"'Twas the Riot Before Christmas": The synopsis for this issue has not yet been written.
World's Greatest Super-Heroes Holiday Special #1 is a one-shot with a cover date of January, 2020. It was published on November 9, 2019.
- 1 Synopsis for "'Twas the Riot Before Christmas"
- 2 Appearing in "'Twas the Riot Before Christmas"
- 3 Synopsis for "Metropolis Mailbag"
- 4 Appearing in "Metropolis Mailbag"
- 5 Synopsis for "All I Want For Christmas..."
- 6 Appearing in "All I Want For Christmas..."
- 7 Synopsis for "Good Boy"
- 8 Appearing in "Good Boy"
- 9 Synopsis for "Light in the Dark"
- 10 Appearing in "Light in the Dark"
- 11 Synopsis for "Killin' Time"
- 12 Appearing in "Killin' Time"
- 13 Synopsis for "The Epiphany"
- 14 Appearing in "The Epiphany"
- 15 See Also
- 16 Links and References
Synopsis for "'Twas the Riot Before Christmas"
Appearing in "'Twas the Riot Before Christmas"
Synopsis for "Metropolis Mailbag"
This story is reprinted from Superman (Volume 2) #64.
Superman reads some letters addressed to him kept in the Daily Planet's Superman room, and tries his hardest to fulfil them. Unfortunately, even a Superman cannot do everything.
Some of the letters: A woman asking for rediscover his lost sister, who was separated from her in Auschwitz; A man asking to be a business partner of Superman while making the Man of Steel create diamonds from coal (unattended) .
Appearing in "Metropolis Mailbag"
- Agnes Schommer
- Mr. Simpkins
- Terry Baldwin, Jr.
- Gotham City
- Auschwitz (Flashback only)
Synopsis for "All I Want For Christmas..."
This story is reprinted from DCU Infinite Holiday Special #1.
To get her into the holiday spirit, Superman asks Supergirl to help him answer the Christmas letters he gets every year. Letters from around the world, from people asking for just a little bit of help in the Holiday season. Kara comes across a letter by a young girl named Brooke, who wishes only to see her father, a soldier in Iraq. Upon investigation, Supergirl meets with anger from the young girl's mother, and discovers that actually, her father, Fred Mathison, is a deadbeat drunk who her mother has been lying to her about. Although initially disheartened when the man tells her to tell his daughter that he's dead, Supergirl puts him through a life-changing experience when she gives him a near-death experience by dropping him from extremely high up. Fred reexamines his life, and decides to actually attempt to be a decent father to his little girl, finally coming home for Christmas. Supergirl discusses the strangeness of the way good deeds on Christmas make you feel with Superman.
Appearing in "All I Want For Christmas..."
- Brooke (Single appearance)
- Mindy (Single appearance)
- Fred Mathison (Single appearance)
Synopsis for "Good Boy"
This story is reprinted from Batman Annual (Volume 3) #1.
Appearing in "Good Boy"
- Ace the Bat-Hound (First appearance)
- Joker (Voice)
- Commissioner Gordon
- Kite Man (Mentioned only)
- Martha Wayne (Mentioned only)
- Penguin (Mentioned only)
- Thomas Wayne (Mentioned only)
Synopsis for "Light in the Dark"
This story is reprinted from DC Rebirth Holiday Special #1.
Batwoman is interrupted while buying pie by a man who asks her to tell Zenith that Tributary says hello. As the mystery man is pulled away Kath phones her friend Kit who is Zenith and the two organise a sting to free Tributary. While recuperating at the pie shop Kath retells the story of Hanukkah like her father used to.
Appearing in "Light in the Dark"
- Tyman Industries
- Jacob Kane (Mentioned only)
Synopsis for "Killin' Time"
This story is reprinted from Harley Quinn Holiday Special #1.
On New Year's Eve, Harley Quinn discovers with horror that she's got herself a gray hair. Big Tony suggests that she should blame it on Father Time - whom Harley is not familiar with. He explains that Father Time ushers in every new year, symbolizing the forward movement of time. He stands to welcome the New Year's Baby, and the cycle starts over. Interested, Harley muses that if Father Time can't roll out the red carpet for the New Year's Baby, she won't age.
The name of Father Time is familiar to Harley, and she sifts through her files from the Assisted Living home she works at, locating that of a Harold Tyme - who she believes will die soon, causing time to pass. With less than six hours to go before the change-over, Harley gets on her winter garb, and fashions herself a dog-sled to get to the home in a hurry.
After a brief encounter with an adorable baby named Lillian in the hallway, Harley violently bursts into Harold Tyme's room, where the old man insists that she has the wrong guy. She is surprised when Lillian's parents rush in to rescue him, apparently Harold's grandson and wife - which makes Lillian the New Year's Baby. Angrily, Harold's son reminds that his last name is T-Y-M-E - not "time" - and his daughter is not the New Year's Baby. The whole thing is a metaphor. Time can't be stopped. This fills Harley with dread at the realization that she can do absolutely nothing to stop her aging. From his bed, Harold explains that time is gift, and it's what we make of it that counts. Growing old is a blessing for him, as he gets to see his grandson bring a little daughter into the world.
In that moment, baby Lillian yanks the gray hair right out of Harley's scalp. Gratefully, Harley assumes the baby turned back time, and declares all of the Tymes part of her own family, hugging Grandpa Tyme, and saying her goodbyes. In the hall, she calls out to her dogs, but can't find any of them. One of the nurses explains that the animals all found rooms to sleep in, comforting the elderly patients. Tearfully, Harley waves goodbye to the animals, for now, and marches out into the snowy street, declaring that this will be the best New Years ever.
Appearing in "Killin' Time"
- Hurl Girl (On a poster)
- Lillian Tyme
- Harold Tyme
Synopsis for "The Epiphany"
This story is reprinted from DC Rebirth Holiday Special #1.
The first trial, of suffering, took the Lanterns to the moment before they donned their rings; by re-accepting their ring - and the ensuing suffering - the two pass the round.
The next is of sincerity, they are asked to nominate only one Lantern to guard the Earth and sector 2814. Before Jessica can suggest Baz he tells the Reckx that they either stand together or not at all.
Again succeeding their final test is of integrity: a fight to the death. The champion immediately bats Baz away and Jessica decides to stand and fight for the Earth rather than flee.
The three kings disappear and Hal Jordan messages the two asking what happened and that no alien life was recorded. Returning home they eat Rosca de Reyes, king's ring, where Baz pulls out the prize, hope.
Appearing in "The Epiphany"
- Black Racer (Flashback only)
- The Flash (Flashback only)
- Red Lantern Corps (Flashback only)
Links and References
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