Hoping to really impress the comic and pop-culture fan in your life? Here are some extravagant gift ideas priced at $100 or less that are sure to excite even the most callous of Scrooges this holiday! Check out the items below for a selection of premium gifts available at your local comic shop.
DARK HORSE COMICS
(W) Jeff Lemire (A) David Rubin, Dustin Nguyen, Michael Allred, Emi Lenox, Nate Powell, Matt Kindt, Ray Fawkes (A/CA) Dean Ormston
The first chapter of the highly acclaimed, Eisner Award-winning superhero saga in deluxe, oversized hardcover format.
Mysteriously banished from existence by a multiversal event, the old superheroes of Spiral City now lead simple lives on a bizarre farm from which there is no escape! But as they employ all of their super abilities to free themselves from this strange purgatory, a mysterious stranger works to bring them back into action for one last adventure!
Collects the first and second volumes of Black Hammer, and Black Hammer: Giant Sized Annual in a deluxe, hardcover, and oversized format with a new cover, sketchbook extras, and more!
In Shops: Dec 09, 2020
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DARK HORSE COMICS
(W) Daniel Wallace
Featuring never-before-seen concept art and process pieces along with exclusive commentary from the creative team behind the show, Dark Horse Books and Lucasfilm proudly present the official look inside one of the galaxy's most beloved shows.
This deluxe limited-edition package of The Art of Star Wars Rebels features a beautiful slipcase with illuminating lights and sound effects of igniting lightsabers when the case opens! This collection also includes a folio featuring an exclusive piece of art and a variant cover of the book to create a truly immersive experience that fans won't want to miss!
In Shops: Jun 03, 2020
IDW - TOP SHELF
(W) Alan Moore (A/CA) Eddie Campbell
Jack is back-and this time, the blood is red.
In this remarkable new edition, the award-winning bestseller
FROM HELL now features astonishing colors by Eddie Campbell!
The award-winning bestseller FROM HELL, often ranked among the greatest graphic novels of all time, takes on haunting new dimensions in FROM HELL: Master Edition, enhanced by impressionistic hues and revisions by Eddie Campbell himself, along with all the original annotations by Alan Moore.
Co-Published by Top Shelf Productions (US) and Knockabout (UK)
In Shops: Feb 24, 2021
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(W) Ken Quattro (A) Matt Baker, Alvin Hollingsworth, E.C. Stoner
Read about the riveting stories of Black artists who drew, mostly behind the scenes, superhero, horror, and romance comics in the early years of the industry.
The life stories of each man's personal struggles and triumphs are represented as they broke through into a world formerly occupied only by white artists. Using primary source material from World War II-era Black newspapers and magazines, this compelling book profiles pioneers like E.C. Stoner, a descendant of one of George Washington's slaves. Stoner became a renowned fine artist of the Harlem Renaissance. Perhaps more fascinating is Owen Middleton who was sentenced to life in Sing Sing. Then there is Matt Baker, the most revered of the Black artists, whose exquisite art spotlights stunning women and men, and who drew the first groundbreaking Black comic book hero, Vooda!
Gorgeously illustrated with rare examples of each artist's work, including full stories from mainstream comic books to rare titles like All-Negro Comics and Negro Heroes, plus unpublished artist's photos and art. Invisible Men: The Trailblazing Black Artists of Comic Books features Ken Quattro's over 20 years of impeccable research and writing. The social and cultural environments that formed these extraordinary artists are deftly detailed by Quattro in this must-have book!
In Shops: Dec 16, 2020
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(W) Donny Cates, More (A) More (A/CA) Ryan Stegman
Lethal killer Cletus Kasady casts his symbiotic tendrils across the Marvel Universe in the blockbuster epic ABSOLUTE CARNAGE! The psychopathic Carnage is targeting everyone who has ever worn a symbiote - and that's a lot of potential victims, even for him! Naturally, Kasady's new reign of terror spells misery for Spider-Man and Venom - but the devastation is felt by Miles Morales, the Avengers, Deadpool, Ghost Rider, the Immortal Hulk and more! But what is Kasady's horrific endgame? Experience a new level of crazy as Carnage runs wild! Collecting ABSOLUTE CARNAGE #1-5; ABSOLUTE CARNAGE VS. DEADPOOL #1-3; ABSOLUTE CARNAGE: CAPTAIN MARVEL #1; ABSOLUTE CARNAGE: IMMORTAL HULK #1; ABSOLUTE CARNAGE: SYMBIOTE SPIDER-MAN #1; ABSOLUTE CARNAGE: SYMBIOTE OF VENGEANCE #1; ABSOLUTE CARNAGE: LETHAL PROTECTORS #1-3; ABSOLUTE CARNAGE: AVENGERS #1; ABSOLUTE CARNAGE: MILES MORALES #1-3; ABSOLUTE CARNAGE: WEAPON PLUS #1; ABSOLUTE CARNAGE: SCREAM #1-3; ABSOLUTE CARNAGE: SEPARATION ANXIETY #1; AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #29-31; VENOM #16-20; and the ABSOLUTE CARNAGE stinger pages
In Shops: Sep 23, 2020
MARVEL PREVIEWS Page #122
(W) Brian Michael Bendis, Jason Latour (A) Nico Leon, More (A/CA) Sara Pichelli
Welcome to the Marvel Universe, Miles Morales! Visionary writer Brian Michael Bendis completes his eighteen-year association with wall-crawlers by bringing the Ultimate Spider-Man to a brand-new life on a brand-new world - and not everything is how it was! Miles will have to find his feet quickly, though, when he goes up against one of the biggest bads in the Marvel Universe! Then, the villainous Black Cat plots to get her claws in this new Spidey - but will Miles find romance with the other-dimensional Spider-Gwen? And Spidey finds himself caught in the middle when Marvel's heroes square off in a second Civil War! Plus: The secret history of Miles' dad...Agent of S.H.I.E.L.D.! And a familiar face returns - along with an all-new, all-deadly Sinister Six! Collecting SPIDER-MAN (2016) #1-21 and #234-240, and SPIDER-GWEN (2015B) #16-18.
In Shops: Feb 12, 2020
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(W) Warren Ellis (A) Jason Masters (A/CA) Dom Reardon
After a mission of vengeance in Helsinki, James Bond returns to London and assumes the workload of a fallen 00 Section agent. His new mission takes him to Berlin, presumably to break up an agile drug-trafficking operation. But Bond has no idea of the forces gathered in secret against him, the full scope of an operation that's much scarier and more lethal than he could possibly imagine. Berlin is about to catch fire... and James Bond is trapped inside. Dynamite Entertainment proudly presents VARGR, the debut storyline in the all new James Bond comic book series, as crafted by masterful writer Warren Ellis (Transmetropolitan, The Authority) and artist Jason Masters (Batman Incorporated, Guardians of the Galaxy).
James Bond is trapped in Los Angeles with a MI6 agent under fire and a foreign intelligence service trying to put them both in bags... and possibly more than one foreign intelligence service. And things may not be any safer in Britain, with bodies dropping and ghosts moving in the political mist...
Contains James Bond #1-#12 (2015), Warren Ellis' VARGR and EIDOLON story lines.
In Shops: Dec 16, 2020
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(W) Alex Ross (A/CA) Alex Ross
Here is Alex Ross' long-awaited Marvel Comics retrospective celebration: Spider-Man, Iron Man, Captain America, Black Panther, the Avengers, the X-Men, Doctor Strange, the Guardians of the Galaxy, and the Fantastic Four. Marvelocity includes more than 50 never-been-published sketches, paintings, photographs and working models, and other preparatory art, and a 14-panel portfolio gallery of Marvel's most beloved characters. And Ross has written a new 10-page story pitting Spider-Man against the Sinister Six, the webslinger's most popular villains, that ends with a stunning twist. Introduction by J. J. Abrams,
In Shops: Oct 03, 2018
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DIAMOND SELECT TOYS LLC
A Diamond Select Toys release! Quick, to the Bat-poles! Okay, so you haven't installed those Bat-poles yet, but if you keep your spare change in this vinyl bank, you'll save up for them in no time! Based on the bust of Shakespeare that unlocked the moving bookcase in the Batman Classic TV Series, this life-size vinyl bank features a working neck hinge, so you can tilt the head back to reveal a dial and button, as well as a real, working coin slot! With a coin access door hidden in the base, no one will suspect that this realistically painted bust is secretly a bank, or that you're secretly Batman. Packaged in a full-color box. Sculpted by Paul Harding!
In Shops: Jul 26, 2017
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BEAST KINGDOM CO., LTD
From Beast Kingdom. A PREVIEWS Exclusive! Your friendly neighborhood Spider-Man swings back into action, sporting the new red and black suit from Spider-Man Far From Home! The latest in the Egg Attack Action (EAA) range of Marvel 6-inch super hero action figures, Spidey comes with 2 interchangeable head sculpts; replacement mouth and eyes; and a suit made from real, stretchable cloth, perfect for any type of pose! Also included are accessories including a pizza slice and a mobile phone. Make sure to grab you very own EAA-099 and add this upgraded Spider-Man to your collection today!
In Shops: Aug 12, 2020
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