It seemed like not that long ago that the holiday season was on the distant horizon, affording plenty of time to settle on the perfect gifts for friends, family and co-workers, and, more importantly, to purchase them. But here we are, with the holidays upon us (happy Hanukkah!) with little to no time remaining to make that shopping list, let alone to check it twice.
But don't panic; just breathe. CBR has some ideas for the perfect gifts for the geekier people in your life, no matter what their ages. A fan of Star Wars or The Walking Dead? We've got you covered. Comic book devotees? That, too. There's even a little something for gamers and would-be Pokemon trainers.
For Fans of The Walking Dead
The Walking Dead Rick Grimes 15th-anniversary box set: Rick Grimes may have left AMC's The Walking Dead for parts unknown, and for a series of television movies, but in the comic books that started this pop-culture phenomenon in 2003, he's still very much part of the action. To celebrate the 15th anniversary of The Walking Dead, McFarlane Toys have teamed with Skybound Entertainment to release a limited-edition set of four figures that trace Rick's journey, from Sheriff Rick and a repainted "All Out War" Rick to a repaint of "A New Beginning Rick" and "Negan Rick," from artist Charlie Adlard's variant cover for Issue 163. There's also a "bloody variant" edition. (Price: $70)
The Walking Dead Wine: If the tastes of The Walking Dead fan in your life don't lean toward collectible figures, then how about a little wine to welcome the zombie apocalypse? Produced by the appropriately titled The Last Wine Company, The Walking Dead Wine comes in four varieties: Blood Red Blend, chardonnay, sauvignon blanc and cabernet cauvignon. (Price: $18.99 per bottle)
For Comic Book Fans
ComiXology Unlimited subscription: While a lot of traditional comic book fans prefer the printed word, for those on the go, it's difficult to beat comiXology, the industry's premier digital service. For a monthly fee, comiXology Unlimited provides access to more than 15,000 comic books and graphic novels, from such top publishers as Marvel, Image Comics, Dark Horse, Oni Press and IDW, as well as original titles and manga. (Price: $5.99 per month)
DC Universe subscription: The recently launched branded streaming service, DC Universe is marketed as "the Ultimate DC Membership," and it's difficult to argue with that. In addition to the much-discussed Titans live-action series, and the upcoming revival of the animated Young Justice, and a full 2019 slate of new, original content, the platform boasts such classics as Batman: The Animated Series, Super Friends, the 1970s Wonder Woman series, Superman: The Movie and Superman II. But there's also a comic book component, with rotating, curated collections (for the launch of Titans, the focus was on the New Teen Titans; now, it's Aquaman, Hawk & Dove, and just in time for winter, icy villains like Mister Freeze, Captain Cold and Killer Frost). (Price: $7.99 per month, or $74.99 per year)
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