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The World’s Greatest Super-Heroes! Holiday Special Comes to Walmart this Sunday

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 FlashScott 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.

Preview: Batwoman #11

Batwoman #11

(W) Kate Perkins (A) Scott Godlewski (CA) Bill Sienkiewicz
RATED T+
In Shops: Jan 17, 2018
SRP: $3.99

“PYGSTY”! It’s the New Year, and Professor Pyg needs new Dollotrons for his latest artistic endeavor. As Batwoman tries to put her personal demons to bed, she must stop the madman from carving out his sick intentions.

Preview: Superwoman #18

Superwoman #18

(W) Kate Perkins (A) Max Raynor, Jaime Mendoza, Scott Hanna (CA) Phil Jimenez
RATED T
In Shops: Jan 10, 2018
SRP: $3.99

“THE MIDNIGHT HOUR” finale! A day in the life of Superwoman…but someone else is in the driver’s seat! Will Superwoman manage to break her mind free from Midnight’s digital grasp and dispel her twisted protocol once and for all?

Preview: Injustice 2 Annual #1

Injustice 2 Annual #1

(W) Tom Taylor, Kate Perkins, Brian Buccellato (A) Marco Santucci, Jamal Campbell, David Yardin, Pop Mhan (CA) Bruno Redondo
In Shops: Nov 29, 2017
SRP: $4.99

“Paradise Lost.” Ever since the overthrow of Superman’s regime, Wonder Woman – his most trusted ally – has been held a prisoner on her native Themyscira. How did she come to this low point? What is it about the Wonder Woman of this world that made her so very different from any other incarnation and susceptible to Superman’s brutal, world- conquering vision? When was love lost and when did the greatest heart harden? The tragic story is told here. Also includes a new backup story written by Brian Buccellato with art by Pop Mhan.

Preview: Superwoman #16

Superwoman #16

(W) Kate Perkins (A) Stephen Segovia, Art Thibert (CA) Ken Lashley
In Shops: Nov 08, 2017
SRP: $3.99

“THE MIDNIGHT HOUR” part two! When the deadly new villain Midnight threatens Metropolis, Superwoman must turn to the one woman she thought she would never turn to on the field of battle again: Lois Lane. But there’s a sinister, personal connection between Lana Lang and her new villain…one that threatens to end Superwoman once and for all.

Preview: Superwoman #15

Superwoman #15

(W) Kate Perkins (A) Sami Basri (CA) Mirka Andolfo
RATED T
In Shops: Oct 11, 2017
SRP: $3.99

“SUPERMAX” part two! It’s a clash of incredible power as Superwoman and Supergirl struggle to contain the might of Maxima! But with Maxima’s origin revealed, and a startling new villain looming on the horizon, do our heroes actually need to save Maxima…or be saved by her?

Preview: Superwoman #14

Superwoman #14

(W) Kate Perkins (A) Stephen Segovia, Art Thibert (CA) Ken Lashley
In Shops: Sep 13, 2017
SRP: $3.99

“SUPERMAX” part one! Meet Superwoman’s newest roommate-Maxima?! When the galaxy’s foremost forger of heroes finds herself in need of a hero herself, she turns to Superwoman and the planet Earth. But Supergirl has unfinished business with her former mentor, bringing the Girl of Steel to Metropolis and into the clutches of the real Maxima!

Preview: Superwoman #12

Superwoman #12

(W) Kate Perkins (A) Stephen Segovia, Art Thibert (CA) Ken Lashley
In Shops: Jul 12, 2017
SRP: $3.99

“REDISCOVERY” part three! Superwoman has taken matters into her own hands, and has engaged in battle with the deadly Skyhook! The tragic origin of Crash is revealed, and the dark secret he carries has made him public enemy number one!

Preview: Superwoman #11

Superwoman #11

(W) Kate Perkins (A) José Luis, Ray McCarthy (CA) Ken Lashley
RATED T
In Shops: Jun 14, 2017
SRP: $3.99

“Rediscovery” part three! Former friends duke it out as Superwoman squares off against…Natasha Irons?! In the battle to contain the freed Stryker’s inmates, Lana and Natasha are split over what to do about Natasha’s criminal father, Crash.

Preview: Superwoman #10

Superwoman #10

(W) Kate Perkins (A) Stephen Segovia, Art Thibert (CA) Ken Lashley
RATED T
Includes a code for a free digital download of this issue.
In Shops: May 10, 2017
SRP: $3.99

“Rediscovery” part one! Superwoman is on the hunt for the man responsible for landing Natasha Irons’ father, Crash, in jail-the deadly Skyhook! But Steel is urging caution, and the three heroes are at odds over how much they can trust Crash’s motives. The true history of Steel’s family tree will be revealed as the group is torn apart.

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