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"Teen Titans: "The TT's Swingin' Christmas Carol"": This story is reprinted from Teen Titans #13.



Appearing in Teen Titans: "The TT's Swingin' Christmas Carol"

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  • Mr. Big

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  • Ebenezer Scrounge
  • Bob Ratchet
  • Tom Ratchet

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Synopsis for Teen Titans: "The TT's Swingin' Christmas Carol"

This story is reprinted from Teen Titans #13.

It's a few days before Christmas and the Teen Titans are relaxing in their headquarters. While the other members of the group are satisfied reading comic book adventures of their older counterparts, Robin is reading Charles Dickens classic book "A Christmas Carol" completely unaware that their next adventure would have similar parallels to the story itself.

Elsewhere in the city is Junkorama owned by the miserly Ebenezer Scrounge, who employs Bob Ratchet as his accountant (Bob is also saving money for his sick son Tom) Ebenezer is forcing Tom to work on Christmas Eve. Left alone, Scrounge goes off to sell some scrap metal to thugs who work for a man named Mr. Big. Tom Ratchet goes to visit his father and snoops on Scrounge's transaction and finds the whole exchange strange. When Scrounge leaves the scene, Tom secretly witnesses the men use a device that turns the scrap into "new" items for them to sell for even more. Tom decides to go and tell his father. When Bob confronts his boss about it later, Ebenezer threatens to fire him if he tells the authorities about the illegal operation.

Tom meanwhile gets in touch with the Teen Titans who agree to investigate the matter and sneak onto the property. After knocking out Mr. Big's goons, the Titans disguise themselves as the ghosts of Christmas past, present and future causing Ebenezer to break down and repent his miserly ways and tell the Teen Titans where they can find Mr. Big.

Finding the location of Mr. Big's hide out the Titans try to stop him and make short work of his men until Big uses a giant magnet to magnetize a pile of junk to trap his foes. They are saved at the last minute due to the timely intervention of Tom and Ebenezer who turn off the magnet, allowing the Titans to easily defeat their foes. After the battle, Ebenezer uses Mr. Big's device to transform a pile of junk into a new electric wheelchair for Tom.

With the caper over, the group all decide to celebrate their victory, and Christmas as well.

Appearing in Batman: "Merry Christmas"

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  • Chimp Manners (Single appearance)

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Synopsis for Batman: "Merry Christmas"

This story is reprinted from Batman #247.

Batman and four captive people seem doomed to be killed by a gun-wielding gangster until a Christmas star distracts the hood enough for Batman to defeat him.

Appearing in Captain Marvel, Jr.: "Freddy Freeman's X-Mas!"

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  • Hard John

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  • Mrs. Fotheringham
  • Lightfingers Louie, in a Santa Claus suit
  • X-Crooks Club

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  • orphanage

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Synopsis for Captain Marvel, Jr.: "Freddy Freeman's X-Mas!"

This story is reprinted from Captain Marvel, Jr. #46.

Appearing in Batman: "A Christmas Peril!"

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  • Happy Hoggsby (Single appearance)
  • Gullivers (Single appearance)
  • Eggers (Single appearance)

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  • Loring family (Single appearance)
    • Scranton Loring
    • Timothy Loring
  • Joe Meeker (Single appearance)
  • Mrs. Meeker (Single appearance)

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Synopsis for Batman: "A Christmas Peril!"

This story is reprinted from Batman #27.

Batman and Robin learn of a criminal racket during Christmas Eve and they find the man behind the crimes: a rich and spoiled brat. After making him realize the error of his ways, the young man reveals that the idea for the crimes came from his lawyers and they are eventually captured by the Dynamic Duo.

Using his wealth for good, the young boy makes good actions towards the people he harmed during his criminal spree.

Appearing in Sandman: "The Seal Men's War on Santa Claus"

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  • Santa Claus
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  • Bruce
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  • Mrs. Claus
  • Titus Gotrox
  • Nightmare Wizard

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Synopsis for Sandman: "The Seal Men's War on Santa Claus"

This story is reprinted from Cancelled Comic Cavalcade #2.

Jed Paulsen and the Sandman must rescue Santa Claus from the captivity of the Seal Men, while trying to get a Christmas donation from the wealthy miser Titus Gotrox, which his crooked heir and nephew Rodney tries to thwart.

Appearing in Robin: "Robin's (Very) White Christmas"

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Synopsis for Robin: "Robin's (Very) White Christmas"

This story is reprinted from Batman Family #4.

On Christmas Eve, Dick Grayson is unable to leave New Carthage to spend time with Bruce in Gotham City and all because of the weather conditions. With no other choice, Dick stays with his girlfriend Lori Elton and they help the Hudson University community to collect charity money. When a gang of crooks posing as Santa Claus attempt to steal the money, Dick changes into Robin and takes the criminals out of action.

Once the crime is solved, Dick goes to his dorm at the University to call Bruce and inform him of his inability to leave, but he is surprised by an unexpected visit from Bruce, Alfred and Aunt Harriet, who learned of the weather troubles and decided to join Dick in New Carthage.

Like this, Dick Grayson and his family spend Christmas with Lori and her family.

Appearing in Justice League of America: "The Man Who Murdered Santa Claus!"

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Synopsis for Justice League of America: "The Man Who Murdered Santa Claus!"

This story is reprinted from Justice League of America #110.

The Key returns and engineers the murder of the Santa Claus scheduled to appear at an orphans' Christmas Party with Superman and Batman, thus issuing a challenge to the Justice League. John Stewart, Hal Jordan's official substitute, stands in for a temporarily incapacitated Green Lantern, as the JLA heroes enter a death-trap, a dilapidated building in a St. Louis ghetto. One by one, the members sacrifice them-selves in a gauntlet of traps, so that the others can go on to defeat their foe, first Superman, then Black Canary, Batman, and Green Arrow. Red Tornado and John Stewart also seem to perish, but actually all the members are saved by the intervention of the Phantom Stranger. The Key, having learned that he has only a short time to live, and having vowed to destroy the JLA before he dies, now escapes, and the heroes must evacuate an entire city block, which the villain's devices are set to destroy. The substitute Green Lantern immediately recreates the old ghetto buildings, repairing them in the process. Later, Red Tornado is presented with his Christmas gift — a new and more colorful costume.

Notes

  • This book was first published on December 3, 1981.
  • One page has been omitted from the reprint of "The TT's Swingin' Christmas Carol".
  • "The Seal Men's War on Santa Claus" was originally intended for the never-published seventh issue of Sandman (Volume One). It was reprinted in Jack Kirby Omnibus Vol. 2.
  • "Robin's (Very) White Christmas" was originally titled "Robin's White (Very) Christmas", which was an error. The title is corrected here.

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