(February-March 1975)

DC, 1972 Series
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Volume
4
Price
1.00 USD
Pages
84
Indicia Frequency
bi-monthly
On-sale date
1974-11-07
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
National Periodical Publications, Inc.
Brand
The Line of DC Super-Stars
Editing
Paul Levitz
Color
Color
Dimensions
Tabloid
Paper Stock
Glossy Cover; Newsprint Interior
Binding
Saddle-stitched
Publishing Format
Was Ongoing Series

Issue Notes

Copyright 1974 National Periodical Publications, Inc., and printed in USA per indicia.

On-sale date from Comic Reader #112.


Christmas with the Super-Heroes (Table of Contents)

cover / 2 pages (report information)

Pencils
Nick Cardy (signed)
Inks
Nick Cardy (signed)
Colors
Sol Harrison
Letters
Gaspar Saladino; typeset

Job Number
L-445 ?
Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman; Batman; Captain Marvel [billed as Shazam]; Teen Titans [Robin; Wonder Girl; Aqualad; Kid Flash]; Santa Claus

Indexer Notes

The cover's job number is at least partially cropped off on most copies of the issue based on a survey on the GCD-Main list. Gene Reed verified the "445" but the "L" prefix is only assumed at this writing. Gaspar Saladino credit per Brian Saner Lamken. Color credits provided by Anthony Tollin.

Contents (Table of Contents: 1)

table of contents / 1 page (report information)

Script
Paul Levitz ?
Pencils
Nick Cardy (signed)
Inks
Nick Cardy (signed)
Letters
typeset

Job Number
L-406
Characters
Superman; Batman; Captain Marvel; Teen Titans [Robin; Wonder Girl; Aqualad; Kid Flash]; Santa Claus

Indexer Notes

Inside front cover. Art of characters from front portion of wraparound cover is reproduced smaller and without color. Some of the sequence titles in table of contents are slightly different from the way they appear in the comic.

Silent Night, Deadly Night! (Table of Contents: 2)

Batman / comic story / 17 pages (report information)

Script
Denny O'Neil
Pencils
Irv Novick
Inks
Dick Giordano
Colors
?
Letters
Ben Oda
Editing
Julius Schwartz (original editor)

Job Number
L-402
Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman; Tim (last name unknown); Betsy (last name unknown); Richard Lee Evans; Santa Claus (as costume only)
Synopsis
On Christmas Eve, Batman tracks down a thug who wants revenge on his former boss.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Ben Oda credit per Brian Saner Lamken.

Pages 1-17. Copyright 1971 National Periodical Publications, Inc., per slug on splash page.

Billy Batson's Xmas! (Table of Contents: 3)

Shazam! / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
Otto Binder
Pencils
Pete Costanza
Inks
Pete Costanza
Colors
?
Letters
?
Editing
Wendell Crowley (original editor)

Job Number
L-403
Genre
superhero
Characters
Santa Claus (as costume only); Captain Marvel [Billy Batson]; Captain Marvel, Jr. [Freddy Freeman]; Mary Marvel [Mary Batson]; Uncle Marvel [Uncle Dudley]; Sterling Morris; Mike (last name unknown); Ramberg (full name unknown)
Synopsis
Captain Marvel helps Mike get his job as Santa Claus back just in time for Billy's Christmas Eve party, at which he and Billy exchange special gifts.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Pages 18-24. Copyright 1945 Fawcett Publications, Inc., per slug in splash panel.

Uncle Marvel does not appear in costume. Captain Marvel Jr. and Mary Marvel identities are seen in splash panel only.

The $500,000 Doll Caper! (Table of Contents: 4)

Angel and the Ape / comic story / 14.17 pages (report information)

Script
John Albano
Pencils
Bob Oksner
Inks
Wally Wood
Colors
?
Letters
Irving Watanabe
Editing
Joe Orlando (original editor)

Job Number
L-405
Genre
adventure; humor
Characters
Angel O'Day; Sam Simeon; Mr. Stooge; Boing [a Frankenstein/patchwork monster]; Mr. Stooge's crew [Duke; Scar; Dipp; unnamed men]; Santa Claus; Professor Sharpeyes
Synopsis
Angel and Sam accidentally foul up the plans of Mr. Stooge's criminal operation while collecting toys for Santa to repair before Christmas.

Indexer Notes

Pages 25-39. The previously unpublished story runs over 15 pages that also include the following two sequences. Page 7 of the story is a 2/3-page and page 15 is a 1/2-page.

Christmas Quiz (Table of Contents: 5)

activity / 0.33 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Curt Swan (Superman); ? (quiz picture)
Inks
Murphy Anderson ? (Superman); ? (quiz picture)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Job Number
L-447A
Characters
Superman (head shot only)

Indexer Notes

Page 31 (bottom third). Superman head shot is reused from unknown source.

Christmas Quiz II (Table of Contents: 6)

activity / 0.5 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Mike Sekowsky ? (Batman); ? (quiz picture)
Inks
Murphy Anderson (Batman); ? (quiz picture)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Job Number
L-447B
Characters
Batman

Indexer Notes

Page 39 (bottom half). Batman art is reused from unknown source.

Super-Hero Calendar (Table of Contents: 7)

illustration / 2 pages (report information)

Pencils
Curt Swan; Neal Adams; C. C. Beck; Murphy Anderson; Gil Kane; ? (illustrations)
Inks
George Klein; Neal Adams ?; C. C. Beck; Murphy Anderson; Gil Kane; ? (illustrations)
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Job Number
L-448
Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman; Batman; Captain Marvel; Wonder Woman; Green Arrow; Green Lantern; The Legion of Super-Heroes [Superboy; Lightning Lad; Cosmic Boy; Saturn Girl]; Hawkman; The Flash; Aquaman

Indexer Notes

Pages 40-41 (centerspread). Statted art borders a 1975 calendar.

A Swingin' Christmas Carol! (Table of Contents: 8)

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 (original editor)

Job Number
L-401
Genre
superhero
Characters
Teen Titans [Wonder Girl; Aqualad; Robin; Kid Flash]; 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

Pages 42-64. Copyright 1967 National Periodical Publications, Inc., per slug on splash page.

The story runs over 23 pages that also include the following three sequences. Pages 8, 15, and 23 of the story are 1/2-pages. The second page of the original story has been cut, with the caption on the original third page, now the second page of the reprint, altered. The chapter headings in the original have also been removed.

Christmas Quiz III (Table of Contents: 9)

activity / 0.5 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Job Number
L-447C
Characters
Captain Marvel (head shot only)

Indexer Notes

Page 31 (bottom half). Captain Marvel head shot is reused from unknown source.

Christmas Quiz IV (Table of Contents: 10)

activity / 0.5 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Irv Novick (Robin); ? (quiz picture)
Inks
Dick Giordano ? (Robin); ? (quiz picture)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Job Number
L-447D
Characters
Robin (head shot only)

Indexer Notes

Page 56 (bottom half). Robin head shot is reused from unknown source.

Christmas Quiz V (Table of Contents: 11)

activity / 0.5 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
Bob Oksner (Angel); ? (quiz picture)
Colors
Wally Wood (Angel); ? (quiz picture)
Letters
?

Job Number
L-447E
Characters
Angel O'Day

Indexer Notes

Page 64 (bottom half). Angel head shot is reused (and retouched) from story earlier in this issue.

Christmastown, U. S. A.! (Table of Contents: 12)

Superman / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script
Alvin Schwartz
Pencils
Win Mortimer; Vince Colletta (alterations)
Inks
Win Mortimer; Vince Colletta (alterations)
Colors
?
Letters
Ira Schnapp
Editing
Mort Weisinger (original editor)

Job Number
L-404
Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; Lois Lane; Perry White; Mr. Osborne (first name unknown); Danny Osborne; Santa Claus (as costume only)
Synopsis
Christmastown is flooded, but Superman helps turn the disaster into Central Valley's most unique Christmas ever.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Pages 63-76. Art is heavily retouched by Vince Colletta throughout, probably due to poor source material.

[A Stirring Christmas Story!] (Table of Contents: 13)

Write Your Own Comic Page! / activity / 1 page (report information)

Script
Sheldon Mayer
Pencils
Sheldon Mayer
Inks
Sheldon Mayer
Letters
Sheldon Mayer

Job Number
L-450A
Genre
humor; children
Synopsis
Two little boys are competing sidewalk Santas.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Page 77. Readers are invited to add dialogue to the empty word balloons. Source of reprint from James Ludwig on GCD-Main.

Super Hero Christmas Cards (Table of Contents: 14)

activity / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Paul Levitz ?
Pencils
Wayne Boring; Neal Adams; Irv Novick; Mike Sekowsky; ? (illustrations)
Inks
Wayne Boring ?; Neal Adams ?; Dick Giordano; Bernard Sachs; ? (illustrations)
Colors
?
Letters
Milt Snapinn ?

Job Number
L-451
Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman; Batman; Robin; Green Arrow (head shot only); Wonder Woman (head shot only); The Flash (head shot only); Captain Marvel

Indexer Notes

Pages 78-79. Superman, Batman, and Robin explain how to cut out pictures and holiday messages to make cards featuring them and other heroes. Statted art from various sources is used.

Santa's Guessing Game (Table of Contents: 15)

activity / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Job Number
L-450B
Characters
Santa Claus

Indexer Notes

Page 80. Readers are shown a trick with columns of numbers.

This is a revised version of "Santa's Amazing Guessing Game" from Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer (DC, 1950 series) #[3 1952] ([December] 1952).

The Super-Villains Speak Out on Christmas (Table of Contents: 16)

cartoon / 1 page (report information)

Script
Paul Levitz ?
Pencils
Curt Swan; C. C. Beck ?; Murphy Anderson; John Forte; ? (illustrations)
Inks
Murphy Anderson; John Forte; ?; ?; ? (illustrations)
Letters
typeset

Job Number
L-449
Genre
superhero
Characters
Toyman; Penguin; Joker; Mr. Mind; Lex Luthor; Captain Cold; Bizarro

Indexer Notes

Inside back cover. Statted art from various sources is used.

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. Christmas with the Super-Heroes
  2. 1. Contents
  3. 2. Silent Night, Deadly Night!
    Batman
  4. 3. Billy Batson's Xmas!
    Shazam!
  5. 4. The $500,000 Doll Caper!
    Angel and the Ape
  6. 5. Christmas Quiz
  7. 6. Christmas Quiz II
  8. 7. Super-Hero Calendar
  9. 8. A Swingin' Christmas Carol!
    Teen Titans
  10. 9. Christmas Quiz III
  11. 10. Christmas Quiz IV
  12. 11. Christmas Quiz V
  13. 12. Christmastown, U. S. A.!
    Superman
  14. 13. [A Stirring Christmas Story!]
    Write Your Own Comic Page!
  15. 14. Super Hero Christmas Cards
  16. 15. Santa's Guessing Game
  17. 16. The Super-Villains Speak Out on Christmas
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