So I spent some time tonight putting together a podcast with Rob, Juan and Ed from Alternativemindz.com. We spent an hour or so discussing what to get/give comic book people for the holidays. Now I’m not going to go into everything here that was said over there (cause that would negate the whole purpose of the podcast) but I will make a few suggestions here that I didn’t get to with the guys. These are in no specific order:
Looking Glass Wars/ Hatter M: Know someone who loves fantasy novels? Get them hooked on the Looking Glass Wars series by Frank Beddor then you can introduce them to the Hatter M graphic novels from the same series. Inspired by Lewis Carroll’s Alice in Wonderland stories this series of novels proposes that Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland and Through The Looking Glass were actually true though distorted in the retelling. A fun read for those fans of ABC’s Once Upon A Time and NBC’s Grimm.
It’s Superman!: A novel from 2005 written by Tom Dehaven it tells a completely different origin of Superman starting in Kansas in the 1930’s and following him across the country to Hollywood and then New York City. A real world approach to the superhero genre if your favorite fan missed this one you should surely pick it up.
The Walking Dead: The Rise of the Governor: By Robert Kirkman and Jay Bonansinga. A tie in novel to The Walking Dead comic (not the show) this tells the story of the baddest villain the survivors have faced. It’s not just an episode in the life of though, it’s an origin story as well.
Fraggle Rock – Tails and Tales and Fraggle Rock: If you were near a tv (with HBO) in the 80’s you’ve heard of Jim Henson’s Fraggle Rock. Archaia Entertainment has put out these two hardcovers filled with brand new stories written and drawn by some amazing talents, good for fans from 5 to 105 (I bought Tails and Tales at NYCC this year and had it autographed to my daughter) the books are beautiful well written and the characters hold up just as well in 2011 as they did in ’83.
Ok, that’s enough for now I’m sure I’ll have more to talk about as the holidays get closer. Thanks for lending me your ear (or eyes in this case) I hope I gave you something to look for and forward to this holiday season. Please feel free to add suggestions of your own in the comments!