While shopping on your holiday list you notice that you have fans of various pop culture licenses. From Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and Transformers to Ghostbusters and GI Joe there is only one company that comes to mind for everyone on your shopping list and that’s IDW Publishing. Here are a few offerings from this company that will satisfy everyone on your list.
If you have fans of these icons 80’s cartoons these are some of the gifts that you should be looking at.
Ghostbusters 101: Everyone Answers the Call: This book collects all four issues of the iconic series as they mesh the original ghostbusters with the all female team. As they are teaching a new batch of students one of them puts into motion a series of events that will bring these two universes together. It will take all of them working together to set things right once again. This collected edition can go to someone on your list for the low price of $19.99 (or $17.99 digital).
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Universe, Vol. 1: The four heroes in a halfshell are up for a brand new adventure collected in one issue. A new mutant has shown up in the streets and has targeted one of the turtles foes, Baxter Stockman! The turtles reluctantly save his life but put into motion a trap that is going to be sprung by a brand new arch-foe. This volume collects all 5 issues and has a backup story done by artist Bill Sienkiewicz and TMNT co-creator Kevin Eastman! Cross this off your list for the turtle fan in your life for $19.99.
Transformers: Optimus Prime Vol. 1: More than meets the eye! The leader of the autobots Optimus Prime has dealt with the revolution and has come back to Earth. However, from the depths of space a new enemy has come forth to try to take the over the planet. A new wave of alien invaders arrive with drill shaped crafts in order to carve out a place for their own. This collects issues #1-6 of this series and can be yours for $19.99 (or $9.99 digital).
G.I. Joe: The IDW Collection, Vol. 1: A real American hero! G.I. Joe is a covert task force that protects the United States from all enemies including the infamous Cobra. This military force starts out with G.I. Joe Origins which shows how the task force came into being. Weighing in at a massive 312 pages this volume will have readers enjoying the experience from the very beginning. This collection is priced right at $49.99 perfect for curling up by the fireplace and reading about firefights.
Fun and Games
From toys that inspired your childhood to games that everyone can get together and play here are some great gifts for the young and young at heart.
Toybox Time Machine: If you grew up in the 60’s and 70’s you remember those outlandish ads for products in various comic books and magazines. But imagine a book of products that never existed but would have been awesome if they did. This 160 page book has everything from toy robots and spy agents to new 3D viewers that will dazzle your ears as well as your eyes. This will be one book that most of the adult kids on your list will enjoy and it’s priced right at $29.99.
Centipede: The game you loved to play as a kid is now a board game from the folks over at IDW Games! This two to four player game pits players against one another as the gnome side looks to destroy the centipede while the centipede wants to destroy the gnome. It sounds really simple but there are dice that are rolled for the gnome side and cards played for the centipede side. If you are looking for a twist on a nostalgic video game this is for you. And at only $39.99 this is a game that any family can pick up and play.
Funko Universe: If you are a collector then you have heard about those cute little statues known as Funko POPs! They come in all shapes and sizes and are based off some of your favorite TV shows and cartoon characters. This book contains stories based off of X-Files, Ghostbusters, Strawberry Shortcake, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and even Judge Dredd! This 128 page book can be yours for $17.99 (or $8.99 digital).
Seikatsu: Set in ancient Japan this is a competitive based tile laying game where you are trying to get the best view of the garden from your pagoda. This game is can be played with up to 4 players and can even be played solo! It is one of those rare games that you can pick up and play with your friends or family complete with a great view of your beautiful garden for $39.99.
Arts and Crafts
From books that showcase great art to books that are begging to be colored in here are some of the better gifts to give those creative people on your list.
Jack Kirby: Pencil and Inks: If you have a fan of the original works of DC on your list this is a book to pick up. Jack Kirby Pencil and Inks spotlights the creative process on three of the books he worked on for DC comics and those are: Demon #1, Kamandi #1 and OMAC #1. There are also other pieces of art scattered throughout the book and this is a way to experience this great art in its rawest form. This hardcover book will make any fan of Kirby’s work weep with joy and it is only $49.99
Sh*t My President Says: You either love him or hate him but our current president Donald J. Trump has said some really interesting things and he hasn’t even been president for a full year! This book chronicles all the things he has said either via Twitter or various engagements. Each of the sayings is illustrated with a cute little cartoon done by Shannon Wheeler. This book can be yours for the low price of $14.99 (or $7.99 digital).
The Beauty of Horror II: For the adults on your list that love to color I have a great book for them. The Beauty of Horror II has some great illustrations done by the talented Alan Robert. These drawings also have a hidden message as you are trying to locate components for a spell to unleash evil by everyone’s favorite undead little girl Ghoulina. So get your red pencils and crayons ready as you are about to paint the pages a deep crimson for $17.99.
The Art of the Pulps: For the fans of retro science fiction and pulp this is the gift to give this holiday season. The Art of the Pulps collects some of the various pulp magazine covers that were made famous during the 20’s-40’s and beyond. This beautiful tome contains over 400 illustrations ranging from spicy pulp to action pulp. And this bit of nostalgia can be yours for $49.99.
Horror Amongst the Horrid
Whether you have a fan of traditional scary movies or the gore soaked films of today here is something that should satisfy everyone on your list.
Behind You: One Shot Horror Stories: This is a GREAT book to get any horror fan on your list! Each of these pages have the text setup on the left with a creepy drawing illustrated on the right. Some of these range from mildly unsettling to downright creepy. This 172 page book will keep those horror fiends in suspense for as little as $15.99 (or $7.99 digital).
Doc Macabre: Treasury Edition: This is a great tale written by Steven Niles and illustrated by the master of horror comics himself, Berni Wrightston. Focusing on the supernatural Doc Macabre can handle anything you can throw at him … for the right price. This book collects all three issues for the low, low price of $9.99!
Tom Sutton’s Creepy Things: When I was growing up in Staten Island, NY I used to get issues of Creepy Things and read them to my heart’s content. This book collects not only sixteen of Sutton’s tales but also covers and unpublished art as well! This is a must for anyone that has grown up with such terror and now you can spring this on your unsuspecting loved ones for $29.99.
Aleister Arcane: In the small town of Jackson, OK Aleister Green has become a host of a late night television horror show calling himself Aleister Arcane. What transpires next will put not just himself but the entire town in jeopardy. This great story is collected in this TPB and is soon to be a major motion picture starring Jim Carrey playing Aleister himself! This great book can be yours for only $17.99 (or $8.99 digital)
And there you have it! These are just some of the suggestions for your Christmas list. For more information on these books as well as others (and maybe to get one for yourself) head over to http://www.idwpublishing.com and be sure to check out their own holiday gift guides at http://www.idwpublishing.com/catalogs/. Your friends and family will thank you for all the cool gifts!