First let me share what my personal wish list was for this past Christmas:
Wal-E 3-Disc edition DVD
Man of Rock: A Biography of Joe Kubert by Bill Schelly
The Extraordinary Works of Alan Moore - Indispensible Edition edited by George Khoury and published by TwoMorrows Publishing (http://towmorrows.com)
Showcase Presents: Superman Family and Legion of Super-Heroes both vol. II
Various action figures from Acme Comics in Longwood, Florida (http://acme-superstore.com) including various members of the Legion of Super-Heroes, The Tick, Planetary and silver age Superman figures.
For Superman fans, or friends and family members of Superman fans, what follows is a list of Superman collected editions for gift ideas. This is not a complete list. To get a more complete list, go to the DC Comics web site (http://dccomics.com/dcu/graphic_novels/) or Chris Marshall's web site and podcast Collected Comics Library (http://www.collectedcomicslibrary.com). He provides an excellent resource of collected editions published by all comic book companies.
Various Superman editions of Showcase Presents, black and white reprint editions:
Superman - 4 volumes, Superman Family - 2 volumes, Supergirl - 2 volumes, World's Finest - 2 volumes, Legion of Super-Heroes - 2 volumes
Superman Chronicles - Superman stories collected in chronological order of publication, printed in color - 5 volumes
Archive editions, hardback editions of the various Superman titles:
Superman in Action Comics - 5 volumes, Superman - 7 volumes, Superman in World's Finest Comics - 1 volume, World's Finest Comics - 3 volumes and Superman: The Man of Tomorrow (collecting silver age stories) - 2 volumes.
Legion of Super-Heroes - 12 volumes
Trade paperback collections of recent Superman storylines:
Superman: Escape From Bizarro World
Superman: The Third Kryptonian
Superman and the Legion of Super-Heroes
Superman: Camelot Falls vol. I & II
Superman: 3-2-1 Action
Recent Legion of Super-Heroes collected editions:
Enemy Rising and Quest For Cosmic Boy
Legion of Super-Heroes:1050 Years of the Future (a best of the Legion trade paperback)
Trade paperback collections of recent Superman / Batman storylines:
Vengence, The Enemies Among Us, Torment and the Search For Kryptonite
Other trade paperbacks of interest:
The Greatest Superman Stories Ever Told, 2 volumes
Superman In The Forties and editions for each of the following decades through the Eighties.
Superman Vs. editions involving Lex Luthor, Brainiac and Flash
Superman For All Seasons
All-Star Superman vol. I (vol. II will be available on February 11, 2009 as of this posting)
I hope this serves as a help for gift ideas, not just for Christmas, but for special ocasions in 2009.
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