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Matt Price: Black Friday kicks off the shopping season with gifts celebrating Doctor Who’s 50th anniversary and more.

by Matthew Price Modified: November 29, 2013 at 10:41 am •  Published: November 29, 2013

As Black Friday officially kicks off the holiday shopping season, here are some gift ideas for fans of comic books and related items.

Doctor Who fans

It’s the 50th anniversary of “Doctor Who” in 2013, and gift ideas range from comics to toys to accessories and more. Some highlights:

“Doctor Who: The Complete Series 1-7 Limited Edition Blu-ray Gift Set” contains all episodes since the show’s revival in 2005. The set has a suggested retail price of $349.98. It also features several extras, including a universal remote control shaped like the Doctor’s sonic screwdriver.

A Dalek Mr. Potato Head, with a suggested retail price of $24.99, mixes the classic toy with one of the Doctor’s most dangerous foes.

“Doctor Who: Prisoners of Time” is a comic-book miniseries from IDW Publishing celebrating the 50th anniversary. The first two collections feature adventures of the first eight doctors and retail for $17.99 each.

Batman fans

“Batman: The Brave And The Bold — The Complete First Season Blu-ray” follows a lighter interpretation of Batman from producer James Tucker. Diedrich Bader (“The Drew Carey Show”) voices the Caped Crusader in this animated series season from 2008-09, finally released in a full-season package. The 26-episode season is presented in 1080p High Definition. It’s available at for $24.95.

“Injustice: Gods Among Us: Ultimate Edition” has been released in a new edition containing the original game, plus all the downloadable content that was released for it. The superhero battling game has a suggested retail price of $59.99 for PS4™ system, PS3™ system and Xbox 360, $49.99 for Windows PC and $39.99 for PS®Vita.

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by Matthew Price
Features Editor
Features Editor Matthew Price has worked for The Oklahoman since 2000. He’s a University of Oklahoma graduate who has also worked at the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette and was a Dow Jones Newspaper Fund intern for the Dallas Morning News. He’s...
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