2015 Holiday Gift Guide Part One


Hello everyone! It’s that special time of year again, when we show our loved ones how much they mean to us by giving them the most precious gift of all – comics! Over the next several weeks we’ll be sharing some of our very favorite things with you. We are sure you and your lucky gift-recievers will love them as much as we do.

2015 Holiday Gift Guide Part One – Julie, Malachi, & Lee’s Picks


LOSE #7 BY MICHAEL DEFORGE
KOYAMA PRESS
$10
“The latest installment in Michael DeForge’s one man anthology series. Perfect for your friend who’s not afraid to get weird.” – julie


THE FADE OUT (ACT TWO) BY ED BRUBAKER
IMAGE COMICS
$13
“Seedy Hollywood-underbelly noir murder mystery set in the ’40s! Killer art, knockout dialog. Super slick.” – Lee
(First volume available as well)


KILLING AND DYING BY ADRIAN TOMINE
DRAWN & QUARTERLY
$23
“Collection of Optic Nerve #12 – 14. Beautiful and sometimes disturbing stories of everyday life by the master.” – julie


AAMA (BOOK 4) YOU WILL BE GLORIOUS, MY DAUGHTER BY FREDERIK PEETERS
SELF-MADE HERO
$20
“The conclusion to maybe the most stylish and thoughtful hard sci-fi story I have ever read!
2001 meets The Thing meets Solaris but with better characters.” – Lee
(Books 1 – 3 available as well)


THE ETERNAUT BY OESTERHELD & LOPEZ
FANTAGRAPHICS
$40
“A gorgeously designed English language edition of the politically potent Argentinian sci-fi classic. For fans of Ray Bradbury and Kurt Vonnegut.” – Malachi


THE TATTOOED DRAGON MEETS THE WOLFMAN
PRINTED MATTER
$42
“196 page hand-risographed document of hundreds of fanzines, both bizzare and beautiful, with fascinating notation. Anyone that’s into sci-fi paraphernelia or underground eccentricity of any kind will love this collection.” – Malachi

Stay tuned for part two…
-SHQ-

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2014 Holiday Gift Guide – All Ages Picks!

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Hello everyone! It’s that special time of year again, when we show our loved ones how much they mean to us by giving them the most precious gift of all – – comics! Over the next several weeks we’ll be sharing some of our very favorite things with you. We are sure you and your lucky gift-recievers will love them as much as we do.
2014 Holiday Gift Guide Part 5 – All Ages Picks!

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MR. TOAST BY DAN GOODSELL
Self-Published
$3 Each
The adventures of a piece of toast and his adorable food friends. Get to know Shaky Bacon, Joe The Egg, The Electric Taco, and more!

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MISADVENTURES OF SALEM HYDE BY FRANK CAMMUSO
Published by Amulet Books
$7
Salem is a little witch still learning the tricks of the trade with the help of her cat familiar. Very reminiscent of Calvin & Hobbes, super funny!

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MOUSE GUARD: BALDWIN THE BRAVE & OTHER TALES BY DAVID PETERSEN
Published by Archaia
$15
A gorgeous new short story collection from the relam of Mouse Guard. Perfect for fantasy lovers. “Lord Of The Rings” with mice!

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MUSICAL MONSTERS OF TURKEY HOLLOW BY JIM HENSON & JERRY JUHL
Published by Archaia
$25
Adapted and illustrated by Roger Landridge, this never-filmed television special by Jim Henson is a beautiful and delightful holiday tale. With lovable monsters, tons o’ turkeys, and more, reading this book is like watching a long lost episode of Sesame Street.

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NANCY LOVES SLUGGO BY ERNIE BUSHMILLER
Published by Fantagraphics
$40
The latest collection of Nancy strips. Hilarious, timeless, and frequently weird as heck. Good inspiration for the headstrong and sassy lil’ lady (or gentleman) in your life.

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DONALD DUCK SLIPCASE SET BY CARL BARKS
Published by Fantagraphics
$50
Includes the books “Trail Of The Unicorn” and “Lost In The Andes”, which contain 25 classic stories in all! Disney comics never get old, and this set is a great introduction for a new generation.

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MOOMIN: THE DELUXE ANNIVERSARY EDITION BY TOVE JANSSON
Published by Drawn & Quarterly
$70
The COMPLETE Tove Jansson Moomin series, published in celebration of the beloved Finnish creator’s 100th birthday. One massive volume in a beautiful slip case. A true collectable.

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2014 Holiday Gift Guide Part 4

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Hello everyone! It’s that special time of year again, when we show our loved ones how much they mean to us by giving them the most precious gift of all – – comics! Over the next several weeks we’ll be sharing some of our very favorite things with you. We are sure you and your lucky gift-recievers will love them as much as we do.

2014 Holiday Gift Guide Part 4 – All (Books) Great And Small

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KOREAN AMERICAN EVERDAY COOKING & CREATURE COMFORT COOKING
BY SUNG YOON CHOI & ERIC WATKINS
Self-Published
$4 Each
Cute relationship comics + cats + perfectly illustrated, easy to follow Korean food recipes? These zines have everything! Bonus: made by a local team.

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THE MIDDLE NOWHERE BY JORDAN CRANE
Self-Published
$10
The first new story in years by indie master Jordan Crane! Made for Comic Arts LA mere weeks ago, these things are strictly one print run ONLY and disappearing.

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DON’T LEAVE ME ALONE BY GG
Self-Published
$12
Beautifully risographed, sad, and quiet story of a girl and her father one fated night. Imported from the great white North, we’re the only store where you can snag this zine!

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EPOXY #5 BY JOHN PHAM
Self-Published
$18
Mind blowing art and format. Really several zines in one (and a print? and magazine?), this is Pham’s best work yet. Epoxy #5 will impress, well, anyone.

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HERE BY ROBERT MCGUIRE
Published by Pantheon
$35
This brand new arrival needs to be talked about: Here is astounding, innovative, and moving. An incredible example of what comics can be. This one hit us like a train, it’s a must read!

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JOHN BUSCEMA’S SILVER SURFER ARTIST’S EDITION
Published by IDW
$100
Three full issues of John Buscema’s classic Silver Surfer run, plus tons of extra covers and pages. Scientifically proven to bestow upon the reader the Power Cosmic.

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LITTLE NEMO: DREAM ANOTHER DREAM
Published by Locust Moon Press
$125
All of your favorite artists (seriously) give their own unique interpretation of Winsor McCay’s classic Little Nemo comic strip. From the sublime to the horrific, it’s all here in this impressive, oversized volume.

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75 YEARS OF MARVEL
Published by Taschen
$200
The ultimate Marvel book. 700 pages, 2,000 images, 300 biographies, 4 foot long timeline, oh jeeze… it’s just glorious.

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THE COMPLETE ZAP COMIX
Published by Fantagraphics
$500
Over 20 pounds of classic underground goodness. Every Zap cover and issue ever made, including the previous unpublished #17! For the person on your (very) nice list.

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We have incredible original art for sale by Geof Darrow! Great as a one-of-a-kind gift for anyone (including you. Go ahead, treat yo self.) Available for purchase in store and online.

Stay tuned for the final installment: All Ages Picks!
<3 SHQ & TY P.S. We now offer gift registries for both Secret Headquarters and Thank You! Just come in, fill out a wishlist, and send your family and friends our way so they know exactly what your heart desires.

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2014 Holiday Gift Guide Part 3

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Hello everyone! It’s that special time of year again, when we show our loved ones how much they mean to us by giving them the most precious gift of all – – comics! Over the next several weeks we’ll be sharing some of our very favorite things with you. We are sure you and your lucky gift-recievers will love them as much as we do.

2014 Holiday Gift Guide Part 3 – Picks by Thank You‘s own Amy and Josh.

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ASSORTED VINTAGE TRADING CARDS
$2 – $4 Each
“Looking for stocking stuffers? Look no further! Just don’t chew the gum inside… it’s also vintage.” – Josh

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ZINES BY ADAM VILLACIN
Self-Published
$5 – $10 Each
“If you’re not already hip to the zines of local artist Adam Villacin, your time is now! Great zero-pressure gifts for your mailman and other pals.” – Amy

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MARVEL & DC LITTLE GOLDEN BOOKS
Published by Random House
$7
“Up next on making family history… does the new addition grow up loving Batman or Spider-Man?! The power is in your hands!” – Amy

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BATMANGA BY JIRO KUWATA
Published by DC COMICS
$15
“For the Bat’ lover who has everything! 1960s era Batman series from Japan translated to English for the first time. Those unfamiliar with manga (Japanese for “comics”) will have a ball learning to read the traditional Japanese way from right to left.” – Amy

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THROUGH THE WOODS BY EMILY CARROLL
Published by McElderry Books
$22
“For your misfit cousin, this Grimm-esque graphic novel contains 5 of the most beautifully illustrated, spine-chilling tales of soulless entities that creep quietly in the woods. It’s hella goth” – Amy

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THE X’ED OUT TRILOGY BY CHARLES BURNS
Published by Pantheon
$22 – $23 Each
“You don’t have to wait six years like the rest of us suckers who waited eagerly for the conclusion to Charles Burns’s dream logic epic. You can pick up the whole set at once!” – Josh

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THE INVISIBLES DELUXE EDITIONS BY GRANT MORRISON
Published by DC Comics
“This holiday season, give your loved one the gift of five dimensional space time. The greatest thing about the Invisibles is that is truly is different every time you read it, and these deluxe hardcovers might be the best way to read it yet.” – Josh

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STRAY BULLETS UBER ALLES EDITION BY DAVID LAPHAM
Published by Image Comics
“A life of crime and rampage never looked so good! This “Uber Alles” edition collects the original 5 story arcs in a massive 1,200 page omnibus, giving the receiver of this whopper nothing but 110% vividly fast-paced entertainment!” – Amy

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Stay tuned for part four!
<3 SHQ & TY P.S. We now offer gift registries for both Secret Headquarters and Thank You! Just come in, fill out a wishlist, and send your family and friends our way so they know exactly what your heart desires.

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2014 Holiday Gift Guide Part 2

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Hello everyone! It’s that special time of year again, when we show our loved ones how much they mean to us by giving them the most precious gift of all – – comics! Over the next several weeks we’ll be sharing some of our very favorite things with you. We are sure you and your lucky gift-recievers will love them as much as we do.

2014 Holiday Gift Guide Part 2 – Malachi & Julie’s Picks

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SHOULD I GET BANGS?/SHOULD I GROW MY BANGS OUT?
BY LAUREN SPENCER KING & HAMISH ROBERTSON

Self-Published
$6
“For any woman in the universe. This is our life. Our struggle.” -julie

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FUGUE BY MATT SHEEAN
Self-Published
$8
“A beautiful high fantasy short story with an equal mix of melancholy, humor and epic scale. For fans of Dungeon, Jodorowsky, Prophet, laughing, whistling, and ancient gods wreaking havoc.” -Malachi

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VIDEO STORE BY THOMAS HOWES
Published By Valley Cruise Press
$10
“Thomas Howes’s kick ass fan art from his favorite movies and video games, for the pop culture nut in your life. Limited edition zine, all hand numbered!” -julie

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DOCTORS BY DASH SHAW
Published by Fantagraphics
$17
“An ambitious but concise sci-fi tale following a group of scientists that visit the afterlife to bring loved ones back to their living relatives. For fans of Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind.” -Malachi

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SILVER SURFER BY DAN SLOTT
Published by Marvel Comics
$18
“For fans of superheroes, Doctor Who, and super fun galactic adventures. One of the most delightful comics on stands today. Highest recommendation! To me, my board!” -julie

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COPRA BY MICHEL FIFE
Published By Bergen Street
$20
“For fans of the John Ostrander Suicide Squad, or really anyone that wants to see a madcap, violent and inventive twist on superhero team comics. Not to mention Fiffe’s sharp design sense and stylistic playfullness that’s uncommon in the genre. ” -Malachi

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SAGA BY BRIAN K. VAUGHAN
Published by Image Comics
$50
“The first three volumes of everyone’s favorite comic series in one beautiful hardcover. For fans of, well, everything really.” -julie

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MARVEL COVERS ARTIST EDITION
Published by IDW
$100
“Gorgeous oversized color reproductions of the original iconic artwork created by artists like Jack Kirby, Jim Steranko, Frank Miller, Gene Colan and many more. For fans of people not wealthy enough to own hundreds of original comic art covers.” -Malachi

Stay tuned for part three…
-SHQ-

P.S. We now offer gift registries for both Secret Headquarters and Thank You!
Just come in, fill out a wishlist, and send your family and friends our way so they know exactly what your heart desires.

Posted in Holiday Gift Guide, stuff we love
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