BOOM! Studios holiday gift guide for comic lovers

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BOOM! Studios has released a categorized holiday gift guide for comic book fans. Naturally, these titles are all from BOOM!’s own line or from or their partner publisher Archaia Entertainment, but having read a fair number of these we can say that this is actually a pretty solid list for the comic/graphic novel loving person in your life, especially if you want to expose them to good work from other publishers besides Marvel, DC or Image.

We took BOOM!’s list as a starting point and tweaked it a bit, adding or removing some titles based on personal preference and merging a few categories that felt a bit too repetitive, all the while sticking with BOOM! or Archaia titles.

Note that the prices listed here are the official retail prices but by shopping on Amazon you can shave off several bucks. Happy shopping and reading!

For Horror Fans
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‘Clive Barker’s Next Testament’
For Fantasy Fans
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‘Mouse Guard’
  • Mouse Guard: Baldwin the Brave and Other Stories HC ($14.99) – An Eisner Award-winning series about anthropomorphized mice in a medieval setting.
  • Jim Henson Novel Slipcase Box Set ($49.99) – A collection of the three Henson novelization reprints that BOOM! published this year—Labyrinth, The Dark Crystal, and The Storyteller—collected into a handsome slipcase.

  • Jim Henson’s Tale of Sand Box Set ($49.99) – Includes a copy of the award-winning Jim Henson’s Tale of Sand original graphic novel hardcover and a copy of Jim Henson’s Tale of Sand: The Illustrated Screenplay hardcover.

 

For Sci-Fi Fans
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‘RoboCop: The Human Element’

 

For Crime Fans
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‘Hit’
  • Hit: 1955 TP ($14.99) – “Los Angeles. It’s 1955. It’s dark; it’s sexy. It’s dangerous… where clandestine groups of LAPD detectives moonlight as sanctioned hitmen knows as ‘Hit Squads.'”

  • Dead Letters Vol. 1 TP ($9.99) – “Waking up in a fleabag motel with bandaged arms and a revolver on his desk, Sam doesn’t remember a thing… But the armed men knocking on his door do and Sam will have to use every trick from his forgotten repertoire to outrun and outsmart his way through a hardboiled wonderland of gang wars, femme fatales and big secrets.”
  • Sons of Anarchy Vol. 1 TP ($19.99) – Based on the hit FX television series.

 

For Kids & Cartoon Fans
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‘Lumberjanes’

 

For YA Readers
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‘The Woods’

 

For Someone New to Comics
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‘Will o’ the Wisp: An Aurora Grimeon Story’

 

  • Will o’ the Wisp: An Aurora Grimeon Story HC ($24.95) – “Introducing Aurora Grimeon, a gothic heroine, pulled into a new eerie mystery filled with danger, Hoodoo, and murder.”

  • Hacktivist HC ($24.99) – A limited series co-created by former Who’s the Boss star Alyssa Milano about a pair of brilliant socially conscious hackers. (See our review.)
For Those on a Budget
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‘Cyanide & Happiness: Punching Zoo’

The following 2014 publications are all under $20:

For Those Who Want to Splurge
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‘Jim Henson’s Novel Slipcase Box Set’

 

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Neil works as an electronic goods salesman and is perfectly content having this as a day job. When he's not peddling gadgets and otherwise promoting conspicuous consumerism, he can be caught blogging for various websites, usually about the high value of low culture.