The Official 2007 Geek Related Stuff Gift Guide

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  1. Darthphere Kneel before 'Drox!

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    Sponsored by: The Marvel Stupid Question Thread and Ovaltine.

    So what I did was ask some more prominent members of the Hype comic boards what they would recommend to other geeks this Christmas. Here is a look at what they brought to the table:

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  2. Darthphere Kneel before 'Drox!

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    My Personal Recommendations:

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    The Escapists Hardcover- Collecting the Brian K. Vaughan penned mini-series based sort of on Michael Chabon's Pultizer Prize Winning Novel THE AMAZING ADVENTURES OF KAVALIER & CLAY one of the best mini's of this year, I'll let BKV sell it to you.

    For the gamers out there:

    If you haven't gotten, or not on planning on getting Assassin's Creed, Call of Duty 4, Mass Effect or The Orange Box, you might as well sell your gaming system right now.

    With the movie coming out soon, I suggest you all go and pick up a copy of I Am Legend by Richard Matheson, and then pick up Eclipse Comics I Am Legend adaptation by the master of horror Steve Niles. It's currently being reprinted by IDW.

    Everyone seems to be recommending the Heroes Season 1 DVD and by all means, ask for it, but what you really need to do is go and pick up House Seasons 1-3. Probably in my humblest of opinions, the best, funniest, most entertaining and engaging television show right now.

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    X-Men Vol.1 Supernovas by Mike Carey with art by Chris Bachalo and Humberto Ramos. Forget Whedon and Astonishing, Mike Carey is single handedly reinventing the X-Men franchise and bringing sexy back alongside Chris Bachalo. I had lost faith in the X-Men, but Mike Carey has made me a believer. Also, X-Factor: The Longest Night, Life and Death Matters and Many Lives of Madrox for another great X-fix.

    If you didn't get it last year, you need to get Darwyn Cooke's The New Frontier Absolute Edition. Like now, for realz. Also check out The Spirit

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    Venture Brothers Seasons 1 and 2: It's funny, buy it and laugh.
     
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  4. Doc Destruction Geaux Saints!

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    Oh good god, yes...ORANGE BOX. Soooo worth it.
     
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    God, that thing looks sexy, even with an Alex Ross cover.

    If I didn't own the issues, I'd be all over it. Carey's X-Men is good stuff. :up:
     
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    I actually love the Alex Ross cover. Even if I've seen him do the same pose with about 30 other heroes. It's fantastic. And a brand new short story by Michael Chabon too? Damn. It's what every comic geek needs.

    And I read the trade at Borders the other day for X-Men. I bought it, and wrapped it under the tree for myself.:up:
     
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    Wait, why is Brooks' name on the cover of the Supernovas trade?
     
  8. Darthphere Kneel before 'Drox!

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    He did the art on the annual which is included.
     
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  10. TheCorpulent1 SHAZAM!

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    I can testify that a bust would be a great Christmas present for a comic geek. I bought myself two from Bowen just the other day, in fact. :)
     
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    The Genis bust that Anubis posted is calling out to me.

    Good shot. :up:
     
  13. TheCorpulent1 SHAZAM!

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    You'll probably have to hunt a bit for it. That bust is sold out at Bowen's website.
     
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    Well, there goes that idea. :(
     
  15. TheCorpulent1 SHAZAM!

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    That's the same as saying a comic is sold out at Diamond. Bowen is the manufacturer and distributor; their being sold out just means that all of the statues they produced are out in circulation amongst the retailers. You could still find one on eBay or through one of the retailers who carries them. The retailers are usually cheaper, too. I only ordered my two busts through Bowen because one was a Bowen exclusive and the other hasn't gone out to retailers just yet. Bowen even gives you links to a bunch of affiliated retailers on their website. All you gotta do is search a bit. :up:
     
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    The shops in my area aren't big on stocking busts or statues. And if it's sold out at the manufacturer/distributor level, that means I can expect a heavy bidding war on eBay. It's Christmastime. I gotta pass on that kind of stuff for now.
     
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    There are websites that sell statues rather than auctioning them. Check that list of links on Bowen's site.
     
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    Oh, I didn't know that. I'll check it out when I get home. :up:
     
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    Soon I Will Be Invicible by Austin Grossman
    http://www.amazon.com/Soon-Will-Be-...bs_sr_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1197586711&sr=1-1

    Great novel.Hilarious and probably one of the best takes on superheroes and supervillains in a novel.

    Ultimates 2 Hardcover
    http://www.amazon.com/Ultimates-2-M...bs_sr_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1197586750&sr=1-1

    The Ultimateverse has had it's share of duds but this is the best thing to come out of the Ultimate line.Totally stand alone and one hell of a reading experience.
     
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  21. LouFerignoDemon CLEAN YOUR SHEETS!!!

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    I take it all back, Corpy. You've so totally paid your tribute today. :o

    And that's why I love you. And I hate that I love you. So watch out when you start your car. :cmad:


    I would recommend, if you love your fellow comic book lover, just give them a several hundred dollar gift certificate to a local comic book shop.
     
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    Eel's giving Hal a back massage...
     
  24. LouFerignoDemon CLEAN YOUR SHEETS!!!

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    You make it sound like you're implying something erotic, Eli. :o
     
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    And Aquaman is checking out Wonder Woman's ass.
     

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