Shopping for people is tough – I get it. And when it comes to the distinguished comics fan in your life, you may not know where to begin when it comes to buying them a gift.
I’m here to help. Here are some good places to start. (Prices may vary depending on when you shop.)
DIGITAL COMICS SUBCRIPTIONS
Some people buy a lot of physical comics, but wish they could afford to read more. Subscriptions to digital comics can be an inexpensive way to give them a world of comics on their phones or smart devices. For more information on these, visit my article, SAVE MONEY: READ MORE COMICS, which goes into much greater depth on what each offers.
Marvel Unlimited ($9.99/month, $69/year, or $99/year for a premium membership that includes extra comics, pins, an action figure and discounts on Marvel merchandise)
DC Universe ($7.99/month, $74.99/year)
Comixology Unlimited ($5.99/month)
COMICS STORAGE & ORGANIZATION
A more personal, aesthetically pleasing way to store comics
Helps protect individual issues of comics
Showcase important issues
The skater clothing brand Vans teamed up with Marvel to make a line of awesome comic book clothes.
Fun superhero clothes (and other collectibles!)
For fans of The Wicked + The Divine
TV & MOVIES
Considered to be one of the greatest cartoons of all time (#2, just behind The Simpsons, according to IGN.com), this collects all 109 episodes in beautiful, remastered HD quality
All 3 Avengers movies on Blu Ray ($57.98)
Comic book TV/movies that aren't DC or Marvel
COFFEE TABLE BOOKS & OTHER FANCY COMIC BOOKS
Stories inspired by Tori Amos illustrated by some of comics' top talent
A beautiful art book exploring the artist of comics and Final Fantasy (video game) art
DC Comics: Anatomy of a Metahuman ($41.99)
A premium book showing how superheroes (and villains) physiologies and abilities interact
If the comics fan in your life is also into board games, here are some options they mind enjoy that bring the world of comics to a medium they can play with their friends.
This is the gift that keeps on giving. This increasingly popular game offers the opportunity to buy more pieces for future gifts. It’s like a Pandora bracelet for comics fans! It has options for fans of both Marvel and DC Comics.
The Walking Dead board game ($24.99)
A fun, cooperative game based on the hit TV show.
If they like it, you can buy them the expansion for $18.99.
Munchkin Marvel Edition ($24.95)
The Munchkin games are always a blast, and pretty easy to learn.
If they like it, there are also 2 expansions for it out, both under $20.
EXPENSIVE OR HARD-TO-FIND ITEMS
Original art from their favorite creators or comics
This can often cost hundreds of dollars
Find an artist's website and they will often have links to take you to their art
You can also contact artists through their site or via Twitter to talk to them about buying art
Milestone issues of their favorite characters
You can often find these on eBay or at local comic book stores
Prices vary depending on age, condition and rarity
Got a great gift idea you think should be added to this list? Let me know!