With the holidays approaching fast now is the time to find the perfect novel for the adventure loving reader on your gift list. Get one of these great books for yourself while you’re at it.
DC Comics: The new 52
Publisher: DC Comics | Pages: 1216 | Price: $150
The biggest story in comic books in 2011 has been DC Comics’ New 52. Now in this super-sized collection, DC Comics has collected all 52 of the new number 1 issues for their entire comic book line. This collection is half novelty and half sampler. You can try out all of the new titles from DC Comics in this once in a lifetime collection with a veritable who’s who in comics.
Captain America Omnibus
Publisher: Marvel Comics | Pages: 856 | Price: $99.99
Stan “The Man” Lee and Jack “King” Kirby’s stories from the 1960s collected all in one super sized hardcover. This volume contains stories of Cap’s adventures from World War II and from his adventures after being defrosted and found by the Avengers.
Darth Vader and the Lost Command
Publisher: Dark Horse Comics | Pages: 120 | Price: $24.99
Haden Blackman and Rick Leonardi tell the twisted tale of Darth Vader as he leaves his past and cements his place as the ruthless tyrant we have come to love in the Star Wars movies.
Publisher: Marvel Comics | Pages: 184 | Price: $24.99
The Avengers are slated to be the biggest movie of 2012. In this book by Brian Michael Bendis and David Finch, Earth’s Mightiest Heroes face their worst day and no one is safe. This collection serves as a great introduction to the heroes that will dominate next summer and is the rebirth of the Avengers to the forefront of the comic book landscape.
Publisher: Top Cow Productions/Minotaur Press | Pages: 144 | Price: $19.99
If you are looking for a psychological thriller for the horror fan on your list, look no further than this story from brilliant horror writer Joshua Hale Fialkov and artist Rashan Ekedal. Top Cow Comics has produced stunning hardcover collection with lots of extras in the book.
Power Man and Iron Fist: The Comedy of Death
Publisher: Marvel Comics | Pages: 120 | Price: $16.99
This story by Fred Van Lente and Wellington Alves is comics done right. A great team of the young Power Man with the veteran hero and martial arts master Iron Fist in a story in the lines of a great buddy movie.
Green Lantern: Rebirth
Publisher: DC Comics | Pages 192 | Price $14.99
DC Comics’ star of the movie screens in summer 2011 and soon to be star of a Cartoon Network Animated show Green Lantern returned to prominence in DC Comics with this story by Geoff Johns and Ethan Van Sciver.
Artifacts Volume 1
Publisher: Top Cow Productions/Image Comics | Pages: 160 | Price: $9.99
For fans of epic fantasy storytelling Artifacts is a modern day version of the Lord of the Rings with super heroes hunting down the thirteen artifacts of power. This story by writer Ron Marz and artist Michael Broussard is the opening to a blockbuster series that will leave the fantasy lovers on your gift lift breathless.
Planet of the Apes
Publisher: BOOM! Studios | Pages: 112 | Price: $9.99
The Apes returned to movie theaters in one of the big hits of the summer of 2011 in Rise of the Planet of the Apes. In this series by Daryl Gregory and Carlos Magno the story of the Planet of the Apes jumps into the future to tell more of the Apes conquest of Earth and the society where the Apes rule over the humans.
Publisher: Marvel Comics/Icon | Pages: 96 | Price: $9.95
This all-ages original graphic novel from Brian Michael Bendis and Michael Avon Oeming stars two sisters who gain amazing powers they call ‘kung-fu telekinesis’ it is a terrific origin story and will win over any young readers on your shopping list.
Be sure to check out the slideshow for the cover artwork for these collections.
Now is the time to take advantage of various comic book sales at these Los Angeles Comic shops:
Geoffrey’s Comics in Gardena is celebrating their 33rd birthday with a 33% sale on graphic novels and everything else in their store on Saturday December 10.
Golden Apple Comics in West Hollywood has 30% off of everything all month long.
Can’t make it to one of these shops? Click here to find you nearest comic book retailer.
All of these books are also available at the larger bookstores you just need to ask.