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Word Balloons: A geeky gift guide for comic book and Doctor Who fans

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

Batman Black & White Statue by Greg Capullo is based on the art of the current “Batman” artist and sculpted by Jonathan Matthews. It measures about 8.2 inches high, 4.75 inches wide and 3 inches deep. It retails for $79.95 and can be found at comic-book and specialty stores.

Literary comics fans

“Magic Words: The Extraordinary Life of Alan Moore” follows the life of the noted “Watchmen” author from his youth to becoming one of the world’s top comic-book writers. Lance Parkin writes the unauthorized biography, which retails for $29.95.

Jeff Smith (“Bone”) crafts an adult-oriented story of a dimension-jumping thief in “RASL,” now available in one large hardcover volume that retails for $39.95.

Best American Comics 2013 is edited by Smith and contains top-notch comics from talents including Alison Bechdel and Craig Thompson. The hardcover retails for $25. Jessica Abel and Matt Madden return as series editors for the final time.

More to come

For more geeky gift items, check through the holiday season as more products are revealed.

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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