2012 has been a special year for comic-book fans. Hollywood gave us The Avengers and The Dark Knight Rises, and TV brought us shows like The Walking Dead and Arrow. And that comic-book craze is far from over. There are a lot of superhero films on the horizon, including Man of Steel, Justice League and the Avengers sequel; and also a few TV adaptations coming up like Joss Whedon‘s S.H.I.E.L.D. If you have a comic-book fan on your holiday list (it’s impossible not to), here are a few gift suggestions.
10. For The Pseudo-Intellectuals
Ghost World: The Special Edition
Ghost World is a fantastic indie movie. For those people who can’t get enough of Enid and Rebecca, why not get them the source that their adventures are based on? This special edition book makes a great gift. It includes concept art, promotional art, merchandise photos and new, exclusive comics. And just as an extra treat, it contains the movie’s script and soundtrack album artwork.
9. For Die-Hard Zombie Fans
Walking Dead TV Game
The Walking Dead is huge right now. If you have someone who’s a fan of the show, or just into zombies in general, the Walking Dead TV Game gives them a chance to prepare for the zombie apocalypse.
8. For The Dedicated Fan
Star Wars Storm Trooper Bathrobe
This one looks like a Storm Trooper uniform. It’s a bathrobe for dedicated Star Wars fans who like to remain in character while they’re relaxing at home. (Gun sold separately.)
7. For Anyone Who Likes A Good Trilogy
The Dark Knight Trilogy
Christopher Nolan‘s Batman era is over. If you have someone who loved his version of the character, and is depressed that there’s no sequel to look forward to, this box set is the perfect consolation gift. Each movie in the Dark Knight trilogy set includes tons of features.
6. For The Comic Book Junkie
DC Comics Poster Book
The DC Comics Poster Book should be a nice addition to any comic book collection. The book features 100 ready-to-frame comic-book covers, both old and new, by Robert Schnakenberg. There’s also an epic Dark Knight Returns cover, along with other iconic covers and several other posters.
5. For The Geekiest Geek
DC Comics MimoMicro USB Drive & Reader
If you know someone who needs an extra USB or card reader, get them one of these super-cute gadgets. Wonder Woman, Batman and Superman will help get files from a microSD card to the computer and back safely.
4. For The Superhero Fan
Marvel Cinematic Universe Box Set
This limited-edition Marvel Cinematic Universe Collection is the perfect gift for that geek who can’t shut up about superhero movies. The box includes The Avengers film (Blu-ray 3D + Blu-ray), Captain America: The First Avenger film (Blu-ray 3D + Blu-ray), Thor film (Blu-ray 3D + Blu-ray), Iron Man 2 film (Blu-ray), The Incredible Hulk film (Blu-ray), Iron Man film (Blu-ray), and a Top-secret Bonus Disc. The set doesn’t hit stores for another few months, but it’s worth the wait.
3. For The Fashionista
POW Comic Book Headband
This is the coolest headband, and we can assure you that no one else will be wearing something like this. It’s a bold fashion statement, and something unique to have around. It’s a great accessory.
2. For The Comic-Book Fan You Can’t Figure Out
Meltdown Comics Gift Card
If you can’t figure out what to buy your comic-book lover, then a gift card from Meltdown Comics, located in Los Angeles, is a nice alternative. The store has tons of merchandise, including comic-book actions figures, special-edition comics and neat graphic novels.
1. For The Comic-Book Lover You Love
The ultimate gift for any comic-book fan is a trip to the motherland – San Diego Comic-Con International. This is arguably the largest pop-culture event in the world. For four days, the streets of downtown San Diego are overtaken by people in superhero costumes, sci-fi fanatics and celebrities. A gift like this will make a fan very, very happy.
We hope our lists helped you figure out what to buy the people you love. Happy Christmas!
What did we miss that you love? What other gifts have you found that Comic-Book Lovers might want?