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Celebrating New Year’s With Joe Kelly Comics

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Celebrating New Year’s With Joe Kelly Comics

Finally, in Joe Kelly’s final issue of his Action Comics run, it was also a New Year’s story, with Superman and Lois celebrating 19 New Year’s celebrations in a single day!

Superman also helps people along the way. The art in the issue is by a whole bunch of different artists. It ends with a throwback to the first villain that Superman fought in Kelly’s Action Comics run…

Very heartwarming stuff.

Finally, a story from when Joe Kelly was part of the Amazing Spider-Man “brain trust” (the “brain trust” was a group of writers who co-wrote Amazing Spider-Man when it was coming out three times a month. They would trade off arcs. When Kelly joined, the group was Joe Kelly, Mark Waid, Marc Guggenheim, and Dan Slott. Eventually, they just reduced the release schedule to twice a month and had Slott be the sole writer). Amazing Spider-Man #617 was drawn by Max Fiumara and Fabio D’Auria and it was set during New Year’s…

The issue was a heartwarming story that involved the Rhino being challenged by a new Rhino. However, the former Rhino had found love and Spider-Man convinced him that there is honor in passing up a fight to help the one you love…

Of course, this being comics, she gets murdered later, but in the short term, this issue was very sweet!

Happy New Year’s, everyone!

That’s it for this installment! Feel free to write me at with suggestions for future Drawing Crazy Patterns!

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