Ex-Machina; And in the Depths; Gifts; Silent Night; Once Christmas Eve; Should Auld Acquaintance be Forgot last edited by Darkside_of_the_Sun on 11/30/18 11:25PM View full history

Holiday adventures with your favorite DCU characters! Alfred considers the contrast of light and dark in the Batman’'s life and the holidays in “AND IN THE DEPTHS,” and Superman helps out a stranded motorist in “EX-MACHINA."

  1. "Ex-Machina" (Superman) written and penciled by Paul Chadwick, inked by John Nyberg, colored by Tom McGraw and lettered by John Costanza.
  2. "And in the Depths" (Batman) written by Dave Gibbons, penciled, inked and colored by Gray Morrow and lettered by John Costanza.
  3. "Gifts" (Wonder Woman) written, pencilled, inked and lettered by Eric Shanower and colored by Tom McGraw .
  4. "Silent Night" (Enemy Ace)(a story without words) written and penciled by John Byrne, inked by Andy Kubert and colored by Glenn Whitmore. "In dedication to Joe Kubert and Bob Kanigher."
  5. "Once Christmas Eve" (Flash & Green Lantern) written by Bill Loebs, penciled by Colleen Doran, inked by Ty Templeton, colored by Tom McGraw and lettered by Albert De Guzman.
  6. "Should Auld Acquaintance Be Forgot" (Deadman & Supergirl) written by Alan Brennert, penciled and inked by Dick Giordano, colored by Tom McGraw and lettered by Steve Haynie. "With respect and admiration for the works of Otto Binder and Jim Mooney we still remember."
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Wow 0

I'm really just going to comment on the first story featuring Superman. Maybe later I'll come back and revamp this to even out my praise but for now what I have to say..well, just has to be said.  Paul Chadwick has spun a story that made me cry. Here's how it happened, though I hope you might cross paths with a copy to enjoy yourselves...  Ex-Machina starts and end in the same exact geographic spot. A car is broken down in a blizzard on a narrow highway. The occupant has been trying to wave down...

4 out of 4 found this review helpful.

Real gifts 0

I will try to not let my Christmas Day bias come into play here, but this really was an excellent anthology of Christmas based stories.  I think the first one was best as Superman rescues a man in a blizzard and discovers there is a lot more to how he got there than just engine troubles.  There are also touching stories comparing Batman with the Christian tradition (though in a respectful way), Wonder Woman experiencing her first Christmas and giving an unexpected gift, Flash and Green Lantern s...

2 out of 2 found this review helpful.
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