The 2017 holiday season is here, and if you are still having a bit of trouble crossing a few gifts for a comics fan off your list Fox Force Five is here to help. Here are some of our favorite collected comics, and a few comic related items for those die-hard collectors.
GOD COUNTRY Vol. 1
The first of many series that launched writer Donny Cates into the comic spotlight. God Country is a story of a grandfather suffering from dementia, who acquires an enchanted sword, Valofax, from another world. The problem is the owner of the sword wants it back. This is a heartfelt book of family struggle, but also has a ton a amazing action scenes by Geoff Shaw.
VALOFAX ENAMEL PIN
Got a fan of God Country, or a perfect companion to go with the book? This enamel pin allows you to wield the otherworldly power in the palm of your hand.
EXTREMITY Vol. 1
This book is visually stunning, Daniel Warren Johnson and Mike Spicer masterfully put together an engaging story of a divided world. Power hungry clans are feuding with one another, and events of the past ignite a vengeful war.
The Ghost Fleet
A new collected deluxe edition of this early comic series from Donny Cate and Daniel Warren Johnson. An elite combat-trained team of truckers take on a mysterious haul, but what secret will they uncover when they find out exactly what they’ve got themselves into. With this new printing, this would be a great gift for fans of either God Country or Extremity.
HEATHEN Vol. 1
One of my favourite series of 2017, from my favourite new comic publisher. Heathen is a story about Aydis, a viking warrior, set on rescueing the immortal Valkyrie Brynhild. She is an outcast on a quest to end the reign of Odin. Written and illustrated by Natasha Alterici, this book is a must buy gift.
If you can’t get enough of Heathen, then maybe a T-shirt with an amazing Jen Bartel illustration on it. Plus be sure to check out all the Vault titles and merchandise. These Vault Comics merchandise items are limited so make sure you stock up while you can.
SAGA, BOOK 2 HC
What comic reader hasn’t picked up and read Saga yet. If you still have that certain someone that has been avoiding this series, either of the deluxe hard cover editions make a great gift.
SAGA – ALANA’S CAPELET
For the Saga fan that has everything, maybe this Capelet, fashioned after the one Alana wears, would be a perfect fit. Made by Volante Designs, this well crafted garment could take someones fandom to the next level.
SAGA – GHUS T-SHIRT
…or maybe just a cute T-shirt with the adorable Ghüs on it.
PAPER GIRLS, BOOK ONE HC
This newly collect deluxe edition jumps off the shelf. The vivid pink cover with silver foil embossed title is a thing of beauty. This group of newspaper delivery girls takes readers on a fantastic trip through time, stumbling on mysteries that they cannot explain. If you are searching for a gift for a Stranger Things lover, this is the answer.
CLIFF CHIANG – Original Art
Got someone that is already in love with Paper Girls? Why not check out some of Cliff Chiang’s original artwork from the series. Perfect for true collector.
SHADE, THE CHANGING GIRL Vol.1
This book collects issues one through six of this psychedelically coloured comic series. After escaping here world and travelling across galaxies, Loma takes control of the body of Megan. As if being a high school student wasn’t difficult enough, Loma has to battle the madness brought on by the special coat that brought her to Earth. Cecil Castellucci’s writing is full of emotion and the art team of Marley Zarcone and Kelly Fitzpatrick really do take the reader on a visual trip.
CURSE WORDS Vol. 1
If you like a blast of colour, be sure to also check out Curse Words, by Charles Soule and Ryan Browne. Wizord comes to Earth and takes on a new career as a wizard for hire. But in a style similar to Scott Pilgrim vs. The World, a number of fellow magic folks are sent to confront Wizord. A plot filled with secrets, spells and even a talking koala named Margaret, this book is full of dark-comedy, and fantastical action.
SCOTT PILGRIM’S PRECIOUS LITTLE CARD GAME
This deck-building game allows players to chose their favorite characters from the Scott Pilgrim universe and prepare them for their finest hour. The cards are double sided and allow for players to decide whether to solve problems with hard work or allow the randomness of the game to resolve their confrontations.
4 KIDS WALK INTO A BANK TPB
This darkly comedic story of four burgeoning child criminals and their elaborate plans. When a group of bumbling criminals show up in her father’s life looking to pull one last job, young Paige has two choices – let her father get caught up in their criminal hijinks or enlist her three best friends to do the job first. Paige picks the bad one.