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Initial post: Jan 25, 2012, 8:58:34 AM PST
H. Pinon says:
im trying to get a gift for her and i want it to be a comic. im thinking of giving her daytripper. what other comics would make a good gift for someone who doesnt read comics?

Posted on Jan 25, 2012, 10:44:08 AM PST
-Sandman by Neil Gaiman.
-From Hell (the graphic novel is sooooo much better than the already pretty good movie)

Posted on Jan 25, 2012, 11:09:20 AM PST
Art Franklin says:
Are there any characters she likes in movies/cartoons/anime/video games that have made their way into comics or manga?

She will appreciate a gift that takes into account her interests. For example, if she plays anything like D&D she will laugh at Knights of the Dinner Table.

Posted on Jan 25, 2012, 11:24:35 AM PST
I also suggest making sure that she actually wants to read something. If you have any of the above mentioned titles, maybe ask if she wants to read a single issue. If she likes the issue, THEN buy a TPB.

Posted on Jan 25, 2012, 5:52:57 PM PST
Esgaldil says:
Scott Pilgrim




Posted on Jan 25, 2012, 6:28:57 PM PST
Go with Stardust.

Posted on Feb 11, 2012, 12:13:03 PM PST
Sandman, Fables, Strangers in Paradise, Madman, Y The Last Man, Scott Pilgrim, iZombie, Walking Dead. Watchmen may be iffy, I think you have to have an appreciation of the superhero genre and how Moore turns that on its head. Stardust is a good pick for something that's completely self-contained and not part of a larger tale.

Posted on Feb 13, 2012, 4:43:24 AM PST
Unleashed says:
Here are some great funny books for women -- they are meant to bust chops a little bit. Great gift... you may get a slap or laugh. All 99 cents on Kindle

You Know you Shop Too Much When... (The Unleashed "You Know"Series)

You Know you are a Bad Cook When (The Unleashed "You Know"Series)

You Know you Act Like a Diva When... (The Unleashed "You Know" Series)
You Know you are a Bad Driver When... (The Unleashed "You Know"Series)

Posted on Mar 7, 2012, 3:24:20 PM PST
Last edited by the author on Mar 8, 2012, 10:41:14 AM PST
S. Kelly says:
If you have confrontation issues and are actually looking for an easy way out of the relationship I would say "The Filth".

Posted on Mar 9, 2012, 12:06:00 AM PST
Bone, she'll find it cute (worked for me).

Posted on Mar 10, 2012, 12:20:10 AM PST
Last edited by the author on Mar 10, 2012, 12:26:07 AM PST
Kind of impossible to say without knowing her age and other interests (particularly in the entertainment media). Is she a reader in general? What kinds of movies and TV shows does she like? Unless it's supposed to be a big surprise, just drag her along on an unscheduled "impulse" stop at a comic book shop and let her browse, but of course also ask the staff to assist in helping recommend something (where the clerk can engage her in a little Q&A, and she can scan various recommendations until she finds something that clicks with her). Could be almost anything from Archie to manga to Vertigo, to an extremely idiosyncratic alternative-independent title from Fantagraphics. I'm kind of assuming here that she's expressed no real interest in superheroes, since if that were the case you wouldn't be asking.

Posted on Mar 11, 2012, 9:15:07 PM PDT
Last edited by the author on Mar 11, 2012, 9:15:58 PM PDT
Adam B. says:
You really have to provide her interests. We can't just assume she'll love a Batman story if she hates superhero stuff. All we know right now is that she's a girl. That is hardly enough to go on...unfortunately, comics aren't for everyone.

Posted on Mar 12, 2012, 7:37:44 AM PDT
Last edited by the author on Mar 12, 2012, 7:42:42 AM PDT
MAR2D2 says:
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In reply to an earlier post on Mar 20, 2012, 5:25:41 PM PDT
Diana says:
Angry nerd who hates women alert!! *rings giant bell*

Wake up dude - lots of girls like comics! Also, insinuating women are less "intelligent" or capable of expending effort than men has actually scientifically been disproven. Women have repeatedly been proven of equal intelligence to men and even better in some fields (just as men inherently are statistically better in some areas due to differences in male/female brain design). Women graduate from college at a higher rate than men as well and have been proven in studies to have a higher tolerance for pain. So yah, it's not 1957 anymore. If you EVER plan to get any, learn to NOT TALK. Master the hot mute thing, a la Nick in The Stand. Avoid typing too. In fact maybe just get a blow up doll now.

Posted on Mar 20, 2012, 5:31:19 PM PDT
Esgaldil says:
On the other hand, that old saw about feminists not having a sense of humour is holding up pretty well...

In reply to an earlier post on Mar 20, 2012, 5:31:31 PM PDT
Diana says:
If she likes quirky stuff try Love & Rockets or Tank Girl. If she is more into non-fiction try Optic Nerve by Adrian Tomine (you can get Shortcomings, a few issues of Optic Nerve made into a trade - these issues linked together, usually they do not and the characters don't carry over so it doesn't matter if you read them out of order) or Blankets. If she's into horror something like Hack Slash, Wormwood: Gentleman Corpse, or Death: The High Cost of Living (Sandman character spin off).

In reply to an earlier post on Mar 20, 2012, 5:34:13 PM PDT
Last edited by the author on Mar 20, 2012, 5:37:37 PM PDT
Diana says:
Dude failed miserably if he was trying to be funny. I'm actually one of the hardest to offend people I know. The Nerd Who Can't Get a Girl So He Hates All Women thing seems to be a pretty common trend in comic culture...

Posted on Mar 20, 2012, 8:00:19 PM PDT
Epic fail as sarcasm, yeah. But while we can probably assume Diana is a woman, how do we know MAR2D2 is a dude? Maybe just a cryptically ironic feminist... Sarcasm just doesn't work on the internet, especially without emoticons to render a clue.

In reply to an earlier post on Mar 21, 2012, 10:33:32 AM PDT
Art Franklin says:
MAR2D2s joke is off because women of course expend effort or intelligence. It would have been funnier if he said that women are genetically incapable of enjoying something that involves abstract imagination.

Because while I enjoy spending time with nonpractical females that love to exercise their imagination and creativity, they are indeed rarer in our society as evidenced by the ratio of nail salons to comic shops/book stores/record stores/toy stores/hobby shops in our society. Of course, I'm not a misogynist so I attribute that to culture rather than some sort of hormonal problem. Check out how a toy store is divided where boy's toys cover everything from action to imagination to war to sports to science while the girl's section is nothing but pink and has less imagination and more "you can grow up to be a homemaker from 1953 with this oven and baby doll" toys.

Posted on Mar 21, 2012, 7:29:52 PM PDT
I think Mar was trying to say if you want a girl that likes comics then date a girl that likes comics.
Though it was said kind of badly.

I answered this for another person I said dont buy her a fraggin comic! Take her to Victoria secret or something. If your a guy that likes comics and wants a girl that likes comics... then date a girl that reads comics!! Guys stop trying to make women read your funny books they dont care about. Unless they are making you watch soaps, oprah, or something, then do it just to get even.

If they havent read stuff you have and shown interest they probably dont want to get a comic book for a gift. If you really must, if you have to know, give her a comic and put a nice bracelet or something in it. If see finds the real gift keep her she took the time to read it and found a nice surprise, if not steal the book back, take her to the comic store and leave her there, change the locks on your house, your number, and go hook up with a cos player or something.

Just whatever you do dont hook up with Diana she scares me.

Also I think the dude probaly already got the gift by now. I'd like a reply to know if he did, what he got, and did it go well? I need an ending!

Just to be fair we dont care about romanitc comedies, so just stop. We hate them. Also stop ruining Vampires Werewolves and the rest seriously...stop. You know who you are.

In return we'll put the seat down. Deal?
smile face?

Posted on Mar 21, 2012, 8:15:35 PM PDT
Last edited by the author on Mar 21, 2012, 8:17:08 PM PDT
Dan says:
If she likes grand super hero stories, All-Star Superman. If she likes superheroes without powers, Batman: Hush. If she likes horror, American Vampire. If she likes comedy, Chew. If she likes a mix of teenagers, comedy and bloody violence, Invincible. If she's just gonna hand you the comic right back because she doesn't like comics, do YOURSELF a favor. Either get something you know she'll hate and you want, you know, something she'll let you "borrow indefinitely," or get a girl that likes what you like, even if it's just a little bit.

Posted on Mar 21, 2012, 9:27:07 PM PDT
BTW that's exactly what I did and I'm much happier for it (cool chick not a cosplayer). She's more of a nerd then I am sometimes. In her case I can totally get comics as gifts, and toys..cool ones! As long as its not marvel, well except for the Spidey MJ zombie statue but thats our wedding reception centerpiece. SEE..get a cool chick! Geeky chicks rock.

for whoever hates their current uptight girl/guy. Of course if its a guy I guess they really arent a chick anymore, but you get the idea.

In reply to an earlier post on Mar 22, 2012, 10:30:18 AM PDT
Art Franklin says:
Last 3 posts are great :-) And Barzai, I laughed at your clarification "cool chick not a cosplayer".

Posted on Mar 22, 2012, 4:20:13 PM PDT
For clarification she bought the MJ statue. :)

Posted on Mar 25, 2012, 6:41:48 AM PDT
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