DKN Reviews the DC Holiday Gift Guide

“It’s the most wonderful time of the year,” as the holiday song says! And what better way to celebrate that Dark Knight or Clown Prince fan in your life than with a gift from this year’s DC Holiday Gift Guide? Our writers have picked some of their favorites. and hopefully they will be your favorites too.

Art of DC Comics Bombshells Reviewed by Kevin Gunn
Art of DC Comics Bombshells
Iconic DC Comics characters Wonder Woman, Harley Quinn, Catwoman and others channel their inner Betty Page in this 200 page book. The “Bombshells” line has a world-renowned following since the debut of the statues in 2011. Artist Ant Lucia vividly depicts these characters with a retro-1940s flair. Now you can bring the  Art of DC Comics Bombshells to your lair, “puddin’!”

You can pick one up at Amazon, Barnes & Noble, or Target.

 

 

 

 

Batgirl of Burnside Deluxe Action Figure Reviewed by Logan Cooley
Batgirl of Burnside
The DC Icons line introduces the Batgirl of Burnside deluxe action figure. At 5.75″ she has over 2 dozen points of articulation, with interchangeable hands, head, and cape. The figure also comes with a grapple gun, and includes a motorbike that doubles as a stand. A solid choice for fans Batgirl, or anyone looking to add to their collection.

Get yours at Amazon and the DC Entertainment Shop.

 

 

Batman Arkham Knight Batgirl & Oracle 2-Pack Reviewed by Tyler Harris

Batman Arkham Knight Batgirl Oracle 2 Pack
Can’t get enough of the Batman: Arkham video games? Can’t get enough of DC’s beautifully crafted figurines? Then this is the gift for you! Straight from the final installment of the hugely successful game series, this two-pack of figurines showcases Barbara Gordon as both Batgirl and Oracle based on her designs from Batman: Arkham Knight. For fans of the series, or even just fans of Barbara herself, this is a must have item, and it will make a fine addition to any collection!

If you want this figure in time for the holidays, you have to order it from the DC Entertainment Shop. After that, you can get it at Amazon and the Big Bad Toy Store.

 

 

 

Batman Arkham VR for PlayStation Reviewed by Eric Lee

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Playstation has given Bat-fans the opportunity to experience being Batman in this virtual reality game. Once you dawn the Playstation VR headset and hold onto the move controllers, you can suit up, check the Batcave computers, solve crimes, or throw a Batarang around. This is the closest we will get to becoming Batman without dressing up in a rubber mask and cape, while leaping off of rooftops.

The Batman Arkham VR is available now at Best Buy, Game Stop and Target.

 

 

 

 

 

Batman Noir: The Killing Joke Reviewed by Eric Lee

Batman Noir The Killing JokeIf you do not already own a copy of the critically-praised graphic novel by Alan Moore and Brian Bolland, then this remastered hardcover is for you. If you do already own the colored version, then this black-and-white edition is for you too! Bolland’s beautiful art in black and white sets a very stark tone that makes for a more chilling time rereading “The Killing Joke”. If you are interested to see how much coloring can affect your reading experience, then this is hardcover is for you!

Available now at Barnes & Noble, Comixology, and your local comic book shop.

 

 

 

 

 

Batman/Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Vol. 1 Reviewed by Tyler Harris

batmanteenage-mutant-ninja-turtles-vol-1It’s the comic book crossover that fans have been talking about all year, and it’s finally here in a beautiful collected edition for your reading pleasure – Batman/TMNT! Featuring the amazing team of James Tynion IV and Freddie Williams II, jump on board for a crossover like you’ve never seen before as the dark world of Gotham meets the slightly less-dark world of the IDW’s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles! Don’t miss out on this sensational event and grab your copy today at Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Target and your local comic book shop!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice Action Figures Reviewed by Kevin Gunn

Relive your favorite moments from Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice with these beautifully crafted action figures. These figures stands 6.88″ (Superman) and 7.13″ tall (Armored Batman) with 36 points of articulation and accessories. Armored Batman has interchangeable hands, grenade launcher/grenade, grapple gun and articulated base. Superman’s accessories include an interchangeable head, interchangeable hands and articulated base. Armored Batman and Superman are available at the DC Entertainment Shop.

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Batman: Dark Knight Returns Last Crusade Reviewed by Eric Lee

batman-dark-knight-returns-last-crusadeFrank Miller and Brian Azzarello return to the Dark Knight universe to pen this prestige format prequel comic. With breathtaking art by John Romita, Jr., the comic chronicles the fate of Jason Todd and an aging Batman as they fight the likes of Poison Ivy and Killer Croc on their quest to find a newly-escaped Joker. How does it all end for the dynamic duo?

You can find this book at Amazon and Barnes & Noble, but it will not ship until December 20, 2016.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Batman: The Animated Series Figures and Vehicles Reviewed by Kevin Gunn

Batman: The Animated Series still leaves an indelible mark on fans even today. Show your enduring love for this series with action figures and vehicles. The deluxe Batmobile’s features include light-up headlights, brakes and engine; it also includes Batman and Robin action figures with cloth capes. The Batwing swopes in at an impressive 37″ long, and also includes battery-powered interior lights/light up exhaust and a slide-open cockpit canopy which can hold two 6″ action figures. And since it is the holiday season, what BTAS collection would be complete without a “Christmas With The Joker” Joker action figure? Get your Batman: The Animated Series figures and vehicles at Amazon and the DC Entertainment Shop.

Batman: The Killing Joke Deluxe Edition Reviewed by Tyler Harris

batman-tkj-box-art-3dBatman: The Killing Joke is perhaps one of the most critically acclaimed graphic novels – and Batman stories – of all time, so naturally it was fitting for DC Entertainment to enter it into their acclaimed animated universe! Presented in a wonderful limited edition gift pack just in time for the holiday season, fans can pick up their Blu-ray, DVD and Digital copies of this film all wrapped nicely into one gorgeous case featuring art from Brian Bolland. But that’s not all! Also packaged into this gift set is a beautifully crafted Joker figurine that no Bat-Fan can afford to go without! Available at Amazon and Best Buy.

 

 

 

 

 

Brass Batman Statue Reviewed by Tyler Harris

brass_batman_statueBat-Fans: it’s time to bust out those giant pennies and get your gloved hands one of the hottest Batman collectibles to hit the shelves in recent years! Coming in at 36 lb. and 20″ tall, this perennial brass statue of your favorite Caped Crusader is a must-have for any Batcave or movie room out there! You better get it quick – only 100 of these  lovelies are being made! Get yours at Amazon or the DC Entertainment Shop.

 

 

 

 

 

 

DC Comics Designer Series Action Figures by Darwyn Cooke Reviewed by Eric Lee

The late, great Darwyn Cooke has created amazing art over his storied career with his cartoony and lush style. Even as he has past on, DC still celebrates his art with their DC Designers Series featuring stylized collectible action figure renditions of your favorite DC characters. Wave 2 contains Flash, John Stewart Green Lantern, Wonder Woman, and Catwoman. The figures are approximately 6.75″ tall, and available at Amazon and the Big Bad Toy Store.

DC Comics Coloring Books for Adults Reviewed by Kevin Gunn

DC Comics characters, artistic black and white graphics on premium paper, what’s not to love about these DC Comics Coloring Books for adults? Choose from Mad Love featuring Harley Quinn, Green Arrow, Wonder Woman and others. You choose the character, and you choose the medium. Color with crayons, or color with markers. Be about order (like a super hero) and stay in the lines, or get a little messy (like a super villain) and color outside of the lines. Don’t worry, we won’t judge! Pick yours up at Amazon.

DC Plush Pets Reviewed by Logan Cooley

DC Pets Plushies are here, and they are adorable! Cuddle up with Ace the bat hound, the joyful Joker-fish, and Osito Bane’s child hood teddy bear. Each plush is about 9″ tall, and are ideal for the little ones. I know one little bat-fan that’s already excited about these cuties. You can find these cuties at Amazon, Big Bad Toy Store and DC Entertainment Shop.

DC Rebirth Omnibus Reviewed by Eric Lee

dc_rebirth_omnibusThe DC Rebirth initiative has been a successful coup for DC Comics with its return to legacy and back-to-the-basics approach. Perfect for new readers or returning fans, experience the Rebirth from the beginning with this 568 page tome that collects all of the Rebirth one-shots, including “DC Universe Rebirth”. Created by some of the industry’s top talent, this massive ominbus will give fans some enjoyable reading material over their holiday break, while enticing new fans to the DC brand. Available at Amazon, Barnes & Noble, or your local comic book shop.

 

 

 

 

 

DC Super Hero Girls Reviewed by Tyler Harris

For all of you younger DC fans out there wondering what comic book goodies you can get your hands on this Christmas, worry not! DC Entertainment have released two original graphic novels based on the critically acclaimed “DC Super Hero Girls” web series featuring all of your favorite female heroes, including Wonder Woman, Supergirl and Batgirl with a third planned for early 2017. So what better time to get on board than now? Also inlcuded is the original animated movie titled “Hero of the Year” based on the series. This DVD will make a perfect stocking stuffer this holiday season. Get yours at Amazon, DC Entertainment Shop and Target.

Harley Quinn Statues Reviewed by Logan Cooley

Harley Quinn has been an iconic face from her introduction, and these 7″ statues are no exception. The black, red, and white holiday statue comes decorated with gift wrapped hammer, and bomb. Designed by Amanda Conner, and sculpted by Paul Harding. The Arkham Asylum statue recreates her goth/nurse look from the legendary video game. Sculptor by Jack Mathews’ portrayal of Harley carrying out Joker’s devious plot is an excellent idea for gamers and collectors. Available now at Amazon, Big Bad Toy Store and DC Entertainment Shop.

Suicide Squad Statues Reviewed by Logan Cooley

The Suicide Squad statues are coming just in time for the holiday season, and will make a great gift for avid collectors, as well as fans of the series. Each figure stands 12″ tall, and have impeccable attention to detail. From subtle veins, and textured materials to the spot on facial expressions. It’s easy to see the amount of effort put into each one. The set includes the Joker, Harley Quinn, Deadshot, Katana, Killer Croc, and Boomerang. Order your own Task Force X at Amazon, Big Bad Toy Store and DC Entertainment Shop.

Are you excited about this year’s DC Holiday Gift Guide? Then leave your comments below! And look for us on social media!

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Kevin Gunn

Kevin is married with 4 children and 4 grandchildren. He loves all things related to DC Comics, even those movies that get a bad rep like "Batman & Robin" and "Catwoman." Kevin began writing for our sister site, DC Comics News, in 2015 as a Staff Writer. His passion for scripting stories caught the eye of the editorial staff, and earned him a position as Assistant Editor. Recently, Kevin became the Editor in Chief of Dark Knight News. He has a degree in Communication from the University of Louisville. His favorite DC hero and villain are Black Lightning (though Batman is a close second) and Black Manta respectively. Kevin tries to exemplify being a hero everyday by helping others. Something interesting about him: he was a contestant on "Wheel of Fortune." Follow Kevin on Twitter - @captsigma