Wednesday, December 20, 2017

Get in the Christmas Spirit with the DC Holiday Special 2017

The DC Holiday Special 2017 features eleven tales for the most wonderful time of the year. Some of them are better than others, but all of them are a worthy read. The story featuring the Flash, "Hope for the Holidays," is my favorite and honestly made me a little misty-eyed.

It's nice to see writers and artists really dig into the meaning of the season, even if it is without necessarily touching on the religious aspects behind the holiday. All your favorite characters are here: Batman, Superman, Wonder Woman, Constantine, Swamp Thing, Bkack Canary, Green Arrow, and The Flash. There are even a couple featuring Sgt. Rock and Deathstroke. The bonus Batman tale from the 1970s is a great visit to Christmases past.

Rated "T" for Teen, the DC Holiday Special 2017 contains violence and frightening and intense situations. Aside from that, it's just a rip-roaring good time full of exciting and touching Yuletide stories. Some are darker and more serious than others.

The DC Holiday Special 2017 is written by Christopher Priest, Jeff Lemire, Dennis O'Neil, Tom King, Greg Rucka, Joshua Williamson, Shea Fontana, Marghread Scott, Dan Didio, Scott Bryan Wilson, and Mike Friedrich. Art is provided by Neil Googe, Otto Schmidt, Bilquis Evely, Rafael Albuquerque, Steve Epting, Neal Adams, Dick Giordano, Giuseppe Camuncoli, Phil Hester, Francesco Francavilla, Tom Grummett, Matthew Clark, and Nic Klein. It's 96 pages long and published by DC Comics.

The DC Holiday Special 2017 is available now in print and digital editions.

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