My favorite Christmas comics from Marvel and DC

Christmas, like no other holiday, has inspired a lot of things. Stories, songs, TV specials, movies, you name it. It’s gotten to the point where all these things are (to many) an indispensable part of the holiday season.

Christmas has inspired a number of comic book specials as well. Manic Expression’s own richb wrote his own list of top 12 Christmas comics a few years back. I thought I’d do so as well. There will be at least two overlapping items, but there will be a lot of comics that didn’t make richb’s list. Especially since I’ll be including one or two Marvel items as well.

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A Look at Disney’s Christmas Classics: Bambi’s Christmas Adventure

 

 

Hello & welcome back to A Look at Disney as we continue our look at Disney’s Christmas Classics and I know that I haven’t reviewed a whole as we’ve only made it to 1965 but we are ending it with the weirdest one yet.

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Trotting Through The Snow: My Little Pony Holiday Special 2017

 

 

Hello & welcome back to Trotting Through Life.  And today, we Trot through the snow as we look at the 2017 My Little Pony Holiday Special.   Now, this is the third MLP Holiday special that IDW has put out.   The first being the Equestira Girls Holiday Special, which was put out in 2014 and the 2015 My Little Pony Holiday Special.

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A Look at Disney’s Christmas Classics: Cinderella’s Christmas Party

 

 

Hello & welcome back to A Look at Disney and today, we continue our look at Disney’s Christmas Classics as we look at Cinderella’s Christmas Party. With that outta the way, let’s begin.

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A Look at Disney’s Christmas Classics: The Three Little Pigs’ Christmas Story

 

 

Hello & welcome back to A Look at Disney and today, we once again continue our look at Disney’s Christmas Classics as we look at The Three Little Pig’s Christmas Story.
 

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A Look at Disney’s Christmas Classics: Sleeping Beauty’s Christmas Story

 

 

Hello & welcome back to our Christmas celebration as we continue our look at Disney’s Christmas Classics and today, we look at Sleeping Beauty’s Christmas.

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A Look at Disney’s Christmas Classics: Pinocchio’s Christmas Story

 

Hello & welcome back to our Christmas celebration here as we continue our look through Disney’s Christmas Classics.  We leave Never Land behind as we head to Geppetto’s Toy Shop for this next story and I have a feeling that things are only going to get weirder from here on out.  Let’s begin.

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A Look at Disney’s Christmas Classics: Peter Pan’s Christmas Story

 

 

Hello & welcome back to A Look at Disney and it’s Christmas. YAY!  And this year, we are going to be doing something a bit different as the lovely folks over at IDW put out a book that is a collection of Disney Christmas newspaper comic strips.  I’ll let the Amazon description feel you in on the rest.

The Disney Christmas newspaper comic strip was an annual tradition from 1960-1987, running daily throughout the month before Christmas. Twenty-seven special Christmas stories are collected in a book for the first time. Plus a special bonus: the 1992-1997 Disney Holiday Stories featuring Aladdin, Pocahontas, Beauty and the Beast, The Little Mermaid, the Hunchback of Notre Dame, and The Lion King!

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How To Fix It: The Flash (Season 2)

This week, in another Patreon sponsored review, Michael tackles the second season of the CW Flash series.

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Punisher Comic Reviews – Vol. 2 #26-34, Annual #3

I cover the next eight issues and the third annual for the first Punisher ongoing title.

How To Fix It: Batman v Superman – Dawn of Justice

This week, as the Justice League movie premieres, Michael looks back at the disappointment that was Batman v Superman.

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Screenplay Archaeology Episode 32: The Punisher

KiramidHead and ShadowPred discuss two early Punisher scripts.

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Punisher Comic Reviews – Vol. 2 #14-25, Annual #2

I look continue my look at the first Punisher ongoing comic.

The Mouse House: List of my Favorite Charatcers

The Mouse House:  List of my favorite characters

If there’s one thing I love more than good plots or world building it is characters. A good plot and well developed world are ultimately meaningless if you don’t care about the people or creatures in it. Now this list is sort of a master list of my all time favorite characters in general and I have several sublists and criteria for favorite villains, heroes, sidekicks, funniest, scariest etc. to me these characters are the best of the best and yes a lot of them are Disney characters so sue me! This list is going to be split up into two parts and there are obvious choices and there may be a few surprises along the way. There are characters on this list I love and some I love to hate! Who are they? Read on to find out!

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A Sabrina Halloween: Chilling Adventures of Sabrina

 

 

 

Hello & welcome back to our Sabrina celebration.  Today, we have reached the end our Sabrina Halloween. And today’s review features the most drastic departure for the character of Sabrina Spellman as we enter the world of horror.   This comic series comes to us from the Archie Horror Line.

 

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A Sabrina Halloween: A Night To Forget (Sabrina The Teenage Witch # 88)

 

Hello & welcome back to our Sabrina celebration and today, we look at another Halloween comic. Okay, we have a lot to unpack here. You may have noticed the extremely different look of Sabrina and Salem on the cover.  That’s because Issue # 58 of the comic saw the characters get a Manga makeover.  Why?   Heck, if I know. Well okay, that’s not entirely true as a new artist, Tania del Rio was brought in and I haven’t touched much on the artists for the other reviews as the art  but I will bring up the evolution of the art but  this is the first time that the art has taken a rather drastic change.  Rio explains this on her blog here, 

In 2003, I was hired by Archie comics to take over the writing and penciling for Sabrina the Teenage Witch. Starting with issue #58, Sabrina was relaunched with a new manga look. The series spanned 42 issues, ending with issue #100. This remains one of my proudest achievements to date!

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A Sabrina Halloween: Monster Advice (Sabrina The Teenage Witch # 50)

 

 

Hello & welcome back to our Sabrina celebration here.  There’s been a bit of a change as originally I was going to look at Sabrina’s introduction into New Riverdale from 2015 in the Jughead solo series but finding out that there were two more Halloween stories featuring the teenage witch, I couldn’t pass up the opportunity to look at them.  This event is called A Sabrina Halloween after all and it is more fitting to look at Halloween stories featuring the teenage witch.   And the story that we are looking at today is rather cute.

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A Sabrina Halloween: Costume Brawl (Sabrina # 24)

 

 

 

Hello & welcome back to our Sabrina celebration here as we look at another Halloween story this time featuring the incarnations of the characters from Sabrina: The Animated Series.  Now, I covered the weird history of how this version of Sabrina was brought into the comics already but as a reminder.

 

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Horror-Wood Blog-a-Thon: Tales from the Crypt Duology (Demon Knight and Bordello of Blood)

 

Tales from the Crypt was a breakthrough on cable television for ramping up the gore and sex. Based on the infamous EC Comics, it was perfectly cartoony without overstaying the fun. The anthology show was a runaway hit on HBO and made the Cryptkeeper (voiced by John Kassir) an iconic image on 1990s cable television. The property was perfect ripping for a theatrical franchise, but where to start? Previous incarnations like Creepshow, a 1972 British adaptation and its follow-up The Vault of Horror were rooted in being an anthology themed feature. You would get a magnitude of stories for the price of one. It was a nice little concept that fits within the show. Read more

A Sabrina Halloween: A Monstrous Halloween (Sabrina The Teenage Witch # 20)

 

 

 

 

Hello & welcome back to our Sabrina celebration here.  Admittedly, for this being my Halloween event,  I haven’t looked at much Halloween stuff beyond the Halloween episodes from the sitcom and from the animated series.

 

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