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    The 2018 Multiversity Gift Guide

    By | December 3rd, 2018
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    If you’re anything like us, gift buying is both a joyous and a terrifying process. We love nailing a person’s birthday or holiday gift, but live in constant fear that we’re boring gift givers. Well, we at Multiversity are here to help! Need something for that special someone in your life? Here are some gifts that we think would please any comics fan (and some that aren’t comic related at all!).

    For all available items, there is a link to buy these items through our Amazon Affiliate store at the end of each write up. If you’re going to buy an item, consider buying it through our store to help support the site – we appreciate it.

    If you have any particularly cool gift ideas, leave them in the comments!

    Tom Shapira:

    “On a Sunbeam” ($21.99 retail)

    Tillie Walden makes me angry – a person really shouldn’t be so talented, and so productive and so young. She’s just too good, with a rather vast collection of excellent expressive works behind her (“A City on the Inside,” “End of Summer,” “Spinning”). Walden’s art excels at depicting emotion, exploring the inner-world of the character with long starches of movement. It’s rather amazing with all the print work she produced she also found a time to publish a charming science fiction webcomics under the name of “On a Sunbeam,” which combines love, space and architecture.

    And now this webcomics got a very fancy-pants looking hardcover thanks to the fine folks at Avery Hill, who quickly rise to the level of one of my favorite publishers, which promises to be a dazzling reading experience. It’s a massive tome, over 500 pages, which is sure to delight.

    “Young Frances” ($19.95 retail)

    Lin Hartley’s tale of an insomniac file-clerk who gets on the fast track for advancement, whether she wants to or not, is first and foremost a masterclass in personal cartooning – from storytelling to characters to layouts to dialogue everything in this graphic novel just clicks. It’s also a story the zags when you expect it to zig, not because Hartley is trying to shock the reader, but because he refuses to work according to conventions and follows his own path.

    It’s a work that is as fun as it is smart – and it is plenty smart.

    “Berlin” ($49.95 retail)

    Jason Lutes historical epic, detailing the lives of several Berliners between the two World Wars as the tide of fascism slowly rises, finally came to a conclusion this year – which means you can get it all in one massive and lovely looking hardcover.

    Although it is easy to point to the importance of knowing our history, especially considering the harsh times in which we live, it would be wrong to flatten Lutes’ work into a mere act of historical warning: this is a living pulsing epic, moving from the personal to social with daft ease; with an impressive cast who go through some radical shifts. It’s a story of people, a story of city, a story of society and a story of a period. It is human story well told, and more than worth reading.

    “Hellboy: The Complete Short Stories” Volume 1 ($25 retail)

    Each of 2018 reissues of the Hellboy saga is worth purchasing, allowing the reader to follow the hero’s full life course for a criminally low price, but if I had to pick only one to take with to a deserted Island (and hoping said Island won’t turn out to be some giant monster) it would the first collection of shorter Hellboy stories, which allows some legendary artist to take their crack at Right Hand of Doom: horror auteur Richard Corben goes all out with drunk-out dream saga that is the ‘Hellboy in Mexico’ cycle, fabled British artist Mike McMahon shows us Hellboy getting married, brothers Ba and Moon give us the fantastic “Coffin Man” and, towering above all, Duncan Fegredo draws his masterpiece “The Midnight Circus.” All of that plus some of Mignola’s best short stories, including “The Corpse” which won many a-fan’s best-of-Hellboy lists, make this collection the best of a near-perfect lot.

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    The beauty of such a collection is that if you don’t like a certain story (but why would you- They are all great!) you can just flip a few short pages and get to the next one; it’s the perfect re-readable experience – there’s always something you’d want to come back to.

    Marhsall Law Vinyl Limited Run Figure ($95.00 retail)

    I am not much of a toy guy, comics are really too expensive to hold another equally expensive hobby, but if I had to pick on figure to adorn my shelf it would be Pat Mills and Kevin O’Neill’s infamous hero-hating super soldier Marshal Law who starred in one of the wildest series in comics.

    The O’Neill design is immediate classic, this guy just leaps at you from the page with all the political rage and self-loathing the creators can muster, and it’s nice to see the people in Unbox Industry worked really hard to be loyal to it. With six points of articulation and a baton to be placed in raised hand it appears to offer several levels of posability.

    Really hoping to have this big guy glare at me across the room, keeping me awake at night with power of hate.

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    Kerry Erlanger

    The Complete Art of “Fullmetal Alchemist” ($34.99 retail)

    “Fullmetal Alchemist” is, and possibly will always be, my favorite manga. I could wax poetic about it for hours if you get me going, and so I could not be more thrilled that a new art book was released just this past month. This is a must have for huge fans like me, as it contains 280 pages of full-color illustrations from the manga, promotional artwork, and more, plus an exclusive interview with Hiromu Arakawa. Arakawa-sensei’s artwork is gorgeous, and to have it all collected here in one book is sure to be a treat.

    “Sailor Moon” Eternal Edition ($27.99 retail)

    A manga and anime classic. Kodansha Comics recently began rereleasing Sailor Moon in what they have dubbed the “Eternal Edition.” It features new cover illustrations by the manga’s creator, Naoko Takeuchi, and a newly-revised translation, among other new production details (it’s printed on larger, better paper, for one). Each volume is extra-long (over 300 pages) and is sure to make the manga fan in your life happy no matter how many times they’ve reread this series.

    2016 Rick Grimes California Petite Sirah ($22.00 retail)

    Alcohol can be a throwaway gift (“I don’t know much about your interests, but I do know you’re over 21!”), but sometimes the mundane can be fun. Lot18, which unfortunately was in the spotlight this past summer with MGM for some poorly conceived Handmaid’s Tale wines, luckily has a few other, less offensive boozy fandom tie-ins to peruse. Take the Walking Dead-inspired Rick Grimes Petite Sirah, which I’ve chosen because the first tasting note is BACON, but also because I like the poeticism of being able to pour some out for my zombie killing boy from his own bottle.

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    Star Wars Accordion Sunshade ($30.99 retail)

    In 2017, I got a Jeep Wrangler. Two weeks later, my boyfriend surprised me with a tire cover with the Rebel Alliance insignia on it and it has lived on the back of my car ever since. I constantly feel like I’m smuggling weapons and valuable Empire intel while driving around now, so why not fully lean in and outfit the front of my car as well? What is a pilot without some good copilots, after all. Plus, the sun makes my car hot, and I do not own a garage with which to shade it. Problem solved.

    Christa Harader:

    “Grafity’s Wall” HC ($17.18 retail)

    Ram V’s one of my favorite comic writers of the last few years, and his stunning graphic novel “Grafity’s Wall” debuted earlier this year at Thought Bubble. I’ve been waiting to get my hands on it in print, and the new hardcover edition’s exactly right for both comic fans and holdouts who still only appreciate the literary side of the medium. Pick up this coming-of-age story for those who need a break from superhero narratives and treat them to some stellar comic craft this holiday season.

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    Dave Sim’s “Cerebus”: Cover Art Treasury HC ($43.99 retail)

    In this, my first bid to enrich the coffers of IDW this season, each of the iconic “Cerebus” covers is on beautiful, oversize display – and some are even scanned from Sim’s original art. The series ran for 300 issues and Sim has amassed an impressive collection of concepts, sketches and miscellaneous materials from his legendary artistic efforts. IDW throws in a smattering of these as a bonus, which makes this a coffee table staple I can’t pass up. Good for indie comics snobs and non-comic artist fans alike.

    Jack Kirby’s Fantastic Four: Artist’s Edition HC ($125 retail)

    Real talk: this is about as close as my cash-strapped self is ever going to get to Kirby’s original work, and while I might only be able to appreciate the actual pencils of the King in a museum, this Artist’s Edition is a stunning close second. Sinnott and Stone’s inks are on display here, with just a hint of the legendary lead strokes peeking out from underneath. And yeah, I geek out enough to get a little shiver whenever I spot that on a page.

    It’s known among Kirby fans that Lee’s dialogue doesn’t always fit what Jack drew, especially in FF, and seeing the original work sans colors allows us to blot out the hyperbolic and just focus on what Jack put down. It also lets us appreciate the era of hand lettering, despite the content. Good for Kirby aficionados and anyone who’s interested in a little piece of comics history for their shelves, rendered in gorgeous quality.

    Elias Rosner:

    The Night is Short, Walk On Girl Blu-Ray ($27.00 retail)

    OK, it’s not technically comics related, as this is an anime adaptation of novel and it doesn’t technically come out until the new year, BUT this movie is perfect for fans of Shade, the Changing Girl or the works of Peter Milligan/Chris Bachalo. The film, by Devilman Crybaby’s Studio Science Saru, led by Masaki Yuusa, is a surreal journey through one girl’s night out on the town. A meditation on romance, independence, kindness and the dangers of holding onto the wrong romantic ideals, “Night is Short” takes this and wraps it in strong humor, fast-paced screwball comedy dialogue and the clever animation techniques of Yuusa. The less said about the film the better, as it’s humor is stronger when you don’t quite know what’s coming. Give it a look if you’re feeling particularly absurd.

    “20th Century Boys” The Perfect Edition Vol. 1 by Naoki Urasawa ($20.00 retail)

    Ken and I both love Naoki Uraswa’s works and have recommended different ones for the past two years. Now that Viz is re-releasing “20th Century Boys,” it seems like as good a time as any to get you all on-board with this masterpiece of storytelling. While not as tightly focused as “Monster” or as brief and impactful as “Pluto,” the breadth and scope of the series is staggering and is a showcase of Urasawa’s deft ability to weave a complex, long-term mystery that constantly evolves.

    It’s hard to find praise for Urasawa that hasn’t already been said. He is an artist par excellence, able to craft characters that age and change in realistic ways, with an eye for action, drama and a pace that keeps you hooked, even when everything slows to a crawl; perhaps especially when everything slows to a crawl. His books are always interesting and deeply rooted in the humanity of the characters and the tough decisions they are forced to make. “20th Century Boys” is no exception, a sprawling narrative that weaves and twists, focusing on the largest cast of any of his books — at least of the ones that are currently out in English — and refusing the easy constructions and explanations that can come from a story like this one.

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    These “Perfect Editions” are, well, perfect for old readers and new too. The larger size, two-in-one format, and original Japanese sound effects make for a different read than the original 2009 release while the lower price point, the three-month release schedule and actual availability in regular bookshops makes it easily available for new readers who might have had trouble tracking down those older volumes. For those new readers, find a friend to read it with. Trust me, this is one of those books that is better when reactions and theories can be shared.

    Anything by Avery Hill Publishing ($15-$30 retail)

    A bit of a vague category but I had trouble picking just one book. Avery Hill is a British indie publisher that’s responsible for putting out many of Tillie Walden’s early works but the entirety of their slate is worthy of checking out. Their books are of gorgeous quality & many times they’ve got special bookplate editions that have a variant cover. This season saw three come out — “Follow Me In,” “Retrograde Orbit” and “On a Sunbeam.” The one for “On a Sunbeam” is particularly eye-catching and is, in my opinion, vastly superior to the official First Second one (which I got before discovering the Avery Hill version.) I don’t see a lot of love for this publisher and I still believe the gift of a good book is the best gift you can get someone, so I thought I’d give them a shoutout.

    Justin Beeson:

    Sluggo Is Lit Shirt ($22.00 retail)

    Sluggo Is Lit

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    Google Pixel Slate ($999.00 retail)

    Being an Android user as a mostly digital comics reader is an existence of perpetual disappointment. Somehow still in the year 2018, no one has figured out how to make a compelling alternative to the iPad. But it seems like Google has stepped in to answer our prayers with the Pixel Slate. It finally looks like a tablet that can hold its own, and I’m sure comics will look jaw-dropping on that 12.3 inch “Molecular Display™.”

    Batman: The Complete Animated Series Deluxe Limited Edition ($112.99 retail)

    One of the best iterations of Batman finally came to Blu-ray and the package is drool-worthy. Not only is it the first time the show is available in HD, but it includes digital copies and bonus material that actually sounds interesting.

    Nicholas Palmieri:

    Batman: The Animated Series Deluxe Limited Edition Blu-ray ($112.99 retail)

    In many fans’ eyes, this is the greatest interpretation of Batman ever. Discovering the DVD sets of DC’s animated shows over a decade ago jump-started my love for superheroes, which led to a love of comics, which led to my joining this site. This series in particular will always be one of the best, and every fan deserves to see these 109 episodes and two movies in newly restored HD for the first time.


    Avatar: The Last Airbender – The Complete Series Blu-ray ($44.99 retail)

    I firmly believe that this is one of the greatest pieces of fiction ever made. It’s certainly my personal favorite, given its impeccable structure, focus on long-term character development, sharp sense of humor, and mixture of Western and Eastern styles. If your loved ones have never seen it, now’s the perfect time to throw it at them: with the show in HD quality for the first time and with the set typically available for about $30, it makes the perfect gift for first-timers or those just wanting to experience the magic again.

    Action Comics: 80 Years Of Superman Hardcover ($29.99 retail)

    For the historically curious, DC released this sampling of some of the best or most historically relevant stories from the first thousand issues of Action comics. Here you’ll find a bevy of classic single issue stories from the 30s to today, displaying the evolution of both Superman and the comics medium throughout its 400 pages.

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    Yotsuba&! ($13.00 retail per volume)

    One of the most pure experiences I’ve had reading comics, Yotsuba&! is a perfect all-ages book that both kids and adults can find immense joy in. The series follows a young girl, Yotsuba, and fully expresses the sense of wonder she has for the world around her. Does owning an air conditioner make you evil? Why do cicadas fly away when you try to catch them? What’s a doorbell? Read along and figure it out with her. You can pick up any volume and enjoy the little adventures Yotsuba goes on, so you can either start at the recently released volume 14 or start back at the first volume, released about a decade ago.

    Aquaman: Tempest ($16.99 retail)

    For those who liked the Aquaman movie or just want to see what the character’s comics are like, I highly recommend this Aquaman-adjacent book about the character’s one-time sidekick. One of Phil Jimenez’s earliest works, I also find it one of his most emotionally powerful, as the series sees Garth working through his girlfriend’s death at a time when Jimenez was dealing with the death of his own first boyfriend (Neal Pozner, who himself was once an Aquaman writer). We don’t yet know how the movie will turn out, but I can confirm this is a great book.

    Brian Salvatore:

    “All Summer Long” ($12.99 retail)

    Simply put, the best thing I read all year.

    “Transformers vs GI Joe: The Quintessential Collection” ($49.99 retail)

    Tom Scioli is one of the masters of modern comics, and his “Transformers vs GI Joe” series was him at his most unbridled. Combining traditional pencils with a ‘crayon layer’ to create a totally unique look allowed Scioli’s take on two of Hasbro’s most iconic franchises to appear both fresh and reminiscent of the childhood many of us spent raging these battles at home.

    Big Machine by Victor LaValle ($17.00 retail)

    For those who read and enjoyed LaValle’s “Destroyer” for BOOM! last year, I’d highly recommend Big Machine, a book about race, purpose, and monsters. The first half, in particular, sucks you in and doesn’t let go.

    DC Comics Superhero Mad Libs ($4.99 retail)

    This is a big hit around the Salvatore house, with everyone (even the speech-delayed toddler) getting in on the fun of crafting our own stories, usually involving unicorns, Muppet Babies, and various jokes about how parents are stinky.

    Lego Star Wars Advent Calendar ($49.99 retail)

    My daughter and I are working our way through this right now, and it’s a triple shot of fun: the surprise, the building, the playing. Plus, I get to further indoctrinate teach her about Star Wars!

    The Beatles – The Beatles Super Deluxe Edition ($152.99 retail)

    The best rock/pop album of all time, and features a comics reference to boot! “So Captain Marvel zapped him right between they eyes!”

    Chris Egan:

    Star Trek: Discovery Season One Bluray Boxset ($34.96 Retail)

    Star Trek has returned to the small screen with a new prequel series, Star Trek: Discovery. Season 1 premiered last year on the new streaming service CBS All Access. For Trekkies that don’t subscribe to the service, or just want to own the newest series on bluray, this set is a perfect choice. The box set also includes over 2 hours of never-before-seen bonus features including cast & crew interviews and deleted scenes. Set 10 years before the original series we get a focus on a new crew aboard a very different kind of Federation ship, the Discovery. Conspiracies within the Federation, crossing into the Mirror Universe and a war with the Klingon Empire are just the tip of the iceberg in this fast-paced and darker chapter in the Star Trek saga.

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    Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season 10 Library Edition Vol. 3 ($19.49 Retail)

    The most recent hardcover bound Library Edition for ‘Season 10’ of “Buffy the Vampire Slayer” comes out in a few weeks, just in time for the holidays. These over-sized editions include multiple arcs, large pages that beautifully display every page and for a nice low price, they are cheaper and take up less shelf space that picking up every trade paperback in the on-going series. For fans of Buffy these editions are a must-own. Picking up where the hit t.v. series ended, the continuation of Buffy’s adventures have been a great way for fans of the show to keep up with the life of their favorite monster hunter and her friends. With incredible creators across the comic book industry, as well as the creator of Buffy – Joss Whedon himself, lending their talents to the series, it has been quite the ride and keeps us die-hards from admitting the show ended 15 years ago… Seasons 8-10 are now available in the Library Edition format, with 11 and 12 recently ending their run and the series as a whole. These editions are sure to make your favorite Scooby very happy this holiday season.

    Spyro: Reignited Trilogy – PS4 Exclusive ($39.88 Retail)

    Remastered video games from the 90s are all the rage lately. As soaring sales of last year’s Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy once again proved, nostalgia knows no bounds, especially when a developer steps in to make a flawless remaster, improving the graphics while preserving the game-play and original content. They are at it again with the original three Spyro games. Fans of the fantasy adventure series will absolutely want to add this to their collection. (I, for one, can’t wait to get my hands on this!) As they did with Crash Bandicoot, Vicarious Visions has fully remastered Spyro the Dragon, Spyro 2: Ripto’s Rage, and Spyro: Year of the Dragon. Not only have they done a complete graphics overhaul making the original trilogy look better than ever previously possible, they have also made repairs and corrections to the game-play controls making for a seamless transition and fixing old errors. Fans new and old will be able to fly through over 100 levels as they make their way through 3 classic games.

    TMNT: The IDW Collection Vol. 8 – Hardcover ($31.44 Retail)

    The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles have been at the top of their printed game for the last seven years. Debuting in 2011, the IDW series “TMNT” has completely revitalized the Ninja Turtles franchise with original co-creator Kevin Eastman working along-side an enormous super-team of writers and artists. The series is comprised of a main on-going run, multiple mini-series, and spin-offs. This is one series I always recommend to fans or for comic book readers looking to start something new that is fun and, to most, familiar. It is a perfect blend of Kevin Eastman & Peter Laird’s original, darker “TMNT” that spawned it all, the 80s cartoon series, and the 90s live-action film trilogy with other elements, new and old sprinkled throughout to make for an ultimate, and dare I say, definitive version. These over-sized ‘IDW Collections’ take every issue produced and places them into the proper canonical reading order. Like Dark Horse Comics’s Library Editions and DC’s Absolute Editions, these volumes are beautifully produced books. The larger, heavier pages make for a perfect display of the artwork, library binding and attached ribbon bookmarks add just a hint of sophistication for displaying these collections. And as I said before, with every issue from the on-going series, and the various mini-series in the exactly intended reading order, there is no better way to collect and read this series. #TurtlePower

    B.P.R.D.: Hell on Earth vol. 3 Omnibus – Hardcover ($22.48 Retail)

    When Hellboy left the B.P.R.D. little more than halfway through his own series, a spin-off book was created showcasing the further missions of Abe Sapien, Liz Sherman, Johann Krauss, and a slew of other characters, new and old. What could have been a throwaway title became just as important and powerful as the original “Hellboy” series itself. As the multiple series in this universe were expanded, with most having a permanent ending in recent years, Dark Horse Comics has been producing Library and Omnibus Editions to neatly collect the decades’s worth of material in suggested reading order. ‘Hell on Earth’ vol. 3 collects the midway point in the second major story arc from “B.P.R.D.” With this being the last on-going series in the Mignolaverse, with its own end in sight, and the new Hellboy film releasing next April, these volumes are starting to come out much quicker than ever before. Saving money and shelf space like most editions like it, vol. 3 is the most recent and will make for a perfect gift for the reader looking to add a little spookiness to their December.

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    Life is Strange: Blackwell Academy ($39.95 retail)

    Any Life is Strange fan who loves and misses Max and Chloe – and for whom the new comic series isn’t enough – would greatly appreciate this in-universe guide to Blackwell Academy and the town of Arcadia Bay. As well as large recreations of the game’s gorgeous, dream-like concept art, this book is covered in endless scrawled notes from the time-traveling Nancy Drew and her punk sidekick/girlfriend, which should provide plenty of misty-eyed entertainment.


    Assassin’s Creed: Odyssey – Gold Edition ($86.67 retail)

    The latest Assassin’s Creed game is an enormous, endlessly replayable beast, offering multiple story paths in a colossal recreation of Ancient Greece. The Gold Edition will set you back more than the standard one, but it’ll easily tide over the Assassins’ Creed fan in your life until the next game in 2020, with it giving access to the next six months of DLC – it’ll also release remastered editions of past games Assassin’s Creed III and Liberation, in case Ancient Greece and Atlantis weren’t enough to keep them preoccupied.

    Marvel’s Avengers: Infinity War – The Art of the Movie ($50.00 retail)

    Marvel’s Avengers: Infinity War was one of the biggest movies of all time, both at the box office and in terms of sheer scale, and the artbook should be a worthy tome for any MCU lover. They’ve probably seen all the glorious art of Shirtless Thanos, Camo Steve Rogers or the Guillermo del Toro-inspired Red Skull in online clickbait, but they’ll all look considerably better in this glorious collection on their coffee table.

    Stranger Things: Worlds Turned Upside Down: The Official Behind-the-Scenes Companion ($36.00 retail)

    Speaking of strange things, Stranger Things season 3 doesn’t arrive until the summer, but this lovingly designed book – which is so realistic that it comes with a sticker explaining it’s supposed to look that worn – should give enough insight into the creation of the first two seasons for any impatient fans.

    The Breadwinner ($29.98 retail)

    There’s a screenshot comic of this, but why not treat someone to the animated film based on Deborah Ellis’s novel itself? A powerful portrayal of a family trying to survive in Taliban-ruled Afghanistan, The Breadwinner is one of the most moving films I have ever seen, animated or live-action. It is a harrowing yet beautiful testament to the power of hope and imagination in a cynical, destructive world, and it could be a transformative work of art for anyone old enough to watch it.

    Matt Lune:

    LEGO 76108 Marvel Avengers Sanctum Sanctorum Showdown Building Set ($82.99)

    For me, it’s not Christmas without some Lego. One of my fondest memories is building a Lego castle with my granddad one sunny Christmas afternoon when I was very little, and while he’s no longer around to help me, I love to while away the lazy later hours of Christmas Day with a Lego set. I’ve only just discovered that all of the Infinity War sets combine to form the complete Infinity Gauntlet, so this er…this could get expensive.

    PS4 Pro 1TB With Spider-Man Bundle ($337.89)

    Growing up means that my tastes get more expensive, but my disposable income drastically shrinks. I’ve not had a new games console since the PS3 came out, and while for the most part, I’ve been content with indie games on Steam and the odd mobile game, I’m craving those AAA titles. Plus, Spider-Man 2 for the PS2 was one of my favorite games of all time, and I would love to spend this holiday period pretending to be Spider-Man and swing around a gloriously detailed NYC.

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    Locke & Key Master Edition Volume 3 ($44.99)

    I’ve got the other two! This is one of my favorite comics of all time, and this is the final volume of the series, so while I’ve tried to transition away from physical comics, I’ll always make an exception to beautifully presented hardcovers. While there have seemingly been about a hundred different editions of this series released over the years, these Master Editions are really lovely.

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    “Harrow County” Library Edition – Volume 1 ($39.99)

    If any book deserves a deluxe oversized presentation, it’s Cullen Bunn and Tyler Crook’s “Harrow County.” Crook’s watercolor art at this size looks fantastic and Dark Horse has gone out to pack this thing full of special features, everything from the trades and the single issues, plus a little more. I cannot recommend this enough.

    <“Hellboy” Omnibus Editions (Six volumes for $149.94)

    There are a lot of great Hellboy Universe collections out this year, but this set is tailor made for newcomers, presenting the stories in chronological order for the first time. If you’re only picking up one, grab one of the two short story volumes—you can dive right in without knowing a thing about Hellboy.

    Harry Potter: The John Williams Soundtrack Collection ($99.98)

    A seven-disc collection of John Williams’s music for Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone (or Philosopher’s Stone if you’re not in the US), The Chamber of Secrets, and The Prisoner of Azkabaneight hours of music!. For me, an extended version of The Prisoner of Azkaban alone is worth picking this set up. If you’ve ever picked up one of La La Land’s extended soundtracks before, you know they do them beautifully. The features a 44-page booklet with the track listings and general music information and an additional 36-page booklet with detailed production notes and behind-the-sccenes material. And the music was all mastered from first generation material, so there is simply no better presentation of these scores out there. This is a must-have for Harry Potter fans and film score geeks.

    LEGO Voltron ($179.99)

    Do I really need to sell you on this? Look at it. It is AMAZING.

    Incredibles II: Ultimate Collector’s Edition 4K Blu-ray ($22.96)

    People say physical media is dead, but unless you bribed some demons to somehow get you an awesome internet connection, physical media is still the only way to experience 4K content. And if you like special features (which I do), streaming media is absolutely out of the question. I like my director’s commentaries, damn it! (Especially when said director is Brad Bird.)

    If you like superheroes, then you know The Incredibles was a great movie. Incredibles 2 is likewise great, though it gives more time in the action spotlight to Helen Parr (AKA Elastigirl), and considering her powers, it leads to some inventive action sequences the like of which live action superhero films haven’t even begun to approach yet.


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