Great Gifts for $50 or Less at Comic Shops

There are many great holiday gifts you can get at your local comic shop that won't break your budget and will really make the comic book fan in your life happy. Here are some affordable gifts, priced at $50 or less that will have them smiling this holiday season!

IMAGE COMICS
(W) Robert Kirkman (A) Stefano Gaudiano, Cliff Rathburn (CA) Dave Stewart (A/CA) Charlie Adlard
Featuring twelve issues of The New York Times bestselling, Eisner Award winning THE WALKING DEAD series by Robert Kirkman (Super Dinosaur, Oblivion Song, Invincible) and Charlie Adlard-along with bonus content like eye-popping covers and a sketchbook-and presented in a show-stopping, oversized hardcover edition. Perfect for long-time readers and fans of THE WALKING DEAD.

Here readers follow Rick Grimes as he leads the Commonwealth's Governor, Pamela Milton, on a tour of the various communities Alexandria is aligned with. Naturally... terrible things begin to happen very quickly, and what's done can't be undone. Collects THE WALKING DEAD #181-193.
In Shops: Sep 04, 2019
SRP: $34.99
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DARK HORSE COMICS
(W) Neil Gaiman, P. Craig Russell (A) Scott Hampton, Walter Simonson, Colleen Doran (CA) Glenn Fabry
This supernatural American road trip fantasy tells the story of a war between the ancient and modern gods. Shadow Moon gets out of jail only to discover his wife is dead. Defeated, broke, and uncertain where to go from here, he meets the mysterious Mr. Wednesday, who employs him to serve as his bodyguard-thrusting Shadow into a deadly world where ghosts of the past come back from the dead, and a god war is imminent. Collecting the first nine issues of the American Gods comic book series, along with art process features, high res scans of original art, layouts, character designs, and variant covers by Becky Cloonan, Skottie Young, Fábio Moon, Dave MCKean, and more!
In Shops: Feb 28, 2018
SRP: $29.99
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DC COMICS
(W) Jim Chambers, Bill Finger, Jerry Siegel, Mort Weisinger, Jack Kirby, Don Cameron, Joe Samachson, Edmond Hamilton, John Broome, Gardner Fox, Frank Robbins, Archie Goodwin, Dennis O'Neil, Steve Englehart, Bob Rozakis, Alan Brennert, Harlan Ellison, Greg Rucka, Paul Levitz, Brad Meltzer, Scott Snyder, Neil Gaiman (A) Jim Chambers, Bob Kane, Joe Shuster, Jerry Robinson, Charles Paris, Joe Simon, Jack Kirby, Dick Sprang, Carmine Infantino, George Klein, Ruben Moreira, Joe Certa, Sheldon Moldoff, Stan Kaye, Joe Giella, Sid Greene, Neal Adams, Dick Giordano, Walter Simonson, Marshall Rogers, Terry Austin, Michael Golden, Bob Smith, Gene Colan, Shawn Martinbrough, Steve Mitchell, Denys Cowan, John Floyd, Bryan Hitch, Sean Murphy, Mark Chiarello (CA) Jim Lee, Scott Williams
Celebrating the legacy of the Dark Knight, DETECTIVE COMICS: 80 YEARS OF BATMAN follows the best-selling ACTION COMICS: 80 YEARS OF SUPERMAN.
Over the past eight decades, Batman has remained at the forefront of popular culture, which is in no small part because of this comic book series that is synonymous with the Dark Knight! Celebrate DETECTIVE COMICS with DC, as we revisit classic stories from comics from the 1930s onward, featuring some of Batman's greatest allies and villains and work from some of the greatest creators ever to grace the graphic-literature medium!
Curated by guest editor Paul Levitz, it features reprints of the Dark Knight's most memorable adventures, from his first appearance to the debuts of Robin, Batwoman, Bat-Mite and Batgirl, as well as villains including Two-Face, the Riddler, Clayface, Man-Bat and more. This hardcover also spotlights crime-fighters including Slam Bradley, Air Wave, the Boy Commandos, the Martian Manhunter and the 1970s Manhunter, Paul Kirk!
And, published for the first time anywhere: a new tale of a traumatic early
moment in Bruce Wayne's life written by Paul Levitz with art by Denys Cowan and Bill Sienkiewicz, and an extraordinary look at a long-ago work in progress-the original layouts for the Batman tale from DETECTIVE COMICS #200, as illustrated by Lew Sayre Schwartz (and signed "Bob Kane"). As if that's not enough, this volume includes essays on Batman from contributors including Cory Doctorow, Neil Gaiman, Glen David Gold, Dennis O'Neil, former San Diego police chief Shelley Zimmerman and pulp historian Anthony Tollin.
With a new cover by DC Publisher and Chief Creative Officer Jim Lee, These stories will be accompanied by breathtaking essays from some of the best writers of our time about how Batman has affected their work and American culture at large. Be here for the celebration of the year!
Collects DETECTIVE COMICS #1, 20, 27, 38, 60, 64, 66, 140, 151, 153, 225, 233, 267, 298, 327, 359, 400, 437, 443, 457, 474, 482, 500, 567, 742 and #27 (New 52).
In Shops: Mar 06, 2019
SRP: $29.99
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IDW PUBLISHING
(W) Kevin Eastman, Peter Laird (A) Peter Laird (A/CA) Kevin Eastman
A thorough look back at the TMNT comic book roots with the original stories plus insightful annotations from co-creators Kevin Eastman and Peter Laird. Rediscover the underground roots of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, with this special collection of Mirage Studios' issues #1-7 along with the Raphael Micro-Series one-shot! This volume is perfect for fans to relive the glorious days of the Turtles' origins as well as an excellent place for new readers to see where the TMNT phenomena began.
In Shops: Oct 25, 2017
SRP: $29.99
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MARVEL COMICS
(W) Jim Starlin (A) Ron Lim (A/CA) George Perez
For the Dark Titan, Thanos, the Infinity Gauntlet was the Holy Grail - the ultimate prize to be coveted above all else. With it came omnipotence: the absolute control of all aspects of time, space, power, reality, mind and soul. But his gaining of supreme might meant the beginning of a black nightmare for the entire universe. Now, on the edge of Armageddon and led by the mysterious Adam Warlock, Earth's super heroes join in a desperate attempt to thwart this nihilistic god's insane plunge into galactic self-destruction. Should the heroes fail, the astral gods of the universe wait to step into the fray. But in such an awesome cosmic conflict, will anyone prevail? Will anyone survive? The original Infinity epic is collected alongside a Gauntlet-full collection of behind-the-scenes extras! Collecting INFINITY GAUNTLET (1991) #1-6.
Rated T
In Shops: Feb 06, 2019
SRP: $34.99
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BOOM! STUDIOS
(W) Grant Morrison (A/CA) Dan Mora
Klaus is "Santa Claus: Year One."  Award-winning author Grant Morrison (All-Star Superman, The Multiversity) and artist Dan Mora (Hexed) revamp, reinvent, and re-imagine a classic superhero for the 21st century, drawing on Santa's roots in Viking lore and Siberian shamanism. Collects the complete, seven-issue limited series.
In Shops: Nov 09, 2016
SRP: $34.99
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DIAMOND SELECT TOYS LLC
A Diamond Select Toys release! The guardian of Gotham City has arrived! This highly anticipated entry in the DC Gallery line depicts a modern comic-style Batman atop a Gotham City rooftop, his cape flaring out behind him. Measuring approximately 10 inches tall, this PVC diorama features detailed sculpting by Alterton based on a design by Caesar. Packaged in a full-color window box.
In Shops: Jul 17, 2019
SRP: $49.99
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DIAMOND SELECT TOYS LLC
A Diamond Select Toys release! This 9-inch scale sculpture of Thanos shows him standing atop a pile of rubble. Featuring detailed sculpting and collectible-quality paint applications, this PVC plastic diorama comes packaged in a full-color window box. Sculpted by Rocco Tartamella!
In Shops: Sep 12, 2018
SRP: $49.99
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Great Gifts for $25 or Less at Comic Shops

Looking for the perfect gift that won't break the bank? Maybe you need to get something affordable for that Secret Santa on your list. Look no further! Here's a list of some great holiday gifts ideas you can get at your local comic shop and won't cost you more than $25.