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Show Notes after the Jump!
Doctor Who Christmas Special
RIP: Majel Barrett Roddenberry
Who is the new Black Panther?
Matthew and Stephen take a look at the DC and Marvel Comics Holiday Specials.
DCU Holiday Special 2008
Written by Alan Burnett, Franco Aureliani and Art Baltazar, Dan DiDio and others; Art by Rodolfo Migliari, Kevin Maguire, Ian Churchill, Tim Levins, Yishan Li and others; Cover by Frank Quitely
Celebrate the holiday as the Justice League of America host a surprise party guest! Dr. Light aids with the Festival of Lights and Nightwing delivers a special gift to Robin. Plus the super-secret origin of Santa Claus!
DC Focus | 80pg. | Color | $5.99 US
Marvel Digital Holiday Special
The Story: MARVEL DIGITAL COMICS EXCLUSIVE Ho Ho Ho! Itâ€™s Holiday fun in the Merry Marvel Manner, as the house of ideas hangs the stockings by the Chimney with care in hopes that Galactus wonâ€™t soon be there. The X-Men celebrate their first holiday in their new home of San Francisco â€“ and their first without Kitty Pryde among them in X-MEN: Blue Christmas by Jim McCann and Todd Nauck. Meanwhile, in the days before Secret Invasion, one family finds even the most humble of Holiday celebrations can be infiltrated by the Skrulls in a tale of Holiday Horror by Ryan Penagos and Juan Doe. And hey, whatâ€™re the holidays like for Jack Russell â€“ Werewolf by Night? Find out in â€œWEREWOLF BY EVE!â€ by Marvel.comâ€™s own Ben Morse and Stephanie Buscema. All of this, andâ€¦Santa Claus vs. The Illuminati?! Tis the season, and Brian Reed& Val Semeiks will bring it to ya! So stop on by for some Egg Nogg, Driedel spinning and probably a fist fight or two with your favorite Marvel heroes and villains in the Marvel Digital Comics Holiday Spectacular!
MAJOR SPOILERS POLL OF THE WEEK
We’re spinning the fight out to the future where robots will be our supreme overlords. Instead of having us meatbags fight for their pleasure, the future will be filled with Robot Wars. In the latest round, weâ€™re pitting Bender from Futurama, against Kryten from the BBC comedy Red Dwarf.
MAJOR SPOILERS DISCUSSION
Favorite Holiday Comicsk
(from the Wiki)
Stephen and Matthew take a moment to take a look back at some of their favorite holiday moments in comics and television. Stephen asks the question, are holiday comics worth it?
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