If you are somewhere around my age, digests played a big role in your life growing up. I wasn't really reading comics when this one came out, but I can only imagine that its demise was barely noticed by comic book fans at large. Granted, there are certain problems with the digest format but I still think they are pretty neat and grab them whenever I find affordable copies. This particular issue is a great example of DC in the mid-80s as it contains no fewer than 3 Alan Moore stories. It also has a couple of Swan drawn Superman stories and a Colan Batman tale. Just to show the diversity at DC, also included are Atari Force and Ambush Bug tales. I get nostalgic when I see these digests and feel a bit sad that they died when I had my back turned on comics. I think a 'Year's Best' would be tough to pull off these days as self-contained stories are too few and far between. It is a great concept though, and these digest are still a great way to get a nice fix of old stories.
Groovy Christmases Past: 1974
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