By Chris Sims
When it comes to the holiday gift-giving season, comic book readers are notoriously difficult to shop for. I mean, most of us are down at the shop buying our favorite stuff every single week, so when the time comes for people who like us to get us something we want, well, a lot of times we already have it. That’s why we’re stepping in with a public service, bringing you comics-related items sure to make the season brighter, whether you’re browsing for a gift or just looking for something to drop hints about so that you don’t get stuck with a random assortment of back issues again.
If there’s one thing that we can all agree on this holiday season, it’s that your wintertime needs more Batman. Even if you think your wintertime has the maximum allowable amount of Batman in it, there can always be more — and Funko’s Batman Boxox paper craft set is a pretty nice way to add a little without spending a lot.
If you’re anything like Clark and Jimmy caroling away full of festive cheer, Happy Holidays!
If you understand the holidays are only good for seasonal coffee, and you’ve seriously considered drop-kicking anyone else who tells you to have a Merry Christmas, then you and Lois are on the same page.
By Andy Khouri
We make a regular practice at ComicsAlliance of spotlighting particular artists or specific bodies of work, but because cartoonists, illustrators and their fans share countless numbers of great images on sites like Flickr, Tumblr, DeviantArt and seemingly infinite art blogs that we’ve created Best Art Ever (This Week), a weekly depository for just some of the pieces of especially compelling artwork that we come across in our regular travels across the Web. Some of it’s new, some of it’s old, some of it’s created by working professionals, some of it’s created by future stars, some of it’s created by talented fans, and some of it’s endearingly silly. All of it’s awesome.
ABOVE: Wonder Woman and Batwoman by axeeeee
Straight from X-Men: Days of Future Past director Bryan Singer’s Twitter feed comes news that The Age of Apocalypse could be coming in 2016… or at least “an” age of Apocalypse. Hashtags make for curious reading. Gee, it’s like Fox saw The Amazing Spider-Man 2 trailer drop today or something…
Just in time for his likely prominent role in the movie X-Men: Days of Future Past, Magneto is getting a starring role in his own, brand new series from writer Cullen Bunn and artist Gabriel Hernandez Walta.
The series will debut sometime next year — USA Today didn’t include a date certain in its announcement — and it will follow Magneto as he prowls the streets looking for enemies of the mutant cause.