If you’re in need of a gift for your comic book lover or perhaps want to foster some reading interest in one whom has an interest in the myriad super hero movies and TV shows that have taken over pop culture, give these titles a look.
This is a perfect entry for someone who may not be into super hero comics. Ultimately, this story is one of a normal, non-super-powered guy with plenty of faults that is just trying to do a little good for those around him.
If the person you’re shopping for is looking forward to the Netflix-created Iron Fist series coming out next year (like we are), this would be a great place to further stoke their interest.
Stuffed full of characters from the Bat-verse, this classic story is a must-own and great gift if you have a Batman fan on your hands!
This is the very first Batman graphic novel I ever read (Tiffany here!), and I think that proves this can be a standalone volume for anyone who is interested in the Batman and Joker relationship but may not want to pick up a full series. It’s also a classic story and beautifully rendered.
This awesome, alternate universe tale answers the question of what would’ve happened if Superman’s spaceship had crashed in Soviet-era Russia instead of Smallville, Kansas.
For anyone who is interested in bad ass female figures, Black Canary: Kicking and Screaming is rad. With no Green Arrow in sight, Black Canary proves she’s her own hero. The art is rough-and-tumble and gorgeous, the plot is fun, and girl power abounds in this book.
A detective with psychic abilities that are triggered by the things he eats (perfect for the holidays)… Mmmm, a cannibal good time is in store for your loved one if you gift them this wonderful book!
Rat Queens follows foul-mouthed, drink-guzzling, hookup-craving, fearless female mercenaries. Each Rat Queen’s personality is distinct and dazzling and often, inappropriate. If your loved one will enjoy girls telling jokes while slaying orcs, this is the book for them.
This self-contained story about a women overcoming a painful breakup is heart-wrenching, heartwarming, surprisingly funny, and incredibly human. There’s a single panel that made me cry it was so powerful. For someone who loves good storytelling and emotional resonance, this is a great gift.
Got any horror fans on your to-buy-for list? Severed is deep, dark, no holds barred, classic horror that will give readers the spine shivers. The art is straight up disturbing, as is the story, and readers will walk away from this self-contained volume feeling uneasy in the best way possible.