Comics : Marvel Holiday Special

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In the early 90's, Marvel started running a "Marvel Holiday Special", featuring a few Christmassy (or substitute politically correct alternative festival based on pagan Winter Solstice rituals as you prefer) type stories. That ran out of steam after a half-dozen issues, but they started up again in 2004 and have carried on ever since.

Note: Each issue is cover-dated for the "following" year. I.e. the 2007 Marvel Holiday Special (released at the end of 2007) is filed as Feb 2008 in our system. That is because the "cover date" actually marks the time when the book is removed from the shelves if it is still unsold.

Note: Comics shown are for database purposes only. None of these comics are for sale. Valuations shown are indicative Near Mint Values. Dates shown are cover dates.

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Marvel Holiday Special 1991 (Story 1)
Year 1991 : NM ($3.00) : Backup Only

Summary: Christmas 1991
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...(Story 8)
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Summary: Spider-Man Appears
Editor:  Renee Witterstaetter
Writer:  Danny Fingeroth
Pencils:  Ron Garney
Inker:  Mike DeCarlo
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Marvel Holiday Special 1992 (Story 1)
Jan 1993 : NM ($3.00) : Backup Only

Summary: Christmas 1992
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...(Story 3)
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Summary: Spider-Man Appears
Editor:  Renee Witterstaetter
Writer:  Stan Lee
Pencils:  Steve Lightle
Inker:  John Costanza
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 Reprinted In: Marvel Holiday Spectacular Magazine
 Reprinted In: Spider-Man Annual (UK) 1994 (Story 1)
Marvel Holiday Special 1993
Jan 1994 : NM ($3.00) : SM Guest
Summary: Christmas 1993 (Cover says 1994), Spider-Man & MJ Appear
Editor:  Renee Witterstaetter
Writer:  Ann Nocenti, Barry Dutter, Howard Chaykin, Peter David, Scott Lobdell, Steven Grant
Artist:  Bill Anderson, Bob Almond, Dennis Jensen, Howard Chaykin, Marie Severin, Pat Broderick, Ron Lim, Tom Grindberg
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Marvel Holiday Special 1994
Dec 1994 : SMURF 398.850 : NM ($3.00) : SM Guest
Summary: Christmas 1994, Spider-Man Appears
Editor:  Sarra Mossoff
Writer:  Greg Wright, John Ostrander, Karl Bollers, Kurt Busiek, Mindy Newell
Pencils:  Gray Morrow, James Fry, Mike Manley, Rick Leonardi, Sal Buscema, Tom Mandrake
Inker:  Al Williamson, Gray Morrow, Mike Manley, Neil Vokes, Sal Buscema, Tom Mandrake
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Marvel Holiday Special 1996
Year 1996 : NM ($3.00) : SM Guest
Summary: Christmas 1996, Spider-Man Appears
Editor:  Tom Brevoort
Plot:  George Perez (Story 3)
Writer:  Evan Skolnick, Karl Kesel, Mark Waid, Stan Lee, Tom DeFalco
Pencils:  Josh Hood, Pat Olliffe, Patrick Zircher, Rick Leonardi
Inker:  Andrew Pepoy, Brett Breeding, Derek Fisher, Scott Koblish
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Marvel Holiday Special 2004
Jan 2005 : NM ($3.00) : SM Guest

Summary: Christmas 2004, Spider-Man Appears
Editor:  Ralph Macchio
Writer:  Tom DeFalco (Spidey Story)
Pencils:  Takeshi Miyazawa (Spidey Story)
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 Reprinted In: Marvel Holiday Special 2004 (TPB)
Marvel Holiday Special 2005 (Story 1)
Jan 2006 : NM ($4.00) : SM Cameo

Summary: Spider-Man Cameo
Editor:  John Barber
Writer:  Shaenon Garrity
Pencils:  Roger Langridge
Inker:  Al Gordon
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...(Story 2)
SM Guest

Summary: Spider-Man Appears
Editor:  John Barber
Writer:  Jeff Parker
Pencils:  Reilly Brown
Inker:  Pat Davidson
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...(Story 3)
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Summary: No SM
Editor:  John Barber
Writer:  Mike Carey
Artist:  Mike Perkins
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Marvel Holiday Special 2006
Feb 2007 : NM ($4.00) : SM Reference
Summary: Spider-Man References (toy, ornament, reprinted covers)
Editor:  John Barber
Writer:  Andrew Farago, Jeff Christiansen, Mike Carey, Scott Gray, Shaenon K. Garrity
Artist:  Mike Perkins, Roger Langridge, Ron Lim
Cover Art:  Frazer Irving
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Marvel Holiday Special 2007 (Story 1)
Feb 2008 : NM ($4.00) : SM Guest

Summary: Spider-Man Appears
Editor:  John Barber
Writer:  Andrew Farago, Shaenon K. Garrity
Pencils:  Lou Kang
Inker:  Craig Yeung
Cover Art:  Andrew Crossley, Ron Lim, Scott Koblish
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...(Story 2)
SM Cameo

Summary: Spider-Man Cameo
Writer/Artist:  Fred Hembeck
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...(Story 3)
SM Reference

Summary: Spider-Man Reference (SM doll held by toddler)
Editor:  John Barber
Writer:  C.B. Cebulski
Artist:  Alina Urusov
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...(Story 4)
SM Cameo

Summary: Spider-Man Cameo
Writer:  Mike Carey
Artist:  Nelson
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Marvel Holiday Special 2011 (Story 1)
Feb 2012 : NM ($4.00) : SM Guest

Summary: Spider-Man vs. Coldheart
Editor:  Jody LeHeup
Writer:  Miljenko Horvatic
Artist:  Andrew Trabbold
Cover Art:  Leonardo Olea, Tim Seeley
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