The holidays are upon us. Here at Laughing Ogre we try and make your life a little easier with our 2011 Gift Guide. Since our entire selection of showcase books are on sale for 20% and those make the perfect gift for someone just getting started with comics. Over the next few days we’ll be posting suggestions for those “hard to buy for” individuals. All of these suggestions are 15% off and is not cumulative with your discount. This is the “Best of the Rest”:
Walking Dead Omnibus HC Vol. 1
This deluxe hardcover features the first 24 issues of the hit series along with the covers for the issues all in one massive, oversized slip-cased volume. Perfect for long time fans, new readers, and anyone needing a heavy object with which to fend off The Walking Dead. Collects THE WALKING DEAD #1-24.
Parker Martini ED HC
Darwyn Cooke’s first two Parker books, The Hunter and The Outfit, are collected in a tremendous, special oversized hardcover edition-with an ADDITIONAL 65 pages of Darwyn Cooke content-including a BRAND NEW story and a beautiful slipcase!
Hellboy Library HC Vol. 1 Seed of Destruction
Since Mike Mignola’s Hellboy first hit the stands in 1993, it has become a cultural sensation, racking up a dozen Eisner Awards and inspiring numerous spinoffs, from a novel line, to video games, to feature films. Now, Dark Horse is pleased to present the comics that started it all, collected in deluxe hardcover editions. Sized at a generous 9″ x 12″, and handsomely bound to match
Absolute Death HC
From the pages of Newbery Medal winner Neil Gaiman’s THE SANDMAN comes the young, pale, perky, fan-favorite character Death in a new Absolute Edition collecting her solo adventures! Featuring the miniseries DEATH: THE HIGH COST OF LIVING #1-3 in which Death befriends a teenager and helps a 250-year old homeless woman find her missing heart. Also included is the DEATH: THE TIME OF YOUR LIFE 3-issue miniseries featuring the story of a rising star in the music world wrestling with revealing her true sexual orientation just as her lover is lured into Death’s imminent realm. And so much more.
Invincible HC Ultimate Collection
Get in on the ground floor! This massive hardcover collects the first 13 issues of Robert Kirkman’s Eisner-Nominated super-hero, along with all the extras from the first three trade paperback volumes and even more on top of that! Invincible: The Ultimate Collection, Volume 1 is a can’t-miss for anyone who’s wanted to start reading Invincible, but needed an easier way to start from the beginning.
Absolute Promethea HC Vol. 1
ABC. Alan Moore’s entrancing masterpiece is collected for the first time in oversized, Absolute format featuring the spectacular art of J.H. Williams III. The first of three ABSOLUTE PROMETHEA slipcased collections, this volume collects PROMETHEA #1-12! Discover the stories that introduced Sophie Bangs, an ordinary college student in a weirdly futuristic New York, whose life will be changed by her research into the mythical warrior woman known as Promethea!
Bone One Volume Color 20th Anniversary Slipcased Ed.
After being run out of Boneville, the three Bone cousins, Fone Bone, Phoney Bone and Smiley Bone are separated and lost in a vast uncharted desert. One by one they find their way into a deep forested valley filled with wonderful and terrifying creatures. It will be the longest – but funniest – year of their lives. This special 20th Anniversary hardcover edition of the “One-Volume” collection of Jeff Smith’s entire Bone series is presented in full-color, and includes an illustrated slipcase.