We gave you our comprehensive guide to seasonal reading last year, so let’s do it all again, shall we? Welcome to our 2018 Cracking Christmas Comics guide to festive-flavoured floppies you’ll be able to pick up over the next few weeks at comic book stores or elsewhere. Posted early because the first of them us out this week, from DC Comics, and we’ve listed them in order of release date for easier planning of all your comics over the holiday season.
DC World’s Greatest Super-Heroes Holiday Special – out now only at Wal-Mart from DC Comics
A 100 page come featuring The Flash, Superman, Supergirl, Batman, Batwoman, Harley Quinnand the Green Lanterns in stories for the season.
Barbarella Holiday Special – out December 5th from Dynamite
Comics legend Jean-Marc Lofficier (Mobius, Doctor Strange) steps aboard the Barbarella Cosmic Express to tell an intergalactic tale of Christmas and…murder?! Hélas, c’est vrai! Someone’s been given the ultimate gift, and jolly old St. Nick must figure out by whom. Enter the space siren for all holidays, Barbarella! Guest-starring France’s Hexagon Comics’ super-patriot hero: The Guardian of the Republic.
Archie and Me Comics Digest #13 – out December 5th from Archie Comics
When everyone participates in a Secret Santa that involves buying an inexpensive gift for someone, Archie’s faced with a dilemma: how do you buy something cheap for someone like Veronica Lodge? From writer Dan Parent and artistJeff Schultz.
World of Archie Jumbo Comics Digest #84 – out December 5th from Archie Comics
“Wreath Wrath” When Mr. Weatherbee tells Archie that he’s too old to enjoy Christmas celebrations, Archie sets out to prove the principal wrong with an over-the-top display-but will it change the ‘Bee’s mind?
Hellboy Winter Special – out December 12th from Dark Horse Comics
Three wintry tales featuring a Mike Mignola and Ben Stenbeck team-up for a New Year’s Eve séance gone wrong when Hellboy visits a family’s English home, Fábio Moon and Gabriel Bá revisit B.P.R.D.: Vampire with a new tie-in story, and Tonci Zonjic returns to write and draw Lobster Johnson.
The Nightmare Before Christmas: Zero’s Journey Vol.1 – out December 12th form Tokyo Pop
When Jack Skellington’s faithful pet Zero gets lost, the ghost pup must get the help of the residents of Christmas Town to find his way back. With Halloween plans on hold while Jack mounts a search, will they be reunited in time to save both holidays? Explore the magical realms of Halloween Town and Christmas Town through the eyes of Zero as he tries to find his way home in an unfamiliar world. This graphic novel includes the FCBD issue #0 plus #1-4 as well as extra bonus material! From writer D.J. Milky and artists Dan Conner, David Hutchison, Kiyoshi Arai and Kei Ishiyama.
Klaus and the Crying Snowman #1 – out December 19th from Boom! Studios
Klaus has to help an absentee dad-turned-snowman make amends before melting away for good. And probably before he’s defeated by a pantheon of Norse Gods and their minions. All in a day’s work for Santa Claus. From writer Grant Morrison and artist Dan Mora.