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Hallmark Unleashes Second Round of Christmas Ornaments for 2020

Again, not wishing to push Halloween aside for Christmas, Hallmark’s releases for the 2020 holiday season are just too cool to ignore. Hitting the stores today are:

DC Comics Batman: The Animated Series The Legend Lives On Ornament

DC Comics Batman Classic TV Series Batmobile Ornament

Marvel Studios Black Widow Ornament

Marvel Studios Avengers: Endgame Captain America Ornament

Marvel Deadpool Ornament

DC Comics Birds of Prey Harley Quinn Ornament

Marvel Studios Avengers: Endgame Iron Man Ornament

DC Comics Super Friends Hall of Justice Musical Ornament

DC Comics Batman Classic TV Series The Penguin Ornament

Marvel Spider-Man Slinging In the Season Ornament

LEGO DC Super Heroes Superman Ornament

DC Comics Wonder Woman Rocks! Guitar Musical Ornament

DC Comics Super Friends Hall of Justice Musical Ornament

 

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Tick Back to School Special (1998) 1

Three of the most dreaded words known to young ears are, “back to school.” To ease the stress of returning to the hallowed halls of learning, Four Color Holidays features the above-named Tick special.

The Tick and Arthur are tapped to return to school as undercover agents. The Tick as a student and Arthur a janitor. Both are as convincing in their roles as the cast of 21 Jump Street of the previous decade.

Of course, there’s no room for reality in a Tick comic book and both pass for their assigned roles. The trouble is, neither know what they’re looking for, thanks to the Tick’s bumbling.

Tick’s naivete does reveal the fiendish plot as devised by the son of one of the duo’s earliest and most diabolical villains.

If you wanna know who, read the book.

So, mothers, enjoy the next 180-educational days as your young charges broaden their horizons. Some of what they learn will come in useful later in life.

Tick Back to School Special (1998) 1

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Hallmark Unleashes New Ornaments for 2020

Amid everything that is going on, Christmas is still coming. Hallmark hasn’t forgotten that (especially since it’s a big part of their bread and butter) and is rolling out their first round of superhero ornaments for the year. Included are:

Mini Marvel Studios Ant-Man Ornament, 1.7″

Marvel Captain America Metal Ornament

DC Comics Aquaman and Storm Ornament

Marvel Guardians of the Galaxy O Christmas Groot Ornament

DC Comics Lynda Carter as Wonder Woman Ornament

DC Comics Wonder Woman 1984 Princess Diana Returns Ornament

DC Comics Aquaman and Storm Ornament

DC Comics Aquaman and Storm Ornament

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Batman (1940) 49

It’s January and cold. All the more reason to wear a hat. Coincidently enough, today is National Hat Day. And, what better way to celebrate than to recount Batman’s nemesis Jervis Tetch’s first appearance as the Mad Hatter.

Batman (1940) 49

Batman (1940) 49

Shunned as a child due to his appearance, Tetch buried himself in books and learning. Eventually he became a neuroscientist and turned to evil, developing mind-control technology.

In his first adventure, Tetch attempted to steal a trophy from the Gotham Yacht Club. Batman proved more than capable in halting any Tom foolery from the chapeaued criminal and Tetch soon found himself a guest of Arkham Asylum for the remainder of the Golden Age.

The Mad Hatter wouldn’t return until the Silver Age, even appearing in the 1966 Batman television series as portrayed by David Wayne.

Other multi-media appearances include voice acting by Roddy McDowall on Batman the Animated Series and Peter MacNicol in the Batman Arkham games. He was later played by Benedict Samuel in the Gotham series on Fox.

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Teen Titans Go! Naughty Elves And Santa Claus

The Teen Titans add a little holiday fun with some Tannenbaum tropes:

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“Santa Claus: Comic Book Origins and Powers”

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