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 newsok.com/blogs/nerdage 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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