DC Comics revealed they’re adding to the Walmart exclusive madness with another holiday giant after their successful Halloween edition. This time it’s timed for the end of year holidays and comes with an original Flash story by Scott Lobdell, Brett Booth, and Norm Rapmund. The story entitled “Twas the Riot Before Christmas.” follows Barry Allen on his annual tradition of giving gifts to kids at the Central City Home for Wayward Children. Of course, trouble ensues when Barry is interrupted by a riot at Iron Heights penitentiary and requires help from an unexpected source. Check out a sneak peek below:
The giant also includes Tom King and David Finch’s award-winning 2016 story “Good Boy,” Amanda Conner and Jimmy Palmiotti’s 2014 Harley Quinn Holiday Special #1 with art by the late great Darwyn Cooke, and “All I Want for Christmas” from the 2006 DC Infinity Holiday Special written by Joe Kelly with art by Ale Garza.
If that isn’t enough, the anthology also features two stories from the 2016 DC REBIRTH HOLIDAY SPECIAL which includes a Batwoman tale by Kate Perkins and Paulo Pantalena and a Green Lanterns tale by Steve Orlando and Vita Ayala, with art by V. Ken Marion. Dan Jurgens and Jackson Guice round out the giant-sized book with the 1992 Superman story “Metropolis Mailbag”.
Read all about this upcoming book in stores at Walmart November 11th from the press release below.
With the holidays rapidly approaching, DC and Walmart are adding to their lineup of 100-page “Giant” comics with a new one-shot to ring in the holiday season! Following the success of their horror-themed SWAMP THING HALLOWEEN HORROR SPECIAL, DC’s WORLD’S GREATEST SUPER-HEROES! HOLIDAY SPECIAL is headed to participating Walmart stores in the U.S. today and should reach stores by Sunday.
The fan-favorite creative trio of THE FLASH–Scott Lobdell (writer), Brett Booth (artist) and Norm Rapmund (inker)–have reunited for an original tale featuring the Scarlet Speedster, “Twas the Riot Before Christmas.” Barry Allen’s holiday tradition of giving gifts to the kids at the Central City Home for Wayward Children gets interrupted by a riot at Iron Heights penitentiary featuring some of the Flash’s deadliest foes. In restoring order, he receives help from an unexpected source, but will it be in time to spend Christmas with the kids at the home?
This Walmart exclusive also reprints a host of holiday-themed stories from throughout DC’s history: Tom King and David Finch’s “Good Boy,” from the 2016 BATMAN ANNUAL tells the painful (certainly for the Dark Knight) story of how Batman and Alfred brought Ace the Bat-Hound into the family.
Originally featured in the 2014 HARLEY QUINN HOLIDAY SPECIAL #1, “K!llin’ Time,” written by Amanda Conner and Jimmy Palmiotti with art by Darwyn Cooke, shows how Harley Quinn decides to deal with aging and finding her first gray hair–by killing Father Time!
Written by Joe Kelly with art by Ale Garza, “All I Want for Christmas” from the 2006 DC INFINITE HOLIDAY SPECIAL spotlights Supergirl in a tale of making a little girl’s Christmas wish come true by reuniting her with her father after the Maid of Might shows him the importance of not being an absentee parent and gives him a second chance to be a father to his child.
The anthology also features two stories from the 2016 DC REBIRTH HOLIDAY SPECIAL. In “A Light in the Dark,” Kate Perkins (writer) and Paolo Pantalena (artist) featured Batwoman in a holiday rescue story involving pie and the story of Hanukkah, while Green Lanterns Simon Baz and Jessica Cruz are subjected to a series of trials by a mysterious alien race where the prize is not just the fate of the world, but something that Earth will always need: Hope. “The Epiphany” was co-written by Steve Orlando and Vita Ayala, with art by V. Ken Marion.
1992’s SUPERMAN #22 rounds out the lineup with the story “Metropolis Mailbag,” written by Dan Jurgens with art by Jackson “Butch” Guice. As the holidays approach, the Man of Steel finds out that even he has limits when he reads some letters that are addressed to him in the Daily Planet‘s “Superman room.”
The WORLD’S GREATEST SUPER-HEROES! HOLIDAY SPECIAL sells for $4.99 and arrives in participating Walmart stores throughout North America by Sunday, November 11. To find your nearest Walmart location, check out thepage at .
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