10 Christmas Gifts For People Who Love Comic Books

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Marvel and DC superhero movies continue to tear up the box-office - which means there are a lot of newly minted comic fans looking to sink their teeth into the medium. Here are some of our personal favourites.

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Seconds by Bryan Lee OMalley

From the mind and pen behind the acclaimed Scott Pilgrim series comes a madcap new tale of existential angst, everyday obstacles, young love, and ancient spirits that's sharp-witted and tenderhearted, whimsical and wise.

Price: $25.50 (15% off)


Good Night Darth Vader by Jeffrey Brown

It's bedtime in the Star Wars galaxy and Darth Vader's parenting skills are tested anew in this delightful follow-up to the breakout New York Times bestsellers Darth Vader and Son and Vader's Little Princess. In this Episode, the Sith Lord must soothe his rambunctious twins, Luke and Leia, who are not ready to sleep and who insist on a story.

Price: $18.75 (25% off)


Amazing Fantastic Incredible: A Marvelous Memoir by Stan Lee

In this gorgeously illustrated, full-color graphic memoir, Stan Lee—comic book legend and cocreator of Spider-Man, the X-Men, the Avengers, the Incredible Hulk, and a legion of other Marvel superheroes—shares his iconic legacy and the story of how modern comics came to be.

This funny, moving, and incredibly honest memoir is a must-have for collectors and fans of comic books and graphic novels of every age.

Price: $36.75 (18% off)


Star Wars: Vader Down by Jason Aaron

When Darth Vader accidentally finds himself facing off against the Rebel Fleet on his own, he is sent crashing onto a nearby planet. Will the Rebels seize this opportunity to put an end to one of their greatest enemies - or will they be made to feel the full power of the Dark Side? The Sith Lord may be down, he isn't out!

All your favorites are here, old and new, good and evil: Luke! Vader! Leia! Aphra! Han! Threepio, Artoo, Triple-Zero and BT-1!

Price: $41.25 (21% off)


Wonder Woman: A Celebration of 75 Years

Celebrate over seven decades of the awe-inspiring Wonder Woman, from early years as one of the first female superheroes in the comics industry, to today.

This character has seen countless waves of feminism in her time as one of DC's favorite heroes, what better way to honor her than by collecting the biggest, best, and brightest of the Wonder Woman stories.

Price: $59.75 (15% off)


Sandman Omnibus Volume 1 by Neil Gaiman

The Sandman is the universally lauded masterwork following Morpheus, Lord of the Dreaming—a vast hallucinatory landscape housing all the dreams of any and everyone who's ever existed. Regardless of cultures or historical eras, all dreamers visit Morpheus' realm—be they gods, demons, muses, mythical creatures, or simply humans who teach Morpheus some surprising lessons.

This massive hardcover tome, over 1000 pages, collects the first 37 issues of Neil Gaiman's groundbreaking series!

Price: $151.75 (49% off)


MetaMaus by Art Spiegelman

In the pages of MetaMaus, Art Spiegelman re-enters the Pulitzer prize-winning Maus, the modern classic that has altered how we see literature, comics, and the Holocaust ever since it was first published twenty-five years ago. He probes the questions that Maus most often evokes - Why the Holocaust? Why mice? Why comics? - and gives us a new and essential work about the creative process.

Compelling and intimate, MetaMaus is poised to become a classic in its own right.

Price: $42.25 (35% off)


Slugfest by Reed Tucker

The most bruising battle in the superhero world isn't between spandex-clad characters - it's between the publishers themselves. For more than 50 years, Marvel and DC have been locked in an epic war, tirelessly trading punches.

This is the story of the greatest corporate rivalry never told. Other books have revealed elements of the Marvel-DC battle, but this will be the first one to put it all together into a single, juicy narrative.

Price: $25.50 (23% off)


Absolute Preacher by Garth Ennis

Garth Ennis and Steve Dillon's groundbreaking Vertigo series is finally given the Absolute Edition treatment.

Merging with a bizarre spiritual force called Genesis, Texan Preacher Jesse Custer becomes completely disillusioned with the beliefs that he had dedicated his entire life to. Now possessing the power of "The Word," an ability to make people do whatever he utters, Custer begins a violent and riotous journey across the country.

Price: $192.25 (23% off)


The Complete Far Side by Gary Larson

The Far Side holds a unique place in the history of cartooning, one that makes it incomparable to any other comic. Surpassing the standards of any luxury art book, this sumptuous, full-color, two-volume slipcased set features custom-milled paper and an elegant design, making it an automatic collector's edition.

Every single Far Side; cartoon (4,081 to be exact) is included by year, including more than 1,100 that have never been published in a book.

Price: $130.25 (33% off)


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