Well it’s that time of year and I thought I’d put together a list of stuff you should give people for Christmas. If you use this list, it will make you awesome in the eyes of your friends. Please note I am including a few things in here that aren’t comic book related.
The Person Who Reads Crime Fiction:
You have two excellent choices. Criminal (which I spent a whole column on) and Darwyn Cooke’s version of The Hunter. In fact it’s great because what you don’t buy you can always get them the other for their birthday…or Valentine’s day.
The Person Who Is Slightly Off Kilter:
The Boys hands down is one of the oddest and most awesome comics on the market. The best part? There’s even an awesome story underlying the weirdness and gross out humor.
Straight A Head Super Heroics:
If I had to go with one straight a head super hero book to buy someone at the moment, it would be Grant Morrison’s run on Batman starting with the Batman and Son trade. It’s awesome but different. You’ve never read Batman that’s quiet like this but it will still grab you.
The Music Lover:
There are two gifts to go into this category. The second I’ll get to later. The first is Phonogram. If you like music and comics you will enjoy this series. If you like Britpop and comics, screw Christmas and guy buy it now. For those who haven’t read it, Phonogram takes place in a world where music really is magic.
The Music and Film Lover:
Anvil: The Story of Anvil. One part Spinal Tap, one part Rocky, one hundred percent true, this is a documentary that should be viewed. And we have a slight comic connection as Anvil is featured in a scene or two in the upcoming Green Hornet.
Left 4 Dead 2 is a great fps and hasn’t left my console since I got it…except when I went over to my buddy’s house and brought it with me.
Jawa garden gnome…cause…to be honest I’m not sure why…but I want one!
Brent Chittenden is a freelance writer based out of Ontario, Canada who also co-hosts Two Assholes Talking About Nerd Stuff. He doesn’t have a garden.