OK, now this is one you should all track down. First, we get a very nice Neal Adams cover featuring half the Martian army. As you may know, Martian Manhunter was pretty much adrift in the DCU throughout much of the 70s, so any appearance is welcome. The story is a pretty entertaining Bob Haney yarn with very nice Swanderson artwork. The Green Arrow and Black Canary stories actually form a decent two-parter written by Conway with artwork by Nasser(Netzer) and Austin artwork. Whatever happened to old Ursus? For my money, the final two stories are what really set this issue apart from the rest. There's a terrific Vigilante story with stunning Gray Morrow artwork (I really wish they'd collect all of his 70s Vig stories). Finally, we get one of those awesome WW2 era Wonder Woman stories. I love this story, and I really wish Jim Sherman had been given more Wonder Woman work as he was a natural. There is a sequence where she's playing possum and taken into a Nazi fortress that is absolutely stunning. Find this one and buy it!
Groovy Christmases Past: 1974
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