Geeky, comic loving DH - suggestions please!

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It is now a thing that I buy dh a comic or graphic novel each Christmas. It is always something he has never read before and they have been a big hit! grin Especially as I don't read them/ have any interest

In the pat I've got him walking dead (years before the tv series), DMZ, criminal, Y

Any ideas/ suggestions? He has a lot of comics! shock

peeriebear Sat 24-Nov-12 16:43:10

Sin City/Frank Miller
How much of a fanboy is he? Will he have read the obvious ones like I've suggested?

He's a proper geeky fanboy!

He has all of them by the bucket load! hmm
6x 2 foot long comic boxes and a billy bookcase full!

He has lots of batman, ultimate spiderman and loads of other stuff but I can't have a rummage till he goes and does something elsewhere. smile

DC Comic Converse??






Bunny - he did like those a lot but now has a new gorillaz pair. He does work shoes and non work shoes. 2 pairs of converse would confuse him! wink

chimchar Sat 24-Nov-12 18:45:17
LillethTheCat Sat 24-Nov-12 18:56:23

DH suggests Ronin by Frank Miller, Nemisis by Mark Miller, the 30 days of night series if he's after a series.

He has the same amount as your DH by the sounds of it.

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TacoLeBell Sat 24-Nov-12 19:04:16

How much are you looking at spending? Your DH sounds just like mine! He's asked for this:


It's a Batman comic written by Kevin Smith but it's signed with and original sketch by the illustrator. International postage costs as much as the comic but it works out around £25.

The Neonomicon is very good (if a bit disturbing).

AlreadyScone Sat 24-Nov-12 19:10:43

what about tickets to the annual comic expo in Bristol? Not sure they go on sale in time for Christmas but maybe a birthday?

Wow! Loads of suggestions! smile

Chimchar- possibility but he likes wallets with a purse (?) bit for change

Lilith- good suggestions, I think he has ronin, and lots of mark millar - including nemesis. I don't think he has 30 days of night so that's a possibility! smile

Lunatic - He has all the preachers! But he does love Garth Ennis!

Taco - I think he has that - he also loves kevin smith so I'm pretty sure it's not passed him by but I can't find it! confused it's a maybe.

Attheend - possibly but Alan Moore can be a but hit and miss with dh. He adores watchmen but has been a bit meh about a couple of things I think. I will check though.

Already - I had a look and it's not till May. That's too far in advance but he does have a birthday before then so I might file that for future reference! smile

Any other suggestions? I quite like strolling into forbidden planet, looking like their most unlikely customer, and then confidently asking for some obscure yet awesome comic! grin it always makes them a bit flustered that and their lack of social skills for some of them!


Take a tip from one who knows (And has quite frankly left it too late)

Sell him/Give Him away- slave auction, anything grin

I have one at home (I've been with DH for 27 years.I used to trawl round Glasgow with him. Then London -usually once a month.And when we went out it was towns with comic shops.

We've got boxes and boxes in the loft (all in nice protective wrappings). I asked him to sell them but "I'd have to document them first" so no further forward. <<Sigh>>

DH used to love the Comic Buyers Guide every year/2 Years I can't remember.
Maybe it's online now?
It was a huge book.
DH says the comic shops use the "Overstreet Buyers Guide" -might give you some ideas and prices.

<<I bred with my comic buyer geek fan. >>
Pity the DS I think he might inherit them. hmm

chimchar Sat 24-Nov-12 20:15:18

Lots of marvel themed men's pyjama bottoms around.

Have you looked at firebox and places like that.

Pinterest has a whole section with pins for geeks (it's really called offence meant!!) you might get some ideas there...

chimchar Sat 24-Nov-12 20:15:55

Oh, and that wallet I posted has a whole range...bags, flasks, pens etc...

NiceOneCenturion Sat 24-Nov-12 20:19:11

Has he read Maus ?

It's an allegory of the holocaust, won the Pulitzer so not bad for a comic book!

It's on my 'to read' list so can't give a personal opinion, but it's meant to be amazing and might be a little different if he's not already come across it.

Emandlu Sat 24-Nov-12 20:23:40

Have you looked on thinkgeek? It is a website designed for the geek in your life!

Buy him Scott McCloud's Understanding Comics.

Or get him Lone Wolf and Cub. There are 20-odd volumes to keep him busy.

mummymccar Sat 24-Nov-12 20:40:29

How about the new Batman (Court of owls) by Scott Snyder? This is on my DP's wish list for Xmas

redlac Sat 24-Nov-12 20:43:43

What about some figures? the Walking Dead ones are fab - scarily realistic! My comic loving DH is currently obsessed with Lego Minifigures

chimchar Sat 24-Nov-12 20:47:26

Emandlu....that website is fab! Do they deliver to the uk?

sommewhereelse Sat 24-Nov-12 20:52:47

Cinebook have French graphic novels in translation.

Nermalkins Sat 24-Nov-12 20:58:30

Ooh how about Frank Miller's Elektra or another one called Transmetropoltitan by Warren Ellis

There are so many geeks/ geeky dh's! shock

Yes we have 2 dc and I dread to think how many comics there will be by the time ds can read!

I definitely want to get him a graphic novel/ comic. We are moving in 2 days so presents are going to be minimal for us. On the up side there is no comic shop where we are moving to so the comics may slow down to a trickle via amazon for a while. smile

Redlac - I draw the line at figures! smile I can't stand looking at them for more than 5 mins in a shop never mind having them on display in the house. (the transformers busts may disappear mysteriously in the move!)

Thanks for the recommendations! Off to browse amazon! smile

Feel free to keep adding tho!

redlac Sat 24-Nov-12 22:11:27

Hehe I know what you mean! My kitchen shelf is slowly being covered in bloody Lego figures with random zombies and stormtroppers amongst them

plantsitter Sat 24-Nov-12 22:20:16

These comics about the Trojan war are good.

CaseyShraeger Sat 24-Nov-12 22:29:44

If he has read Maus (which he bloody well ought to have done) then maybe MetaMaus, which came out more recently? It's background stuff around the writing of Maus, things that weren't included, etc.

Of graphic novels/trade paperbacks...

The Boys

(if he hasn't read those)

Or maybe Prophet (Brandon Graham) which people rave about - I haven't read that myself yet, though (I persuaded my sister to buy it for DH for Christmas instead).

He has invincible and the boys (another favourite!) smile

It is bloody hard finding something they don't have already when your dh has such strong 'collecting' tendencies! hmm

FringeEvent Sun 25-Nov-12 10:09:11

Nermalkins has already suggested it ... but Transmetropolitan (Warren Ellis) is great

LillethTheCat Sun 25-Nov-12 13:04:25

We moved from a town with a comic book shop to a town without. DH now gets his from Forbidden Planet. I always feel a bit out of place in these type of shops too.

We used to go to London on NYE - there was a shop called comicana that had a half price sale.

I used to hang outside with DH , the queues, the waiting hmm.
Never went in though, I'd have been 100% in the way.


CaseyShraeger Sun 25-Nov-12 21:46:59

Based on what you've said he likes I would strongly recommend The Unwritten (Mike Carey) -- I tried to recommend it above but my phone helpfully autocorrected it to Written instead of Unwritten. It should be right up his street.

CaseyShraeger Sun 25-Nov-12 21:51:06

Or Sleeper, but that got cancelled too early so while the build-up is fantastic you don't get the originalky-planned payoff. It's still fab though.

MrsKwazii Sun 25-Nov-12 22:08:02

MrK is asking if MrSleepy has Hitman? It's Garth Ennis and Kevin Smith. Is always recommended to him.

Maus is also v good - as another poster has said.

Fatale is also good.

Thief of Thieves is also good

I say this - I have no idea, but MrK know his stuff wink

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MrsKwazii Sun 25-Nov-12 22:28:45

Lunatic saw that Mr Sleepy like both Ennis and Smith so it looked like a double-whammy wink MrK likes all that kind of thing but he's never read Hitman, he's working his way round to it apparently (and taking up more room as he does so with shelves of beautifully bagged comics grin)

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MrsKwazii Sun 25-Nov-12 22:32:48

Actually, I might add Hitman to MrK's Christmas list. Marvellous!

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MaMattoo Sun 25-Nov-12 22:49:29

Have been lurking and making a list. DH quite similar - reads a lot of graphic novels. I remember spending time queuing up to get one signed outside British museum by Alan whatshisname.
A local forbidden planet version here is my last resort each time. I shall go armed with a list this time and not look lost. Thanks all wink

Btw Think geek does ship to UK. And it's a decent quality product you get too.

CaseyShraeger Sun 25-Nov-12 22:58:35

ThinkGeek charges a bloody fortune to ship to the UK, though (they were OK 10-15 years ago, but now it's crazy money).

Brilliant lists! smile

Hit man is a definite possibility. Thanks! smile

I generally have to see if I recognise the cover to see if dh owns the graphic novel or not!

MrsK - I am rather glad dh is slightly less precious with his comics - they are not bagged and generally strewn about the place (which I'm less keen on!) hmm

izzybobsmum Mon 26-Nov-12 06:47:48

Try Antony Johnston, the Wasteland series - they're great!

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TacoLeBell Tue 27-Nov-12 10:42:10

I'm a big fan of the Fables series, has he read those?

I just asked DH and he gave me this link, at the bottom it shows you links for new releases in December that you can pre-order. Could you buy him something that's just being released with instructions not to buy himself anything in the run up to Christmas?


CaptainBarnaclesDaddyman Tue 27-Nov-12 10:48:31

If he's a fan of the marvel superheroes try Neil gaiman's 1602
It's a different slant on the marvel universe and absolutely brilliant!

QueenofNightmares Tue 27-Nov-12 10:56:39

Is he a Firefly fan? The commerative book came out a couple of months ago <I've been drooling on it> its been very highly rated by the fans smile

Hi all!

Finally got round to sorting dh's present last night. I went for Saga as Brian K Vaughn is a favourite and Wasteland as he's currently reading a series by Antony Johnson thank you izzybobsmum.

Once I got round to looking in the comic stash I realised he already had hit man, and the Alan Moore suggestions and a few of the others.
The Authority looked perfect but I could t find it online for a reasonable £ or decent delivery time for Christmas -lunaticfringe I will heaving that for his birthday! smile

I have bought DH the Dorling Kindersley Encyclopidia of DC Comics.

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