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A Year of Cool Comics – Day 349

Here is the latest in our year-long look at one cool comic (whether it be a self-contained work, an ongoing comic or a run on a long-running title that featured multiple creative teams on it over the years) a day (in no particular order whatsoever)! Here‘s the archive of the comics posted so far!

We continue the Cool Christmas Comic Countdown with a delightfully hilarious Christmas story starring Super Santa by Kelley Puckett and Pete Woods that first appeared in DC Infinite Holiday Special #1 in 2007.


The story opens up strong (Pete Woods is AMAZING on the second page)…

And that sets up the basic conceit for the book – Superman dresses up as Super Santa (the S is for Santa, natch) to surprise Tyrone when he finds himself accosted by a fellow hero…

What happens next is hilariously over-the-top and it is probably the funniest use of the Elseworlds symbol ever!

Go seek this story out! DC has not reprinted this, have they? They really should – Puckett and Woods just knocked it out of the park. SO good.


That Woods Batman looks great.

In my typo hunter mode, I see that I should point out that this was from 2007, not 1997. At least from the comics.org description.

And isn’t it too bad that DC thought they might offend by calling it the Infinite Christmas special, and changed the title, thereby losing the pun on “Infinite Crisis”?

But that looks fun, and sounds like a book to look for. Thanks as always.

Did…did…did Batman just break the fourth wall? Batman?

I love how batman is randomly wearing a jetpack.

The Crazed Spruce

December 16, 2010 at 11:04 am

Y’know, I think this might’ve been the first one from the Christmas countdown that I actually read. Love the twist ending! :)

Akaky Akakievich Bashmachkin

December 17, 2010 at 3:31 am

This was a brilliant tale. And the ending was simply hilarious.

It was pretty damn funny. I love how Superman rolls his eyes while Batman starts going on about his dead parents again. Wish that became more of a running gag.

I also don’t remember Pete Woods’ art being this good in the regular books.

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