A few days ago, we posted the first part of our 2014 Gift Guide’s “BIG Hardcover Comic Book Collection” which you can find by either scrolling down the Biff Bam Pop! main page or by clicking here.
Those were some big books that require some degree of heavy lifting. But they’re not the only ones that would make fantastic gifts this year!
Follow me after the jump and I’ll detail a few more awesome tomes released earlier this year that any comic book, comic book historian or comic book art lover – would absolutely love to have their hands on!
The Jack Kirby New Gods: Artist’s Edition HC, published by IDW is one of the latest releases in a beautiful series of books. The Artist Edition of books basically reprints from the originally drawn material (as often as possible), important works by important artists. And there’s no one more important to the development of the comic book superheroes you know and love than Jack Kirby.
The Jack Kirby New Gods Artists Edition is IDW’s first publication of DC Comics material in this format. It collects issues 2,5,6,7, and 8 of the series that Kirby created after leaving Marvel Comics in glorious full-size! That means you get to see the man’s art, his pencils, his lines and his in-margin notations, in 12” x 17” size. It’s a beautiful book and perfect for any lover of comic book or pop culture art!
You might be able to find a copy at your local comic book store or you can hit the IDW online shop and still find the book for $125 here. Pricey, but so worth it!
Earlier this year, in celebration of their 75th anniversary, Marvel Comics decided to collect seventy-fives issues of their fans’ top stories in one single hardcover book. What we got is the Marvel 75th Anniversary Omnibus!
This book is the perfect primer for a comic book fan or historian. It details, through published history, all of the major Marvel characters, fundamental shifts in storytelling style, as well as the biggest Marvel crossover tent pole comics. And of course, it contains stories by the biggest and greatest comic book writers and artists there ever was!
At 1,000 pages, the Marvel 75th Anniversary Omnibus is certainly a big book! In it, you’ll get introduced to characters like the Human Torch and the Sub-Mariner. The collection will take you from Captain America Comics #1 (1941) to Fantastic Four #1 (1961) to Uncanny X-Men #142 (1981) to Amazing Spider-Man #36 (1999) right up to Hawkeye #11 (2012) and the whole Marvel NOW! initiative.
This is an amazing book detailing a wonderful history and you can find it at your local comic book shop or on Amazon for about $70 right here.
Collecting stories from The Brave and the Bold #28-30 and Justice League of America #1-30, the hardcover tome runs 896 pages of pure superhero awesome! These are some of the best heroes, together for the first time! Witness Batman, Superman, Wonder Woman, Flash, Martian Manhunter, Green Lantern and others battle against the likes of Despero, Starro, Kanjar Ro and Felix Faust. Not only is this the history of one of the greatest superhero teams of all time, it’s a history of the medium – and great comic book storytelling during the Silver Age of comics!
The Justice League of America Omnibus Vol. 1 is wonderful stuff right now – but also a fantastic primer for anyone who’s looking forward to the upcoming Justice League movie. Let’s face, that film might be a few years out – but there are so many pages of greatness for you to get through here and now!
The tome can be found at your local comic book shop or you can find it on Amazon for approximately $60 right here.