A Year of Cool Comics - Day 344

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 the 1996 Marvel Holiday Special!!


The main reason that I'm putting the 1996 Marvel Holiday Special on the list is because of the lead story, which is a delightfully clever tale by Mark Waid, Pat Olliffe and Brett Breeding. Waid sets the plot of the story up pretty well just in these sample pages, so I don't even have to explain it to you...

Isn't that an awesome story set-up?

What matters more for Jameson? Survival or beating Spider-Man?

The ending is quite good - be sure to seek it out!

The other stories in the special are not as good as the lead one, but there are still some strong pieces in the volume.

To wit, George Perez, Stan Lee, Rick Leonardi and Scott Koblish do an interesting story involving Silver Surfer learning why you shouldn't put down "magic" stars...

The scenes with Surfer meeting other alien races who have similar religions is very interesting, and the way Surfer makes it up to the little girl is impressive.

Karl Kesel, Patrick Zircher and Scott Koblish tell an entertaining tale of the Rawhide Kid trying to save a hostage from some villains with futuristic technology...

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