(February 2009)

DC, 2009 Series
 
Price
5.99 USD
Pages
88
On-sale date
2008-12-17
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
DC Comics
Brand
DC [swirl]
Barcode
761941277806 00111
Editing
Dan Didio; Eddie Berganza; Adam Schlagman (assistant editor)
Color
color
Dimensions
standard Modern Age US
Binding
saddle-stitched
Publishing Format
one-shot

Issue Notes

This book has no number in the indicia. The #1 on the cover is part of a logo that says "one shot".


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

DC Universe / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Frank Quitely
Inks
Frank Quitely
Colors
Frank Quitely ?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman; Santa Claus; Dr. Light [Kimiyo Hoshi]; Nightwing; Huntress; Robin [Tim Drake]; Blue Beetle [Jaime Reyes]; Huntress [Helena Bertinelli]; Aquaman
Keywords
Christmas

Season's Greetings From Our Superman Family to Yours (Table of Contents: 1)

Superman / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Script
Sterling Gates
Pencils
Karl Kerschl
Inks
Karl Kerschl
Colors
Pete Pantazis
Letters
Travis Lanham

Genre
superhero
Characters
Clark Kent [Superman]; Supergirl; Martha Kent; Lois Lane; Krypto; Lana Lang
Keywords
Christmas

DC Universe Holiday Special '08 Table of Contents (Table of Contents: 2)

table of contents / 1 page (report information)

Letters
Travis Lanham

The Man in Red (Table of Contents: 3)

Santa Claus / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
Matt Cherniss; Peter Johnson
Pencils
Ivan Reis
Inks
Joe Prado
Colors
Rod Reis
Letters
Rob Leigh

Genre
superhero
Characters
Santa Claus; Superman (cameo)
Synopsis
A retelling of the origin of Santa Claus to parallel the origin of Superman.
Keywords
Christmas; Santa Claus

Somewhere Beyond the Sea (Table of Contents: 4)

Aquaman / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
Dan Didio
Pencils
Ian Churchill
Inks
Ian Churchill
Colors
Bob Rivard
Letters
Travis Lanham

Genre
superhero
Characters
Aquaman
Synopsis
Aquaman saves an expectant mother and her husband from pirates.

Good King Wenceslas (Table of Contents: 5)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Paul Dini; John Mason Neale (original text)
Pencils
Dustin Nguyen
Inks
Dustin Nguyen
Colors
Dustin Nguyen
Letters
Patrick Brosseau

Genre
adventure; historical
Characters
King Wenceslas; Wenceslas' page
Synopsis
A retelling of the 1853 Christmas carol by Anglican clergyman John Mason Neale with art paralleling Wenceslas and his page to Batman and Robin.
Reprints
Keywords
Christmas

A Day Without Sirens (Table of Contents: 6)

Batman / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Joe Kelly
Pencils
Mick Bertilorenzi
Inks
Mick Bertilorenzi
Colors
Pam Rambo
Letters
Travis Lanham

Genre
superhero
Characters
Commissioner Gordon; Batman; Oracle; Supergirl
Synopsis
Gotham City experiences a day with no emergency calls to the police or fire departments.
Keywords
Christmas

It's a Wonderful Night (Table of Contents: 7)

Nightwing & Robin / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Art Baltazar; Franco Aureliani
Pencils
Tim Levins
Inks
Dan Davis
Colors
Heroic Age
Letters
Sal Cipriano

Genre
superhero
Characters
Nightwing; Robin [Tim Drake]; Boomerang [Owen Mercer]
Synopsis
Nightwing gives Robin a gift at a Christmas screening of It's A Wonderful Life.
Keywords
Christmas

Christmas with the Beetles (Table of Contents: 8)

Blue Beetle / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
J. C. Vaughn
Pencils
Lee Garbett
Inks
Trevor Scott
Colors
Pete Pantazis
Letters
Travis Lanham

Genre
superhero
Characters
Blue Beetle [Dan Garret] (flashback); Blue Beetle [Ted Kord] (flashback); Blue Beetle [Jaime Reyes]; Donnie Cole (flashback); Lonnie Cole (flashback); Louie Cole; Richard Cole
Synopsis
An imprisoned father urges his son not to follow in the family tradition of falling into criminal ways.
Keywords
Christmas

An Angel Told Me (Table of Contents: 9)

Huntress / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Amanda McMurray
Pencils
Rafael Albuquerque
Inks
Rafael Albuquerque
Colors
Cris Peter
Letters
Travis Lanham

Genre
superhero
Characters
Huntress [Helena Bertinelli]; Alejandro
Synopsis
The Huntress helps to put the abusive father of one of her alter ego's students in jail.
Keywords
autism; bullying; Christmas

The Night Before Christmas... (Table of Contents: 10)

Teen Titans / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
Rex Ogle
Pencils
Mike DiMotta
Inks
Mike DiMotta
Colors
Mike DiMotta
Letters
Travis Lanham

Genre
superhero
Characters
Robin [Tim Drake]; Wondergirl [Cassie Sandsmark]; Blue Beetle [Jaime Reyes]; Red Devil; Bombshell; Traci 13; Miss Martian
Synopsis
The Titans spend time in New York City on Christmas Eve.
Keywords
Christmas

Party Animal (Table of Contents: 11)

Justice League of America / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
Alan Burnett
Pencils
Kevin Maguire
Inks
Kevin Maguire
Colors
Frank Martin
Letters
Travis Lanham

Genre
superhero
Characters
Shaggyman; Red Arrow; Green Lantern [John Stewart]; Vixen; Superman (cameo); Wonder Woman (cameo); Martian Manhunter (cameo); Green Lantern [Guy Gardner] (cameo); Booster Gold (cameo); Black Lightning (cameo); Flash (cameo); Metal Men (cameo); Robin [Tim Drake] (cameo); Cyborg (cameo); Beast Boy (cameo); Green Lantern [Alan Scott] (cameo); Hawkgirl (cameo); Red Tornado (cameo); Wildcat (cameo); Black Canary (cameo); Firestorm (cameo); Zatanna (cameo); Green Arrow (cameo); Nightwing (cameo); Power Girl (cameo); Fire (cameo); Metamorpho (cameo); Starfire (cameo); Huntress (cameo); Plastic Man (cameo)
Synopsis
Red Arrow and John Stewart bring Shaggyman to the JLA Christmas party.
Reprints
Keywords
Christmas

Let There Be Light! (Table of Contents: 12)

Dr. Light / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
Adam Schlagman
Pencils
Rodolfo Migliari; Max Fiumara (flashbacks on page 3)
Inks
Rodolfo Migliari; Nei Ruffino (flashbacks on page 3)
Colors
Michael J. DiMotta; Rodolfo Migliari
Letters
Nick J. Napolitano

Genre
superhero
Characters
Dr. Light [Kimiyo Hoshi]; Mammoth; Shimmer
Synopsis
Mammoth and Shimmer's battle with Dr. Light causes a blackout in Metropolis.
Keywords
Christmas

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 13)

illustration / 1 page (report information)

Script
Sterling Gates
Pencils
Karl Kerschl
Inks
Karl Kerschl
Colors
Pete Pantazis
Letters
Travis Lanham

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Happy Holidays -- from all your friends at DC Comics
Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman; Stargirl; Cyclone
Keywords
Christmas
Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    DC Universe
  2. 1. Season's Greetings From Our Superman Family to Yours
    Superman
  3. 2. DC Universe Holiday Special '08 Table of Contents
  4. 3. The Man in Red
    Santa Claus
  5. 4. Somewhere Beyond the Sea
    Aquaman
  6. 5. Good King Wenceslas
  7. 6. A Day Without Sirens
    Batman
  8. 7. It's a Wonderful Night
    Nightwing & Robin
  9. 8. Christmas with the Beetles
    Blue Beetle
  10. 9. An Angel Told Me
    Huntress
  11. 10. The Night Before Christmas...
    Teen Titans
  12. 11. Party Animal
    Justice League of America
  13. 12. Let There Be Light!
    Dr. Light
  14. 13. ["Happy Holidays -- from all your friends at DC Comics"]
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