For pop culture fans -- lovers of music, comics, movies and more -- here are some highlights from the past year that will make great gifts.
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The Animals-The Mickie Most Years & More (5 CD Set)
The Beatles On Air - Live At The BBC Volume 2
Under the Covers, Vol. 3 by Matthew Sweet and Susanna Hoffs
Tommy (Super Deluxe Edition) by The Who
Creedence Clearwater Revival (box set)
Over the Bridge of Time: Paul Simon Retrospective
Muswell Hillbillies by the Kinks
Another Self Portrait (1969-1971): The Bootleg Series Vol. 10 by Bob Dylan
Made In California by the Beach Boys
Elvis At Stax: Deluxe Edition (3CD)
Sound System by the Clash
Higher! (Amazon Exclusive) by Sly and the Family Stone
The RCA Albums Collection by Harry Nilsson
FELDSTEIN: The Mad Life and Fantastic Art of Al Feldstein!
The Fifth Beatle: The Brian Epstein Story
The Art of Archie: The Covers
Art of Ramona Fradon HC
S.H.I.E.L.D. by Jim Steranko: The Complete Collection
Korak, Son of Tarzan Archives Volume 2
The Sandman Omnibus Vol. 1
The Silver Age of DC Comics
Barnaby Vol. 1
The Simon & Kirby Library: Science Fiction
Tarzan: The Complete Russ Manning Newspaper Strips Volume 1 (1967-1969)
Genius, Illustrated: The Life and Art of Alex Toth
The Golden Age of DC Comics
Continuing comics reprint series
DC continues to collect classic runs of Golden and Silver Age Comics in these beautiful, full-color hardcover volumes.
DC Showcase Presents
Still offering great bang-for-the-buck, these phonebook-size, black-and-white collections of DC Comics series featuring Batman, Superman, the Flash and more and tremendous fun, providing fans of classic comics hundreds of pages of entertainment at a very reasonable price.
EC Comics Library
Fantagraphics' new series of hardcover collections, each focusing on a particular artist's work from the classic EC era. Great stories of suspense, war, horror and more from some of America's best and most infuential comics artists, including Harvey Kurtzman, Wally Wood and others.
You can get these in full-color hardcovers or trade paperbacks and they look great. These books feature classic 60s and 70s Marvel Comics featuring the X-Men, Avengers, Captain America, Thor, Iron Man and others.
Marvel Omnibus Collections
Ginormous books collecting 30 or more issues of classic Marvel Comics, complete with letters pages, pin-ups and other features from the originals. Larger format, too. They take up a lot of shelf space, but they are a great way to re-enjoy these stories and art.
Big, brilliant reprints of Hal Foster's gorgeously illustrated Sunday strips.
Walt Disney's Donald Duck and Uncle Scrooge (Carl Barks Library)
Loving, colorful collections of Carl Barks stories and art from classic Walt Disney comic books. These volumes are collecting the complete Barks in beautiful, durable books featuring a wealth of historical background in addition to all the stories.
Walt Disney's Mickey Mouse
Published by Fantagraphics, these are excellent collections of black-and-white daily comic strips from the 30 and 40s -- four volumes to date -- featuring the delightful stories and art by Floyd Gottfredson.
Pop Culture Books
Doctor Who: Essential Guide to 50 Years of Doctor Who
Rolling Stones Gear: All the Stones' Instruments from Stage to Studio
Superheroes!: Capes, Cowls, and the Creation of Comic Book Culture
Tune In: The Beatles: All These Years
The Beatles: The BBC Archives: 1962-1970
The Cool School: Writing from America's Hip Underground
Americana: The Kinks, the Riff, the Road: The Story
Ye-Ye Girls of '60s French Pop
The Wonderful World of Oz: An Illustrated History of an American Classic
Beatles vs. Stones
Star Wars: Frames
Doctor Who: The Vault: Treasures from the First 50 Years
Toy Time!: From Hula Hoops to He-Man to Hungry Hungry Hippos: A Look Back at the Most- Beloved Toys of Decades Past
Nilsson: The Life of a Singer-Songwriter
Jim Henson: The Biography
The Noble Approach: Art and Designs of Maurice Noble
Movies on DVD and Blu-ray
Breaking Bad: The Final Season
Big Star: Nothing Can Hurt Me
World's Greatest Super Friends: Season 4
The Avengers: The Complete Emma Peel Megaset
Super Friends: Legacy of Super Powers - Season 6
Doctor Who: The Complete Seventh Series
From Up on Poppy Hill
Doctor Who: The Aztecs - Special Edition