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: 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 WarnerArchive.com 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.
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.