Owlman: My Beginning, and My Probable End
by Libbylawrence, with Doc Quantum
Owlman and Raven try to learn who is behind the string of minor new heroes that have been plaguing them for months now! But as the answers lead to new challenges, they also dredge up old memories! Exactly why did Dr. Thomas Wayne, Gotham City’s most renowned physician and philanthropist, turn to a life of crime? And is Owlman still capable of choosing a different path? Introducing the Red Hood, Red Raven, and La Mano Aperta, the Open Hand!
Chowcase: Count Duckula’s House Pest
by Doc Quantum
Count Duckula finds himself utterly bored this Howlloween, longing for the old days of hapless victims and torch-carrying mobs. But when young Billy Bearowitz stumbles into his castle, Duckula quickly discovers that his house guest might just be the worst kind of house pest!
Power Girl: 1974: Kara’s European Vacation
by Doc Quantum, partially adapted from Action Comics #255 by Otto Binder and Jim Mooney
Since her arrival on Earth, Kara Zor-L has been frustrated at being kept as Superman’s secret weapon and forced to live in the remote Secret Citadel until she is ready for her public debut as Power Girl. When she is given a secret training mission to cross the ocean to reach Europe, she soon finds the kind of excitement she craves, but also deadly danger! Will a young boy genius with a unique surname be her salvation?
Plop! A Post-Apocalyptic Christmas Travesty
Several years after the Third Great War devastated the world, a scavenger is inspired by an old Christmas book to bring joy to children as a post-apocalyptic Saint Nicholas! But when a herd of telepathic mutant red deer trick him into helping them take over the world, it’s up to Santa Claus — thawed out of suspended animation — and his Krampus Squad to save the day!
Secret Files: Galaxo Movie Studios Presents…
by Doc Quantum
When Galaxo Movie Studios is given an ultimatum to produce a pilot episode for a Junior Justice League OptiTiVi show, Jolax puts his neck on the line to do just that! The only problem is that he knows of no such kid-sized JLA in the Multiverse to film for the new opti-show! His faithful assistant Mya must save him by scouring the dimensions for a solution, and it may just take a Christmas miracle to pull it off!
Men of War: 1914: A Christmas Eve Memory
Life in the trenches for a soldier in the Great War was brutal, allowing for no peace or rest. But then the sounds of a familiar Christmas carol are heard from across No Man’s Land one Christmas Eve.
Batman: Season of Hope
It’s Christmastime in Gotham City, and Batman tries to come to an understanding with a former enemy as he watches over his family. But can Deadshot follow Batman’s main rule: no killing?
Showcase: The Clockwork Hero
by Christine Nightstar
In the basement beneath a busy Gotham City deli, a highly advanced, human-like clockwork man built in the mid-nineteenth century is disturbed from his century-long sleep. Trenton “Ticks” Avery soon becomes one of the Deltonio family, even as he also begins to discover that his creator had built in amazing mechanisms allowing him to evolve physically, mentally, and emotionally. And with some of these new abilities Ticks inadvertently becomes Gotham’s newest crime-fighter, Clockwork. But with newfound fame comes danger to his adoptive family, even as an old villain called the Clock seeks him as a prize! Guest starring Batman and Platinum of the Metal Men!
All-American Men of War: This Old Man
For many soldiers who fought for our freedoms, the war never really ends. As the old man called Sarge well knows, there are other battles to be fought, even in old age.
Whiz: 1984: The Return of the Ghast
by Dan Swanson
Twenty years ago, a fictional super-villain called Ghast the Ghostly Avenger was mystically brought to life and battled the world’s greatest super-heroes of the time before disappearing into nonexistence. When the Ghast inadvertently returns, will this fictional character choose a prescribed life of villainy or become a hero? Guest starring Captain Marvel!
Web of Evil: Fog of Vengeance
On Halloween night a group of German soldiers become lost on a deserted road in the middle of occupied territory. But as a heavy fog crawls in, each one finds himself isolated from the others. What will they encounter in the fog of vengeance?
Captain Thunder: Baltimore Requiem
by Doc Quantum
On Halloween night, Captain Thunder discovers the reason Detective Bill Parker was at first so hostile toward him, when the young super-hero learns the horrifying history of Baltimore’s previous hero, Man-at-Arms!
The New Superboy Adventures: Growing Pains
by Starsky Hutch 76
When Kent Shakespeare (the former Bizarro-Junior No. 1) unexpectedly grows overnight to his true age of a teenager, his adoptive parents struggle with the change and the boy’s desire to become the new Superboy. Have they also outgrown their remote mountain home? Guest starring Lois Lane and Bizarro No. 1!
Freedom Fighters: The Führer Came From Brooklyn
When the original Freedom Fighters find themselves to be the only people in the world who notice reality itself has been changed by the so-called Führer from Brooklyn, they are led on a quest that brings them into conflict with the current world-famous Freedom Fighters! Meanwhile, how can there be two identical women called Miss America, differing only by age? Featuring the debut of USA the Spirit of Freedom, and introducing the two newest Freedom Fighters, the new Firebrand and Atalanta!
Super Squad: 1972: Not With a Bang
by Dan Swanson
In the years that the Marvel Family and many other heroes were missing from Earth, the Super Squad stood in the gap to protect the world from all threats! So why are they now forgotten? It was the end of the Super Squad, and it came not with a bang, but with a whimper.