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

2014 Holiday Gift Guide Part 1

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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 1 – Dave and David’s Picks

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ZINES BY RICK GEARY
Self-Published
$2 Each
You know how you missed out on all those rad minis from back in 1980? Turns out Rick Geary never stopped making them. Don’t miss a second time. You’ve been warned.

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HOOCH & ZINES BEANIE
Published by Secret Headquarters
$10
We’ve gone and done it again, this time with a little more bite. Ask your parents what hooch is.

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BARTKIRA
Published by Floating World
$15
We realize that catching up with the last 25 years of the Simpsons is daunting. Equally time consuming is trying to read the full 2,200 pages of Akira. You are in luck! Floating World Publishing has put together a sampling of the two smashed together in one 96 page book. Don’t be left behind at the water cooler on Monday.

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DEATH IS NOT THE END BY ALEXANDER HEIR
Published by Sacred Bones
$30
Do you like things that are totally sick? So do we! If Alexander Heir was your doctor, you might be in trouble. Fair warning.

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LONDON DECO BY THIBAUD HEREM
Published by Nobrow
$40
Next time you want to stare at the beautiful buildings of London, feel free to skip the whole traveling thing. We have the book for you. It is flippin’ incredible and folds out like an old-timey map so you can see lots of buildings at once. The detail!

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HIP HOP FAMILY TREE BOX SET BY ED PISKOR
Published by Fantagraphics
$60
I like rock’n’roll as much as the next guy, but aren’t you tired of hearing about it? Time to learn something new. Ed Piskor is two volumes deep into the history of Hip Hop! Here they are together in one convenient (and stylish!) slipcase.

Stay tuned for part two…
-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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