It’s been a busy year and it’s time to either (a) help spread the word or (b) reward yourself for getting through another year. And either way, my Annual Yuletide Gift Guide is here to help. Here’s a few ideas for you to chew on, after you’ve chewed on your turkey.
BATMAN: THE DEFINITIVE HISTORY OF THE DARK KNIGHT IN COMICS, FILM AND BEYOND
This is the type of the book that you start in the morning, and when you look up again it’s bedtime. This lovingly thorough history of Batman touches all the bases, provides new information and is loaded with goodies. I must admit it’s a thrill, for example, to be reading about the Batmobile from 1950s comics, and then to fold-out a set of Batmobile blueprints.
$75.00 • 400 pp. • hardcover • ISBN-10: 1683834372
A MARVELOUS LIFE: THE AMAZING STORY OF STAN LEE
This one might be the comic-lovers go-to gift for the 2019 season. Danny Fingeroth takes readers on a deep dive into Stan’s life, stuffing this book with balanced analysis and long-lost stories. It’s a page turner and there’s something for everyone inside.
$29.99 • 400 pp. • Hardcover • ISBN-10: 1250133904