(February-March 1975)

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Volume:
4
Price:
1.00 USD
Pages:
84
Indicia frequency:
bi-monthly
On-sale date:
1974-11-04
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

On-sale date from Mike's Amazing World of DC Comics / dcindexes.com [2012 February 07].
Copyright 1974 National Periodical Publications, Inc., and printed in USA per indicia.


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 [2012 February 07]. Color credits provided by Anthony Tollin.

[no title indexed] (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

Pgs. 1-17.
Ben Oda credit per Brian Saner Lamken [2012 February 07].
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

Pgs. 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

Pgs. 25-39. The previously unpublished story runs over 15 pages that also include the following two sequences, one a third of a page and the other a half of a page in size.

Christmas Quiz I (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

Pg. 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

Pg. 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

Pgs. 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

Pgs. 42-64.
The story runs over 23 pages that also include the following three sequences, each a half of a page in size.
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.
Copyright 1967 National Periodical Publications, Inc., per slug on splash page.

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

Pg. 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

Pg. 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

Pg. 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

Pgs. 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:
children; humor
Synopsis:
Two little boys are competing sidewalk Santas.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Pg. 77.
Readers are invited to add dialogue to the empty word balloons.
Source of reprint from James Ludwig on GCD-Main [2012 February 9].
Title is from second line at top of page.

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

Pg. 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

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

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.

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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. Christmas with the Super-Heroes
  2. 1. [no title indexed]
  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 I
  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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