Holiday Gifts For Comics and Pop Culture Fans
I don’t know why they call today Black Friday. It sounds like a superhero version of Gulliver’s Travels, as published by DC or Marvel in the 1970s. And that might be the quickest digression we’ve had on ComicMix to date.
A bunch of the ComicMix columnists contributed a list of gift suggestions, all with snappy convenient links to Amazon for your shopping pleasure. Well, Mindy ran her list in her column last Monday; you’ve probably already read that but if not, click through in awe and wonder. Please note: I asked each contributor to include one item that they were directly involved in, so don’t think they’re pandering. That’s not necessarily the case.
And, a musical interlude, The Blue Nile: Hats
Larry Hama’s The Stranger (that’s the first of a three-volume Vampire fun-packed thriller in e-book format; Amazon will lead you to the other two)
My Friend Dahmer by Derf Backderf
And a book Martha wrote with Fran Pelzman and Trina Robbins, Cute Guys: All You Need To Know
The Avengers movie in Blu-Ray, the two-disc set.
And The Littlest Bitch, the not-children’s book the book Michael wrote with David Quinn and Devon Devereaux.
Crumb (the movie) (that was Marc’s pick)
Courtney Crumrin Volume 1: The Night Things (that was Kyle Gnepper’s pick)
Witch Doctor, Vol 1: Under the Knife (Matt Wright’s pick)
And the whole group picks Samurai Jack – Season 1 “We owe so much of what Samurnauts are to this amazing series by Gendy Tartakovsky. And the performance by Phil Lamarr is nuanced and brilliant.”
On behalf of our friend Dennis O’Neil, I would like to recommend each and every item he’s recommended in the Recommended Reading portion of his weekly ComicMix column… and I also suggest when you’re at Amazon you check out his own billion or so books – you can’t go wrong with any of them. But, of course, particularly the ones I recommend at the end of this column.
The Manhattan Projects, Vol. 1: Science Bad by Jonathan Hickman and Nick Pitarra
Judge Dredd: The Complete Brian Bolland by John Wagner and (go figure)Brian Bolland
Avengers 1959 by Howard Chaykin
And, finally, The Question trade paperbacks, written by Dennis O’Neil, drawn by Denys Cowan, and edited by Ye Olde Editor. I linked the first of the series; Amazon will guide you to the rest.
Have a great shopping season, drive carefully, don’t lose your cool and start gunning down your fellow shoppers, and unless you start shooting tell ’em ComicMix sent you!