(February 1983)

Marvel, 1981 Series
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Volume
1
Price
2.00 USD
Pages
52
Indicia Frequency
four times yearly
Publisher's Age Guidelines
Not For Kiddies (we mean it!)
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Marvel Comics Group
Barcode
0714860280802
Editing
Denny O'Neil (credited as Dennis O'Neil) (editor); Ralph Macchio (associate editor); Jim Shooter (editor-in-chief)

Issue Notes

The creators own the rights to all stories with the exceptions of Howard the Duck and Bucky Bizarre. Last issue of Bizarre Adventures. Per an Error Report by Steven Grant, this issue was the first published in high end comics format, as a test, and was one of the first Marvel publications printed in a new full color process (instead of four-color) (added 2009-01-06 by Allen Ross).
This issue has variants:

[Not For Kiddies (we mean it!)] (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Joe Jusko (signed)
Inks
Joe Jusko (signed)
Colors
Joe Jusko (signed)
Letters
?

Genre
horror-suspense
Characters
Skeleton Santa Claus
Keywords
Christmas

Stan Lee Presents: X-Mas (Table of Contents: 1)

credits, title page / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
? (illustration)
Inks
? (illustration)
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Son of Santa! (Table of Contents: 2)

comic story / 18 pages (report information)

Script
Mark Gruenwald
Pencils
Alan Kupperberg
Inks
Alan Kupperberg
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
satire-parody; superhero
Characters
Son of Santa [Nick Norris] (intro, origin); Santa Claus (guest star, death); Mrs. Maria Claus (intro, death); The Anti-Claus (villain, intro); Agonistes; Donner; Blitzen
Synopsis
The death of Santa Claus and how his son came to take over...
Keywords
Christmas

Howard the Duck's Christmas (Table of Contents: 3)

Howard the Duck / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
Steven Grant (signed)
Pencils
Paul Smith (signed)
Inks
Paul Smith (signed)
Colors
Steven Grant; Marie Severin (color printing notations)
Letters
?

Genre
satire-parody; superhero; anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Howard the Duck; Beverly Switzerland; Paul Same; Arthur Winslow; Jimmy
Keywords
Christmas

Indexer Notes

Parody of "It's a Wonderful Life". The first Howard the Duck story since the "Howard the Duck" magazine was discontinued. Steven Grant confirmed via an Error Report that he did the coloring for this story (with a little help on the printing notations from Marie Severin (2009-01-06 by Allen Ross).

[Dr. Deth, Not to Mention Kip and Muffy] (Table of Contents: 4)

Dr. Deth / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Larry Hama
Pencils
Larry Hama (layouts); Bob Camp (signed)
Inks
Bob Camp (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
adventure; humor
Characters
Dr. Deth; Kip; Muffy
Keywords
Christmas

Slay Bells! (Table of Contents: 5)

comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
Mike Carlin
Pencils
Mike Carlin
Inks
Mike Carlin
Colors
?
Letters
?

Characters
Raymond; Santa Claus
Keywords
Christmas

Indexer Notes

The death of Santa (again). Printed in two-color (black-and-red).

Santa Bites the Big Apple! (Table of Contents: 6)

comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
Al Milgrom (signed)
Pencils
Al Milgrom (signed)
Inks
Al Milgrom (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Characters
Santa Claus; Lefty; Kochmayer
Keywords
Christmas

[Christmas Excursion] (Table of Contents: 7)

Bucky Bizarre / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Steve Skeates
Pencils
Steve Smallwood (signed)
Inks
Steve Smallwood (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Characters
Bucky Bizarre
Keywords
Christmas

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 8) (Expand) /

From the Warp of Dennis O'Neil / in-house column / 1 page (report information)

Buy this book or I'll shoot this coyote!! (Table of Contents: 9) (Expand) /

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

Editing
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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [Not For Kiddies (we mean it!)]
  2. 1. Stan Lee Presents: X-Mas
  3. 2. Son of Santa!
  4. 3. Howard the Duck's Christmas
    Howard the Duck
  5. 4. [Dr. Deth, Not to Mention Kip and Muffy]
    Dr. Deth
  6. 5. Slay Bells!
  7. 6. Santa Bites the Big Apple!
  8. 7. [Christmas Excursion]
    Bucky Bizarre
  9. 8. [no title indexed]
    From the Warp of Dennis O'Neil
  10. 9. Buy this book or I'll shoot this coyote!!
    Coyote
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