Monthly Archives December 2017

New Year’s Eve

When you reach that age where this constitutes a fun and exciting New Year’s Eve.

And to be honest, I can’t say I mind it much.

Happy New Year, everyone.

New Year's Eve

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New Year’s Revolution!

Forget resolutions – embrace the revolution.  Poison Ivy, Harley Quinn, and Catwoman bring in the New Year in Batman: Li’l Gotham (2012) #4, a digital-only effort later reprinted in Batman: Li’l Gotham (2013) #2 and Batman: Li’l Gotham TPB Volume 1.  Artwork by Dustin Nguyen, written by Nguyen and Derek Fridolfs.

New Year's Revolution!

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Post-Holiday Batman

You want a grim, angry Batman? Because this is how you get one. Artwork by Marco D’Alfonso.

The Dark Knight Returns His Presents

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“Where does he get those wonderful toys?”

Now we know.

DC’s 2004 Holiday Card with art by Jim Lee.

DC 2004 Holiday Card

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Covering All The Bases

Artwork by Michael Cho.

Happy Everything

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Young Sheldon’s Christmas

Young Sheldon and friend enjoy a visit to their local comic shop. Notice the Christmas With The Super-Heroes (1988) cameo.

Young Sheldon

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Holy Gift Giving, Batman!

Batman and Robin spread some Christmas cheer, 60s-style.  Art by Ryan Bullard.

Holy Gift Giving, Batman!

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Superman’s Christmas Adventure (1944)

Superman’s Christmas Adventure (1944)

Superman may have been one of the original pop-culture phenoms. Following his first appearance in Action Comics issue one his fandom grew exponentially with his likeness featured in the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade and The Adventures of Superman radio program both offered in 1940.

By 1942 Action Comics, Superman and Superman Quarterly were reportedly selling 1.5 million issues a month. The following year Superman hit the big screen in animated form courtesy of Fleischer Studios.

It’s no surprise the Man of Steel would be sought after for further promotional roles following the 1940 volume one of Superman’s Christmas Adventure. As with the first go round Superman’s Christmas Adventure volume two was a give-away for department stores and other companies.

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Scooby Apocalypse

This is the book everyone should be reading.

Imagine Scooby-Doo and Mystery Inc. mashed with Resident Evil and elements of the Walking Dead. That’s Scooby Apocalypse.

The gifted tag-team of Keith Giffen and J.M. DeMatteis reimagines those meddling kids in a world devoid of any of the pop-flower power culture amidst which they were spawned in 1969.

For their 20th offering Scooby Apocalypse presents a post-apocalyptic Christmas – of sorts. More plot than season driven and not an issue to jump on board with. Just a nice present for the faithful fans.

Scooby Apocalypse 20

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Santa She-Hulk

She-Hulk is ready for the holiday.  Artwork by GenzoMan.

Santa She-Hulk

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