Anthony Del Col –My selection is the newly-enhanced Lawrence of Arabia (50th Anniversary Collector’s Edition) on Blu-Ray. This is one of the greatest films of all-time and the peak of the visionary film director David Lean. Peter O’Toole, stark blue eyes contrasting nicely with the panoramic desert backdrop, portrays one of the most enigmatic characters since Hamlet, that melancholy prince from Denmark. For those that haven’t seen it yet, you will feel as though you are in the desert and delivering miracles that people will tell you cannot be written…
Adam Beechen — The new Batman Beyond sculpture designed by Dustin Nguyen is absolutely gorgeous. Even if I weren’t the writer of the character’s adventures, I’d want one!
Dennis Mallonee — Obviously, the Chrissie Claus comics and trade paperback.
Batton Lash — The new Supernatural Law collection, “The Monsters Meet On Court Street” contains Supernatural Law #30, 37-40, Mavis #4, as well as all new material, done especially for this volume. Featuring Wolff & Byrd, Counselors of the Macabre (aided by their intrepid office manager, Mavis), this book is the sixth in the “Tales of Supernatural Law” series. Story and art by Batton Lash, with guest art from Frank Cho and Monte Wolverton! Introduction by BBC talk show host/comedian/ comics maven, Jonathan Ross. It’s the perfect Holiday gift for the lawyer, law student or monster in your life! 175 pages, $18.95.
Ed Catto — We have fond memories of receiving Captain Action as a Christmas gift years ago, and are thrilled to be able to make this great toy available again!
Holly Golightly —
Tarot’s Sweet Dream before Hexmas Print
Mike Baron – HELMET HEAD and WHACK JOB
Darren Davis — 50 Shades of the Twilight Games
Mike Gagnon — Original art and limited prints from Hammer Comics, www.hammercomics.com
Roy Thomas — This is a Golden Age of Comics History and Reprinting– so along with possible subscriptions to TwoMorrows magazines ALTER EGO, BACK ISSUE, and THE JACK KIRBY COLLECTOR, as well as TwoMorrows’ various books (in few of which do I have any economic stake), I think that any number of collections published by Marvel, DC, Dark Horse, IDW, PS Artbooks, Dynamite, Hermes Press, Classic Comics Press, Fantagraphics, etc., are worthwhile. If one likes old comics, PS Artbooks–already reprinting hardcover editions of the ACG and Harvey horror comics of the 1950s–is coming out with several books of vintage comics material I’ve put together, whose stories and art still make enjoyable reading: 3 volumes of THE HEAP, 2 volumes of CLASSIC PHANTOM LADY, 1 volume collecting Fawcett’s CAPTIAN VIDEO, and an ongoing series of reprints of PLANET COMICS. Or maybe you should just give your friend a bookcase and let him stock it himself!
Andrew A. Smith — With ‘The Hobbit’ on the big screen, what better time to hoist a brew in Tolkien etched bar-ware? For $29.99, the Overlords at Think Geek (thinkgeek.com) offers two glasses, either pints or steins, with the designs from one of two Middle Earth taverns etched directly into the glass. Even if you’re a teetotaler, they’re still perfect for second or third breakfast. Choose between The Prancing Pony or The Green Dragon.
Al Milgrom — How about employment for indigent cartoonists? That’d make me happy.
Tanya Tate’s Holiday Gift Guide
#1 Doctor Who Masterpiece Collection: Fourth Doctor Maxi-Bust – I love this bust! I am a huge fan of the Tom Baker Dr. Who and was very excited when I saw that Titan Merchandise was releasing this bust. They excel at making quality busts and this is no different. From the quizzical look on his face to his majestic scarf, this captures whimsical portrayal of the Doctor that Tom Baker perfected. Brilliant in every way, this 8-inch bust is in the likeness of the Doctor from the serial City of Death. A must have for not only Whovians, but Sci-fi geeks in general. Approximately $75.
#2 Hammer Horror Masterpiece Collection: Christopher Lee as Count Dracula Maxi-Bust – One of my favourite pieces in my collection. Titan Merchandise finally released this incredible bust and it was worth the wait. It looks stunning. Hammer Films made quite an impact on British horror in the late 50’s which carried through to the 70’s. redefining classic characters like Frankenstein, The Mummy and of course Dracula. This 8-inch bust is of the iconic Christopher Lee as the Count. Capturing his likeness from the movie Dracula, this bust is impeccable. He’s ready for a late night nibble on a busty woman’s neck! Limited but still can be found for $75
#3 Funko Mickey Mouse – This is for the vinyl collector in your life! Who could not resist Mickey Mouse, let alone a huge 9 inch one! Funko, known for their Wacky Wobblers, introduced a line of stylized vinyl figures called “POP!” based on entertainment and pop-culture characters, like DC Superheroes, The Beatles, The Walking Dead and Disney. Most of the figures are around 4 inches but this Mickey Mouse release stands 9 inches and looks incredible. He’s fun, iconic and something any geek would love for their collection. Not too hard to find, this figure can be found for around $40.
#4 The Dark Shadows: The Complete Original Series Box Set – Or should I say “coffin set”? This set is fabulous…and overwhelming! Every episode of the 1966 – 1971 series is here with loads of extras. All 1,225 episodes of the gothic soap opera are spread over 131 DVDs. Yes, it is that massive. I own it and am just now beginning my journey. This is something for a die-hard fan or someone who wants to be a shut-in for the next year. Enjoy vampires and werewolves long before they started wearing glitter. This collection can be found for about $350.
#5 Tanya Tate: My Life In Cosplay Book – Know anyone that likes a busty woman who dresses up like a superhero? Then my photo book is for them; it chronicles my cosplay life from the very first time I set foot in public as Emma Frost at San Diego Comic Con 2010 and pictures from several conventions since. Pictures of me as Green Lantern Arisia, Sid and Marty Krofft’s Electra-Woman and even some pictures from photoshoots I did as Susan Storm and Emma Frost. My book also contains anecdotes from my cosplay adventures and an interview. I wanted the reader to have as much fun looking at the pictures as I did taking them. Signed copies available for $50 from JustaLottaTanya.com
India Cosper — All can be found on the AspenStore.com, while most of the basinal trades and books can be founding retailers.
- Executive Assistant: Assassins #6- In stores December 19th.
- Broken Pieces #5- In stores December 19th.
- Idolized #4- In stores December 19th.
- Soulfire v4 #3- In stores December 5th.
- Holiday 2012 DeBalfo Mini-Print with any order over $50. Order over $150 and the mini will be upgrades to the very limited edition Sketch print.
- Fathom: Kiani #4 Black Friday Variant, soon to be sold out. $14.99
- Aspen OP Prints by Mike Turner and Peter Steigerwald, starting at $39.99
- Executive Assistant: Iris variants (assorted) to get ready for the start of volume 3.
- EA: Iris volume one and two TPB
- EA: Hit List Agenda TPB
Discount code “Holiday12″ will take 10% off your entire order and is active from now until January 5th.
Christmas Day and Boxing Day Sale: There will be huge specials, discounts, and giveaways on Christmas Day, and an entirely different sale of Boxing day with items as low as $0.25
Eric Trautmann — FEAR AGENT LIBRARY EDITION VOLUME 1, The first of two projected volumes containing Rick Remender’s ode to classic EC science fiction comics. The writing is sharp, the story excels at layering complications onto heartbreak onto more complications, and is ably abetted by the rotating art team of Tony Moore and Jerome Opeña. Featuring retro space rayguns, killer robots, dinosaur aliens, giant telepathic jellyfish, and a drunken space “hero” trying to forget his past, Fear Agent is one of my favorite series in recent memory.
Steven L Frank — The Art of Betty & Veronica – This is the first art book officially done by Archie Comics. With a wonderful presentation and spectacular interior art, this would make a great gift for any fan of comics and/or pin-up art. It is essential for the Archie fan!
Tarantino XX Film Collection – Celebrating twenty years of film making, this ten disc (eight movies and two discs of special features) represents Qeuntin Tarantino and his progression as a filmmaker. Starting with Reservoir Dogs, Tarantino has changed how films are made and his stamp on pop culture is indelible. Watching these films on Blu-ray is definitely a treat.
Rik Offenberger — I would like to recommend anything from Art for Sandy. Not just a gift for your loved ones, it is great original art and it helps those in need.