I was pretty ignorant, and avoided this series when it was on shelves in the 80s. I always assumed it was just a rehashing of origins stories, many of which I knew by heart. The nice things about missing things the first time around, is that they become terrific discoveries later on. The terrific super-sized final issue features wonderful stories by two of my very favourite comic book writers: Grant Morrison and Alan Brennert. Morrison's Flash tale is an instant classic, and Brennert's Black Canary story is a tear jerker. There's also a rather interesting Dolphin story, which helps to fill in many of the blanks surrounding that character. This issue features terrific artwork by Joe Staton, the late, great Mike Parobeck and even Carmine Infantino. I love Ty Templeton's clever cover. I recently found a copy of this in a dollar bin, and it might just be the best dollar I've spent all year.
Groovy Christmases Past: 1975
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