Any true nerd, any certified Batmaniac or Marvel True Believer, will undoubtedly have a holiday wishlist full of comic books, graphic novels, and superhero-related merchandise. Shopping for the geeks on your list can usually be accomplished with a single trip to your local comic shop, where there’s never any shortage of nerdity. While the single-minded obsession of the comic book fan makes us an easy person to buy for, it can also make it difficult to give gifts to others. How can we, as pop culture outsiders, reach out to a more mainstream crowd in order to brighten their holiday seasons with thoughtful presents and stocking stuffers?
The good news is, it’s not really necessary to stray too far from your nerdy roots to find the perfect gift for a special someone. Comic books and graphic novels have never been a more diverse medium, and 2016 just so happened to be yet another banner year for the four-color page. No matter who will be on the receiving end of your charitable endeavors, this list is sure to provide you with easy gift ideas like one-shot comics that will both make their day AND help bring them closer to your own geeky, geeky world. Keep reading to find out the best comics to give as gifts.