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Geeky gifts for comic book geeks (including yourself)

Charmaine Blake

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Whether you love drowning in the pages of a graphic novel or just enjoy keeping up with your favorite universe on-screen, we all have heroes and villains that we just can’t get enough of. Indulge your geeky obsessions or those of your friends with some comic swag. We swear we won’t tell if you decide to treat yourself to a holiday gift. 

 

Codenames – Marvel Edition

Codenames is a card game where two teams have to try and make their partners guess what words they’re thinking of. In the Marvel Edition, you play on either Team Shield or Hydra and try to get people to guess heroes and villains based on clues like “tragic backstories” or “portrayed by white guys named Chris.” It’s the perfect gift for Marvel fans who want to spice up game night.

Batman Wallet with Money Clip

It isn’t exactly WayneTech, but this Batman wallet is a great geeky way to hold on to all of your cards and cash. It has three slots for cards and a money clip to keep your bills secure. Never leave the cave without it. There’s also a Wonder Woman version if your preferences are more Amazonian. 

Scott Pilgrim’s Precious Little Card Game

Based on the cult classic series by Bryan Lee O’Malley, this game lets you come up with your own Scott Pilgrim storyline. You can beat down evil exes for points and unleash crazy card combos to pave your road to victory. It can’t be any crazier than a day at Honest Ed’s.

Groot Mini Fridge

Perfect for a Marvel marathon leading up to Infinity War, this mini-fridge with Baby Groot printed on the front can hold your snacks and drinks so they’re on standby when you’re blasting through movies. Bonus: It has both warm and cool settings.

Deadpool Sports Jacket

Who wouldn’t want to dress up as the merc with a mouth? This stylish sports jacket is waterproof and makes you look killer, pun sort of intended.

Wonder Woman headphones

After Wonder Woman’s spectacular cinematic debut this year, who wouldn’t want to show some love for Diana of Themyscira? These over-the-ear headphones have Wonder Woman’s signature logo and star-spangled designs that only true Amazons will appreciate.

Hela handbag

Hela is our new favorite (and unfortunately one of like, two) villainesses of the MCU that rocked the god of thunder’s world in Thor: Ragnarok. Honor your newfound love for the goddess of death with this handbag styled after her epic armor. 

Herocross DC Comics Metal Figures

You deserve cooler looking display toys than Funko Pops, and these Herocross DC Metal figures can do just the trick. The Superman and Batman figures are fully poseable and come with their own accessories.

Lady Deadpool Heat Changing Mug

Your morning coffee could definitely use more mouthy mercs. This Lady Deadpool mug changes when you add your hot beverage, revealing some awesome art of the deadly assassin strutting her stuff. The perfect geeky pick-me-up.

Sodium Batman shirt

If you don’t get this joke, then we sort of feel bad for you, but here’s the quick explainer. The symbol for sodium is Na — ring any bells? Like the Batman theme song, perhaps?

Thor Winter Hat

Let the god of thunder’s headgear keep you warm this winter as you strut around in the snow like a true Asgardian.

Wonder Woman Sword

Not unlike your average lightsaber toy, Diana’s epic God Killer sword makes sounds as you swing it. The blade is also made of foam so it’s relatively light, but you should still be careful not to hit anyone with it.

Captain America Canvas Crossbody Bag

This canvas bag is strong and brave, here to save the American way. It’s got plenty of pockets and patriotic patches to show your love for the Star-Spangled man in style.

 

Read more: http://mashable.com/2017/12/21/comic-book-geek-nerd-gift-guide-dc-marvel/

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Here’s the Marvel movie watch list you didn’t know you needed

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“A Marvel cinematic universe fan made a list of the correct order to watch the long catalog of superhero movies along with some brutally honest commentary.

It has gone viral, for all the right reasonsmostly because its so accurate.

It began when Victoria Aveyard, the New York Times-bestselling author of the book Red Queen, was asked by her roommate to create a checklist of theperfect order in which to watch the films.

From thatrequest, this beauty was born.

The advice is brutally upfront, and gives potential viewers a sense of the films before they even get started.

She calls Iron Man, the granddaddy of them all, while Iron Man 2 is trash.

And for Thor, well she advises to just ignore Natalie Portman, who played Thor’s love interest Jane Foster in the first Thor movie. She appeared later inThor 2: The Dark World, which Aveyard calls “silly.”

She goes on to call the Guardians of the Galaxy fun, and describes Doctor Strange as if House was a Wizard.

Oh, and if youre thinking of watchingIncredible Hulk at all…just don’t.

Aveyard wrote that her comments were intended to guide her roommate, who doesnt like war.

But other Marvel fans stand behind her list.

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Superheroes and freaky cats: how Captain Marvel rewrote the rules

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From the story behind Nick Furys eyepatch to the rehabilitation of the Skrull, the latest Marvel film has altered comic-book canon in fruitful ways

“If theres one thing we should have been primed for, prior to viewing Captain Marvel, it would be to expect the unexpected. Marvel is a studio that, time and again, has chosen to twist comic-book canon to suit new needs, rather than deliver overly faithful adaptations of the original work.

The addition of the Skrull, a race of alien shape-shifters, to the Marvel universe, prompted predictions that we may ultimately see storylines riffing on the 2008 Secret Invasion storyline, in which various members of the Avengers are replaced by extraterrestrial interlopers. In the comics, the Skrull are usually evil and often bent on invading Earth and taking it for themselves. So the fact that Captain Marvels trailers showed Skrull disguising themselves as human while fighting Carol Danvers (Brie Larson) naturally led observers to suspect they were up to their old tricks.

To twist that narrative on its head and make the Skrull the victims of a race of fascistic alien warriors, the Kree, was the kind of masterstroke that only Marvel could pull off. Any other studio would have faced accusations of subverting canon, but the Disney-owned studio has done such a great job of creating its cinematic universe that it has credit in spades from fans.

We trust that if Marvel has chosen to alter the way the MCU works for the big screen, there must be a good reason. And here, there is: it is the involvement of the Skrull, and the revelation that they are not the bad guys after all, that allows Danvers to escape her straitened existence as a sort of Kree pet and achieve her destiny as Captain Marvel…………………………………………………………….”

Read more: https://www.theguardian.com/film/2019/mar/14/superheroes-freaky-cats-captain-marvel-brie-larson-nick-fury

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Doom Patrol Extended Trailer | DC Universe

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DOOM PATROL reimagines one of DC’s most beloved groups of Super Heroes: Robotman aka Cliff Steele (BRENDAN FRASER), Negative Man aka Larry Trainor (MATT BOMER), Elasti-Woman aka Rita Farr (APRIL BOWLBY) and Crazy Jane (DIANE GUERRERO), led by modern-day mad scientist Niles Caulder aka The Chief (TIMOTHY DALTON). Each member of the Doom Patrol suffered a horrible accident that gave them superhuman abilities, but also left them scarred and disfigured. Traumatized and downtrodden, the team found their purpose through The Chief, coming together to investigate the weirdest phenomena in existence. Following the mysterious disappearance of The Chief these reluctant heroes will find themselves in a place they never expected to be, called to action by none other than Cyborg (JOIVAN WADE), who comes to them with a mission hard to refuse. Part support group, part Super Hero team, the Doom Patrol is a band of superpowered freaks who fight for a world that wants nothing to do with them.

Based on DC characters originally written and drawn by Arnold Drake, Bob Haney and Bruno Premiani #DCUDOOMPATROL premieres February 15.

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