Gift Guide: Secret Headquarters

The Secret Headquarters comics shop in LA has been posting some gift suggestions from staffers, and Malachi’s are excellent, but so are Part Two and Part 1. Some great ideas there. Go down to Secret Headquarters in you’re near or your favorite comics shop or indie bookstore if you’re not and support a small business! I did a lot of my holiday shopping as a craft show this weekend and not only got a) unique items you won’t see at old Navy at a similar price and b) supported artists and craftspeople. Your giftees will appreciate it!

Heisman winner Griffin sends Superman Socks up up and away

Only a few innocent weeks ago, we were kidding around about these Superman socks with calf capes, suggesting they were a suitable gift for a male geek, even though they only come in girls sizes.

And then Robert Griffin III, this year’s Heisman Award winner, picked up his award while wearing these very socks. (The Heisman Triophy is presented each year to the #1 college football player and it is quite an honor.)

Maybe the self-professed comics nut Griffin is a Beat reader? At the very least he has shattered the nerd/jock divide to atoms: