As much as I love the world of comic books, I haven’t been very into collectibles as an adult. This probably has more to do with complacency than any latent “toys are for kids!” feelings I may be harboring. I mean, I have a Mr. Crabs figure on my book shelf and my wife genuinely asks what toy I want any time she orders from the kids menu at a fast food joint. Toys are fun, collectibles make for great office/home décor, and being an “adult” is extremely overrated. [Read more…] about Marvel Chess Collection Review!
comic book gifts
Much like pet reindeer, giving comic books as a gift can be surprisingly difficult. For Marvel & DC comics you’re dealing with long ongoing series mired in decades of continuity, and with other graphic novels it can be challenging to determine quality or fit for your intended gift recipient. It really isn’t enough to just know that your nephew Jonah likes comics; that’d be like purchasing a CD based on the information that he likes sounds.
Fortunately, I’ve put together a guide of top picks for comic book gifts based on your possible audience. [Read more…] about The Ultimate Gift Givers Guide to Comic Books