The Best of DC #22 [Newsstand]
(March 1982)

DC, 1979 Series
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Volume
4
Price
0.95 USD
Pages
100
Indicia Frequency
Monthly
On-sale date
1981-12-03
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
DC Comics, Inc.
Brand
DC Blue Ribbon Digest
Barcode
0709893173003
Editing
Dick Giordano (managing editor); Julius Schwartz (editor); E. Nelson Bridwell (consulting editor)
Color
Color
Dimensions
5" x 6.75"
Paper Stock
Glossy cardstock cover; Newsprint interior
Binding
squarebound
Publishing Format
was ongoing

Issue Notes

This issue is a variant of The Best of DC (DC, 1979 series) #22 [Direct].

Copyright © 1981 DC Comics Inc.

On-sale date from Comic Reader #197.


Christmas with the Super Heroes (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Rich Buckler (signed)
Inks
Dick Giordano (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
Gaspar Saladino

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent; Kal-El]; Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Green Arrow [Oliver Queen]; Black Canary [Dinah Lance]; Teen Titans [Aqualad [Garth]; Kid Flash [Wally West]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Wonder Girl [Donna Troy]]; Captain Marvel, Jr. [Freddy Freeman]

Indexer Notes

Saladino credit per Brian Saner Lamken.

Best of DC -- Christmas with the Super-Heroes (Table of Contents: 1)

table of contents / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Letters
typeset

Indexer Notes

inside front cover.

The TT's Swingin' Christmas Carol! (Table of Contents: 2)

Teen Titans / comic story / 23 pages (report information)

Script
Bob Haney
Pencils
Nick Cardy
Inks
Nick Cardy
Colors
?
Letters
Joe Letterese
Editing
George Kashdan (original editor)

Genre
superhero
Characters
Teen Titans [Robin [Dick Grayson]; Kid Flash [Wally West]; Wonder Girl [Donna Troy]; Aqualad [Garth]]; 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

The second page of the original story has been cut, but the three half-pages are expanded to full-pages.

Merry Christmas (Table of Contents: 3)

Batman / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Denny O'Neil
Pencils
Irv Novick
Inks
Dick Giordano
Colors
?
Letters
Milt Snappin ?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman; Chimp Manners
Reprints

Freddy Freeman's Christmas! (Table of Contents: 4)

Captain Marvel, Jr. / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
Bill Woolfolk
Pencils
Bud Thompson
Inks
Bud Thompson
Colors
?
Letters
?

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A Christmas Peril! (Table of Contents: 5)

Batman and Robin / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script
Don C. Cameron
Pencils
Jerry Robinson
Inks
Jerry Robinson
Colors
?
Letters
Ira Schnapp

Genre
superhero
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The Seal Men's War on Santa Claus (Table of Contents: 6)

The Sandman / comic story / 18 pages (report information)

Script
Michael Fleisher
Pencils
Jack Kirby
Inks
Mike Royer
Colors
?
Letters
Mike Royer
Editing
Joe Orlando

Genre
superhero
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Originally scheduled to be published in The Sandman (DC, 1974 series) #7, and then scheduled to be integrated into a 25-page story in Kamandi, the Last Boy on Earth (DC, 1972 series) #61, but both comics were cancelled before these issues were published.

Robin's (Very) White Christmas! (Table of Contents: 7)

Robin / comic story / 9 pages (report information)

Script
Bob Rozakis
Pencils
José Delbo
Inks
Vince Colletta
Colors
?
Letters
Milt Snappin ?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Robin; Lori Elton; Frank McDonald; Batman; Alfred Pennyworth; Aunt Harriet
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Story title corrected from original.

The Man Who Murdered Santa Claus! (Table of Contents: 8)

Justice League / comic story / 20 pages (report information)

Script
Len Wein
Pencils
Dick Dillin
Inks
Dick Giordano
Colors
?
Letters
Milt Snappin ?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Justice League of America [JLA; Superman [Clark Kent]; Batman [Bruce Wayne]; The Flash [Barry Allen] (cameo); The Atom [Ray Palmer] (cameo); Elongated Man [Ralph Dibny] (cameo); Black Canary [Dinah Lance]; Green Arrow [Oliver Queen]; Red Tornado [John Smith] (new costume); Aquaman [Arthur Curry] (cameo); Green Lantern [Hal Jordan] (cameo); Phantom Stranger (cameo)]; Sue Dibny (cameo); Iris Allen (cameo); Mera (cameo); Kathy Sutton (cameo); Green Lantern [John Stewart]; Santa Simpson; Eric Russell (Iris's father); Fran Russell (Iris's mother); The Key (villain)
Synopsis
The murder of a department store Santa Claus puts the JLA on the tail of the Key and his scheme to kill the JLA.
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Another Dynamite Comic from the House of Daring Concepts! (Table of Contents: 9) (Expand) /

Captain Carrot and His Amazing Zoo Crew / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

[Holiday Greetings] (Table of Contents: 10)

illustration / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
George Pérez
Inks
George Pérez
Colors
?
Letters
Gaspar Saladino

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman; Batman; Robin; Green Arrow; Black Canary; Captain Marvel Jr.; Kid Flash; Aqualad; Wonder Girl; Sandman

Indexer Notes

Back cover. Characters from the stories depicted on ornaments on a Christmas tree. Gaspar Saladino credit per Brian Saner Lamken.

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. Christmas with the Super Heroes
  2. 1. Best of DC -- Christmas with the Super-Heroes
  3. 2. The TT's Swingin' Christmas Carol!
    Teen Titans
  4. 3. Merry Christmas
    Batman
  5. 4. Freddy Freeman's Christmas!
    Captain Marvel, Jr.
  6. 5. A Christmas Peril!
    Batman and Robin
  7. 6. The Seal Men's War on Santa Claus
    The Sandman
  8. 7. Robin's (Very) White Christmas!
    Robin
  9. 8. The Man Who Murdered Santa Claus!
    Justice League
  10. 9. Another Dynamite Comic from the House of Daring Concepts!
    Captain Carrot and His Amazing Zoo Crew
  11. 10. [Holiday Greetings]
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Thomas Johnson
  • Peter Croome
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
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