Doug: Well? What did you get along the lines of products interesting to your fellow Bronze Age Babies? Today we're going to brag on the geeky gifts bestowed upon us by our loved ones.
Doug: In the "strange but true" category, I did not receive any Hallmark ornaments for the comic book tree this year. I really can't tell you when the last time was that I could say that. But it's fine -- there weren't any that I wanted. But, if I see one at half price here in the post-Christmas clear-out I may break down and pick one up for myself. What I did get were two tpbs: The Infinity Gauntlet by Jim Starlin, George Perez, and Ron Lim, and Justice by Alex Ross, Jim Krueger, and Doug Braithwaite. I also received the 2013 edition of the Overstreet Comic Book Price Guide. It's been many a'year since I estimated the value of my collection, and as I'm still strongly considering selling it in some fashion I wanted to know a rough idea of what dealers would command for the books I own. My mom bought me two pairs of socks -- a Superman-colored blue pair with the "S" shield at the top, and a black pair with the Batman logo at the top. Lastly, my boys bought me the Marvel t-shirt you see pictured -- it's a great shirt, nice and soft!
Karen: I got some wonderful things for Christmas, but most of them were not at all comics-related. I did however get the book I had on my wishlist, Star Trek: The Art of Juan Ortiz and it is fabulous! I spent at least an hour on Christmas day poring over that book, and certainly will spend some more time this weekend. The graphic design elements are very cool and it's fun seeing how Ortiz incorporates certain images (like the Enterprise's saucer-shaped hull) repeatedly into the posters, but in different ways.
Karen: I also got a really goofy and cool (not to mention hefty) Frankenstein Monster mug/stein! My husband knows me all too well. I'll be taking good care of this baby, as I drink my tea, soda, and what have you out of Frankie's big green noggin!
Karen: So spill -what cool stuff did you get?
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