El; Saturn Girl [Irma 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 to go searching for the star that shown over Bethlehem during Jesus' birth on Christmas Eve.
Reprints

Volume 79 Issue 48 - Week of December 3, 1979 (Table of Contents: 8) (Expand) /

Daily Planet / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Legion of Super-Heroes; Jonah Hex; Sgt. Rock; Batman; The House of Mystery
  2. 1. [Introductory Page]
  3. 2. The Fawn and the Star
    Jonah Hex
  4. 3. Wanted: Santa Claus -- Dead or Alive!
    Batman
  5. 4. Hawkman Makes a Safe Landing
    Hawkman; Hostess Cup Cakes
  6. 5. ["I don't see him, guys!"]
    The House of Mystery
  7. 6. The Longest Night!
    Sgt. Rock of Easy Co.
  8. 7. Star Light, Star Bright... Farthest Star I See Tonight!
    Legion of Super-Heroes
  9. 8. Volume 79 Issue 48 - Week of December 3, 1979
    Daily Planet
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