Hannukah is over, but there are still several shopping days until Christmas! Unless you are reading this after Christmas, in which case, maybe you have a dear friend with a birthday coming up. No? Well, maybe it's time to treat yo self! Check out these extremely varied and interesting gift ideas, each recommended by a guest of the podcast. (Remember, buying through our Amazon links helps support the show and does not cost you a thing.)
Recommendation by TJ Dietsch who appeared on episode #90: Tough On Your Childhood Fan Side
DC Collectibles Bombshells line takes iconic female characters and reimagines them as WWII era figures. Wonder Woman is a personal fave.
Recommendation by Jeff Rubin who appeared on episode #76: Wolverine #1-4 (1982)
That this game has only 16 cards makes it easy to explain, but the surprising interactions between the cards make it deep. Portable and perfect for trips.
Recommendation by Justin Aclin who appeared on episode #60: Superman: Secret Identity #1-4 (2004)
No book I've ever read has been so illuminating about writing (or so inspiring for writing) as this unfiltered look at making Doctor Who.
Recommendation by Nicole Drespel who appeared on episode #82: Time Breakers #1-5 (1997)
It's like the interactive Baby-Sitters Club Secret Santa book but for grownups.
Recommendation by Lauren Hunter who appeared on episode #66: Superman Annual #11 (1985)
I love Clue. I love Steven Moffat's "Sherlock." Now they have been combined in a Sherlock-themed Clue game (or "Cluedo" as they call it in Britain). Two great tastes that taste great together.
Recommendation by Paul Montgomery who appeared on episode #91: Thor #344-349 (1984)
This book by Vivek Tiwary, Andrew C. Robinson and Kyle Baker isn't just a mop top must for Fab Four fanatics, it's the best scripted and exquisitely rendered OGN I've read since David Mazzuchelli's Asterios Polyp. There's enough crossover appeal to this stellar portrait of music's most enigmatic star shepherd to demand its place under every fir and pine. This'll please please anybody.
Recommendation by Steve Sunu who appeared on episode #73: Downton Wizard
The only cooperative game I know of that involves building a sweet airship, desert twisters and the joy of repeat play. Fun for the whole family!
Recommendation by Jim Gibbons who appeared on episode #63: These Old Wizard People
Victor Santos' ice cold spy noir thriller Polar: Came from the Cold is the perfect holiday gift! Decking the halls with dead operatives, retired spy Black Kaiser walks through a winter wonderland action-packed espionage when an old employer comes gunning for him. It's black and white and red all over!
Recommendation by Brett White who appears on almost every episode
The coolest Star Wars character gets the coolest figure he's ever had. Six inches, crazy articulation, and removable belts!
Recommendation by Mark Ginocchio who appeared on episode #79: Four Issues Away
For early 90s Spidey fun, i.e. Spider-Man punching Hulk into space, check out this newly collected TPB of the "Cosmic Spider-Man Saga"
Recommendation by Pat Cassels who appeared on episode #76: Wolverine #1-4 (1982)
In a post-prequel landscape, it's reasonable to be wary of any ancillary Star Wars stories, but Zahn's epic trilogy reminds us of the spectacle and mythos that made the original films so great.
Recommendation by Kirk Damato who appeared on episode #56: Justice League International #1-7 (1987)
If you EVER need to wear a costume (comedy videos, Halloween, crime-fighting), this is the best of all possible masks. It's a-neigh-zing!