Monthly Archives December 2019

So long, 2019

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Happy New Year, everyone.  Let’s do this again sometime.

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Sgt. Rock (1991) 21

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Easy Company relives the horrors of World War II one last time in the final issue of this incarnation of the top kick.

Sgt. Rock (1991) was a continuation of Sgt. Rock Special, transitioning from issue 13 to 14. Sgt. Rock Special began in 1988 following Crisis on Infinite Earths. It also served as a reprint title.

Sgt. Rock 21 collected stories from Our Army at War 228, 236, 257, 262 and 271.

Issue 228’s “It’s a Dirty War” is a Christmas tale sounding more like a statement regarding the Viet Nam War. “It’s a Dirty War” first appeared in the February 1971 issue of OAaW. It was penned by Robert Kanigher and penciled by Joe Kubert.

In the story, Rock delivers a letter from a 17-year old German soldier he killed back to the boy’s family. The dead speak from the grave and death is turned away from Easy Co’s sarge.

A final issue for the final day of the year. Happy New Year.

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Jingle Belle: The Homemades’ Tale

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A piece of Jingle Belle’s past seeks revenge in the 2018 installment of Paul Dini’s Christmas-time creation.

The day after Christmas dawns like a hangover for some. Those handmade gifts discarded as unwanted find their way in with ripped paper and bows never to be seen again. Though crafted with love and patience, they are cast away in favor of bright and shiny creations bearing foreign trademarks.

Jingle finds she isn’t the only one who has presents of Christmas past return. Homemade gifts find a home with Little Jingle who raises an army of renegade toys. Her intention is nothing less than subjugation of Santa’s work shop and empire.

Another holiday romp with the dysfunctional Claus family at the busiest time of year.

Jingle Belle: The Homemades’ Tale

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Scooby-Doo (1997) 139

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Scooby-Doo (1997) 139

Scooby-Doo (1997) 139

Merry Christmas and déjà vu from Jeff and me at Four Color Holiday Comics.

If your memory stretches back long enough, you may remember this cover and review from last Dec. 25. This issue, cover dated February, 2009, is the same book, issue 115, published in 2007. The exception being the cover is now red rather than white.

Inside are the same two stories and Yeti tutorial: “It’s a Wonderful Fright” and Santa’s Evil Elves.”

Hope the holiday was as entertaining and enjoyable as this issue. Keep coming back for more in 2020. There are still a lotta four-color holiday stories to be re-told.

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Twas the Night Before Christmas, True Believer

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Party Animal

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Flash brings home the holidays with a speedy, last-minute gift for party host, Green Arrow.

Justice League Action premiered on Cartoon Network  Dec. 16, 2016 and wrapped up its animated shorts June 3, 2018. Season one consisted of 52 episodes. DC Kids’ YouTube Channel featured 22-episodes premiering June 29, 2017.

Party Animal premiered Dec. 2, 2017.

 

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Jingle Belle: Picture Imperfect

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Merry Star Wars!

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A festive crossover to celebrate the opening of Star Wars Episode IX: The Rise of Skywalker in USA theaters. Artwork by Abraham Lopez (aka ArtistAbe).

Merry Star Wars

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Jingle Belle: Santa’s Throne

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Merry Christmas from the Marvels

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This Christmas card is from the hero formerly known as Captain Marvel, and doubled as the cover for Captain Marvel Adventures (1941 ) no. 19. CC Beck. Beck was the original artist for Marvel/Shazam and did the honors. This image is from the yeti speaks! Web site. Visit his site for more Seasonal Salutations from the comic book world.

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