Doesn't it feel so damn good to be a comic book fan? Week after week, dozens upon dozens of new issues flood your local comic book store and suck you into fascinating worlds inhabited by your favorite (and hated) powered beings. For Marvel Comics readers, we know you guys and gals always have a fun time looking forward to the latest adventures of iconic saviors such as Spider-Man, The X-Men, The Guardians of the Galaxy, The Avengers, and a whole host of popular & lesser known characters. If you're in the market to give the Marvel fan you know an amazing gift for their birthday, Christmas, or another gift-giving holiday, the 20 recommendations we have on display here are all worth picking up. And hey, maybe you're just looking to pick up some sweet Marvel goodies for yourself! In either case, here are the 20 best gifts for Marvel fans.
The 20 Best Gifts for Marvel Fans
1. Marvel Encyclopedia, New Edition
Keeping up with the many characters and key happenings within the ever-evolving Marvel Universe feels like a job unto itself. Thankfully, that duty becomes less of a chore thanks to this beautiful biome published by DK. This latest edition of the Marvel Encyclopedia offers detailed facts about iconic superheroes & supervillains and storyline descriptions. So for folks that want a bit of background info on the likes of Iron Man, Thanos, and Deadpool, plus quick breakdowns of universe-spanning events such as "Civil War 2," "Infinity Countdown," and "Secret Empire," this facts-filled book is a must-have.
2. Marvel Year By Year: A Visual History New Edition
Another factoid-filled book that's another worthy pick on our list of the best gifts for Marvel fans is the latest edition of Marvel Year By Year: A Visual History. This book works as both a nice reminder of Marvel's longstanding history & defining books, plus a great primer for comic book first-timers on all the past occurrences that have defined Marvel. More than 80 years of Marvel history are summarized in this book - pages full of striking art, quick threads about the biggest events, and even a cool look into what was happening at the time on a global level during each year. Marvel's successful (and failed) efforts in publishing, movies, and TV across several decades are given plenty of page space here.
By the way, it might be worth getting any or all of these other DK-published books as they're also considered to be even more of the best gifts for Marvel fans:
3. Marvel Studios The Infinity Saga Collector's Edition
Now this 4K Ultra-HD Blu-Ray package is the ultimate gift for not just Marvel fans, but dedicated Marvel Cinematic Universe viewers who'd rather watch their favorite Marvel heroes duke it out with their rivals on the big screen via live-action epics. The Marvel Studios: The Infinity Saga - Collector's Edition Complete Box Set starts with the first Iron Man film and ends with Spider-Man: Far From Home. Plus it comes with bonus discs that provide special documentaries, behind-the-scenes commentary, and so much more regarding the greatest connected storyline in the MCU.
4. Marvel Comics: A Manga Tribute
Marvel Comics fanatics who also happen to be ingrained in the equally exciting worlds of manga & anime will really get a kick out of this one! Marvel Comics: A Manga Tribute offers a new visual take on Marvel's greatest characters and stories thanks to the incredible illustrations put forth by twenty standout Japanese artists. The likes of Yasuhiro Nightow, Akira Himekawa, Peach Momoko, Yusuke Murata, and Yoshitaka Amano offer their drawing expertise here with fresh illustrative takes on Dr. Strange, Rocket Raccoon, Groot, Spider-Gwen and a ton of other fan-favorite characters.
5. Marvel: The Hip-Hop Covers
Hip-hop connoisseurs who are also massive fans of the Marvel Universe will adore the next two picks on our list of the best gifts for Marvel fans. The first volume of Marvel The Hip-Hop Covers features a wide array of exceptional drawings that mash-up Marvel characters with instantly recognizable hip-hop album covers. Some of the greatest hip-hop albums of all time, such as The Notorious B.I.G.'s "Ready to Die" and Eric B. & Rakim's "Paid in Full," get remixed via their covers with the addition of Marvel characters & switched-up album titles.
6. Marvel: The Hip-Hop Covers Vol. 2
Yup, there's a second volume! It's definitely worth seeking out Marvel: The Hip-Hop Covers Vol. 2 since it has the same highly detailed and clever Marvel Comics interpretations of all-timers when it comes to hip-hop albums. The pages in this book will treat you to a bunch of modern-day hip-hop LPs, such as Kanye West's The Life of Pablo and Tyler, The Creator's Goblin, which get some awesome Marvel Comics makeovers. No need to worry, though - old heads who adore the golden age of hip-hop will get to see some Marvel flips of classic hip-hop albums that weren't present in the first volume.
7. Marvel's Spider-Man: Miles Morales Ultimate Edition
Available on: PS5, PS4, PC - Steam
For the Marvel fan who's also an avid gamer, make sure you do them a huge favor if they haven't played any of the PlayStation-exclusive Spider-Man games already. Get him or her Marvel's Spider-Man: Miles Morales Ultimate Edition so they can zip all over New York City in the remastered version of Marvel's Spider-Man and do the same with some electrified powers at their disposal in Marvel's Spider-Man: Miles Morales. This edition makes for a great title worth owning on the PS5, but you can also pick up both games for the Marvel fan you know who owns a PS4 or prefers to become two versions of Spidey on their PC gaming rig.
8. Marvel’s Spider Man-2
Available on: PS5
It's only right that the person you've gifted with the last pick on our list gets treated to the official sequel to Marvel's Spider-Man! Marvel's Spider-Man 2 features both Peter Parker and Miles Morales in an expanded version of New York that needs their combined superhero abilities to save it once again. On the villain front, Kraven the Hunter and Venom rise up to make the lives of those two lovable neighborhood Spidey's a difficult one. This sequel is simply amazing (pun fully intended), which makes it the perfect option for PS5 owners who can't get enough of good old Spider-Man.
9. Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy
Available on: PS5, Xbox Series X|S, PS4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, PC - Steam, Epic Games Store
Prior to launch, everyone figured this game would be a massive disappointment just like Marvel's Avengers due to the similar art styles of both games and the flow of the action on display in each trailer. But to everyone's surprise, Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy emerged as a better-than-expected single-player spacefaring adventure with a whole lot of heart, comedy, and genuinely exciting moments. As Peter Quill aka "Star-Lord," players will need to put his elemental blasters to good use during intense battles fought alongside his teammates Gamora, Rocket Raccoon, Groot, and Drax the Destroyer. Team-based attacks backed up by classic 80s tunes bring a fun vibe to all the shooting, slamming, and slicing this game brings to the forefront.
10. LEGO Avengers Tower
We have a strong gut feeling that you know a Marvel fan who's addicted to building out impressive LEGO dioramas of their favorite characters and landmarks. So for this next selection on our list of the best gifts for Marvel fans, we're going to showcase one of the cooler LEGO Marvel models worth adding to anyone's collection. The LEGO Avengers Tower is an awe-inspiring structure that comes with 5,201 pieces and 31 Minifigures that properly bring it to life. This LEGO tower is the ultimate showpiece for Marvel fans who want to blow everyone's minds as soon as they enter their room full of custom-built LEGO wonders.
11. LEGO Marvel Infinity Gauntlet
"Fun Isn’t Something One Considers When Balancing The Universe. But This… Does Put A Smile On My Face." THAT BOY THANOS BE SPITTIN', BOY! One of the best comic book supervillains of all time and the biggest threat to the combined forces of the MCU during "The Infinity Saga" got immortalized in LEGO form thanks to this cool showpiece figurine. LEGO Marvel Infinity Gauntlet lets fans build up Thanos's infamous weapon of galactic destruction, embed a few "Infinity Stones" into it, and stand it up for everyone's fellow comic book heads to gawk at. There are plenty of more awesome LEGO Marvel figurines to check out, which you can do right here.
12. Marvel Legends Series Doctor Strange Premium Role Play Eye of Agamotto Electronic Talisman
Dr. Strange's iconic "Eye of Agamotto" talisman is great for both Marvel Comics fans who love to put their physical goodies on display and cosplayers who want to bring an extra air of authenticity to their getup. You can actually open up the center slot, slip in the green stone that comes with this cool piece of gear, and stare in awe as it illuminates a nice bright green glow every time you open it.
13. Arcade1Up X-Men Four-Player Arcade Machine (With Riser & Stool)
Let's head back into the realm of gaming for these next two recommendations on our list of the best gifts for Marvel fans! Arcade1Up is best known for creating officially licensed arcade cabinets that can fit in homes. On the Marvel Comics side of things, you can pick up some classic game compilations. The first one we want to highlight here is the X-Men Four-Player Arcade Machine, which comes packaged with a riser that makes it even taller and a stool to sit on while one plays it. The titles included in this cabinet include the classic X-Men beat 'em up and Captain America and The Avengers. Both games can actually be played online for some co-op superhero escapades!
14. Arcade1UP Marvel VS Capcom II Arcade Machine
Now this Arcade1Up is another home cabinet that caters to Marvel Comics fans who just so happen to addicted to fighting games. Just like the last pick on our list, it's possible to take any of the multiplayer games included on this cabinet online for some heated matches. The collection of eight games included here is legendary, folks - X-Men: Mutant Apocalypse, Marvel Super Heroes in War of the Gems, X-Men: Children of the Atom, Marvel Super Heroes, X-Men vs. Street Fighter, Marvel Super Heroes vs. Street Fighter, Marvel vs. Capcom, and Marvel vs. Capcom 2.
15. Any Marvel Funko Pop! Figurine
Anytime you walk into a store that caters to the wide and wonderful world of geekdom, we're sure you've come across rows and rows of Funko Pop! collectibles for every sort of movie, anime, TV show, video game, and any other popular franchise imaginable. Of course, there's a huge collection of Funko Pop! figurines dedicated to the overarching Marvel Universe. For the Marvel fan in your life, you have plenty of options to choose from to make them forever thankful. Some of the best ones we've laid eyes on include Mighty Thor from Thor: Love and Thunder, Spider-Man India from Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse, and an alternate Spider-Man that's adorned in an ugly Christmas sweater.
16. Any Marvel Legends Action Figure
The most highly detailed action figures we've laid eyes on come straight from Hasbro's lineup of Legends Series. From that collection comes a bunch of bonafide winners when you're in the market for the best gifts for Marvel fans! Hasbro has produced action figures that are inspired by Marvel Comics' published material, the MCU films & TV shows, and classic cartoons. Some of the ones we've fell in love with are the Chasm, Warrior Gamora, Moon Knight, and Apocalypse figurines.
17. Marvel Comics Oversized Fleece Throw Blanket
It's gonna get chilly once the holidays come around! For the Marvel fan in your life whose in the market for a new blanket that'll keep them all warm and cozy, you got to pick this Marvel Comics-inspired oversized fleece throw blanket that's adorned by a bunch of iconic comic book covers. Those covers features the likes of The Avengers, Spider-Man, Luke Cage, Ghost Rider, and so many more worshipped Marvel characters.
18. UNO Flip! Marvel Card Game
"UNO!" Whenever that phrase is uttered during the classic card game, you're either the one saying it with so much glee or the one being forced to hear it from a player who you swear has been cheating the whole time. Either way, it's definitley worth picking up the UNO Flip! Marvel edition that features double-sided cards (one side with a hero and one side with a villain) and a special set of rules that changes up the traditional UNO! card game formula.
19. Any Marvel T-Shirt
Comic books fans have drip! Don't let anyone tell you otherwise. Marvel has a near limitless array of officially licensded T-Shirts that will make any fan look a million times cooler once they hit up a convetion with it on. The ones that look the best to us are the Marvel Men's Avengers Comics Crew T-Shirt, Marvel Men's Guardians of The Galaxy Groot Today I Feel Adult T-Shirt Tee, Marvel Men's Amazing Spider-Man T-Shirt, and the Marvel Ultimate Periodic Table Of Elements Graphic Short Sleeve T-Shirt.
20. Bioworld Marvel Avengers Men's 12 Days of Socks Crew and Ankle Character Designs 12-Pack
So you've picked up a cool Marvel Comics T-Shirt for your buddy. Now you gotta get them something equally for their feet! So for our final slection on this list of the best gifts for Marvel fans, go ahead and bring them this special box set of BioWorld Marvel Avengers socks that sport some of the coolest designs dedicated to the world's mightiest heroes!
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