Red Holiday Roundup: Gifts For The Comic Book Crowd #Marvel #DC #Image #IDW #Aspen #DarkHorse –

It’s the two weeks before Christmas and you need gifts for the nerds in your life who collect comics. Instead of something practical why not give them something they’ll actually like. Whether your loved ones are strictly into capes or are the glasses-pushy indie type we’ve got stuff for everyone.
Black Panther. The king of Wakanda joins the MARVEL LEGENDS Series with this premium 6-inch-scale Black Panther action figure inspired by Marvel Comics. This figure recreates the character’s classic caped costume as seen throughout his appearances in Marvel Comics, right down to the figured lines along his gloves and boots. Features two sets of swappable hand accessories, one set of fists and one set of hands with extended claws. Includes figure, 2 accessories and 1 Build-A-Figure part. It’s a great stocking stuffer that might let the comic nerd in your life find something entirely new to collect.
X-Men The Complete Trading Card Collection
For the 90s collector, this book from Abrams brings the story of the 1992 trading card series that shaped the world of trading cards for years to come. Taking an in-depth look at the Jim Lee X-men trading cards, this book tells some of the behind-the-scenes involved with creating 100+ pieces of original art and the X-Men craze that followed in the era of X. It even comes with an exclusive card celebrating the world record holding X-Men #1 by Chris Claremont and Jim Lee. It’s a great stocking stuffer at less than $20 on Amazon.
DC Comics Geeky Tiki Mugs
For the collector who stays in these DC Comics themed tiki mugs are fun pieces of art depicting iconic characters. If Wonder Woman isn’t the favorite character of your loved ones then there’s a full line to choose from featuring other popular characters even ones from Marvel, Star Wars, and more.
The most game-changing brand in comics history has something for the comics hipster in your life over at Image Comics’ threadless store. This aluminum mounted icon print features distinct imagery from the publisher’s landmark characters like Todd McFarlane’s Spawn and Erik Larsen’s Savage Dragon. There are tons to choose from in their store but something to decorate the collector’s cave would be a hit this holiday season.
The Dark Horse Direct line has produced some high-quality collectibles from its in-house Hellboy comics through licensed IP deals with brands like Halo. Among its latest replica showpieces is the new Reaper ship from the Mass Effect franchise. This limited to 1000 pieces collectible stands 14-inches tall on an 11-inch diameter base and will have you re-experiencing this iconic moment from Mass Effect. There are tons of high quality collectibles to choose from featuring series like Hellboy, Sonic The Hedgehog, Star Wars, and more on Dark Horse Direct if this one sells out.
Aspen Store Variants
The independent house built by the late great comics creator of Fathom and Soulfire, Michael Turner has a legacy of contributing iconic art to characters in the Marvel and DC universes. Over on the Aspen store, there’s an entire collection of variants of key comics like Batman #125, Battlestar Galactica #1, and the epic Marvel Civil War #1. Some of these are very limited but if you really want to get the comic collector something they likely missed out on the first time, these variant covers by Michael Turner are a great gift.
Artist Edition Book Line
Printed in the same size as the original art boards the artists originally drew these iconic comics, the IDW Artist Edition line makes the gift of original comic art a bit more affordable than the thousands you’d have to spend at auction for the actual original art. The prestige format of the books is gorgeous and I swear you can practically smell the bullpen of the offices these were originally drawn in. They feature reprintings of some of the most sought after comics in the medium from artists like Todd McFarlane, Jim Lee, and Walter Simonson. If you’ve got an X-Men, Spider-Man, Thor, or Star Wars fan in your life then this book would be a treasure for them.


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *