It’s Christmastime in Gotham City, and Batman tries to come to an understanding with a former enemy as he watches over his family. But can Deadshot follow Batman’s main rule: no killing?
by Christine Nightstar
In the basement beneath a busy Gotham City deli, a highly advanced, human-like clockwork man built in the mid-nineteenth century is disturbed from his century-long sleep. Trenton “Ticks” Avery soon becomes one of the Deltonio family, even as he also begins to discover that his creator had built in amazing mechanisms allowing him to evolve physically, mentally, and emotionally. And with some of these new abilities Ticks inadvertently becomes Gotham’s newest crime-fighter, Clockwork. But with newfound fame comes danger to his adoptive family, even as an old villain called the Clock seeks him as a prize! Guest starring Batman and Platinum of the Metal Men!
For the past four years, the team of Batman and the second Robin have fought the good fight together! But when a dark secret surfaces concerning Jason Todd, it threatens to topple not only the Dynamic Duo, but the Wayne family itself! Can the Batman Family weather this storm?
J’onn J’onzz, the Martian Manhunter, has held on to a secret for decades, one that threatens to shatter not only his relationships, but the Earth itself! When that secret is finally revealed by an enemy, the Justice League of America must swing into action to uncover a vast Martian conspiracy before it can doom the world! But how can the JLA fight super-powerful foes who can effortlessly impersonate anyone? Guest starring the New Titans and the Outsiders, and featuring the final fate of Captain Comet!
Bruce Wayne finds himself in the unenviable position of having to go shopping for a toy on Christmas Eve, but he has no reason to suspect that he will be needed as Batman this day. So when a violent incident occurs during his trip to the mall, he must find a way to take action as Batman without his usual equipment!
by Drivtaan, Starsky Hutch 76, Libbylawrence, Brian K. Asbury, Blackwolf247, Comickook and Martin Maenza
An accident causes Brainiac of the Legion of Doom to become Pulsar Stargroove, rhythmic leader of the Legion of Funk! But as the Legion dominates the music charts, strange events happen all over the country. Another team of super-villains with a weakness for fruit pies form together as the Host of Badness! Meanwhile, the Super Friends welcome Apache Chief to their number, and the Teen Titans lose their memories! Will all these threads come together to form one coherent plot? Not at all! That’s why we called in Drivtaan to wrap it all up in the form of an ultimate musical showdown — a battle of the bands! You don’t want to miss this bizarre and peculiar attempt at humor by the Five Earths writers!
When all the grown-up super-heroes in the world disappear, the disbanded Teen Titans find themselves the lone protectors of Earth! And despite their best efforts, they are unable to defeat the foe responsible when Kanjar Ro declares himself the ruler of Earth! Can the world’s only hope be a “Teen Titan” from times past?
When the Blue Bowman begins a crime spree in Gotham City after many years, Batman can’t help but wonder if the Signalman has returned to crime under this old identity. But when this new Bowman proves to be better skilled than his predecessor, Batman may need Green Arrow’s help to capture this rival archer!
by Dan Swanson, partially adapted from Justice League of America #73-74 by Dennis O’Neil and Dick Dillin
After the Earth disappears, a handful of strange visitors from other planets — Kell Orr of Xenon and his twin son and daughter Larre and Kelle, Tharka the Superwoman, and Regor of Uuz — each independently investigate Earth’s disappearance. Yet are they prepared for the cause of Earth’s disappearance, the living star called Aquarius? Having just battled both the JSA and the JLA, Aquarius managed to trick the heroes into believing he was destroyed, when he actually fled into space with Starman’s cosmic rod. But Starman and Green Lantern guess the eons-old villain’s deception and track him into deep space. When the heroes of Earth rendezvous with the super-stars of space, will even their combined powers be enough to stop Aquarius?
The Joker is one of the most dangerous villains alive. But what if he were cured of his madness? Would he also be cured of his evil nature, or would his evil finally be given free reign? The Batman discovers to his horror that it’s the latter when the Joker uses Ra’s al Ghul’s resources to hijack a communications satellite, causing the world’s computer systems to speak to each other in random languages. With the clock ticking down to world catastrophe, Batman must stop the Joker’s plans before it’s too late. Guest starring Catwoman!
Years ago, after Winslow P. Schott went into retirement as the original Toyman, a younger man became the new Toyman, only to be murdered later on by Schott when he came out of retirement. That act of murder has finally caught up with the original Toyman when he finds himself trapped in a house of deadly toys built by the second Toyman’s mother! Luckily for Schott, Batman caught up to him at the same time. But as they make their way deeper and deeper into the house, will this hero and this villain overcome all challenges or meet one final challenge that will overcome them?
It’s a day many thought would never come — the wedding day of Oliver Queen and Dinah Lance, alias Green Arrow and Black Canary! But while so many super-hero weddings fall victim to attacks from super-villains, what makes this wedding day the quietest one of all? Guest starring the Justice League of America and a surprise guest star!
Life seems to have settled down in Gotham City for the Batman and his allies. But a few twists and turns of fate begin to set up future trouble for the Dark Knight. Is the Penguin’s desire to live a reformed life as a night club owner genuine? And what does the Joker want with Ra’s al Ghul?
A missing reporter in Metropolis piques the Elongated Man’s interest when he discovers that Superman was the apparent kidnapper! But that mystery pales in comparison to the cosmic crisis it leads to. Can the Justice League of America stop a group of ancient foes more powerful than all the team combined? Guest starring Vartox, Maxima, and Ultraa!
During 1987’s alien invasion, the people of Syracuse, New York, were killed by an alien bomb. This Christmas, Firestorm gets a little help from his friends in the JLA to pay his respects.