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The Wednesday Club’s Comic Picks: Holidays With the Heroes
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The Wednesday Club’s Comic Picks: Holidays With the Heroes

The Wednesday Club is Geek & Sundry’s weekly talk show chatting about all things comics. This week, hosts Taliesin Jaffe, Amy Dallen, and Matt Key chatted about comics with filled with festive cheer. 

Holiday specials have been part of comics since the Golden Age, with one-shot stories both full of Christmas cheer and end-of-the-year reflections. The early Superman and Batman holiday comics were all about Santa Claus, presents, and lessons about generosity and giving that would make Charles Dickens proud.

“The publishers, a lot of times,” said Matt, “what they’ll do is have a big Christmas special with all of their big heroes. Marvel and DC especially do it a lot, [even] Hellboy had a one-shot Christmas adventure.”

Take a look at the gallery below for specific recommendations from the episode.

Matt, Amy, and Taliesin also chatted briefly about holiday-themed titles like Lobo: Paramilitary Christmas Special, Donald Duck’s A Christmas for Shacktown, the Great Lakes Avengers in the heartbreaking GLX-Mas Special, Superman: Peace on Earth, and Kitty Pryde’s solo adventure in Uncanny X-Men #143.

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Featured Image: DC Comics

Other Images: DC Comics, Marvel Comics, and Boom! Studios

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