2010 Holiday Gift Guide – For the Indie Comics Fan…
By P&P Staff
Scott Pilgrim’s Precious Little Boxed Set
The book that inspired the wonderful film. Some may scoff at you for reading the comic, especially with the manga-looking covers, but we know better, don’t we? The book might be slightly scathing in its depiction of our own geek culture, but never manages to lose sight of its attention-deficit goal, being fun and funny. Collected now in this awesome paperback set.
Jason is still one of the comics medium’s leading artists, with a fantastic knack for visual storytelling before words. Continuing in the hardcover tradition of Almost Silent, What I Did collects three Jason favorites – “Hey, Wait…” “Sshhhh!” and “The Iron Wagon” – into one elegantly bound book that will match perfectly on the shelf with the other omnibus-style compilations Fantagraphics has release for Jason.
When it comes to comics noir, it doesn’t get much better than Frank Miller’s Sin City. When the writer and artist was at his prime, he churned out seven volumes of gritty violence, unbelievable babes and sensational black-and-white art. Dark Horse has just finishing reprinting the series for a 3rd Edition, complete with new covers by Miller, so it’s the perfect time to help a new fan catch up.
Obsessive fans of Felicia Day’s (Dr. Horrible) The Guild will likely love just as much reading her origin story of getting the group together in this Dark Horse adaptation. The first three issues are now available in trade paperback format, with a sketchbook and pin-ups sweetening the deal.
For Sarah’s original review of The Guild Issue #1, click here.
Darwyn Cooke already found success to the tune of an Eisner Award in graphically adapting Richard Stark’s Parker: The Hunter. Now Cooke is back just in time for the holidays with an adaptation of the sequel, Parker: The Outfit. Parker’s living the high-life after the conclusion of the first book, only to find a price on his head after someone rats him out to The Outfit.
The Pads & Panels 2010 Holiday Gift Guide continues in “For the Rhythm Game Enthusiast…”
Previously on the Holiday Gift Guide – “For the DS Fan…”