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The Batman Adventures Holiday Special
The Batman Adventures Holiday Special Cover
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Cover Date January, 1995
Cover Artist Bruce Timm
Writer Paul Dini (1-6)
Bruce Timm (2,5)
Ronnie del Carmen (3)
Penciler Dan Riba (1,6)
Bruce Timm (2)
Ronnie del Carmen (3)
Glen Murakami (4)
Kevin Altieri (5)
Inker Dan Riba (1,6)
Bruce Timm (2)
Ronnie del Carmen (3)
Glen Murakami (4)
Butch Lukic (5)
Colorist Bruce Timm (1,2,6)
Ronnie del Carmen (3)
Glen Murakami (4,5)
Letterer Richard Starkings, Comicraft
Editor Scott Peterson, Darren Vincenzo

The Batman Adventures Holiday Special is the first and only Holiday Special issue of The Batman Adventures comics. It was published on December 1994, with a cover date of January 1995. The book contains several short stories, all of them written by Paul Dini with art by Bruce Timm and many other artists involved in the production of Batman: The Animated Series.

Appearing in "INTRO"[]

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INTRO[]

Batman watches over Gotham as the Holiday Season begins.

Appearing in "Jolly Ol' St. Nicholas"[]

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Jolly Ol' St. Nicholas[]

On December 3, Barbara Gordon is Christmas shopping while Detective Harvey Bullock and his partner Renee Montoya are investigating a series of robberies. They discover too late that the culprit is none other than Clayface!

Appearing in "The Harley and the Ivy"[]

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The Harley and the Ivy[]

On December 11, Harley Quinn and Poison Ivy decide to take billionaire Bruce Wayne, under the effects of mind control lipstrick, out on a Christmas shopping spree.

Appearing in "White Christmas"[]

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White Christmas[]

On December 24 (Christmas Eve), Mr. Freeze escapes from Arkham to create a snowstorm for Gotham. But what are his motivations?

Appearing in "...What Are You Doing New Year's Eve?!"[]

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...What Are You Doing New Year's Eve?![]

On December 31 (New Year's Eve), Joker steals a Sonic Bomb from GothCorp for "a countdown of victims that will end at midnight, unless [Gotham's] dear Dark Knight stops [him] first."

Appearing in "Should Old Acquaintance Be Forgot"[]

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Should Old Acquaintance Be Forgot[]

On January 1st of the new year, Commissioner Gordon and Batman share a toast for "survival" and wish each other good luck.

Notes and Triva[]

  • The comic was later adapted as an episode of The New Batman Adventures, with some slight tweeks:
    • It is made in the more streamlined animation and character designs of The New Batman Adventures.
    • The dates are different in each segment.
    • "The Harley and the Ivy" comes before "Jolly Ol' St. Nicholas".
    • "White Christmas" is omitted.
    • "...What Are You Doing New Year's Eve?!" has Robin in it.

Quotes[]

  • "December first. The holiday season has come to Gotham. Even without snow, the grey, weary city seems to sparkle in the cold. It's time for celebration... for dreams to come true... and for angels of light... and darkness." - Narrator

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  • The stories from this issue has been reprinted in the following editions:
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