(February-March 1976)

DC, 1972 Series
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Volume
5
Price
1.00 USD
Pages
60
Indicia frequency
bi-monthly
On-sale date
1975-11-06
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
National Periodical Publications, Inc.
Brand
The Line of DC Super-Stars
Editing
E. Nelson Bridwell
Color
Color
Dimensions
Tabloid
Paper Stock
Glossy Cover; Newsprint Interior
Binding
Saddle-stitched
Publishing Format
Was Ongoing Series

Issue Notes

On-sale date from Comic Reader #124.

This issue was originally scheduled to contain a Captain Marvel Junior story and house ads for it show him on the cover at the rear of the sleigh but when page counts dropped the story (and his cover image) was excised.


Christmas with the Super-Heroes (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Curt Swan
Inks
Bob Oksner
Colors
Sol Harrison
Letters
typeset

Job Number
N-1408
Genre
superhero
Characters
Sandman [Wesley Dodds]; Sandy; Cain; Wonder Woman; Batman; Santa Claus; Superman

Indexer Notes

Cover credits confirmed by Comic Reader #124. Colors credit provided by Anthony Tollin.

Contents (Table of Contents: 1)

table of contents / 1 page (report information)

Script
E. Nelson Bridwell ?
Pencils
Curt Swan (illustration)
Inks
Bob Oksner (illustration)
Letters
typeset

Job Number
N-1430

Indexer Notes

Inside front cover.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 2)

Superman / comic story / 15 pages (report information)

Script
Jerry Siegel
Pencils
Jack Burnley
Inks
Jack Burnley
Colors
?
Letters
?

Job Number
N-1376
First Line of Dialogue or Text
Yuletide! Period of gaiety and good will among men!
Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman; Santa Claus; Dr. Grouch; Mr. Meaney; Perry White; Lois Lane; James Daniels
Reprints

The Silent Night of the Batman (Table of Contents: 3)

Batman / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
Mike Friedrich
Pencils
Neal Adams
Inks
Dick Giordano
Colors
?
Letters
Milt Snapinn ?
Editing
Julius Schwartz (original editor)

Job Number
N-1377
Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman; James Gordon
Reprints

Night Prowler! (Table of Contents: 4)

House of Mystery / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
Len Wein
Pencils
Bernie Wrightson (Cain image page 1, all art on pages 2-4); Howard Chaykin (splash page 1)
Inks
Bernie Wrightson (Cain image page 1, all art on pages 2-4); Howard Chaykin (splash page 1)
Colors
?
Letters
Milt Snapinn ?
Editing
Joe Orlando (original editor)

Job Number
N-1428; N-1381
Genre
horror-suspense
Characters
Cain
Synopsis
On Christmas Eve, a man and his wife are awakened by the sounds of a prowler in the house.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

This story was originally 3 pages in House of Mystery #191. The added splash/introduction page is by Howard Chaykin, reprinted in altered form from Forbidden Tales of Dark Mansion (DC, 1972 series) #15 (March 1974) with image of Cain (in lower right) by Berni Wrightson pasted in from the Wrightson splash page in House of Mystery (DC, 1951 Series) #211 (February 1973). "House of Mystery" was added across the top of splash page.

Christmas Greetings from the Super-Heroes! (Table of Contents: 5)

illustration / 2 pages (report information)

Script
E. Nelson Bridwell ?
Pencils
various
Inks
various
Colors
?
Letters
Gaspar Saladino ?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Robin; Batman; Santa Claus; Superman; Wonder Woman; Flash [Jay Garrick]; Green Lantern [Alan Scott]; Captain Marvel, Jr.; Captain Marvel; Mary Marvel

[The Story of Fir Balsam] (Table of Contents: 6)

Wonder Woman / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

Script
William Marston [as Charles Moulton]
Pencils
Harry Peter [as H. G. Peter] (signed)
Inks
Harry Peter [as H. G. Peter] (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?
Editing
Sheldon Mayer (original editor)

Job Number
N-1380
First Line of Dialogue or Text
Yes, I know I'm only a fir treeā€¦
Genre
superhero
Characters
Wonder Woman; Carl Natz; Etta Candy; Fir Balsam; Babs Carter; Teddy Carter; Jeb Carter; Nan Carter; Fritz Krieg
Reprints

Santa's Scrambled Super-List (Table of Contents: 7)

activity / 1 page (report information)

Script
Bob Rozakis
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Job Number
P-60

Santa Fronts for the Mob (Table of Contents: 8)

Sandman / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script
Jack Kirby
Pencils
Jack Kirby
Inks
Joe Simon ?
Colors
?
Letters
Howard Ferguson
Editing
Whitney Ellsworth (original editor)

Job Number
N-1379
Genre
superhero
Characters
Sandman [Wesley Dodds]; Sandy; F. P. Miller; Smoothe; Mountain-Man Bearde
Reprints

Sing Along with the Super-Heroes (Table of Contents: 9)

activity / 2 pages (report information)

Script
various
Pencils
Curt Swan (illustration); Neal Adams (illustration); C. C. Beck (illustration); Sheldon Mayer (illustration); Nick Cardy (illustration)
Inks
? (illustration); Dick Giordano (illustration); C. C. Beck ? (illustration); Sheldon Mayer (illustration); Nick Cardy (illustration)
Colors
?
Letters
Milt Snapinn; typeset

Job Number
N-1431
Genre
superhero
Characters
Sugar; Spike; Batman; Superman, Justice League; Marvel Family; Santa Claus

Indexer Notes

Includes the lyrics to Silent Night, Adeste Fidelis, Kings of Orient, Jingle Bells, Deck the Halls and Away in a Manger.

Santa's Super-Deliveries (Table of Contents: 10)

activity / 1 page (report information)

Script
Bob Rozakis
Pencils
Curt Swan (illustration); Mike Sekowsky (illustration); Murphy Anderson (illustration); Neal Adams (illustration)
Inks
George Klein (illustration); Bernard Sachs (illustration); Murphy Anderson (illustration); Neal Adams (illustration)
Colors
?
Letters
Milt Snapinn ?

Job Number
P-59
Genre
superhero

Season's Greetings from the DC Editors (Table of Contents: 11)

text article / 1 page (report information)

Script
E. Nelson Bridwell ?
Pencils
Joe Kubert (illustration); Gray Morrow (illustration); ? (illustration); ? (illustration)
Inks
Joe Kubert (illustration); Gray Morrow (illustration); ? (illustration); ? (illustration)
Letters
Milt Snapinn ?

Job Number
N-1432
Characters
Julius Schwartz; Murray Boltinoff; Joe Orlando; Joe Kubert; Gerry Conway; E. Nelson Bridwell; Denny O'Neil

Indexer Notes

Inside back cover.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 12)

illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Curt Swan ? (illustration)
Inks
Bob Oksner ? (illustration)
Colors
?

Genre
superhero

Indexer Notes

Back cover.

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. Christmas with the Super-Heroes
  2. 1. Contents
  3. 2. ["Yuletide! Period of gaiety and good will among men!"]
    Superman
  4. 3. The Silent Night of the Batman
    Batman
  5. 4. Night Prowler!
    House of Mystery
  6. 5. Christmas Greetings from the Super-Heroes!
  7. 6. [The Story of Fir Balsam]
    Wonder Woman
  8. 7. Santa's Scrambled Super-List
  9. 8. Santa Fronts for the Mob
    Sandman
  10. 9. Sing Along with the Super-Heroes
  11. 10. Santa's Super-Deliveries
  12. 11. Season's Greetings from the DC Editors
  13. 12. [no title indexed]
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