FEATURE: PaulRom's 2012 Christmas Wishlist
It's the most wonderful time of the year! Wondering what to get this holiday season? Curious to see what I hope to be getting this Christmas? Hit the jump to check out what I hope Santa will be bringing me this year.
As fellow editor WaylonJones said yesterday on his Christmas wishlist (you can check that out by clicking HERE), almighty Galactus has asked us to once again put together Christmas holiday guides/wishlists, like last year. With Christmas Day coming in a little over two weeks, some of you may still need to get some shopping done. Below, I list a few items that I'd love to get this year, and perhaps you'll see something that you would like to get as well.
LEGO Marvel Superheroes: Spider-Man's Doc Ock Ambush
Earlier this year, LEGO launched a new line inspired by Marvel Comics' iconic characters, such as Wolverine and The Avengers. Their most recent set is inspired by Disney XD's hit series Ultimate Spider-Man. Scheming Doctor Octopus has captured Iron Fist and is conducting experiments on him, trying to steal his superpowers. Help Spider-Man sneak in through the air vent and swoop down on Doc Ock to release Iron Fist! Then stop the wicked doctor from fleeing on his missile-firing car! The three minifigures included are Spider-Man, Doc Ock and Iron Fist. 295 pieces.
Justice League: Season One DVD Collection
This four-disc set, which is apart of the "DC Comics Classic Collection" series, includes all 26 episodes from the first season of inarguably one of the greatest comic book television shows of all time. The set also features commentary by creators on three episodes, "Inside Justice League" creators' panel discussion, Storyboards: The Blueprint for Justice, "The Look of the League" character design, and "Justice League: The First Mission" never-before-seen promo.
Batman, Volume 1: The Court Of Owls
The first collection from DC's main Batman title in their "New 52" relaunch includes the first seven issues from Scott Snyder and Greg Capullo's critically acclaimed run. After a series of brutal murders rocks Gotham City, Batman begins to realize that perhaps these crimes go far deeper than appearances suggest. As the Caped Crusader begins to unravel this deadly mystery, he discovers a conspiracy going back to his youth and beyond to the origins of the city he's sworn to protect. Could the Court of Owls, once thought to be nothing more than an urban legend, be behind the crime and corruption? Or is Bruce Wayne losing his grip on sanity and falling prey to the pressures of his war on crime?
Avengers Assemble Soundtrack
Inspired by Marvel Studios' box office behemoth The Avengers, this 14-track CD is filled with original songs by bands such as Rise Against, Shinedown and bush. It also features the hit single "Live To Rise", which is the first song by Soundgarden to be recorded in 15 years. Highly recommended to fans of modern/mainstream rock music, as well as Avengers fans.
The Dark Knight iPod Touch 4th Gen Case Cover Protector
This case cover protector features The Dark Knight trilogy's Bat emblem, and is for the 4th Generation of Apple's iPod Touch line. Unique designs printed onto your elegant slim iPod Touch 4th Gen case. Don't just protect your iPod from dust and scatches, personalize it with a unique image. Made of highly durable polycarbonate. Lightweight design. HD quality images digitally printed printed onto the case. Easy access to all buttons, controls and ports without removing the case.
DVD's: Prometheus, John Carter, Batman: The Dark Knight Returns, Part 1
$14.99, 16.75, $16.93
Three films that were released this year, and all are well worth watching. While Ridley Scott's highly anticipated return to the sci-fi world doesn't reach the heights of Alien or Blade Runner story-wise, Prometheus boasts breathtaking visual effects and plenty of strong performances, namely from the always reliable Michael Fassbender. Disney's John Carter also isn't as amazing as it could've been, but is a mostly solid take on the century old mythology. Finally, the first part of DC Animation's The Dark Knight Returns adaptation is possibly their greatest project yet. I can't wait for Part 2 next month.
Avengers: The Art Of Marvel's The Avengers
Marvel Studios takes readers behind the scenes of one of the most eagerly anticipated films of all time in The Art Of The Avengers. This keepsake volume is an experiential journey through the entire film from beginning to end - featuring stunning concept art; full-color photographs from the set, as well as the finished film; excerpts from the script; and exclusive interviews with the cast and crew, including writer/director Joss Whedon, producer Kevin Feige and, of course, the Avengers themselves. From costume and production design to visual effects and creature creation, The Art Of The Avengers is a lavish showcase of all the artistry and creativity that brings the Marvel Cinematic Universe to life onscreen. Written by Jason Surrell, 272 pages.
A Great Director For Star Wars: Episode VII
This is a wish that I'm sure all of you Star Wars fans share. After Disney announced their acquisition of LucasFilm and plans to reignite the Star Wars film series beginning in 2015, many directors were immediately linked to the project. Who do I want to see take the helm? I'd be perfectly happy if the currently rumored top choice, Matthew Vaughn (X-Men: First Class), gets the gig. Although, I'd also love to see Jon Favreau (Iron Man), Joseph Kosinski (TRON: Legacy) or Duncan Jones (Source Code) direct. Brad Bird (The Incredibles) and Joss Whedon (The Avengers) would be amazing, but Bird recently dropped out of the running and Whedon will be too busy crafting another big blockbuster for a 2015 release.
Well, that's a wrap. Be sure to share your thoughts in the comments below, and feel free to list what you would like to appear under your Christmas tree this year.
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