Hear that? That right there, readers, is the sound of Xmas tunes on an endless loop at every retail store in the near vicinity, the gentle "ahhh" that comes from that first drop of hot apple cider touching tongues, the crunch of fresh snow, the sound of sleigh bells jingling, ring ting tingling, too.
But that other sound, that's the sound of countless people freaking the heck out over trying to figure out what to purchase their loved ones for the holidays.
Yes, it's that special time of year when the holiday season sends everyone into a shopping frenzy. We're all about the spirit of giving, but the question of just what to give is a mean little bugger that cause even the strongest of us to cry like babies sitting on a grouchy mall Santa’s lap. But rest easy, friends. Thankfully, when it comes to geeky gifts, DC Entertainment has got you covered.
There's been a lot of great items that hit stores this year, and we're going to highlight a few of them to help alleviate some of your holiday headaches with 5.2 DCE Gifts to Give this Holiday Season!
1. DC Entertainment Graphic Novels
We've all tried to convert, er, share with our friends the awesomeness of comics at some point or another. The holidays present a unique opportunity because it's the perfect excuse to gift some graphic novels no questions asked. Longtime readers may already be familiar with the breadth of the line, but if you're unsure where to start, we suggest taking a look at our DC Entertainment Essential Graphic Novels catalogue. Inside lists a ton of graphic novels suggestions both from DC Comics and Vertigo.
2. Arrow Season 1
If you've been watching Arrow this season, the show has continued its climb in excellence, introducing new villains and most recently a future famous hero from the DCU. From the great cast to fantastic action to the awesomeness that is John Barrowman, Arrow Season 1 is the perfect gift for a friend looking to enter the live-action super hero world on a serial basis.
3. Man of Steel
Meanwhile, for live-action super hero fans that like it big screen, big budget style, there's the recently released Man of Steel on DVD/Blu-Ray. Starring Henry Cavill as the titular hero, Amy Adams as Lois Lane, and Michael Shannon as General Zod (whose ending fight sequence with Superman is a sight to behold), it's the perfect gift to pump you up for the upcoming sequel featuring the Dark Knight and now Wonder Woman!
4. Justice League: The Flashpoint Paradox
Of course there are fans that enjoy their adventures with a more animated flare. The DC Universe Animated Original Movies line has a number of fantastic installments—from original tales like Justice League: Crisis on Two Earths to adaptations like Batman: The Dark Knight Returns. Most recently there was Justice League: The Flashpoint Paradox, which we previously raved about, and which serves as a perfect lead in to the upcoming Justice League: War.