Monday, December 15, 2008
Christmas With The Super-Heroes: Limited Collector's Edition C-34 (1974, DC Comics)
These "Treasury"- sized editions (roughly tabloid size) were a staple of 1970s comic book publishing which I sadly miss. Contained in this volume are the following stories:
BATMAN #239 "SILENT NIGHT, DEADLY NIGHT!" from FEB. 1972
"Billy Batson's Xmas!" originally presented in CAPTAIN MARVEL ADVENTURES #69, February 1947.
The real surprise find in this book: A NEW Angel and the Ape story, "The 500,000 Dollar Doll Caper", written by John Albano and illustrated by Bob Oksner and ....WALLY WOOD(!!)
"A Swingin' Christmas Carol" Reprinted from TEEN TITANS #13, Feb. 1968.
and, finally- Action Comics #117 (February 1948): "Christmastown, USA"
Like I mentioned, the real treat for me was finding the new Angel and the Ape story (I'm a HUGE fan of both the classic Silver Age series, and the over-looked Vertigo mini from a few years back) that looks to be inked by Wally Wood (another thing...or I should say guy...that I'm a HUGE fan of). I really miss the format, and have been surprised over the last couple years to see these books actually go up in price on the secondary collector's market. Nothing astinishing, but most above the 10 to 12 dollar range.
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