One Stop Shopping

My current obsession, which is now your current obsession, is comic books. I’ve skipped my way through this world for the last month or two.  Still a novice in this area so please keep that in mind and make comments as needed.  However,  you will soon realize that I am right and we will just move on.

Unless you are RoboKnight in Africa, you know it is Christmastime. Maybe you have bought all your gifts  and want an extra bonus item for your giftees. Or you haven’t bought a single thing. Or you are strapped for cash. I am going to give you a list of some awesome first issues to one stop shop this baby. Maybe you will have enough leftover to  Treat Yo Self.
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It is like giving a half of line of cocaine but you can act like it is a gift to have them walk their own ass to the comic book store. Excitement and exercise! That is a bonus gift! See you are giving two things.

All of these recommendations are based off of me reading the 1st issue.  My views might be skewed but I am the judge. You get your own blog post or feel the wrath of my gavel. Christmas Vivi is angry.

Velvet by Ed Brubaker and Steve Epting
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Mother
She may watch the Bond movies and say she only stays for Daniel Craig, Sean Connery, and I guess Roger Moore.   Introduce her to a Bond-like story that features a kick-ass older woman at the forefront.

Fatale by Ed Brubaker and Sean Phillips
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Dad
I just realized I Brubakered your parents. They can share too! Mega double bonus gifts! He loves all those film noir movies and  does a horrible Edward G Robinson impression. The first issue has all that feel and while it could veer off into other areas it ain’t going to be some story about men in tights.

100 Bullets by Brian Azzarello and Eduardo Risso
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Boyfriend
Seriously Pulp Fiction like bad assery.  And the breasts drawn in here are perfect. It also could be a great story for a Grand Theft Auto game.

New Deadwardians by Dan Abnett and I.N.J. Culbard
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Girlfriend
She loves Sherlock, secretly watches Twilight and sits through or loves Walking Dead. This is a great combination of all of those with the Downton Abbey sensibility too.

Hawkeye by Matt Fraction and David Aja and Javier Pulido

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Teen Brother
If he is a good brother, he loves the Avengers. There have been multiple movies and stories about the Hulk, Iron Man, Thor but nothing talking about the off time of Hawkeye. A Hawkeye for the new age and it is so great and picks up right after the Avengers movie.  If he is kind of dumb maybe put a “do not try this at home” warning for him.

Lazarus by Greg Rucka and Michael Lark
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Teen Sister
She probably loves the Hunger Games so this is another dystopian society featuring a bad-ass chick that probably has some humanity in her. If she is in her Sylvia Plath phase (do teen girls still do that?) then this is a real Lady Lazarus.

Transmetropolitan by Warren Ellis and Darick Robertson
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Crazy Hippie Uncle/Aunt
They will find some similarities, make Hunter S Thompson references. Maybe they will tell you some crazy stories about being on drugs (since you don’t have any yourself because you would never. Ever).  This one is so much fun so maybe they will let you borrow it or you will buy another copy for yourself.

Invincible by Robert Kirkman and Cory Walker
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The quirky but not too jaded friend
A teen superhero with some humor and fun. It is light and like a grown up version of the Incredibles. If you are like me and loved Kirkman when he appeared on the Nerdist and want to support him but are burnt out on zombie stuff, then this is perfect.

Girls by Jonathan and Joshua Luna
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The jaded friend
I honestly don’t know where this is headed if it is normal or supernatural in the end. But there are girls (as the title states) and seems to want to go somewhere interesting. I am ready for issue two and hopefully they will be also.

Pretty Deadly by Kelly Sue DeConnick and Emma Rios
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Everyone
You really should give this one along with the one listed above. Everyone should read this book. Just start handing it out on the streets.

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