Contrary to what the Northeastern United States’ relatively mild weather would tell you, winter is here and the holidays are swiftly blowing towards us. The many stresses of the season include college finals, the encroachment of no-longer-so-distant relatives on our homes, and the strangely loaded task of gift giving. While we at The Comics Beat cannot save your grades or your pantries, we can make it a little bit easier for you to find the perfect gift for the geek in your life. It’s The Comics Beat Holiday Shopping Guide 2015!
Comixology’s annual tradition of 12 Days of Free Comicsis underway again, kicking off with free downloads of Marvel’s Secret Wars #1 Every day until Sunday 12/20, a new free comic goes live at Noon EST, with the download ending at 11:59 AM EST. You can even give these downloads as gifts, if you’re family likes […]
Since we’re all giddy over the Marvel Cinematic Universe today, the Amazon Exclusive Marvel Phase Two boxed set drops on Tuesday, December 8, with all new bonus content, film replicas and more. And each film has a new custom disc sleeve from artist Matt Ferguson. Before you get to the art here’s whats $199 buys you:
Looking for some nerd themed bling fro gifts? King Ice offers this nice Thor’s helemet pendent, along with a lot of other hip hop swag and other items with crossover appeal, like this Black Octopus Wearing Sunglasses Ring. King Ice sent the Beat a golden Thor pendent as a review item a while ago and it’s […]
By Matthew Jent If you are a human and alive, you know someone who loved Guardians of the Galaxy this year. Odds are high you have a Guardians fan somewhere on your holiday shopping list, too. Whether they’re long-time comics fans or they’re new to space opera, here’s some gift ideas for cosmic Marvel fans […]
It’s gifting time, and the Beat team is showcasing some suitable gifts for everyone in your family. Among those are theseTOON Books gift sets which are now 33% off. Toon Books, the line of comics for young readers edited by Francoise Mouly, offers a whole rage of books at different reading levels—the set shown above, […]
While Dave Sim is the best known participant in the Cerebus experience, he had a collaboratorL gerhard, who drew backgrounds in a richly detailed manner. Gerhard (he uses one name) he been making a comeback of sorts—although he has been doing illustrations right along—with convention appearances and prints, and how he’s selling some of them […]
The NY Times resident comic guy George Gene Gustines has prepared a graphic novel list as part of the Times 2014 Holiday Gift Guide. It’s a nice list that is presented in some kind of gif format that makes my Flash player go nuts, but cheers on trying something new. Beside the books mentioned in […]
Speaking of that gifting time of the year, we’ve just partnered with TeePublic to offer the first ever Comics Beat TeePublic Store. TeePublic is a site that offers shirts designed by independent artists—there are hundreds of designs available, smashing up all your favorite pop culture icons and slogan, but The Beat staff has specially curated a store just for our readers. It is hard to choose!
AND there’s a $14 sales on all shirts until tomorrow—shirts are normally $20 so it’s a good deal! And we’ll soon have a special Beat t-shirt up in our store as well.